The Montesa Cota 4RT Thread

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

  1. DyrWolf

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    Thank you
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  2. DyrWolf

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    Fresh wheel bearings for little girly . 40 hrs
    4 oil changes 2 gear box fluid change greased linkage and new wheel bearings. Tomorrow fork spring and oil for this garage queen 65EEFF64-AD19-4CA3-A8FE-5179FB509DBB.jpeg
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    I should be so nice to mine. :lol3
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    This would have been my big riding time .of the year Madison Heights would have been next weekend. Would have been getting ready this weekend. Best laid plans . I’ll probably go to Bunn in the next few weeks to fiddle with new suspension if its ok with Jim . Much safer than Ed’s . Trying to be respectful to people but I sure could use a day out. I love to fish but its not as good for blowing of steam.
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  5. DyrWolf

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    Fork spring and fluid. Took it for a 200 yard ride in a gravel alley. Just need to check it over and put fork guards and plate on. Eds a engineer and said it didn’t really matter what way the spring went in. I put the tight coils down. He said put it on the net and listen to them argue 9B62EBEF-D636-4B45-8C67-6F079D4071E6.jpeg 2A5556EF-EC60-4B24-AD80-4D3E69E3A034.jpeg lol
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    I am waiting for next weekend when you put the stock springs back in.:D
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    No. Im way to lazy. My thought is that with the new linkage the rear was raised putting more weight on the front. I think it will be balanced but quicker. Could be wrong. I’ll work on it again at covid 20 or 21
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    Did add less oil in the right than it called for. Put in the amount i took out. Really wasn’t very dirty.
    May get out next weekend. Really stressed trying to take care of my mother at this time. Was in a infected building again Friday. Had to clean my moms apartment this morning. She has mental health issues. I Could really use a weekend out
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    *Typical engineer. :D

    ps, if it doesn't matter then why are virtually all factory installed progressive springs installed tight coils up? Ask him that. Not that I know better, I'd just like to know. :johntm

    *pps, my late very close friend & riding buddy was an engineer, so I use "typical" in jest.
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    Beavis353 Been here awhile

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    Curious, what we’re you hoping to achieve with less oil on the right?
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    Im not. I assumed there was some left in the fork although i followed directions on compression. I added what i took out. And the measurement to the top was correct . I figure easy to add after a ride as opposed to overfilling and blowing a seal
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    Think I get to ride this Saturday! Dial in the suspension. Then a three day camping weekend. Maybe bike and canoe
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    I'm going to ask this in here rather than start another thread about it, so I had a little tip over and a stick or something broke one of the blades off the fan on my 4RT. I realised this after I picked up the bike and wondered what is this little chunk of black plastic on the ground...Uh oh, I know what that is. So now the fan is a bit noisier and I have a feeling it moves less air through the rad as well. My quandary is if I should spend the 92$ on a new fan (yes just the plastic fan bit) or run it and not worry about the imbalance ruining the motor. Thoughts???
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    If it was me, I would get the fan... it’s that or replace both later down the line... and by later I mean much sooner than you think.
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    Can you reattach the broken off bit?
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    That's the way I'm leaning too.
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    I doubt it, the fan runs a fair rpm....and I can't remember what I did with the blade when I found it. :doh
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    You can pay me now or pay me later. Replace it!
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    Yeah, I think I'd replace the fan before it eats the fan motor.
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    Well that sounds like a resounding consensus! Why does this never happen in an oil thread?? :D
    Thanks you guys, I’ll see about getting one ordered.
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