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Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By tenorjazz
Knock Around Bultaco

I've been thinking about building a knock around bike from a bunch of old Bultaco parts I have laying around. Just something I could ride on the nearby trails and pop back and forth to the store.
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Forum: Trials 07-10-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By tenorjazz
Hope you don't mind if I open this Least Noisey...

Hope you don't mind if I open this Least Noisey Trialer question up just a little....

I'm riding an old vintage Bultaco, and it isn't very quit at all. I have been trying to come up with a way to...
Forum: Trials 07-10-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,668
Posted By tenorjazz
Bultaco as a Dual Sport

I have a cool old 64' Bultaco Matador/Sherpa that I put together and I am just starting to learn to ride trials on it. It is just right for the kind of riding I want to do.

I also have a very big...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-03-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By tenorjazz
2 stroke tuning

I have 2 mid-sixties Bultacos that have the same problem.

From closed throttle to about 1/2 throttle everything seems fine. After half throttle it just won't go any faster. I know the motor can go...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
The bike has been sounding funny so I asked my...

The bike has been sounding funny so I asked my friend Bill to come have a listen. We tried for about 45 minutes and could not get it started. After quite a bit of looking around we noticed a lot of...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-24-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
Thanks for all the compliments. I feel pretty...

Thanks for all the compliments. I feel pretty good about how it came out, at least the way it looks. I am concerned with the mechanics and could really use some help in that area.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
About 3 weeks ago I tried to start her up and it...

About 3 weeks ago I tried to start her up and it wouldn't go. I had luck earlier with a 'bump' start, so I was running down the driveway just ready to jump on and instead of hearing the engine pop, I...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
[QUOTE=Unstable Rider;18276322]Damn sporty taco...

[QUOTE=Unstable Rider;18276322]Damn sporty taco build there. She would make a great coffee shop/donut runner for Sunday mornings.

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This one's a Trials bike so won't be going to the coffee...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
I did a quick bead blast to get all the old junk...

I did a quick bead blast to get all the old junk off it then sprayed some high-temp black powder-coat on and threw it in my old pottery kiln and baked it.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
My background is I'm an artist, potter and...

My background is I'm an artist, potter and musician and I do build a lot of things, but I have never attempted to build a bike before. I felt pretty confident that I could learn the skills to make a...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-21-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
Yes... Here's a link to the build thread ...

Yes... Here's a link to the build thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=52463
Forum: 2 smokers 03-21-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
First.. it's new life is going to be as aTrials...

First.. it's new life is going to be as aTrials bike so I don't plan on doing much sitting. Besides the seat is probably the only thing on the bike I didn't touch.

I'm guessling the person who...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-20-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By tenorjazz
It was a dark and stormy day...

After more than a year I rolled it out into the pasture on a dark and stormy day (today), to get some pictures. Starting with a pile of old and rusty parts I learned how to clean, sand, powder coat,...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-17-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
BTW... The tank has been sealed and the liner...

BTW... The tank has been sealed and the liner looks like it is well bonded. I plan on using ethanol-free gas so that should help with any gas tank problems.

If I do plan on getting real serious...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-16-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
I understand that the throttle will be an issue...

I understand that the throttle will be an issue so will probably swap that out but the foot pegs are stock and have been told that they won't be a problem.

I've never ridden trials before and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 711,581
Posted By tenorjazz
One of my favorite shots of my Bultaco... ...

One of my favorite shots of my Bultaco...

http://www.motorcyclejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/bul1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By tenorjazz
What bikes are they riding?

There is a new Netflix streaming video that was made back in the 70's. Three guys doing an adventure from Colorado to Panama. You have jeep trails and single track, but most of the off-road riding in...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
It's been a while... Been riding instead of...

It's been a while... Been riding instead of building, but I have been slowly plugging away. Then I got an offer to show the bike at the motorcycle show in Seattle and got off my butt to make it...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,840
Posted By tenorjazz
Grumpy... like the video of you riding off with...

Grumpy... like the video of you riding off with your dog and your lady getting left behind :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By tenorjazz
Zagando "Back in the Day" it was just called...

Zagando

"Back in the Day" it was just called "Trials" or "Observed Trials", but today it's called "Vintage Trials". "Modern Trials" is fun to watch, but for us mere mortals, the Vintage Trials...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By tenorjazz
Not sure what happened.. <iframe...

Not sure what happened..


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By tenorjazz
A little movie I put together

Hope you enjoy...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By tenorjazz
Some Northwest Lists

I'm planning a trip down the coast of Oregon into Northern California. As part of my planning, I wanted to know where I might find some campgrounds, where the BMW dealers are and where the REI...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-09-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 41,134
Posted By tenorjazz
I just got a chance to ride Dave's trials bike...

I just got a chance to ride Dave's trials bike this morning. Just putted around the driveway and a little through the woods in front of my house and it was a blast.

He brought it by this morning...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By tenorjazz
65 Bultaco Matador Electrics

I'm trying to understand how the magneto works on my 65 Bultaco Matador.

This is how I understand it is wired, please correct me if I am wrong.

There are two coils of wire on the magneto one...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
Cool!! I was kind of thinking of trying to...

Cool!!

I was kind of thinking of trying to build one out of a front sprocket, but I'll come by and see what you have. Probably would work just as well, for a trials bike, and would be easier and...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
The chain came off another Matador so I think...

The chain came off another Matador so I think it's probably right. But it's not put together yet, I just hung it on to check alignment.

Since I don't have a chain tensioner, can anybody recommend...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
I tried soda but didn't like the results. I have...

I tried soda but didn't like the results. I have been using glass beads for everything except the frame. I turn the pressure down to about 75-80 for aluminum and most of the steel work, but I shoot...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
The only security washers I have are all messed...

The only security washers I have are all messed up but I just got a new one and haven't installed it yet.

I like the idea of a chain tensioner, but I'm guessing they weren't used till 1967 or...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
Been busy working on the bike, but not going as...

Been busy working on the bike, but not going as quickly as I hoped. However it is coming along.

Cleaned up the forks and got the front wheel and brake done. Here's how that is looking:
...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,081
Posted By tenorjazz
I think the most important thing is a tent that...

I think the most important thing is a tent that makes you feel secure in almost any weather, is fairly small, but has the room for the gear you need, including a place to put your helmet, boot and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 160,365
Posted By tenorjazz
When was the last time you saw one of these for...

When was the last time you saw one of these for sale?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/2269730537.html

Ariel SQ 4 1952
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
I finished powder coating the shocks and I'm real...

I finished powder coating the shocks and I'm real happy with how they turned out.

http://www.motorcyclejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/shocksdone.jpg

They are from a 1970 BMW. I wanted...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
Annony, I bought the system from Powder by the...

Annony, I bought the system from Powder by the Pound it's called a:

SPECTRACOAT ES01-C POWDER COATING GUN SYSTEM

It's better than the Harbor Freight, Eastwood, Sears guns, but it's not really a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 160,365
Posted By tenorjazz
If I didn't have 3 restorations in the works, I...

If I didn't have 3 restorations in the works, I would be all over that Benelli. That looks like such a cool bike.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-08-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
Worked on the shocks today and also powder coated...

Worked on the shocks today and also powder coated the tool box.

The Bultaco shocks I have are not in very good shape. I'm going to work on them later to see if I can rebuild them, but for now I'm...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
I've been a potter for almost 40 years and I use...

I've been a potter for almost 40 years and I use one of my pottery kilns. With it's "computer" control, it is perfect for curing powder coating and the temperature you have to go to is nothing for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 160,365
Posted By tenorjazz
1968 Benelli 250 Riverside

This just came up in Seattle...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2248802411.html'

It's in pieces, but this is what it's suppose to look like when it's put together:
Forum: 2 smokers 03-07-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
I powder coated the frame yesterday and it came...

I powder coated the frame yesterday and it came out good. Here's a couple of pictures:

http://www.motorcyclejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/frame3_6_6.jpg
...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-07-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,076
Posted By tenorjazz
You should be able to get what ever you need from...

You should be able to get what ever you need from Bultaco.com or BultacoParts.com. But you can get things like seals and bearings locally or on the internet. One place someone mentioned was...
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