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Old 05-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #166
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seems only appropo to post my new 2 moi mk4 matador obtained friday
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #167
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Blaine, I just picked up an old M26 so I was reading through your post. Mine has the triple clamp set up for the type handle bars you want, you have the type I want. I will get some pics of my nightmare and start my own thread, but I thought you may be interested in a trade. I'm also interested in some scans of your manuals when you get them available. My phone # is (702) 787-8679 if you ever want to call
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #168
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Seems only appropo to post my new 2 moi Mk4 Matador obtained Friday:


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Old 06-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #169
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Blaine, I just picked up an old M26 so I was reading through your post. Mine has the triple clamp set up for the type handle bars you want, you have the type I want. I will get some pics of my nightmare and start my own thread, but I thought you may be interested in a trade. I'm also interested in some scans of your manuals when you get them available. My phone # is (702) 787-8679 if you ever want to call
Hey Jim, welcome to the madness!
Can you send a pic on over of the set up you're talking about?

Also, I completely forgot about this thread. I need to get on with hunting down the proper size chain so I can ride this thing.

Does anyone have any tire recommendations? I'd like to keep them as knobby as possible while still doing some street.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #170
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Trials tires, good ones, like Dunlop or Pirelli NOT Mitas (very bad quality). Michelin is superb for trial but not so good for street.

You get much more traction with a trials tire then any enduro or MX tire.

Only on very soft underground like mud and clay traction is better with a mx or enduro tire.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #171
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Trials tires, good ones, like Dunlop or Pirelli NOT Mitas (very bad quality). Michelin is superb for trial but not so good for street.

You get much more traction with a trials tire then any enduro or MX tire.

Only on very soft underground like mud and clay traction is better with a mx or enduro tire.
Funny you say that. I have a brand new set up trials (dunlop, I think) sitting in my basement from the Bandidos. We'll see if they fit.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #172
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Funny you say that. I have a brand new set up trials (dunlop, I think) sitting in my basement from the Bandidos. We'll see if they fit.
They should, 21'' front and 18'' back was very commen on Bultaco the trials tire doesn't wear so fast down like the groovy mx type and you still have the knobby look.

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:57 PM   #173
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Anyone know where I can locate a chain for this bike?
My brother ordered a chain for his Alpina a while back and I tried fitting that on the Matador and it did not want to fit in the slightest. I have the measurements for what the chain dimensions should be...but it seems very odd and hard to find.

Looking for a buy it now option, heh.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #174
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Doesn't the bike have 5/8`` x 3/8`` as secondary?
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #175
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Flying Matadors

They were great bikes for their time.

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #176
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Wait' it's an Matador and should have chain tubes? They had a special type?
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #177
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Two Up on a 1968 Matador

This was in the days before child endangerment laws... Thanks Dad!
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #178
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Wait' it's an Matador and should have chain tubes? They had a special type?
Wtf is a chain tube? haha.

I'm talking about a regular chain for the sprocket and spur to make the bike move.

Awesome pictures, Nevada!! I'm going to save those. I see they were the few that didn't immediately ditch the aluminum fenders.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:44 PM   #179
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I don't think the "chain tubes" came on the Matadors until 1970, or so. Man, those were a pain and a bad idea... Kind of like my first wife, come to think on it...

The aluminum fenders lasted us for a few years, as long as we kept a rubber mallet in the truck... Kind of like my first wife, come to think of it... After they finally cracked, we replaced them with plastics.

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Wtf is a chain tube? haha.

I'm talking about a regular chain for the sprocket and spur to make the bike move.

Awesome pictures, Nevada!! I'm going to save those. I see they were the few that didn't immediately ditch the aluminum fenders.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #180
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I don't think the "chain tubes" came on the Matadors until 1970, or so. Man, those were a pain and a bad idea... Kind of like my first wife, come to think on it...

The aluminum fenders lasted us for a few years, as long as we kept a rubber mallet in the truck... Kind of like my first wife, come to think of it... After they finally cracked, we replaced them with plastics.
so what you're saying is your current wife is plastic.

I'll take 3.
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