Gilera Runner 180

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by levain, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. kdude

    kdude orgasmatron engineer

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    importantly where does one buy parts ?
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Parts come from Europe. As for service, you'd probably need to do it yourself, or, maybe a VEspa dealer could service it for you. It's a Piaggio (same as vespa) motor.
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  3. dragster180

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    I live in Cumberland. Engine parts for the most part can be bought aftermarket but everything else you have to get used. Word is that Kinetic will be producing the Dragster in summer of 07 as a 4 stroke scoot. At least then parts would become available again.
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  4. dragster180

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    The previous owner got the scoot titled.:nod . Lucky for me because he said it was a real hassle.
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  5. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    There are some hoops you have to go through to get a European car/bike here into the states. No, they won't take it away. I researched it once...lots of paperwork involved, and some dough. Easier if they've opened the market to them in Canada though...much easier.
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  6. kdude

    kdude orgasmatron engineer

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    Jim... why is that scoot soooo expensive. I was just offered a new Kymco bet n win 250 (2006) for about $4,800. Is it that good a scoot ?

    hp
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  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Mostly because its so rare. They're relatively cheap in Europe. That said, it is a pretty amazing machine. Claimed 25hp from the factory. Its quicker than my 12GS up to around 60mph. Mine is the last 2stroke version of the runner. Front and rear disc brakes. Mine, being titled and in such great shape is worth more than one not titled and beat. Ultimately, its worth what someone will pay.
    Curious what dragster180 paid for his dragster. There's more of those in the states than runners. They share the same liquid cooled 2 stroke Piaggio motor.
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  8. dragster180

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    The Dragster I bought was up for sale in Feburary of 2005 but the owner never returned my emails and I thought I lost it. A year later it popped up for sale again and with much persistence I grabbed it for $4000.
    The Bet and Win is a fine scooter I've ridden one but pales in comparison to a Runner/Dragster performance wise.
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  9. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Banned

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    My dad had a gilera motorcycle in the 1970's ... the one he went superman with it and broke both arms.

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    Questa e la maquina infernale !!!

    My dad took me on this thing for rides ... oh my fucking god ...the memories !!!

    ... if he would be around to see his boy riding the ugly ass strom :cry
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  10. kdude

    kdude orgasmatron engineer

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    These scooters are absolutely wicked machines but not that much fun to ride due to the powerband.


    Hey... can you explain why this scoot is not that much fun to ride ? Is it quick off the start ?
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  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    they tend to bog quite a bit on the low end, because they were tuned at the factory for fuel emissions and top end. Story I heard was they were originally supposed to have a 25mm PHBL carb, but, swtiched to 20.5mm carb for the above reasons. Most common upgrade is the 25mm conversion, and, I can attest to the fact that it solves all the bottom end bog, and makes the bike alot more fun to ride in the city. Highly recommended mod. When I switched to the bigger carb, it made quite a noticeable difference. Switching to lighter roller is supposed to really add to that. I've got the rollers, but, never got around to swithcing them out.
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