New bike, MT virgin

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woofer

New bike, MT virgin

Post by woofer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:24 pm

Got it today from a guy around the corner been in his garage since 2003! Needs a good wash will prob have to strip clean carb, change cam belt and give it a service.
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New speedo when demobbed or just not used much?
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by woofer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:30 pm

Comes with pump, NATO paint, Harley panels and lots of dust lol
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by lardmarc » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:43 pm

Nice original parts on it.

Well done.
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by Wirralman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:24 am

The Harley panels were replacement panels made by HD after they bought Armstrong Lose one and you will find it harder to replace They might be worth securing each one to the frame with a small hole out of sight and a zip tie
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by lardmarc » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:50 pm

Wirralman wrote:They might be worth securing each one to the frame with a small hole out of sight and a zip tie.
You'd be better off selling them to a Harley wannabe.

They'll ruin a perfectly good Armstrong.
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by woofer » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:02 pm

Gave it a quick wash yesterday came up ok
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Had a mikuni carb fitted by last owner does this improve it?
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Anyone know unit or what markings mean?
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Do the arrows have any significance?
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Even the cambelt looks in great order, writing not even worn off.
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Prob change belt after I've got it running just due to its age. Will flush out tank and clean out carb check plug and lead to see if it starts. Few surface rust marks in places tempted to respray them (including tank) with the paint provided, tyres are metzler.. Checked the oil level it is right on proper level on dipstick and as clean as new, is it a 10/40 mineral motorcycle specific oil or just a car oil?
Not so keen on side stand on wrong side or rubbish little stub to get foot on at bottom of centre stand lol
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by hounddog » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:05 am

Looks a good one, you've done well there .

10w40 or 15w40 mineral car or m/c oil will be fine. Lots of oil threads on the forum .
The mikuni carb is an improvement on the original Amal to make it start and run better

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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by twmtomos1 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:45 am

nice find ,should be a good one if the millage is correct
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Re: New bike, MT virgin

Post by ZIP TIE » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:20 pm

Arrows just show the grip/lever point to open the twist grip housing ( make sure you pull the rubber gaiter back first)
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