Trials

Readers Rides: Simon Jones’ Fantic 300

Readers Rides: Simon Jones’ Fantic 300

Fantic 300

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.

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.

Fantic 300

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