MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

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MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by Clovis » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks to Filbay for the garage recommendation in Hampshire - could do with one closer to home though if possible.

I purchased my MT350 with a plan to teach myself enough to keep her on the road. Sadly, life's got in the way so far and I've yet to wield a spanner in anger.

As the MOT looms closer I'd like to know that I've got a fall-back of a garage/mechanic I can trust. If any fellow MT350 lover knows one they would trust theirs with I'd be grateful to hear from you.

Cheers, Jim
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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by Wirralman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:01 pm

You need to find an old school outfit They should cope with a bike that doesn't have a diagnostic plug That said, they would probably appreciate a download of the manual (s)

Ensure that any MOT guy is aware beforehand that on MTs the sidestand tensions the chain
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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by deadgrass. » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:30 pm

mend it thisen,
bike mot is not like car mot,
are lights ,horn,brakes,tyres etc ok[if no to any of these you should not be riding]
if yes take it for mot , if it fails on owt post up a shout, were here to help,
don't panic.

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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by ZIP TIE » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:50 pm

Wirralman wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:01 pm


Ensure that any MOT guy is aware beforehand that on MTs the sidestand tensions the chain
Yeah that'll confuse him more than what the main stand does ;)
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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by Wirralman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 pm

ZIP TIE wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Wirralman wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:01 pm


Ensure that any MOT guy is aware beforehand that on MTs the sidestand tensions the chain
Yeah that'll confuse him more than what the main stand does ;)
Thanks Zip, you're absolutely right of course Why the heck did I type sidestand ? My marbles running away by the day🤔🤔
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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by Minter » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:56 am

Hi Jim,

We get bikes and engines shipped to us from all over Europe now if you're struggling to find a workshop that can cater for your Rotax/MT/CCM/MZ/KTM/Matchless/Jawa/Armstrong etc etc..

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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by Clovis » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:41 am

Thanks guys - hadn't realised that the MOT had actually run out in January so lucky not to get a tug from the boys in blue since then. As soon as I realised I booked into a Council MOT place the next day and she passed with an advisory about the clutch pulling in first only.

That gives me a year to start playing and figure out which end of a spanner does what. I look forward to pestering you over the coming months.

Cheers, Jim
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Re: MT350 garage/mechanic in Brighton area

Post by Wirralman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:41 am

Clovis wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:41 am
As soon as I realised I booked into a Council MOT place the next day and she passed with an advisory about the clutch pulling in first only.
As the User Car Salesman would say 'They all do that Sir'

You can easily strip the clutch and file out any grooves in the clutch basket, renew springs and check plates are in tolerance, which will help. When the engine is warm the problem goes away. Changing your oil just before the MOT may also be worthwhile
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