VDO CLUSTER 961

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Looking for more info on the VDO instrument cluster for the 961 (speedo / tack). Like a wiring diagram or some support. Like who is the supplier?? We have an idea we want to implement to make it easier to read the KM's because the font is soooo small. USA and ENGLAND I'm sure will not have a problem being in MILES per hr.

The VDO website does not list anything relating to the Nortons.

Thanks in advance if you can help.
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I dont know who Garner went thru for his instruments, But I can tell you that Originally Dreer & Norton America started out with
Auto-Meter instruments and used them on most if not all VR880 series bikes. Easy to hook up with the tach running right off the coil, and the speedo using a small magnet off the Rotor as a sender. Piece of cake.
Later, On the 952 bikes and the other variants and what became the 961 that Garner copied and now sells as his own, They had gone with a company called ISSPRO and I have a set of those instruments, both the tach and speedo and they have a Norton Logo on them.
I have their catalog and vendor info, However Kenny told me to get more would be a dead end. The company changed hands, new mgmt and
it wont go anywhere. (I might still contact them anyway just to see for myself). I also have the wiring diagrams for the early versions of these bikes but probably out of date with the later versions out now.

I have started reading the factory workshop manual you sent me a link to but i havent gotten to the electrical section yet.
 
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Well the MANUAL is okay but could use an update really. It's very basic. But better than nothing. Would you be able to send what we spoke about in the PM? The special will be starting soon and your help could make a world of difference.

Here is the number if you take apart the VDO back pods.
VDO A2C53380809
 
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richard-7 said:
Would you be able to send what we spoke about in the PM? The special will be starting soon and your help could make a world of difference.
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I would be pleased to send it to you,. I dont have it ready yet. When i visited the last 2 times we had a lot on our plates to work out, However my HARD Drives are down there and Im told they are either done or will be before i go over there again.

Once i get them back ill send you a copy,.
 
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Norton 961 VDO tachometer - loose indicator. My tach indicator has started slipping on the shaft. Does anyone know if there is a source of replacement tachs or a VDO repair shop to send it to? It's shocking to be cruising along and glance down to see the tach indicating 15 MPH past redline!
 
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