- Jan 5, 2014
When I pull the clutch in on the Norton, the clatter goes away. It is a noisy beast.
Great posts Dozer. You are single handedly helping to restore a balance of positivity on these bikes! Please do keep the posts coming especially as you seem to have the audacity to actually want to ride you new Norton!!Dozer said:These weren't those kind of Hinckley Triumphs, lol... These were the retro kind, I don't think a 961 would even keep up with my stock explorer, let alone a tricked out Triumph. The place I was at today is a bit of a mecca for old Brit Iron, I saw quite a few there. But the 2 I was playing with were the new kind, not the oily, gear change on the right kind.
One was a New Bonnie, which sounded like a sewing machine, but handled beautifully, the other was an immaculate 1996 Speed Triple in black, with Termig pipes and clip ons, sounded fantastic.... But it handled like a supermarket trolley though by the look of it. I think it still had the original 18 year old suspension... I haven't seen an original Speed Triple for ages, I think they were all crashed! It blasted off on the straights and then wallowed round the corners... Nice guys though, we had a coffee on the way back, the 3 bikes made a cool photo.
The 961 just went over 800 miles, the bike is now 10 days old. Im officially allowed to open it up, but I cant until the stage 2 software update is carried out next week! Although now I know what the rough speeds are in relation to revs I cant see it being opened up much, as the police round here are a bit fierce.... I passed 3 speed traps today in 50 miles!
That's the cookie, but in black! I reckon 18 yr old suspension didn't help, still got a screamer of an engine though....auldblue said:
0-100 in 12.9 sec from memory top speed 135mph not the best handling motorcycle but a classic retro machine of the nineties and never let me down once in four and a half years.supermarket trolley, whatever!