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Old 10-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #16
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When I was a kid I thought the Bultaco Matador had to be about the most beautiful thing I ever saw and Jim Pomeroy winning the Spanish Gran Prix was another highlight.

I still can't pass one without stopping for a trip down memory lane, I spent many happy hours riding, falling off and pushing Bultaco's. denny
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #17
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When I was a kid I thought the Bultaco Matador had to be about the most beautiful thing I ever saw and Jim Pomeroy winning the Spanish Gran Prix was another highlight.

I still can't pass one without stopping for a trip down memory lane, I spent many happy hours riding, falling off and pushing Bultaco's. denny
I do love the looks of mine, even with the wrong fenders, bars, no lights etc etc. (It's coming back to stock now, slowly)

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:57 AM   #18
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You know its still great to see a bunch of Bultaco heads in this world.I still have a 68 Bul in my garage..Its a old square barrel 250 Sherpa T..Bought my first one in 1973 it was a 1972 175 Sherpa S.Back then the anti- Bultaco lovers had a saying Buljunko Cement mixers,until we kicked there ass on the race track..Old Bultaco fans never die they just get old...Keep it up Guys....
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #19
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You know its still great to see a bunch of Bultaco heads in this world.I still have a 68 Bul in my garage..Its a old square barrel 250 Sherpa T..Bought my first one in 1973 it was a 1972 175 Sherpa S.Back then the anti- Bultaco lovers had a saying Buljunko Cement mixers,until we kicked there ass on the race track..Old Bultaco fans never die they just get old...Keep it up Guys....
I kind of have 3 Bultacos (the matador and 2 bandidos) and I'm only 25...I keep the spirit alive :)
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #20
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During my misspent and impressionable youth, I had a Cushman scooter (step dad's scooter actually) that I rode places I wasn't supposed too....the neighbor had a M68 Pursang. When I was 14 or so, he let me ride the Pursang....it about killed me, but I was hooked, had no interest in the Cushman after that....

I have owned at least one Bul ever since I was about 22....have 3 currently, the Astro with the Frankenmotor (Astro bottom end, Pursang MK11 top end) and 2 - M68 Pursangs, including the actual one I rode so long ago.....found it mostly intact about 10 years ago. Got another mostly intact M68 this spring.

Bul built a lot of bikes that just look right. Even today, tough to beat a Pursang or Astro for looks.....
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #21
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Yes Buls are beauties, mine is still undergoing a rebuild in two versions, bone stock with NOS parts, (this takes
some time) and contemporary "pimped":





After 1 1/2 years I hope to get the bike completed for spring. This rebuild in two versions, -I like both- I have underrated quite a bit ...
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #22
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #23
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I want.
Thank you ... You still find this Sherpa 199b here and there, around 1700 where made.

The blue-white colorscheme - which fit's very nice in my opinion - was designed to honor the Finnish rider Yrjö Vesterinen. He was three times in a row world champion with the Sherpa, 1976 - 1979. Expecially with this model he was third in 1981 and he also won the Scottish Six Days and the British championship.

Technical this model was the first and last Sherpa that got a six speed gearbox and has the "biggest" engine for trials bike Bultaco developed. The engine has 340cc.

The engine has a huge crank with around 6,5 kg, the rotor weights 3,4 kg and has too an extra flywheel on the clutch side with 2,6 kg this makes 12,5 kg of rotating masses. Therefor the engine produces extreme torque already when idling but is not very lively ... Maximum speed is btw. 87 km/h in standard gearing (55 miles/h) and the engine
doesn't like high rpm, (max rpm is 5,500 - 6,000), and feels quite well at low speed.

You just aim the route, then twist the throttle a little bit and the bike rolls nearly unstoppable forward, undependable to the underground or slope, it's too quite light: around 95 kg in standard trim.
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