- Sep 21, 2015
Hi9 Smudge I have had exactly the same response. Will see if I can chat to someone at the Excel show next week.
Thanks for the advice. I've been eyeing the wires and coils in combo with some iridium plugs. My bike is a late 14 and has never had any map updates. Normally I wouldn't care but it seems a lot of issues have been fixed over the past few years with map updates. I know it doesn't need constant updates like a cell phone but theres obviously improvements that have been made and mine have never been addressed. I'll start with ignition and Once I get my exhaust sorted I'll revisit the maps unless I just go motec and never look back. I'd rather do that then spend the money on full exhaust so we will see, it's not cheap but neither is full exhaust that makes hardly any gains on a bike with tuning issues.richard-7 said:We all picked up on it. Unfort the guy spent $800 on that and within the same week, norton UK put out the new and revised 077 and 091 and when compared to the dyno charts. The new uk maps beat his. But his was way better than the uk original maps.
Don't get caught up on maps. 077-0116 or 091-0116 are fantastic. Ive put over 5,000miles on the new maps.
once you upgrade your ignition the bike instantly is better. Then choose a map depending on your exhaust.
Richard, I suggest that that list - concise, clear, complete is EXACTLY what many new, and potentially new ,961 owners and existing owners new to this site, REALLY need!richard-7 said:If you work on your own bike, do something today that you will thank-yourself later for.
- Go to your local store and get iridium plugs
- Get some PROGRIP grips (it's amazing how much a $15 item can improve your riding experience on the Norton)
Go to the CNW website and order the following;
- Bosch Coil
- ONE07 Racing Wires
- ONE07 Clutch Jam (You will need this one day)
- ONE07 Transmission vent
- ONE07 Gear Jam (very handy little tool)
- ONE07 Gear Puller (Unless you have a small one already)
- ONE07 Battery Mat
- ONE07 Starter Solenoid Rebuild Kit - optional purchase now but you will need it one day. (Unfort. if you have a low battery, the starter does not have enough power to turn the engine and the solenoid contacts flicker and rapidly wear out which makes starting it harder and harder to do each time. If they completely wear out, then this tool replaces and sets new contacts without removing the starter from the bike. Once you see whats involved to remove the starter, you will be glad we figured this out for you..
- Then upgrade the ignition and add the vent.
- If you have close to 1,000 miles, do a head torque.
- Adjust your Butterfly Stop (IDLE SCREW - that's not really an idle screw the ECU does that) Read my manual carefully on this and make sure you do it right or your idle will climb way over 2,000rpm when the bike gets warm which could cause an accident. PS - You also need a locking nut.
- Contact Jonathan Reece -Skeleton Cycles DENVER and send him your ECU for a remap and re BIN file.
IF YOU DO ALL THESE THINGS, You will have the Norton 961 experience that is extremely satisfying and you will no longer be thinking you need to fix anything to make the bike better!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Excellent point Eddie! Get in touch with Jerry Doe to get it done.Fast Eddie said:Richard, I suggest that that list - concise, clear, complete is EXACTLY what many new, and potentially new ,961 owners and existing owners new to this site, REALLY need!
I think it should be a "sticky thread" or whatever it's called where you constantly update the list to include new solutions and tools as they become known / available.
Richard, I am working through the upgrades and thought I would try this test, although I wasn't sure how to do it. I found some instructions (I think it was an Aprilia site where they were using the same coil). It said the primary circuits are measured across terminals 1a - 15 and across 1b - 15, and the secondary circuits are measured across 15 - 4a and across 15 - 4b (with the negative prod on pin 15). Is this correct?richard-7 said:Do an ohms check on the oem coil against the bosch one I sourced and shared. That moment will make you realize you made the right choice. Then do the same on the wires.