OP
UTC

Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
 
Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
UTC quote
https://www.moto-sound.com/en/Vespa-125/exhaust-moto-giannelli-silencers-piaggio-vespa-125-pk-30061-30062-full-sport-exhaust-system-aluminium-silencer.html

Anybody had any experience with this giannelli pipe? Noise, fitting, rattling apart etc. Its for a standard pk engine which uses a spare wheel under side panel . It's the only engine side muffler out pipe I can find as for some reason can't find the polini clone anywhere.
Giannelli 125
Giannelli 125
@oopsclunkthud avatar
UTC

Banned
3:5
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8932
Location: San Francisco
 
Banned
@oopsclunkthud avatar
3:5
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8932
Location: San Francisco
UTC quote
Polini use to make one like that, ran it on our 50 special (102) and on a Primavera.

It didn't make huge power but more than stock, looked great, and cleared all the bodywork.
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
OP
UTC

Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
 
Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
UTC quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Polini use to make one like that, ran it on our 50 special (102) and on a Primavera.

It didn't make huge power but more than stock, looked great, and cleared all the bodywork.
I like the 80s look and it's only for pottering around local. Like the upswept end can too . I seem to think these giannellis existed before the polini version , looks identical so who cloned who I don't know. Thx
UTC

Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1977
Location: UK (South East)
 
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1977
Location: UK (South East)
UTC quote
Gianneli......now there's a blast from the past. I seem to recall many us running them on 50 Specials back in the '80s, trying desperately to reach 36mph
OP
UTC

Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
 
Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
UTC quote
swa45 wrote:
Gianneli......now there's a blast from the past. I seem to recall many us running them on 50 Specials back in the '80s, trying desperately to reach 36mph
36mph on a standard special was good back then, most of them got to 28mph on a good day. Other blasts from the past back then were the Fresco expansion (with zero ground clearance but sounded fantastic), the Pitone pea shooter and I think FA Italia made some pretty red and chrome numbers but totally didnt do a lot.
OP
UTC

Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
 
Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
UTC quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Polini use to make one like that, ran it on our 50 special (102) and on a Primavera.

It didn't make huge power but more than stock, looked great, and cleared all the bodywork.
This what I like, the look is great IMO from your scoots. I really hate the ugliness of the snail pipes and the banana ETS pipe looks cool but blocks the rear wheel for puncture repairs. My BGM box pipe is OK, it gives total wheel removal clearance, the torque is very good mid range but it fizzles out when you change from 3rd to 4th. My old clapped out sito wouldnt do this and 3rd to 4th didnt have any gap and such a drop in revs its not quick to recover.
UTC

Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1977
Location: UK (South East)
 
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1977
Location: UK (South East)
UTC quote
ferriswolf wrote:
36mph on a standard special was good back then, most of them got to 28mph on a good day. Other blasts from the past back then were the Fresco expansion (with zero ground clearance but sounded fantastic), the Pitone pea shooter and I think FA Italia made some pretty red and chrome numbers but totally didnt do a lot.
I had a Fresco 'tarmac scraper' on my Lambretta back then. Oh and I don't think anyone really hit 36 on a 50 Special. We just used to brag about it while waiting until we were old enough to buy a PX125. The smart cookies were running Primaveras registered as a 50cc
@roland87 avatar
UTC

Molto Verboso
'13 LML Star 200, '81 50 Special, '81 P 150 X, '87 PK 50 Nuova, '84 PK 50 S
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1138
Location: Ukraine. Kyiv.
 
Molto Verboso
@roland87 avatar
'13 LML Star 200, '81 50 Special, '81 P 150 X, '87 PK 50 Nuova, '84 PK 50 S
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1138
Location: Ukraine. Kyiv.
UTC quote
Similar Polini is terrible to fit. I don't think that Gianelli is much better.
But real PITA is to adjust cables while this pipe is fitted.
If I was on yours I'd better go to Sito or BGM if I need to stay with spare wheel.
Especially on standard engine.
OP
UTC

Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
 
Addicted
Joined: UTC
Posts: 924
Location: Planet Earth
UTC quote
roland87 wrote:
Similar Polini is terrible to fit. I don't think that Gianelli is much better.
But real PITA is to adjust cables while this pipe is fitted.
If I was on yours I'd better go to Sito or BGM if I need to stay with spare wheel.
Especially on standard engine.
Theyve always been a pain to adjust on the engine side pipe position. Back in 1982 and I wish i had a trade catalogue from Piaggio for the vespa newline to show this, you could actually get a genuine piaggio expansion chamber just like the giannelli without end cap to fit on a small frame. To be fair, they were good, on my v100 it would go off the 50mph circular veglia clock with expansion on, but im absolute bastard to adjust brake cable, clutch etc. I have an old photo of my dad somewhere looking rather angry trying to adjust my clutch cable with one of these types of pipes on. And yes, ive got that BGM exhaust already you linked too and this is what im referring too in that it loses revs between 3rd and 4th and although great mid range, hopeless top end as it will not reach revs. The sito plus is greatly superior on stock engine IMO, i cant use my sito plus as its buggered, the baffles have rattled loose and its corroded bad and holed. Im more interested in the aesthetics of the pipe and ability to rev on further than a BGM. The bgm would likely be fine on a 130 kit etc for touring.
UTC

Addicted
PK50XL, PK100S, ET3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 592
Location: UK
 
Addicted
PK50XL, PK100S, ET3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 592
Location: UK
UTC quote
roland87 wrote:
Similar Polini is terrible to fit. I don't think that Gianelli is much better.
But real PITA is to adjust cables while this pipe is fitted.
If I was on yours I'd better go to Sito or BGM if I need to stay with spare wheel.
Especially on standard engine.
Exactly the same with the Gianelli, and oil changes are a pain as well
DoubleGood Design banner

Modern Vespa is the premier site for modern Vespa and Piaggio scooters. Vespa GTS300, GTS250, GTV, GT200, LX150, LXS, ET4, ET2, MP3, Fuoco, Elettrica and more.

Buy Me A Coffee
 

Shop on Amazon with Modern Vespa

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


All Content Copyright 2005-2024 by Modern Vespa.
All Rights Reserved.


[ Time: 0.0351s ][ Queries: 4 (0.0084s) ][ Debug on ][ 313 ][ Thing One ]