Author Topic: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport  (Read 3917 times)

crc

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eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:33:07 PM »
years ago I took a break from guzzis and bought a mint low milage, 19000km, 76 wire wheel disc brake 3 1/2 sport. I added a second disc, freashened the engine with rings and bearings, made a set of rear sets and hollow reverse cone megaphones and took it up to 28000km, all the time thrashing it mersely , constantly taking it past redline, which they love. I sold it 11 years ago to a guy that has looked after it well and it now has about 36000km on the clock. hes improved it abit with a new set of lafranconis etc. its up for sale and im seriously thinking of quitting my eldo and buying it back. am I mad? I know only I can decide, but just thought id put it out there for comments. I know theres a few morini people here and it is a rare bike, and factory café racer

oldbike54

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 03:36:45 PM »
Quite a change in character and ergos . Those Morinis are cool  ;-T

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 03:38:25 PM »
Keep the eldo & buy the 3 1/2 back ;-T you can make it work :BEER:
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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 03:44:47 PM »
Quite a change in character and ergos . Those Morinis are cool  ;-T

  Dusty

yes dusty its the coolest and smallest capacity bike ive ever owned. I used to piss a lot of big capacity bike owners off with its agility and performance on the right roads. I also got shunned a lot for , " why would you want a 350 ". I did a lot of long trips on it, up round 80 to 90mph. it just loved it

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 03:44:47 PM »

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 03:46:20 PM »
I thought you were selling the Eldo and getting back into Ducati's
It's the ones who've cracked that the light shines through!

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 03:47:49 PM »
Keep the eldo & buy the 3 1/2 back ;-T you can make it work :BEER:


two dogs I can swing it but don't really want to put myself into too tighter position with money at the moment. I do know what youre saying though

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 03:52:43 PM »
I thought you were selling the Eldo and getting back into Ducati's

I was going to, ive got a very good 900gts rolling project here, but the cost of rebuilding a bevel motor these days is prohibitive, around $10g nz. if the gts was a ss id go ahead. I saw a set of rebuilt 900 desmo heads on ebay the other day, $6000 odd nz. I detest belt drive ducatis

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 03:58:39 PM »
Several years ago at a club MC road race event a competitor entered a race prepped 3 1/2 Sport . My HD riding buddies that followed us to the race decided to root for the Morini because , " well , at least it's a V twin" .

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 04:02:49 PM »
Several years ago at a club MC road race event a competitor entered a race prepped 3 1/2 Sport . My HD riding buddies that followed us to the race decided to root for the Morini because , " well , at least it's a V twin" .

  Dusty


I like the way you say your hd buddies followed you ;-T

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 04:08:25 PM »

I like the way you say your hd buddies followed you ;-T

Yeah , I was on a fairly fast Triumph  :D

  Dusty

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2015, 04:14:40 PM »
I hope it was a meriden triumph dusty?

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2015, 04:18:47 PM »
I hope it was a meriden triumph dusty?


Yep , around 1980 . Wish the Kwacker 2 smoker that I was attempting to race ran as well as the Bonnie  :D

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2015, 05:41:55 PM »
The Morini is everything you need in a motorcycle and not much extra. Pretty tough though crankshaft bushings can go away, I understand there's a fix for that. I don't like timing belts, my wife's broke a couple, but they seemed to take it well.

Over an Eldo? That's  certainly not an objective discussion.

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Re: eldo/ morini 3 1/2 sport
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 07:51:03 AM »
Life is short, keep both bikes.
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