The Montesa Cota 315 R Thread...

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Garthe, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Lets see your 'last of the two stroke' Montesa Cota 315 R Trials Motorcycles...

    Maintance, aftermarket parts and custom stuff...

    Thanks, Jim
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  2. rwamf

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  3. kennyh

    kennyh Been here awhile

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    My 02. What a fun machine.

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  4. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Thanks for posting your pictures :clap .

    I started this tread because I love my 315 and wanted to share info with a wide range of people.

    Due to your second son being born two weeks ago and work issues, I have not been able to post pics of my 315.

    This will change soon and thanks to those that have already done so...

    Jim


    I finally have pictures of my 315..

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  5. mxasp

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    Have had more fun on my 315 in last couple years than all my 35 years riding put together I think. And has made me a better skilled rider on road and dirt
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  6. Sniper X

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    Shit, now I want one. DANG!
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  7. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    Sniper X, New Mexico has a very good trials community you should be able to find one around there somewhere.
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  8. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    As part of the New Mexico Trials community, here's a couple of pics of my '99 315R.

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  9. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    How is the parts availability for Montesa? There is an '01 315 for sale not too far from me...asking $1700. Other than riding my brothers Ossa MAR back in the day this would be my first trials bike.
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  10. jbrownmxr

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    Parts availability has been good. Adrian and Mandy Lewis of lewisport bought all the parts from Apex sports a while back. What they don't have on hand they can get in a few weeks from over seas. The main things with trials bikes is that they don't need much. They are stone reliable.


    On a side note, the 01 through 04 really are the pinnacle of the 2T Montesa. They have a better carb and the Showa suspension. $1700 if it's in decent shape is a good deal. If it is in great shape it's a steal.
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  11. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    All I have seen so far is a picture, it looks like it is in decent shape. I hope to look at it next tuesday, anything I should look for?
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  12. jbrownmxr

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    I always ask the seller to have a cold motorcycle for me to start. Have him show you how to turn on the gas and where the choke is. See if it fires up. Usually a kick or two. While it's warming up look it over closely. Scratches are expected in a trials bike but look over the fork tubes for scratches and leaky seals. Make sure there is rebound damping in the shock. Look over the foot peg hangers. They are a sign of wear and develop cracks. Once the fan goes on (which it should) then take it for a spin. It will likely drag the clutch. There are reasons for this and ways to correct it . It is normal. Make sure it shifts through all the gears smoothly and brakes well.

    For the record I have a 4RT and purchased an 01 315 as a loaner for my buddies. I paid $1700 and put about $600 getting it right.
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  13. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    Thanks for the advice, Next Tuesday I will go kick the tires...and take the trailer with me.
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  14. Zerodog

    Zerodog Long timer

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    Here is a shot of our 2 babies. The 315 is on the right.

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  15. Zerodog

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    What foot pegs and brackets are those? They look WAY better than stock.
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  16. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    Showa forks came out in 2000. The brakes were upgraded in '01. I'm going to sell my 2000 but I got to change the tire. I let a guy ride it last sat and he trashed the rear tire.
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  17. jbrownmxr

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    You sure on the fork change information? I spent a bunch of time researching the different year 315's and was certain that the Showa suspension was a 2001 change. I think it important to clarify this as it would be a deal breaker in my mind.


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  18. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    yep, positivey.
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  19. Garthe

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  20. jbrownmxr

    jbrownmxr Gas Passer

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    You are correct, the Paoli forks are standard on the 97-99, and Showa for 2000-2004 315. I stand corrected.


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