For all that relates to both Armstrong MT 500 and Harley Davidson MT 350
All top tips mate, keep em coming... I was in the mob when the 500's were in service and trust me everything was serviced to schedule whether it turned a wheel or not.
More- grease centre stand springs, if dry they chafe through the mounts and/or the springs fall off
Ensure the drain hole is clear, left hand side at bottom of engine is free and not clogged with mud ( years since I last had to locate the drain-hole ) if you don't and go in deep water, it will lead to bottom cambelt pulley going rusty
Check cambelt pulleys for wear
Always carry a spare belt, the irony is that if you look after your bike and change the belt when worn, you'll never need your spare!
Always carry tools to change a tube, if you carry a front tube it can fit the back in an emergency A pair of slightly longer tyre levers , 15 inch, fit alongside the rear rack and make life easier
Also it's useful to carry most, ideally all, items in the standard tool kit
I spent many hours servicing Ferret, Saladin, Saracen and Fox. Once I needed a replacement Saladin at short notice- the guys at MÃ²nchengradbach provided one in excellent condition the very next day, so I need no convincing about military service standards
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