What have you done to your MT today ? contd

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Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Post by 12royal » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:24 pm

Passed mot test today, no advisory’s 👍
18 months since last test due to covid.
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Post by John Breay » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:04 am

I'm down in Spain with my mate Mark to do the Twinshock. Both on MT350's. Mine is performing well but Mark's has no power at the top end on the motorway and won't pull up the hills any where like mine. It's the same set up as mine, standard carbs with the mods and jetting. His timing is correct and we are running the same 16/47 gearing. Anyone got any thoughts? Mine pulls straight up to 80 on the flat. Oh as a side note we won the Twinshock this year with 64 points over the 2 days :D
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Post by John Breay » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:50 pm

Pitched up in Bilbao after around 3000kms of fun up at the Twinshock and then trails down in Almeria. Ferry delayed by 3 hours. Only issue we had were Mark's lack of top end grunt, one puncture, one clutch cable and one speedo cable. Neither bike used much oil at all which was a winner.
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Post by Jon P » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:40 am

Took the MT500 out of the garage for it MOT. I was just gently kicking it through on the decompressor and it started, so shocked I let it stall, then refused to start :lol: . When I did get it going it went straight through the MOT. The MOT tester laughed that it actually had a cable operating the front brake
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Post by bigfatcat » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Got the old girl a bit dirty on the lanes today near Canons Ashby, very greasy, need a knobblier front boot. Very tiring pulling through the KTM wide channels.
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Post by Jon P » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:25 pm

Fitted Oxford heated grips. Hmmmm, toasty hands.
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Post by Minter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:51 am

John Breay wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:50 pm
Pitched up in Bilbao after around 3000kms of fun up at the Twinshock and then trails down in Almeria. Ferry delayed by 3 hours. Only issue we had were Mark's lack of top end grunt, one puncture, one clutch cable and one speedo cable. Neither bike used much oil at all which was a winner.
Did you get to the bottom of your mates top speed problem? try checking the timing marks one tooth out can give the symptoms you describe.. Also having the bottom pulley on the correct keyway over the woodruff key...
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Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Post by John Breay » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:19 am

Timing Mark's are spot on on the marks on the pulleys. We did also checked it with the crank locking bolt in whilst over in the sun and all was correct. Is that the same as doing it via the key?
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Post by Wirralman » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:34 am

John Breay wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:19 am
Timing Mark's are spot on on the marks on the pulleys. We did also checked it with the crank locking bolt in whilst over in the sun and all was correct. Is that the same as doing it via the key?
if the crank locking bolt is seated and the timing mark is pointing upwards, it's set correctly. There are 4 keyways and 15 teeth, as you can't divide 15 by 4 , only one position gives you optimal performance. The engine is not highly tuned so it will run if the wrong keyway is used but it won't give it's best performance
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Re: What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Post by John Breay » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:07 am

That's what we thought, maybe Mark's bike was a Friday afternoon job.. Maybe the carb slide isn't opening fully when it's been given the full beans? Mark checked everything out before we set sail, no holes in the diaphragm and carb is squeaky clean with the correct jetting for the mods.
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