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Mb80
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Hello

Post by Mb80 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:10 am

Hello
Thinking of getting a mt500 Sometime soon,
Theres not much infomation about them on the internet so thought i would join here.
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Wirralman
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Re: Hello

Post by Wirralman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:54 am

Welcome to the forum, if you look around here there is all the information you could possibly need.

An MT500 is not like a 'normal' bike, there isn't an MT specialist on every street corner and technology is old school.
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Mb80
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Re: Hello

Post by Mb80 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:30 pm

Thanks for the welcome,
Yes plenty of info here alright,
A not normal bike suits me, my bike what i ride most days is a 1980 german bike with pushrods and points ignition, mts seam near modern compared to that apart from the front drum front brake.
Old tecnology is what i want,Should be alright.
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Re: Hello

Post by Bonnielad » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 pm

Welcome aboard. Not only will you find information on here, we also have an active membership with green lane ride-out meeting in various locations throughout the year and a "Big Meet" annual gathering which is at the end of this month in Shropshire. Hopefully you'll join us (with or without an MT) and get to know us. If you can cope with a bunch of lunatic reprobates you'll fit in just fine.
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Wirralman
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Re: Hello

Post by Wirralman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:11 pm

Mb80 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Thanks for the welcome,
Yes plenty of info here alright,
A not normal bike suits me, my bike what i ride most days is a 1980 german bike with pushrods and points ignition, mts seam near modern compared to that apart from the front drum front brake.
Old tecnology is what i want,Should be alright.
Sounds like you'd fit in well with MT ownership and their owners. If you could make the Big Meet in Shropshire , you'd be most welcome
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Mb80
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Re: Hello

Post by Mb80 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 pm

All sounds good,
Shropshire is miles away, about 220ish miles? A bit far like for a weekend.

Would come to the yorkshire one but looks i missed it for this year, mabes next year.

Havent even got one of these bikes yet just interested really, how involved is it to convert one to 600?
Would never take a well running one to bits just to do it only if it ever had to come to bits for another reason.
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Re: Hello

Post by mt bandit » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:21 am

Mb80 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 pm
All sounds good,
Shropshire is miles away, about 220ish miles? A bit far like for a weekend.

Lucky sod being so local :D
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Wirralman
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Re: Hello

Post by Wirralman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:11 am

Mb80 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Shropshire is miles away, about 220ish miles? A bit far like for a weekend.

Havent even got one of these bikes yet just interested really, how involved is it to convert one to 600?
Would never take a well running one to bits just to do it only if it ever had to come to bits for another reason.
Yes it's a long way just for weekend, one member is coming from Germany , he usually does a bit of touring as well. Others travel from far flung parts of UK, one enjoys a ferry crossing to start

As for engines, the MT500 has kickstart only, the MT350, both electric and kick . The 350 frame is slightly different, with access for the starter motor, hence a 600 can be bolted in and wiring for starter is there. The 500 frame can be modified to accept a starter and wiring + switchgear added. For many the extra speed demands disc brakes on the front, which entails fitting 350 forks

Fuel consumption is higher and standard tanks are small, hence range limited.

A small number of after market larger capacity tanks were made Whilst some buyers found them useful especially for long trips, others others found them bulky, gave reduced steering lock and spoilt the look of the bike.

Others fitted tanks off other bikes- preferring utility over style. Some replacement tanks have been made with a slightly different shape having a slightly larger capacity- they come in green and are tricky to paint any other colour

Arguably the best combination is a 350 fitted with a 405 conversion or 604 engine and a rack to carry extra fuel. Some fit larger discs for better braking, tweak forks with spacers, wind deflectors...the list goes on
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Re: Hello

Post by Minter » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:10 am

Welcome to the forum!

Good luck with your search for an MT500.. We do a 555cc upgrade kit if you ever needed more umph!

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Re: Hello

Post by Force Motorcycles » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 am

Welcome to the forum!

You can have a lot of fun on an MT500, as you can see in our new video series:

THE ARMSTRONG TOUR: Part I


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