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fender130173
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Post by fender130173 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi I just got a 1993 L plate MT350.
It needs a lot of tlc
A few things wrong with it....

Can't get neutral, unless I stall it in 1st, rock it then I can

It has a small oil leak

Tick-over is rough and most times it stalls, the choke doesn't seem to do much on start.

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Post by lardmarc » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:56 pm

fender130173 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 pm
A few things wrong with it....
Having 'Harley Davidson' on the side of it.
fender130173 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 pm
It has a small oil leak.
What would I give to have a 'small' oil leak ?

Nothing too tricky to get them sweet. An expert will be along shortly to advise.

Welcome to the club. ;)
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Post by Bonnielad » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 pm

Welcome aboard. Best of luck with the bike. You will find loads of information on here in existing threads and in the brains of other members. They can be characterful and addictive (the bikes aswell as the members :lol: )
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Post by Wirralman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:11 pm

Welcome to the forum

I'd bet your clutch basket has grooves in it. A straightforward fix , remove left hand side engine cover to get to the clutch. You need a clutch locking tool . Take the clutch apart and file the grooves out . Whilst at it, inspect clutch plates and steel and measure to ensure they are within wear limits. Renew clutch springs

Reassemble and your problem will have gone


Or, live with selecting neutral whilst you are still rolling and do the job after you've had some fun with your MT
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Post by Vtrsp1da » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:22 pm

Welcome to the club if you need any help just shout I'm only in Bisley and have the tools needed to do the clutch job.

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Post by Minter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:23 pm

Welcome to forum Fender!

Enjoy your new bike! All easy fixes!

Having Dave around the corner will be better than having Lard Marc around the corner!

You'll soon be up and running!

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Post by lardmarc » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:22 pm

Minter wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Better than having Lard Marc around the corner!
At least you didn't say I was round the bend. Cheers
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Post by Derrick » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:51 pm

Welcome to the club. you'll have these things sorted before long.

Finding neutral when stationary can be a problem at the best of times. Usually fine if you are still moving, even very slowly, but skips between 1st and 2nd when stationary.

Give everything a good wipe over to remove the oil and see if you can find the source of the leak, be careful as sometimes it can run down a pipe or join and appear at a different place. A couple of points: make sure it's not been over-filled (have a search on the forum, there has been many posts about this as everyone has done it) and also when you lean the bike over on the side stand, any oil on the bash=plate runs off.
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Post by lardmarc » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:33 pm

Wirralman wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:11 pm
I'd bet your clutch basket has grooves in it. A straightforward fix , remove left hand side engine cover to get to the clutch. You need a clutch locking tool . Take the clutch apart and file the grooves out .
An easy job. Should be able to swap a clutch in about 3 minutes. :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps_KOMhlXPk
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