Moto Morini 3 1/2 — Due

24 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Moto Morini 3 1/2 — Due отключены
Moto Morini 3 1/2 S
Moto Morini 3 1/2 S

Moto Morini 3 1/2: Due

It it squeaks, it bounces, it’s its electrics are iffy — but loud, it’s red, Italian, and it’s just the doctor ordered. Martin exchanges real cash for a classic.

Key slipped into and turned. Fuel tap solenoid oil pressure light comes on. Key from ignition and placed in Over-centre choke lever on cylinder’s carburettor found and up.

Kickstart swung out, foot hoiked awkwardly place, compression found. held closed, kickstart down firmly, engine up with a rasp that to a fast but lumpy idle.

flipped off, throttle quick nod to the previous owner who encouragingly, clutch in, first engaged with a wrong clunk, dry clutch eased out revs held high to an embarrassing stall, and we’re off in of the A1M.

Yes, I’ve bought a Morini. It’s an ’83 3Ѕ a later model than hoped for but well within and in good enough condition to be the 60 miles home from The seller seemed like a bloke, the bike came a bit of history and had been used and the reason for sale seemed genuine.

I broke half the we recommend when buying an old but do as we say, not as we do, okay?

Which is how I myself buzzing up the A1M out of London, on the pillion pegs and head down into the breeze, between letting the surprisingly motor howl towards the or settling for mechanical caution and 65 an hour.

The first five of the journey were through surburbia and had me wrestling with the (wrong) sided gearlever and clutch. Onto dual and the bizarre riding position up with me as I found myself further and further forward up the and onto the tank in an effort to get

With feet finally happily on the pillion pegs, my turned to the twenty year old of metal flailing around my legs. While the bike happier the nearer it got to the red-line, the it revved the more I worried the state of the oil and the tightness of every nut and bolt.

Even through ear and full face helmet the was producing a cacophony of conflicting and vibrations; sensory overload to the of distraction. Only one thing for it; the twisty route home and myself to concentrate on the riding than the bike.

An hour or so I’m crouched on the patio to the tick-tick as hot metal cools and to absorb every detail of the I’ve just bought. looked hard before I it, but now I was thinking about improvement than trying to avoid a pup. The ride home had that while there was fundamentally wrong the Mornini need a thorough front-to-back and tidy: The front brakes and squealed, the forks seemed to be undamped, the clip-ons were at heights and angles, one of the sidepanels was a bid for freedom, the clutch pulsed and there were spots of on the black chrome (black — how 1983 is that?) and most of the other paintwork, one of the … lights worked, the starter made a great but didn’t even try and turn the over, and was that a fresh on the driveway beneath

the oil pressure switch?

Quite a list, but I didn’t In fact, I was positively looking to getting stuck in. The ride had convinced me that I’d a good choice; the last I’d ridden with the intensity was on a race track and at that just can’t be on public roads.

The Morini was the same sensations — and the same demands — staying at least within of the national limit. And all the time it was rattling and squealing and bouncing underneath me, I could feel the waiting to be released.

Moto Morini 3 1/2 S
Moto Morini 3 1/2 S

Underneath the bodywork, behind the huge and hidden by the interesting front is a thoroughbred Italian sporting It’s in there somewhere, and the winter I’ll be trying to it out and make the most of it. Overhaul the to make sure nothing is to let go spectacularly, fix the most obvious and then get the cycle parts set up so I can make the most of that little motor.

But before any of that, the riding will have to change. Oh me, the riding position. The main I was squatting on the patio going all this contemplation was because I feel confident to straighten my too quickly.

The combination of downward clip-ons and forward set footpegs is not crippling, it makes the bike to steer accurately, makes the awkward to shift and renders the brake pretty much The latter two aren’t helped by my having developed over seven years of left shifting, but the contortions necessary to sit on the at the moment tend to leave me in no as to which bike I’m

So first things first a mechanical check over and a set of should let me begin my search for the inner Morini-ness….

People to talk to:

Morini Club — An active club with a bi-monthly regional meetings, dealer and even a tool hire

North Leicester Motorcycles Spares, advice and complete from the UK specialists, with information sprinkled throughout website.

Pizza or pasta for ?

Moto Morini 3 1/2 S

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Moto Morini":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.