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Old 03-20-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Oddometer: 3,171
1968 Bultaco Matador m26

The story:
I responded to a CL ad that had no price. I figured the guy was gauging people before selling it. So I showed him my r90 rebuild and chatted a bit with him via email. He informs me he cancelled another looker because I was a better candidate. A buddy and me rode up on my r90 and his 68 bonnie. The owner of the Bultaco was paralyzed in a bike accident in 77 :(
Long story, short: He parked the bike in 77 after the accident and ever since has been putting oil in the cylinder and turning it over to keep it from seizing. He gave it to a friend to restore and the friend did some not so great things. After drooling over the bike, he informs me it's free for me. I flip out, of course. He said he'd rather see me spend money restoring it and hearing it run again!
So I go to pick up the bike today and he had a mint condition vintage Bellstaff trial master that fit my buddy perfect, so he got that for free :)
All in all, it was one of the more incredible experiences of my life and I can't wait to get it all running and cleaned up to share with the previous owner!
Came with a title too

I'm pretty aware of all the stuff not original and missing. I have a box of parts to sift through too. Any information you guys can pass on would be well accepted! I've gone through Hugh's Bultaco site but haven't found much else. I'm mainly after the original fenders, clip on bars and speedo.

These are the only pics I have at the moment, it being night time.

1974 BMW R90 /6
1968 Bultaco Matador MK3
1973 BMW R75 /5 Toaster LWB
1969 Bultaco Bandido MK2
2013 Husqvarna Terra TR650

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