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Removing threads

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Oranges3, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Oranges3

    Oranges3

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    There was a not so flattering to Norton thread in this forum that seems to have disappeared... are we being censored ?
     
  2. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

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    Maybe the thread is just resting, and will return tomorrow.
     
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  3. Britfan60

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    Only good experiences allowed.
     
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  4. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer VIP MEMBER

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    Mmmmm! Where be the thread about valve guide clearances and forum members sending black smoke signals to each other? That was of interest!

    Is there a reason it was removed? If so I didn't get the smoke signal!!
     
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  5. richard-7

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    I removed it. No one asked me to remove it. I felt it was getting negative. I’ll take better pictures and the fix once I know more. Apparently Norton knows about this issue and I want to give them a chance to make this right. If that is even an option. This way it wont have a chance to get negative without knowing all the facts.
     
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  6. Britfan60

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    Kind of thought you took down your own thread Richard. Human nature to get a little resentful when shit breaks, however, for you, it's an easy fix and we already know you love the bike. Willing to bet we get a lot of good info out of this, our Guru of the 961.
     
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  7. Fast Eddie

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    Indeed, whilst it’s a poor show from an engineering perspective, if changing the valve guides at 20+k miles is the price we have to pay to enjoy that time with the bike, then so be it I guess!
     
  8. BritTwit

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    The problem could be the guides, wrong type perhaps, but using the wrong size stem seals is more likely the issue.
    A seal that is too tight around the stem will prevent any lubrication from getting to the guide, and they do need some oil.
    No lub, dry guide, excess guide wear.

    Would be nice to know what material the guides are made from.
     
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