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Offline murdo

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2013, 04:37:44 AM »
Re engine numbers; I don't know about the Terrot, but even a lot of modern bikes the numbers don't match. Don't be too concerned about matching number unless you want to sell it for big bucks.
Some bikes with Villiers engines will never match as the engine manufacturer had their own numbering system, then the bike assembler had their own.
Don't fret and enjoy your bike.  :D

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2013, 06:24:17 PM »
Hi Joe
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I am also missing the gear box, I believe.....

The gearbox is in the engine unit

HTH
John

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2013, 08:14:30 PM »
Sniggers... sorry :0

If iver tha does owt for nowt alus duit for thissen

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2013, 09:38:16 PM »
DUH.  Obviously I don't know all the part names!  The part I was referring to is an oval shaped component that sits behind the engine and under the frame.


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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2013, 11:19:14 PM »
Oil tank / toolbox / battery box ?

You'd probably need to see one close up and personal to know if that is one component, or separate ones that all bolt together or link together somehow ?

Any chance of tracking down the one(s) originally on your bike ?
Original is always best....

Offline JoeJoyce

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2013, 07:08:50 PM »
I won't be able to track down the original one, but once I find out the part name I'll look on leboncoin in France.

By the way, I just bought a 12oz spray can of WD40 for $4.49 (referring to a previous post).  Time to start spraying....

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2013, 06:04:22 PM »
Has anyone bought parts through the site leboncion.fr ?

They have many parts listed on the site, but everytime I send an inquiry I get no response.  Can't figure out what I am doing wrong....

p.s. I need a gas tank (resevoir) and there are a number of them on that site, but no one returns my emails! aaarrrrggghhhhh so close yet so far :)

Thanks!

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2013, 03:07:06 PM »
Here are the wheels.....

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2013, 06:48:53 PM »
Somewhat exciting news -

I called the person in France who placed this ad for a gas tank:

http://www.leboncoin.fr/annonces/offres/centre/occasions/?f=a&th=1&q=terrot&it=1

He doesn't speak english and I don't speak french! Yikes. But he seemed to know what I was talking about (Terrot Reservior!)  Luckily there is a person at work who sits next to me who is fluent in french, so maybe I can trade a lunch for her assistance.

I am SOOOO close to getting this I can't stand it.......

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2013, 05:07:57 AM »
Good work Joe, one step closer.  ;)

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2013, 01:02:58 PM »
Hello Joe,

May I help you ?

You know must of the people selling vintage motorcycle parts on leboncoin are very often quite old.
That's why most of them are not speaking English.

So, first of all, have a look here : http://terrot.club.pyreneen.free.fr/
You should find documents for your motorcycle (part numbers, notice, ...)

Then, come to see us .. http://terrot.org/forum/
Most of the guys are speaking English and we have some 125 "specialists".
I don't ask you to leave this forum !!!  :D

You can also find new parts here:

http://www.chambrier.com/Fichiers/bienvenue.htm

http://www.macadam2roues.com/

http://www.retro-motos-pieces.fr/

http://boyermotoretro.com/

Then, if you want me to contact someone or translate, there is no problem, it will be a pleasure.
Just send me an e-mail : jean-luc(at)500rgas.info

Regards  ;)




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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2013, 01:13:59 PM »
It's a bit expensive, but this one is brand new !!
http://www.macadam2roues.com/fr/fiche_produit.php?idprod=1045&idfamille=263&idrayon=12

This one seems to be in good condition : http://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_moto/506611461.htm?ca=22_s
Cleaned, Restom treatment inside and would be ok.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 01:24:09 PM by Jean-luc »

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2013, 03:14:10 AM »
Jean-Luc,

Thank you SO much!!!  All the information you sent is GREAT.  I have looked at some of the links you sent - I will probably join the Terrot club.

This is amazing - the link you sent below is the person in France I called and we couldn't understand each other ! :)  I will send you an email to the address you gave me.  This is the gas tank I have been trying to purchase!

This one seems to be in good condition : http://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_moto/506611461.htm?ca=22_s
Cleaned, Restom treatment inside and would be ok.

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2013, 03:17:42 AM »
Here is a picture of the frame and wheels of my "Le Petite Terrot"!  And that is all the french I know.

I have a good amount of work ahead of me, don't I?

The front forks work (they move up and down) and the seat suspensi
on also works. I think the odometer has about 7898 miles on it (or probably kilometers)

Thanks, Joe

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Re: 1953 Terrot 125cc
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2013, 02:09:36 AM »
Hello!

A few minor updates.  When I took the frame out from the porch, I noticed that both the front shocks and the shock underneath the seat are working, so that is good news.

The not so good news is that I was looking at an old owner's manual online (a pdf) that listed all the parts and numbers.  I don't have any of the nuts and bolts that holds all the parts in place! Yikes.

Looking for suggestions: what do people suggest when stripping the parts of paint and rust? Should I use media blasting (plastic, soda, etc), aircraft paint stripper and then a sander/grinder?  Will probably start in the spring - I need the winter to figure out all the parts I don't have!

Til next time, "keep dreaming of the restored bike running!" Joe