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I always loved Montessa's MXer's they were a slick looking bike. Tell your buddy spring is here, nothing is moving, perfect time to launch the great Montessa parts expedition.
 

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Already have told him to search, the bike was awesome fun, it was one of those rides that just makes you want to go even faster. The 360cc had only 4 gears so they could make the gears wider, you only needed 4 anyway :cool:
& it is ear splitting loud. Lots of projects on the go right now, all I need to do is stay healthy.
 

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Already have told him to search, the bike was awesome fun, it was one of those rides that just makes you want to go even faster. The 360cc had only 4 gears so they could make the gears wider, you only needed 4 anyway :cool:
& it is ear splitting loud. Lots of projects on the go right now, all I need to do is stay healthy.
Yea we are in full hermit mode. We have had so many cottagers, some idiots who have just got off planes, coming to hide out or quarantine (after they have left a 3 hour drives worth of infection behind) that you would need a full hazmat suite to go into town. The grocers in town are controlling flow through the stores and "what you touch you own" is enforced.
 

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Why im just gonna cut the backbone out and replace with scooter suspensions because im unique and important
Would you still like to be called Doctor or are you changing to "The artisan builder formerly known as Doctor"? Oh, I know.....Dr Cafe. " Bonelineologist".
 

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Hey all, new to the site. Attached is a pic of my bike that I just sold. 1971 Triumph T120r converted to a bobber. It was a fun bike but like I said, it is sold, so I am starting a new project. I want to build a cafe. I have a rebuilt Yamaha XV535 engine sitting in the garage. It was donated by a buddy who started a project and then moved away and didn't want to take it with him. I am going to start a thread on that project after posting this.
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With this thing, if I didn't have both fuel taps open I could starve it for fuel pressure and flow rate under hard operation. Both taps had to be open to at least the run position and once fuel became low in the tank I needed to have both taps on reserve position.
... it had 2 neat little rubber fuel valves with a ball inside it instead of a valve and lever, the ball had 3 positions, closed open and open to the lowest part of the tank. Once the rubber rots you have to watch you don't push a finger nail right through it.



Bike ate fuel so fast it almost needed a fuel pump.
I had a Yamaha 400 like that, at worst it did 9mpg as near as I could measure (probably within 10% )
 

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Montesa Cappra 360VA
I bought it new in 1976,
if my friend can find the rest of the parts in his shed I can restore it.
Main thing I remember about them was the fibreglass mudguards rarely lasted a single race if it was muddy
 

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Hey
Dug out my 81 BMW R100RS after sitting for 3 years with failed charging system. Upgraded charging system over last few day s and took her out for a 15 mile ride today! Looks/sounds/rides great
 
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