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Offline LuckyPuck

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New old bike........
« on: December 19, 2017, 06:51:50 am »
After a 1600 mile round trip to pick it up I now have this..   And a smoking credit card from ordering parts...

1971ish (they were titled by year sold not made, so really a 67-71) Bultaco Sherpa T 49 

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Re: New old bike........
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 03:50:01 pm »
Very Cool!   I haven't seen a Bultaco in along time and that one looks pretty good!   How's the parts supply these days?
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Re: New old bike........
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 05:50:11 pm »
Parts make your credit card smoke per what he said.  :banghead
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Re: New old bike........
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 06:35:54 am »
Part supply is really good for 90% of it as a lot of manufacturers of the  of the era shared parts suppliers and used off the shelf parts (Ossa, Bultaco, Husqvarna, Triumpg, BSA, etc.)

There are a few parts that are more difficult, I need a seat pan but as mine is one of the shorter run models and earlier, less sold etc, they are a little harder to get and more expensive. My bike doesn't have the correct fenders but the correct style stainless ones are $90 a piece which I didn't think was bad.  Most of the parts are obtainable in one way shape or form.

The main cost has been nickel and dime stuff,    airbox to carb rubber boot ($33) Clutch cable ($18)  Throttle Cable ($18) Brake Cable ($18) Kick starter rubber ($9) Petcock ($45)  Tires ($35Fr/$55R) Tubes ($8) Levers (amal reproductions $14 x 2) Sidestand spring ($11)
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Re: New old bike........
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 10:19:07 am »
Interesting even thought I am not into rebuilds or restoring. Keep us posted as you go along.

Remember those bikes were the "cat meow" back in my day in CA (1963 to 1965).

I had a street model 350 cc BSA that I took off the street (just removed stuff, put on bigger sprocket) and rode mostly the dessert trails, roads, and a race track that was open and not sued very much. Never raced, just went around the track with a couple other guys.
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Re: New old bike........
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 10:24:54 am »
My Dad had a Bultaco back in the day and I always wanted one, still looking for an early 70's  Bultaco 350 Alpina and a BSA 441 Victor as well...

I like riding street and its more practical and allows me to ride more but I am much more at home offroad and enduro... Less rules to follow...lol
living in the city limits makes keeping a purely offroad bike maintained difficult.  This one is no longer street legal but I have a street title and am going to plate it and make it passable for cruises around the neighborhood, plus it makes incurance easier.
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