The vintage Montesa Cota mini-bike thread

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Brewtus

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    Wow, wish that was under my X-mas tree!! :thumb
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  2. lineaway

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    It is better when Santa surprises everyone. I almost got killed that Christmas morning.
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  3. Brewtus

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    Okay, I'll bite. Story? :ear
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  4. lineaway

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    So, I'd been hiding a new Beta for a few weeks before Christmas. My parents just happened to be visiting. Blondie was not impressed that my parents assumed she bought the bike for me. The day went downhill from there. Luckily Santa also brought some xtra gold.
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    Can't share much towards the smaller cc Montesa bikes, I have owned a 304 in the past and I have a 242 now.

    The Montesas are good, from the old twinshock era I personal consider the 242 and 330 best, from the 70's I like the 247 best.

    The 123 and 200 where the club riders bikes to chooses beside Fantic and Yamaha.

    Yours is for kids that just has left the kindergarden now going to school and the frame is build for their weight limit too.

    I press my thumps you get the bike sorted.

    Ilo engine parts are available here best by going to classic car and bike exhibitions like our Veterama.

    To parts in Spain beware of the language and too about the quality especially in Spain there are a lot of crap replica parts available that do start failing before you even have tried to assemble them.

    Hansjörg Pfahler in Germany is a good ressource look under www.bultaco.de.

    Best way to get in contact is by phone then you can discuss new OEM, replica or used parts. He has been a Montesa dealer and importer from the 70's on, so I think he could help you in many aspects.

    I think too beat thing is to go through the bike what has to be replaced and got from a parts ressource what can be done by you then sending / discussing the needed parts thus you get an idea about the costs and an end to the build.
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    Back to the Montesa museum. Ya need one if these. The very first cota.

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  8. Brewtus

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    Yeah, I'll keep my ears peeled for one of those. :lol3

    Nice mini Montesa link, BTW. :thumb
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    Cool. That's one heck of carb intake.
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  10. lineaway

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    Mine was longer than that!
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  12. Brewtus

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    Was looking thru the Mecum / Vegas / results . Wowsers !

    The Trials bikes did very well .

    Here ya go Brewtus

    1973 Montesa Cota 25
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  14. Brewtus

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    Yeah, a buddy e-mailed that to me. Very pretty! :thumb
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    I take it those wing nuts were for another set of wheels?
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    That would be a good bet .

    Really amazed at what the Trials Bikes were getting .
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    I know a few Montesa's that could use them.
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    :clap :clap :clap
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  20. Trevor Hallam

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    I found one of these last fall! Its a 25C, the one with the proper clutch. Its in pieces, but not terrible shape. Its one of those "motor in a box but its all there - I promise" projects. I spent some time with the parts book cataloging what I had this winter and remarkably, it really is (mostly) all there. I need a kickstart return spring, but that's it!

    Will need quite a bit of refinishing, and new seals and bearings and other perishables all around, but it should be neat when its finished. I have two little kids (one is 3 and one is almost a year) so I had them in mind when I picked it up. I paid $350 CAD and thought that was pretty good. In all honesty the clutch might be too much to handle for a little learner so I might sell it on once its running and get a PW50 or something a bit more simple, but I'm a sucker for a rare project.

    I've bought original parts books and owners manuals and made them into PDFs if anyone is interested. Happy to share.

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