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Offline Colin987

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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2020, 08:40:59 PM »
Thanks for the link - will give it a try.
Don't intend restoring - just tidying-up!
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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2020, 04:50:44 PM »
Problem sorted - thanks to the hive-of-information help from the Garelli FB page.

Used an old RD250 stanchion and spacer inside the chrome cover, which I clamped-up with a jubilee clip.  Could then (with much heat) "unscrew" the covers from the bottom tubes.



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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2020, 08:48:44 PM »
Almost finished - "tidied-up".   Got through the German MOT, today; should be on the road later this week.



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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2020, 10:22:06 PM »
Wow, what a turnaround, is that the same bike! It was quite a radical "tidy" up.
You certainly have an bike that looks extremely good. I hope you enjoy some trips out on it
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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2020, 07:51:05 AM »
Different tank? I remember them like your first pic at start of thread, but not familiar with The bigger tank
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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2020, 07:35:45 PM »
It's a "Buffalo" tank which, as far as I can see, was fitted to various models over here in Germany, and possibly elsewhere (15 litre capacity...!)
The tank and air filter housing came in a "box of bits" I purchased, last year.  That was a stroke of luck, as it's nigh-on impossible to get hold of spares, although I imagine there are a few guys sitting on hordes of NOS parts (saving them "just in case"), which will never be used and will be binned by "non-knowers" when they die!

It really wasn't much more than a "tidy-up", so don't look too close!!  Nice and easy to work on - everything small and light.  Must admit the standard of manufacturing-workmanship certainly puts my RD250A to shame!

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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2020, 12:04:46 PM »
Nice one Colin,
hope you are well.
Garelli was imported and sold in Germany through Neckermann. Many spare parts gone in the bin when they stopped the sales.
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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2020, 08:02:36 PM »
I had the Garelli with the yellow tank which I understood to be the Tiger Cross.  Could not get it to run soundly so traded it in for a Yamaha FS1E. Sometimes see quite a few Garellis and Fantics at the Ace Cafe in great condition. They always remind me of my first real bike sorry moped which I had for less than a week ha ha before the Yamaha bug struck. You have done a great job getting it up and running so well done.
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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2020, 12:04:50 AM »
That is definitely a Tiger Cross. My mate had one back in the early 80’s and I had the Rekord being my first bike. I too then went to a FS1E. 

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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2020, 07:13:15 PM »
Enjoyed doing that one up.... so found myself another to do!



Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...!  (But watch this space!!)

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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2020, 10:47:05 PM »
You done a nice tidy up on the blue one there Colin. Does the red one run ok are you going the same route or rebiuld.
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Re: New bike.....
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2020, 04:52:00 AM »
Going to do a similar "expanded tidy-up".
Will whip the head off and have a look at the barrel before seeing if it will run - been stood for at least twelve years!
Have got a spare engine in the cellar.
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1974 RD250A
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