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    Posted: 19 Oct 2021 at 14:58
Good luck with starting it up.  The ignition system is very reliable.  It doesn't need the battery at all.  An AC coil creates a voltage.  That passes through a pair of points and a condensor and then onto a HT coil under the front of the tank.  Just kick it over with the key pressed fully in and it should spark.  If you don't have a key, disconnect the wire from the coil going up to the headlight as that shorts out the points. 
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Thank you Don, very helpfull information, so far i bought central stand, new ignition, spark etc.. a gas tank cap and i wanna to start it up berofe i dissasemble it for renovation
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The bike is a Stornello Turismo, confirmed by the engine rocker cover and the *N42MF* Frame number.   Mine is N35 and was built in 65 so I guess yours is just a little bit younger.
As mentioned above, both mudguards are incorrect.  I suspect it has some forks fitted from a 1970's 5 speed version as it looks like the stanchions are chrome, the headlamp mounts are the later type plus the Turismo does not have mounting points on the lower leg.  They should both be enclosed and painted.  The stainless guards are from a 70's 5 speed Stornello. 
This is what it should look like.   

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I have to say: it's a fantastic looking little bike.
Proper Italian-cool.
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Thank you Don for respond, so u think it realy is original Stornello Sport first series from ´60 to ´66?

It is 4 speed for sure, i´ve tried it by foot, engine has some compression, not started yet tho.
I´m new to Guzzi, i have other old bikes but mostly ČZ or Jawa, but i liked how Stornello is light and it look is somethink different so i went for it, plus i live on country side, with plenty narow roads with many corners.
Im still not sure if i will have it fully restored, i quite like the patina :) First of all i need to get the missing parts, like the ignition key, central stand, new fuel tank cap, chain cover etc..
For sure i need new wheels with tires, new brakes, fuel lines, seat cover and wiring.

I wanna have it mechanically fine, then i decide what to do with it looks :)

Jerry it is possible that it has some "upgrades" over the years, thats why im trying to find out, whats original and whats not
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I'm probably wrong but would guess the chrome mudguards are a DIY 'upgrade'.
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Hi Stepan
I have a 1961 125 4 speed, the engine, exhaust, tool box and frame all look identical to what you have, but the mudguards and handlebars are different. Mine also has IGM 1173 stamped on the frame the same as yours and serial number starts 390 so I would guess they are about the same age. I am no expert having only owned it for less than a year and haven't had to do anything to it so I've not really learnt much about it yet. I don't know if the later 5 speed engine looks any different externally but I'm sure someone will know.
Great little bikes, riding around the lanes and back roads always makes put a smile on my face. I'm sure you will enjoy it good luck with the project Smile
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Hello guys, i have Stornello standing in my garage for few years, and now its time for its renovation, so i need to order some parts, but im not sure which model it is, can u please help to identify what it is exactly.

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