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I finally have 6000 miles on my 961

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

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    Me too !
     
  2. MxMartin

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    Mr Yanamoto, the 961 Cafe Racer rider over in Japan, has just released some great photo's of him and the bike contesting in a 'sunrise to sunset' endurance ride where he covered 427km and in the process clicked over the 30,000 mile marker. That is impressive.
     
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  3. BritTwit

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    Indeed impressive.
    Where are the photos?
     
  4. Fast Eddie

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    Why doesn’t he post here anymore? Did we offend him somehow?

    His pictures were fabulous. But I had no idea he was that hardcore! 30k miles is a lot in Japan. Respect.
     
  5. contours

    contours VIP MEMBER

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    Are you sure it's the same guy? The member you are referring to went by "hideki". And most of his gorgeous photos were done in High Definition.

    Here is Yuichi's photo ...

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    Awesome, isn't it?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
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  6. Fast Eddie

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    You’re right, different guy. Nice pic all the same !
     
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  7. john clark

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  8. john clark

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    Got a busy life Clive but must make time to ride my bikes.
     
  9. MxMartin

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    Another most enjoyable blatt this afternoon, the bike just gets better and better.

    Updated mine and JohnC; Added Stephen_Spencer

    Raphi - 23,333 miles CR 2012
    Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 #107
    BlightyBrit/SF - 14,614 miles MK2 SF 2016
    Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 #112
    TonyA - 9,241 miles Sport 2014
    Pingunz - 9,221 miles 2014 Sport
    Britfan60 - 9,007 miles 2013 Sport
    Dhartwig - 8,452 miles SF 2014
    GLB - 8,000 miles Domi
    Lincolnshire Poacher - 7600 miles Sport 2013
    StuartSF2015 - 6,750 miles SF 2015
    Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
    Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
    2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
    Britwit - 3,600 miles
    Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
    Contours - 2,616 miles Sport late 2015
    Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
    Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
    Murph - 1,950 miles
    Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    MxMartin - 1,510 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Clive - 1,200 miles MK2 CR 2017
    Icrken - 874 miles Sport 2015
    Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
    Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
    Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Welshrugby - 535 miles MK2 CR 2018
    John Clark - 430 miles Mk2 CR 2018
    RVR961 - 260 miles Sport MK2 2017
     
  10. MxMartin

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    Awesome mileage and awesome rides too!
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  11. john clark

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    Good ride today thats the bike up to 505 miles now to get it serviced and get rid of the cat and exhaust and fit proper exhausts
     
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  12. Welshrugby

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    604 and able to use 6000rpm = nice

    Raphi - 23,333 miles CR 2012
    Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 #107
    BlightyBrit/SF - 14,614 miles MK2 SF 2016
    Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 #112
    TonyA - 9,241 miles Sport 2014
    Pingunz - 9,221 miles 2014 Sport
    Britfan60 - 9,007 miles 2013 Sport
    Dhartwig - 8,452 miles SF 2014
    GLB - 8,000 miles Domi
    Lincolnshire Poacher - 7600 miles Sport 2013
    StuartSF2015 - 6,750 miles SF 2015
    Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
    Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
    2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
    Britwit - 3,600 miles
    Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
    Contours - 2,616 miles Sport late 2015
    Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
    Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
    Murph - 1,950 miles
    Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    MxMartin - 1,510 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Clive - 1,200 miles MK2 CR 2017
    Icrken - 874 miles Sport 2015
    Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
    Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
    Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Welshrugby - 624 miles MK2 CR 2018
    John Clark - 430 miles Mk2 CR 2018
    RVR961 - 260 miles Sport MK2 2017
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
  13. Clive

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    Lots more lovely miles on. It really is a great little commuter bike.

    Raphi - 23,333 miles CR 2012
    Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 #107
    BlightyBrit/SF - 14,614 miles MK2 SF 2016
    Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 #112
    TonyA - 9,241 miles Sport 2014
    Pingunz - 9,221 miles 2014 Sport
    Britfan60 - 9,007 miles 2013 Sport
    Dhartwig - 8,452 miles SF 2014
    GLB - 8,000 miles Domi
    Lincolnshire Poacher - 7600 miles Sport 2013
    StuartSF2015 - 6,750 miles SF 2015
    Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
    Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
    2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
    Britwit - 3,600 miles
    Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
    Contours - 2,616 miles Sport late 2015
    Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
    Clive - 2,600 miles MK2 CR 2017
    Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
    Murph - 1,950 miles
    Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    MxMartin - 1,510 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Icrken - 874 miles Sport 2015
    Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
    Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
    Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Welshrugby - 624 miles MK2 CR 2018
    John Clark - 430 miles Mk2 CR 2018
    RVR961 - 260 miles Sport MK2 2017
     
  14. john clark

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    Bike now done 505mls this weekend
     
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  15. contours

    contours VIP MEMBER

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    Raphi - 23,333 miles CR 2012
    Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 #107
    BlightyBrit/SF - 14,614 miles MK2 SF 2016
    Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 #112
    TonyA - 9,241 miles Sport 2014
    Pingunz - 9,221 miles 2014 Sport
    Britfan60 - 9,007 miles 2013 Sport
    Dhartwig - 8,452 miles SF 2014
    GLB - 8,000 miles Domi
    Lincolnshire Poacher - 7600 miles Sport 2013
    StuartSF2015 - 6,750 miles SF 2015
    Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
    Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
    2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
    Britwit - 3,600 miles
    Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
    Contours - 2,798 miles Sport late 2015
    Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
    Clive - 2,600 miles MK2 CR 2017
    Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
    Murph - 1,950 miles
    Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    MxMartin - 1,510 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Icrken - 874 miles Sport 2015
    Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
    Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
    Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Welshrugby - 624 miles MK2 CR 2018
    John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018
    RVR961 - 260 miles Sport MK2 2017

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    Beautiful night for a ride! Temperatures were in the high 70s from start to finish. :cool:
     
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  16. TonyA

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    Looks like a great route. I am trying to figure how far west you are . East Mass = BAD , West Mass = GOOD.
     
  17. contours

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    Ha ha - I like that, Tony. I am just north of the MA border as you can see. It’s about 25 miles west of Greenfield MA and then straight up the Deerfield River.
     
  18. RVR961

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    Not posted for a while; work and family commitments.....many will understand.
    Went for a blast about two months ago, but she started running rough, with an 'air' sound coming from the induction side. Struggled back to base. Rang my dealer and arranged to get the first service done at the same time as looking at a fix. A bit early at around 350 miles, but they said it would be fine. Kickstart in Wales are superb, sorted the problem and fitted an extra circlip, tightened head and gave her a good check over.
    (It's further for me to go to Port Talbot than the factory, but they did it all while I waited, showed me everything they were doing, made me loads of coffee and are real enthusiasts and decent chaps.)
    Anyway, today I had a businees meeting in Cheltenham, which is a 140 mile round trip from my base in High Wycombe, up the A40, no motorway. Absolutely brilliant. Beutiful day, road, countryside and the bike ran a treat. After years of sportsbikes, an open face lid, rumbling engine and no fairing at 80 mph is so much more fun.
    I WILL be getting out more.
    Finally I'm off the bottom of the list......

    Raphi - 23,333 miles CR 2012
    Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 #107
    BlightyBrit/SF - 14,614 miles MK2 SF 2016
    Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 #112
    TonyA - 9,241 miles Sport 2014
    Pingunz - 9,221 miles 2014 Sport
    Britfan60 - 9,007 miles 2013 Sport
    Dhartwig - 8,452 miles SF 2014
    GLB - 8,000 miles Domi
    Lincolnshire Poacher - 7600 miles Sport 2013
    StuartSF2015 - 6,750 miles SF 2015
    Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
    Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
    2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
    Britwit - 3,600 miles
    Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
    Contours - 2,798 miles Sport late 2015
    Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
    Clive - 2,600 miles MK2 CR 2017
    Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
    Murph - 1,950 miles
    Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
    MxMartin - 1,510 miles MK2 CR 2018
    Icrken - 874 miles Sport 2015
    Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
    Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
    Welshrugby - 624 miles MK2 CR 2018
    RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
    Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
    John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018
     
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  19. john clark

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    After this weekend 590 mls must get it serviced
     
  20. Welshrugby

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    Gents, some good miles being added and getting into the higher rev ranges. Port Talbot eh, my Grandfather worked in those steel furnaces for 47 years.

    Had mine serviced now and almost 700 miles but your both catching up fast. Any news of the Commando 50th bash or is that now the burnout weekend? Must try and get along to a Norton BBQ but the year is flying by
     

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