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Re: ultimate mt

Post by Bonnielad » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:46 pm

I wasn't criticising your bike Doug, just listing my ideal MT that could be an all-rounder. If I had one with that spec I could probably sell the BM.
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by Bonnielad » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:50 pm

And I agree with you about the 500 rear drum
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by deadgrass. » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:51 pm

yep rear drum for me also
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by lardmarc » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Bonnielad wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:46 pm
I wasn't criticising your bike Doug, just listing my ideal MT that could be an all-rounder. If I had one with that spec I could probably sell the BM.
I know that. I was just saying what mine has on it which is why I'm almost happy with it. ;)
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by twmtomos1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:54 am

get a different bike and paint it green,and save a lot of hassle,iv just bought a 350 mt and all those extras i would like ,bigger engine ,long range tank ,its a shame that the bigger engines are getting hard to find ,so il have to see about the 405cc next year,I have a yamaha xt 600e and some one has done all those extras to it ,bark busters ss exhaust Centre stand adjustable shock, Acerbis long range tank ,iv done 260 miles with out going on reserve which is brill no need to worry about filling up,sits on the motorway at 70 mph easy, down side its not a MT and once you get the Mt bug your knackerd
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by Gremlin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:57 am

lardmarc wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Bonnielad wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:46 pm
I wasn't criticising your bike Doug, just listing my ideal MT that could be an all-rounder. If I had one with that spec I could probably sell the BM.
I know that. I was just saying what mine has on it which is why I'm almost happy with it. ;)
I'd criticise your bike.......but mines in a worst state, so il keep my mouth shut!
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by Minter » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:22 am

My ultimate MT is based on a Harley! It's a got s 600 motor, knobblies, panniers and s screen.. oh and It's blue or will be when back from the paint shop!
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by Barrie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:43 am

Minter wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:22 am
My ultimate MT is based on a Harley! It's a got s 600 motor, knobblies, panniers and s screen.. oh and It's blue or will be when back from the paint shop!
Pictures please :)
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by Wirralman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:29 am

I think Dave's list of requirements is too short An ultimate MT should meet the needs of those who want to ride from home to then take part in an event, and afterwards ride home.

So to ride there, comfort and speed, so screen, fuel range power to go and stop, good lights, capacity to carry camping kit so you can stop anywhere you choose

Then you need to be able to remove screen, heavy frames, detune engine, fit smaller tank, change front sprocket, fit nobblies ( spell check almost changed this to nibbles !)

Monday to Friday, a commuting warrior swift, agile, weather protection

Above all , it must be totally reliable

Much of the above can be achieved but not all at the same time. Maybe the original designers knew a thing or two about a General Purpose bike ?
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Re: ultimate mt

Post by lardmarc » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:47 am

Wirralman wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:29 am
Maybe the original designers knew a thing or two about a General Purpose bike ?
You've got to love the Italians.
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