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bothfeetdown

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  1. This is the eBay item number 322197427943 and hopefully this link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosi-Offroad-Flexible-Rear-Mudguard-Kit-Beta-Evo-2013-2016-Three-Colours-/322197427943?epid=5004522978&hash=item4b047696e7:g:5NUAAOSwZVlXjexL
  2. I think it's my link, I'm on a campsite using an phone do anything is possible! Try a search under world wide on eBay for beta Evo mudguard. Or go to www.johnleemotorcycles.co.uk
  3. They are UK eBay? Maybe they'll ship to the USA? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322197427943 Or www.johnleemotorcycles.co.uk
  4. I'm a novice and got back into trials a year ago on an old Cota 247, made dreadful progress learning new skills (spent more time tinkering with it). I'm now using a 2008 Beta Rev3 250 with a slow throttle and it's absolutely ace, great power, handles well and confidence inspiring.
  5. My current bike is a 1972 Montesa Cota 247, it needs at least a top end rebuild and thereafter paint, tidying up and TLC. It's the first bike I brought after a 30 year break from trials my last one was a TL125s. Having ridden it a few times I reckon it's worth a proper rebuild and then kept for high days and fun. I'm therefore thinking of getting a more modern bike, one that's reliable and can be used every week, not need major maintenance and sensible enough for a complete wobbler like me to use. I'm on a budget (£1600). Any advice on what to get?
  6. Comes from the 'beginners and wobblers' class I believe
  7. I started with a Cota 247 which has been retired for now and I'm learning again with a Beta rev3 250. I changed the throttle to a slow action one and it's been great to learn on
  8. Fraser i can thoroughly recommend the Penkridge club, its very beginner friendly. The white routes are great for practice and the 50/50 is a good challenge to us wobblers!
  9. A bit of update, I spent a few months getting the 1972 Montesa Cota 247 running and did a few white route club trials and practices. Big and heavy but great when running well. Now needs a bottom end rebuild and cosmetics for the rest of the bike, so I breathed and bought a Beta Rev3 250, it's a 2008 model. Obviously the difference in bikes is amazing and my riding has improved a bit! Thanks all for the advice and to Oni Nou who suggested a Beta
  10. What I like is the cash refund they put in the parcel if the online p&p was too high. They put a few pound coins in with parts
  11. Worth a chat with Michael at Surrey Cycles This was his advice to me for my bike, may be different for yours: "The 1972 Montesa Cota 247 with a left hand carburetter would have used the 627/413. This would have used a 150 main jet, 40 pilot jet, 106 needle jet and 2.5 throttle valve" Pilot jet adjustable is very important for pick up etc.
  12. They often were back in the day
  13. I do agree and was joking to some extent. I've put a lot of investment and time in to the basics and look forward to the time when I crash it less and strip it down and tidy it. It's a 1972 model and I'd like to see the frame back in silver (it's been brush painted black at some stage).
  14. It's worth it, cosmetics aren't as by the time you get the mechanicals sorted you're skint
  15. Come along to a Penkridge Trials club event!
  16. Always found Inmotion excellent, but if you wish to go elsewhere then I think Mikuni UK are good to deal with.
  17. Might be worth contacting Paul at: http://www.pjme.co.uk/ i used them for a rebore on a Cota 247, their website says they do cranks.
  18. I was a teenager in the 1970s and rode a TL125 in local club trials, these pictures give an insight and an opportunity to look back at those times. The riding clobber alone is worth the photos being published, the main thing is seeing the bikes you'd have liked to have owned and ridden
  19. Deryk Keep on trying with interesting photos please, I don't think it's personal when people correct or flex their knowledge, just fellow anoraks enjoying a look at some great pictures. The forum itself serves as an archive and knowledge repository so it all adds value to our sport and hobby. Keep 'em coming!
  20. I have to agree with the comments about reducing stress except that the next day I start thinking about the next mod to the bike or why it wasn't running right!
  21. Also has a gearbox driven speedometer
  22. That's perfect- cheers
  23. I know, but more is better😀
  24. Hi Deryk Anything Montesa Cota from the early to mid 1970's please!
  25. I'm thinking of getting a Dave Cooper van rack for my bongo, it has an 85kg nose weight which is probably better than many vehicles that use racks but it has a fair bit overhang past the back axle. Has anyone used a trials rack on a bongo. It will be to carry a montesa Cota 247 initially Cheers