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Old 02-20-2012, 10:33 PM   #226
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #227
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #228
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Cota like that was my first new trials bike..............came in kit form, with some of the parts in sacks..................lol
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:58 AM   #229
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Im trying to figure out if the shocks are stock or not... from every Cota picture I have seen of the era... they dont seem to be..

they are rebuildable..

Ill get a better picture of them tomarrow.. perhapse someone can fill me in on them..
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:40 AM   #230
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Stock bikes came with Telesco shocks which werent rebuildable, but which were crap!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #231
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Stock bikes came with Telesco shocks which werent rebuildable, but which were crap!
Im usualy pretty good about IDing shocks.. from 100yds away... They look like Curnutt's .. but 1.. black springs, and 2.. didnt think he made trials shocks....

The shock


Lower


Nifty alum o-ring upper bushing


aluminum seal body.. that somone has obviously either tryed to, or has been in...


has "PAT" stamped in the top of it.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #232
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If your shocks still work why worry who made them? But if you need to change them pay a little more for a quality replacement, and try to avoid very poor shocks like Betor or NJB.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #233
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If your shocks still work why worry who made them? But if you need to change them pay a little more for a quality replacement, and try to avoid very poor shocks like Betor or NJB.

Because they need to be rebuilt...

the spring rate etc feels really good for how I am going to ride the bike..




I am in the market for shocks for the Bultaco... what are good shocks to look for?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:28 AM   #234
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I would imagine you can easily get seals, but you need to carefully inspect the damper rods, as if there is any marking or damage on these the new seals will fail very quickly. Might be better just to bin the old shocks and buy new ones, unless you are capable of making any replacement parts required?
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #235
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I would imagine you can easily get seals, but you need to carefully inspect the damper rods, as if there is any marking or damage on these the new seals will fail very quickly. Might be better just to bin the old shocks and buy new ones, unless you are capable of making any replacement parts required?

I can make any parts needed.. no problem..

I know I can get seals... kaman bearing already confirmed that for me.

Im more asking who made them just because Im curious and want to know..
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:32 AM   #236
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Be interesting to see whats inside.........they look almost like they are homemade?
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #237
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While we are on the subject of shocks...
My Cota 200 has Koni shocks in the rear... I assume they are not original. Any parts or manuals available? I tried the Koni site but nothing listed.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #238
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I ride with this guy, he makes a grand entrance, and he rides really well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #239
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I ride with this guy, he makes a grand entrance, and he rides really well.

Now that's hardcore.

Reminds me of the stories I heard of Obie O'Brien back in the day.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #240
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