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    Montesa Cota 2014

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  1. The old tried and tested way always works.... picture them naked! Ahahahahahahahahaha I'm usually concentrating so hard I dont even see the "Handler of Dabs". Go up a class you'll not see them then... (wink) Mags
  2. My wife says I'm too expensive to get rid of.... Ahahahahahahaha! And... "Besides... who would work on my bikes"! Mags
  3. Very nice Chris! The Dynamite decal would inspire me to go beyond my capability Hehehehe That decal is a nice touch! If that is your land in the last pic and you set up a Novice section or two... feel free to place myself and my wife on the invite list! (cheekyWink) Mags
  4. Steve, Collected over many, many years! We should be putting some moola aside for doing up the house a bit... its small and 1971 built, pretty original. We keep spending the money on motorcycles... hahahahahaha! Might have to go to one of those addiction groups? Hi! Our name is Mr and Mrs Mags and we are addicts! Hehehehe Whats your addiction Mr and Mrs Mags....Heroin, Meth, Alcohol, Cocaine, Ice??? Nah... Motorcycles, and riding them! Mags
  5. WHY? I have 11 motorcycles, 8 with speedos and 3 with hour meters.... And a LOG BOOK to keep track of them. Now is that the 4th ride on the WR? No hang on... that was the XT.... Oh **** it could have been the TT... No I'm sure it was the Cota... Ah thats right it was the 5th ride on the Wife's Beta for her???? Sweetheart how many rides have you done since last oil change on your Beta... I dunno darling! Look at the HOUR METER!!!! Mags
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    I checked my valve clearances after the first 2 hrs running... they were spot on! Mine also starts, 2 push through then start on 3 rd... when cold, 1st kick when hot. I like the idea of one of the new light weight batteries with LED lights.... as stand alone system. Mags
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    Glenn, Ah yes! That smile! As she got out of a car some 33 yrs ago at a party... she smiled at me! First date was next morning on a motorcycle with me and my hangover! Never been apart since! Mags
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    Breagh, Hehehehe! We can have issues dying of exposure here as well but the difference is... we still ride at over 35 deg C and 90% humidity... fluid intake goes up! Water whilst riding... beer when back at camp! We do grow up with the heat though... and have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world! Most of the motocross tops here are Sun Protection Factor 50 or higher. That means only 1.66% of cancer causing UV rays gets through it. 2 out of 3 people will get skin cancer here in Australia before 70 years old. Maybe in Scotland they could have Atmosphere Protection Factor... (OxygenicWink) Mags
  9. I have hour meters mounted on both bikes (pic below of Montesa) Beta is mounted near top of rear shock. Ours are 4 stroke so a little different to 2 stroke. I change the motor oil every 10 hrs in the Montesa and the motor filter every 20 hrs. I'm using semi-synth so is very cheap to do the motor compared to full synth. The gearbox oil in full synth I drop out every 20 hrs. The clutch characteristic doesnt seem to change from hour 1 to hour 20 so I'm happy with that interval. The Beta not having a separate gearbox oil and filter I changed every 15 hrs. I use Panolin 10w-50 as recommended in the Manual. Because acid build up is a byproduct of combustion and can etch metals I never let an oil go past 6 months if the hours are not done on the engine. I will do a filter as well with the 6 month service. On new engines be it motorcycle or car I bed rings in and drop oil and filter or at around 150 kilometres. Next change is the first scheduled change by manufacturer... if over 1 ,000 kilometres I'll split that again. Mags
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    Ladies Gear ?

    My wife at 58kg wears mens Wulfsport pants and boots but uses female motocross tops in the main. Sometimes she will just use a T-shirt when mild but prefers the long sleeve top because of our harsh sun. She also uses the female line of motocross clothes when on the enduro. She has worn the motocross bottoms on the trials bike but prefers the Wulfsport pants for trials. Pics... Mags
  11. Thanks! Bit of a scare but onward and upward! Mags
  12. Thanks Dan! Back to the madhouse maybe! Just kidding... Hehehehe Felt great pumping that kickstart in the great outdoors... Mags
  13. I have the best outcome for the event that has occurred... a blood clot in my Left Anterior Descending heart artery. This gave me 5 heart attacks over about 10 days with the first happening whilst riding my road bike with my wife as pillion and was quite severe.... subsequent ones were further between and falling intensity as the clot resorbed. After an angiogram... I'm on mild blood thinning and on an ace inhibitor and beta blocker and a statin for internal vessel lining friction reduction. With my efforts to date with lifestyle change... resting heart rate 51, cholesterol at 3.1 and BP 105/70 the cardio is looking to cease beta and ace and just leave the blood thin and statin for vessels. Yay.... off heart meds!!! I won't do a trials comp until we gather some data from ceasing the heart meds. This will be sometime after March visit with Cardiologist. He is very happy with me dropping 35 lbs and getting much fitter and should see me live another 20 yrs if I continue my current lifestyle. I did have a stress test and it showed good flow and minimal heart muscle damage. 3 arteries are 100% clear and one at 40% blocked will reduce markedly so no stents or bypass needed... far from it with those stats. I'm just very happy I can still ride trials with my lovely wife! Even if we only do a few comps a year... our main fun is practice days at Gap Creek! Thank you for your advice I will be heeding it thats for sure! Mags
  14. Julio, Its like saying whats better for you a green apple or a red apple? Here's my humble opinion as a Novice at Trials. I think the Beta is a slightly easier bike to ride as a beginner and steers quicker, not better, just quicker. You get used to the Montesa very quick though and they even up. The build quality in the Montesa is better than the Beta as I've said before. As one example the Beta threads fasteners directly into the frame material the Montesa uses Nutcerts and brackets with captive nuts. It saves weight directly into frame but if you damage a thread in frame its drill and tap larger or insert a nutcert anyway. The price difference here in Australia was only $200. Once you get into the higher grades they may separate more but you'll need opinions from riders in those classes. I dont think you can go wrong with either as we have both and they are both giving great service. Mags
  15. Hey Heather, I dont find it rude at all and yes I have dropped a bit of weight! Lifestyle change... diet was good but made it even better and more aerobic exercise had seen me drop from my heaviest at 95 kg to now 79-80 kg in 4.5 months. No mid-week tipples now either. Having to buy some new clothes... hehehehehehehehe! My 20 yr old loves her TT125 enduro (still a beginner on bikes) and now wants to ride trials but her time is limited as she is in final year Engineering at University of Queensland. Same Uni her mum attended 32 yrs ago! When she has more time ( she is working for Engineering company as undergraduate as well) she wants ON the motorbikes! She is determined like yourself! More practice now for us and get back into a few trial comps... easy does it! Mags
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