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Skinner

300 FANTIC PROFESSIONAL 1984

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Hi Everyone,

My buddy just gave me this Trail bike for my son. I think it is a 1984 just by looking at other pics . I live in London Ontario Canada and I cant find anything on these except from over seas. It only has 86.4 kms on it. Its like new.

It has been stored away for 20 years. The gas was drained and the air box was turned into a home for several mice. The air filter is missing and I need to find one? It has 403 stamped on the cover.

Can anyone tell me if there is a Canadian or American dealer?

If I cant find anything, what are they worth? I might have to sell it.

 

Thanks

 

Jerry

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Thanks,

I think this site will help me out a lot.

I just need to figure out what year it is first. I will take pics tonight and post tomorrow. I don't want to order the wrong  parts.

I found a few #'s under the front frame. They are 403 DGM 513 _ _ OM .

It also has a 9 digit hand stamp # . Nothing showing the year.

Any info you have with this style of bike will be great.  

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It's 1984.  They only made them that year.. The Fantics went mono shock the year after. It's a 250cc. Not 300cc

Fantic went bust a few times. Although Fantics are still made, it was another company who purchased the name so no parts available from them. 

A good few trials specialists such as In Motion plus others in the UK + places in France and Italy seem to keep most items and post around the world.  A few bike breakers also have parts.

https://www.inmotiontrials.com/

http://www.fanticmotor.asso.fr/r02.htm

http://www.bosisiomotori.it/home/

http://www.equipementmotard.com/index.php?cPath=219

http://www.r2wtrials.co.uk/html_files/bobwright.html

Attached is a Fantic 300 riders manual, Non English & a parts list...

Someone may have a English version but this should help. 

Tyres, inner tubes, oils, throttle cables, metric nuts & bolts, chains and other common items should be available from most local trials dealers in Canada as the same on many model bikes.

 

Have fun...

Fantic 300 rider manual.pdf

Fantic_300_Partslist.pdf

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Here are a few pics I took last night. Thanks for all the info.

I did some research on this bike and its not what my son needs as a beginner bike. I see that you need to stand up on this bike most of the time hence trial bike.

Can someone tell me what they are worth ( ball park ). I can't find any info from here in London Ontario Canada.

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7 hours ago, Skinner said:

Here are a few pics I took last night. Thanks for all the info.

I did some research on this bike and its not what my son needs as a beginner bike. I see that you need to stand up on this bike most of the time hence trial bike.

Can someone tell me what they are worth ( ball park ). I can't find any info from here in London Ontario Canada.

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Mint bike like that in Europe is worth about £180,000,000 in the head of the owner but a sale at £3,500.00 would be attempted probably ending with a negotiated price of £2,600 or you could take it to a dealer and be told that nobody wants them these days and they will do you a favour and take it off your hands for £200.00 then later sell it to a lunatic with too much money who will gladly pay the dealers asking price of £3,750.00 ,but in the USA I have no idea.....Have you tried googling 'fantic twinshock trials for sale in the USA' perhaps that may give you some idea.

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If I can sell this and get my son a 125 dirt bike would make me happy.

To me it doesn't feel  comfortable. who wants to stand up the whole time there're riding? lol

Thanks for the info

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Well the thing about an old twinshock is, you don't have to stand up the whole time. It has a seat. You only need to stand up to get the control in the nadgery bits. But if you want to go thrashing around at speed in open spaces, it's not the bike for you.

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I've been watching a lot of video on these trial bikes. This sport is for the people who are extremely talented or crazy. I'm not sure which one.

Thanks for the info

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There are a ton of Fantic's over on this side of the pond. I know of at least 6 here just around the corner from you in the Detroit metro area. If you need parts close call mike at the Tryals shop in New York. He can assist. 

--Biff

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Is there a trick to starting the Fantic 300? The kick starter only travels down 1 in every 5 or six kicks? It seems like there is a lot of compression.

The bike came with a key but I can't find where it goes. I am assuming that the old owner removed the ignition.  

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