Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
Joined: 11 Mar 2014
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Location: Netherlands
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:32 pm quote
Scarabeo500ie wrote:
I'm sure I missed it, but what are your plans for tuning the ecu? It looks amazing!
It will be fine tuned on the power bench.
Inlet manifold is different from original, so it has to be adjusted to that.
And try to get the maximum power out.
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Location: Netherlands
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:38 pm quote
When i go to the RDW with the bike, i will install a new 125cc headlight.
But when it is official a 500cc , i will install a new 50cc headlight.
These are dark, and i like that more.
And in that headlight unit i will install these Osram ledrive leds.
They give some verry nice pure white light.
All the other lights will be led then aswel.







Another milestone, the front wheel is in.
And the front is on the ground.
Within a few day's the rear will be finished aswel, and the bike will stand on his own wheels.







And did the first testrun.
It drives realy good!

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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 pm quote
And some more covers on, and started with the stickers.



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Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 am quote
Ι had both Runners (50 & 180) in the past and the 125/180 headlight has way better lighting in the dark...
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Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:09 am quote
Wow!
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Location: Netherlands
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:33 pm quote
B.A approved!



First result of today.

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Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:44 pm quote
I have watched this project from the beginning. you leave me speechless. hope you gets much enjoyment from the finished project.
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Location: Netherlands
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:30 am quote
Black painted covers on (color 197)
Later this week i will install the correct seat and the stickers.
Did some more road testing aswel.



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Aprilia Scarabeo 500
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Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:00 am quote
The finished product is amazing! So much creativity and customizing while looking like what a product should have been from the factory! I bet that thing is super quick! Glad to see it finally completed! Awesome job sir!

How is the HIT clutch?
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Location: Netherlands
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:20 am quote
Thanks.
The hit clutch works so far okay.
Know it for sure when its completely tuned.
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:01 pm quote
And here it is.
A factory new Gilera Runner 500cc.
If only Piaggio did build them, that would be realy nice.
But they did not, so i build one









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Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:11 am quote
Bravo and congratulations!!!

Thank you for taking the time to share so many details and photos here. I have really enjoyed following along!
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:57 pm quote
Easily one of the greatest things I have seen built in my life.
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Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:33 am quote
I'm almost disappointed in that you have finished it, I've been enjoying reading the updates and changes that you have made and done with her.
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:56 am quote
Did a road trip last week, and made some more pictures.
Have done 520KM in total now after the modification.

















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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:55 am quote
its a thing of beauty! just stunning.

I wonder how much the finish product weigh?
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:03 am quote
No idea, but that will be checked when it will be tested to become a official 500cc.
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Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:49 am quote
Such a nice project and an amazing outcome! Lots of time and effort into this and it shows! Are you planning on taking this to a dyno and tuning it? Any data yet to report?
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Gilera Runner 500cc.
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:42 am quote
Made a movie of the 500cc Gilera Runner in the backyard.
Have driven 522 kilometers at this moment.
So there is for 522 kilometers of flies on the Runner. (The bike is still dirty on the video)
The rpm indicator works well, but the camera cannot record this.

I don't know what the top speed is at this moment.
I am still breaking in the Hpe cylinder.
And I don't have a video while driving.

https://youtu.be/65J4dUfbm5U
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:36 am quote
It sounds awesome. Are you using the Malossi cam or just stock? The idle sounds very deep and smooth.
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