Moto Morini Kanguro

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by neil p, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. neil p

    neil p Adventurer

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    87 350. My first Morini.

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    10 years standing.

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    basic refresh, starting 2nd kick despite dead battery.

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  2. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Nice! I bought what could be your Kangaroo's big brother, a 501 Camel, new in 1986. Back in the day, the front and rear disk brakes and the suspension were quite good for a dual sport. I put over 40,000 miles on it before it was replaced with an XR600R. Watch the cam belt and control cables.
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  3. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    sweet! i'd love to get one of those but they don't have em here in the states. BTW- its a magneto ignition, so the battery has nothing to do with it running- you can take it out and it will start and run just fine without one.
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  4. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Looks to be in good condition.

    I've had a couple of roadster morinis, a 500 and a 350. Enjoy.
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  5. neil p

    neil p Adventurer

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    yep,changed the belt, although no sign of wear

    it actually says on the regulator- don't run engine without battery attached !

    Thanks Rob. I AM enjoying it loads. What a peach of an engine. Despite the fact I am finding it difficult to get it to pull much above 4000rpm. I must have something amiss but can´t so far find it.

    I´m getting very fast at whipping of the seat/tank/carbs and air box......:D
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  6. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    once you fix the 4000rpm problem the fun will begin- that engine likes 5-7k (max torque is around 6k)so you have not even tried it on yet.

    The sticker proves it- most bikes don't need a warning label to not run the bike without a battery. that is, btw, just to save your lights. the battery acts as a sink that absorbed energy fluctuations that will blow your bulbs.
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  7. neil p

    neil p Adventurer

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    Sorted..............this bikes a GEM :norton
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  8. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    Looking good
    Well done
    Cheers
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