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  1. Done. I needed a 32mm spanner. No other dismantling needed to get to it. Saying that I had a slim 32mm spanner that I bought to undo a cooling fan on a BMW I once had.
  2. Recently bought a 1980 Cota 248 and v pleased with it. Just doing a bit of fettling tho and I noticed the steering head bearings are a bit loose, ie there's a little bit of play when I rock the bars. I presume they're new but want to tighten them up. Any advice? Is it just a case of loosen the top clamp (or take it off?) then tighten the head fastener? I thought the steering a bit too lively so this might help.
  3. What's the nearest thing to a manual for these? I've got something v basic from the internet but I wondered if there's anything like a manual available.
  4. I think the 349 is just a bigger bore version of the 248. I'm even wondering if I can up-CC mine at some point if I want to, but that's a thread for another time..
  5. Thanks bud, I've jumped on the other thread now. It seems the brass plunger is the likely culprit.
  6. Hi there, I have a similar problem with my 248. I can't find neutral and rolling the bike backwards is an effort. How easy is it to get at the brass plunger to replace it?
  7. It's got ATF in it right now. Is that more or less viscous than the 10w30 recommended in the old manual?
  8. Just bought this 1980 Monty 248. All appears cool so far, but a little bit of clutch drag is a bit of pain. Put it in gear and it's noticeable to the extent it's hard to roll backwards and tricky to find neutral. Any idea of possible causes?
  9. Hi all, just bought a Montesa 248 twinshock. Never ridden trials before. Let the adventure begin. If anyone knows any possible practice grounds in the area, gimme a shout!