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i am looking for a modest bore kit for a 1978 garelli gulp matic 2v. the engine is one of the upright ones, but i have no idea if these ever changed, will one kit work for all of this style engine? and there is a mounting point molded into the head, to the kits come with new heads or do i reuse the old one? and will the new head have this mounting point? does the exhaust still screw right into th
so i was going to do a plug chop today... but someone stole my ped. i am beyond pissed off, so everyone keep your eye out for a cherry garelli on ebay or something.
great suggestions guys, thanks a ton. will a plug chop tell me for sure if i need to upjet? and if so where can i get a jet? i read about them, but i havent done one yet. seems pretty straightforward though. does this seem like a good place to start? (i tightened the head and intake)
yea thats what i thought too, but i checked the carb, and it was clean as a wistle, i cleaned it anyway, and my tank is clean too. it does seem like the float bowl is running empty, that was my first thought, but everything looked a-ok when i took it apart. could not having enough backpressure in the exhaust cause this to happen? i wouldnt think so because it will happen out of nowhere as im cruis
so i have a problem, my moped will be cruising just fine at around 25-30mph everything sounds good and all then out of nowhere it will die as if its running out of gas, so when u throttle up, it dies faster. if i put on the choke while its still moving, it will run again, but with the choke on so its weak. what does this mean? i have cleaned out the carb completely, and everything looked like it w
oh my god. over $60 for a taillight assembly? how is that possible? i mean, i want my ped to look nice, but come on, i drive it because its a cheap alternative, i dont have that kind of money! im stunned.
so the taillight lenses on my 78 garelli fell off... i remember hearing it rolling on the ground behind me and thinking to myself, nah, that wasnt from me, i must have run something over... now its too late and its gone. I hate old plastic! anyway, i need to find a new reflector or a whole new taillight assembly, any ideas of where to look? i would like to buy new, and would be cool with aftermar
alright, i have just finished restoring a 78 garelli moped (two speed) but now i cant start it with the choke on, and when i finally start it up the idle is really high and i cant get it to rev down even when i turn the idle adjustment screw. i have tried disconnecting the throttle cable too to make sure i didnt have that too tight or something, but that wasn't it. i can turn on the choke aft
hey, i just disassembled my spoke wheels because the spokes were pretty bent up. i might be in over my head, but the rim is straight and i know someone who says he can reassemble it, but my problem is that i went to a motorcycle shop and they said my spokes were not standard and that i would have to special order them. i had a feeling he was feeding me a line of crap seeing as he didnt even measur
78 garelli- my wheel travel in the rear seems to be really bad, like 1/4 in at the springs/shocks/ whatever they are called. is this normal? it seems pretty stiff to me, but i cant tell if they do that to keep the chain tight (there is no spring tensioner, and the engine is pretty far forward from the pivot point) anyway, any ideas would be cool. thanks in advanced. Also, are these pretty standard
Would i want a 6 volt lead acid? i'm a little confused because the voltage fluctuates so much. i understand that a simple full wave rectifier would be the way to go, but do i put the battery in parallel or in series with the headlamp? Where is the cheapest place i can get one? a motorcycle shop or something?
hey ryland (you seem to know what you are talking about), my headlight pisses me off and i was wondering if putting a fat capacitor in series would help keep it at a more constant output at lower rpms, would this work at all? and what size capacitor would i need?
LED's are diodes (light emitting diodes) meaning they only alow electricity to flow through (and let off light) in one direction. not good for an ac system. as the previous guy said, they might flicker or they might not work at all if the voltage isnt high enough. (you are right, they dont need a lot of current, but they do need voltage, usu. about 0.6 volts minimum? i think) you could make a
The short explination: you need to replace your bulb, if this does not work, trace the break light wire back to a black plastic thing to see if that is melted (leaving an open circut probably).The long explination:ok, i attached a schematic for a garelli (it might not be exactly the same, but it is probably very close) and you can see that the break light system actually acts as a ground for the m
you probably striped the threads out of the cylinder, in which case, the studs are probably still good, but there is no thread to hold them in (no female side). best solution is to drill it out and tap it for a helical thread insert then reinsert the stud and tighten them back in (but not too tight!). look for more info on this in car repair forums and such (its a common problem especially with th
i have been running a garelli with a two speed, not on any long trips, but enough to warm up the engine, and i have noticed that there is oil dripping out of the exhaust. its not a ton, just enough to make me sort of nervous (a few drips every time). I have never worked on a 2 stroke before, is this normal? if not, where is the problem? as far as i know the carb is stock as is the pipe. any tips w
Just got a '78 garelli gulp and was wondering if there are any good repair manuels out there, maybe some electronic ones even? if not i was also wondering what sort of engine oil/ transmission fluid i should use, or if there is trasmission fluid. It is a 2 speed automatic, so what kind of transmission is this exactly? how does it shift? i am pretty sure its just a cintrifugal clutch, but i ha
how much are you asking? im frim san luis obispo, but i would be interested if the price is right and i could take a look at it say next weekend or so?
i am looking for a cheaper (<$500) moped that i can park in a bike rack with out getting crap from campus police, anything similar to a puch (not a motorized bike). it would be nice if it ran, even if it ran poorly, i can fix minor things but im not looking forward to trying to find parts for out of production mopeds.
i took every precaution i could, but somehow someone went through the trouble of going between two buildings and cutting a 3/4 in keyed cable lock, then carried it off. i dont even care so much about how much the ped cost, i mean i put a lot of money in it, probably more than i should have, but its all that time i spent on it and i know im never going to see it again. anyway, if anyone sees the pe
http://www.mopedriders.org/html/manuals/garelli/csm/garellicsm.htmthat is the web site for probably a different year, but the two speed is probably very similar if not the same. it was really helpful on my project anyway.
i am painfully close to finishing a 78 garelli project (out of funds) but i found those stainless steel fenders are a real pain to get looking nice again if they are pitted at all. i went with a yellow and black theme and it came out real nice because there is plenty of black with the spoked rims and parts of the front fork and all. the chrome on mine was pitted way beyond re-chroming anyway. but
from my somewhat limited research, yes, alcohol does burn cooler than gasoline which would be great in the little air cooled engine on a moped. this is partially because of the flash point and partially because most alcohol fuels have some water in them which absorbs heat when vaporized. Great idea though, i was thinking of trying this myself, i am really curious how it would go. keep us posted!
You all are awesome. thanks for clearing all that up. makes sense now... its just going to be a huge pain in the rear because its one of those thats been sold like 10 times at garage sales... wish me luck!
I cannot figure out the DMV website. i have a 50cc moped that has a top speed less than 30 mph, is that considered a "motorized bicycle"? if it is that means i dont have to register it right? but do i need a plate? can i use a plate if it already has one? and if it isnt a "motorized bicycle" then what is it? i hate the DMV!!!!! also my ped has this weird plate that says "C
here is a crappy pic of it. i plan to strip it down and repaint it with a nissan type yellow (like the xterra) with black powdercoat details (hopefully powdercoat the spoked wheels if i feel ambitious enough!) that is... if i can register it.. if it needs registration. what is up with the ca dmv website anyway?! is this considered a motorized bike or a motorized cycle? i guess ill just have to wa
i did it, i got a 1978 garelli moped with a two speed auto. runs great! and it was only $150 i just need to change out the fluids and get the thing registered..... but thats another story...
thanks for the input. i think i am going to go for one!
How are late 70's garelli mopeds as far as reliability? Are parts still available for these or is there a reason that i dont see many on the road? any information on these mopeds would be much apreciated.