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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #450 on: December 14, 2019, 09:58:54 AM »
FFS if the porch thing don't start, please use another forum. :o :o

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #451 on: December 14, 2019, 02:22:55 PM »
No danger, so please don't worry!
Done 4 Porsche flat 6's from the crank out, easy rebuilds!

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #452 on: December 14, 2019, 04:11:03 PM »
I have a huge member so I have never felt the need for such cars ;D

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #453 on: December 14, 2019, 07:08:32 PM »
Ha!
Lol, you have been reading too many magazines!

Anyway, found 2 more French Follies...very tempting...

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #454 on: December 16, 2019, 03:06:59 PM »
here, cheap french tat, but it four stroke and plenty spare and info.

See if he'd swap some old porch for it

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2862479157136161/

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #455 on: December 16, 2019, 03:57:13 PM »
Looks like Mr Rattlecan has been playing...

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #456 on: December 16, 2019, 04:29:03 PM »
That 'bike' is absurd at that price, indeed any price?

Some thoughts please:

Rene Gillet bikes. I've spotted one part restored but I cannot find any parts for them, the bike is 1949.
French ebay have a piston and a mag cover, that is it, and I thought Terrot parts were scarce....

The bike looks good, lots done that costs a lot but just bothered that I cannot find any parts, not even Chambrier have parts.
The engine is said to have good compression and sparks but has not run. It is with a well established French Follie supplier.

Will this be an even bigger mill stone?

The 'porch' is my advanced pension plan!

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #457 on: December 16, 2019, 06:07:39 PM »
I would have that that Motobecane very easy to do, loads of spares even on ebayfr, Motobecane club very active and one of them even posts on here from time to time.

I think you'll will find Gillet are a Belgian make

shame about the loony paint, i expect the painter thought it would be "kool".

You are not looking at the rigt bit of Chambrier I reckon

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #458 on: December 16, 2019, 06:53:53 PM »
'My' French fancies have all been sold to a French museum...

Looks like it will be the Peugeot BIMA as the next one.
Wife happy
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Thanks for the lead mini, will look into them.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #459 on: June 04, 2020, 07:41:25 AM »
Started the Terrot yesterday, fresh fuel and oil, washed the plug in brake cleaner.

Slipped the choke over and nothing, the kick start feel was very weak as if the plug was out, ie no compression.
After a pause for thought decided it was the clutch slipping so disconnected the cable and instantly had compression!

A few moves on the kickstart to get compression and a good stab down...

It only started and ran!
It also stopped when I closed the throttle fully.

Decided to sell the bike now it is ok, I want to do another Honda Twin.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #460 on: June 23, 2020, 11:45:15 AM »
SOLD!

Just when it was running perfectly it sold. Lost a lot, learnt a lot, expanded my patience threshold, and sad to see it go.

It is going to the South of France to the buyer's Gite where the lanes are easy and a 2CV is a rare sight. Will be used to get the baguettes!

Nice to think of it back in rural France where it belongs.

The Honda cb175 K6 is due today.

So my French Connection finishes, quite a project.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #461 on: June 23, 2020, 03:49:42 PM »
SOLD!
It is going to the South of France to the buyer's Gite where the lanes are easy and a 2CV is a rare sight. Will be used to get the baguettes!

Sounds like that romanticised view of France as typified by that awful John Thaw series "A year in Provence" of some years back. All that's missing is stripey shirts, a string of onions and a Gauloise hanging from the lip. ;)

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #462 on: June 23, 2020, 05:49:29 PM »
I admit to such a view, though Wolverhampton does not quite cut it.

I wont go further as this is the wrong section but out of interest, here is the Honda that arrived today and 'one I did earlier'






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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #463 on: June 23, 2020, 06:41:05 PM »
Is the latest one a US import? DK Autos maybe?
Only going by the good chrome on the rims etc.

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Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« Reply #464 on: June 24, 2020, 07:41:32 AM »
No, my new one is a UK bike from new, a '72 and the gold one I did 4 years back a '76 UK bike, hence the condition when I started which was rough on the gold one but it was totally complete and un-messed with. The blue one is the opposite!

Lots of missing parts, some very hard to find but DK's spares side is immense, you have to keep trawling the internet.
Many new parts are available too via David Silver.

The blue bike is good because it was won cheap, has new wheels/spokes/tyres and a new exhaust system
All in all 950 of parts

It is missing parts that will cost about 400, then just restoration costs like sand blasting etc and a lot of time.

Feels good to have sold the Terrot and to have this. A breath of fresh air in the garage.

Might start a thread on the USA section of this site but they take up a lot of time.