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NEW 961 IS IN THE GARAGE

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Richard Barks, May 26, 2010.

  1. Richard Barks

    Richard Barks

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    Picked up my new norton from the factory this morning
    Firt impressions very favourable as i have done only 9 miles on it to soon to tell.
    last new norton i bought was 34 years ago from a dealer only 6 miles from where the factory is now, spooky !! .
     
  2. debby

    debby

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    Congratulations!

    Looking forward to a ride report and photos when you get a chance.

    Debby
     
  3. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    Very cool.

    I wish I was right behind you in the queue.
     
  4. swooshdave

    swooshdave

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    If that was mine I'd still be out riding it. :mrgreen:
     
  5. speirmoor

    speirmoor VIP MEMBER

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    We need pictures immediately!
     
  6. kommando

    kommando

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    He's got no excuses, blue skies even up north.
     
  7. terrys

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    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for posting your info, what number is your bike? I am #79 and am trying to get some idea of how long 'til I can expect mine. Looking forward to more posts about your new bike.
     
  8. swooshdave

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    I think they said he was #6. But they are most likely going to accelerate production as they get more experience putting them together. It's been 30 years since the last ones rolled off the assembly line, I think you'll need a bit more patience. :mrgreen:
     
  9. mike996

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    "NEW 961 IS IN THE GARAGE"

    It'll be interesting to hear how much oil is on the floor in the morning. :)





    Seriously, congratulations and pics/real riding reports would be great!
     
  10. Foxy

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    Congratulations Richard, hopefully it gives you many trouble free miles. New Nortons also enhances the longevity of this forum, possibility of another section opening up to discuss?
    Rgds Foxy
     
  11. ML

    ML

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    I hope that in 20 years time when I'm in my slippers and cane, to be stumbling around in my shed saying " bugger it, where'd I put that spare 916 cylinder head"?

    Cheers, Richard have a great summer in Pomgolia and tell us how the beast goes.

    Mick
     
  12. swooshdave

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    I hope the only reason that Richard hasn't posted pictures is that he is out putting more miles on it or he's in the garage sitting on it naked making vroom, vroom, noises...
     
  13. debby

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    Let's hope it's the former, not the latter! :lol:

    Debby
     
  14. KickStarter

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    Congrats Richard !!!!
    We need photos and ride report ... Honest - you really are supposed to take it out of the garage.
     
  15. MarshalNorton

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    Cool
    Need to see this puppy asap!!!!
    Marshal
     
  16. skinthespin

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    Hi Richrd,

    Thanks for coming in today and apologies for being pounced on by the Discovery channel!!

    Hope you enjoy the bike, any problems you know where we are.

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  17. debby

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    Well, I think we know what Richard's favorite color is!

    If I bought one I think I'd choose red also. It looks really good.

    Debby
     
  18. Foxy

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    Mmmmmm..... very nice! Only one thing wrong with it and that is its not mine. Thanks for the pics Rich, I see they,ve also got Ludwigs hole drilled in the fins on the head.
    Rgds Foxy
     
  19. BrianK

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    I wish you guys had thought of this before demanding pictures!!! :shock:
     

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