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Just bought this and waiting to pick it up !

Any comments thoughts or advice appreciated

Cheers

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Interesting, I'll look forward to seeing it out and about.

Question is whether it's a genuine Gaunt produced bike or a later copy as one or two did crop up. A genuine one (from 1967/8) would almost certainly have a history of being road registered. Does this one have the "double" gearbox, with three high and three low ratios controlled by a lever on top of the casing? One more point is that the bikes were 118cc originally but were modded to 128cc using a Super Six piston.

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Thanks for the reply

its advertised as a 128cc but unchecked.

Ive bought on a bit of a risk unseen and was wondering about road registred, but to be honest was a cheap bike.

bit of tinkering and my son will probably try it out in a couple of easy trials

cheers

John

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Cheers ! I have the "too many bikes" scenario - but couldn't resist it- price wise (presume you know off ebay !) I thought was good

Not actually got it yet, when I have and get sorted I'll stick some pics on. Hopefully as described engine is good, just needs a bit of tinkering !

Cheers

John

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One magazine article said the 3 man '68 SSDT team had one red, one blue & one bronze bike.

 

The following thread mentions several colours:

 

http://www.trialscentral.com/forums/topic/47920-gaunt-suzuki/?hl=%2Bgaunt+%2Bsuzuki

 

But remember that Alta-Suzukis, Taylor-Suzukis & McLaren-Suzukis are often confused with the Gaunt-Suzukis & assumed to be the latter.

 

If you google-images B100P/B105P (bearcat) you'll see most of the original models came in black or red but there were some green and some blue also.

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Just finished the rebuild - was a bit more than "oiling the cables " as described ! But didn't cost a lot - reused a lot of bits and pieces from the garage , only major items bought some new shocks . Try it out soon !

Cheers

John

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Hi there

youre right, its a b100p engine but to be honest hasnt cost me a lot so happy enough.

started it for the first time todqy and sounds lovely, runs nice and first seems low enough for sections

cheers

john

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