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Trip

Post by Sloppy Link » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:37 pm

Trip knob is missing to reset mileage, any easy fixes? Can't find the part in the workshop manual....

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Re: Trip

Post by FordPrefect » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:56 pm

Your trip counter actually works? Thats a rare thing indeed! I'm sure I've seen replacement cables on either LMS or Sportax, knobs I'm not sure of. The oracal (aka Wirralman) will know more I'm certain.
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Re: Trip

Post by Wirralman » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:32 pm

Tripmeter failure is quite common although both of the MTs I had on the road worked fine. Waiting for years in storage, both within service but especially after disposal, has not helped

From a military point of view, just draw a new speedo from stores and dispose of the faulty part, the cheapest and easiest solution. Hence it doesn't surprise me that you can't find either a part number or indeed a part.

The tricky situation now is that supplies of speedos are drying up.
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Re: Trip

Post by danswankie » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:37 pm

Il have a look tomorrow
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Re: Trip

Post by Barrie » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 pm

I believe the agreed upon solution is to open a bic biro and use the open end of the inner ink sleeve to slide over the trip reset spindle, rotating it should reset trip. Unless I've tottaly made that up.
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Re: Trip

Post by Sloppy Link » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:43 pm

Dans....Thank you
Barrie.....Neccessity is the mother of invention etc!
Wirral.....to general a search

All, what I want to to do is set the trip so I know roughly when to fill up (150 miles?), the other answer is to carry a 2l fuel bottle that becomes my reserve.
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Re: Trip

Post by Wirralman » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:21 pm

With regard to range, it does vary by bike ,terrain, and riding style

I used to fill tank and reset trip After 110 miles i would fill up if i came across a fuel point When riding with others one time, I think I reached 128 miles before spluttering that was having switched to reserve a little earlier. I could probably found a little more if I tipped the bike over

I bought one MT350 and rode it home 300 miles, taking it easy 55 mph because I was unsure of the bike stopped after 110 miles and was surprised how little it needed So constant speed, not thrashing it unsurprisingly you use less fuel

A small 2 litre fuel can that slides into a pannier box is useful insurance, especially in remote areas
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Re: Trip

Post by Sloppy Link » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:51 pm

I suppose the answer is to fit a tap with a reserve setting and a main.....does such a thing exist for MT500?
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Re: Trip

Post by Wirralman » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:14 pm

Sloppy Link wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:51 pm
I suppose the answer is to fit a tap with a reserve setting and a main.....does such a thing exist for MT500?
The reserve mechanism only works if the plastic tube that fits inside the tank is intact They often aren't😢

One member with a 500 engine fitted a new tap He said his 'reserve' was disappointly just a few miles

Fuel consumption is higher for the MT500 and riders often carry spare fuel
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Re: Trip

Post by FordPrefect » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:35 am

Wirralman wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:14 pm
Sloppy Link wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:51 pm
I suppose the answer is to fit a tap with a reserve setting and a main.....does such a thing exist for MT500?
The reserve mechanism only works if the plastic tube that fits inside the tank is intact They often aren't😢

One member with a 500 engine fitted a new tap He said his 'reserve' was disappointly just a few miles

Fuel consumption is higher for the MT500 and riders often carry spare fuel
It looks like the tube on my bike has gone as I found out last Thursday riding home when the engine abruptly stopped running at 50mph come down a lane near work. I pulled in, opened the filler cap and there wasn't a drop of fuel to be seen or smelled! I'd neglected to check the level that morning as I'd been in a rush, lucky for me I've got a knock-off rotopax 6L Jerry can on the bike at all times so I got home ok. I worked out my mileage, double checking against Google maps and it was just shy of 170 miles to a full tank.
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