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Hope all goes well WR, hope she's up and running again very shortly..
 

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On way to the “ Go to Guy “ to be Motorvated ! ( en route to the catch up )
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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.
I 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.
Cheers

PS - sorry for the partial derail!
 
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I 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.
Cheers

PS - sorry for the partial derail!
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 now
 

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My bikes been “ Motorvated” today , all fluids replaced & oil filter, Cush drive rubbers ( 4th set now inc original),spark plugs,oil cooler pipe update, rear wheel axle & swinging arm attention,few little white dabs of white paint to keep an eye on( see pics),clutch push rod attention,dielectric grease here & there.
Doubt whether any reputable Multifranchise dealer would of soughted all that out or would of wanted to , & turned around same day, simple quirky bike , but need looking after.
My little catchment bottle was 2/3 full on 4000 miles , primary oil & spark plugs were last done 8000 miles ago, full check of nut & bolt integrity & superb job, had the bike now serviced by Norton factory , MCC Chicago Norton in USA, the Coote’s in Canada & now Motorvated, the go to independent guy for sure in UK, mileage on 24,000 atm
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Did you see mine with its new Avon Rubber, upped the 84% UK content. I know Stuart is doing a fantastic job and sorted my warped rocker cover too. Checking my cush rubbers as well
 

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Did you see mine with its new Avon Rubber, upped the 84% UK content. I know Stuart is doing a fantastic job and sorted my warped rocker cover too. Checking my cush rubbers as well
Yes , it was up in the air on the bike stand , Stuart 2015 was Motorvated aswell
 
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I was in disbelief with the poor turning circles on the 961's how he managed to get the bikes in there. What a man cave, beer fridge at the back as well
 

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Fantastic that Stu is offering this service, i wonder whether he has a Kiwi cousin? Failing that if i loaded the trailer now i could perhaps be there by Christmas - covid permitting. :cool:
 
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I 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.
 
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I 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.
I have just been in contact with Stuart regarding my clutch basket problem and agree a fantastic guy who took time to help me
 
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What was the problem with the basket?
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
 

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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
There was a post on here a while ago recommending not to weld the rivet ends. I'll see if I can find it.
 

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Found it. Posted by Nikoli, who seemed to have some connection to Norton or one of their suppliers and seems to know quite a bit about the clutches.

 
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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.
 
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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.
That's good to know, thanks Stu. Do you think the rivets were too short to begin with?
 
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In my opinon, for what its worth, I think it was more to do with the abilities of the person holding the hammer. If it was solely a design flaw, we'd see a lot more failures.
 
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