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How to change the oil 961 Commando

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Silurian Biker, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Bluedog 55

    Bluedog 55

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    Thanks for the video I'm just lining up the parts to do mine, the norton dealer over here suggested I replace the sump plug washer for $36 but I haven't seen this mentioned as a problem from anyone, has anyone had issues with this?
     
  2. pingu-nz

    pingu-nz

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    What's he replacing with ?? A gold one ???
     
  3. Bluedog 55

    Bluedog 55

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    Yep you would think, by sound of it was more or less the the whole plug, I haven't had it out yet to see what he was on about, but said that they'd had issues, mind you this was the spares guy I was talking to. I think I'll take my chances.
     
  4. stratos

    stratos

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    I can't see them either.
     
  5. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    I went to the CNW site and I see the 961 workshop manuals button. BUT there are no manuals in there. I will let Richard-7 know about this so Matt can fix it.
     
  6. richard-7

    richard-7

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    Simon is probably happy. As he said us and those manuals have caused him nothing but problems. Maybe leave them off.
     
  7. Raphi

    Raphi

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    What, Simon had to use your manuals???
     
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  8. richard-7

    richard-7

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    Lol.

    On this forum he said all the calls he gets asking anout info in the manuals, and if I work for Norton pisses him off amd causes him greif. All I was doing was trying to help when there was zero info available.
     
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  9. Murph

    Murph

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    Richard, we owners are super appreciative of all the work you and Dave have done to sort out and document the 961. Many of us made our decisions to purchase because of it. Your work was talked about at the Norton rally in Washington this month and referenced in a technical session I attended. I chatted with the other 961 owners in attendance and the consensus was “ thank goodness we have the Cootes in Ontario posting their progressive work for our benefit”. If the one individual at the factory can’t realize that, that’s his loss for being out of touch.
     
  10. 84ok

    84ok

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    actually, that individual not only represents, but also reflects & speaks to the big cheese,

    a yuuuge ongoing pr issue of course, someone must have dreamt up that ignoring it would make it fade away,

    good luck with a resolution
     
  11. Bluedog 55

    Bluedog 55

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    Finally got round to doing the service with the oil filters and air cleaner from U.K. Landed cheaper than I could get in OZ , the video was very helpful so thanks heaps, my sump plug was of the 6mm Allen key type, maybe that's what the shop was on about to change over I'll have to check because it wasn't that easy to get out ,couple of nervous moments with the amount of pressure applied to crack it.
     
  12. maxansel

    maxansel

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    Hi,

    you forgotten to wet all the filter in the oil before mounting and fitting it.
     
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