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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Garthe, Jul 19, 2009.
Talk to vintage pro in a a private chat. He is the guy you need.
I'm curious what you guys think about this one.
Seems nice but I can't believe they are worth or would sell for his price, or am I out of touch on their value!
I do however like the idea of a 2 stroke Honda "modern" trials bike. (At least it's modern compared to my KT250)
For 4 grand you can buy a modern trials bike. That is not modern at 20 years old and most major parts are obsolete. The 315 was the best bike in 1998 when it came out. A very long time ago.
Yes, kind of my thought also. It is pretty though.
Now ya done it Bob. The 315 is my baby. Nothing on the used market comes close. NOTHING. Showa suspension front and Rear. DID rims. Aluminum Verlicci frame made in Italy. HRC designed and Honda built engine. Honda quality hardware.
Pistons, rings, rod kits all still available, not that you'll need them. Name a part that's not available? Skid plates, Pegs, gaskets sets, brake pedal, shift lever, spokes, brake parts, air filter, fenders etc...EVERYTHING is available.
Some parts may have been obsloeted by Honda after 20 years. but most are still available AND the aftermarket companies like S3 have stepped up to fill the void.
Show me a better 2001.
Look at the swing arm, fork lowers and skid plate. that thing has not been in the rocks.
Ride it for 10 years and if the condition stays the same so will its value.
disclaimer. don't know the seller. It's a cream puff.
Actually 2001-2002 was it`s best years. Everything I told him was the truth. The best bike in it`s day was very fair to both the bike and the question. I know several people besides you that think it was the best bike ever. And the other people that had one are all on modern bikes. Giving me crap when I have a new Montesa in my household.
It's a nineteen year old dirt bike for Pete's sake. Stop waxing nostalgic & accept it in the light of reality. This isn't Mecum.
An FRS KTM of the same vintage can be had for less.
I guess I just don't get the whole Montesa cult thing.
I don't know if you could call it a cult? Strong brand loyalty isn't a bad thing. LowPSI has spent a lifetime associated with Honda and Montesa. He knows what he's looking at and what that bike means to trials. I know a couple of hardcore Honda guys who would snap that up for their collection if it was closer to home. If I was rich, I might own it just to own a really nice example of the last 2T Montesa, that Dougie and Fuji rode to world championships. If I rode it, I would scratch it though!
TRS riders seem pretty loyal to the brand?
I know you can take Bob. I was just bustin' you. Everything I said was true also. ........and 2004 was the best year, had the factory porting.
Huzband, it's not a cult. It's just how I see it. Am I nostalgic ? Absolutely !!
I praised the condition of this particular this bike, the build quality and components, passed on current info about parts availability.
I said nothing about the price.
If I came off too strong that was not my intent. Maybe i should use more emojis. I don't have to worry about Bob. He can take it.
2004 might have been the best year, but the 2001-2002 were the best looking.
I think my 2000 with the factory carbon -look tank, grey fenders and first year for the rainbow Showas is the best looking. Bought it new.
Heres a 94' for sale .
yeh I know but it’s clean
I never liked how the 315 turned. I'm probably the only guy on the planet in this camp. But they were pretty and would agree the best built bike of the time.
does anyone have any recommendations on different foot pegs? (wider) I'm not a fan of the stock ones. Other that that I love my old 2001 315r, it's still way better than me. lol
About as wide as I have seen is things like the S3 hard rock aluminum or the Jistie Tr1al aluminum... even the standard S3 hard rock are noticeably better than most stock pegs in my experience.
Thanks for the info. I was looking at the Jistie Tr1al pegs. Good to know they are wider.
My 1997 is for sale on sf craigslist if anyone is looking for one. Thanks.
I forwarded your ad to a new PITS rider that is looking