Bultaco Frontera

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by whitham_wannabe, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    Frontera 360/370's are great machines,I've owned two...this one is a chum's:

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  2. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    Could you please post the type and year of the Frontera?

    Just to determine if the bike is perfect or even awesome.:evil

    Anyway if the bike is complete, expecially fitted with all the electrical components, don't have bend or rusty stanchions, (these are very difficult to get and a repair is costly), still good rims, (original Acront rims are also very rare, there are Morad rims still available), I would do it. If the brakes don't work very well the chrome plating inside
    the hubs can have chipped off. There are replacement hubs available in the UK, France and Spain where you get
    reworked hubs with steel inserts in exchange for only little money.
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  3. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    Is that a Triumph/BSA tank? It looks good on the Bul.
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  4. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    i had a model 152 250 frontera, loved it. - traded it for a model 134. the only weak point is the points ignition. swap in a motoplat and you're ready to rock. the frontera is similar to pursang, aside from: porting, head, and has the larger primary chain weight. oh and center stand, tank/bodywork and lights. i'm sure the big bore frontera's are very luggable, and scream on the top. all parts are available at prices similar to modern bikes components.
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  5. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    "...Is that a Triumph/BSA tank? It looks good on the Bul..."

    Yes,it is,nsu. I found it on ebay for him,he liked it,so I used it. (When he purchased the Bul,it was wearing,of all things, a Penton Wassel alloy tank and 'way too small Brit alloy fenders-not a pretty picture).
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  6. GarageRat

    GarageRat Been here awhile

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    Hey Sam, any chance you can sell me that wassell tank for a Bultaco trials project I have?

    Great looking Frontera!

    GR
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  7. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    Its amazing how good it looks. I have two model 143 Fronteras one is mostly original that I ride regularly and the other is in a million pieces with a bad trans and not sure what I'm going to do with it.
    [​IMG]
    Heres my rider.
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  8. whittrated03

    whittrated03 Steady Rollin' Man

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    For any of you that own or ride Bultacos, I have an uncle that has a garage full of them. Astros, Purands, Matadors..etc. He has shelves full of parts and engines and suspensions. Ive seen stacks of sprockets and forks. He has it all. If anybody is in the market feel free to PM me and I might be able to help you out. He raced VDTRA hence the reason to purchase everything Bul he could find.
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  9. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    "...Here's my rider..."

    Pretty nice,nsu. 'Round these here parts,this 'un is a keeper.....:D

    G/R-The Wassell tank is long gone..sorry....It (finally) found a new owner at MidOhio.....Scarce as they may be, there aren't too many looking for such.....

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  10. nunzo

    nunzo nunzo

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    Looking to buy a Frontera with a clear street title. Located in Ohio. Anybody know of one for sale?
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  11. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    Very nice. After 27 years mine has a perminent home too.
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  12. Schlivitz

    Schlivitz Mercury Freefall

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    The logo is a big "Thumb Up"! What else do you need? Do a little company history research if you really need motivation. When Montesa quit racing, old man Bulto said -Screw ya'll. I quit. I'll start my own motorcycle company.- Is there a cooler brand out there?
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  13. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    NOPE!!!:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb
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  14. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    BTW:

    Not an Enduro bike so without bulbs but probably nice to have.
    I would go for it just for collecting, as this bike will gain in worth
    as it was made and probably ridden too by Bailey!

    But sadly shipping it over the pond would make this aquisition uneconomical for mee.

    [​IMG]

    The bike is for sale here: http://vft.org/vftforsale3-StreetMXers.html

    You have to scroll down a little bit to see the ad.
    I would too trade a little bit with the seller for beating the price down,
    (the price "design" from the seller gives room for that IMHO)
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  15. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    That bike is SIMPLY beautiful!!!!! I was too young to overrule mom and dad when I first heard of Bultaco. For now my two stroke love s an old Kdx! Do it!!!
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