Anyone looking for a pair of the Bultaco's one that needs to be cleaned up the other needs to be just rode. There's a nice lady French teacher who lives in northern California with a pair left in a garage by her late husband, See bikes for sale.
The footpeg mounts are complete. I decided that my original approach of two parallel plates with a big, fat spacer between them was kludgy and over-complicated. I realized that the only reason I designed them that way was my hesitation about bending the inboard plates. The whole point of this project is to practice my fabrication skills, so I took the plates to the hydraulic press and went at 'em. Getting everything properly aligned and in plane took a bit, but I eventually got them sorted. I then had to do some additional surgery to make room for the brake and shift lever mounting nuts. They aren't exactly beautiful, but they're better than the earlier configuration and they're mighty strong.
The next tasks are hooking up the shift lever and brake lever so they actually do something. I will also work on getting the bodywork solidly mounted. There's a 2-stroke meet in my neighborhood about 3-1/2 weeks from now. I'd like to get things assembled as best I can and display it as an in-progress project. The whole pile of junk is starting to look a bit like a motorcycle!
I rolled the bike out of the garage after work last night to get a better look at it. I couldn't resist throwing the chain and front fender on it and snapping a couple of hero shots in the late afternoon sun.
I too see where he's going. For me the balance with things such as that is to make certain that the fender arch and the wheel/tire arches line up. There in is the balance. I also will admit that I have a hard time on my own projects when the colors are not the same really getting the feel for how it all comes together. As far as getting things to look like they came from the factory that way the real trick is in the last 15% of the work. That is the hard part because it's all about the fine file and sandpaper part of the job. When the edges of the brackets are filed and polished it will all look perf.
Yes in deed ! That gives it a far better perspective. I would bob the rear cowl of the seat at an angle to match either the front or rear of the seat or fuel tank. That wee bit of tail that hangs below everything else looks....................well like it hangs below everything else................Why ? One other purely aesthetic observation the giant black seat is a mite overwhelming on a motorbike of that size that will never accommodate a passenger weighing over 5 kilos.....LOL.......just saying.
Do like the more abbreviated look of the seat on the twin and really think that, that 1/4 fairing will be the biz. I would fine some little signals so they'll go with the little motorbike but that fairing should look great.
I need to figure out how to eliminate a few electrical parts and just power starter and rear brake light. Came across this 81 honda cm 400 T that someone started. Would really like some help. I restored a 400 last year and like the power and sizs
Hello fellow bikers!
im starting a new project with my yamaha xt660x. I was looking for a tank that fits the bike but it seems its a super wide opening (20cm) and all my searches have a dead end until now.
does anybody know which tanks would fit the bike and/or where I can find other fitting...
I picked up a 76 GT750. The engine was froze so it is now towrn down for the overhaul.
2 Questions at this point.
1. Should I go with stock oversized pistons or aftermarket? I am going for speed and durability.
2. Looking for a good machine shop near Dallas Texas that can do cylinder...
I guess I should show this build too. not a big deal, just a bike I'm throwing together for my 12 year old nephew. I live in Riverside CA and there is a track a few miles from me, old Perris raceway, where they race flat track. I was talking at a family gathering (before covid-19) and my...