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    Winter project

    Well I retired from riding
    Sold all my kit
    hung up my boots & Hat
    Then .........................................
    Tripped over this as a non runner last started in 2011
    Yes the Frame/ Forks/engine & gearbox are Indian
    The rest is all from Hitchcocks in Balsall Common UK
    Café Racer 350
    All show and No go (at the moment)

    I'm about to buy shares in Autosol again

    One to do up over the winter and sell on in the spring

    But Pretty Pretty classic lines oh and it leaks oil on the floor













    So little to do & so much time ! lol
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    Looks great
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    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayls View Post
    Very nice!
    Cheers
    I "retired" from road riding and just decided to buy a little Montesa Cota to use in the woods at the rear of my cottage................

    Now I've sorted the "Monty" but love the look of the "Bullet"

    Dooh

    decisions decisions

    You gotta love this retirement lark

    So do I sell the Monty and keep the Bullet ?

    Ahh All winter to decide

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    i should offload the indian enfield and play on the trials bike.
    would seem like a lot more fun.
    i have a customers 350 sherpa in the workshop,stripped to bare frame.
    which is now powder coated waiting for a well stuffed envelope of cash to do the motor and rebuild.
    A4 needed methinks
    overland and classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    i should offload the indian enfield and play on the trials bike.
    would seem like a lot more fun.
    i have a customers 350 sherpa in the workshop,stripped to bare frame.
    which is now powder coated waiting for a well stuffed envelope of cash to do the motor and rebuild.
    A4 needed methinks
    Your prob right
    I've had three Bultacos in my time & loved everything except the stupid kick start on the wrong side
    I've given up road riding and sold all my kit
    But continue my hobby of restoration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magwa View Post
    Your prob right
    I've had three Bultacos in my time & loved everything except the stupid kick start on the wrong side
    I've given up road riding and sold all my kit
    But continue my hobby of restoration

    aha project bultaco
    it wants building,not sat on a shelf in my wkshp,the fella that owns it has loadsa money but a short attention span
    i would have it myself but not a goer for me at the moment.
    i will have a word with the owner cos his latest "interest " has fucking deep pockets(sponsering irish/IOM racing)
    overland and classic

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    Unless its a radial head (late 1960's) model ala Sammy Milller they really aren't worth any more than the Montesa

    The Monty is the better bike if only because of the kick start position.

    ( I broke my left leg many years ago and left foot K/S is a no no for me!)





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    Apart from the non-runner aspect that looks like a weekend project rather than a winter one

    Did it quit big time in '11 or it just won't start because the fuel is ancient and turned to jelly?

    Clutch cable to handlebar lever looks like it needs some attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer View Post
    Apart from the non-runner aspect that looks like a weekend project rather than a winter one

    Did it quit big time in '11 or it just won't start because the fuel is ancient and turned to jelly?

    Clutch cable to handlebar lever looks like it needs some attention.
    It was taken in lieu of a debt by a non biker in 2011 who started it a few times
    But left it in the back of his garage to gather dust
    I tripped over it by word of mouth and decided it was worth a punt

    I have had it running roughly BUT it was the crap petrol at fault
    idle jet bunged up with filigree green crap
    Crap petrol ( you should smell it )
    Dead Battery

    I've just taken delivery of the service kit and new battery ( under £40 off e blag)
    I guess it will be running by the weekend
    MOT as and when I get a good day
    It will have to be trailered as its SORN

    I guess I'll sort it and sell it back on in the spring of 2015
    Us pensioners have gotta do something to pay the winter fuel bills ehh



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    Quote Originally Posted by Magwa View Post
    ................Us pensioners have gotta do something to pay the winter fuel bills ehh ............
    I wouldn't know, I'm still a worker. I thought that the gubbmint gave you oldies wads of cash for fuel every winter. Put a trials chair on the Monty and you can collect firewood for free as you trundle through the local woodlands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer View Post
    I wouldn't know, I'm still a worker. I thought that the gubbmint gave you oldies wads of cash for fuel every winter. Put a trials chair on the Monty and you can collect firewood for free as you trundle through the local woodlands.
    I'm "Not" THAT old a pensioner ! lol
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    that is a great looking bike ,get your polishing mop ready !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackass dave View Post
    that is a great looking bike ,get your polishing mop ready !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I've started
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magwa View Post
    I've started
    So where are the photo's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer View Post
    So where are the photo's?
    When the sun comes out I'll post the pic's but until then

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