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model80

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    Sherpa 199A & 199B

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    Dublin, Rep of Ireland.
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  1. One restored Model 80 and one proud owner. Almost 12 months later than anticipated, my Father officially unveiled his fully restored Sherpa T Model 80. I think you'll all agree it was well worth the wait.
  2. Thanks Steve, much appreciated. 😎
  3. Alright lad, I going to go at this from a different angle, as I find your response confusing and I fail to understand it! My dilemma is as follows, I recently purchased a new airbox and when I attempted to bolt the seat on top I cannot get it to fit properly without squashing the tallest snorkel. Many thanks. Pat
  4. Best I ever got out of mine in competition was 38 miles, before I hit reserve.
  5. I'm afraid not nigel me ould pal. Call me thick or what, but there you! As someone with a far better grasp of things said once, " a picture paints a thousand words".
  6. I'm afraid that I don't have either parts book to hand. However based on my knowledge of Bultaco parts books, I can almost be sure that these parts will have different part numbers. Can you be a little more specific? As the hub, brake plate, spokes, rim etc... will all have bike specific part numbers.
  7. Would anyone have a photo of the 199B airbox, showing the snorkels? Thanks
  8. A frustrating evening in the garage! Started off with two "simple" jobs to do this evening and ended up accomplishing neither. Decided to put new swinging arm bushes and inserts into the 199B and ordered the nylon/plastic bushes as I felt they be the easier to fit. The bushings and inserts fitted the swinging arm like a glove, the fun began when I attempted to marry the swinging arm and the frame. Needless to say after many attempts the swinging arm remains unfitted to the frame. Will have to now spread the frame to make it wide enough to accept the swinging arm complete with bushes and inserts, I reckon a car jack should do the trick. Following all that trauma, I deceided to fit the new airbox I received from InMotion. Now all looked well, however I noted that drilling would be required for both attachment to the frame and the fitting of the side panels. I also noted that no side panel gromets are supplied with the airbox. Anyway it is almost fitted at this stage My question is does anyone have a photo of a 199B airbox as I would like to see how the snorkels are arranged on the airbox. Many thanks in advance.
  9. Well after a number of false starts, I finally got the frame away to the powder coaters, collected it today and I'm delighted with the finish. Of course as soon as I got it home I couldn't resist fitting the bash plate that I got from Todotrial. Which fitted perfectly and offers way more protection than the original. Next on the list will be swinging arm bushes and a new airbox.
  10. Out of curiosity, can I ask why you need such a large amount of information? Are you restoring multiple Alpinas or writing a thesis on Bultaco Alpina frame geometry 😀
  11. If you want to realise the highest possible price for resale, get it professionally stripped and powder coated.
  12. Bondy, would you have the torque setting for these?
  13. Here is a link to the tank in question. It looks a well made item as I saw one close up at the Telford show back in February. https://www.inmotiontrials.com/product/sherpa-alloy-inner-tank-fiberglass-cover/ Bear in mind its listed for a Sherpa, so it will have a smaller capacity than the original Alpina tank.
  14. Back in the day when I worked for the Bultaco importer in Ireland, we never received a parts manual for the 199B. We used a generic 199 manual for ordering parts. No technical bulletins or spec sheets were ever received either. Unfortunately this was one of the many side effects of the pure chaos that was going on in the factory for 79 to 83.
  15. Amazingly enough the original Marzocchi rear shocks are still on the bike,unsurprisingly they are completely siezed solid. So I got my hands on a set of Betor gas Shocks at Stafford today 😎