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Offline TMKIWI

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Last of the breed
« on: November 18, 2010, 06:03:40 PM »
Interesting article on the last of what was a good class of racing.

http://www.sportrider.com/features/146_1004_marco_simoncelli_gilera_rsa250/top_end_power.html
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Re: Last of the breed
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 08:57:41 AM »
I have a Gilera 125 mx in my collection and it is a bizarre bike, 280mm straight axle forks, rotary valve induction, no primary kick start and gobs of screeching top end power. I have owned this bike for about 8 years and could not find any info. on this bike anywhere, I didn't even know what year it was. Very recently I was on a vintage parts site and I found a photo of the Gilera - it is a 1979.

The ignition was shot and I could not even identify the manufacturer, but I was successful in remachining the taper on a Motoplat flywheel and was able to get the bike running.

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Re: Last of the breed
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 04:24:17 PM »
Cool.I'd take any of those 250 2t's-what a thing to have if you could get them street licensed :D
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