Winter project all lined out. First batch of parts have been ordered. Here’s the scoop. I’ve got this Free Spirit I picked up several months ago, and this Minarelli Dialex EZ Rider that I just snagged. Both bikes were locked up. Minarelli is now free, but bearings feel rough. I’ve got very little into either of them- less than $200 combined for the pair- so I’ve got a lot of financial leeway to invest in them. Within reason. Plus I’ve been wanting a Polini Free Spirit to pair with my Gila FS, and I’ve been wanting to build a Minarelli Polini too, so here we go.
I’ve got the kits ordered. I bought the Tier 1 package for the Minarelli, with the head, Mikuni carb & intake. Along with the rebuild kit w/ seals, gaskets & bearings. And the Puch Polini kit. Along with new Nachi bearings & Viton seals. Stroker crank coming for the e50. Still searching for a V1 crank. Also still searching for an Estoril for the Puch. Not sure which pipe I’m gonna go on the V1. I’ll figure that out later.
Whatcha think? Which one will outperform in torque and speed? I’m anxious to find out; I haven’t ridden either Polini powered bike. Feel free to chime in with all the tips, tricks and suggestions you want. I appreciate learning from your experience to build on my own.