I finally have 6000 miles on my 961

Clive

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Still commuting with a smile...

Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 15,158 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Britwit - 3,600 miles
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018
 

Clive

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Didn't think it would be great commuter bike (journey 10-30 miles depending on weather) but I'm having no problems with the riding position - maybe the gel seat inserts help. The tucked-in bar end mirrors make the bike reasonably narrow plus the sheer noise and presence of the bike allow me to weave through the traffic; then the grunt gets me past everything for the green light drag race. What a great start to the day and something to look forward to after work! The only down side is the weekend alloy polishing session. Often get a nasty case of rim-polisher's finger!!!! (don't Google that)
 
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LOL ! I don't clean mine as much as I should . I am working on some handlebar risers at the moment.
 
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The naughty Norty is about to be sorned safe from the grit and salted roads, had a great time on it shall have to admire it from inside the garage

Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 15,158 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
2cups - 5174 miles MK2 2016 SF
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Britwit - 3,600 miles
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018
 

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5,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 16,150 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
2cups - 5174 miles MK2 2016 SF
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Britwit - 3,600 miles
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018

Blighty mileage update check
 

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Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 16,150 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
2cups - 5174 miles MK2 2016 SF
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Britwit - 3,600 miles
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018

Fixed Raphi's mileage figure
 

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Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 16,150 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
2cups - 5174 miles MK2 2016 SF
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Britwit - 3,600 miles
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018

NOW I fixed Raphi's mileage figure
 

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BritTwit, you can't still be at 3600, can you? Mine's put away so you should hop on and surpass my mileage! :p
 
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BritTwit, you can't still be at 3600, can you? Mine's put away so you should hop on and surpass my mileage! :p
Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 15,158 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 2014 Sport
Britfan60 - 9,673 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Britwit - 3,928 miles
2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
Fast Eddie - 600 miles MK2 CR 2018
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018

Not much mileage on the 961 this summer, but my season isn't over yet, I hope.
 

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Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 15,158 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 2014 Sport
Britfan60 - 9,673 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
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport 2015
Dodgy Den - 5,020 miles MK2 Silver Sport 2016
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Britwit - 3,928 miles
2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Fast Eddie - 830 miles Anniv CR 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018

Mine has now gone back to the factory (today) to be modified for Sports bars. So I doubt I’ll be adding much to my mileage until spring.
 

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Nigel,

I would be interested to know what all the Factory changes on your CR when complete.
I am anticipating doing the same handlebar switch on my CR:

New triple trees - for sure.
Left/Right handlebar switches (longer wires)?
Longer Clutch hydraulic line?
Longer Brake hydraulic line?
Supercharger?
 

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They refused the supercharger request, but the rest is as you say. But, mine is ABS, and I didn’t want to mess around bleeding that, that was the main reason I decided to ask the factory to do it.

Also... a new top yoke is REALLY expensive for mine, so the factory are gonna machine my existing one for me instead (the cost saving on the yoke pays for the labour on the whole job).

The more I’ve looked at it and thought about it, the more I’m looking forward to the new bars.

BTW... I have honestly mentioned the super charger idea to several people at Norton already, they are, if nothing else, very consistent in their response... I’m always completely ignored !!
 

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They refused the supercharger request, but the rest is as you say. But, mine is ABS, and I didn’t want to mess around bleeding that, that was the main reason I decided to ask the factory to do it.

Also... a new top yoke is REALLY expensive for mine, so the factory are gonna machine my existing one for me instead (the cost saving on the yoke pays for the labour on the whole job).

The more I’ve looked at it and thought about it, the more I’m looking forward to the new bars.

BTW... I have honestly mentioned the super charger idea to several people at Norton already, they are, if nothing else, very consistent in their response... I’m always completely ignored !!
Machining your top yoke is a good idea, cost wise, and it's the original equipment, not a replacement.
Also I agree - don't mess with ABS, let them do it.

You could tell them that you would actually settle for a turbocharger.

Keep us updated.
 

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Settle for a turbo charger !?!

My, my, you have gone down in my estimations sir... way, way, down...!
 

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Settle for a turbo charger !?!

My, my, you have gone down in my estimations sir... way, way, down...!
Hear Hear! Did the Spitfire have a pair or hairdryers strapped to it? No sir it did not sir - it had a supercharger. And if it's good enough for the Spitfire it's good enough for our Nortons.


We may have a compromise - look up Rotrex centrifugal superchargers......
 
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Well said Clive.

Spitfires had very short, stubby, exhaust pipes too ...

Jus’ sayin’...
 
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Raphi - 25,000 miles CR 2012
Dave Coote - 18,000 miles SE 2013 [HASHTAG]#107[/HASHTAG]
Nortie - 16953 miles SE 2012 #52
BlightyBrit/SF - 15,158 miles MK2 SF 2016
Richard-7 - 11,213 miles SE 2014 [HASHTAG]#112[/HASHTAG]
TonyA - 10,228 miles Sport 2014
Pingunz - 10,014miles 2014 Sport
Britfan60 - 9,673 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 - 6320 miles 2016 sport
Trevorpacker - 6100 Miles Sport
Clive - 4,500 miles MK2 CR 2017
Nopdog - 4,000 miles Sport 2014
Britwit - 3,928 miles
2cups - 3,855 miles MK2 2016 SF
Contours - 3,665 miles Sport late 2015
Stephen_Spencer - 3,500 miles 2015 CR
Alldub - 2,600 miles CR 2014
IainB - 2484 miles 2014 Sport
Lexington - 2,220 miles MK2 Sport 2016
MxMartin - 2,142 miles MK2 CR 2018
SgtUSAF80 - 2,014 miles SE 2013 #10
Murph - 1,950 miles
Kiwi961 - 1,609 miles MK2 Sport 2016
Icrken - 1588 miles Sport 2015
Eljahara - 1562 miles Anniv Sport 2018 #47
Welshrugby - 961 miles MK2 CR 2018
GaryC - 906 miles Sport MK2 2018
Fast Eddie - 830 miles Anniv CR 2018
Jonsc - 804 Miles MK2 SF 2017
Gchoppin - 700 miles Sport 2014
RVR961 - 610miles Sport MK2 2017
John Clark - 505 miles Mk2 CR 2018

Mine has now gone back to the factory (today) to be modified for Sports bars. So I doubt I’ll be adding much to my mileage until spring.
 
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