Parilla Motorcycles

Parilla Parts

Here is just a scattered list and pictures of various parts that were on Parilla motorcycles. Some of these parts are quite rare while others are simply presented here to show you what was available at the time.

Parilla Tachs






D-shape 12K

Round 10K

Round 12K

Tach - RPM x 100

Fork mount tach bracket

These tachs were made the Smiths in England. They are the same models used in British bikes, the Parilla logo is on the face and the ratio is 6:1. The "D" shape tachs are the earlier version, while the round tach was mostly for the 250 Wildcat. There were both 10k and 12k versions of the D and round tachs. There was also a RPM x 100 tach produced in small numbers. The D tachs used a special fork mounted bracket.


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Around 1956 all the way into the mid 60's, these were the standard fenders for most Parilla models. They were a little more deluxe than other Italian motorcycles. A beaded front lip (with logo decal), tubular fender stays, rolled edges, welded on cable loops, and a slight flare in the back tell that it is a Parilla fender. The outer measurement is 32" for an uncut front fender. The rear fender had rolled edges, clips on the underside for wires, and a flared bottom end. An uncut rear fender should have an outer measurement of 42.5".

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Some first year high-cams were fitted with larger, deluxe fenders that were used on most early Parillas. There was also a front fender like the later version (above) with an added forward stay and no center bracket.

Gas Tanks: See the paint webpage for examples of high-cam gas tanks.

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1950's Parilla toolboxes were stamped sheetmetal with a hinge at the bottom. Boxes that were used on the first generation frames were the same as other Parilla models, which were deeper with a chrome trim piece in the center. The later boxes slimed down a bit with a piece of trim still down the middle. About 1956, the trim was removed. GS boxes are a bit different than Lusso boxes. The GS frames had brackets to mount the box, while the Lusso/Speedster had brackets added to the box themselves to mount to the frame. All 1950's boxes used a plastic Parilla logo knob. The 98cc Fauno also used the same toolbox. The late frame Parillas all used a cast alloy box with removable covers.

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Chain Guards:

There were several variations of chain guards. The GS bikes sported a simple, short guard, while the touring models had a longer guard with some including tire pump brackets. The 60's guard were slightly shorter and mounted on the swingarm.

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Very early mufflers for high-cams were teardrop shaped like was used on the Twin (similar to the 125 muffler in the picture). In the late 50's, the mufflers became cigar shaped. The GS and Speedsters had this giant 32" muffler. In the early 60's, the muffler became shorter (26") and most of them had the Parilla logo stamped on the top. The 125 version is the same as the high-cam muffler, but has a smaller opening for the 125's pipe and had a bracket for mounting on the rightside. The 250 Wildcat sported a simple reverse cone shaped muffler that was mounted at an upward angle. The last picture shows the high & low pipe versions. The Trailmaster (and some Tourists) used the high pipe which had a long heat shield attached.

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Here are 3 type of Parilla shocks. The GS version has a machined bottom. There was also a covered type of this shock for Twins. The 1960's shocks look a bit more plain. Some had a cast alloy top with others made by B.E.B.. The blue shock was used on Lusso/Speedster models from the mid to late 50's.

Steering Dampers:

Almost all 1950's Parillas used the logo knob. Parillas in the 1960's used a more plain 10 sided knob.

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Parilla logo clip-ons:

For some 50's Parillas, they had clip-ons with the Parilla logo stamped on the bracket. Some clip-ons had the stamp, while others did not. These items are extremely rare and hard to find. The bottom clip-on had it's lever bracket removed years ago and needs fixing. Cosmo also sold a more deluxe version from their catalog.

GS flyscreen:

Some 50's GS bikes sported a small aluminum and plexiglass flyscreen that was mounted to top of the forks. These items are hard to find since they look like cheap aftermarket.

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