I have a 1980 Garelli Sport and live in the mountains. I am just as likely to be on gravel roads as paved roads. It has great power in the flats but sometimes can't pull my ass up the steep hills without utilizing the manual assist units (pedals). I'm concerned that the hills may be putting too much stress on the engine/tranny, and with Garelli parts so hard to come by I don't want to flog the thing too much.
My options are:
3. Bump up the performance somehow.
I have read about 70cc kits, performance exhaust, larger carb jets, various sprokets, etc...Hell, I even read about flaming tailpipes.
I don't have the bucks to get crazy with this but I am looking for some easy, sensible, low cost ways to increase performance. I'm not looking to race the thing, just to ride around without feeling like I'm over stressing my new obsession.