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macky42
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Intro

Post by macky42 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:11 pm

Hi,

signed up to research these bikes as a possible retirment/tinkering project - seems like a good place to start.

I'm on the south coast near Bognor, and I've had bikes on and off since 1973.

I started looking at some old bikes I had owned years ago, BSA Bantam then CZ; the latter lead me to MZs, which lead me to Rotax engines,
which led me here :D

I'm quite attracted by the ex-military vehicle aspect to these as well. I think I saw some of these on the Witham Specialist Vehicles site a few years ago,
I assume there won't be any more coming that way?
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Wirralman
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Re: Intro

Post by Wirralman » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:30 pm

Welcome to the forum
You don't actually say which model of MT you're considering ?
Withams dribbled MTs onto the market, then had a bike sell off circa 130 bikes? about 6 years ago to clear their stock, the bikes having been stored in their yard for a couple of years

Keep your eye on the forum Sales section, as well as the usual websites
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macky42
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Re: Intro

Post by macky42 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks,

haven't formed an opinion about 350 or 500 yet, is that what you meant? I'm watching the usual places to see what's out there.

I've seen the one on the Force website, perhaps that one would be too ambitious :D
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Re: Intro

Post by Wirralman » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:31 pm

macky42 wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Thanks,

haven't formed an opinion about 350 or 500 yet, is that what you meant? I'm watching the usual places to see what's out there.

I've seen the one on the Force website, perhaps that one would be too ambitious :D
500 v 350
More power v less
Drum brakes v Disc
Seat height lower v 1.5 inches taller BUT shocks can be changed or lowered easily, 350 is rock hard as standard
Kick start only v Electric AND Kick
Older v Younger ( 500 pre 350 v 350 production 1993- 1997) NB 350s were written down over 6 years, theoretically cast after 10 but some kept 12 ish


See if there are any forum members in your area that you could visit to get 'eyes-on' Too many first time buyers have bought the first bike they have seen and then spend time and money fixing it. If you have actually seen a bike and you will know what should be there

Keep an eye on the forum Sales section

Good luck in your quest
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Re: Intro

Post by hounddog » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:40 am

Hi and welcome to the forum. They are good solid bikes and most jobs can be done with reasonable DIY skills and normal tools , so good for tinkering or a project .the rotax engines are very good and long lasting.
I live only about 25 miles from Bognor and would be happy to meet you with my MT some time if you want to. Just send me a pm with your number
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macky42
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Re: Intro

Post by macky42 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:45 am

Thanks for the offer, I may well take you up on it in a couple of weeks.
I haven't yet taken the first essential step of getting agreement from the other half ;)
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Re: Intro

Post by mt bandit » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:04 pm

macky42 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:45 am
Thanks for the offer, I may well take you up on it in a couple of weeks.
I haven't yet taken the first essential step of getting agreement from the other half ;)
she wont know , hide it in the garden , it's green
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Force Motorcycles
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Re: Intro

Post by Force Motorcycles » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:01 am

Welcome to the forum!

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P.I.STAKER
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Re: Intro

Post by P.I.STAKER » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

Good luck with the search





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Re: Intro

Post by Derrick » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:51 pm

Welcome. These are good bikes to tinker with. Many have been stripped and rebuilt, most needed that after service life and being parked outside at WIthams for a year or two. They do come in a variety of conditions, which should be reflected in the price.
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