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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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They look Bultaco to me, the the Thumbs up is a Bultaco thing


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Originally Posted by BrizzoBrit

Gary E.
Just to clarify the statement about air filters. Was that style with the cover fitted to Hornets? What Years?

Cheers
Ray


Fitted to '64 &'65 Spitfire Hornets. '66 & '67 Hornets do not have them.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Thumbs up stamped in the legs are sure sign of Bultaco. A fair number of Bul and Betor fork parts can be swapped around........


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Originally Posted by BrizzoBrit
GJ

Gary E.
Just to clarify the statement about air filters. Was that style with the cover fitted to Hornets? What Years?

Cheers
Ray



A closer look at the air filters.


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Covers after a little clean up.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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They don't get any more original than that. Complete with the original decals. Replacement original looking decals are available.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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So I'm trying to figure out the field in the air filter decal. Is it silver/chrome like, or clear, or maybe even a faded gold?

I've seen this decal on other filters and they could be black with gold lettering, or white with black lettering, and gold with black lettering. So which is it?


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Here is what Classic Transfers has to offer for Conflo air cleaners.

http://www.classictransfers.co.uk/transfer-category/conflo/?region=british-us&alphabetical=a-c


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Bill

Go with the R/H filter in your picture above. I have 2 pairs of these filters NOS in the wrappers. The backing field is faded gold with black lettering. Unfortunately none of the classic transfer offerings matches this, however from personal experience they will make transfers to order.

Good luck


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
VicCyclone #683795 02/05/17 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by VicCyclone
Bill

Go with the R/H filter in your picture above. I have 2 pairs of these filters NOS in the wrappers. The backing field is faded gold with black lettering. Unfortunately none of the classic transfer offerings matches this, however from personal experience they will make transfers to order.

Good luck


Good one Vic. I have had Classic Transfers make custom stick-ons. The last one they made for me was for the Wasp tank.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Gary, do you have a part number for the tach bracket? I have parts book 5118 but it does not list it.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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No part number here. I believe the '64/'65 Spitfire Hornets did not have a tach.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Really, I thought I saw a parts page you listed in the old posts that showed it as item #8. Maybe it was the later parts book.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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It is in the early posts, page 11.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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That would be the parts page for the '66/'67 Hornet. Different than for the '64/'65 Spitfire Hornet. There are a lot of differences between the '64/'65's and the '66/'67's.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Gary - Do you prefer the 64/65s over 66/67s? Curious to know what people think of the different years.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Greg J. #684120 02/07/17 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Gregory Joseph
Gary - Do you prefer the 64/65s over 66/67s? Curious to know what people think of the different years.

My signature gives it away. With "The Three Tenors" it is a no brainer for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_qlNjFiZ5U


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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My 64 Hornet T/S inner cover has no tacho guts and a block off plate.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Hey Gary the east coast Hornet in the video and the guy on the rollers with it looks like a guy wearing a grey and black vented jacket riding that bike in a Motor Cycle Classic magazine a few years ago!! Is it still a show queen or are you out zoom'n around on it!!!!!
Great video. Weather here as been great mid 70's and I have been whoopin my 64 Mutt Street Tracker Hornet and getting the nobbies all dirty!!!

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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None of my machines are show queens. The video is me and the magazine article is me. I keep them in top notch condition. They get started and ridden on a regular basis...weather permitting. They need to be spanked on occasion. But, I don't ride some of them in the mud, especially the Wasp, as it's too rare and valuable to waste it away.

Bring your Hornet to Oregon where the weather is real foul at times to get it dirty.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Gary,

Thanks for the update on the filter fitments. So for '66 flat back, black painted air filters then?

Cheers
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Originally Posted by BrizzoBrit
Gary,

Thanks for the update on the filter fitments. So for '66 flat back, black painted air filters then?

Cheers
Ray

'66/'67 were chrome filters on the Hornet and Wasp.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Thanks Gary


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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So Gary let me just clarify that. For 66, the front and the back plates are chromed as well obviously as the perforated bands?
Sid.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Originally Posted by SidSnot
So Gary let me just clarify that. For 66, the front and the back plates are chromed as well obviously as the perforated bands?
Sid.

The '66/'67 air cleaners had black front and backs and chrome perforated bands. The '64/'65 Spitfire Hornets had chrome fronts, backs, and perforated bands.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Thanks Gary.
Next question.
What is the difference between the US (68-6536) and the UK (68-6535) variants of the 6 tab front guard and the one specified for a 66 Hornet 68-6544?


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