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by MTBrown
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Re;MT604 on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Re;MT604 on Ebay

I suspect this started life as an H-D MT500E and for some reason the VIN plate has been replaced and the first 8 digits left off.
by MTBrown
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Wanted - MT bikes or parts etc
Topic: Amal mark 2 carb 30mm
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Amal mark 2 carb 30mm

So you want to covert your MT500 into a bike that is even harder to start :shock:
by MTBrown
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: introductory post
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: introductory post

Hi All. I foolishly had a go on a friend's MT500 last week and now find myself off to purchase one tomorrow. I obviously don't actually need one in my life but after convincing my wife it's an investment followed up by a few 'we're a long time dead', 'if i don't do it now I never will' phrases here...
by MTBrown
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: MT500's in use by the UK Post Office?
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: MT500's in use by the UK Post Office?

Re the NI 'Reds', I'll contact CCM and see what they say (and post the answer here). Again, thanks for the heads-up. https://i.postimg.cc/y3BTGLBg/IMG-8700.jpg I contacted CCM regarding a civilian MT500 I have and they replied that they had no records of what was produced during the Armstrong-CCM 1...
by MTBrown
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: Hi there just got myself Armstrong Mt500 winter project
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Hi there just got myself Armstrong Mt500 winter project

Norman wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:38 am
:mrgreen: can anyone tell me what oil to put in what don’t make the clutch slip🤷‍♂️
It should be JASO-MA rated engine oil, normally mineral or semi-synthetic - that oil is designed for motorcycles with wet clutches.
by MTBrown
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: 3 row no. plates
Replies: 36
Views: 2685

Re: 3 row no. plates

Just buy a 3-row 'show' plate - nobody's going to object in practice??
by MTBrown
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Members MT Produce
Topic: Paint colour to match HD plastics
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Paint colour to match HD plastics

The H-D used a US paint code originally - FS34094 if memory serves correctly. However, if you've got the colour you want already on the plastics, the easiest way forward is simply to take a sample and get it matched at a paint shop.
by MTBrown
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: MT500's in use by the UK Post Office?
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: MT500's in use by the UK Post Office?

The VIN number will tell you whether it's an MT and hence army or CV and a civilian version. If MT then probably not Post Office or Fire Service!
by MTBrown
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: Newbie from Ellesmere Port
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Newbie from Ellesmere Port

The MT500 front drum brake is marginally effective for road use even when properly maintained - the MT350 front disk brake makes the MT500 much safer although still a bit weak by modern standards.
by MTBrown
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: Newbie andover
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Newbie andover

One of the problems with buying a new MT (or any other 25+ year old bike) is that it can be very difficult to determine what state the bearings, seals and even the engine are in and how well the bike has been looked after in the past. Only way to be sure is sometimes to take it all apart and inspect...