1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Unplugged - what is this?

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by ntst8, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Apologies if this is covered elsewhere, a 961 newby here and wasn't sure what to search for.
    The bike is an earlier single seat sport and the connector below is hanging free - just a wondering what it does etc.
    961 unplugged small.jpg
     
    Tags:
  2. Clive

    Clive VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Looks like someone's replaced the standard charge connector designed for kids radio controlled cars with a conventional power connector.

    Regards,
    Clive
     
  3. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Is there power 12 V on it ? I Can't say i've ever seen that connection before. Can you follow the wires back to their source ?
     
  4. piper 600

    piper 600

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    could it be a power lead for a sat nav or something similar ????
     
  5. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Thanks for the feedback.
    The bike is in a row of bikes and was difficult to access, will drag it out and have a closer look in the next few days.
    I am to go back, put the battery on charge and see if we can fire it up. Tried starting it yesterday but the starter just clattered, hopefully just the battery being a bit low.

    The background is that it belonged to a close friend who, very sadly, died in an accident while riding one of his old Norton's earlier in the year.
    It won't be for a SatNav but I will check for power to it.
     
  6. Britfan60

    Britfan60 VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Rest in Peace, fellow biker.
     
    gchoppin likes this.
  7. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Clive wins the prize, looks like the factory charge point behind the rear shock hadn't been discovered so this was connected direct to the battery.
    IMG_2458.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Clive likes this.
  8. Clive

    Clive VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    When your time is up can there be a better way to go?
     
Loading...