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Pre Season Checks

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Rob Jameson - Norton UK, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    Is your starter going bad ? Maybe new starter and different better battery ? How about increasing the gauge of the starter wires ?
     
  2. Claudio

    Claudio

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    Ciao ragazzi
    Ho una domanda per chi è più esperto di me, dal manuale il motore e il cambio chiedono olio 10w40, vivo in un paese caldo, se metto 10w60 l'olio è migliore o no?
     
  3. Claudio

    Claudio

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    Hi guys
    I have a question for who is more experienced than me, from the manual the engine and the change ask for oil 10w40, I live in a warm country, if I put 10w60 oil is better or not?
     
  4. Eljahara

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    Hi Claudio,
    The engines run hotter than you might think so I would stick with the 10w40 semi synthetic oil.
    John

    Ciao Claudio,
    I motori si scaldano più di quanto si possa pensare, quindi rimango con l'olio semi sintetico 10w40.

    per essere chiari, il motore è raffreddato ad aria e quindi è caldo, il calore esterno aggiuntivo non dovrebbe influenzarlo - per assicurarsi che sia freddo, guidare più veloce!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
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  5. StuartSF2015

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    Had similar problem back in the early days of ownership. Odo gained/lost miles between runs and I could not set the clock. Replacement speedo (French made, I believe) under warranty made those gremlins homeless.
     
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  6. Clive

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    Because I was relying on the bike for hospital visits I was not able to get it in for a starter replacement so had to fettle it to keep it running. It was interesting how, when it was not turning the bike over very well, It stalled and dropped the battery voltage significantly while the ECU was trying to start the bike, hence my ruminations on a backup battery to power the ECU while cranking.
     
  7. TonyA

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    I have been through 3 starters . Original was making awful noises banging etc.. during starting hated to start it if anybody around ! Next aftermarket Harley Chrome High torque starter , started good BUT leaked oil like a sieve ! Finally back to Norton OEM which Norton have sealed against oil leaks . This is the best starter my bike has had .! It starts/spins smoothly no clunking/banging and no oil leaks , dry and clean . I installed it myself in an afternoon. I have very high opinion of the Parts now coming from Norton .
     
  8. Fredvincent

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    John, I ended up getting a Biketec wheel spinner from Sportsbikeshop this week and used it for the first time today. So much easier trying to polish the rims not to mention lubing the chain. Wish I had bought one years ago!
    Roger
     
  9. Eljahara

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    Thanks Roger
    I’ll have a look
    John
     
  10. Lincolnshire Poacher

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    I have found freeing up the clutch before starting has helped to reduce some of the bad noises when starting the bike when left for a while. With the bike off the paddock stand select second gear and pull in the clutch. Rock the bike back and forth until clutch frees up and then start up...may not make much difference but it feels better!
     
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