Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by PHUQ » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:56 am

Got one now 8-) thanks all.

Expect lots of silly questions soon!
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by sparky » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:26 am

Well done, what did you get?
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by PHUQ » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am

sparky wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:26 am
Well done, what did you get?
Dave.
I bought "Landy Man's" MT500. Really pleased with the bike and a top chap too.
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by Minter » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:09 pm

Franc wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:34 pm
Cato wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:31 pm

Get drum brakes set up properly and you'll have more braking effort than you can actually use i.e. you'll be able to lock the front wheel. If you can lock the front wheel on dry tarmac then disc or drum is irrelevant as friction between the tyre and road will be the limiting factor.

350's do have some advantages over the 500 in terms of braking, but that's maintenance time and cost rather than the ability to stop the bike.
I've not found or seen an MT500 with the original drum brake that has the ability to lock up the front wheel on dry tarmac......the brakes are small for such a heavy bike, and would be hard pushed to lock up on sheet ice. :roll:
I'll bring my twin shock Armstrong race bike to the next meet Franc! It does stoppies and can easily lock up on any surface!
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by landy man » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:31 pm

PHUQ wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am
sparky wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:26 am
Well done, what did you get?
Dave.
I bought "Landy Man's" MT500. Really pleased with the bike and a top chap too.
Thanks for the lovely comment Matt!
Glad it's gone to a good home.
I will be on the lookout for another MT but I'm sure the replacement B40 will suffice for now.
Mastered the 'knack' yet?🙂
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by PHUQ » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 am

landy man wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:31 pm
I will be on the lookout for another MT but I'm sure the replacement B40 will suffice for now.
Mastered the 'knack' yet?🙂
I didn't think it would be your last somehow, but the B40 will be fun.

I wouldn't go as far as to say I've got the knack but I did at least manage to get it started last night :lol: sure enough the plug needed a good clean from my half baked attempts.

More weetabix required...
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by landy man » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:22 pm

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Picked the b40 up today,I'm well pleased with it.
I will miss the MT but the b40 will be a great replacement.
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1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by MTBrown » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 am

The B40WD is a very nice little bike but the very low lower gears makes for some interesting riding on normal roads :)
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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by landy man » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:05 pm

MTBrown wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 am
The B40WD is a very nice little bike but the very low lower gears makes for some interesting riding on normal roads :)

I put a Gas Gas 321 on the road once,rode it once to work,never again!
The B40 has 3 very low gears, close ratio but 4th is ok for cruising around town and general use.
It was bought for a bit of fun and escorting my lightweights around the military show arenas and show ground use.
7k on the clock and sounds and feels great,original piece of history.
I'm so pleased with it😁.
My 57 Thunderbird is sulking now!😄
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1985 MT500 Green...07 KE 57.
1972 series 3 Lightweight,GS,Green.Waddington strike command
1978 Series 3 Lightweight,GS,light stone.Black watch 1st battalion.
1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
1964 series 2A landy.

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Re: Bike in the South West- tidy MT500 or maybe an MT350

Post by PHUQ » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:40 am

That's bloody lovely Rod 8-) enjoy it!

Bet the charging circuit works on it too :lol:

Just realised I know where the photo was taken too.
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