YAMAHA MT-03

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£4499 FUEL 14 litres @ 68mpg = 209 miles WEIGHT 168kg SEAT 780mm POWER41.5BHP TORQUE 21.8ftlb RIDER Si­mon Brown, Been rid­ing 20 years, has a Scrambler FT in the garage at home HEIGHT 5ft 9in WEIGHT 70kg si­mon.brown@motorcyclenews.com

So Novem­ber is here and it can’t be long un­til the dreaded win­ter salt sea­son comes around again. My big worry is the ex­hausts, which are al­ready show­ing signs of cor­ro­sion af­ter a sum­mer and autumn of all­weather rid­ing. If the Yamaha is go­ing to face up to the full force of win­ter, I may have to con­sider get­ting busy with some high-tem­per­a­ture ex­haust paint – not a big job but non-stain­less sys­tems do suf­fer if you don’t look af­ter them. The Yamaha’s other metal fix­tures and fit­tings can eas­ily be pro­tected with Scot­toiler FS365 or a can of ACF50, both of which I have de­ployed be­fore with good re­sults but if you are us­ing the Scot­toiler prod­uct, be aware you will have to re-ap­ply it reg­u­larly.

Win­ter salt may prove prob­lem­atic

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