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About borderbultaco

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    Bultaco Sherpa M27 1

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    Shropshire UK
  1. M49 rear wheel spindle reassembly

    Could well be bent. Its certainly got a ding plus wear where the chain rubbed the swinginging arm pivot so had a lot of use / abuse prior to 1980 when it was laid up. Still finding the odd bodge... I will take it out and check after the Cleobury Mortimer Show. Could be another winter project...
  2. M49 rear wheel spindle reassembly

    Well Spelled.. Now plucking up the courage to have a go at a trial after a bit of a lay off - see photo!!
  3. M49 rear wheel spindle reassembly

    Hi Woody, 71Z man and Section Swept. Many thanks for the words of wisdom. Woody - you are right both wheels have been rebuilt and re booted (Pirellis) on the original rims and hubs by Trials and Tribulations in Church Stretton so should have the correct offset. I will try lowering the pressure. 71Z Man - I like your thoughts on offsetting the wheel on the snail cams. Measuring the offset against the front wheel should also help the setup. Section Swept - Interesting point re an additional washer on the drive side. I had to put an extra washer behind the nut on the speedo side to keep the nut off the unthreaded length. I could never be described as a perfectionist so having made sure the chain run is right I will use the snail cam move and leave well alone. I live on a farm (they use the woods and stream above us on the Vic Brittain) so these days I just use the bike for a bit of fun and the odd trip to the shops on a busy Saturday. Lastly good point re. number plate. Laziness on my part, used a photo required by my insurance people... Pete
  4. M49 rear wheel spindle reassembly

    Hi all, I think I have got the rear spindle in wrong but not sure how to correct it.. Initially I put it together "spindle, snail cam, swinging arm, brake plate, wheel, speedo drive, spacer, swinging arm, snail cam, washer, nut. This was fine - chain runs centrally over the tensioner and rides ok but clearance between tyre and chain is very limited. so much so that fitting the Sammy Miller Chain guard will rub the tyre. So following the book I moved the spacer from the nut side to the "tommy bar" side. Bit more clearance but chain out of alignment. Can anyone give me the right reassembly order Am I missing any bits? It seems a bit odd there is nothing between the brake backplate and the swinging arm when set so the chain run is straight Best regards Pete
  5. It Started!

    Hi, Did I reply? Sorry feetupfun. if I'm repeating myself. The header pipe is a heavily modded later downward pipe with the original flange cut off and a new one hammered out by hand (a trick learnt from an old hand at vintage restorations, connected to the original silencer via a custom length of flexible pipe. The tank is hand made by a guy called Terry Weedy in Portsmouth. Its really for a Pursang but is close enough to the sherpa not to worry me and at £280 actually cheaper than refurbing the original. Only problem is no balance pipe, but laying the bike on its side fixes this. Best
  6. Model 27 rear brake pivot point question

    Hi I'd e interested in the front pipe as I have had to heavily mod a clubfoot front pipe and use a length of flexi pipe to connect to the (loud) silencer
  7. It Started!

    The M27 started second kick after 38 years dormant. Rex Caunt Racing ignition highly recommended. Helpful guy. Bit of fettling to do yet but finally getting somewhere! Cheers https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNeADlix5rmUCVeRieJqA8ywiXHqTh98Ckni2w5YK9EnDxHDDhoBcOeiI9L_KbpEg/photo/AF1QipOZJJ-jyDSKYxUvX3fTZwcd74BCdQ8dzLrRNwR5?key=UDQycVR1TWdqS190ZUNhWmZiT2p4Vmd0eElQcFdn
  8. Road registering

    Thank god I have allowed a bit of time to get this one sorted. I live on a farm - part of the Vic Brittain trial is run here - so at least I can give the bike a gallop. pete
  9. Road registering

    Good point re the bike being early. As DVLA has a partial record I am going down the route of applying direct first as advised by the DVLA guy on the phone. If that doesn't work I suppose I will have to apply via VMCC. Cheers all
  10. Road registering

    Another call to Swansea revealed that although I couldn't access any info they have a partial record to the V62 route will work. Thanks again for the help
  11. Road registering

    Hi, Thanks both for your advice. Although I know the number the only evidence I have is the old tax discs and numberplate - no docs. I've checked the DVLA site and it not on the system so looks like the next step is getting the form signed off by Inmotion. Thanks again for the guidance
  12. Road registering

    Hi all, Nearly got the old M27 ready for a first firing so starting to think about getting the original reg number back. All I have documents wise is tax discs up to 1980 in tatty condition and the rear number plate with just the outline of the lettering which has long since peeled off. Photo attached. I understand I will need to get an owners club to sign off that the bikes genuine but theres no Bultaco owners club so who do I go to? Anybody got advice on the pitfalls and perils I face? Thanks, Pete
  13. Bultaco Model 27

    Hi, I too picked up a Sherpa M27 which had stood in an open barn since 1980.. Before and progress to date pics attached. My main problems were the tank - eventually replaced it with a Terry Weedy alloy job - and missing front pipe - I have had to heavily mod a club foot item. Still a bit to do but close to the first firing up (I hope) Good luck with your project and if I can help please get in touch
  14. M27 exhaust front pipe

    Hi, Most likely I misunderstood!
  15. M27 exhaust front pipe

    Thanks for your reply, checked the threads with an over length Allen bolt and all ok. Motor now back in the frame and beginning to look like a motorbike again. Onwards and upwards Pete Ludlow, UK