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Mods, sorry if this doesn't belong in Sportclassic forum, but it is air air cooled v-twin from italy and is very reminiscent of a sportclassic.

Looks the selling price is 2100 bucks and seems cheap--anyone have experience with one of these? What are your thoughts?

For this price, I'm tempted to just go pick it up and play with it for a while.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/1293497538.html
 

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Those are very special bikes (although I've even more fond of the 3-1/2), but finding parts for those makes 70's Ducs look REALLY easy to maintain.
 

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i saw the same model in milwaukee a few weeks ago. talked to the owner and he had nothing but good things to say about it. For that price i would take a look at it.
 

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Interesting bike.

The folks in Vintage might like to know about this. Do you want it moved?
 

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Moto Morini 500

Mods, sorry if this doesn't belong in Sportclassic forum, but it is air air cooled v-twin from italy and is very reminiscent of a sportclassic.

Looks the selling price is 2100 bucks and seems cheap--anyone have experience with one of these? What are your thoughts?

For this price, I'm tempted to just go pick it up and play with it for a while.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/1293497538.html
Used to look after a 3 1/2 (350) for a (female) customer back in the '70s. The 500 was not really any more powerful. Nice light bike - handled well, but only really an 'around-town' bike - not enough power to go out of town. Of course parts will be a problem - Grimeca brake pads etc. Grandad says tread warily...
 

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Used to look after a 3 1/2 (350) for a (female) customer back in the '70s. The 500 was not really any more powerful. Nice light bike - handled well, but only really an 'around-town' bike - not enough power to go out of town. Of course parts will be a problem - Grimeca brake pads etc. Grandad says tread warily...
Thanks--this is the post that got me to take a pass on the bike. The bike sounds somewhat sexy but probably not going to be thrilling to ride.
 

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If memory serves correctly...

These are nice riding but relatively low-powered machines. I believe the engines are the "Heron" design, with a flat cylinder head and the combustion chamber defined by a concave molded piston.
 

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These are nice riding but relatively low-powered machines. I believe the engines are the "Heron" design, with a flat cylinder head and the combustion chamber defined by a concave molded piston.
That is correct.

Imo when looking for a vintage morini like that I'd look for a 3 1/2 with spoked rims and disk brakes, but those are pretty rare (only made for a couple of months).
 
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