Minarelli Carabela

Do the kits for the minarelli v1 match up with the minarelli carabela?

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I want to say yes. I have a carabela sitting next to a minarelli here and it looks that way...BUT I haven't actually checked it out, so don't take my word.

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I have a Carabela Minarelli V1 clone, and I've compared the V1 manual to my engine - it all looks the same to me.

I guess I'm just seconding that it looks identical to me, and giving your thread a little bump. I have no idea if there's any internal difference as I have not taken apart my engine.

Good luck!

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I ordered the minv1 kit from treats for

my carabela engine, so soon as I get it-

I'll let you know. Right now I have the Del 19mm phbg

carb w/ a circuit pipe and it runs nice.

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Awesome. Let me know how it goes.

I just might order one if yours turns out okay :P

Hopefully they're still cheap by that point.

Do you know if it's a simple bolt on, or do you have to do stuff with porting?

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Or I suppose the actual question is can you simply put the new head on and run the stock piston/etc?

I'm still really new to this stuff, but if it works for you I will order one to hang onto until I'm ready to work on it myself.

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By the way - that's going to look badass on your custom frame lol.

Already the engine is so pronounced by the way it's mounted - it's going to look so awesome with that huge head on it.

Keep us up to date! (Pics please! :D)

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I bolted the kit on, no problem, tons of compression,

but the highest jet I have is 90 so I'll wait to fire

it up. let you know what happens... the case maybe

a little different then the min-V1...larger ports?

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That's good to hear.

Don't you often have to match ports or something like that unless you get certain kits? I'm pretty noobish at kitting and stuff, so I could be wrong.

So I guess if I want to get one, I should order the one with the new piston and stuff right?

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I have a Polini 70cc kit and I did not case match. The bike still ripps but would rip more if I had case matched. I just pulled the old jug and put on the new jug and piston with no modifications. The Polini kits are very well made.

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On the minarelli's not porting you want ...

The ramping of the main transfers.


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Do you happen to have any before/after pics that I could stow for reference of this main transfer ramping?


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wow that one took off before i gave it credit...

anyway just picked up a minarelli carabela for 60 bucks, may put it on an hs-50 frame like the motomatic hs-50.

so stacy, that's i positive verdict then?

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Don't look at me for advice! lol...I'm still a noob.

But if what you meant is that I'm interested in your project - I am.

I have a Carabela, so I like to know what's happenin :)

And, I just realized the OP and the person that ordered the new kit are different...sigh @ me not reading names lol.

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Bolt on should work just fine, it did with mine.

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Mine was the 75cc Polini, others may require some work.

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Hey pepilapeau

did you bolt it up to a minarelli engine

or a carabela? also did you use

the polini jug gasket that came with the kit?

The gasket on my carabela slightly covers

the main transfers.

its been raining so haven't had a chance

to test it out, update later.

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minarelli and carabela.. its just a clone with huge main transfers.

So the 75cc polini fit... also the 80ccc=48mm and 90=51mm

End the story they fit.:)

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So how did it go number5?

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it will work as long as your carabela isnt the 60cc minarelli

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Didn't work out too well,

the case ports are wider than the

the cylinder jug, I would have to add material

to the case in order to stop the massive air leak.

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Oh fuck me...

I just ordered a 75cc Polini kit for my Carabela.

FUCK! >:(

Ah well, looks like I'll be selling it to someone. lol

Maybe with some stroke of luck it'll work on mine.

I don't know what I'll do if it doesn't :(

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Ohhhhh wait...you ordered the Parmakit one right? The '80cc parmakit' cylinder on its own?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/minarelli-V1-moped-80cc-parmakit-cylinder_W0QQitemZ180267051104QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116 ?

That's different than the Polini isn't it?

I ordered the $180 Polini kit off of QuarterKick...hopefully it will work :(

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DON'T BUY TREAT'S PARMAKIT. The reason it's so cheap is because it's super old, they dont make pistons for it anymore, it's low quality and if you can find a piston for it, they're a hair too small for the cylinder. It's pretty much a paper weight. Go quarterkick for sure. High quality, i've seen one myself.

I love treats like 100% all day, trust me, i'm just saying that particular cylinder is is a piece of shit,

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Heh, yeah.

I'm new to kitting...so being my first kit I'm quite contempt with ordering something that's $200 from a tried and trusted manufacturer. My polini kit should be arriving soon. I hope to shit it works, or it looks like I'm gonna be stuck running a stock displacement...either that or looking for a new engine :(

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Well, it's official for me too.

The Polini/Minarelli V1 kits DO NOT WORK with the Carabela V1.

There is a 1.5mm or so open hole into the engine where the polini case is just shy of covering it. If Polini decided to add a little bit to the side of the cases, the kit would work fine from what I can see.

Bummer...now I'm looking for a V1 or just going to sell the kit and run it 50cc :(

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Hey don't fret, just weld a little material on there to make her fit up right!

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Well, with the amount of money I would have to spend on either:

a.) A welding machine

b.) One of the crooks in Winnipeg to do it for me

I can just get a Minarelli V1 from someone.

So, that's the route I'm going to go.

I'll probably end up using my Carabela engine for my forced air induction experiments and throw it on a go kart or something.

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How much do you want for the Carabela engine? E-mail me a price.

Thanks Steve

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Hehe, I think I might be keeping it and just going stock displacement. I'm not 100% sure yet. I'll email you if I decide to sell it.

I was doing 40mph with stock pan exhaust and 14mm carb, so I'm sure it will have some promising bottom end with a 16mm and a low end circuit pipe...

Like I said though, I'm more or less waiting on a couple of things before I decide which route I'm going. The thought of losing my license for like 2 years because of riding a kitted bike isn't too appealing to me.

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