1997 montesa Cota 315R Rear shock

Discussion in 'Trials' started by nikj, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. nikj

    nikj n00b

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    So has anyone rebulilt one of these, mine is apparently shot
    I know Lewisport sells rebuild kits but they recommend that you send it off to their approved shop to rebuild
    Just looking for advice
    Thanks
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  2. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    How do you know it is shot?

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  3. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Probably bounces like a pogo stick! Brewtus`s 4rt just went too shite recently too.
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  4. nikj

    nikj n00b

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    Yup bouncy
    No rebound damper
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  5. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Yup, sure did. Fine one weekend, pogo the next. Amazing what will happen after a bike sits in a garage for a week. :kboom
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  6. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    If it's the same as my '01s shock it's put together about like any other moto shock. I had mine freshened up by my local honda dealer (back when I was in VA--awesome shop). It wasn't leaking, but I figured that after more than a decade it could probably use new fluid :lol3
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