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Well the Thruxton R isn't a cheap bike, but they are a fantastic machine to ride and have good reliability.

I can understand why Ashley was reluctant to hand over $35 k for the Norton.

Unfortunately the Norton 961 was expensive, very heavy, not terribly powerful but extremely unreliable. Ignoring the performance and price aspects, it just wouldnt be viable for the 2 and 3 thousand mile trips I routinely do with the Triumph.
The Norton was Made in England though, other than the fake parts.

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Such a shame the thruxton r isn't made in the UK
It looks like an excellent bike
 
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One thing I would suggest on your Scrambly is to have a look at the exhaust collar studs / nuts. The ones on my '06 bike corroded badly, and the RH pipe came loose in the exhaust port. I did manage to dismantle / unscrew the studs, but it wasnt an easy job. Mole grips featured large, and turning the studs a fraction of a turn at a time. Subsequently replaced them with original steel studs, but stainless nuts, and then dome nuts to lock the plain nuts in place.
 
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One thing I would suggest on your Scrambly is to have a look at the exhaust collar studs / nuts. The ones on my '06 bike corroded badly, and the RH pipe came loose in the exhaust port. I did manage to dismantle / unscrew the studs, but it wasnt an easy job. Mole grips featured large, and turning the studs a fraction of a turn at a time. Subsequently replaced them with original steel studs, but stainless nuts, and then dome nuts to lock the plain nuts in place.
Thanks for the heads up, they are corroded but sound for now. When the Arrow Exhaust was fitted it looks like locknuts have been used, no copperslip though. Had her MoTd this morning, sailed through, then a solo shakedown ride before taking the kids to Saltburn. Hard work with a chair on but well worth the effort to see the boys beaming smiles.
 
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