- Apr 23, 2021
Hope all goes well WR, hope she's up and running again very shortly..
I don't have a 961 but this point isn't bike specific...Haha dunno about wizard....Im just a mechanic with a fondness for 961's!
Looking closer at the picture, I'd probably move your rear straps to the rear shock top mountings...but just personal preference.
Quite ok , in fact we could do with a separate post being raised about towing a bike trailer & rights & wrongs etc , think I’ll do one nowI don't have a 961 but this point isn't bike specific...
I always tie from the tops of both wheels (use a loop through the spokes) down to the trailer, each side.
This way it doesn't compress the suspension and actually allows the bike suspension to do its stuff too, further softening the ride for the bike.
PS - sorry for the partial derail!
I have just been in contact with Stuart regarding my clutch basket problem and agree a fantastic guy who took time to help meI agree guys, top bloke, full of enthusiasm for the model, friendly and helpful, not frightened to share knowledge. We are lucky.
Took my CR for a blast in S. Wales today, now fully run in, saw a good turn of speed but what impressed me was how stable she was in the bends, I love those Dunlops.
There was a post on here a while ago recommending not to weld the rivet ends. I'll see if I can find it.No problem apparent but taken apart to ckeck, found rivets starting to loosen and some wear of teeth on ring gear. Will re- peen then get tig welded should last a good while. 7240 miles on 2016 mk 2
That's good to know, thanks Stu. Do you think the rivets were too short to begin with?The engineering drawing states (I have the drawing for revision 3 of the spring retaining plate) "heat treatment, nil" and also that the 3mm thick plate is made from Optim 700, a material noted for "Extra high strength Optim™ 700 MC structural steel offers excellent bendability, weldability and cutting properties."
TIG welding the rivets is a popular mod on many drag racing bikes, and also zx10r's, which them selves only have three rivets...yep, that 175bhp, 85lbft Japanese missile only uses three rivets!
Ive currently got one guy testing it out, see what happens....this is why I've done my previous research of the retaining plate.
In reply to the ??? in that link, the clutches were assembled at Norton. I always thought the process to be too subjective though ie the peening of the rivets was done by someone, often an apprentice, wielding a hammer and a drift.