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Offline angonemoto

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1980 Jota in UK
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:33 »
Very nice looking bike. Needs Total sticker.

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 12:49 »
..needs a tune-up! Sounds horrible

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 13:14 »
Is there a video? My employer blocks most of them.

I expect a rivet counter would have to do a bit of work to get the exterior up to scratch - air box etc.
I am wondering what is under the sticker on the front mudguard? Perhaps one of those famous hairline cracks.

Unless I am mistaken it looks like right hand gear change, not left, so perhaps knock £115 off the price.
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 13:20 »
79 spec Jota.
Wrong front mudguard, no indicators but looks tidy.
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 13:43 »
POA basically means they don't how to value it - its down to what they can get you to offer   

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 14:16 »
Like it or not it's probably a 10K bike even in that condition.
It is orange/silver after all, and we know how much the market loves that.
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 00:16 »
I'd be reluctant to buy a bike that's done many miles with no air filter. There's no justifiable reason for unfiltered air intakes on a road bike.
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 01:14 »
I'd be reluctant to buy a bike that's done many miles with no air filter. There's no justifiable reason for unfiltered air intakes on a road bike.

Remember reading in a '50s BSA catalogue that only the export models destined for the colonies were equipped with an air filter.  Home market bikes ran open carbs because the domestic "metalled" roads were so much cleaner! ;D

Well, I prefer no filter over a crappy one.  Haven't had a filter on the 3C since I bought it in 1980, when it was fitted with open bellmouths.  The big ground-up rebuild came in 1990, the next engine overhaul in 2012 after a good 60000km (there were hard times in between, biking was a luxury for a while).  Bores then showed no undue wear, nothing out of the ordinary at the mileage.  Just the normal knackered top ring groove... this  is also the case in engines that have been pampered and fed filtered air all their lives.  As I despise fuel stand-off slobbering all over the rear half of the bike, an empty air box is fitted, this also subdues intake roar to a tolerable level.

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 02:31 »
Problem here is we end up on dirt roads occasionally, with dust you can hardly see through if you're at the back of the group. I don't even like breathing it let alone in the engine. Worse off road trip I did was on an open cut Coal mine, Mt Sugarloaf. I was completely black everywhere after that ride. Really fine powder that hung in the air.We get Bull Dust as well, called Fesh Fesh in the Dakar.Bloody horrible stuff.

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 04:17 »
Problem here is we end up on dirt roads occasionally, with dust you can hardly see through if you're at the back of the group. I don't even like breathing it let alone in the engine. Worse off road trip I did was on an open cut Coal mine, Mt Sugarloaf. I was completely black everywhere after that ride. Really fine powder that hung in the air.We get Bull Dust as well, called Fesh Fesh in the Dakar.Bloody horrible stuff.

My 81 Jota has no air filters, just mesh velocity stacks ............ never a problem for me.
Well I can't say that, cause I never pulled the motor apart in my ownership, Batto has though, any bore issues Steve?
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 07:13 »
Dell´orto slides and slide bores just love that dust. I experienced the same as Piet, ran without filters and the motor didn´t have out of the ordinary wear, but the carbs were farked.
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 08:33 »
Perhaps I was a little hasty in my declaration that no air filter is a bad thing. Perhaps there are no unsealed roads in UK.

I base my opinion on Aussie roads, some of which are unsealed. Like Vince, I've suffered the choking effects of dust clouds kicked up by other vehicles. Sometimes I've had to stop because of zero visibility caused by dust clouds from a passing road train. It's not much fun when it gets in your throat and eyes. On such occasions I would have appreciated an air filter on my helmet.
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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 10:03 »
No dust on UK roads just bloody pot holes !

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 10:06 »
The bike is on carandclassic at £16,950
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C960856

Usage seems patchy - from the MOT history the bike was last MOTed in Aug 13 at 38,844km, and before that Sep 09 at 38,571km

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Re: 1980 Jota in UK
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 10:20 »
Chancer.
On that basis I should add 10k to my restorations. (but I won't)
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