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  1. cleanorbust

    Montesa cota 247 1972 year

    You're thinking of cutting out the bottom of the original tank unit to make it into a cover for a metal tank? Montesa made the 247 in this way, for the UK market at least, later in the 70s but you'd be lucky to find one of the metal tanks they used. Could be a case of getting something made up to fit under the cover or modifying a tank from a small bike or moped. Someone on here suggested rigging up a couple of metal hot drinks flasks under the tank cover, linked by a tube with T-piece and tap, but it sounds a bit fanciful and I'm not sure what sort of filler arrangement could be fashioned. If you're wanting to move to a metal tank because of problems with modern fuel and don't want to line the fibreglass tank, may be best to just use a tank from an old Yam TY or similar, and perhaps cut off the seat/side panels section to use separately.
  2. cleanorbust

    Montesa cota349

    For my 247 I ordered M7 cap head Allen screws on eBay - a much better bet than the slotted originals which tend to chew.
  3. cleanorbust

    How far are your forks through the yolks?

    Tyre pressure? Handlebars rotated too far?
  4. cleanorbust

    Cota 247 Clutch Side Crankcase Cover Bolts

    I used Allen screws, easily obtained on eBay, 7mm. Better than the straight slot originals which always tended to chew up.
  5. cleanorbust

    1978 cota 348 paint code

    It you take the original cover to an auto paint specialist they'll match the colour by computer and mix you some paint.
  6. cleanorbust

    Rear sometimes deflates

    ...or use an inner tube. Shame to throw away a tyre with life left in it.
  7. cleanorbust

    Early 247 red paint code

    I'm not a stickler for exact original colours, but I found red Hammerite to be a good match to my 247c. Think the first 247s were a deeper shade though? A good auto paint shop will computer match it for you.
  8. cleanorbust

    Evo 200 upgrade to 250?

    That really does seem the best advice. Trying to make one bike into something it's not is usually expensive and not as effective as hoped
  9. cleanorbust

    Evo 200 upgrade to 250?

    Carb, exhaust and CDI same as 250?
  10. In my experience, lots of good riders arrive at stage 4 without being aware of going through 2 and 3. They can clean sections, but couldn't tell you how they do it.
  11. I probably shift between all four stages depending on the actual challenge I'm faced with. I do try to make my practice sessions improvement sessions, rather than just repeating the same mistakes, but if I leave it too long between sessions I have to relearn some stuff.
  12. cleanorbust

    Fiat doblo (van)

    Good result. Two bikes will also fit in the car version of the Doblo, facing forward, with the back seats unbolted (not a big job, I converted mine to be quickly detachable)
  13. cleanorbust

    Ullo from Whitby

    I think you'll be on the right path following section swept's advice. Don't worry too much about cosmetic appearance, there'll be battle scars on any bike at a grand, it's the mechanicals that matter. It's possible that an old Rev3 has already had a stator replacement: worth checking if possible.
  14. cleanorbust

    Ullo from Whitby

    £1k is really about as low as you can go in terms of anything worth buying and more or less ready to ride. I'm in Scarborough and will keep my ear to the ground. If you get sorted out with a bike, I'd encourage joining Scarborough and District Motor Club to get access to their excellent practice facility between Scarborough and Whitby. If you get that far, pm me and I'll be pleased to show you the ropes!
  15. cleanorbust

    Full-Sized E-Trials

    I'm sure Inch Perfect in Lancashire would provide a test ride on an Electric Motion, if you're ever in the area. They've got a good practice area. And no need to worry about a clutch lever with EM.