Bultaco Trail Bike Repurposed

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by adsinger, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. adsinger

    adsinger Ride fast. Stop often.

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    Having restored lots of Bultacos over the years, I have quite a few bits and bobs. I also had a 175cc Campera trail bike, one of Bultaco's less desirable models. So I decided to build a cafe racer.

    The frame is from the Campera, swingarm and hub are Sherpa S (1.5" longer and much stronger). Front brake is a combo of Matador and Metralla 62 parts. Bars are Metrall Mk.2. There are also pieces from Alpina and Astro, the motor is a modified 250cc Pursang out of an AHRMA roadracer. There's a few other miscellaneous parts (Ducati, Gilera, etc.).

    The frame's been modified a bit for strength, rearset pegs added. There's Girling shocks and modified forks as well. The finished product came in at 198 lbs. with no fuel.

    All in all, a fun project with none of the restrictions that come with restorations.

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  2. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    Nice work.
    Please, say more.
    Video (to hear it)?
    How is it to ride?
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  3. adsinger

    adsinger Ride fast. Stop often.

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    It runs quite well, I'm holding down the speed as it's a fresh motor. Cruises well at 60, geared as long as possible, near 100. Riding position worked out nicely as the Metralla clip-ons are not low. It does vibrate as expected with a solid mounted 2-stroke. I have two videos, the first startup and a walk around but don't know how to post them. The initial startup video and a bit more info are on my website http://motoeuro.org/BulCafe.htm
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