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Old 04-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #16
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i should add i got the guy down to 150.00 do you guys think the project is worth it.can this be made street legal with the addition of lights and blinkers?
i don't see why not. you would need an ignition that would support lighting. i have street tires on one of mine, it's crazy on the street..
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:20 AM   #17
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im really digging the street tracker look
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #18
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Wooo, you sure are jumping in deep for a first project! Good thing the Buls are easy bikes to work on and most parts are interchangeable.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #19
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Not a lot to work with there. Your $150 project will likely end up as a $4150.00 project given all the parts it needs. Maybe a later model Frontera engine will work with those motor mounts. Just remember that Buls at their best have poor brakes. I have seen comstar wheels on the front of one so know it will take one. Of course this means tig welding a mount on that fork slider. Those Betor forks are rough and the shocks....Well save the spring. This is a very light frame though with proper footpeg locations as it is the scrambler version. I would probably try some way to put an entire Japanese set of forks, brakes and wheel on it but this will likely mean some steering head bearing mods. Look at a Bultaco Astro for inspiration. A tough build for a first one. But there is so little there that you can what you want for sure.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #20
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U think it's too big a project?how about a bigger front drum?i love bringing stuff back from the dead.ive been redoing old bmx. Bikes for the past 3 yrs .ive been wanting to do a real bike for sometime now.admitedly I don't know a lot about motorcycles but I can get help.the plan is to powder frame rims and bars .new rear shocks tires and other little bits. Need to get tank and seat also

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:05 AM   #21
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ok guys after alot of thinking i decided not to get the bike and look for something more complete and something closer.he was about two hours away.there are alot of hondas in my area.also put alot of money into the ct90 so i would want to finish it.thanks for all the info
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #22
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ok guys after alot of thinking i decided not to get the bike and look for something more complete and something closer.he was about two hours away.there are alot of hondas in my area.also put alot of money into the ct90 so i would want to finish it.thanks for all the info
That's probably the more rational decision.
That rolling chasis was not worth the time at all. You'd have 4k into that bike before you were done. Always start with a complete bike and pull off what you don't need.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #23
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ok guys after alot of thinking i decided not to get the bike and look for something more complete and something closer.he was about two hours away.there are alot of hondas in my area.also put alot of money into the ct90 so i would want to finish it.thanks for all the info
Probably a good decision. Look for a 650 Yamaha twin. They make great street tracker/cafe bikes. And you can actually buy parts for them. They ALL end up costing more than you think they will. Nothing CHEAP about vintage restoration.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #24
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ok guys after alot of thinking i decided not to get the bike and look for something more complete and something closer.he was about two hours away.there are alot of hondas in my area.also put alot of money into the ct90 so i would want to finish it.thanks for all the info
Perfect, still your wish to modiefy a Bultaco to a super mortard is a very nice idea, I would continue the search,
just the bike should be more complete and still running too.

BTW: to rebuild a two stroke depending the engine is much easier then a four stroke.

Look up fot street legal Bultaco Fronteras or Bultaco Alpinas, expecially Alpinas should not be very difficult to find for a good price and still running too.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #25
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hey thanks guys.ill keep looking.I scour craigs everyday looking for deals.alot of stuff though is usually broken down or without a title.I guess ill just finish the CT 90 for now and see what happens after that ,maybe ill flip it and get something else.i do love the street tracker look and i just picked up my first CAFE RACER magazine
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #26
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any opinions on this.?guy said he is willing to negotiate
http://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/2938643980.html
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #27
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The bike in the craiglist ad is not my personal taste in some aspects, (I have a Yamaha too but of course a two stroke and don't wear any branded glasses). For me a soft washed Chopper with too many cylinders.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #28
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Wooo, you sure are jumping in deep for a first project! Good thing the Buls are easy bikes to work on and most parts are interchangeable.
"most parts are interchangeable"
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:45 AM   #29
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thx.i finally settled on a bike in the next town over that i found late night on CL.Its an 82 CB 450t.has a tad bit over 5000 miles on it.super clean runs great and has title.guy works at Harley dealership and fixes bikes on side.I thought it was a perfect foundation for a mild cafe build.already started tearing into it.
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