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StewartR
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First Time MT Owner

Post by StewartR » Mon May 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Hi,

I have just added an E reg (not sure of year yet) MT500 to stable that already includes a pair of Hondas, an '02 Firestorm and '92 Africa Twin (RD04), and a '78 Guzzi 1000SP.

I collect the MT500 Saturday. It's a genuine barn find. Well a cow shed find if I'm honest. An old family friend passed a way and I went to his farm for one last visit. The yard and barn were full of old Landys, from Series to Defender, his many Mk3 Ford Zephyrs and a host of other odments. I even found a hubcap, number plate and grill from my old man's once beloved '65 Peugeot 404.

As I was leaving I thought I'd stick my head into the cow shed it was once my privilege to muck out as a lad back in the '80s and there, under a tarp held down by old chainsaw chains I saw the MT. I had to pay a nominal ÂŁ250 to the estate to get it as I'm not named in the will but it's now mine :D No idea what state the engine is in but she turns over so that's a start.

I'm sure I'll be back soon advice - probably starting with replacing the ignition switch as the key is lost somewhere in the farmhouse.

Cheers,

Stewart.
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hounddog
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by hounddog » Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 pm

Welcome Stewart - sounds like you have got yourself a good find there , good luck with it , and plenty of help on this forum if you need it

I am sending you a pm re the key/switch advice
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Jooles
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by Jooles » Mon May 14, 2018 12:32 pm

With a background story like that, it would be an injustice not to breathe life into the old girl.
Welcome to the club, and the very best of luck
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Force Motorcycles
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by Force Motorcycles » Mon May 14, 2018 2:16 pm

What an interesting story!

Welcome to the forum, Stuart.

Good luck with the bike :)

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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by Wirralman » Mon May 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Welcome to the forum
There is a ton of information on here and manuals can be downloaded at no charge from Joth's site

From your other machines my guess is thay you're no stranger to sorting out motorbikes, good luck with your new acquisition
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by P.I.STAKER » Mon May 14, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

An interesting find and story
Another one hopefully restored and used again




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StewartR
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by StewartR » Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 pm

hounddog wrote: ↑
Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Welcome Stewart - sounds like you have got yourself a good find there , good luck with it , and plenty of help on this forum if you need it

I am sending you a pm re the key/switch advice
Ian
Thanks Ian. And thanks to all for the welcome.
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by Bonnielad » Tue May 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Welcome aboard. I hope one day we will all see your 'Phoenix' rise from the cowshit.
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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by Minter » Sun May 20, 2018 12:44 pm

Nice find Stewart..

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Re: First Time MT Owner

Post by kickstart » Fri May 25, 2018 1:10 pm

Great to hear that there are still good things to be found in barns and sheds. Good luck with your new acquisiton, hope you get as much pleasure fixing up and riding it as I get from my 350.
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