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seen any other 961`s whilst out and about

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by piper 600, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. piper 600

    piper 600

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    out today at a local meet (Rivington Barn) and a black 961 mk 1 turns up . Looked well with after market pipes on . Sounded loud , can`t wait to get them myself.
     
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  2. Welshrugby

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    not yet myself but then i have only done 330 miles, visited a harley dealer, a triumph dealer and multi brand dealer but mostly japanese, BMW and Italian bikes so far. One of the reasons I guess we all bought for some exclusivity
     
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  3. Fast Eddie

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    Nope, you don’t see many out and about at all.

    Yes, it’s nice having something a bit exclusive and, like most of us I guess, I like talking motorbikes most of the time, so mosly such ‘attention’ is ok.

    I find it gets a bit tiresome at times though, as it can sometimes with old bikes. With the 961 I have started to adopt the tactic I used to use on a Vincent; get togged up and ready several paces away from the bike, then proceed briskly through the crowd, start it and leave, in one swift anti social motion !
     
  4. Britfan60

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    Yup. I usually stick around to chat, but sometimes just have to be the cold shoulder or I'll never get home. I saw one other 961 in NY other than BritTwit and of course, Richard Peirce. Doubt I'll ever see his again in person unless I stop by Kent for a visit.
     
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  5. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Never say Never Curtis , like to do another trip & make more of night on the beach bar on ocean parkway , u of course welcome to Kent & our monthly 961 meets which will become the norm here I hope
     
  6. 84ok

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    i was going thru this series of vids for an 850 swingarm mod, when a 961 shows up ~ 1:05
     
  7. piper 600

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    Went to work this morning , loaded the wagon and off I go . Heading to Preston on the M65 and a 961 coming the opposite way about 0920 . Dinner time ish and heading to St. Helens on the A580 from Manchester and see the same one again .
     
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  8. MxMartin

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    Was it on the back of a pickup truck the 2nd time? ;)
     
  9. piper 600

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    OH ! . Ye of little faith :D

    It was fair shifting , could be he was running it in
     
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  10. contours

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    Gee, I rarely get any attention. I took my 961 to a rally last weekend and the most attention I got was from a female Bonneville owner who knew the bike and just wanted to sit on on 'er once while she had the chance. :)
     
  11. Raphi

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    Just a pity it is a single seater, isn’t it?
     
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  12. piper 600

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    I got the pillion seat with the bike . I think it`s standard now ???

    The bike does get a bit of attention if only for curiosity .........................
     
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  13. MxMartin

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    I had an older guy come right up to the bike, glanced around it and asked 'is it a Triton?' He then went on to tell me all about his Triton riding days :)
     
  14. Britfan60

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    I occasionally get from some screwball, " Norton, eh? The Japanese killed them in the 80's" sigh Well now they're back, bitch. Bye.
     
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  15. piper 600

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    there seems to always be someone who hasn`t seen one ...................

    lots of admirers again today
     
  16. piper 600

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    Saw a red one last Sunday at the Barn with carbon fibre wheels , hugger ( same dimensions as original ) and chain guard . De cat pipes and long exhaust. Clutch and brake master cylinders were solid black and smaller. Also had a tank protector on , nearly missed it as it blended in well .
     
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  17. Fast Eddie

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    When folk say that the Japanese killed the Brit bike industry, I always reply “nah, the Brit Bike industry was killing itself long before the Japanese rocked up”!
     
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  18. Clive

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    It wasn't pushed over the edge - it jumped.....
     
  19. Fast Eddie

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    More of a semi conscious collapse over the edge.

    To jump requires energy...!
     
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  20. Britfan60

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    Yea....well....let's hope history doesn't repeat itself. Does GB produce ANY vehicles without Ford or BMW and/or any other foreign company butting in? Besides Norton, that is. sigh Oh...and NO. Still haven't seen another lately and DO still garner attention from those who haven't seen it yet. Hey Fred (BritTwit), When we riding??
     

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