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I finally have 6000 miles on my 961

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. MxMartin

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    Yep a nice day today, added 70 miles, progress hampered a bit by the buildup of Bk Hol traffic and a scooter rally heading for Skegness, the solution was to drop to 3rd and blast past them at 85, not had such fun since the '70s :) . My gearbox is still pretty slick except she now pretty much refuses to go into neutral whilst running... she will if I persevere but easier to stop motor in gear.
     
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  2. Fast Eddie

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    Unwillingness to go into gear at standstill is normally clutch drag.

    As soon as that though popped into my head, it was followed by the recollection that you already had a bit of a clutch issue, needing to pull the lever right back to the bars.

    Seems to me that these to may well be related and that you may indeed have a bit of a clutch, or clutch adjustment, issue ...

    Are scooter rallies still noticeable, as they used to be, by the trail of broken down scooters en route ??
     
  3. MxMartin

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    I have (reluctantly) moved my clutch lever out two clicks so feels better now. I noticed that my clutch reservoir fluid looks 'dirtier' than my brake fluid, it could be just a different brand but I might give it a full flush with new fluid. This evening she behaved herself and went into neutral ok, if a little stiff, but on the road gear selection is still very light and positive.
     
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  4. Raphi

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    Same with my bike concerning clutch fluid. Never really worried about... Got a new MKII gearbox mounted a week ago and a trans vent as well!
    22‘500 miles on clock by now (already taking in account that mileage is 10% off since 2’500 miles caused by the smaller rear sprocket).
     
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  5. richard-7

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    Don’t waist your time chasing fluid color issue. Its from heat. I made my dad some clutch cover spacers from peek, it slowed down the color change a little but still changed. Endless battle we lost at. Change every few years or by mileage.
     
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  6. Britfan60

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    Thanks Richard. What really happened, was, when I got to my destination and was in first gear, clutch handle fully depressed and backing the bike into its spot, the bike was still pulling me forward. Also, down shifting got really notchy, up shifting in to third or fourth, the lever got locked up. I bled the clutch and did notice a bubble or two (clear tubing) and then topped it off. The handle has better resistance but still locked up a little on the upshifting. Just wondering how that air got in there. Raphi, isn't that your third tranny? Can you share its cost with us? I'm...as most of you know.... on my second one.
     
  7. Britfan60

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    Best week in the past 6 months weather wise and I'm sick with 4 sleepless nights. This is just pissing me off. I may just put a bandana over my mouth and go. The pollen is so thick, the whole town is covered in the green junk. Having it rammed down my throat at 75 mph doesn't help much. Sorry for the rant. Carry on, Chaps.
     
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  8. BritTwit

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    The pollen is devastating this year.

     
  9. Britfan60

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    Yea. I got that right outside the window closest to my bed. Went to Doc yesterday. Full of meds.
     
  10. contours

    contours VIP MEMBER

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    Hooray for me! I finally got past the 2000 mile mark (2010 to be exact) on my late 2015 961 Sport. The wife (on the Indian Scout) and I rode down to our new favorite watering hole, Mohawk Park Restaurant. This time I met with the owner, Paul - the guy that helped me out so much when the rear wheel bearing blew out almost one year ago. He was glad to learn things were going much better these days. :cool:
     
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  11. MxMartin

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    I clicked over the 1000 mile marker today (1124 miles)
     
  12. Welshrugby

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    1000 as you arrived in Oundle
     
  13. Britfan60

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    Had to bleed the clutch fluid again. Clutch wasn't fully disengaging. Another bubble. Tightened the feed. Took a ride, no issues. My tripometer did reset the day before. My jacket was absolutely green with pollen. 8866 miles.
     
  14. MxMartin

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    1200miles now!
     
  15. TonyA

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    Are Norton still recommending the 1000 mile Head re-torque ?
     
  16. MxMartin

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    No idea, I need to talk to them on Monday so will ask. I had mine done at 500mile service and Richard says that should suffice.
     
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  17. TonyA

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    Then you've had it done already . Question answered . I think its like By 1000 miles re-torque head .
     
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  18. contours

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    Does anyone think it's a good idea to check the head torque occasionally? I mean, the thing vibrates like a m&ther f%$ker!
     
  19. richard-7

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    The idea of torquing the head around or before 1,000miles is because of the gaskets squishing in a little and the bolts stretch a little. Which in turn makes the gap larger, which is potential for blowing a head gasket. Most vehicles require it. But with modern technology, a lot are able to get away without doing it. Norton requires it!!
     
  20. BritTwit

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    I would think that solid copper head gaskets will not compress or shrink over time.
    Composite material gaskets will, requiring a re-torque until the material reaches a chemical/thermal point of stability. This probably requires a certain number of engine heating and cooling cycles.
     
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