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Post by Sigean » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 pm


Just bought an MT350 with the HD markings. I have wanted one of these for a while as they seem to be suited for touring, which I enjoy. I have yet to get to know the bike, but a couple of rides up my local road shows it to be heavier than my Honda XR400 or CCM 404, but in a good way, solid and reassuring, and allowing both feet to be on the ground when at rest. The front panniers will be useful, my rear panniers can be modified to fit and I will work on the bike during next winter to have it ready for European rides in 2020. Looking forward to it already.....

Any advice on sources of engine spares?

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Post by Wirralman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:06 pm

Welcome to the forum
MT350s aren't optimised for any role but do everything
For touring on winding country roads it's fine but is no motorway cruiser, In standard trim the power is just not there
If you have a standard seat , shocks and front forks ,you must have very long legs to have both feet flat on the ground ( inside leg 35 inches at a guess)

Go through your bike thoroughly, see Technical section for Initial Servicing Guide,
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Post by Minter » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:53 pm

Welcome to the forum Sigean,

Great bikes for touring with panniers and racks for all your gear.

They tend to be a bit sluggish when loaded but good news is we at Sportax are Rotax engine specialists! We do a big bore kit to 405cc and various other performance modifications capable of making the bike do in excess of 100mph and cruise comfortably loaded to the gunnels at 70mph. We also do brake upgrades as well so you can stop safely too!

Check out our website below and give us a call if you need any help or advice - been working on these bikes for over 30 years!

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Post by Derrick » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:18 pm

Welcome Sigean.

Two things to always have with you are cam belt and clutch cable, both easy to change at the roadside with basic set of spanners and allen keys. Have a look around the forum for other suggestions for spares as there a few members that have done tours to Moscow and Morocco, and many places in between. They are certainly solid but very much all-rounders.

I've had the 405 conversion done to my MT350 and the rear LH strut modified to take another pannier. Just done a 400 mile round trip to North Wales with all the camping gear. I usually keep it to the A roads so can cruise happily at 60mph, getting about 70 to 75 mpg fully laden. Off-load all the kit and you can explore the lanes.
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Post by P.I.STAKER » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:23 pm

Hi Sigean and welcome to the forum.

Great choice of bike
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Post by Force Motorcycles » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:49 am

Welcome to the forum, Sigean!

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