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rotors7

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  1. Best small van on a budget

    I'd like to give a balanced argument for an economical van that will fit your needs... Back in my youth I bought one of these, a Honda Acty van, it could easily fit one bike, I dare say two at a push and it had 550cc of pure usable power. It was very very economical as you can imagine especially on the flat but when it came to the Cornish hills it did struggle a bit. A point noting if you're somewhere hilly. It was rather cosy in the front, certainly not your modern luxurious type of set up but more than adequate and probably kept the insurance down, nice ! You could work on the bike in the back too, although I suffer a bit now with a really bad back. It's worthwile bearing this in mind if you do go down the small van route. It had a sliding door too Having an Euro Ncap score of -9 is a good ice breaker in the venue car park, you can get those stickers "one life live it" they'll back the accident stats up. It's venue performance wasn't great to be honest, I would usually need a push out of a muddy field, a 4 speaker bespoke cassette system will help you to be oblivious to the pusher's woes. I'm not sure if these are still available but if they are they've definitely got to be on your want to look at list !
  2. Green Cota

    There was a thread ages ago on whether folk buy a trials bike based on it's colour... Well if that had been in the bike shop in '78 I would've jumped at it, it just looks the part
  3. Montesa 315R Clutch Problems

    In the past I've fired mine up in first gear, as it's warming up I've kept pulling the clutch in and using the brakes at the same time, it always did the trick. I presume you've got some good dimpled clutch plates in there with some atf oil or whatever's used these days ?
  4. Fire damage

    A very good point, it includes o rings too. You'd think more folk would be aware of this, I always made sure I wore gloves and double checked the leather before putting them back in my pocket after a car fire
  5. Questions re: 1987 Montesa 335

    This was the next model after the 330, I've just dug out an original sales brochure and yours looks as mint as the one in the picture, very nice. There's no info on the oils though
  6. Bike won't start.

    Have you checked your kill button ?
  7. Cleaning Trials Clothing

    I used to get cheesed with this too, the power wash worked wonders ! I'm not sure about the longevity of the clothes though
  8. Passing of Tom Ollerton, Bultaco Pioneer.

    That's a grand write up.
  9. Dell'Orto PHBL26BS gas needle valve replacement

    Are you talking about the needle that's in the slide ? If so then did you remove the slide from the throttle cable ? The whole lot almost falls apart then !
  10. Clutch rattle

    Is this a symptom of the 'new' diaphragm clutches ?
  11. Hello everyone.

    I've never ridden one but always hankered after a Scorpa, the one with the Yamaha engine in it. They seem to be a solid dependable bike with reasonable manners ??? Plus the second hand value for a well looked after bike is a bonus. I reckon £1200 would get such a bike.... Ready to stand corrected of course !!
  12. 250 vs 300

    Funny tho as he has photos on FB jumping between massive rocks ... I asked him about all this , no reply .. Ace detective work ha ha !!!!
  13. I remember going to a trials school hosted by Bernie Schreiber. A chap in his late 30's attempted a step on his ageing 250 Swm and failed miserably, kicking it in the process. Schreiber picked the bike up and proceeded to do everything he'd already done on his factory Yamaha, then casually handed the bike back to the awe struck bloke. There's just no substitute for skill and Schreiber was certainly not 5'7".
  14. Vertigo Kick Starter

    VERTIGO COMBAT VERTICAL 2018 DEVELOPMENTS - NEW CRANKCASE DESIGN TO IMPROVE THE SEALING OF THE CASES- INJECTED CLUTCH AND IGNITION COVER TO REDUCE THE WEIGHT- NEW ECU BY GET TO OPTIMISE START UP PROCEDURE- OPTIMISED GEOMETRY OF THE KICK START PEDAL TO HELP STARTING PROCESS ??- NEW SIMPLIFIED MAIN ELECTRICAL HARNESS- PROGRESSIVE LINEAL ROCKER SYSTEM WITH OPTIMISED REIGER DAMPER ADJUSTMENT- NEW SEAT POST AND REAR MUDGUARD- NEW AIR FILTER BY TWIN AIR- NEW AIR FILTER COVER- NEW RADIATOR GRILL TO IMPROVE AIRFLOW- GREEN HANDLEBAR PROTECTOR- RENTHAL GRIPS- REINFORCED SIDE STAND- NEW DECORATION COMBINING THE VERTIGO CORPORATE GREEN Maybe that's been sussed out already ?
  15. Montesa 349 mh front wheel hub help!

    A much better idea ! Bloody heap of brittle alloy
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