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Pictures of your Norton 961

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Fast Eddie

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    Well... we are...
     
  2. Lincolnshire Poacher

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    So am I!
     
  3. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    The onset of winter is almost here so with all this doom & gloom bout sell outs ,buy outs , shares are in & then out blah blah etc I thought I’d go for a 130 mile ride with couple of other psychotic two wheeled chums, temps down to 4c .
    So ere I am looking a 106, despite having thermal undercrackers on & heated gloves ( well one ) battery packed up on right glove , the 1066 cafe Robertsbridge in Sussex, large venue with plenty of space to eat drink & park , although there was the complete absence of anyone else there today on a bike
     
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  4. TonyA

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    Hello Richard , The gold sprocket does look the part . With the gold forks and gold shock reservoirs .
     
  5. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Yes Tony , I’m pleased with the look , women call it accessorise the outfit with matching shoes & bag.
    We need more pics during these dull winter months chaps, if we can’t ride em , we can still look at em , even if the pics of our modern Norton’s are in hibernation, they are still most welcome .
     
  6. StuartSF2015

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    Norton riding season cut short by the egress of oil to everything behind my left foot!

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    Caused by non-return valve in the oil pump stuck in the wrong position resulting in no flow to tank and many back pressures.

    Consoled myself by riding something that I expect oil to come out of.

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    Bloody good fun it was too.
     
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  7. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Very original classic 2 stroke Stuart , have to ride behind u at some point , “ I love the smell of 2 stroke oil in the morning “
     
  8. MxMartin

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    Look on the bright side, with the onset of Winter the oil will work better than ACF50! I had a Suzi 380, ran it up to Aviemore for a 2 week tour, the garages up there didn't stock 2-stroke oil so filled the tank with gearbox oil, bike never used a drop for the next 200 miles lol
     
  9. speirmoor

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    How did it not blow up?
     
  10. StuartSF2015

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    Your guess is as good as mine, I don't know. The only casualties appear to be the oil pump, rear disc pads and my underwear, when I realised how lucky I had been to complete my journey.
     
  11. TonyA

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    Where did the oil come from ? So the one way valve was stuck closed ? So no oil could pass to the filter ? Or do you mean the one way valve was stuck open and lots of oil going into the sump from the oil tank ? Based upon the left foot statement I would say the later and you are a casualty of excessive oil to the air box and a overflowing catch bottle (hence the left foot statement) . So motor should be OK .
     
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  12. StuartSF2015

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    Agreed, I hadn’t seen so much oil drained from my airbox since before the mod kit was fitted nearly three years ago. Anyhow, new pump has been fitted and checked/tested by dealer and I’m assured all is now as it should be.
     
  13. Eljahara

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    Nice picture of a 961SE on the back cover of the Dec NOC magazine.
     
  14. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Damp and Chilly at the Ponderosa Cafe Wales.

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  16. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Bright but cold day today , but had a short ride out, on way back decided to call in at “Albert” one of my customers, Albert had Norton’s back in day , sixties rocker type now 80 years old , still made his day by letting him snatch the throttle a few times , got concerned when he clicked into first & starting moving up the drive , “ Didn’t bother wiv helmets in my day Richard ,” fortunately stopped at the end of his drive,phew, I did have trouble getting him on the bike, but getting him off was harder 9888B2B8-B65F-4EFD-95C9-8B7E94D3E024.jpeg
     
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  17. thesixthelephant

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    Alpinestar Slippers??
     
  18. cliffa

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    He's 80 ?
    Wow!!!! Is all I can say.
     
  19. Britfan60

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    Let him take a ride. I'm sure he remembers. Its just like riding a bike. ;)
     
  20. Welshrugby

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    It's a proper old school feel motorbike and i'm keeping hold and beleive we will be ok for parts eventually

     
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