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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #270 on: April 29, 2022, 09:58:08 PM »
That is such a great looking bike, the proportions are spot on, I think its the prettiest 350 of the era, its looks 'athletic'.

You have really turned a sows ear into a silk purse  :bow:
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #271 on: May 04, 2022, 08:46:14 PM »
Polished the ignition pickup cover, clutch cover, right side cover and the edges of the rocker covers today. Looks even better now. Installed the fuel hoses, pulled the plugs and kicked it over for a few minutes to get oil flowing, then installed the tank and started it for the first time.




Once I realized it didn't want any "choke" at all, it fired on the third kick and immediately settled into a steady idle. Set the timing and balanced the carbs. Smoking just a bit from the left muffler/rear cylinder, but that seems to be clearing up. The tachometer is dead, so that'll need to be sent away for repair along with the original speedometer.

Wheeled it outside, started it again, put on my helmet and rode around the 'hood a bit. Clutch chatters like a Ducati clutch when disengaged, shifts nicely through the gears, feels very torquey (maybe even more than my K2 did). Sounds great. Front brake works very well due to the 11 mm master cylinder I fitted. Rear brakes... nothing much so far. It was only 2 miles, but I enjoyed it immensely.






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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #272 on: May 05, 2022, 11:05:27 AM »
Impressive, are you running stock carbs with stock jetting, needle and atomizer? What plugs are you using?

Thanks
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #273 on: May 05, 2022, 05:43:57 PM »
Impressive, are you running stock carbs with stock jetting, needle and atomizer? What plugs are you using?

Thanks
Jim

Yes, everything stock in the carbs, original mufflers and even ignition. Using NGK BP6ES.
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #274 on: May 05, 2022, 08:52:02 PM »
Yes, everything stock in the carbs, original mufflers and even ignition. Using NGK BP6ES.

Thanks again!
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #275 on: May 06, 2022, 06:47:21 AM »
Hi Charlie,

Geez, what an awesome job you did to resurrect this unusual bike and taking the time to share the experience here.

Thanks,

Art
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #276 on: May 10, 2022, 08:21:43 PM »
"Gilding the lily" this evening. The original paint on the muffler end caps was mostly gone, so I used my Dremel and assorted wire brushes to clean away a little rust, cleaned the caps with acetone and then shot them with some aerosol "Honda Red" I had laying around.







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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #277 on: May 10, 2022, 08:24:58 PM »
Nice little detail, it just puts that little extra into the view from the rear.

I am kinda smitten with the look of the 3-1/2, it is so much more svelte compared to the 500 IMHO, narrow, lean and so well balanced.
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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #278 on: May 23, 2022, 12:38:53 PM »
Won my class at Classic Motorcycle Day!  :grin:


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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #279 on: May 23, 2022, 02:37:22 PM »
Awesome, congrats on a beautiful motorcycle!

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Re: Next (personal) project - Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
« Reply #280 on: May 24, 2022, 02:40:39 AM »
Won my class at Classic Motorcycle Day!  :grin:




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