bultaco experts needed

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by bigmd, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. bigmd

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    ok guys after alot of thinking i decided not to get the bike and look for something more complete and something closer.he was about two hours away.there are alot of hondas in my area.also put alot of money into the ct90 so i would want to finish it.thanks for all the info
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  2. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    That's probably the more rational decision.
    That rolling chasis was not worth the time at all. You'd have 4k into that bike before you were done. Always start with a complete bike and pull off what you don't need.
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  3. buls4evr

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    Probably a good decision. Look for a 650 Yamaha twin. They make great street tracker/cafe bikes. And you can actually buy parts for them. They ALL end up costing more than you think they will:deal. Nothing CHEAP about vintage restoration.
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  4. PSchrauber

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    Perfect, still your wish to modiefy a Bultaco to a super mortard is a very nice idea, I would continue the search,
    just the bike should be more complete and still running too.

    BTW: to rebuild a two stroke depending the engine is much easier then a four stroke.

    Look up fot street legal Bultaco Fronteras or Bultaco Alpinas, expecially Alpinas should not be very difficult to find for a good price and still running too.
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  5. bigmd

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    hey thanks guys.ill keep looking.I scour craigs everyday looking for deals.alot of stuff though is usually broken down or without a title.I guess ill just finish the CT 90 for now and see what happens after that ,maybe ill flip it and get something else.i do love the street tracker look and i just picked up my first CAFE RACER magazine :D
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  6. bigmd

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  7. PSchrauber

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    The bike in the craiglist ad is not my personal taste in some aspects, (I have a Yamaha too but of course a two stroke and don't wear any branded glasses). For me a soft washed Chopper with too many cylinders.
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    "most parts are interchangeable" :lol3
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  9. bigmd

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    thx.i finally settled on a bike in the next town over that i found late night on CL.Its an 82 CB 450t.has a tad bit over 5000 miles on it.super clean runs great and has title.guy works at Harley dealership and fixes bikes on side.I thought it was a perfect foundation for a mild cafe build.already started tearing into it.
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