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I don't know, I like the first one. It's not what I'd have done, but it looks like he did a nice job, and it looks cool.


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Yeah I figured some of the "Dirt Bike" crowd would like it... It looks like he spent a ton of cash to ruin a perfect factory cafe racer to me...

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My guess is that the orig tank and seat were shot, he had the BSA tank and other stuff layin around, put it all together.
Like I said,not what I would've done, but I give him credit. (I'd have turned it into a flattracker, given the above scenario.)
I've never ridden Moto Morini. It's a great looking bike, but I've read that it's a disappointment on the road. I don't mention that as further "justification" to turn it into some thing else, just wondering if it's true.

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I am guessing you are right about the make over. It does look like a quality job except for the "total lose lighting". The charging system was likely shot also. The 3 1/2s used magnito ignition so they really do not need a battery.
As for the ride, I have a really low milage 1976 3 1/2 Strada, and owned and ridden dozens of bikes, and I can tell you that there are few bikes on the planet that are any more fun to ride. Yeah they won't set any speed records but they move pretty well for a 350cc bike, handle even better, have six speeds, are way better on the highway than my cb350, you will be the only kid on the block with one and you will not meet anyone who has or had one that won't tell you the same. But yes they do have problems, what doesn't. You have to keep a close eye on the timing belt (which, by the way is a standard toothed industrial belt you can get anywhere, Grainger, McMaster-Carr etc.) and you do have to kick them... ON THE LEFT SIDE! I will bring it to the track (NHIS) in May and you can decide for yourself!
Ride and Race Safe!

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I've wanted a 3.5 for a long time. My first shop gig was in 89 @ Vespa Ft. Lauderdale. The owner collected Vespa's and Morini's, and pretty much anything odd and Italian... I used to lust after his 3.5 sport that he pulled out once a year to ride to Daytona.... I'll have one before to long, if I quit spending money on stupid race parts ;) Now off to S.P.!!

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