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1966 124sr Gilera model # 808.895511
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Hi everyone I'm working on a 1966 124sr gilera and I really don't know anything about it. Can someone please school me on how to get it running.
 

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An engine is a pretty basic thing. It needs 4 things to run

Compression- get a Compression tester (buy or borrow) and check what you have.

Ignition- take the spark plug out of the head pop it back in the Ignition lead and earth the plug on the frame or engine. Turn the bike over using the start button and look for a spark on the plug.

Air - check that your filter is clean and no mice have made a nest in there

Fuel- drain all fuel from the tank and carbs. Take the carb off the bike and dismantle it clean it. Clean it again and the pop it back on the bike.

Let us know how you get on and we can go from there if you have issues. The above should at least get it to cough into life.
 

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Looks like a simple enough motorcycle if the parts you have are still good,
the 6 volt battery system is going to complicate things very slightly.

Your bike was likely originally sold through Sears.
 
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