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New Owner / first time Norton

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by GaryX69, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. GaryX69

    GaryX69

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    Hi,

    Just thought I’d jump on board.

    Purchased a Norton Dominator SS and absolutely love it.

    Came from a 2018 Ninja ZX10R KRT thinking I’ve had enough of race rep bikes, although I toyed with Truimph Bonnies and a Thruxton I’ve the past couple of years.

    Can’t ride far without someone drooling over it.....

    The only negative point I have is that the clutch is very very heavy. Has anyone thought the same or better yet found a solution ?

    Thanks

    G
     
  2. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    Meet up with some of the other owners and make sure that you don't have a problem with the clutch or lever . If you set it to position 4 , it will be closer to the handlebar and easier to pull ? There may adjustable aftermarket levers that could improve the leverage as well .
     
  3. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

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    Look out for a California 961 special near u ,Sixthelephant very near
     
  4. trident sam

    trident sam

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    Hey Gary,
    I'm also on the Wirral - 961 California Commando.
    sam
     
  5. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

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    So that’s 3 x961,s on the Wirral ? ,blimey , enough for a rally then
     
  6. trident sam

    trident sam

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    Yeah, apparently there's another blue stripe Cali like mine about 8 miles up the road
    as well, common as muck :)
    sam
     
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  7. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

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    Tony
    isnt the gearbox oil seperate on these bikes - possibility of heavy clutch through lack of gearbox lubrication?
    John
     
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  8. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    Yes , separate . It could be that his clutch pull is normal for a 961 though ? I thought his bike was new maybe not . That's why if he meets up with some of the others they can compare clutch pulls ? Certainly check oil level in the gearbox for sure.
     
  9. thesixthelephant

    thesixthelephant

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    I'm right by the Oval. Tea/Gin available 24/7. (applies to anyone with a Bike except pre unit Triumph owners) :p
     
  10. DODGY DEN

    DODGY DEN

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    Make that 4 x 961,s I am down by Oswestry about 35 miles away 2016 Mk 2.
    Better get the camping gear out.
     
  11. trident sam

    trident sam

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    Yeah, at least we'll save on AA recovery vans !:)
    sam
     
  12. thesixthelephant

    thesixthelephant

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    Oh Ye of Little Faith. I did over 8 miles yesterday with no issues at all :rolleyes:
     
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