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TOPIC: Bultaco 143 Frontera 360

Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 16 Sep 2018 09:57 #11

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Sorry Mark, I should have told you to look at How To Write Ups, I have a section on bikes bought in AZ without a title.

Mike

Added update 2017: I bought a 1971 Yamaha DT1MX in Arizona. I went through the steps above to get it titled in California and I found a new twist to the CA DMV process. I stated on the Reg 256 that I had acquired the motorcycle in Arizona. I had to do that since the Bill of Sale had the sellers name and address in Arizona. CA DMV required me to contact AZDOT to confirm that a title did not exist in Arizona! My first thought was that I was screwed, but I grew up in Arizona and I knew that they did not issue titles for off-road motorcycles in the 70s, so I went home and went online to AZDOT.gov and sent them an online email and wonder of wonders I received a reply in two days stating that the bike was NOT in the AZDOT system. I took the open paperwork back to the DMV and walked out with a green sticker in 20 minutes! It is worth mentioning that I probably could have gone through the process on this motorcycle without the Bill of Sale stating that I bought the bike as a parts bike or at a garage sale OR I had lost the title and gotten a title that way, but I have trouble with my conscience!

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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 16 Sep 2018 10:15 #12

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RTD2 wrote: Sorry Mark, I should have told you to look at How To Write Ups, I have a section on bikes bought in AZ without a title.

Mike

Added update 2017: I bought a 1971 Yamaha DT1MX in Arizona. I went through the steps above to get it titled in California and I found a new twist to the CA DMV process. I stated on the Reg 256 that I had acquired the motorcycle in Arizona. I had to do that since the Bill of Sale had the sellers name and address in Arizona. CA DMV required me to contact AZDOT to confirm that a title did not exist in Arizona! My first thought was that I was screwed, but I grew up in Arizona and I knew that they did not issue titles for off-road motorcycles in the 70s, so I went home and went online to AZDOT.gov and sent them an online email and wonder of wonders I received a reply in two days stating that the bike was NOT in the AZDOT system. I took the open paperwork back to the DMV and walked out with a green sticker in 20 minutes! It is worth mentioning that I probably could have gone through the process on this motorcycle without the Bill of Sale stating that I bought the bike as a parts bike or at a garage sale OR I had lost the title and gotten a title that way, but I have trouble with my conscience!


It all went smooth but true I could have said i bought it in Ca and wouldnt have to contact AZ DMV.

I have an appt with the CHP on DEC,11 to get vin check and safety check, lights etc....

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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 16 Sep 2018 10:19 #13

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I think stock fork spring for 143 Frontera 18 1/2 in. Mine springs are 16.5in and 17.25in, there bad. Mine also has a small spring on top of the spring.,
I sure wish there was a Bultaco forum even remotely as good as this one, so far I have found two, but nobody home. I know, they are all out riding.

Rebuilding forks today.


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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 17 Sep 2018 19:40 #14

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More pics, the frame weighs exactly 20lbs.

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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 20 Sep 2018 17:16 #15

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Frame painted, installing steering brgs and wheel brgs tomorrow, Kenda K760 dot tires.

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64 McClane Edger

Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 20 Sep 2018 19:12 #16

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Mark, it looks great, I have changed my mind on paying me to get it to CA; I want to ride it. Just up and down the road, but I think it is going to be the new Bultaco I never got to ride! I hope I don't have the same issue as I did when I rode Meis' CZ, that made me buy the Husky. A Pursang could be in my future.

Mike

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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 20 Sep 2018 20:31 #17

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RTD2 wrote: Mark, it looks great, I have changed my mind on paying me to get it to CA; I want to ride it. Just up and down the road, but I think it is going to be the new Bultaco I never got to ride! I hope I don't have the same issue as I did when I rode Meis' CZ, that made me buy the Husky. A Pursang could be in my future.

Mike


I used to have a 73 SC500, after riding my buddies '74 Purcang 250., I was sold. You can see the for sale sign on my bike in the truck. It was at Stoddard Valley, I think the Calico Enduro.
It was cold and the windiest I have ever been in that weekend.


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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 20 Sep 2018 20:46 #18

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Same weekend, Feb 1975, so I traded the SC500 for a '74 Bultaco Alpina 350.

Me on the Alpina catching, like 3 feet of air that time.



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64 McClane Edger

Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 22 Sep 2018 08:53 #19

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Got the steering bearings in, polished the triple tree and clamp.
On the frame there is a bracket broken to hold the spring for the center stand.



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Bultaco 143 Frontera 360 22 Sep 2018 12:08 #20

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An interesting thing Bultaco did, the aluminum wheels were spayed with a coating of Silicone Carbide on the drum surface, thus eliminating the need for pressed in cast iron liner. Obvious to save weight, not sure if other manufactures did this.

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