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New to 961?

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by richard-7, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

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    Be aware that running in is a real PITA, the bikes have to leave Donnington complying with euro 4 specs which means rough running for the first 500 miles. Get the first service and remap done ASAP and the change is remarkable - actually a bike you can use!
    John
     
  2. BritTwit

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    Just out of curiosity......
    Since my 961 is a solo seat model I have no personal experience, but does anyone with a "dual seater" actually subject their significant other to the ordeal of riding the 961's pillion seat?

    And what comments have those pillion seat riders expressed after the experience?
     
  3. brendanq

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    Yes the dealer did mention that, I suppose just have to suck it up.

    Actually the CB1100 was quite similar it came back a different bike after first service
     
  4. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Well my 27year old son did actually curse me for some alleged discomfort,I even gave him a dash of luggage almost in the shape of an armchair, but he might of had a point 2500 miles in two weeks with 250/400 mile days ( & had 3 days not riding)
    Enough to test any bike or bottom
     
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  5. Fast Eddie

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    There is no reason to not have decat, open pipes and remap before running in, that is an incorrect misconception.
     
  6. Eljahara

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    When I collected my bike from Donnington, Clem informed me that the bikes have to leave the factory “homologated” so I could not have the short pipes etc from new.
    May have been that I was riding from the factory and delivery by van is different?
     
  7. Fast Eddie

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    Yes, they have to leave the production line homologated. But there’s no need to run them in homologated. A dealer / workshop can fit the none homologated stuff before the bike is collected by the owner. There is no need to run them in, in homologated spec, if the owner doesn’t want to.

    The little outfit at Donington where Clem worked, separate to the main factory, is a dealer / workshop BTW.
     
  8. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

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    Gotcha!
     
  9. Bluey72e

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    I have the Motad "Norton Short S/S" pipes, de-cated, I can see the o2 sensors, what are these "resistance plugs" some kind or rebellion tech ?? :p
     
  10. kommando

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    The resistance fools the ECU to think the O2 sensor is fitted and reads the correct figure so the bikes runs on the default map.
     
  11. Bluey72e

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    I see, this a worth while pursuit of just another "tweak" ??

    Any idea where they can be sourced for testing purposes ?

    Thanks
     

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