Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:08 am quote
Any new updates?
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:12 am quote
Nope, no time.
Mutch work for others at this moment.
Money has to come in aswel...
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:50 am quote
Started with the helmet cover.
This is made from black PP plastic.

Searched for a long time for black PP plastic, that was not easy.
Most of the PP plastic is grey.
But i found some and started making them to the right size.
Welded them from 2 sides.

The outside is easy, inside was a bit harder.
Cant reach it with the heatgun, but managed to do it.

Under the seat there will be 2 zones, first is where the airfilter will be.
This zone will get fresh air from the airscoops in the side panels.
Original these have no use, just looks.

The second zone is where i place a lock, gloves and other small stuff.

















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Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:36 pm quote
Resumed with the helmet cover.
The rear side is now closed.
Next step is to make the 2 zones.

Thinking how i should finish the rear zone, maybe i wil send that to a upholsterer.







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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:56 am quote
The Runner has no RPM indicator.
But that is going to change.
Did some testing today with a old 50cc cockpit.
The RMP indicator is from Koso.

The sticker of the cockpit will be custom made, with the extra opening for the RPM indicator.
The rest will look just like original, and the text Gilera will be placed above the speedometer.















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Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:44 am quote
Amazing work so far!!! Keep it up!! On my old Runner 180, I had combined two speedos in one, to have a tachometer. The stock one that came with the scooter and one from an NRG MC3 DD...

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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:58 am quote
Resumed with the helmet cover.
Made the front part, this can be opened and closed.
Below that part comes the movable hose for the airfilter.
And i will try to mount the fuses below that front part.











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Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:53 am quote
Lets start with this task...



The plan was to use the Vespa GTS dual throttle system.
But with the 2 extra bends i had to make to make it fit it turns heavy.
So i won't use the return cable.
To keep it safe, i will install a Piaggio Mp3 500 kill switch.
Gave it the same position as the left light switch, but then on the right side .







Also tested the rmp indicator on the Beverly, it is verry accurate with the original Beverly rpm indicator.
What is displayed is times 10.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:25 am quote
The custom made Goodridge brake lines arrived.
Slowly all the parts are coming in.




Made a stand where i placed the Beverly Cruiser rear fender on.
This goes to the paint shop today to be painted the same color as the foot covers.

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Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:32 pm quote
What do you think the time frame is that it is actually a runner? Great progress and loving the custom touches.
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:28 am quote
The plan is within 2 months.
But that depends on the parts that are ordered.
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Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:57 am quote
Started with routing the brake lines.
Need some other clamp sizes, the rest is okay.
At the rear i applied black teflon spiral where the rear fender begins.
When doing that, the brake line blends in a bit.
Looks better in my opinion.










Checked where all the lines have to.
Next step, electrical crap...



The cilinderhead cover and downpipe are now at Zircotec.
They will recieve a Endurance Graphite ceramic coating.
This reduces the heat from those parts for around 25%.

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Sun May 03, 2020 5:15 am quote
Cockpit layout is coming together.
In the layout there is place for the rpm indicator.
And the text is changed at some places.






Because the fuel tank is bigger at the front now.
There was no room for the horn, fuses and light relay.
So made a small bracket to place them beside the bigger fuel tank.










Wiring is coming together.
Soon i can connect the battery and test the electrical systems.




The voltage regulator is behind the right side cover.
It will get cold air from the side air intake in the side cover.
But to give it some extra flow i modified and installed a small 12 volt fan.

Also made the hole for the fuse box, and placed them in the helmet conver.







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Sun May 03, 2020 9:02 am quote
Nice!

How does the fuel gauge work with your custom tank? I mean, how does it get calibrated to read the correct level with a custom setup?
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Sun May 03, 2020 9:45 pm quote
berto wrote:
Nice!

How does the fuel gauge work with your custom tank? I mean, how does it get calibrated to read the correct level with a custom setup?
It is below in the tank.
And it can only measure the last 5 litres.
So when the fuel gauge goes down, i know i am running on the last 5 litres.
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Mon May 04, 2020 5:32 am quote
The attention to detail is just second to none. Very nice!
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Sun May 17, 2020 4:41 am quote
Started putting the cockpit back together.
First had to close the hole for the daycounter. ( not installed in this one, but the plate is the same)
Did that with the Bison 2 component glue.
When it was dry/hard, i made the new hole for the rpm indicator.
























In the new housing there was no place for the Koso rpm indicator.
So opened the new housing, and took a part out of a housing that did had a rpm indicator.
First melted in place with the same stainless steel mats that i used for the fuel tank.
Then put on the 2 component glue.

On the km counter i made a small flat mounting spot, to mount on the Koso rpm indicator.
Made it with the same stuff as the housing.

Placed the sticker, and glued in the small end pins.
Modified the warning lights from a Gilera Runner pure jet.
This has the ecu warning light.
And added the overtemp light, this is what a Beverly Cruiser 500 original has.

















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Sun May 17, 2020 4:43 am quote
And the finished cockpit.







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Sun May 17, 2020 4:48 am quote
https://youtu.be/NLjQEm3f2DE

And the link of the test of the cockpit.
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Sun May 17, 2020 4:52 am quote
The modified Beverly Cruiser rear fender is back from the paint shop.
It has the same plastic structure, and the same color as the foot covers.
And a mat clear coat.

The light is painted the same color, but left it smooth.
Installed the light and reflector.



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Mon May 18, 2020 6:15 am quote
Awesome work! The attention to detail again is just amazing! Looking forward to more updates!
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Sun May 24, 2020 5:19 am quote
Worked on the engine.
Removed the left lower engine lug.
Did this because the engine is top mounted, and where the left lower engine lug was, there needs to be space for the new frame.
The right lower engine lug was already gone, that is alway's the case with a Cruiser 500 engine.







Removed the original cilinderhead and cilinder.
All is still verry clean, but that is what you can expect with only 3221Km.
Installed the new HPE cilinder and piston with a ceramic coating.
Measured the thickness for the base gasket.
Installed 4 new studs.
Installed the new modified cilinderhead.
The cilinderhead cover is for now the one without the ceramic coating.





















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Sun May 24, 2020 8:24 am quote
Looks great!

Interesting to see the 2 plugs on the single cylinder.
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Thu May 28, 2020 8:30 am quote
Looking forward to the results of the cylinder kit. I'm planning an upgrade on my Beo500 as well.
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:20 am quote
Testfitted the good engine.
And installed the new switches in the new cockpit cover.
The new front and side covers are at the car paint shop.





The last few steps of the fabrication process.
Next is the assembly process!
Made the protective plate that goes on the front fork.
It keeps the dirt away from the steering bearing.














Removed the old steering bearing.
Cleaned up the bearing area.
Installed the new bearing and covered it with with the old bearing.
Now the frame is ready for powder coating.





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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:22 am quote
Modified the new fuel pump assy from the Beverly Cruiser.
Modified zinc elektroplated bracked installed.
It now fits in the Runner fuel tank.
Made a simpel but effective tool to remove and install the fuel level sender.







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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:24 am quote
Got the front fork crown piece back from the paintshop.
On this one is the costum made Runner steering tube mounted.
Took the new Beverly front fork apart, and mounted it on the modified crown piece for the Runner.
Installed Bitubo progressive springs and fork oil.







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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:41 am quote
So close now! Looking great!
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:16 am quote
Possibly the only reason I come on this forum these days is to keep up to date on this build, top work.
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Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:24 am quote
Got the cilinderhead cover and exhaust front pipe back from Zircotec.
They applied the Endurance Graphite ceramic coating on these parts.
This reduces the heat from these parts around 15%.





Prepaired the front wheel.
Installed 2 old bearings, and the air valve.
The wheel will first get balanced this way.
Then i will remove the bearings and air valve and send the wheel off for powder coating.



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Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:58 am quote
Got this numberplate made, i can put this over the original plate with magnets when i want to make pictures of the bike.



The modified inlet manifold is back from the blaster.





The is frame back from powder coating.
It first got a thermal zinc coating, and after that it is powder coated.





The smaller parts are powder coated aswel.
The front wheel also got powder coated, the name of this color is Tiger.









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Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:53 am quote
Wow, the attention to details are just second to none. Looks like this project is in the final stages. Looking forward to seeing the end results.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:34 pm quote
Installed the left lower cooling tube.
This copper tube is also powder coated.
Installed the custom crossflow radiator.
And the new dual ignition coil.







And the engine is in.
Also installed the NGK Laser Iridium spark plugs.
They last alot longer, saves me alot of inspections and removing of the left cover.
The side stand is placed back aswel.









Installed the spal cooler and the radiator cover.
And the tyre is now on the wheel.





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Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:37 pm quote
Baught a small blue Vespa scooter for my daughter.
Soon we can ride together.





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Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:24 pm quote
That Vespa is awesome! I'm sure she will have a ton of fun on that!
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:34 am quote
Installed all the brake lines on the front fork.
Installed all the bearings, and used plenty of grease.
And installed the front fork in the frame.
Also installed the black powder coated brake lever, i did not like the shiney one.
And resumed with the cooling system.













The battery on the right is the one that i will use.



Finished the fuel system.
The fuel line is a new original line from a Beverly.
Took out what i need on both ends.
From the injector it has to make a sharp bend, and this also has to stay that way.
The way to do this is to insert around 22cm of 8mm copper brake line.
These are easy to bend.
This only works on places where the fuel line is in a fixed position. (No moving parts)









The original clutch was in a perfect condition.
But for the extra power i will use a Dr Pulley hit clutch.
Installed it with 2 spacer washers.







Special thanks to my good friend R÷wac!

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Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:39 am quote
And here it is, the engine is running.
Already filled it with G12 coolant, and bleeded out all the air.
Still have to do a littlebit of wiring, brakes and covers.
But the engine runs!

https://youtu.be/N5WhFUI0WSE
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:54 am quote
Arnoh wrote:
And here it is, the engine is running.
Already filled it with G12 coolant, and bleeded out all the air.
Still have to do a littlebit of wiring, brakes and covers.
But the engine runs!

https://youtu.be/N5WhFUI0WSE
That's great!! Congratulations!!!
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:21 am quote
Brilliant
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:53 am quote
I'm sure I missed it, but what are your plans for tuning the ecu? It looks amazing!
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