The Quota thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Nessman, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    no cracks here and I have several thousand miles in dirt, lucky so far. if it happens I'll get a tubeless rim, I am thinking of going to a 19 front, too cheap for that now though. I'm going to put a larger footpeg on, might ask a welding shop about moving the pannier mounts in a little, I know it would make side cover access harder but its rare they come off, I dont use the side panniers much as they really stick out. mine was remapped before I bought it , fueling seems fine.
  2. hahnda

    hahnda Been here awhile

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    Out for a ride with the hacked Quota.

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  3. waspp

    waspp Been here awhile

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    I have a Quota repair manual on cd if anyone wants it just pm me and i'll send it out. I probably won't be owning another Quota although it was a great bike and loads of fun once sorted out.

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  4. chain

    chain Long timer

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  5. hahnda

    hahnda Been here awhile

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    Any interest in selling it complete?

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  6. auto

    auto Adventurer

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    If you do part it out might need the rear.I just bought a quota that make some nasty noise out of the rear when you start out.Any ideas?
  7. chain

    chain Long timer

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    Check the fluid
    Might be dry :dunno
  8. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    I just had some AWESOME service at moto international in seattle, reasonable price too !!
    the mechanic was an ex quota owner. he grafted on a FJ head light I brought in, WAY more light, picked it up on ebay , it was Greg Benders tip that lead me to that.
    mech said these are prone to funky spark caps, $3 I'm golden.
  9. Bikerboy108

    Bikerboy108 Pat from Jersey

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    Has anyone ever changed the front wheel on a quota from 21 to 19??

    What tire size did they use??
    Thanks Pat
  10. quota

    quota Been here awhile

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    A number of Quotas have been changed to 19" front. Zupi used the rim (tubeless) and brake discs from an Aprilia Caponord. That bike uses a 110/80-19.

    Other 19" conversions have used a 100/90-19 tire.
  11. 2 is better than 4

    2 is better than 4 Calculated risk takr

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    Just got done changing out the handle bars to higher ones previous ones were not stock. Changed out the turn singnals front and rear to three wire honda xr style bike master replacements and I like it alot :D With the running light for extra safty now. I also added a power outlet mounted to the new handle bars for the gps and changed the crankcase breather hose that goes to the steering head as it was making a mess of things as bad as it was cracked up and changed a fuel line and cleaned the k&n air filter. Should be good to go for a while.:freaky I need a new dash if anyone has one:ear
  12. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    ive looked at getting a bar with less sweep but havent found one.

    you need a dash? mean what instruments go into? if you cant find one maybe fab one ? make a template have a fab shop cut one, anodize it?
    and for those that made the 19 conversion
    how is the diff with a 19" wheel?
  13. 2 is better than 4

    2 is better than 4 Calculated risk takr

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    Sorry for the delayed response, I've thought about making my own dash as I am a Aircraft Structures Mechanic by trade. For what they want for a new one I cant justify the cost, I was thinking about aluminum deck plate tig welded together then anodized or painted black.
  14. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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  15. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    I enjoyed that article, thanks for sharing.

    Been working on my Q - I'll post some photos when I get a chance.
  16. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    thanks, now if they would make this in the modern small block the world would be right. keeping weight the same as current bike
  17. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    I am 6'4, I rode a friends 750 classic the other day, a really keen revvy wee thing, it would be a great middleweight ADV bike, but not 'manly' enough for the knobbly tired pissing contest that decides who makes what. :cry

    Ive just bought a 99 1100es, I have 5 guzzis, a cally hack/outfit and a stone solo, a 72 loop and a Falcone Militiere, oh and a Hammer S Victory which is now for sale.

    The quota is well equipped with H&B bags/boxes and in tip top shape. I am off out shortly, will pop some pics up later.
  18. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    true.
    Im keeping an eye out for a Griso ( if I can find a deal ) . Im not into touring mounts but Norge can be found really cheap.
  19. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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  20. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    Nice looking Quota Toastmuncher, now go get it dirty.

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