New MT500 owner

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New MT500 owner

Post by hippytyre » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:45 am


I'm Callum and I'm from Perth in Scotland, I've just bought an MT500 which will be delivered soon. Expect a load of questions in the near future :roll:
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by Wirralman » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:45 am

Welcome to the forum
The main problem new MT500 owners report is actually starting their bike

Carb set up is key, followed by technique Use forum Search facility and have a good look around If the engine doesn't fire up after 4 or 5 kicks, the plug will be wet and is more difficult/ impossible to start One owner used to swap for a dry plug, finding that the easiest solution Others flog away getting increasingly annoyed
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by jim5bikes » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:13 am

hello and welcome to the club, good to see another mt500 going to be on the road i had one until 2001 and got the same bike back again recently and rebuilt it and back on the road, was a hard to start but have got used to it again and is ok , hope you enjoy your bike all the best jim
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by Force Motorcycles » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:10 am

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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by highland al » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:44 pm

hi callum and welcome to the forum from the highlands,
not too meny mt500 s north of the border i personally know of three.
as wirrellman says check out the search facility and have a good read ,but it is mainly technique! (and a learning curve)
any questions just ask.
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by hounddog » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:50 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by Gordonnash » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:30 am

Welcome Callum the fine art of the kick start just a case of getting to no your bike you'll crack it mate. Good luck with the bike let us no how it goes all the best. Mt 500 Great choice mate.
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by Priest » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:59 pm

hello and welcome
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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by Minter » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:06 am

Welcome to the forum Hippy!

Let us know how youre getting on with your MT500.. If you need any starting tips give us a call at Sportax as Ive been kick starting these every day all of adult life!!

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Re: New MT500 owner

Post by hippytyre » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:06 am

Thanks guys. I also have a couple of Honda CR500s and so far the CR is easier to start! I'm sure it's all just technique and I'll get used to it. I'm changing the starter jet on my Mikuni though, it just does not want to start using the choke/enricher from cold.
I've been out on it a few times now and I really like it, it has a little more power than I was expecting and is pretty comfortable.
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