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Old 04-02-2010, 05:41 AM   #1
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The Montesa Cota 4RT Thread

I'll start......................just picked up a 2007 Repsol last night, after 18 months without a Trials bike

Looking forward to some Evening Trials on summer nights
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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Sweet ride!!!

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:47 AM   #3
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Congratulations. Nice ride.
My favourite of the modern crop of bikes I think!
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:49 AM   #4
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I don't own a 4RT but my bro. in law does. I ride it more than he does - thanks Jamie. Only real trials bike I've ever ridden so I don't know what the others are like but I think the 4RT is great fun. I had it out in some of winter snow that we had a bunch of this past winter - too much fun - like powered skiing.

Just to contribute something - both Jamie and I are 6'-1" or so and felt too hunched over while riding. I got a set of "trials high" bend bars but these didn't make a big difference. Then I saw a set of offset bar risers (like the Rox ones) and put a set on the bike. With the angled bar mounts that the bike has these risers are just the ticket. They raise the bars and push them forward which feels much better to us. We now stand more comfortably upright and I find even 30 minute stints on the bike to be 52 year old back friendly.

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Old 04-03-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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My close cousin has a 4rt. Him and me go riding quite often and his bike is a blast! I would trade my heart, soul, and all possessions for it.

Heres a pic of his bike and my Beta
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:16 AM   #6
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I have the non-Repsol '07. Its a great bike.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:57 PM   #7
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #8
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anyone have a trick to the oil change routine on a 4rt? , love the bike - hate the maintainence!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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I picked up a rt last weekend and am in the process of setting it up for me. Being 6'6" I'm likely going to need bar risers. Are there any alternatives to raising the bar vertically without replacing the entire top clamp?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #10
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I picked up a rt last weekend and am in the process of setting it up for me. Being 6'6" I'm likely going to need bar risers. Are there any alternatives to raising the bar vertically without replacing the entire top clamp?
Yes, taller bars. There are lower footpeg mounts that will help considerably also.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:12 AM   #11
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On my '07 4RT I've added Hebo bar adaptors and made the change (forced) at the same time to Fat bars.
But doesn't that push the bars back towards the footpegs significantly? I sure wish the funky handlebar clamps weren't cast into the top clamp.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #12
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But doesn't that push the bars back towards the footpegs significantly? I sure wish the funky handlebar clamps weren't cast into the top clamp.
Photo below is of a set of Renthal fabars that have a 100mm (4 inch) height, but gain a bit more than that in height due to the bar adaptors. You can see that the distance the bars have moved rearward is about half the width of the handlebar; ie less than 20mms, and not noticable in the feel of the bars. Also, by rotating the bars forward to the vertical you can offset any slight reward positioning. Great feel and not too low at all.

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #13
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I am selling my 2005 Repsol 4RT

you can see it in the Trails classifieds and regular classifieds

located in Colorado springs, CO
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #14
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you can see it in the Trails classifieds and regular classifieds

located in Colorado springs, CO
Link = http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768385
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #15
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This is the box the bearings come in. I got six at $6.50 each. Pressed the old ones out and pressed in the new ones. Worked good with 3 MM left for seals on the out sides.



I picked up three of these at Skagit Power Sports today. I made some bronze bushings in case these didn't come in on time[kinda fun]. I don't know if these could be bought at a Honda shop or not as they came from a Montessa dealer.



fwiw this worked in my bike.
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