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Old 03-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #5986
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CanAms

This is a CanAm 175 ASE "ace" "air cooled/single shock/enduro. The couple of years before the water cooled ASE. The '84 was the first year it was produced and they had a company change and were made in England instead of Canada. The CAN era was known for many international wins on their mx & enduro models and the company was very successful in sales. I bought this one new and rode a couple of enduros on it and it is rather rare I'm told. Only 2 known in the US these days. Still a cool bike.

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Old 03-10-2014, 07:07 AM   #5987
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Late last fall I bought this.


It came with this.




I closed on it and moved over the New Year's Holiday. It was -15. I've never moved when it's been -15. I will never move again when it's -15.





The shop was built less than a year ago. The previous owner did nothing inside except for basic electric and a concrete floor. With it being so cold and having so much snow I've not done anything to the interior. All my bikes, tools, and work supplies have basically just been dropped off inside and left for warmer days.



It's finally going to be above freezing this week for the first time since November so I will start with some basic insulating over the course of the next few weeks. By next fall I want to be insulated, heated, and ready to roll for next winter.

I'm contemplating insulating the whole thing and maybe building a 'warm room' for my tools and lift. Don't have all that worked out just yet.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:55 AM   #5988
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I'm contemplating insulating the whole thing and maybe building a 'warm room' for my tools and lift.
Keep us posted on the insulation. I have a simular chore to take care of but it dosent get -15 here.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:05 AM   #5989
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Keep us posted on the insulation. I have a simular chore to take care of but it dosent get -15 here.
This will be a summer-long project. I'll post the progress.

First winter in a long time that I didn't have a mancave to hide in. I knew I was moving so I spent zero time in the one I had.

In this climate being trapped in the house leads to bad things.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:51 AM   #5990
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Late last fall I bought this.
Nice place you got there!
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:43 PM   #5991
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #5992
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:47 PM   #5993
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This will be a summer-long project. I'll post the progress.

First winter in a long time that I didn't have a mancave to hide in. I knew I was moving so I spent zero time in the one I had.

In this climate being trapped in the house leads to bad things.

I had the same situation 5 years ago, moved in end of November, no time do any sort of heat thing till next spring. I had a machine shed like yours, uninsulated but gravel floor, made it impossible to do anything. With the way those pole buildings are built I ended up with 7-1/2" insulated walls. I put 1-1/2 foamboard along the steel and behind the 6 x6 square posts to fill in that space. Then stud out the rest with standard 2 x 6's between the posts and 6 inch wall insulation. The walls end up flush on the inside with the 6 x 6 so the sheeting goes right across and finishes off nicely. Add 3 ft blown in ceiling insulation and it doesn't take nothing to heat, even this years miserable crap.

I picked up several pallets of mixed insulation foamboard from Menards for $75 each , any sheets that get broke or corners knocked off they just stack on a 4-5ft tall pallet. I ended up with enough to do my hole shed just piecing the halves together and using the complete sections where they fit.


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Old 03-11-2014, 04:48 PM   #5994
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Always a work in progress, but we had a mild winter so I did more riding than fooling around in the shop.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:45 PM   #5995
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In this climate being trapped in the house leads to bad things.
Yeah I know mine are 3 & 6

Btw I just bought a bultaco alpina 1974. Anything I should know? I know it's a bultaco and that's it haha

My buddy says it's complete other than speedo and speedo cable. He has.the kickstarter etc in a box. Says it turns with good compression
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:12 PM   #5996
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Yeah I know mine are 3 & 6

Btw I just bought a bultaco alpina 1974. Anything I should know? I know it's a bultaco and that's it haha

My buddy says it's complete other than speedo and speedo cable. He has.the kickstarter etc in a box. Says it turns with good compression
Yeah, there's a few things you need to know. What you have appears to be possibly an M138 Alpina 350. (Circa 1975)

Bultacos weren't sold by the year, they were sold by the model number. Each time a model underwent an upgrade its model number was changed, regardless of the time of the year. Locate the serial number on the steering tube on the frame. It will start with the letter M and the first three numbers (two on older models) dictate what model the bike is.

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As for your bike, the Alpina was made for the U.S. market as an all-around playbike. It's basically the same bike as the Sherpa T trials model (different gear ratios) with a bigger tank and a real seat. Think of it as a cross between an Enduro bike and a Trials bike. Parts are easily obtainable. The bikes aren't all that rare. And they usually don't command a high price. That said, they're extremely fun. I'm down to one lone Bul remaining and it's my M115 Alpina 250 that I setup for vintage trials several years ago. I will never sell it.


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Old 03-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #5997
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Cool I knew they weren't that rare but he was selling for $500 and it seemed like a cool bike to fart around on Sunday afternoon with.

It's still at his house, I haven't even seen it other than the pic.

I was thinking about powder coating the frame and swingarm etc and doing a clean up,on everything else. I have another buddy that has a speedo from a Sherpa but no cable.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:14 PM   #5998
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It's a very cool bike to fart around on. Alpinas puke torque...they'll go anywhere, especially the 350s.

These younger guys that think their KTM300s are torquey havent ridden an Alpina.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #5999
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Up until recently I had a spot on my back porch that was both parking spot and workshop. Started looking into adding an addition to the family and had to finally break down and build a real shed, which turned into a workshop. Pretty happy with the results!

Old work/parking space



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