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Old 07-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #331
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Okay Pete I can`t follow your whole thread. After just riding a well set vintage expert event, I just do not see much need for a clutch mod. A properly set 348 with correct carburation with a very almost non-existant tick over is just a workhorse in the sections. I would of died for that kind of tractable power in just two sections last weekend! The old bikes power just did not need clutch work. I understand how hard it is otherwise as my 200 cota is hard minus 2 springs! My 2 cents is over. Hope you get the clutch you want. Besides some of us might learn a thing or two!
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:08 AM   #332
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Deleted your pics in this reply, for sake of server space...
Another thing, adjust the clutch cable so when you pull on the lever, it comes out of gear (disengages the clutch) farther away from the bars. I feel/think it takes less "strength" out there... works for me modern and older bikes (I have a 82 fantic, some suzukis, a honda, and a yamaha all from the 70s). Just a thought you might try.

I think that Cables are key though. Todays cables are so much better IMHO... keep them lubed, I cant stress that part enough...

Oh, on a bultaco sherpa, im my memory is correct, we took out half of the clutch springs before, it kind of worked, but later dicovered a set of (all) springs that were "lighter" for best results. Problem on sherpa t's at least, the kickstart depends on clutch holding. It wouldnt hold very well with half springs out, then I had to adjust cables to start bike then adjust back to "ride"... Monty shouldnt have that problem if I recall right.

Plus when you goof with the clutch, with everything I mentioned, then higher gears can slip a little (I'm talking 5th and trying to accelerate hard, or climb long hills) Im in kansas no hills, lol. It was best with lighter all springs installed for sure. BTW, no trail riding with our bikes either, when doing mods you end up with a "trials only" bike, when you get silly..
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:48 AM   #333
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Mine and my riding partner's bikes during a ride a couple of days ago ... and the sun was out for almost a whole day!!!

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #334
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Finally found some time to work on the Cota 200...

Ordered some new cables from South West Montessa and while installing them I decided to take the from end down for a fork rebuild since I've had the seals for a few months now.

While I was at it I ordered an OKO carb from Roger at Mid-Atlantic Trials... Spoke to him about 3PM this afternoon and received shipping confirmation by 5PM... The OKO will replace the buggered up Mikuni that the PO installed. Looking forward to that.

These bikes are much easier to work on than the Goldwings and crotch rockets I usually find myself wrenching on!

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Old 08-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #335
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here is what my bikes did today...

I added a compression release to each of them.... Have seen many a BUL with broken kicker shafts..

no more..

nice owning a MILL...

can start the bul and the Montesa in flip flops now.




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Old 08-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #336
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A rare Wassel Hodaka at today's Trial.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #337
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2012 Ormstown Off Road festival

Pics from the recent Ormstown (Quebec) vintage trials weekend with guest of honour, former World Champion Mick Andrews.

http://sasquatchvintageracing.smugmu...0070&k=d96c4xm

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:16 AM   #338
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Very nice pics, thx
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #339
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Pics from the recent Ormstown (Quebec) vintage trials weekend with guest of honour, former World Champion Mick Andrews.

http://sasquatchvintageracing.smugmu...0070&k=d96c4xm

Nice pics. A great event I rode last year but unfortunately missed this time.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #340
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Nicely restored early Bultaco Sherpa (Type 10, 4-speed) pics, forwarded by a friend.



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Old 10-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #341
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Wonderfull restoration !
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #342
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A riding buddy ... he looks better in black and white :) .. he has a garage full of these Matchless'

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #343
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Nice Matchbox!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #344
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Nicely restored early Bultaco Sherpa (Type 10, 4-speed) pics, forwarded by a friend.


I am very fond of 4 speed Bultaco’s. Here is me on my 1966 Matador set up for trials. The bike is very close to Sherpa T spec.

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #345
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The Mountain West Vintage Trials Association is hosting their final National of the year this upcoming weekend at the Haystack Mountain OHV park located northeast of Roswell, New Mexico. Info here -

http://www.twinshock.org/content.asp...dule_id=109317


The TY80 League of Extra Ordinary Gentlemen will be there to partake in the festivities!









More to come!
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