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FastJetBiker
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Delivered today!

Post by FastJetBiker » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:50 pm

My MT350 arrived today. I ordered and paid for a ‘full strip and rebuild’ from Dave at D&C Classics in Keighley back in the deepest, darkest day of lockdown earlier in the year. I’m based in the Isle of Man and due to various factors at this end, I’ve not been able to take delivery of the bike until now. This is my second MT350 and I have also had an MT500 in a previous life (in the military) I have to say that I’m extremely impressed by the standard of finish on the bike and am very happy that I opted to pay extra for the full refurb. Also, it’s nice to do business with someone like Dave, good communication from day one and getting what it says on the tin! Unfortunately, I’m not going to get a lot of use out of the bike until (hopefully) early next year, as I’m due into Noble’s Hospital to get my swinging arm bearings replaced due to excess wear! Actually, the hip replacement is more likely due to me jumping out of too many perfectly good aeroplanes! So looking forward to getting out and about on the MT once I’m back on my feet. I live on the IOM TT Course, about 150yds before the Start/Finish and am itching to head off down Glencrutchery Road on my new green slug! CB
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Post by Wirralman » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:04 pm

Congrats on your new bike.
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Post by arceye » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:27 pm

I know how you feel. Been to the TT every year for the last 20 ( apart from foot and mouth ).
Hope it happens next year and well done on your purchase.
Oh and good luck with the hip hop. :D
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Dunders
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Post by Dunders » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:02 pm

So there's at least 2 MT350s on the Island! I'll look out for you!

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winnie5
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Post by winnie5 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:03 am

Think i saw one of you go past Sunday (?). My house is also on the track, but at Greeba, and the bike was heading towards Crosby. I'm in the process of moving over and recently became a resident, although we've had the house for 4 years.
I've got an MT350 with a 560 Aprilia fitted, but not sure if that would present a problem if i register it over here with the wrong engine number. Have you registered your MT?
Do you go off road on it? I've done most of the lanes over here on a lightweight enduro bike, but think they'd be tough on a heavy MT.
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Post by Dunders » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:04 pm

I was out and about on Sunday, and passed Greeba about 10.15 on my way to join the RE rideout.

Mine is registered on the IoM. It's a standard 350 Rotax with the carb/airbox mod, MT500 rear shocks/lowered forks, 16t front sprocket. I don't go off road, but I do enjoy the back roads at a quiet pace (I often go on my Guzzi NF with a friend on his Bantam - very sedate, and very pleasant!).

The Test Centre guys are pretty good with older bikes and mongrels, from what I hear. I've only registered 3 bikes with them and the dealing has been sensible and easy. If you're a member of the VMCC the guys have a lot of experience of registering odd bikes and are very helpful.
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Post by winnie5 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:41 am

Thanks Dunders

Yes, must have been you go past then. There's certainly loads of back lanes to explore, so guess the MT would be great for that. I'll keep a look out for your Guzzi and a smokey Bantam!!!!
Thanks for the advise about the testing. I bought our old 15 year old VW golf over as a run-about, and registered it over here to save messing around with mot's etc, and was pleasantly surprised it passed.
The roads are so quiet, and generally in very good condition - perfect for biking.
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