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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #435 on: December 06, 2019, 03:09:29 PM »
Yes..my spelling is flawed too!

Saw some nice 'projects' at Stafford Show a few months back, a Sun was v nice but another rare bird, so a bit un-nerving.
Would love a small AJS as they were made a stone throw away from me, but I like the light-weight bikes, that honda CB 175 was big enough for me.

I bought the Peugeot BIMA before the Terrot, the BIMA was put in the shed as I was not really sure about the pedal/moped manual engage drive design.
You have made me thing Mini, as usual, so will ponder if I could sell the UK registered BIMA.
The BIMA looks good enough to be an oily rag job, fresh tyres and tubes, brakes are simple to re-line and some fresh cables.
Engine is free, but not sure about the carb!

Still tempted to electric motor the thing by removing the engine and drive (4 bolts) and slipping in a 250W motor.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/GvQAAOSwudBdSEpG/s-l1600.jpg
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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #436 on: December 06, 2019, 04:42:06 PM »
Would love a small AJS as they were made a stone throw away from me, but I like the light-weight bikes.

Not the only one to like small bikes, I have quite a few cycle motors and NSU Quickly’s hidden away,plus a 250 Model 14 A.J.S awaiting restoration that I may never get to.

Still using a 1952 32cc Berini and a 1960 Quickly that we have owned for over 40 years.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #437 on: December 06, 2019, 10:45:23 PM »
DM:
Good to read.
I normally work on classic cars and race cars as a past time, everying seems to need a hoist to move things, so these light bikes are refreshing.

The Terrot is light, but the BIMA is almost the weight of an old pushbike.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #438 on: December 07, 2019, 10:10:21 AM »
Have you tried a decent sized old bike though? As a general rule I don't ride anything under 350 and even some of those can feel underpowered. Tiddlers clearly have their place but faced with a hill it's nice to just turn on the taps rather than struggle up at 10 MPH with a queue of Audis and BMs behind you.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #439 on: December 07, 2019, 04:33:42 PM »
I decided not to return to bikes on the road a few years ago.
We have several ride out evenings round here, and the antics are scared if you are in the middle of them, super fast bikes aiming for anything that moves.
No wonder things get dangerous.
However, living right on the green belt locally is a chance for some easy miles, but I like these lightweight bikes just as winter projects, do them, sell them for a loss or at best break even, and start again on something different to the previous bike.

So far have done a Barlotti kart (Villers 9e), a Lambretta Series 3 TV 175 and the Honda CB 175 Super Sport, then this Terrot.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #440 on: December 07, 2019, 05:23:31 PM »
Getting a bit ahead of myself here, BUT, where is/are the best places do you think to sell this Terrot (in the UK)?

I've sold all the other bikes I've done on classic car forums.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #441 on: December 07, 2019, 05:56:23 PM »
Car and classic is good for quality stuff, very wide readership and free

Ebay is where the mugs are.

Key word for ebay are;....kool, retro, funky, old skool, bobber, chopper, hardtail, custom, Rare, investment classic, veteran [yes we know its not].

mix all those in with  a good helping of pure nonsensical bullshit, Try to make it seem you know nothing at all about bikes. Use poor spelling and a bit of bad grammar.  Address all enquires to 'Buddy.'

sorted, the world is your oyster son.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #442 on: December 07, 2019, 06:37:00 PM »
Lol!
I used Car and Classics for all my past projects, all sold very quickly, but they were all popular machines.

I am always surprised how few have heard of Terrot, thus nobody goes looking for them!

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #443 on: December 13, 2019, 04:13:49 PM »
Nearly put a bid on a 1928 Terrot 175 on ebay, but thought better of it and it went for £1600, but a few too many parts missing. A 1950 bike is hard enough let alone a 1928..

Also spotted a 100cc Villiers engine Sun, 1954 with girder forks etc, lovely British light weight, but too similar to the MT1 I have.
So, got all the engine in, carb tweeked, lighting re-connected and a few other snags that needed doing and the Terrot MT1 is actually all done.

The carb top was badly stripped and the carb body was not much better, so found a new one in France for 9 Euro. Fitted great, but the threads on the body are too damaged for the top to stay in place, so forced to make a clamp bracket to hold it all together.








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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #444 on: December 13, 2019, 05:16:38 PM »
Get it out the way and let's have a look at the 911...(or is it a 912?)

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #445 on: December 13, 2019, 05:47:17 PM »
Ha!
It is a 1973 911, bought it as a total wreck (see the road through the floor etc) in 1988 and re-built it top to bottom, all DIY, inc a conversion to RHD and painted in a single car garage.

I was young then!

Now on it's 3rd engine as I used to hill climb the car for 13 years. It has a 3.2 litre engine instead of the 2.4 litre, 240 bhp/tonne so quite nippy for an old classic.
It is truly a lovely thing and I (we) are very attached to it.
This kind of thing is actually my 'bag' not silly 2 strokes! :)


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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #446 on: December 13, 2019, 06:47:57 PM »
Very nice too. Are those Cromodora wheels?

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #447 on: December 13, 2019, 07:13:49 PM »
No, original Porsche 'Cookie Cutters' by ATS, 15 x 7"
It is certainly more modified than standard. :)

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #448 on: December 13, 2019, 08:31:58 PM »
Nice little looking bike when it is all together.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #449 on: December 13, 2019, 08:57:05 PM »
Murdo, you are right.
The model before 1950 had a twin port barrel, an exhaust pipe either side, and the looks are good from both sides, the non silencer side is a bit boring...
Thinking of getting some Indian made panniers to make it all a bit more interesting.
Many 50s bike have a good and boring side.