Original Silencer ( Muffler) for MT500 or WHY ?

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mickymedz
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Original Silencer ( Muffler) for MT500 or WHY ?

Post by mickymedz » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:15 am

Original Silencer ( Muffler) for MT500 or WHY ?

Or complete original system.

Mine is paper thin with about 15 leaky patches and bodges.

Loads of popping back on the overun.

Scares the **** out of motorists and pedestrians !

Maybe S/H Stainless or Ally system if reasonable.

Help appreciated.

mickymedz (74) Near Stroud. Glos.
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Re: Original Silencer ( Muffler) for MT500 or WHY ?

Post by mt bandit » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:51 pm

Theres nothing reasonably priced when changing the complete system really . Your best off to get a link pipe from sportax and any end can of your choice .then maybe a carb tune as it will probably run as rough as dog nuts .
Reasonably priced and new exhaust systems arnt really two phrases I would put together
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Re: Original Silencer ( Muffler) for MT500 or WHY ?

Post by sparky » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:43 pm

George (P.I.STAKER) , member on here used to have re-conditioned original silencers which looked great. Worth asking?
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Re: Original Silencer ( Muffler) for MT500 or WHY ?

Post by mickymedz » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:23 pm

Thanks to MT Bandit and Sparky, forum members,

George and myself have exchanged emails and I am hopeful of a good result.

As an old-timer, I find replacement costs of major components eye watering.

Maybe one day you may have the same opinion when on a fixed income.

So why did I buy an unregistered MT500 ?

I wanted something different, a bullet proof motor, in a well suspended frame. Quoted kerb weight of 170 kg.
I live in an area with plenty of green lane, B roads potential. Bike now registered with age related plate.
End to end renovation.

Done 350 miles in a few days.
You can be born again biker at 74 😋

Thanks for advice, and membership to a great community.

Regards Mickymedz.


I look at new bikes, the cost, kerb weight. No thanks.
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Motorcycle mechanic 1960-70. Worked on British,German,Italian,Japanese bikes of that era.
Other hobbies ham radio enthusiast Licenced 1974.
"Live every day like it's your last .. it could be"
1985 Kickstart Armstrong MT500

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