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  1. Try Stuart Brown.. on 0033 640399019  he is a trialing brit in France with a barn full of old trials bikes . There is a yamaha twinshock that is being canabalised for bits and sure its still got a kickstart on. He is also on face book under Paul Stuart,

    Hope this helps

  2. i tried from memory, an adapted mono kickstart on my old Magesty and it was very awkward to use. ...So dont go down that route... unless you can doctor it to be more user friendly.
  3. It means you have too many messages in your trials central inbox so can you delete some so I can send you a message... Is nothing sinister.. basically we are on the way to getting a trial organised and I need observers.... so B40rt... start saving your Scottish pounds... you might fancy it....
  4. Monsieur Big Plonker could you free up your messenger .. would like to send you something si vous plait...
  5. For me the best all rounder is the 240. The 200 is great, but if you carry some timber can run out of puff. The 300 never as popular as the previous two, but for me 300 engine in a 240 chassis is the best compromise. The 309 with the reed valve engine I bought on a whim once, was very fiery, and in my opinion best left alone unless your a very good rider and riding big sections, and was soon moved on. Fantics take some beating whatever model you buy....good luck making a decision.
  6. Had the clutch off and rebuilt now its developed this little problem, one in three / five times when you try and start the bike the kick start slips. Not clutch slip when riding no drag or delayed action... is it just a case of undoing the nut underneath winding the kickstart and spring up and retighting the nut or maybe something else...I need it for next week and I am crap on the spanners
  7. That would be a perfect solution, but one of us might not see it as that.......
  8. After speaking with my mother in law, you are of course correct....Jandals....we got there in the end.....whatever they are possibly not appropriate footwear to kick a Bultaco into life..
  9. Yep Jangles are what your neighbours down under call flipflops... which as your just across the ditch, thought you would get the gist.. I think if I had my flipflops and and thong on riding my Bultaco it might draw the wrong attention.. if you get my drift.....yep having to wear my Gaerne's to the beach might not be too practicle...Still tempted though...
  10. After thirty years of marriage.... anyway.. been looking on a couple of Spanish websites and a nice restored model 213 for sale... 3500 euros.. 1979 .. but do I really wanting to be trying to kick one of those over down the beach in my Jangles.... when you have a nice electric start scooter...this is the question...I would be looking to rent my villa out, and trials riders might be tempted if I said they could use the Bulto in the garage....or even a scooter .
  11. Been reading back through the thread as well as a little internet research. We intend to spend winters down in Spain, and we need a something for the bread / supermarket run plus something that might be good for a ride out in the adjacent hills.. My head is telling me a little fourstroke 125 scooter , but my heart really fancies an Alpina.. I am quite used to Bultacos but could I get my wife on the back of it.. Shes quite up for a scooter...Thoughts....
  12. Or to make a 305 Fantic look like a 240...
  13. I think collecting trials bikes becomes addictive...I really fancy that... or that .. or that..
  14. Agreed, I would imagine both the Santigosa and Sant Feliu classics still remain in doubt this year .
  15. Nothing much on in France in the direction your heading till October. CLUB trial at Agen first week September, but that could be in doubt.. If you could delay to mid October a couple of good classics on route.
  16. The Dabster is right.. speaking to guys in Spain you really need to know where you can ride and where you cannot. As I asked before, you say you are in France, we have a little expat trialing family in France...If your in the South west, when it cools down we will be out most weekends.
  17. I see you have France down as an address if so where and where are you going too in Spain. There is a small group of classic riders around the Alicante region and there is a trials a Valancian trials championship.... Mind you watched a trial here in Spain early in the year.. mental the things the go up.. and down.. looked bloody hairy.
  18. If you ask Norman he will paint them in Girling colours.. also Propol in Belgium has made a business refurbing old shocks to something like new. He specialises in Girlings and old knackered ones on French and Belgium for sale sites are being snapped up to be rejuvenised. His range off shocks are good and good value.
  19. There is so much smoke and mirrors with shocks and so much made of so little... Spending buying the best or most expensive won't bet you on the podium.. I recently did well on my old ty 434 with the original knackeered old shocks that came with the bike when it left the factory in 1974. As mentioned the middle price range are plenty good enough for most riders.. and Norman at Njb had been doing shocks since the war... well almost.. he knows his stuff and you could do worse than giving him a bell.. if not OKO's Betors all do the job or if you want to go up a level Magical Falcons or rockshocks.. but it wont make you a better rider.. Hope this helps.
  20. I use Michelin X11 with tubes on my bikes from 1971 cota 1974 TY and 1979 Bulto.. so they work across the age range.. I run 6 psi in front and rear regards of terrain and never had a problem.
  21. Not one to be political, europe has halted all sports and taken drastic measures to try and halt the spread. Whilst not particually concerned personally about catching it having read up, I do however feel its irrisponsible of the Acu to have let events go ahead this weekend along with the rugby and other sporting events. The only way to curb this is to get on top and quickly like Italy Spain and France have done, or trying to do. Being brave and brassing it out.. might not be the brightess option. This is serious, and the sooner the world gets to grips with it the sooner we can get back to normality. I am confined to my house and garden at the moment for the next fortnight, only out for food, and essentials, with huge fines if caught, not observing the rules.. we are all in it together.. remember that.
  22. From today all motorcycle competitions in France have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
  23. just a reminder that a very original Comerfords cub was stolen during the Classic Mont Ventoux trial, while the rider grabbed a sandwich. It has yet to be recovered and may have made its way back across the channel to the uk. Would Comerford cub officonardo's keep an eye out for anyone trying to sell one that seems too cheap or bits the same. The guy is pretty peeved still to have had it pinched.
  24. metisse

    Front brake arm

    Yep it was good, but after a while I get trials bike blurredness.... some nice stuff as usual and nice to catch up and say hello, a tad windy on the way home.. hats off to our driver we all got home safely and just in time to keep the family happy, who didn t know I had penciled it in till the last minute..
  25. metisse

    Front brake arm

    I would hate to interupt this budding bromance... but my SWM has a forward facing brake arm as all the Swm anoraks here in France including certain ex national and world champs from this neck of the woods did it ..and .. my Puma Bultaco was built with one too.. by some would say one of the best classic bike builders there is... just my two euro's worth.. looked for you Ross on saturday ... were you there.
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