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    Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 19:13
Sorry to be off piste Guzzi-wise, but I just wanted to post this in case there's anyone on the forum who has knowledge, tech docs or parts for Parilla.  George - that probably means you..Wink
After the debacle of the Lodola last weekend where the guy increased the price after we agreed a deal, I decided to broaden my horizons and try something a bit more exotic - so now I'm the owner of a 1955 Moto Parilla 175 Lusso Veloce.  And I do own this one - it's paid for and the V5's in my name!  The bike seems to run OK, but there are a lot of problems needing attention.  They are just such a beautiful little bike though!
Any info gratefully received - I'm starting from zero here!
Derek

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Perfect for the moto Giro d'italia.
There were a couple last year running nicely.
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I thought you would!!!!!!!!!!!
A little gem.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote -HJB- Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 20:19
Sorry Derek, I’ve no experience of Moto Parillas, but what a beautiful little bike!
The engine alone is a work of art! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 22:04
That’s a great bike. Have to agree with HJB - fantastic engine.  
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I think that's the prettiest engine I have ever seen
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 08:57
What a cracker, beautiful little machine.
I hope that you get those glitches sorted, can’t wait to see it running 
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Thanks for those nice comments guys.  This is actually the base model with low compression, producing 9 bhp.  Some of the later, more sporty ones were knocking out 18 bhp, Same as a Falcone Turismo!  The "high cam" features a single lobe which opens both valves via very short pushrods.  On this bike the cam is chain driven but a train of gears was used on the racers.  First issue is the kickstart mechanism is not engaging properly.  Apparently the gears wear so it's going to be fun trying to sort that out.  The plan is to get it in a roadworthy state and do a few miles in the summer, then restore it next winter.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 18:40
Originally posted by Glawster Glawster wrote:

but there are a lot of problems needing attention.


Can't help you but I deeply sympathise. I acquired a 1955 D1 Bantam end of Jan, was supposed to be rebuilt, well it was, but with the same rotten old parts put back on! Shocked ...! Reckon I must have spent another grand on it since – too scared to add up the total ... Confused


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'Sorry to be off piste Guzzi-wise, but I just wanted to post this in case there's anyone on the forum who has knowledge, tech docs or parts for Parilla.  George - that probably means you..Wink'

Sorry Derek I have no experience with this Marque. Great looking bike I am sure you will get it sorted. Hope you know a good engineering shop to make those parts you can't find. 
Not sure if it's a good idea to post restoration on Guzzi Riders but would be interesting to know how you get on.
My 160 Ducati has turned out to be 175TS (touring special) with 125 Sport engine. For me best of both worlds comfortable riding position for my old body with a more powerful 10 HP engine
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