Shopping for a Morini in the U.S.

Shopping for a Morini in the U.S.

Postby Tanshanomi » 01 Nov 2016 17:47

I am on the lookout for a Heron-head bike located in the US or Canada. Willing to consider any size, style, model year and condition. Okay with a basket case or even individual major parts that would allow me to cobble together a bitsa. I'm located in Kansas City. Just putting out feelers here because they show up on Craigslist and Ebay so sporadically on this side of the Atlantic.

Not in a huge rush to buy, but a Moto Morini has been a bucket list bike for me since 1980 and I haven't gotten around to owning one, so I'm thinking it's probably high time I gave the idea a bit more concerted effort.
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Re: Shopping for a Morini in the U.S.

Postby Tanshanomi » 24 Jul 2017 21:02

Well, after moaning about all the bikes on offer over there, this one pops up on Ebay in California. 130 miles on it? That's probably as cherry a find as I'll ever see. I guess this is where I have to put up or shut up.

www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Other-Makes-Moto- ... 2773513834
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Re: Shopping for a Morini in the U.S.

Postby 72degrees » 24 Jul 2017 22:42

The machine in the photo from Bike October 1980 road test still lives - but not as a 250 ;)
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Re: Shopping for a Morini in the U.S.

Postby lambs » 24 Jul 2017 23:46

keeping gas in the tank faded the paint


....better empty those tanks, guys :shock:

Certainly a nice looking bike and only 130 miles so seems a reasonable buy (??).
1974 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport
1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
1975 Moto Guzzi 850-T3
1976 Moto Guzzi 750-S3 (owned since new)
1978 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Series 2
1983 BMW K100
1983 BMW K100RS

1974 260Z
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Re: Shopping for a Morini in the U.S.

Postby Ming » 25 Jul 2017 06:55

Looks like it's time to end your 37 year wait!
They are nice little bikes, even if not a 350.
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