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Morini 500 ... For Sale
« on: September 22, 2021, 08:37:04 AM »

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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 09:54:26 AM »
https://westernmass.craigslist.org/mpo/d/pownal-moto-morini/7379019773.html

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Price seems reasonable...condit ion appears to be just "fair"...maybe a good project for someone...
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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 10:14:01 PM »
Price seems reasonable...condit ion appears to be just "fair"...maybe a good project for someone...

Might be a little overpriced, parts availability is just ok, not great and not cheap either. The triple disc Grimeca set up is very good but the hard chrome rotors are not meant to be machined and a new rotor will cost $170 ~ $180 a piece, caliper rebuilds, master cylinder rebuild and new brake hoses alone will result in a near $1K brake rebuild alone. Add in wheel bearings, tires, tubes, and head stock bearing service to just make it safe and preety soon its another $500 minimum and that hase not even touched the engine, carbs, chain, sprockets and hopefully the Ducati Electronica ignition and the stator is ok.

I paid close to this asking price for my 1978 500W model and in the end just about every single thing on the bike needed rebuilding, worn out pistons, case bearings, crank, electrical, brakes and on and on..... I really like the Morini 500 but its hard to really justify rebuilding one unless you can buy it for $3 ~ $4K.
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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 10:59:18 PM »
It would look great next to my same year v50, but Canuck is so right that it would turn into an expensive project. Iím glad itís at the other end of the state. I hope it goes to a good home and gets ridden right.
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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 10:59:18 PM »

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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 01:07:47 PM »
I do sorta want it.  Good thing it's on the other side of the continent! :)

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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 02:36:18 PM »
Well, the airbox is there on the blanket... so throw into the cost a set of manifolds and airbox rubbers. I'll never understand why folks pull out the airbox and let the poor rubber intakes try to hold the carb AND a giant set of filters flopping around. They'll split for sure. At least the tools on the blanket might mean that the cam belts been replaced. The price is a little high, but that's what negotiation is for.
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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2021, 08:16:29 PM »
Well, the airbox is there on the blanket... so throw into the cost a set of manifolds and airbox rubbers. I'll never understand why folks pull out the airbox and let the poor rubber intakes try to hold the carb AND a giant set of filters flopping around. They'll split for sure. At least the tools on the blanket might mean that the cam belts been replaced. The price is a little high, but that's what negotiation is for.

The Morini carb boots are prone to splitting even with the stock air box. I had both split on my 500 this summer, Start Gomma in Italy sells replacements but they are pricey, about $68 Euro a pair.
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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 04:26:09 AM »
I always wanted a Morini 350. Never saw a 500.
The new 650 looks interesting.

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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2021, 08:33:21 AM »
An '80 500 Strada was my first Morini, although I should have spent the extra $400 and bought the '75 3 1/2 Sport at the same dealer instead. I had two 350 K2s after that and now have the '77 3 1/2 Strada that I'm almost finished restoring. I prefer the 350s, but if I had the chance to ride a 500 Sei that might change.

The new 650 doesn't interest me in the least - heavy for what it is and powered by a clone Kawasaki engine.
 
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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2021, 07:49:10 PM »
The fact of the matter is...once you have a Morini (any Morini)...you won't want to be without one.

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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2021, 04:47:59 AM »
ths would make a nice bke to ride as is, just get it rdng and enjoy it.
i dont think a restoring a morini for makes sense from the financial point of view,
except for early 350 sport or early camels prices are just too low to recoup your restoraton

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Re: Morini 500 ... For Sale
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2021, 05:44:41 PM »
I like Morinis, but I'm just too big for one.

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