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OK , Good , Keep us posted . I suppose meeting at the MCC dealership is best or no ?
 

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Yes Tony , thanks for reply, looking to get to Chicago by the 21st/22nd of June , have contacted mcc and thereby are being helpful,so know more nearer the time & but willing to dash here & there of my trail to meet as many 961'er s as possible.
 
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Approx what days will you be in Niagara Falls Canada in case others would like to meet up too.
 

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Well that trip should run the bike in! See you when you get back to the UK and best wishes on your fund raising
 

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Hi all , cheers graham , yes need funds for the https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NortonRoadTrip66 , my trip is self funded so all donations are the the princess of Wales Royal regiment , Richard 7 , looking to get to u for next weekend now , u may know I spoke to mr cootes senior today , spent longer in Halifax than thought , had flat battery when bike came out the crate & air Canada guys really helped out , so yep looking to be next Friday now , all things considered , next stop Moncton , the Bangor in Maine .
 

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With any luck I should be meeting you (Richard) in southern Vermont tomorrow afternoon. If you have the time I will encourage you to take the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts on your way to or from here. It's a wonderful route along the Cold River between the mountains.



Peter
 

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Just got off the phone with Richard. I'm all straightened out on his plan now. We will meet at my favorite cafe in North Adams MA tomorrow. Which means he will have ridden exactly the route I was hoping he would! Can't wait to chat with him. :D
 
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Its great that you guys could meet. I'm hoping to do the same out in the great plains.
 

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I'm back from a delightful 2 1/2 hour chat with Richard P. at a cafe in North Adams MA. Great stories and good inside information about the Norton factory, etc.

Looks like I took too many photos of his bike. I'm left with this one shot of Richard ...

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Yes likewise Peter,done around 800 miles since Saturday,nice to have a likeminded chat bout all bikes ,but main theme was Norton natter as Peter eagerly awaits his sport delivery, I know u made the right decision to order one & ur be pleased as I am , after all "here for a good time ,not a longtime "
 

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As Richard leaves North Adams, MA ...
[video]http://contours.bravehost.com/Videos/Richards_Norton_961.mp4[/video]
 
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Here are some pics from today!!

Special Thanks to Norton Canada CEO Peter Howes for DONATING the parts and oil for this service to Richard. ANd myself and my dad did the service at no cost. Our way of helping support the trip.

Here is a Pic of Peter who came down on a two hour trip to meet Richard Pearce at my dads to do a service.


And here is a pic after completing the service which included a full oil change, chain lube, ignition upgrade (one07 wires, plugs, bosch coil), one07 transmission vent, check air in tires, Dielectric grease all connections, replace faulty side stand switch (warranty), add foam to fuse box to prevent them vibrating loose, replace faulty head temp sensor (warranty), and add handle bar risers.

Enjoy the pics and RICHARD>> enjoy the adventure and thank you for lunch :mrgreen:
 

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Thank u , eternally grateful for the help,guidance,support & the excellent company of the day,I have found Canada & USA the most people friendly places on earth,was great to meet Peter,Richard & Dave for second time who gave up their day,what Dave can't get he makes,was introduced to their bikes & facinating stories of life in Canada & how they came to be here,can't believe I'm the first person to bring bike over here for a bike tour ( got to take it back ) had to promise the environmental protection agency,had more than one or two pieces of red tape to deal with in getting here, but all worth while ,riding in a foreign country on ur on bike ,what can be better than that.
Done 1300miles in a week now,not using a sat nav or a map,just jotting down main routes & direction I wanna go ,& placing the notes on tank bag. Thanks again chaps
 
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