Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale - REDUCED now £3500

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Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale - REDUCED now £3500

Postby Greybeard » 25 Sep 2019 12:56

You may recall my rebuild/recommission of the Morini that I'd bought for my wife to ride last November
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After spending much time and money, she has decided that it's too heavy for her so she'll not ride it :cry: Whilst it's a lovely bike to ride, it's not really my cup of tea - I'm a fan of old British singles and the odd twin - so it's been sat in the garage doing nothing. If I had the space I'd happily put it on a shelf just to look at but it deserves more than that. Reluctantly I've decided to sell it. I am in the process of fully restoring a Panther 650 single and the rear shock of my R100RT has decided to spit its oil out so the funds would come in handy.
I've done lots of work on the bike which sports a full stainless exhaust system, new starter clutch, raised Tarrozzi clip-ons, new Road Rider tyres etc etc.
The bike was imported and registered in the UK in 1999 with a manufacture date of 1982.
I'm only looking to get my money back so I'm after £3800 for it but would consider very near offers.
The bike is in East Yorkshire (Cottingham area)
PM me for further details

Cheers, Steve

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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby RedVee » 25 Sep 2019 13:34

She looks gorgeous, you have made a lovely job there. Such a shame your good lady feels it's too heavy for her. I am vertically challenged myself and have a 77 Strada which is narrower than the the later K series, this means I can get my feet on the ground easier and feel more stable. Maybe a 250 Morini would suit her better, my other half has one which rides beautifully and is so light and easy to manoeuvre
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby Greybeard » 25 Sep 2019 17:45

Thanks, RedVee. It is a bonny little thing and needs showing off now and again. I have seen a Morini 250 that turns up at one of our local meets. I was surprised by how much smaller they are than the 350. However, I think that any future bike for Mrs GB will have to be a lightweight, easy to ride Jap thing until she gets her confidence back. Strange when she used to ride my 1100 Virago when she first passed her test over 20 years ago :?
At least I know my Panther will be left alone :)

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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby RedVee » 25 Sep 2019 21:24

I've suffered with loss of confidence riding heavier bikes over the years, good girl that she has admitted it instead of trying to be brave and frightening herself. She will find the right bike and enjoy riding again. I have a Suzuki SV650 which I use for touring & long distance but love my Morini Strada too. I must admit I also love my old CB250RS which I thrash around on too.
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby Vitesse » 25 Sep 2019 21:46

Greybeard wrote: However, I think that any future bike for Mrs GB will have to be a lightweight, easy to ride Jap thing until she gets her confidence back. Strange when she used to ride my 1100 Virago when she first passed her test over 20 years ago :?
At least I know my Panther will be left alone :)
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A few years bike my wife had a Virago 535 which we ended up lending to several newbies or people who'd dropped bikes and lost confidence. Being small, cheap, low and unthreatening it was ideal. No bodywork to trash either. Those, or even the 250 version, might be the answer.
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby Ming » 26 Sep 2019 06:45

One of my bikes is a Yamaha YBR250, which got me back into biking after an illness and which I find incredibly light and not a lot slower than a Strada. I also know a chap who rode a YBR125 from Newcastle on Tyne to the Sahara (and back) without problem. They are also quite easy to fiddle with, compared to most modern bikes.
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby TimG. » 26 Sep 2019 10:09

Very nice bike.

Don't know how I managed to miss your previous interesting thread! If you still have the original set of black pipes I would be interested if they are in good condition.

As for the stripes debate, there are other options. These were NOS from NLM three or four years ago...
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby Greybeard » 26 Sep 2019 18:57

Lots of options to consider. I thought about Suzuki GN125 as a low seat, easy to handle jobbie, though the YBR125 might well be worth a look.

TimG - I do have the original black pipes, which if memory serves were quite usable. The front pipes were certainly sound as they were on it when I got the bike. I'll have a dig into the workshop tomorrow and let you have photos of them. I know the silencers are in a box behind a row of British bikes :oops:
If the paintwork hadn't been so good I would've sorted the stripes out, brochure pictures or not :wink:

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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby archimedes » 27 Sep 2019 10:39

greetings,
that is a exemplary result in another 3 1/2 return
to glory.
i am interested in your color on the cast wheels -
is it powder coated and what is the code?
or
did you paint them and do you have the paint code?
the contrast of those wheels to your red is splendid
in my opinion.
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale

Postby Greybeard » 27 Sep 2019 12:44

Thanks for your comments. the wheels are powder coated I believe but Im afraid I cant help with the colour. Theyd been done prior to me getting the bike.
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale - REDUCED now £3500

Postby Greybeard » 02 Oct 2019 14:00

Any takers at £3500? It's got to go.

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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale - REDUCED now £3500

Postby 3potjohn » 20 Oct 2019 12:30

Hi GB have sent a pm
Cheers John
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale - REDUCED now £3500

Postby teenybop1 » 26 Nov 2019 14:52

Hi john,,,did your bike sell ? Thanks Peter
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Re: Morini 3 1/2 Sport K1 for sale - REDUCED now £3500

Postby Greybeard » 26 Nov 2019 15:05

I havent yet :? Having said that Ive done nowt to advertise it elsewhere. Its now SORNed for the winter at least. Still open to offers though :D

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