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Paulo
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Location: Cheshire

Returning member.

Post by Paulo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:50 pm

Hello All,
Returning after not being on here for ages and having my membership culled.

I've been working on other bikes but still enjoy my MT350, which is overdue for some servicing and repair. I'll be cracking on with this over the next few weeks and hope to find this forum as good as I have in the past!

Bits of the bike which need some tlc are:

Clutch dragging, notchy downchanges, suspect warped plates.

Exhaust blowing, at least partially knackered.

Brakes need a good clean and original rubber hoses replacing.

C&S, get through these with monotonous regularity.

Tyres, as above.

Rear shocks, need a rebuild and possible new springs.

And plenty of stripping and cleaning of various bits and pieces. All stuff I've been meaning to do for ages really. Anyway I'll be having a good trawl through the site and posting the odd cry for help if that's ok.

Cheers Paul.
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Post by Wirralman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:23 pm

Welcome back
Clutch drag, notchy .
Strip clutch,
file basket smooth,
renew springs,
fresh oil
-will probably make a huge difference Check plates within limits. I can't recall anyone finding warped plates, notches in basket are the usual culprit, a small amount of filing can make a huge difference

If you need new rear springs have them made up to match your weight

If you find that you need parts, post in the Wanted section, you never know what is available
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Paulo
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Location: Cheshire

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Post by Paulo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:15 pm

Thanks for getting back! Will check for notches when I strip it. I was wondering about cooking the plates as I have given the clutch a good cooking during my inexpert green lane adventures.

P
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Re: Returning member.

Post by Force Motorcycles » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm

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Paulo
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Post by Paulo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Thanks! I'll be in touch next week for some bits...
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Post by P.I.STAKER » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:25 pm

HI Paulo

welcome back, good luck with your maintenance





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Re: Returning member.

Post by hounddog » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Hi and welcome back
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Post by appyarry » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:50 pm

Paulo wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Thanks for getting back! Will check for notches when I strip it. I was wondering about cooking the plates as I have given the clutch a good cooking during my inexpert green lane adventures.

P
I had a good clutch, then one day offroad riding with a clutch that wasn't disengaging properly I could tell something wasn't right, it just wouldn't adjust and it had been fine before. Stripped and I had 3 warped steels, replaced them and it is now back to being perfect :-)
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Paulo
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Post by Paulo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:06 pm

Thanks! I'll report back when I've opened her up. Planning to take the exhaust off but suspect it may dissolve into rusty crud! I've also got a Rotax 500 engine with electric start that I need to strip and check out. Any exhaust I buy will need to be suitable if I upgrade to the 500. This is probably gonna get expensive.

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Paulo
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Post by Paulo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:07 pm

Thanks! I'll report back on the clutch when I've opened her up. Planning to take the exhaust off but suspect it may dissolve into rusty crud! I've also got a Rotax 500 engine with electric start that I need to strip and check out. Any exhaust I buy will need to be suitable if I upgrade to the 500. This is probably gonna get expensive.

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