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Post by Jota » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:36 pm

Good to see the forum still has a sense of humour :lol: :lol: :lol:
It's over 6 months since I paid in full for one. It will arrive one day I'm sure and then I will add to this thread.......................

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Re: 961

Post by Susieque » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:58 pm

Good to see YOU'VE still got a sense of humour about it Derek!!

Jeez, I'd want a lot of 'extras' with that bike (including the interest your money could've earnt elsewhere!) when I eventually got it if I were you!!!! :evil: :lol:

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Re: 961

Post by Jota » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:22 pm

I've had emails and telephone calls from Norton telling me that "it" is due to be delivered to my home on Wednesday morning the 25th of July. We'll see if it turns up :lol:

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Re: 961

Post by gravelrashedaprilia » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:07 pm

Saw one near the east coast last year. Sounded really nice as it passed.

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Re: 961

Post by TC » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:44 pm

Its coming derek its coming not long now
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Re: 961

Post by dex » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:44 pm

And?
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Re: 961

Post by Jota » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:05 pm

dex wrote:And?
it arrived as promised :shock:
http://www.themotorbikeforum.co.uk/view ... =3&t=45180

insurance sorted but DVLA not come through with tax and V5 yet so not taken it on the road. I keep checking their site every few mins lol

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Re: 961

Post by Joeman » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:04 pm

Jota wrote:
dex wrote:And?
it arrived as promised :shock:
http://www.themotorbikeforum.co.uk/view ... =3&t=45180

insurance sorted but DVLA not come through with tax and V5 yet so not taken it on the road. I keep checking their site every few mins lol
Poor show from Norton, not to have sorted out a V5 for you after keeping you waiting that long! :shock:
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Re: 961

Post by Jota » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:43 pm

To be fair to them they did send off the documents as soon as I got my insurance cover to them. Norton like all bike dealerships usually only let the bikes out when the DVLA has registered it, but they are building a fair few bikes lately so I take it they are short on space hence shipping bikes out to customers before registration has cleared.

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Re: 961

Post by Jota » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:14 pm

Little update:
2 miles on clock when delivered and 274 miles covered to date.
Lots of mechanical noise from the engine but getting steadily calmer in sound as the engine loosens off. To be expected I guess from a 961cc air cooled,push rod, vertical twin with a dry sump.
The chassis package is excellent, the handling from the frame,Ohlins and gold line Brembo's is superb and far exceeded my expectations.
Engine was tight as hell from the start but is now loosening off and matches the chassis brilliantly (once I could take it up to 4/5000rpm).
Took it for a 75 mile spin last night on my favourite bits of tarmac and was blown away by how good the bike is becoming, a bike with twin rear shocks should not handle this perfectly!! and an eighty odd HP motor shouldn't be able to deliver so many grins........ but it does 8-)

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Re: 961

Post by Tango » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:58 pm

Nice one Jota.......so it was worth the wait then..... :wink:
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Re: 961

Post by Joeman » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:22 pm

Jota wrote: Lots of mechanical noise from the engine but getting steadily calmer in sound as the engine loosens off...
... Engine was tight as hell from the start but is now loosening off...
Anyone fancy a sweepstake on how long before she blows???

Just kidding - great looking bike, glad youre having fun!! :)
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Re: 961

Post by Jota » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:07 pm

730 miles on the clock and the bike has been back to them at 500 miles for the 1st service including remapping the engine and adding less restrictive exhausts. It's a whole new bike now! still not taking the revs over 6k but the engine is superb and matches the chassis brilliantly.counter steering with the bars and steering with the feet........ it's a ton of fun to ride through the twisties :lol:
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Re: 961

Post by ManInASuitcase » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:13 pm

Cracking picture that mate.
How are you finding those bar end mirrors?
Took me a while to get used to mine but as I couldn't see a thing out of the oem's glad now I stuck with it.
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Re: 961

Post by dex » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:06 pm

I won't pretend to be anything other than insanely jealous. :)
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