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TonyA finds a Belt Drive

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. TonyA

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    Not a bad looking XR 1200 hey ?
     
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  2. Fast Eddie

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    Is that your new ride Tony?
     
  3. trident sam

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    I always liked XR1200s.
    They never really took off in the UK as Big twin Harley riders didn't consider them to be real Harleys, and to everyone else they were just another Harley.
    Shame.
    Good looking bike !
    sam
     
  4. lcrken

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    Thought of buying one several times, but they are pretty heavy, and that's a consideration for me now.

    Ken
     
  5. batrider

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    Mine is too heavy for me now. I have a fast orange one. Looking to sell sometime because I just can't manhandle it out of the garage. Once on the road it is very nice. Handles well and 135mph! There is an XR1200 owners forum but everybody is really into mods there.
    Good luck with it. Mine has been stone reliable.
    Russ
     
  6. TonyA

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    Yes
     
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  7. TonyA

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    587 lbs. full gas tank ready to ride.
     
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  8. Fast Eddie

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    Nice.

    Something tells me the 961 will accrue less mileage henceforth...
     
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  9. Britfan60

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    I've seen an orange one two years ago that had a stock pannier set that looked like it would have been great for the 961. Bet that's a difficult item to find.
     
  10. batrider

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    The stock XR1200 saddlebags don't seem to hold up well. About half the used ones I've seen for sale have something wrong with them.
     
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  11. Britfan60

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    This one wasn't broken, however they rods seemed to be a bit of a thin gauge metal. Mounted under the rear cowl seemed pretty tidy though.
     
  12. TonyA

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    Over the next several months I am going to get it ready for some touring . Windshield , hard bags and better seat and maybe highway pegs .
     
  13. TonyA

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    I will go for the Hepco and Becker "C Bow" frames and hard bags .
     
  14. TonyA

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    Maybe so , but I will continue my quest the best I can (high mileage Norton) . Like for example , If I go to New York INOA rally , it will be on the Norton . I know what I am capable of and what the 961 is capable of. I plan to carry on here on Access Norton . Don't worry folks , I am not going Harley crazy OK ? The XR attraction has been with me for a long time , it is not a perfect bike either it needs me too.
     
  15. TonyA

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    The same can be said for you too FE ! Like when you finally get the Superlight 650 !
     
  16. Fast Eddie

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    Well that’s true Tony and I suppose is partly why I posted the comment! Actually it’s not the SL that’s my issue, I too have another bike arriving soon that essentially fills the same genre as the 961 does for me, so I’m already struggling with the notion of how to ride two similar bikes, and that my 961 will accrue even less miles than I’ve managed so far !
     
  17. TonyA

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    What bike is that may I ask ?
     
  18. Fast Eddie

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    I’ll tell you when it’s landed !
     
  19. trident sam

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    Indian FTR 1200 per chance ?
     
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  20. TonyA

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    This XR was a good price by the way. I didn't pay top dollar for it. About 4800 pounds .
     
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