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  1. It should all line up, with the Cylinder Transfer Ports, the Piston Skirts and Cutaways matching. Is that an original piston (Mahle) or a aftermarket replacement?
  2. I’m just about to have my 199B painted and would love to know what the correct colours are . I recall that back in the day legend had it, that Bultaco painted the Forks and the Top & Bottom Yokes in Finnish Blue and the rest of the 199B (Tank and Side Panels) were finished in RAL 5015. Bearing in mind we received the 199B with a Polypropylene (Plastic) Tank here in Ireland and not the Homerlite metal Tank.
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    199b manual

    In 40 years I have yet to come across a 199B specific manual. I recall that back in the day the factory produced a hand written version of the Spare Parts Manual. It basically was a 199 Spare Parts manual with 199B specific parts, written in long hand on the relevant page. No additional illustrations. Thinking about it, there never really was a 199A specific parts manual either. Well at least I never saw one at the importer’s, I worked in.
  4. Don’t forget there was the 50 mythical 6 speed 198B’s, that the French Importer some how managed to get built at the very last throw of the dice.
  5. The 325 came with a Bing Carburettor, so totally different. Although the numbers might sound similar a Bing 150 will not correspond in anyway with that of a Amal 150. The best advice received, is dump the Amal and get a Mikuni.
  6. If you’re looking for a “Desert Sled”, get yourself a Pursang or a Frontera.
  7. The very first batch of 198 & 199 came with Fibreglass Tanks. I had one on my very first Sherpa, which I recently found buried in our shed and have started to restore it.
  8. I presume you been in touch with Hugh’s Bultaco and Ralph’s Bultaco Parts US? Ralph, bought all of Jan Mobley’s stock. I believe Hogan Cycle Parts have stopped taking orders since February. I have no idea if they plan to restart, or sell their stock on to someone else.
  9. Every Bultaco that came out of the factory was 6v (barely 🤣😂) The Electrex World system can now offer 12v that can support LED lighting etc.
  10. His is a list of the Prefix Letters, that I came across some years ago, I’m afraid I cannot credit the source of the document as I cannot recall who the Author was.
  11. You are spot on with that one. That’s a good price as well. A lot of the Sherpa riders use this Airbox, as the later type Sherpa199/A/B all had Airboxes that were quite fiddly to access and work on. Especially the one on the 199B. A good find.
  12. Saddle has arrived and now fitted, Front end to be painted and she’s finished, only took 4 and a half years ?
  13. Bought a M 80 about 4 years ago in similar condition for €500 here in Ireland.
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