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Old 07-31-2013, 12:01 PM   #136
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A tickler! This is the first I'd ever heard of such a thing... I guess it's like the little rubber clowns nose on my lawn mower that I pump a few times to prime the carb?

Oh, and after a bit of googling, it looks like it is the correct body work, just that it is missing the side covers. In most pictures it looks like it's all one piece, but check out this link: http://www.rcycle.com/1974BultacoAlpina250.html

Rich B, you mentioned lighting... is there anywhere I can get a wiring diagram? Without lights, it's just a wire from the stator to the coil, right? Is there anywhere I can find a repair manual? There has to be a PDF one floating around, right? Oh and yeah, I'd be interested in the airbox; let me know.

Anyways, thanks for the help and encouragement so far.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:52 PM   #137
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A tickler! This is the first I'd ever heard of such a thing... I guess it's like the little rubber clowns nose on my lawn mower that I pump a few times to prime the carb?

Oh, and after a bit of googling, it looks like it is the correct body work, just that it is missing the side covers. In most pictures it looks like it's all one piece, but check out this link: http://www.rcycle.com/1974BultacoAlpina250.html

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The link you quoted shows a later model, the M116. The M85 that you have came with one piece body work and it was blue with silver trim. A good site that has model numbers and pics of most models is here:

http://cemoto.tripod.com/bultaco.htm
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #138
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A tickler! This is the first I'd ever heard of such a thing... I guess it's like the little rubber clowns nose on my lawn mower that I pump a few times to prime the carb?

Rich B, you mentioned lighting... is there anywhere I can get a wiring diagram? Without lights, it's just a wire from the stator to the coil, right? Is there anywhere I can find a repair manual? There has to be a PDF one floating around, right? Oh and yeah, I'd be interested in the airbox; let me know.

Anyways, thanks for the help and encouragement so far.
I think someone posted a color wiring diagram on this board a few months ago..... Also check Yahoo Groups, there is a half assed Bultaco board there. It has an old rebuild article and I seem to remember a wiring diagram. I don't know of any PDF manual floating around. Look around for a Haynes, not the best but it does cover the basics. It is better for a Sherpa T or Alpina than any other models.

I know where the air cleaner is hiding, but not sure if I can physically get to it maybe after I heal a bit from being sliced and diced on Monday I will see if I can get to it this weekend, or see if the wife will dig it out (not holding my breath on that). Long story, but my riding is probably done for a few months

Yea, the tickler is similar to the clown nose on your mower. You actually raise the fuel level in the float bowl with the tickler to "enrichen" the mixture. Really! And it does mostly work. Be careful of letting the bike sit with fuel in the bowl, Amal carbs are a bit susceptible to clogging the pilot circuit. That bike should have a correct Spanish Amal with a separate pilot jet. Watch getting Amal parts as many are for 4 stroke spec carbs. Needles and needle jets are the largest minefield in incorrect parts.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #139
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A tickler! This is the first I'd ever heard of such a thing...
Be careful not to confuse a spanish tickler with a french tickler. The tecnique is quite different.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #140
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #141
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here is my work in progress. Honda cl350 front wheel, suzuki sp rear wheel, mikuni 28mm flatside, powerdynamo ignition, gearing is 13/36. off to the dmv this week to get a tag.



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Old 09-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #142
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looking for Sherpa T

Looking for a complete, running (easy starting?) Sherpa T in the Longmont CO area. Any leads? Any for sale by inmates? Willing to pay premium price for premium bike. Email me at landeira@colorado.edu. Thanks for your help
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #143
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Found one!

Found a nice original 1972 250 Sherpa T twenty miles from my house yesterday. Bought it on the spot. Will spend the weekend cleaning and checking it out. Word certainly gets around fast at Adventure Rider.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #144
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #145
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Yes, please show us the Sherpa you found, beeing a Sherpa rider since 1980 I'am too very interested.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #146
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Just found this thread. I love Bultacos also.

I'll start with my M214 Frontera, origianlly a 250, now a 370 with a M143 top end. I ride it in AHRMA Cross Country events.

IMO the best looking bikes ever built.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:44 AM   #147
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IMO the best looking bikes ever built.
Thank you. I love it and find it the prefect woods weapon for the vintage hare scrambles I race. Got a national coming up this weekend in White City, IL

http://www.ahrma.org/ahrma_pdfs/Z-20...o_Preview.html
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #148
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Hey Mr. Ziglar-I was looking for you at the ISDT-RR. You would have classed up the joint with your Frontera. In the entire field of competitors (and DS riders) there were only 3 Bultacos; 2 M26 matadors and an Alpina that DNS.

Good luck this weekend!

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:44 AM   #149
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Hi all, hopefully here's a pic of my Sherpa 92 I recently restored, not for competition just to ride around the yard (livery yard and surrounding farmland) also a chance for my son to ride a bike ...so enjoyed restoring this one... I bought another... Sherpa 80, nearly finished that ....so just got a Frontera 152, originally from Colorado apparently, under the sun bleached, brittle baked tank and sun destroyed seat and Preston Pettys are cupfuls of desert sand... quite cool. Will show pics when I get onto the pc. Started this on my phone and now can't work out how to put pics in!

Aah - my first post so not allowed to post pictures yet.

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #150
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My bushwhacked taco

138 frame, model 99 bottom end, pursing 326 top end....great trail bike....

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