From: A.Lee on
I'm just in the process of sorting out the excess spare parts for my
Morini basket case.
I have at least 2 starter motors, along with the relevant clutch and
engine covers. One of these covers is currently at �26 on ebay, so it'd
be worth selling them.

From all reports I've seen, the electric starters are a waste of time.
Is this true?
I was thinking of keeping the motors for spares, but if they are
useless, I may as well get rid.

Also, when I put it back together, is there any point in putting in the
electric start motor?
I've not got a problem with the kick start, and if it is as useless as
predicted, it'll just be dead weight to be carried around.
Any thoughts?
Thanks
Alan.

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From: Austin Shackles on
On or around Thu, 28 Aug 2008 06:46:14 +0100, alan(a)darkroom.+.com (A.Lee)
enlightened us thusly:

>I'm just in the process of sorting out the excess spare parts for my
>Morini basket case.
>I have at least 2 starter motors, along with the relevant clutch and
>engine covers. One of these covers is currently at �26 on ebay, so it'd
>be worth selling them.
>
>From all reports I've seen, the electric starters are a waste of time.
>Is this true?
>I was thinking of keeping the motors for spares, but if they are
>useless, I may as well get rid.
>
>Also, when I put it back together, is there any point in putting in the
>electric start motor?
>I've not got a problem with the kick start, and if it is as useless as
>predicted, it'll just be dead weight to be carried around.
>Any thoughts?
>Thanks
>Alan.

There's one thing I've found the electric boot good for - when the bike's
been standing a bit and is less keen than normal to start, you can get jump
leads off the car battery and make it turn over good and proper.

It's also handy (provided it will actually start the bike) for that
embarrassing moment when you stall the bike at a traffic light or similar.

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From: TOG on
On 28 Aug, 06:46, a...(a)darkroom.+.com (A.Lee) wrote:
> I'm just in the process of sorting out the excess spare parts for my
> Morini basket case.
> I have at least 2 starter motors, along with the relevant clutch and
> engine covers. One of these covers is currently at £26 on ebay, so it'd
> be worth selling them.
>
> From all reports I've seen, the electric starters are a waste of time.
> Is this true?

<Considers old late unlamented Morini 500>

The worst-designed and most incapable electric start system ever
fitted to a motorcycle, with the possible exception of the one they
put on the last-gasp Norton Commando
From: Bob Scott on
TOG(a)Toil <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> writes
>On 28 Aug, 06:46, a...(a)darkroom.+.com (A.Lee) wrote:
>> I'm just in the process of sorting out the excess spare parts for my
>> Morini basket case.
>> I have at least 2 starter motors, along with the relevant clutch and
>> engine covers. One of these covers is currently at �26 on ebay, so it'd
>> be worth selling them.
>>
>> From all reports I've seen, the electric starters are a waste of time.
>> Is this true?
>
><Considers old late unlamented Morini 500>
>
>The worst-designed and most incapable electric start system ever
>fitted to a motorcycle, with the possible exception of the one they
>put on the last-gasp Norton Commando

While we're talking Morini's, father-in-law has just been offered a
morini "custom".

Squinting at the blurry photos provided it looks to be a standard 350
Excalibur.

Anyone care to suggest a market value?
--
Bob Scott
From: The Older Gentleman on
Bob Scott <Bob(a)bobandaileen.co.uk> wrote:

> TOG(a)Toil <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> writes
> >On 28 Aug, 06:46, a...(a)darkroom.+.com (A.Lee) wrote:
> >> I'm just in the process of sorting out the excess spare parts for my
> >> Morini basket case.
> >> I have at least 2 starter motors, along with the relevant clutch and
> >> engine covers. One of these covers is currently at �26 on ebay, so it'd
> >> be worth selling them.
> >>
> >> From all reports I've seen, the electric starters are a waste of time.
> >> Is this true?
> >
> ><Considers old late unlamented Morini 500>
> >
> >The worst-designed and most incapable electric start system ever
> >fitted to a motorcycle, with the possible exception of the one they
> >put on the last-gasp Norton Commando
>
> While we're talking Morini's, father-in-law has just been offered a
> morini "custom".
>
> Squinting at the blurry photos provided it looks to be a standard 350
> Excalibur.
>
> Anyone care to suggest a market value?

Thruppence and a sniff of the wife's cardigan next washday.


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