- Jan 5, 2014
Brought the bike in almost 5 weeks ago for an oil leak from the starter and automatic downshifting from 5th to 4th. They sent a detente spring and said that should do the trick. Ok. Picked up the bike today. They said oil is now leaking a very little from the seam in the crank case so they temporarily put some ugly gray sealant on the seam until they call the distributor and Norton to find out what to do about that. Ok. So I rode the bike home for now. It still downshifts from 5th to 4th but with a host of groovy new symptoms, like, letting off the throttle and it hangs up at 2400 RPM and almost slams you into the car in front of you unless you slam on that beautiful front Brembo and do a nose dive to let everyone think you can't ride for shit. There's a really nice grinding and slapping sound going on too. Maybe I should pass the hat for that lovely music I'm playing. So here I thought I'd be smiling on the way home because I finally got my ride now that Summer is coming to a close, but instead, I wanted to puke. This beautiful looking, awesome sounding, wicked handling Norton is a real piece of shit. I'm sorry this is not what you fans want to hear, but I think I'm done. I might need to get a lawyer. Let's see how this pans out. I was one of the biggest fans until all this crap started. Oh yea....she's idling now at 1700 RPM, 500 to fast, but so what.