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1978 Garelli SSXL - Cafe CustomPlease use the Craigslist link to communicate. Thanks.
Yeah, it's something that just started happening recently. Plus, it's not at a specific point on the throttle, I think it has to do more with the amount of airflow due to the speed.I'll post my full carb setup when I get a chance.
My build: https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,2694375,2694375#msg-2694375
So I was riding around today and my Garelli started acting really weird. I can cruise at 35mph all day, but as soon as I hit around 40mph, the bike sputters like it's out of gas. If I give it more gas it continues sputtering. If I let off the gas completely it dies, but if I choke it for a few seconds it returns to normal. If I pin it past 40mph, it's fine and I can hit close to 50 a
@Alex S I used to run Bike Day LA
Transient bags are legit. Alex donated some stuff to a bike event I hosted a couple years ago in LA.If you're looking for a quality bag for a good price, hit him up.
I have a set of 17x2.5 Gazelles for sale.$40 local pickup only (Los Angeles area)
I'm selling a set of 17" silver 5 Star wheels. They're brand new and have never been mounted. I bought them from 77' but they're not going to work for my project.The description says that they'll work for Puch, Peugeot, Batavus or Motobecane. It also says that they come stock on new Peugeot Vogues.They come with sealed bearings, front and rear brakes and axles.$150
If anyone is having trouble changing brake pads or figuring out how to put brakes back together without tools and without shooting your eye out with a high-tension spring, here's a video to check out.It's pretty simple, but it takes a little muscle.
My custom Garelli was a fun build. I'm hoping to start a 103 build next year.
Is the Garelli motor seized?
The forks probably won't work. You may be able to fit the fork tubes into the stock Garelli triple tree, but typically, only Italian forks will work. The wheels should work fine as long as they're not too much bigger than your stock wheels. You'll probably have to make some adjustments for the sprocket though, since the Garelli drivetrain is on the opposite side of the General.
haha...yeah. The filter was too restricting at first. I drilled a few holes in the front and packed the inside with steel wool so no debris could get in. It's not the best, but it works. I'm looking for a new filter that will allow for a little more air, but will still have clearance behind the front tire.Front facing intakes suck.
Yeah, the headlight definitely needs to be re-angled. The weird thing about you saying that the seat looks long, is that I actually cut about 3 inches off of the frame which made the seat+taillight housing shorter than stock. I think it's more of a seat angle issue, rather than the length of the seat.
Thanks for the comments.Here's the fork that I put on it. I only used the fork tubes though. The stock triple trees were in better shape than the ones that came from 1977. They added about a half inch in height, plus they're hydraulic which feels nice.The seat was kind of a pain, and I have 2 others that I've been working on. This was the best of the 3. I'm still working w
Hey,Here's my 78' Garelli SSXL LTD. I got it in January off CL....it didn't run, lots of mis-matched parts, duct tape, etc.Here's what it looks like now:I'm still trying to fit a new set of wheels on it, then it's ready for paint.Let me know what you think.
I doubt it.Most non-detergent oil says Non-Detergent in big letters on the front of the bottle. It's hard to find a legit brand who still makes non-detergent. If it says anything about "anti-corrosive", "anti-rust", etc.....that usually means that it has additives to clean your motor. Those additives might also break down the rubber clutch.The best oil I've found w
I have the weak ends pipe with a polini kit and a phbg 19mm. The pipe rips....tons of mid range power.....but it doesn't mount to the frame correctly. It was tested on a step though, but the mounting bracket is different on the ssxl and the ltd. Ask weak ends if they think it willvwork for you before buying. Otherwise, start thinking of a way your going to mount it.
Ground the blue wire that is coming out of the mag.If you ground that wire to the motor and you get spark, then the problem is your brake light. If that wire is grounded and still no spark.....you may have a bad coil/mag/a million other things.I just got a garelli a few days ago and it had no spark. I grounded the blue wire, and it sparked right up.If you get it hard wired to bypass the brake li
There are a bunch of good wiring guides online. There's an entire wiki page just for Garellis.The wiring on a Garelli is a pain in the ass...but it's also pretty simple. From the motor, there are 3 wires. Black, Yellow and Blue. All three go into a little black box, and there are 4 wires coming out.The black wire goes up to the HT Coil and ultimately to the spark plug. The yellow go
40mm x 2mm"buy them here":http://www.treatland.tv/garelli-stock-rings-p/garelli-stock-rings-551903.htm
If you need a tail light....that's why it won't start. The tail light must be working for the motor to spark.Ground the blue wire that is coming from the magneto. If you have spark when the blue wire is grounded...then the motor should be fine and you just need to replace the tail light and reconnect the blue wire. If there's no spark even with the blue wire grounded, the problem
Anyone ever done it?I have an SSXL in good shape, but the motor is crap. It runs, but it has bad bearings, bad seals, etc. I've replaced the top end, but now its time to crack the case open and start on the inside.I'm wondering if anyone has tried putting a different type of motor on an SSXL? Something more common....like an e50 or something.
It's a 78' Garelli Super Sport XL (NOI)The motor is completely stock.The noise sounds like it's coming from the right front of the motor. The timing seems okay, as the motor runs pretty smooth and it idles just fine.
I just got my bike running and on my maiden voyage I noticed a weird knock in the motor. It starts at about 5-10 mph and has a pretty steady rhythm. I not only hear it, but I can feel it in the pedals.Any ideas?
I think I figured it out. According to a few manuals and a mechanic I talked to, there's no difference between the motors. The difference is the intake, the jet size and the spark plug. The weird thing is....My motor has a .52 jet (the largest), and I have the spark plug that is spec'd for the 30mph motor, but the intake has a sharp angle that restricts flow. My speedo needs a new cable,
I just got a 78' Garelli SSXL and I'm curious as to which motor it has. I've read that they produced 17, 20, 25 and 30mph motors. I don't want to put a bunch of work into it if it's a 17mph motor....I'd rather just find a new motor.Does anyone know how to tell?
dibs on the seat if you're parting...