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New Saturno Owner in Melb. Australia

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:27 pm
by mikewallis
Hi,

Just bought a 1988 Japanese model Saturno 350 Isle of Man Edition.

It's been partially repainted and looks very clean. The odometer reads only 22,000 ks. but from the condition seems genuine.

It's had a few upgrades including an Ohlins rear shock and a very nice pair of Forcelle Italia fully adjustable forks. It's also been fitted with a Keihin flat slide carburetor.

It rides and performs well for an '80s 350 on the road and loves to rev. Handling is very sharp and easily a match for any modern lightweight I've ridden.

I had to tighten and replace a couple of bolts when it arrived and swap out the radiator cap but nothing serious so far.

I still need to change a few things to get it roadworthy such as the chain guard to put it on Club reg.

I'm located in Melbourne Australia if anyone local wants to catch up.

Mike

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Re: New Saturno Owner in Melb. Australia

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:44 am
by garagien
Dear Mike,

used parts you get from CENTREPOINT in Brisbane, even there must be a 500 cc Saturno engine available. They are selling two black Japanese Saturnos in parts. I took over a lot of parts:
http://stores.ebay.de/CENTREPOINT-WHOLE ... 7675.l2563, check for Gilera.

Can you please do me a favour? For the forcellas there are different fork trees needed compared to the Marzocchis. I need the distance inside or outside of the 40 mm fork legs. I tried to install the forcella legs to the Mazocchi trees but front wheel was not centered. I think the forcella tress must be a litle wider.
Thank´s in advance.

Regards,
HP

Re: New Saturno Owner in Melb. Australia

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:39 am
by mikewallis
The inside distance between the two tubes is 140mm

It's a tight fit though and the fork lower on the disc brake side has been machined a little near the top to allow clearance for the disc.

Mike

Re: New Saturno Owner in Melb. Australia

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:38 am
by garagien
Mike,
thank´s a lot. 140 mm is same as Marzocchi. So my FI legs are not from Saturno. To machine to fit is noch a problem. So now I know how to proceed.
Regrads,
HP