81' Camel, maiden off road voyage disaster

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81' Camel, maiden off road voyage disaster

Postby forzamacchi » 28 Sep 2020 16:50

Hello everyone!
Despite having clutch issues, incorrect tires and a weak spark, I decided to take my Camel for a bit of the off road with a few friends.
The bike glided nicely over the sand, until the truly deep bits. Then the clutch issues came into play. After laying it over and a few hard starts the kickstart snapped off. So now, not only do I need to sort the non existent clutch, but now I need to find a kickstart! Luckily, I was able to be rescued by a friend's pick up truck. Still a good time had..... I will be better prepared for next time.... Ben

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1981 Morini Camel 500
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1967 Aermacchi 250
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1957 Ceccato 125 Sport Lusso
1955 Sterzi 125 Turismo
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Re: 81' Camel, maiden off road voyage disaster

Postby rossguzzi » 28 Sep 2020 23:49

Nice bike !
I can`t help with the kick starter, but are they solid or hollow ? They dont feel heavy.
I am guessing you know how to fix the clutch. One thing I did that helped with the feel is to put the bevel spring plate near the front of the pack. It seemed to help.
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