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  1. I know the current wisdom is 250 jug n slug but is anyone doing the original 237cc piston kits yet? Cheers guys
  2. Steering

  3. Steering

    PS I should add original as left factory, some bikes head angles 'fatten out' with use so I'm told?
  4. Steering

    I've never ridden a cut 'n shut that rode any good....they tuck under or fall into corners in my experience. Good friend of mine has a very modified TY175 on mark 5 frame, nothing on that bike is std bar steering geometry. He has tried various head angles but feels Yamaha got it right back in the day.
  5. Clutch FACTS - TL320

    I gota say, my SWM 320 1980 std bar 10mm on the arm was THE best clutch of any trials bike I've owned, modern or old. I rode a new 1982 back in the day and that was fine too. Just had new proper cable, proper Domino leavers and perches, steels roughed up with 80 grit, running ATF, set up correctly.....and greased balls oooer.
  6. Shock dimensions for Cota 247C 1978

    PS I do wonder why trials shocks have gas over oil...it's not what I would call a heavy duty cycle?
  7. Shock dimensions for Cota 247C 1978

    Wow, I've never seen a C clip to retain a rear shock. Cool idea. I took the shocks off to grease up the mounts & fter looking at my shocks closely they are actually quite new, they have 504B on the bottom of them? Compared to the gas Betors on my SWM, they are a little oversprung for my weight. These shocks are all black and oil only, no gas, possibly NJB Clubmans? I'll give the boys a call tomorrow. Thanks for your help guys
  8. Shock dimensions for Cota 247C 1978

  9. Pro's and cons..........242 v 247/8 cota

    Hi Andy, a bit late to the party but hey, so what. I've the same bike, a 247C (Competition) and they are lovely bikes, light, small with a very friendly and smooth engine. The early ones from June 1978 had front fork spring air assist whereby you could pump a little air into the front end to firm them up. This feature was soon deleted though, as they couldn't get the air to remain in the forks.....sounds familiar to modern MX boys Mine is heading for a rebuild in week or so, only for a frame repaint as the tank paintwork is still original and they are only original once. PS Your air filter is correct.
  10. 247/330/348 manuals linky

    Maybe of some help to someone https://www.motorcycle-manual.com/montesa/
  11. Shock dimensions for Cota 247C 1978

  12. Shock dimensions for Cota 247C 1978

    Hi guys, want some new shocks for my 247C Can anyone provide what length and mounting dimensions I require? Many thanks for your help.
  13. Well, Speedy has gone off to pastures new. I'd like to thank all on here whom have helped in the past when I've had queries or needed helped, when I was but a rookie SWM owner and not the Uber Anorak Owner I later became. Martin at Moto SWM needs thanking too, like Dave at BikeTech GasGas it's great when someones business is also their passion. Honestly getting parts was far easier than for my late Yamaha WRF's I've owned....chatting with some bored and spotty 16 year, who grunts when distracted from the smartphone is not a fantastic experience I'd like to share. cheers guys, all the best
  14. My 247C has quite a few false neutrals. Yesterday at tthe trial the old boys running newer stuff, were fondly remembering that even when new, these Montys's came with some free neutrals kindly donated by Montesa. Is there a fix, or a case of "they all do that sir" Bless the old girl, she really shone on the loose, sandy hill climbs, such a soft 'n friendly engine but grunty when needed, love this bike. yeah I know, no 6th!