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Old 09-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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A 1975 Montesa Cappra 250. I have lusted after one of these since I was a kid. I was 17 when this bike was built. It needs a little work, but the big stuff is good. The Motor feels solid, lots of compression and a spark. I can't wait to get into this bike............I want to do a decent restoration, not show, and race a few local vintage mx races next year. Not to win, just to ride............at 55 just to be on it crankin' around the track will be a blast!!!


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Old 09-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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awesome bike do us old guys proud!
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Two of my brothers had Cappra's and they were weapons. Great lookers as well. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with the resto and riding.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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beautiful find sir..... and it looks complete too....please keep us posted with pics during the resto.... I was at the el camino show last weekend and saw this 125 there.....



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Old 09-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #6
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nice
always wanted one myself
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:46 AM   #7
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Finished!!

Finally finished her up! The bike was quite a bit of work, and hopefully will be worth it. Parts are hard to come by and sometimes pricey. The exhaust & the seat really cut into the budget bigtime. The entire bike was disassembled , sand blasted & painted, & polished. The wheels were a lot of fun- learned how to lace them back up.

Fired her up for the first time this past week and that went fine. The bike is very loud. Going to the track saturday to ride her finally and catch up with some old friends......

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Old 07-14-2014, 05:47 AM   #8
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other side

here's a pic of the other side
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:10 AM   #9
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Excellent! One of the best things about us 50+ guys is that the bikes we wanted as kids are still out there and within reach. You might've spent a little on that Montesa, but imagine if you were trying to locate and restore a Vincent or even a Norton Commando.

A fellow showed up at our vintage mx last week with a Rickman Montesa. That motor pulled hard!

Good luck!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:55 AM   #10
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you'll be surprised at how fast that thing is. Enjoy.

It won't turn well just using the handlebars. You need to turn up the loud switch a bit and lean forward to get 'er to turn with any authority.

I always was lucky and had what I wanted/needed. Now I want silly shit like a Vertamati.
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