Found this montesa

Discussion in 'Trials' started by turnsleft, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    I took a short ride today up Hwy 9 and seen this 250 Montesa. It is about 6 miles north of Sedro Woolley, Wa. Seems to be all there.

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    It is a 72 and the guys father had it in storage. He only seen him ride it once. He is asking $1100.00

    Give him[Jordy] a call 360-305-9992

    http://owens0512@juno.com
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  2. GarageRat

    GarageRat Been here awhile

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    By all means, buy it!
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  3. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    nice knobbies :lol3 what was the price ?
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  4. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider Got Snow?

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    If I had seen that I here on the East coast I wouldn't be able to get the money out of my pocket fast enough!!:eek1:eek1:eek1

    My post would have read... Lookie what I just bought...
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  5. GarageRat

    GarageRat Been here awhile

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    Ditto!
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  6. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    Nice Montesa. Good condition, Skid plate area looks to be in good shape and not too bashed up. Lots of good original parts. Fenders, and chain guard are nice. A big tank/small hub bike isa 1971. It looks to have a Mikuni carb. Also looks like a mix of different year parts. The fenders are 1969/1970 but triple clamps and forks are from a 1974. The clutch cover is off a later model (1974) I would check to see that frame and motor numbers match. For more info on the exact year check the frame number here http://montesaweb.com/secciones/evolucion.aspx?id=c247
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  7. sdm

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    I agree about checking to see if the numbers on the engine and frame match. i have a 74 and a 72 and the 72 shifts on the right and brakes on the left. I believe that they changed the shifting mid 72 or early 73 however so it could be correct. Looks like a pretty good prospect as they are easy to work on and fun to ride. I would ask at least that much for my 72 which runs real well. That one has the earlier fatter tank/seat .
    Let us know what happens.....:ear
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  8. GarageRat

    GarageRat Been here awhile

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    ....it's been two days, is that thing still chained up?!

    For the Love of God, someone please free that shackled beauty!
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  9. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    It is still there. I went up and took some more pictures. VIN 21M3077

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    Can you say jake~break.:lol3

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    Didn't see any dents in frame, guard looked good. Engine turned over.

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    Needs some one to primp on it.
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  10. GarageRat

    GarageRat Been here awhile

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    Okay, okay, I didn't want to have to do this. I will fly out and ride it back home to NY, just need a cup holder. Please provide the gps coordinates and I will be right out....

    All kidding aside, nices pics of a great old classic trials machine. The ONLY pic that I was looking to see though, was the one of the Montesa loaded into the back of your truck, or Yugo, or maybe strapped across the bags of your Beemer...however it is you people roll out there.

    The seller must be asking one million dollars for it, right?
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  11. lineaway

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    I`m with LOWPSI. It`s a `74 with the old tank etc. Just checked Shipmans `Observed Trials Just For Fun`. My `71, My Dad`s 72 and a friends `73 were all left sided brakes.:D Still nice after all these years if it RUNS!:eek1
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  12. miguelitro

    miguelitro Chuchaqui

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    what is the fill cap for on the chain side of the swing arm?
    Mike
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  13. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    1100 bucks, thats a nasty looking pole.
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  14. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    I may be wrong about this bike. It may be more original than I first thought. With a 3000 VIN number it makes it a 1971. The black and grey powder coated hubs threw me off. Looking at production info it looks like there were only 125 units built with the newer forks and powder coated hubs. The left side shift came later but it was a mod that could be done. Just goes to show I ain't as smart as I think I am.


    It looks like the indentations in the tank for the tank badges have been filled in. It's still a sweet bike.
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  15. lineaway

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    So the 125 units came with the shorter intake like the later models? Interesting model , but the spanish are still that way today!
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  16. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    Bob, the shorter intake and "round" cylinder came in at serial number 3000.
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  17. slowpoke28787

    slowpoke28787 Adventurer

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    Why does the tank not have the indent for the badges and Cota 247 decals? I just bought a 71, VIN 3015, and it has these forks and hubs. It has original engine so it is right hand shift. It was bought new at Malcolm Smith's shop by Robert E Collins (Cinema photographer for On Any Sunday) and ridden till 2007 then sold to a buddy of mine. Yea, I know that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee but cool story none the less. It is in similar cosmetic condition to this one but runs well.

    Daron
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