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  1. rr62

    172 Fuel Mix

    Nice one - thought that should be OK. Thanks!
  2. rr62

    172 Fuel Mix

    What’s the verdict with modern synthetic oil? Is 50:1 OK?
  3. rr62

    Graphics peeling…

    Mitani side stand looks excellent but at £190 I think I’ll continue to use the tree option at trials Real shame that Montesa/Honda can’t get this one right!
  4. rr62

    Graphics peeling…

    Great post - thanks Nigel. Will def look at this as the stock stand is a total pain!
  5. rr62

    Help please!

    Can’t be too far from you and def know gassers… https://www.johnleemotorcycles.co.uk
  6. Mine was just a pain the whole time (172 circa 1977 from new) although I was only a nipper, life became a whole lot easier when I switched to a better engineered Japanese bike (RL250 1979 again new). The Montesa was lovely to look at and a very agile ride but (as a 16 year old back then) a right pain to maintain.
  7. Haha don’t get onto that or it’ll lead to gun law chat (which still beggars belief and def not for this forum…)
  8. Thanks all - really appreciate the feedback. Beta test ride coming in August (travelling before then) so will report back!
  9. Thanks - will be interested to hear your view from 200 to 250
  10. Thanks - I think I’ll try and spend a day on a Beta soonish. Really like the styling of the new Factory models.
  11. Haha - a year is a long time!!! The Beta is obviously in my mind
  12. Oh and no carb to faff around with on the Montesa…
  13. I’m noodling around with potentially switching my 2021 4RT to a new 2022 Evo Factory 200. Only ride 1-2 times a month in club trials. What I love about the Montesa is the reliability, build quality, ease (except oil filter change…) of routine maintenance and (of course) the sound at full bore. And hard to stall in sections at 1800rpm tickover. The other big (big) selling point is the resale on the 4RT. I had my last one for 5 years and literally sold it for £1500 less than I paid for it new. The weight doesn’t bother me either as it’s really planted and I’m not bouncing the thing around or anything!! Onto the Beta. I love the look and style. But will it disappoint me on reliability, build quality and resale? I’m sure it’ll be sweet as to ride, but the above points are really important to me. I need to be able to ride occasionally, clean/basic maintenance and then fire up first kick next time around. Thanks in advance for any views - especially from anyone who’s made a similar move.
  14. A 180 degree gear lever change sounds more than weird. Should be a quick 10 degree click. The ‘70’s/early’80’s mechanics are pretty straightforward with a workshop manual but do shout on here for the best oils and spares. Best of luck and enjoy your Montesa!
  15. Surely it depends where you are/context. Riding a road trial where there are loads of similar folk there will def be a bit more slack than banging it down your local high street. My bike came registered from new last year but no horn or plates. Have sorted a small back plate but only ride it about 300 yards to get a newspaper every now & then.
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