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Pictures of your Norton 961

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Bluey72e

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    Your Helmet choice is spectacular sir (bikes not bad either) :D , I too have a Shoei Joe.

    Need to start a new thread here "Show us ya Shoei"

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  2. MxMartin

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    I love my Joe, the integrated visor works as well as any full face helmet i've had and I can still have a paur of tinted goggle on it ready for when the sun makes an appearance. There is something about Shoei and the shape of my head, they just fit like a glove, so my other two full face are both Shoei Ryd's, matt black and tangerine.... simple, classic and looks good on any bike.
     
  3. Bluey72e

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    Im just a sucker for the flag, Flag, Ace Cafe, need I say no more.....SOLD to the pommy guy....

    Bell Carbon

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  4. Asad

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    That aluminum tank is beautifull! Is the factory option the only way to go for one of these?

     
  5. MxMartin

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    I think so, unless you are lucky enough to live close by to a workshop that can hand craft tanks. We still have a couple of small companies in the UK that hand craft alloy tanks, I have seen a couple of U.S. companies too, but the waiting list can be painfully long even for the more common tanks, and they would probably want a bike and/or a tank from which to craft a template for the 961 and that would significantly add to the price. I was lucky, got mine second hand, it still cost me an arm and a leg but at least I got to keep my kidneys lol
     
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  6. MxMartin

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    There is a new kid on the block trying to muscle in but the 961 is ignoring it and refusing to budge!

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  7. Fast Eddie

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    Looking forward to your riding impressions...
     
  8. MxMartin

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    Won't go into detail here as it is s 961 forum but I can now fully appreciate the 961 Sport riding position as I think it must be very similar and a pleasure after decades of feet forward, low rider or cafe racer setups :) The FTR has oodles of potential yet to be unleashed, I will keep it at that lol
     
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  10. Eljahara

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    M10 on the sport bar
     
  11. richard-7

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    I am posting to Instagram now because it’s easy. Anyone else have IG? Im 112norton.
     
  12. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Richrich@nortontrip66 Instagram & Twitter
     
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  14. MxMartin

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    mxm961cr following you
     
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  15. TonyA

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    Nice Indian !
     
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  16. Fast Eddie

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    Indeed.

    He promised a write up with his riding impressions Tony, but we’re still waiting...

    I guess it’s so good he’s too busy riding !
     
  17. MxMartin

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    Day1 100 miles, standard riding mode, kept below 4k rpm, fast A roads, gentle sweeping bends.... nice!
    Day2 100 miles, sport mode, kept below 4.5k rpm with the occasional burst up to 5k, country B roads, tight and twisty.... this thing is a monster, it does NOT appreciate a delicate throttle, every bump in the road affects throttle hand and engine instantly reacts, result is a very snatchy ride with far more engine braking or accelerating than i've been used to... I think I prefer running the 961 in !!! The only way to ride this thing is hard and keep it high up in the rev band, a commuter it isn't! I need to get the running in done as quick as possible. I can appreciate the 961 Sport riding position now, think this must be quite similar.
    Far too hot for any more riding plus upstairs bathroom sprung a leak so been busy, busy, busy. I bought a low mileage Mini Countryman Cooper SD at the same time, now that is nice, I can tell you all about that if you want... lol
     
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  18. Fast Eddie

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    Aha, it worked!

    The Injun sounds interesting! Please keep us posted as you accrue miles and familiarity. Have you got mods planned for after it’s run in, pipes, de cat, etc?

    Ref your other toy... http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/ ;)
     
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  19. Bluey72e

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    Confirmed 8mm 2015 CF

    DOH..!! :eek:
     
  20. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    13BB630A-C648-4526-BAEE-3B43453840A7.jpeg E6F60AC4-6666-435E-8156-FF5DAC65C228.jpeg 16th Century Pub in the Kent countryside,what better place for a light lunch after a cultural experience At Richborough Castle, the first place the Romans came & settle in England & the last place they left, oodles of history round ere
     
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