961 MANUALS

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Got it. No “is” at the beginning. It makes sense now. I’ll send Friday.
 
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My dad and I have started creating some workshop manuals that accompany the NORTON Workshop Manual to help make it easier to work on the 961 Commando. It's going to take time to get to every subject matter but in time it will get there. They are in sections and some work together and some, like the Head Torque, will be in addition to the NORTON Manual for specs and patterns.

They don't cost anything and you can share them with anyone you know, but if you feel they have saved you some cash and frustration and you would like to make a donation to my paypal account that would be fantastic. This will help me justify the time it takes to create them and give them away.

If you would like me to email you a PDF copy, just PM me your email address until I can find a place to host them for free download.

What I have so far;

Fuel Tank Removal - Norton 961 (Get to battery and main fuse)
Removing Primary Side Cover - Norton 961 (Lots of reasons to get in here)
Removing Clutch Basket - Norton 961 (if you need to get to starter or check ring gear or replace clutch plates)
Cylinder Head Torque - Norton 961 (Recommended at 1,000 miles - prevent a blown head gasket)
Split Balance Gear Spring - Norton 961 (If your clutch or engine sounds noisy it's likely this)
Transmission Vent - Norton 961 (If you are blowing starter gaskets its probably this)
OIL CHANGE Transmission and Engine - Norton 961 (there is actually a lot to this)
Bulb Change - Norton 961
Cluster removal and re-install - Norton 961 (Latest update 24hr to 12hr clock)
Ignition Coil Replacement - Norton 961
Throttle Control - Norton 961 (there IS a trick to starting these bikes)
Oil in the Airbox - Norton 961 (A good read for those who may not know about this yet)
Starter Solenoid - Norton 961 (At some point in time you will need this)



I'll keep adding to this list as more are complete. I was going to wait until they were all finished but bike season is here and the last thing we need is being off the road for something we can fix ourselves. If you have anything to add or change, post it here and just general comments post them here too. Don't be shy if you feel something is missing. This is to help everyone and your feedback is the only way they will improve.

PS - This manual is more for people who have a general understanding of mechanics. If you don't have a good understanding of mechanics and are not generally inclined to take things apart just to see how they work, then proceed with caution and/or take your bike, the Norton Workshop Manual and my manuals to someone who does.
Hi. Please send me the cluster and air box manuals. Thanks.
audiophile33rpm@gmail.com
 
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My dad and I have started creating some workshop manuals that accompany the NORTON Workshop Manual to help make it easier to work on the 961 Commando. It's going to take time to get to every subject matter but in time it will get there. They are in sections and some work together and some, like the Head Torque, will be in addition to the NORTON Manual for specs and patterns.

They don't cost anything and you can share them with anyone you know, but if you feel they have saved you some cash and frustration and you would like to make a donation to my paypal account that would be fantastic. This will help me justify the time it takes to create them and give them away.

If you would like me to email you a PDF copy, just PM me your email address until I can find a place to host them for free download.

What I have so far;

Fuel Tank Removal - Norton 961 (Get to battery and main fuse)
Removing Primary Side Cover - Norton 961 (Lots of reasons to get in here)
Removing Clutch Basket - Norton 961 (if you need to get to starter or check ring gear or replace clutch plates)
Cylinder Head Torque - Norton 961 (Recommended at 1,000 miles - prevent a blown head gasket)
Split Balance Gear Spring - Norton 961 (If your clutch or engine sounds noisy it's likely this)
Transmission Vent - Norton 961 (If you are blowing starter gaskets its probably this)
OIL CHANGE Transmission and Engine - Norton 961 (there is actually a lot to this)
Bulb Change - Norton 961
Cluster removal and re-install - Norton 961 (Latest update 24hr to 12hr clock)
Ignition Coil Replacement - Norton 961
Throttle Control - Norton 961 (there IS a trick to starting these bikes)
Oil in the Airbox - Norton 961 (A good read for those who may not know about this yet)
Starter Solenoid - Norton 961 (At some point in time you will need this)



I'll keep adding to this list as more are complete. I was going to wait until they were all finished but bike season is here and the last thing we need is being off the road for something we can fix ourselves. If you have anything to add or change, post it here and just general comments post them here too. Don't be shy if you feel something is missing. This is to help everyone and your feedback is the only way they will improve.

PS - This manual is more for people who have a general understanding of mechanics. If you don't have a good understanding of mechanics and are not generally inclined to take things apart just to see how they work, then proceed with caution and/or take your bike, the Norton Workshop Manual and my manuals to someone who does.
I just wanted to make a NOTE HERE:
The transmission Venting is something we feel Norton either missed or we cannot locate, there isn't an off the shelf thing you can buy to do this. However, if you are handy, this manual will guide you in what to do and you will easily be able to make your own. From an engineering viewpoint, its the reason why starter gaskets are leaking oil. (Maybe not tho...) Also, in that manual it shows the AIRBOX TEMP. SENSOR -- If anything else, use dielectric grease on that connection because as you can see from the photo, it's in a valley with no where for water to go when washing the bike or in rain. If and when that corrodes, you will have a small nightmare on your hands.

ALSO, make sure you remove your gas tank and make sure the MAIN FUSE has a ZIP TIE around it. Also not a bad Idea to pack with dielectric grease.
 
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My dad and I have started creating some workshop manuals that accompany the NORTON Workshop Manual to help make it easier to work on the 961 Commando. It's going to take time to get to every subject matter but in time it will get there. They are in sections and some work together and some, like the Head Torque, will be in addition to the NORTON Manual for specs and patterns.

They don't cost anything and you can share them with anyone you know, but if you feel they have saved you some cash and frustration and you would like to make a donation to my paypal account that would be fantastic. This will help me justify the time it takes to create them and give them away.

If you would like me to email you a PDF copy, just PM me your email address until I can find a place to host them for free download.

What I have so far;

Fuel Tank Removal - Norton 961 (Get to battery and main fuse)
Removing Primary Side Cover - Norton 961 (Lots of reasons to get in here)
Removing Clutch Basket - Norton 961 (if you need to get to starter or check ring gear or replace clutch plates)
Cylinder Head Torque - Norton 961 (Recommended at 1,000 miles - prevent a blown head gasket)
Split Balance Gear Spring - Norton 961 (If your clutch or engine sounds noisy it's likely this)
Transmission Vent - Norton 961 (If you are blowing starter gaskets its probably this)
OIL CHANGE Transmission and Engine - Norton 961 (there is actually a lot to this)
Bulb Change - Norton 961
Cluster removal and re-install - Norton 961 (Latest update 24hr to 12hr clock)
Ignition Coil Replacement - Norton 961
Throttle Control - Norton 961 (there IS a trick to starting these bikes)
Oil in the Airbox - Norton 961 (A good read for those who may not know about this yet)
Starter Solenoid - Norton 961 (At some point in time you will need this)



I'll keep adding to this list as more are complete. I was going to wait until they were all finished but bike season is here and the last thing we need is being off the road for something we can fix ourselves. If you have anything to add or change, post it here and just general comments post them here too. Don't be shy if you feel something is missing. This is to help everyone and your feedback is the only way they will improve.

PS - This manual is more for people who have a general understanding of mechanics. If you don't have a good understanding of mechanics and are not generally inclined to take things apart just to see how they work, then proceed with caution and/or take your bike, the Norton Workshop Manual and my manuals to someone who does.
 
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Hi Richard, interested in your manuals. Bike is a new 961 MkII with many of the 'historic' problems now sorted or modified. Do you have manuals for the recent adopters of the 961?
 
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Hi Richard, interested in your manuals. Bike is a new 961 MkII with many of the 'historic' problems now sorted or modified. Do you have manuals for the recent adopters of the 961?
Yes sir. Get me your email address.
 
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Hi - I've just got myself a 2010 961 and newly added to the forums - I recently had battery trouble which required me to remove the seat and fuel tank without seeing the manual - luckily I did, I think, ok, but wondered if I could get a copy of all the documents so I can begin to read up and make sure I don't make an arse of anything - lots to learn! Please sent to wab_8@hotmail.co.uk when you have time - thanks so much,
 

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Congratulations on becoming a 961 er / In mean just “ word search “ what u looking for & u shall find ( don’t drop ur tank ) like I did & break the red fuel spigot
 
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Hi - I've just got myself a 2010 961 and newly added to the forums - I recently had battery trouble which required me to remove the seat and fuel tank without seeing the manual - luckily I did, I think, ok, but wondered if I could get a copy of all the documents so I can begin to read up and make sure I don't make an arse of anything - lots to learn! Please sent to ...... when you have time - thanks so much,
Sent.
 
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Sent 33 emails to you.

Thanks very much rotchard for all your help - if nice to know people are willing to sharing resources and information like this - and I hope everyone that receives it donates a little towards future work - very much appreciated and superb write ups with pictures
 

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& hey Colin we need guys like on this forum to bring the average age of a 961 er down, your a young un aren’t yer ?
 
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Oh - while I'm on does anyone know where I could get hold of a oil cooler radiator guard for the 2010 norton? Hi can see ones for 2015 upwards but not sure if the bolt spacing on the 2010 model is the same as the 2015 ? I presume it would be - but I've a shed load of presumed cheers components!
 
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