Deciphering MT hostory

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Clarkie
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Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Clarkie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:44 pm

Ok so firstly let me apologise, I know the whole history of bikes has been asked over and over again.
Today I got back from the RCLmuseum the details of my MT, I was never in the forces and I've done a quick search on here but I'm stumped and can't make out why information apart from date is on this card.
Is anybody able to help me at all? Any help greatly appreciated.
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1988 Armstrong MT500
1979 Honda XL185S
1976 Honda z50j
1994 Suzuki ds80
1994 Yamaha XJ600

Priest
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Priest » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi Clarkie, I know that 94th (Loc) Regt is Royal Artillery, the (LOC) is short for locating...meaning finding what your trying to shoot at. As for ADT Bridgewater not a clue, could be an Auction company. :)
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Clarkie
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Clarkie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:59 pm

Spot on priest! Much appreciated, I didn't have a clue as to what I was looking at there.
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1988 Armstrong MT500
1979 Honda XL185S
1976 Honda z50j
1994 Suzuki ds80
1994 Yamaha XJ600

hawk61
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by hawk61 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:18 am

It's saying when unit request for bike and unit name and when it received them
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by imthetourguy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 pm

Isn't there an even easier "freedom of information" method of getting all of this information?
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Wirralman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:37 pm

imthetourguy wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Isn't there an even easier "freedom of information" method of getting all of this information?
That IS the infomation you get if you request information, it is the military record

All the detailed servicing records , which are very detailed, are destroyed, in theory, when vehicles leave service

As for deciphering the abbreviations, most of it you can get using google
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Clarkie
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Clarkie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 pm

I did the whole freedom of information but it didn't return anything.
When I initially emailed my frame number to the rlc museum they tried saying it wasn't there. But funnily enough when I then tried again, to the exact same email address, paying 10 pounds meant they then found it, an extra 35 quid on top of that initial 10 pounds and you get to see the history. Total money making scheme obviously.
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1988 Armstrong MT500
1979 Honda XL185S
1976 Honda z50j
1994 Suzuki ds80
1994 Yamaha XJ600

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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Wirralman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:49 pm

Clarkie wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 pm
I did the whole freedom of information but it didn't return anything. Total money making scheme obviously.
Whereas the MT350 records have been stored electronically, the older MT500 records are physical documents that require manual searching Any labour intensive process is bound to incur cost in filing, storing and retrieval, then as soon as charges are made accounting and auditing costs are incurred Hence, I suspect little if any money is actually made That said, it's a lot of money for so little actual information. It does add a bit more interest about an MT though....
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Clarkie
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Re: Deciphering MT hostory

Post by Clarkie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:10 pm

[/quote] Whereas the MT350 records have been stored electronically, the older MT500 records are physical documents that require manual searching Any labour intensive process is bound to incur cost in filing, storing and retrieval, then as soon as charges are made accounting and auditing costs are incurred Hence, I suspect little if any money is actually made That said, it's a lot of money for so little actual information. It does add a bit more interest about an MT though....
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I agree that it obviously should cost something but it took them about 15 mins to reply to my initial enquiry saying they had some history now pay 35 pounds to see what that is. I'm glad I paid and got the history, just could have been a fair bit cheaper that's all.
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1988 Armstrong MT500
1979 Honda XL185S
1976 Honda z50j
1994 Suzuki ds80
1994 Yamaha XJ600

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