Show Us Your Bul!

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by German Trick, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    dude! I never owned one but kind of grew up with them as the first shop I had exposure too was Kaw/Bul circa 1971. One of my buddies got into them with a 73ish Matador then followed by 2 Frontera's. That 370 Frontera was a real bear. Another friend had an Alpina and while it wasn't the most powerful thing around in tight woods it was really nimble. Pursangs were cool. Those pickle chrome silencers were cool. They were even cooler when guys took them off. :lol3
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  2. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    In additon to my post #8 here the model 199b in racing outfit not quite ready only some small parts missing.

    The bike can be set-up in two veions, stock like from the factory when made in August 1981 or in "trials competition" outfit. he colorscheme I like most, beside the enhancements this last model from Bultaco got like the modified frame geometry, the 6-speed gearbox and the engine enhancements.

    In spring 2013 I hope to get it fired up again.

    Between the standard and the modiefied set up there are the following changes:

    - fork with different internal set up (springs, shims, ...), the lower stanchions are shaved too
    to reduce weight, (upperstanchions alineg and with new hard chrome coated),
    - rear shocks, special batch from Magical in Spain made in 2008 for Spanish Puma Bultacos,
    - gas-tank custom made out of fiberglas, lighter and works with our ethanol gasoline too.
    - air-box custom made out of fiberglas, lighter and slightly bigger volume,
    - Dell'Orto carb,
    - less flywheel mass, reduced the weight around 2 pounds, to get more live in the engine,
    - clutch actuator with roller bearings, reducing the force you need pulling the lever a lot,
    - fine balanced piston, con-rod, crankshaft assembly,
    - aluminium handlebar,
    - aluminium chain guard, (a shaved one from the 151 model),
    - machined brake pad's, (brakes are a weak point),
    - modified exhaust, mid- and rear section, shaving of another 1 and 1/2 pound with better
    airflow without increasing noise, (better response of the engine, leaving the )

    The parts used where beside all rubber-, spokes- brakepads, cables and bearing parts NOS which took much time finding.

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  3. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    BULTACO!!!! I love all motorcycles as they are all special in some way, but I kind of have a stronger attraction to the Spanish Breed. Here's some pix of Bul's I have.

    First the '65 TSS isn't mine. I borrowed it from Hugh's to use on the 2013 calendar.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8236950915/" title="1TSSFairingOff by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8236950915_954b6fc32d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="1TSSFairingOff"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/7983161972/" title="1TSSCinder by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/7983161972_e6be9de8eb_b.jpg" width="648" height="1024" alt="1TSSCinder"></a>

    This is a 360 Astro that I built for a good friend, Pete Knick.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/7121209137/" title="1NikkiBultaco by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7121209137_8965869a73_b.jpg" width="697" height="1024" alt="1NikkiBultaco"></a>

    This is my model 195 Astro. It is my favorite race bike.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/6928743699/" title="1BulTopOfTank by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6928743699_26c2529b9a_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="1BulTopOfTank"></a>

    More of my Astro

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/6928743097/" title="1BulReadyForDaytona by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6928743097_91eedbb6fe_b.jpg" width="1024" height="690" alt="1BulReadyForDaytona"></a>

    The Knick Astro under construction

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/6624001391/" title="PeteAstroL by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6624001391_ae68c43693_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="PeteAstroL"></a>

    A Bultaco powered grass tracker, also borrowed from a friend.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/5988745042/" title="NikkiBultaco by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6024/5988745042_4f308dceaf.jpg" width="336" height="500" alt="NikkiBultaco"></a>

    Another view of my Astro

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/4971106172/" title="cindy-2 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4109/4971106172_c173e90bf6_b.jpg" width="849" height="1024" alt="cindy-2"></a>

    Me on my Astro. I was the first bike out on the brand new Daytona short track.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/4412111306/" title="1daytonadon by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2804/4412111306_00ee64ccee.jpg" width="500" height="347" alt="1daytonadon"></a>

    Oh and some guy named Jay Springsteen on my Astro too:)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/2630932131/" title="springer-bul-1 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3173/2630932131_81987622e7_b.jpg" width="1024" height="724" alt="springer-bul-1"></a>

    I have more, I will get to later. My wife has one of the nicest Model 23 Metralla's around. Stay tuned!!!
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  4. Moronic

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  5. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    These aren't mine, but it is me with the 370 Frontera that a buddy let me use for the Southern IL SMOG ride last year. Lot's of cool Spanish machines there, but mainly Bultaco's!

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    I also rode this 326 Alpina quite a bit

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    The Bul corral!

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    This guy attended Yamaha Endurofest in SoCal and rode with us a couple years ago. Nice Alpina
    that he brought in on an equally nice Old Volvo Wagon!

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  6. homeontherange

    homeontherange Ochlophobiac

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    A lotta bul...:lol3

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  7. jcf

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    That sure is a fine looking beast.
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  8. German Trick

    German Trick Long timer

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    There are some great Buls here (even the furry one!) and I'm sure some great old memories.

    Poking around the other night I found some more photos of the good old days.

    My dad and I used to ride quite a bit on South Main Divide Truck Trail above Lake Elsinore. This was back in the late 60s, early 70s before it got paved.

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    Then there were the various desert trips.

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    Keep em' coming kids!
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  9. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Just found this thread. I love Bultacos also.

    I'll start with my M214 Frontera, origianlly a 250, now a 370 with a M143 top end. I ride it in AHRMA Cross Country events.
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  10. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    My 1974 M121 Pursang 360.
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    With two of my buddies at Diamond Don's national. Bus and tee shirts courtesy of Team Bull of Missouri.

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  11. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Me at the White City AHRMA national, Sept 2012
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  12. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    1976 M143 Frontera right after I finished it.
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  13. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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  14. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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  15. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    What part of Illinois do you live in Fred? I am near Bloomington. Where you at the SMOG ride in Harrisburg last year?
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  16. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    I am about an hour south of Springfield. I wasn't at that SMOG ride. Did several in past years, but didn't make Harrisburg. My local club,the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders hosts a 2 day AHRMA cross country national in Sept each year and this year weare adding a vintage trials on Saturday afternoon. It is the weekend of Sept 18, 19. I am in charge of the cross country event. I might see if the SMOG guys would like to have a ride on our club grounds some time.
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  17. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    GT, those look like FUN times way back when. I have never had a Bul but I still love them. A friend of mine had a 175 and 250. He could haul ass on them. He was on the front page of my local newspaper winning the county half mile race on his 250 his last year in high school! It was one scary paper clip track!

    That '74 Pursang of another inmate's? I LOVE '74 Pursangs for some reason. Those and '76 Maico MX's!
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  18. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    Nice slideshow and Vids Fred!

    Always nice to see a few pics of Jim Pomeroy! I have a request, for anyone out there that may have
    photos of Video of AMA Vintage Motorcycle days when Jim was Grand Marshall (2002?)

    I would love to see anything from that year, particularly when Jim was doing the parade lap around
    the Road Course, wheelying his Pursang and waving at the crowd!
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  19. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    Here's my early M143. I've had this bike 28 years and still can't get enough. I started racing vintage moto cross this past summer.
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  20. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Nice 143 Max. Actually, it is a late 143 produced about 1976. The first model came out in 1975 and did not have the sidestand or tabs for them on the swingarm, only had a centerstand. Also the early ones had the larger tank with tool box and fiberglass fenders. I had one of each, bought the early model one in 1975 when it was new, and they are great bikes.
    My 143 in my pix was a late model and I got an early model tank for it when I was restoring it. Many of the late 143's with the sidestand tab had damaged swingarms after years of idiots trying to start the bikes while standing on them with the sidestand down. That would eventually rip the metal tab out of the swingarm. I was fortunate to find a new original swingarm from a dealer in Canada when I restored my late model 143.
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