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Old 03-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #68
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I think either way I roll the dice, these Bandidos are an incredible investment.
Hopefully they aren't in too bad of shape. I'll let ya'll know on Sunday!

After researching further, I have some more info for the thread.
In 1968 Bultaco released the "strongest" and most desired of the Bandidos. This bike was bored up to a 360cc and increased HP. It came in a motocross and a scrambles model. The scrambles model simply was a longer wheelbase and 31 degree angle head. The last production year was 1973 where in, over the years, they toned the engine down with smaller displacement and a different stroke which brought it down in the up 30s for HP. The 71 models I'm looking at shouldn't have suffered much of that power loss.
What makes them unique is the center port, the gear driven primary, right side kick, and double down tube frame.

All in all, it's a perfecto candidate for a street race bike. Hopefully I can bring myself to converting one of them!
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