The Montesa Cota 4RT Thread

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Johnnyboxer, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I assume you ride in some mud from time to time so the fender spacers are a good idea.
    Other than that you should provide more info.
    What class do you ride?
    How big are you, what size boots?

    The first rule of motorcycle modification is: If you don't screw with it, you won't make it any worse.
  2. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    I haven't done much as far as upgrades, but some sort of fender spacer is a must around here. Instead of spending big money I went to my local good hardware store (not big box type) and found some nylon spacers and longer bolts. Same effect total cost $7

    I have thought about doing the suspension links, but I'm still holding off. at my level a more stable and planted bike is a good thing.

    When the time comes you and you need to replace your brake lever get the vmar one. it's worth the extra money as it nicely tucks out of the way.
  3. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I am riding novice right now, however my friend riding with me has indicated that I am getting close to intermediate so maybe able to jump to the next level soon.

    I am 5' 9-1/2" and am 80KG/175lbs, euro boot size 45.
  4. Ross Brown

    Ross Brown One AU out

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    Try these:
    S3 Hardrock Aluminium footpegs. I found that these make a significant change to the feel of the bike over standard as they are lower and more rearward.
    Jitsie DB killer. don't notice any drop in power but the 'bark' is taken out of the exhaust. Much easier to ride in your driveway without annoying the neighbours.
    Renthal Fatbars -
    AjP shorty levers - luv 'em and make riding with a finger on the levers soo much easier.
    Magnetic kill switch. Fall off and the engine dies - as it should.

    Then add bling.
    Also, there is a good case for not changing the rear shock linkage.
  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    And the case for not changing it? (not that I was going to...)
  6. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    Moving into the intermediate class I'd think a heavy duty skidplate might be a good investment.
  7. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    It would be helpfull to explain that case.
  8. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Intresting that you indicate it should kill itself. Tiped mine the other day and it didn't stop running, I had to hit my kill switch. (mine is a 2007 4RT)

    maybe they didn't have that feture yet in 2007?
  9. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    my 05 has a tip over switch. it takes a good 30 seconds for the bike to shut down, but it does shut off.
  10. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    That would explain it, I was able to press the switch right away so wouldn't have seen it stop by its self. Thanks.
  11. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    If the bank angle sensor is working properly the bike should shut off after 7 seconds after it tips over.
  12. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Prior owner put a heavy duty skidplate on already. (checked off!) :D
  13. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I had a few on the list and after this here is what I think I am going to do...
    1) S3 Hardrock Aluminum foot pegs
    2) AjP shorty levers
    3) Magnetic kill switch (Anyone know a good place to get one?)

    I like the thought of the Renthal Fatbars, not sure the best place to get them, and looks like I would need upgraded clamps as well?
  14. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Is that really what these are going for over here these days????

    Maybe it is time to get mine out of the shed....
  15. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I picked up my 2007 4RT for $5K about 4 weeks ago. so depending on year 6k - 10k doesn't seem out of range. :deal
  16. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    I have some billet parts, brake pedal and snail adjusters, Mitani side stand, slow turn trottle, different shock linkage, shorter levers, carbon fiber inner~back fender, front fender is raised up, 9 tooth counter shaft sprocket and a HRC 260 kit. The bike came with all the parts. I like every thing except the snail adjers, don't have enough adjustment. I haven't rode a stock one enough to see what difference the 260 kit makes.

    The brake pedal is shorter and more tucked in. forgot there are titanium foot pegs also. I put a O ring chain and a sa[sparky] on the bike when I got it . All the other stuff was put on by the PO.

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    I also have Hebo fork tanks on my trials bikes

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  17. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    I tied mine in with the regular switch. Now both work. Works nice IMO.
  18. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Added to the list! :deal

    4) Hebo fork tank
    5) Raised up front fender (was in the mud today and like this one even more)
    6) would like the Mitani side stand, but not sure where to get one... yet.
  19. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Does anyone have a Mitani muffler on their 4RT that they could measure for me?
    I have a aftermarket muffler (WES) on mine and am wondering if the Mitani cover will fit.

    I need the diameter top to bottom, diameter side to side, and length.
  20. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Where I understand the point and principal of a Mappable ECU. Unless your doing something like the S3 280 kit is there a benefit at all for someone at the early stage of intermediate to do anything like this?

    Maybe its a bit over the top unless your riding the higher classes or upgrading displacement?

    Looking for opinions thoughts, etc.

    FYI: I am not planing on getting one, more just wondering if anyone has and if so what they liked/disliked about it, how hard to work with things like that...

    Thanks!