What have you done to your MT today ? contd

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What have you done to your MT today ? contd

Post by bth2bth2 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:45 pm

"nipped" up to edinburgh to pick up my "new" mt350.

As part of the process of removing old posts, I have deleted the preceding 30 pages worth of postings on this thread. With apologies to anyone who might have wanted to trawl through old posts..
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by Aleman » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:26 pm

I have an MOT due in a month so I will.....

scrub Persy acceptably clean, fit my Halfords bought bicycle speedo kit,
book my MOT appt and ride ride ride...then C L E A N it again! ;)
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by Mr Shiney » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:48 pm

Serviced mine today and put my road wheels on. Pumped grease into the swing arm and discovered the thrust washer has broken. Need to order one and strip the swing arm out.
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by lampy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:42 pm

Best fiver I've ever spent, on 42 slow jet for the 500 ( HD carb), what a difference starts easy cold or hot and warms up in no time well worth it.

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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by Muddychris » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:58 pm

Taxed the 350. Exercised the starter on the 500
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by truslack » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:26 pm

Rewired it, sorted out the CB radio (upgraded from an 80's "Harvard good buddy" to a new Midland) Rewired it some more, sorted the valve clearances (well, taken down from 7mm to whatever the thickness of fag packet cardboard is), taken it for a test ride and almost crashed the damn thing :lol:
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by mtt.tr » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:46 am

Took nearly everything off it to try to improve its running then thought maybe its somthing simple like the carb, will find out tomorrow
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by Aleman » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:34 pm

Started to put the bicycle speedo on the MT...

All nicely put on then found out the magnetic spoke thingy is too small for the spoke,
too wide so unable to thread together the knurled attatchment...bugger.

So I has to take it back and see if I can swap it or get my monies back.

WHAT DID YOU USE?
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by Green Goblin » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:38 pm

Aleman wrote:Started to put the bicycle speedo on the MT...

All nicely put on then found out the magnetic spoke thingy is too small for the spoke,
too wide so unable to thread together the knurled attatchment...bugger.

So I has to take it back and see if I can swap it or get my monies back.

WHAT DID YOU USE?
Does the magnet slide over the spoke and then a screw to tighten it up? can you not open the slot up with a hack saw, file or open it up with a thin angle grinder blade?
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Re: What have you done to your bike today?

Post by ZIP TIE » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Fix it to your disc(araldite works well).
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