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dwesmith
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Post by dwesmith » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:53 pm

Hi Everyone, I bought my MT350E (1996) just over 7 years ago in the last online auction from Withams, and after being in storage up until 6 months ago, is now road legal and fully functioning. I’m about to do the Carb mod as there’s clearly some crap stuck in the Carb but otherwise rises like a dream. Since collecting it 7 years ago and to get it on the road, I’ve changed the tyres, battery, new brake master cylinder and hose, oils and filters and timing, chain cleaned up, and that’s about it. I’m ex-military, and absolutely love it.

David Smith, 39
Norwich
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Force Motorcycles
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Post by Force Motorcycles » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:26 pm

Welcome to the forum, David!

Glad to hear you're enjoying the bike :D

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Post by Wirralman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:42 pm

Welcome to the forum
If you have a look around the Technical section you will read about carb problems

Remove carb and enricher cable together, remove cable on bench then the jet below it, that passageway is often blocked partially or fully making starting more difficult. Thin fuse wire should clear it. The other jets can get gummed up partially. The best way is ultrasonic cleaning although I've never had that done personally

Warm up distance in my experience with standard No40 pilot -5 miles, with 42 jet -3 miles

As for the carb mods, some have done them and it's been successful, others not so. Some have cut the airbox then later taped up holes to get back to stock due to excessive noise.

Personally I think cleaning the tank and coating with POR 15 is well worthwhile. At the same time stripping and cleaning fuel tap, ideally renewing the internal fuel filter above the tap for good measure

PS I'll bet your drain hole in the engine cover directly below the cambelt cover is plugged up with mud !
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Minter
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Post by Minter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi David welcome to the forum from another ex squaddie!

When the carbs off give it an ultrasonic clean if you can. Make sure the pump jetis clean and working too. We do a carb overhaul kit in the Sportax shop which has new diapragms o rings etc. I'd recomend a new stainless fastener kit as the own screws are like toffee! Fit a #42 pilot jet too which is also in our shop.

If all else fails you could fit one of our dellorto carb kits which perks up the performance of the motor too..

Good luck with your project and hopefully see you at some of the organised events this year!

Gary
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Post by P.I.STAKER » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:32 pm

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