Pictures of your Norton 961

Stephen_Spencer

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Very cool pics Cliffa! Your 2011 Sport must be the oldest bike on the site - looking at the gearbox configuration? I don’t see it listed on the mileage thread; how is it going in the mileage and maintainance stakes? She’s looking pretty good in those surroundings! :)

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Hi Cliffa, Sihlsee by Einsiedeln, right? Love the photos. We can go a ride sometime soon if you like.

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You got it bang on Martin. Close to Egg on the northern end of the Sihlsee. It would be great to meet up !!
 

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Very cool pics Cliffa! Your 2011 Sport must be the oldest bike on the site - looking at the gearbox configuration? I don’t see it listed on the mileage thread; how is it going in the mileage and maintainance stakes? She’s looking pretty good in those surroundings! :)

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Thanks Stephen,
yep it's an old one alright. It had 34,000 Km on the clock when I bought it in December, and had just had a full service and new tyres. It's runs really well but mechanically noisy under load. (to be investigated further). It had the early reverse gear lever on it when I got it, but that feels a bit wierd when you change up as the lever also wants to travel along your foot as it moves up, so I converted it myself copying the factory setup. Obviously without internal changes it reverses the shift pattern to a "race' style but having had it like that a while I'm not sure I like that either. I now have 5 bikes with 3 differing shift patterns which does lead to the occasional mistake. I love riding it though, and it has been my bike of choice so far this year.
 

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Five bikes, three shift patterns? I’d be permanently confused! I’m screwed with two cars with indicator stalks on different sides of the column - hit the wipers every time:rolleyes:!

Guess that you’ve had access to other 961‘s to compare that ‘mechanical noise’ to Cliffa? As we know they all exhibit quite a lot of mechanical noise - quite a few threads on this forum covering the subject. Seem to remember someone likening the noise of the engine to the sound of a mechanical paint tin mixer over 6000 revs!! Awesome machine though - definitely a lifelong keeper for me!
 

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Monday’s a riding day atm , nipped to Richborough Castle for a look around again , that wall was built in around 275AD by the Romans to keep out Saxon raiders .
40,000 of them rolled up 2000 years ago ( the Romans) with 900 ships & whole bunch of war elephants, but today just 6 old geysers on bikes to soak up the ambiance of place
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Was this today? We had snow! Not been here, so will have to have a look at some point! So you didn't feel like doing a bit of castle storming then? Love some of the castles in Kent. Bodium still my favorite!
 

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Well this one is actually ruins of the castle, so u do need an imagination, but the place is getting more funding to illustrate more , as u all know when out for a ride u need somewhere to go of interest , drink eat & refuel , usually do 100/150 Miles on a Monday, but only 45 today . Can highly recommended a prebooked tour at this place, will put Bodium on the list
 

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Yeah but we’re on an isolated island miles from Rome... what did we have that they wanted ??
 
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