Considering a 961 Cafe purchase.

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Some guys do pulsed Al. MIG with a spoolgun and it's very hard to tell from nice Tig, it's that good. If I do pulsed mig on something that matters, I'll use anti-spatter spray. It works.
In any case it's interesting to come on this forum now and then to only find out what a bland, plastic, soulless, crudely welded, marginal performer the Thruxton R is. That's what I get when I add all the comments up.
And here I thought it was a pretty decent, very quick bike!
But maybe it's understandable given what you 961 owners have gone through.
I'll see myself out.


Glen
Some guys do pulsed Al. MIG with a spoolgun and it's very hard to tell from nice Tig, it's that good. If I do pulsed mig on something that matters, I'll use anti-spatter spray. It works.
In any case it's interesting to come on this forum now and then to only find out what a bland, plastic, soulless, crudely welded, marginal performer the Thruxton R is. That's what I get when I add all the comments up.
And here I thought it was a pretty decent, very quick bike!
But maybe it's understandable given what you 961 owners have gone through.
I'll see myself out.


Glen


No where did I say the Thruxton was a bad bike. And nowhere did I say the Thruxton welds were bad. I clearly said the welds on the norton are cleaner in my comparison in the bikes I own and I even included my Ducati as well.

This is a “Norton” forum. What bike do you think will get the most love here when compared to other bikes?
I don’t own a Thruxton and never have, nor have I claimed to ridden one. But the guys here that have are expressing their opinions just like 900RS has of his “25 minute” ride on the Norton.

Some here have owned the Thruxton and gave their reported views as a owner and compared it to the Norton they own.
900RS doesn’t own a Thruxton and doesn’t own a Norton.

You’re being sensitive to the whole topic and I’m sorry if your feelings are hurt, but I do own a TFC Triumph Bobber, And I have seen the TFC Thruxton and all the other Triumph bikes in person but not ridden them. No where did I give my opinion of the Thruxton performance, but if asked again, the Norton is of higher detail. I’m sorry you disagree and that’s fine, but facts are facts.

Now if we’re talking engine performance, I’d say my TFC bobbers engine is a better performer than my Norton’s.
 
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I owned a Thruxton R and sold it after I got the 961. The Triumph could have had any badge on the tank and it felt about as bland as listening to compressed music files. Yes the Thruxton is leaps and bounds better than the 961 in every measurable area, and MP3 music has it's place (I guess). That doesn't mean that my 961 is a keeper, I get bored very quickly, but after 3 years of ownership I must admit I'm finding it difficult to let go.
My Thruxton R is moving on today after 5 years of ownership - I had bought the 916 after the Thruxton R and I echo the above sentiment completely. Character TxR=4, 961=10, Sound TXR=9, 961=10, Looks TXR=10, 961=10, Technology TxR=10 961=7 - there is just something "better" about the 961 that the numbers don't show..

The TxR didn't get ridden in 2019 due to the pandemic and getting ready for the 2021 season I felt no reason to insure & plate the TxR, my leaning is toward the 961 for sure.

My 961 did undergo a full engine blueprint, sensor coil upgrade, ECU remap and has open megas - it is running so much better and now with handlebars (Ducati Monster) instead of the clip-ons is a joy to ride.
 

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My Thruxton R is moving on today after 5 years of ownership - I had bought the 916 after the Thruxton R and I echo the above sentiment completely. Character TxR=4, 961=10, Sound TXR=9, 961=10, Looks TXR=10, 961=10, Technology TxR=10 961=7 - there is just something "better" about the 961 that the numbers don't show..

The TxR didn't get ridden in 2019 due to the pandemic and getting ready for the 2021 season I felt no reason to insure & plate the TxR, my leaning is toward the 961 for sure.

My 961 did undergo a full engine blueprint, sensor coil upgrade, ECU remap and has open megas - it is running so much better and now with handlebars (Ducati Monster) instead of the clip-ons is a joy to ride.
That is quite an endorsement bushman !! Glad to hear it's going well after the rebuild.
 
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My Thruxton R is moving on today after 5 years of ownership - I had bought the 916 after the Thruxton R and I echo the above sentiment completely. Character TxR=4, 961=10, Sound TXR=9, 961=10, Looks TXR=10, 961=10, Technology TxR=10 961=7 - there is just something "better" about the 961 that the numbers don't show..

The TxR didn't get ridden in 2019 due to the pandemic and getting ready for the 2021 season I felt no reason to insure & plate the TxR, my leaning is toward the 961 for sure.

My 961 did undergo a full engine blueprint, sensor coil upgrade, ECU remap and has open megas - it is running so much better and now with handlebars (Ducati Monster) instead of the clip-ons is a joy to ride.
Don't tell Glen you're selling the Thruxton ! :(
 
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And in order to keep the Norton !!

MX did the same... a trend...?!
When my Thrux was sold I went indoors and made a coffee, had a cig then got on with business as usual. My 961 sold today (I did say that it wasn't necessarily a keeper).... I sat in the garage with her late last night after the final wipe down... we shared a beer... reminisced a little... I plugged in the trickle charger and gently ran my fingers down along the tank, seat and... I will leave it there lol
 
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