As a lifelong reader and current subscriber of TMX, Simon Jones has often thought of sending us details of a bike or two that he owns.
And as he had a spare 10 minutes on his hands he has finally got round to showing off his mega Fantic 300.
It has had a full ground-up restoration as you can see in the list of the work carried out and the parts sourced/ replaced.
Simon bought the Fantic a few years ago with the intention of competing in local Devon Twin-shock events and working his way up to a few KIA rounds.
Due to several reasons but mainly because the bike was in such good shape and too nice to get dirty, Simon hasn’t competed on it yet – but intends to start after the summer in a Twin-shock trial.
Fantic 300 Specs
- New Michelin tyres
- New gold rims & new spokes
- New Gripper brake shoes
- New wheel bearings front & rear
- New chain & sprockets
- New swing arm bearings, nylons & seals
- New headstock bearings
- All bolts, nuts, headstock, wheel spindles, clean threaded & knuckle plated
- Genuine Fantic plastics repolished
- New Domino controls including throttle
- All new Venhill cables
- New air filter
- New Delorto carb
- New Asso piston
- Newly-plated 301 barrel (matched to piston)
- New German made clutch lightener
- New con rod
- New main bearing
- New side bearings and seals
- New gasket set
- New electronic ignition and flywheel (cambs trials)
- New NJB alloy rear shocks
- New Magical fork springs with external adjusters
- New Renthal handlebars 6” rise
- New genuine Fantic kickstart