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Title: "Pizza Cutter" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 17, 2016, 09:03:35
This just happened...
I just bought this. Wanted a single cylinder. Was looking at Honda GB250s. Then I saw this and fell madly in love with it.
That engine I could just gaze at all day long.

1967 GILERA 106SS. Italian power house all 100cc of 4 strokeness.

It runs very well I am told. I should have it int e next week or so.

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Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: advCo on Sep 17, 2016, 12:05:35
Awesome. Looks like a fun little scoot


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Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: jimmer on Sep 17, 2016, 14:49:12
That will be fun! Nice project bike.
Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: Erskine on Sep 17, 2016, 17:15:14
Bring it on :)
Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: Ross. on Sep 18, 2016, 00:47:13
I cant wait to get overtaken by faster modern bikes and i pull up and have a smile from ear to ear cause I am riding a cool 49 year old bike.
Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: DesmoBro on Sep 19, 2016, 22:17:39
Sweet bike ! I rode a 1960 ducati 125 bronco for a season a few years back ....fun stuff be ready to talk for 30 mins every time you get gas with it....
Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: Ross. on Sep 20, 2016, 07:54:17
Monday next week the powerhouse of a motorcycle that is the Gilera will arrive. Is it Monday yet?
It now has a name. "Pistoncino" which is Italian for little piston. Well when you displace 106cc.

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Title: Re: 1967 Gilera 106SS
Post by: Ross. on Sep 20, 2016, 07:55:21
Sweet bike ! I rode a 1960 ducati 125 bronco for a season a few years back ....fun stuff be ready to talk for 30 mins every time you get gas with it....

Beautiful little looking Ducati you had.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Erskine on Sep 20, 2016, 18:16:28
Even if you only put a pair of the period 'pre - ace' handlebars on it and left the rest alone it would still look cool as ten bears.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 21, 2016, 05:26:34
Even if you only put a pair of the period 'pre - ace' handlebars on it and left the rest alone it would still look cool as ten bears.

I will either be fitting Ace bars or M Bars like this example.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: VonYinzer on Sep 21, 2016, 09:04:29
I will either be fitting Ace bars or M Bars like this example.

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If you go with a Clubman style bar, check out some moped/scooter parts houses. They sell a smaller version of them that fits these bikes WAY better than the standard size. Always drives me nuts when you see these really pretty small frame bikes with these bars on them that are 3x the width of the rest of the machine lol.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 21, 2016, 16:47:09
Looking at putting 24 inch wide M bars on it.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 25, 2016, 04:47:28
"Pistoncino" the Sears Gilera 106SS has landed this afternoon.
How it came into Australia with old fuel in the tank that stinks of old varnish I don't know.
The delivery driver was happy to get it out of his truck as the old fuel had split and the truck stunk of it too. The V-Rod that was in the back will have a lingering smell to it.
I may have to pull the carb off and check it does not have a build up of the old fuel in it.
It is in great condition for its 49 years.
Can't wait to here it running.

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Yep within 1/2 hour of it being here I am mocking up what it may end up looking like.
Plans are for different handle bars. They are in the mail. Seat springs for the solos seat. In the mail.
Nothing is set in stone yet.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 25, 2016, 19:20:04
Cleaning the old fuel out of the tank this morning. It has coated the inside like varnish. Boiling water with detergent and a Gerni is doing the trick nicely.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 25, 2016, 22:01:38
"Pistoncino" runs and rides. Once I found the on/off switch hidden up near the horn she runs first kick. Does not blow smoke at all. Yay!
Private road with fuel bottle strapped to frame I saw just under 40mph on the speedo. Hitting rear brake makes it go up gears. Must remember gear pedal and brakes are on opposite sides compared to a Jap bike.
 https://youtu.be/Q4XL7cpa3KY (https://youtu.be/Q4XL7cpa3KY)
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 26, 2016, 08:28:06
Just some detail shots.
Even had the original tools in the tool box.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Sep 28, 2016, 19:51:37
If I can treat the rust in the top of the tank I will use the original tank.
I was able to get the old thick petrol vanish out of the tank. Boiling water with detergent and a Gerni.
Bought a set of Biltwell Maynard Bars from http://mostynindustries.com.au/
New old set of coke bottle grips.
Biltwell solo saddle. Its on 5 inch springs at the moment. Have got some 3 inch ones in the mail. Might try the 3's first to get the seat lower. Have to make sure the seat does not bottom out on the rear guard when I am bouncing on the seat.

Hope to have this all dialed in and registered in the next 2 weeks.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 01, 2016, 09:13:23
Today I stripped the dellorto me8bs carbie.
For a 49 years of age it was very clean and no fuel varnish.
I have discovered that the choke slide is missing. The arm it attaches to is there. No lever.
The bike fires up first kick when cold. Fuel being supplied from a fuel bottle.
Fitted the cleaned out tank. Well I thought it was clean. Didn't that lead down a rabbit trail of other problems today.
Bike would not run well under load. Will if I just use a fuel bottle.
Stripped the fuel petcock. So much built up gunk. Can of carbie cleaner and got most of it out. Refit still wont run with throttle open. Check fuel flow. Next to none.
Use the other petcock and there is fuel flow.
Then I stripped the banjo nut that holds the fuel outlet tube and the tread for this on the petcock. Wont tighten and hold fuel. Jump on eBay and order a new one. Yes you can for a 49 year old bike get new rep parts.
Now to wait the 3 weeks for it to arrive.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 01, 2016, 10:44:00
Hope to have this all dialed in and registered in the next 2 weeks.

I think I'm in love!

Crazy
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: DesmoBro on Oct 01, 2016, 13:29:07
Good stuff.....it will be worth the wait...
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 01, 2016, 20:38:29
"Pistoncino" and "Bender". Stable mates.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 02, 2016, 03:53:14
I think I'm in love!

Crazy

Little thumpers do that to ya.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 02, 2016, 03:57:57
Good stuff.....it will be worth the wait...

I enjoy tinkering as much as riding so I am not too worried about how long it will take.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 03, 2016, 04:52:49
49 year old engine. No idea when the last time the tappets were checked.
I wasted my time. They are perfect. Love that the tool kit that came with the bike has a tool for undoing the rocker cover bolts.

Then I decided to clean the connectors to the coil. Now no spark. Maybe I broke a wire?
Learning how to set points. I do love old school.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 05, 2016, 07:24:45
Love how elegant Italian singles look.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: DesmoBro on Oct 05, 2016, 16:13:14
The other seat while its not the ideal shape its better than the springs on springs look
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: mrmoto1998 on Oct 05, 2016, 21:16:25
Nice Gilera! They're so fun to just Hoon around on. I attached a pic of mine below. It's a 106 with a 124 5v engine, painted and badged to look like a european-market 98ss.
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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 06, 2016, 06:30:34
Nice Gilera! They're so fun to just Hoon around on. I attached a pic of mine below. It's a 106 with a 124 5v engine, painted and badged to look like a european-market 98ss.
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I was wondering if a 124 engine would fit. Now would a 175 fit?
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: mrmoto1998 on Oct 06, 2016, 10:27:17
The 175 will fit the frame, but I have no clue if it would clear the tank. The larger Gilera motors also won't get you a top speed over 80, they just produce a lot of torque. I prefer the 125cc and under engines because they really like to rev.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Oct 30, 2016, 00:55:47
Had my two mechanic mates Jason and Gray come around and have a look at why Pistoncino is not starting. In my ignorance of points I may have set them so they do not open. Jason fixed that and showed me how to set them. Cheers mate. Bike started and ran off a fuel bottle with clean fuel. Gray wants to take for ride. So we fuel up the so called clean fuel tank. Notice I said so called clean. She would idle just and then in gear and open the throttle dies. We worked out its not getting enough fuel under load. I pulled the carb off. Found the main jet blocked. Found the filter at the inlet to the carb has so many rust particles.

The tank will now not be used till I get its inside treated with a tank liner.

I turn my back for a few minutes and look what they did....

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Gray aka "Legoman" with the fuel bottle around his neck.

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I had missed this part to clean last time.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Jan 27, 2017, 20:35:07
Time to clean and seal the Gilera 106 tank.

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This is what the KBS cleaner has pulled out of the tank. To think I had tried to clean this before without KBS and thought it was clean.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Jan 27, 2017, 22:32:58
The etcher has gone in and out. The different is amazing. Inside looks so clean. I can't believe how much old dried petrol/resin and rust has come out with the KBS cleaner and etcher. 
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: jimmer on Jan 27, 2017, 22:53:46
I really love this classic bike! NEAT! Never heard of KBS, looks like it cleans shit out of tanks.👍
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Jan 27, 2017, 23:21:43
I really love this classic bike! NEAT! Never heard of KBS, looks like it cleans shit out of tanks.👍

After the cleaning and drying the KBS sealer goes in tomorrow.
Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Jan 28, 2017, 17:56:00
Tank now has a silver lining... KBS Gold Standard Sealer has been applied to inside of tank. Now to wait a week or so before I can put fuel in it.

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Title: Re: "Pistoncino" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Feb 04, 2017, 03:34:01
The Road is calling...
So close to this being back on the road.
Exhaust wrapped the header.
KBS Tank lining has cured.
New small tail light fitted.
Just need to fill my petrol can up and go get some fuel for it.

Two more things to be added/changed soon.

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Title: Re: "Pizza Cutter" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Feb 07, 2017, 06:31:15
Pizza Face sticker from http://www.jimbophillips.com/ arrived. The Gilera is now officially the "Pizza Cutter".

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Title: Re: "Pizza Cutter" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Feb 08, 2017, 23:02:31
"Pizza Cutter" - Cutting up the tar
It starts.
It goes.
1 up and 3 down on a gear shift that is on the right side makes my brain hurt.
Rode it for about 2 kms today.
Saw 35 miles per hour on the speedo.
It cuts out in top gear. Back into the shed.
So stoked that it is rid-able.
I did not take my camera or phone to record this event. D!OH.
Here is a photo of it from the other day.

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Title: Re: "Pizza Cutter" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Apr 05, 2017, 08:38:48
So excited that this bike has been picked as one of the bikes to be on display at the 2017 ThrottleRoll Street Party this Easter... http://www.throttleroll.com/streetparty/

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Title: Re: "Pizza Cutter" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 05, 2017, 14:03:07
I will be watching this one, what a cool bike!
Title: Re: "Pizza Cutter" the Gilera 106Speciale Strada
Post by: Ross. on Apr 16, 2017, 05:59:28
Among all the amazing custom build on display at Throttle Roll 2017 was the Pizza Cutter in all its patina glory.

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