Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by David Hales, Aug 12, 2019.
ok what my dominator naked worth, 2018, 500 miles
Special Edition ? If not , say New minus 10% ? But I don't really know . I'm not selling mine , but it would be tougher here without any dealer support.
Have you had the first service done? As Tony says new minus 10%.
I am thinking the same, picked mine up from Donnington today -EML issues sorted and 12 mth service done but it broke down again on way home. Bike is currently on route back to Donnington
Think it will be the same old storey of finding that buyer, first service due tomorrow but not if it’s raining, so you looking at around £20k, big chunk to loose in a year
Mine was delivered back from Donington last Friday - EML issues sorted. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet though...
Unfortunately, with any brand new vehicle, the first owner takes a hit on price. With cars you lose abut 2k-3k when you drive off the forecourt because the second owner does not pay the premium as "it has already been owned" hence the increased popularity of PCP schemes.
OH what ? Broke down again ? What happened ?
Covered about 75 miles and the bike started misfiring above 4000 rpm making overtakes somewhat risky. I tried to keep under 4000 rpm (65-70 mph in top gear) and get to a service station about 5 miles ahead but the bike started misfiring at all rev speeds and then just cut out. I was on a road with no hard shoulder - bloody dangerous! Anyway the RAC (AAA) again gave me the bums rush - be there in four hours - so I had to call the Police at the bike was a hazard to oncoming traffic and i was in a vulnerable place - no run off with vehicles approaching at 70-90 mph. The Police were great, made the area safe and eventually called their own recovery contractor as we were approaching rush hour on a very busy route and blocking off one lane!
Bike on way back to Donnington (I hope) - not sure what it was so will leave service guys to investigate, just frustrating as I had just had it serviced.
That is just not good news . Norton seem to be having more trouble with the newer machines than with the older models. Things are supposed to be getting better not worse . They need to take a long look at their electrical and engine management departments and get them the money or knowledge they NEED to make this bike the reliable machine it deserves to be . Until then , the 961 reliabilty/reputation keeps going further and further down the toilet !
To be honest, I had no issues between when I first picked up the bike (electrical) and the recent EML issues (electrical) so 11 months, the issues were caused by the Lamda sensors failing and a broken wire to the throttle position sensor - all fixed by Norton. The issue with the misfiring is probably something new and could happen on any vehicle. Will update once I know what the problem is.
Same thing happened to me earlier this year. Never really found the "Smoking gun". Interested to know what it was
Tip over sensor will cause the engine to cut out . Also if it fails a certain way it can cause stuttering . I have had this go bad on my machine twice . This is the only sensor on my bike that has actually failed in the 5 years and almost 14,000 miles I've owned it.
That's exactly the reason I have just bought myself what I hope turns out to be a 'hop on and it goes' bike, the 961 is still being used but each time I take her out I start the journey with the thought 'I wonder....' even though she hasn't caused me any real grief so far. I think it goes beyond just electrical faults, staff turnover and the resultant loss of experience/expertise is also a concern. The 961 has given Mr Garner the opportunity to refinance Norton for his future projects, I think the 961 is a dead duck now and I don't hold with the thought of my bike becoming a future collector piece, it's reliability (or lack of) will have killed that prospect, it will have novelty value for sure but not enough to start bidding wars!
The Naked is the rarest of all 961 bikes.