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Thiel pipes and other goodies for sale...

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Fast Eddie, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    I know not all of you modern boys read the for sale section, so I hope it’s ok to post here too.

    I’m selling:
    One pair Thiel Motorsport exhausts, complete with baffles
    One set Thiel suspension and exhaust hanger raised washer kit
    One Thiel oil cap tool
    One unused O2 sensor delete kit
    One set new Magnecor competition plug leads
    4 x new NGK CR9 EIX Iridium plugs
    One new deep, free flow BMC air filter
    Three tank pads with Anniversary design, two carbon effect, one black
    Two one07 split balance gear spring kits (not in pic)
    One genuine workshop manual.

    I wish to sell as a job lot, unsure how to value but would imagine this is a bargain at £600.

    Would prefer collection in person from Oxford, UK.

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  2. jan nelder

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    yes, providing I can fit silencers to standard other exhaust components. 07939 123555 Jan.
     
  3. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    Now sold.
     
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  4. TonyA

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    So you've decided I see. Let us know where the bike ends up . I'm pretty sure you will still keep in contact with us on this forum .
     
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  5. Fast Eddie

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    I’ll still be hanging around Tony, more on the classic forum perhaps, but still around.
     
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  6. MxMartin

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    One less 'shortie' advocate :(
     
  7. Fast Eddie

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    Well that’s depends, do these count as shorties...

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  8. Britfan60

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    You panicking ?
     
  9. 961al

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    you traded it in for a 1200 Monster Nigel ?
     
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  10. TonyA

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    I think I see fins , Air cooled ?
     
  11. Fast Eddie

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    Don’t want any misinformation folks, so I’ll repeat here what I just posted in the ‘that’s all folks’ thread...

    First, I should clarify that although some of the negative stories of late made the decision easier, this was not the reason behind it.

    I will soon be getting a 1330cc Egli Vincent on the road that’s been over 2 years in gestation, this will be more powerful, more torquey, and around 120-130lbs lighter than the 961 whilst still delivering even more of that characterful / visceral ride that I seem to crave. It has therefore been on my mind for a while that when this is on the road, and I’m looking for that nice sunny Sunday ride, the 961 just won’t get chosen.

    Coupled to that, the 961 just isn’t quite fast enough, or modern enough, to satisfy those kind of riding requirements either, it kind of falls between both needs.

    So, long story short, I chopped it in for a Duc Monster 1200s (in ‘Concrete Grey’ NOT Red, the picture posted above isn’t mine, I don’t collect it until next week).

    If I had more space (and more cash) I’d keep the 961 even if it only did a few miles a year. But I have to be realistic.

    At least I’ll still be able to wear my Norton regalia when playing with my ‘74 920cc Commando!
     
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  12. Raphi

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    May be you should have done more miles with the 961... Well the Ducati is a nice bike for sure, but not as special as the Norton. Lucky you to have an Egli Vincent! So have fun, anyway...
     
  13. Fast Eddie

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    Hmmm, maybe I should have Raphi, but then again, if I had, maybe I wouldn’t have maintained the fault free reliability record ?!?

    Absolutely, the Duc is very soulful and raw by modern standards... and rather dull by Norton standards! But I think I’ve got both the character and performance aspects covered with both bikes in the shed.

    Actually, the Duc isn’t really a super fast bike by modern standards either, but at 150bhp and around 50/60lbs less than the 961, it will me more than fast enough for my needs, or more importantly, my capabilities!

    I was looking at a fancy pants top of the range Panigale in the shop, 100+lbs lighter than the 961 and 221bhp... I was stood staring at it, the salesman thought I was in awe, but really I was thinking “who the hell can actually USE that properly”?!
     
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  14. Britfan60

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    The 1200S was my choice before the Norton appeared. It was....at the time, too radical a change for me. Since I've bought the Norton, I've had the opportunity to ride my buddy's a few times. Its astonishing how much better it handles and how fast it is. That said, I may not be alive now to comment. If ya have it, ya use it. 145 HP (at the time) is a lot. Wish I had bought it still. Good luck. Its a great bike. And quite comfortable too. Also rode another friends Aprilia RSV4. That was a straight up NO. Way too fast for my needs.
     
  15. BritTwit

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    Actually I did the same last year when the V4 was introduced.
    I love Duck sportbikes, but the seating position was no better than my 999 back-breaker.
    So my attention moved to the 1200 Monster.
    If I trade my 999 next year it will be either for a Speed Twin, or a Monster 1200.
    They're only similar in that they both have a more comfortable riding position than my 999.
     
  16. Fast Eddie

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    I had been contemplating a second hand 899 or 959 Panigale (v twins) as a track bike and occasional use fun road bike, I was kinda thinking it would tide me over until the SL, maybe even negate the requirement for an SL altogether.

    All that went straight out of the window as soon as I sat on them. Good grief they made me feel old!

    Now the danger is that the Monster may negate the requirement for an SL, I hope not. But may at least allow me to be asked to be put 6 months down the queue to allow for the teething problems to be sorted...
     
  17. BritTwit

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    The Monster will definitely be a fun road bike, but from the Norton specs I would think the SL will make a really fun lightweight track bike.
    Very flickable, and fun to push around a track all day.
     
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  18. Stephen_Spencer

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    Interesting thread. From my perspective there are many bikes out there that beat the 961 for performance, agility and technology; as we all know. None of that figured in my decision to buy ( and retain) my Norton. The performance (80 HP) is perfectly sufficient to chase down my mates on their modern sports bikes (in the twisties). The (very) dated engine configuration gives that awesome characterful experience and the then there’s the exclusivity of that historical Norton badge. Been riding around Oz for two years and havene’t seen another one. Could’nt count the number of Ducati’s if I’d carried a scientific calculator. Not dissing Duc’s, I’ve owned them and they are awesome.

    Bit off topic.

    Steve
     
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  19. Eljahara

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    Are we talking literally or figuratively?
     
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  20. BritTwit

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    "Push around a track"
    To ride hard with focus and determination.
     

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