Ah, you see, we had some budget left over
from buying the CR125, so we figured
we could acquire something a little more exotic...
Welcome to the beast
Senor Bulto, he can make bikes but
he can't draw horses. The Pursang badge reminds you
that this is a thoroughbred, not some cart horse. It
will need time and patience to get her back in full
Amazingly the detail on the bike is
very good, like the bultaco on the bolt heads, the badges
- this bike has a soul that the jap bikes just wouldn't
I am 370, hear me roar - well you may
do one day. Sadly when we checked the frame and engine
numbers they don't match, in fact the frame is from
a 125 and the engine from a 370 - both are 1977 MK10
models - all this we found out in about ten minutes
browsing some of the fantastic bultaco web sites out
Now that is what I call a piston. OK
a piston with a chunk missing, no rings and a bad case
of peg in the head but at least the crank turns (unlike
our project CR).
Hmmm, the shock mounting are forward
on the MK10, giving longer travel suspension, but will
the 125 frame take the 370 power. From the pictures
we have seen the 125 and 370 frames look very similar,
but we'll have to do some research.
The costs so far...
She was a snip at £110
(hey why do all crocks sell for £110 pounds) at
Uh, this is where
a little prior knowledge would have come in handy - the frame
is from a 125 and the engine from a 370 and the forks are
broken - rearrange these words for the answer: coming, they,
learnt this time...
Never give me
money, I just end up spending it on lost causes.