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Offline Bluezinharp

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1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
« on: June 29, 2021, 10:54:49 AM »



I have been stumbling around the internet searching for spares for my 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5V without any luck, except some random parts seen on Ebay.

Are there other models that anyone knows of with crossover parts?  I know that Sears only sold the 124 model for one year, (or so I've been told) but I find it hard to believe that Gilera wouldn't have used this engine on other models or the same flywheel, points, etc. on some of their other models.
 
I am in desperate need of a flywheel nut because mine is stripped.   Would anyone happen to have one or have any suggestions on where I could obtain one?  I would also like to purchase a set of points, if available too.

In addition, I have been trying to remove the flywheel to clean the stator and replace the points, but the flywheel will not budge.   I have been keeping tension on it with a wheel puller and spraying it with penetrating oil for days, but it still will not budge.   Are there any specific tricks that you could share that may help me remove the flywheel?

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!

Bill
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Re: 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 12:08:51 PM »
Usually a sharp rap on the end of the puller with a hammer will do the trick.
The size and pitch of the nut you need can be determined by using a metric tap and die set. An auto parts or mower parts store may can help on sourcing the correct hardened nut you need
Points and condensers should be available as they are usually off the shelf items that one set may fit many engines/manufacturers.  Points on small engines donít carry very much current and can be reconditioned easily.

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Re: 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 12:45:49 PM »
The 106SS motor and the 98 motor are very similar, I think the 124 is a 5 speed and the 98 and 106 are 4 speed. The 106 is magneto ignition. I found lots of what I needed to rebuild my 106SS from Italian EBay. For most things I was able to use the 98 motor parts but used a 124 piston in the 106 cylinder. You could try heat on the nut, sparingly and let it go through a full cool down before trying to pull the rotor. The heat cool cycles sometimes does the trick.
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Re: 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 02:00:40 PM »
Might be worth checking here: http://www.bobwrightmotorcycles.co.uk/
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Re: 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
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Re: 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2021, 02:16:34 PM »
Thanks!
I emailed Bob Wright yesterday, no response yet.
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Re: 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5v Parts/Info
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2021, 03:02:52 PM »



I have been stumbling around the internet searching for spares for my 1968 Sears Gilera 124 5V without any luck, except some random parts seen on Ebay.

Are there other models that anyone knows of with crossover parts?  I know that Sears only sold the 124 model for one year, (or so I've been told) but I find it hard to believe that Gilera wouldn't have used this engine on other models or the same flywheel, points, etc. on some of their other models.
 
I am in desperate need of a flywheel nut because mine is stripped.   Would anyone happen to have one or have any suggestions on where I could obtain one?  I would also like to purchase a set of points, if available too.

In addition, I have been trying to remove the flywheel to clean the stator and replace the points, but the flywheel will not budge.   I have been keeping tension on it with a wheel puller and spraying it with penetrating oil for days, but it still will not budge.   Are there any specific tricks that you could share that may help me remove the flywheel?

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!

Bill

 If you post a photo of your flywheel and puller setup you may get some suggestions.

 


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