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Thanks for starting the Bultaco Subgroup up.

Ok to get things going I thought that we could start by finding how many of Senior Bulto's creations are lurking out there amongst you..

I have a Bultaco Mk12 Pursang, from about 1976 Its a twin shock scramble bike 250cc and Ive had it for over 20 years. Its probably 15 years since I rode it and fair while since I had it rumming . Its more or less all complete and in generally good nick , but I have an ignition fault to fix. Perhaps having the forum and some contacts with similar bikes for techi questions will spur me on..

I'll post some photos when I can clear enough space in the garage to get to it.

Anyone else ?

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A whaaat?!

you've just broadened my motorcycling horizon there jimm.

They look like cracking little bikes :p

Pics,pics,pics please!
 

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Bultaco 350 Sherpa. 1980/81 . . 340cc 6 speed
Last model of the twinshocks
not used for years, but was still going strong.
took these pics when having a clear up in the shed . . . . it's buried behind/under other stuff again now.



 
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I used to have one of these but it was RH gearshift and great fun off road and through trails, but when you went up too steep a hill and had to quickly change down a gear the inevitable left foot stab of the rear brake only made matters worse so I flogged it after one too many off's but now you can get conversions kits so I wish I'd kept it.

Regrets, I hate selling bikes generally but at the time I must have needed the cash.

Nice to see it. The photo of my one is the blue one in the middle of the picture. Ots one of the few pictures I have of it . . . the rest taken before digital cameras were invented. Its a Pursang Mk 12 250cc conventional gear change. !!

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Thanks for starting the Bultaco Subgroup up.

Ok to get things going I thought that we could start by finding how many of Senior Bulto's creations are lurking out there amongst you..

I have a Bultaco Mk12 Pursang, from about 1976 Its a twin shock scramble bike 250cc and Ive had it for over 20 years. Its probably 15 years since I rode it and fair while since I had it rumming . Its more or less all complete and in generally good nick , but I have an ignition fault to fix. Perhaps having the forum and some contacts with similar bikes for techi questions will spur me on..

I'll post some photos when I can clear enough space in the garage to get to it.

Anyone else ?

Jimmmc
i had an article in a bike mag about a Bultaco specialist,will try to find his contact number. may have recycled the mag by now tho.
 
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Just got a reminder there from MCsanandreas that I havent updated this recently.

Added fresh fuel, changed the oils, and have fixed the ignition fault and the Bultaco is once again the noisy, smelly old machine that I remember.

It starts easily and sounds superb although the neighbours probably havent yet worked out what is making all the noise and where its coming from.

Love the smell of 2 stroke oil.

Just waiting for my mate to get his KTM 300 exc running so that we can have a proper day out. Cant wait to get those ear plugs in and go play. !!!!
 

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All this talk of Bultaco's is going to get me wanting one again. I had a 1968 radially finned 250 sherpa T, 4 gears I think,first non villiers engined trials bike .
It was so light,simple to work on and Sammy miller bits were plentyfull and very cheap.
Very envious of the Pursang,always wanted one,I suppose they demand big money now?

More pics please
Cheers
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I have spent days in the sammy miller museum looking at these bikes and even considered putting a set of coveralls on and riding one out for a blast.But they would phone the police and i would have to give it back.
I watched sammy send off one of the vintige runs last year....what a LEGEND And the more you find out about what he won the more you realise how special he is......
 
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The bike is actually very simple, no battery, single coil and plug, basic 2 stroke design without fancy powervalves etc and no other clever mechanisms to go wrong.

My mates KTM on the other hand is a fairly sophisticated piece of equipment. It is designed to be lightweight and seems to be over-engineered in a lot of areas.

Basically the Bultaco is a robust heavyweight compared to the lean and mean KTM equivalent.

Once we get them out on the trails then it will be interesting to make the comparison between them given that there are 20 - 25 years difference in age. I suspect the Bultaco will actually be the better choice for the fun factor although as a competion bike the KTM is the clear winner.
 

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hi there,
i have a bultaco m80 from 1971, 250cc with the slimline tank, sammy miller rear silencer and decomp unit.
i've just got it off my old man who has had it stored in a barn for 15-20 years!!
Still has great compression.
fitted new pionts and condenser, got a spark. rebuilt the amal mk1 carb.
now in the process of rebuilding the seat/tank.
I'll try to keep the thread updated on my progress
Jake
P.S How do you insert pics?!?
 

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The best of luck to all with your Bultacos. Fantastic machines. Many moons ago, I had several beautiful Bultacos, sadly all sold in desperate times. I think the importers into the U.K. was a company called Comerfords. To the best of my knowledge, they never imported road bikes but the importer here in Ireland did. I had a Bultaco Metralla. ( I think Metralla translates as "Shrapnel" ) A 250 x 2 stroke. What a machine. Expensive to get one now but they are still available, from Classic specialists in Spain see www.motocra.com The metralla was a really fast bike for it's time. Plenty of twin shock Sherpas still on Fleabay and I think theres a company in the U.K. called Bultaco in Motion that stocks spares.
Keep them going!
Chris
 
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