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New CX Owner

Postby EVguru » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:33 pm

I recently bought myself a CX from ebay here in the UK.

I really didn't need another bike, in fact I was trying to sell two Morini Darts (buyer backed out) and in all I have about 13 bikes (Cagiva, Morini, Motobi and now a Gilera).

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The CX was running when I bought it, although it had been off road for a year. It went through it's MOT fine, but then the clutch started dragging when the engine was hot. A strip-down revealed a clutch that was worn, but within limits and no obvious cause. Cleaning and re-assembling and filling with fresh gearbox oil seems to have done the trick and I rode it to work today.

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Longer term, the engine has to go. It may perform pretty well, but I'm used to the endless power spread (3000-10,000rpm) of a Morini V-twin. A Nordwest engine might be nice, but I think it will probably be converted to battery power to replace the Cagiva Freccia electric conversion I've recently sold. There is at least one electric CX racing in Italy.

Of course, I could buy another one and do both (If I can find one for the right price).

Paul

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Postby carlos » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:47 pm

Congratulations!

And great idea!


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Re: New CX Owner

Postby gileraXR1 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:38 pm

EVguru wrote:Of course, I could buy another one and do both (If I can find one for the right price).

Paul


Hi Paul!
I think that this is NOT "the right price".......

http://www.motousate.it/annuncio/gilera ... .e./107162

or

http://cgi.ebay.it/Gilera-CX-125-moto-c ... dZViewItem

Have a nice day!

Ciao

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Postby EVguru » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:39 am

Hi Paul!
I think that this is NOT "the right price".......


No, not considering I paid £1000 (approx. 1300 Euro) for the one I have!

I know I was lucky to get one for that price though. You can find bargains on ebay, if you only buy the bargains.

I'll swap a Morini Dart for a CX if anyone is interested!

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Postby gileraXR1 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:45 pm

EVguru wrote:.... I paid £1000 (approx. 1300 Euro) for the one I have!

I know I was lucky to get one for that price though. You can find bargains on ebay, if you only buy the bargains.


Wow! This is The bargain! :shock:

Ciao :wink:

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Postby madmods » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:12 am

Welcome aboard mate. I live in the usa. I also have one. Let me know if you need help. Here is the link to mine.
http://gileraclub.de/viewtopic.php?t=3436

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Postby EVguru » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:02 pm

Mad bugger that I am, I've just bought another CX.

With the rolling frame I bought (still in Holland at the moment I think), that makes three!

It's another ebay job, from the East coast of the UK this time rather than the West. It wasn't as cheap as the first and it's not quite as good (better in some places, worse in others), but at £1500 still not too bad.

It's now full speed ahead for the Electric CX project. Impetus had been given to the project by the announcing of www.ttxgp.com There is to be an electric class at next years Isle of Man TT!

Much work to be done and a lot of money to be raised, but I'm confident a really decent machine can be built.

P.S. I've still got two Morini Darts to sell!

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Postby fredie » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:52 am

hello :lol:

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Postby Joachim » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:23 pm

EVguru wrote:It's now full speed ahead for the Electric CX project.


Just reading an article about the eGrandPrix i remember this.
Any news?

;) Joachim
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Re: New CX Owner

Postby fredie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:31 pm

very nice . i have a green stock cx125 *thumb*

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Re: New CX Owner

Postby fredie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:23 pm

any updates please :wink:

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Re: New CX Owner

Postby EVguru » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:42 am

The electric project never got started due to ill health.

I've been fixing other peoples Morinis and making bits for friends race bikes rather than getting on with my won stuff.

One of these days.....

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Re: New CX Owner

Postby fredie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:44 pm

no worries . good luck with everything :wink:


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