2005-04-19 at 4:56 am #11023
February 18, 2003
Garelli Tiger Cross – GAY 716N
Around about 1978 for a short time I was fortunate to own the ULTIMATE Garelli Sports Moped, registration GAY 716N. It was a Tiger Cross that someone had converted into a cafe racer (done in Braunstone, Leicester – I think). Silver, with red details on the tank, a custom (square-ish looking) tail fairing (hence the nickname fruit-box garelli), chrome clip-on bars, no speedo and black garelli lettering – this was a very striking looking bike. (Imagine, this should have been a trials bike!). I saw the bike originally in the window of Chris Vincents Motocycles, Earl Shilton, Leics. At that point it also had a front fairing, though this was later discarded. Of course I wanted the bike badly – but was too young. Anyhow, one of my brothers mates bought it, and then I bought it off him for Ã‚Â£150! The bike was heavily overgeared, had a big carb. 75 or 100cc (no air filter) and a slotted barrel and piston to increase the compression ratio. Nice and quick – I was clocked once at 67 mph down the Ashby Road hill (A47) which I lived at the bottom of then, and regularly at 56-57-ish on the flat (me.wrapped around the tank). The bike was an absolute joy to ride (the clipons hit the tank so you really had to hang off the seat to get it to corner at all) and made the most incredible sound at full throttle. The soft rear end suspension was a pain – I frequently had to stop to gather up bits and pieces from the tailfairing, including the rear light and number plate! I think the big ends went ultimately, and I can’t remember what I did with the bike – I know I sold it, I think back Leicester way (to someone who knew the guy who built it) – but I can’t remember who? If anyone knows what happened to this amazing machine or any history before I bought it, it would be great to know. Any info/specs on how to do the slotted barrel procedure would be useful aswell. And, of course, if anyone has a 75/76 Tiger Cross they’d like to sell? I would love to try and recreate the legend! — paul.jordan at derwent.co.uk2005-04-19 at 5:04 am #12750
November 26, 2002
Wanted garelli tiger cross special exhaust they are satin black but same as a chrome one so any will do I also need a fantic chopper 50 cc exhaust is there anybody out there who can help me. — steven.fitzsimmons at ntlworld.com2005-04-19 at 5:05 am #12751
November 5, 2002
I need a 1976 Garelli tiger cross special rear mudguard they are red or green a bit more rounded than the tiger I have tiger cross front and rear mudguards to swop I also need a black tiger exhaust. — Steve — steven.fitzsimmons at ntlworld.com2005-04-19 at 5:07 am #12752
October 23, 2002
I am looking for a Garelli Tiger Cross frame, can some help me? — thanks — Martin — MartinG9123 at Colch-Inst.ac.uk2005-04-19 at 5:12 am #12753
January 7, 2000
I have just purchased a Garelli Tigercross moped 1974/75 model. Its in excellent original condition, only 800 MILES FROM NEW, not yet run in this bike has been stored for I suspect about 20years+. This is a I suspect properly one off the lowest miles example in the world.
I DON’T WANT TO SELL THIS BIKE
BUT WILL SWAP FOR A VERY CLEAN
FANTIC: CABALLERO, SUPER T , TI
ALL YOU GARELLI FANS DONT MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPERTUNITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JOHN J. — johnjay at johnj.fsnet.co.uk2005-04-19 at 7:08 am #12754
August 22, 2002
hi folks is there anyone out there who is selling a Garelli Tigercross. I’ve been after one for a number of years it was one of my boyfriends first bikes if anyone has one for sale please get in contact with me my e mail address is tina at powley460.freeserve.co.uk2005-04-19 at 7:12 am #12755
July 30, 2002
In 1975/1976 I owned two garelli tiger cross mopeds GPE368N and LPF357P do the still exist? or does anyone have a yellow gareeli tiger cross for sale? Please contact Martin Hird — Hirdhawks at msn.com2005-04-19 at 7:27 am #12756
November 25, 2001
Hello all, just thought I’d share a few “Garelli” memories with anyone who cares to read them; I bought a tiger cross in 1980 (KLG933L) for Ã‚Â£80. My main memories of it were of missing a gear at night, and the subsequent rise in revs blowing all (both), bulbs . Resulting in me coming home from my girlfriend’s house navigating by moonlight, what fun??? However I discovered that by trashing the 17 inch rear wheel and replacing it with the 19 inch from the “rekord” and changing to a smaller (can’t remember the tooth number) rear sprocket I could obtain a ridiculous top speed. Don’t ask me what, you all know about “huret” speedos’. but I did manage to get beaten up by a guy who owned an RD125 for overtaking him on the by-pass of my home town, in full view of all the local “talent” who used to gather by the shopping precinct. My Garelli got stolen (probably by the guy with the RD125) two months before my 17th birthday. I gave careful consideration to my experiences with Italian machinery and looking back over my 10 months with the Garelli, bought an RD250LC. Now there’s another story… good luck with the site. Kayo Cheshire! — stevekay880 at msn.com2005-06-27 at 3:50 am #12757
September 5, 2000
I am looking to purchase an original, full working order Garelli tiger cross of any ilk either the standard yellow or the later green or red agrati version ,this was my first motor cycle back in 76 having waited over two years to reach the ripe age of 16 I am like most just after a piece of nostalgia any one in a position to help please contact me at: — Richard Proctor — Richard at rjmp.fsnet.co.uk2005-06-27 at 3:59 am #12758
March 25, 2000
Hi. My name is Robert.
You have asked about information about Garelli’s Iam at present restoring a U.K. model Garelli Junior 49c.c. Tiger Cross.1973 model. I have some contacts in the U.K. for new and used parts plus contacts for other Garelli models the Rekord 49c.c. also the kl100 80c.c. models. For good contacts you could try the Sports Moped Owners Club U,K. E.mail the mailto: s.m.o.c. at breathemail.net . there are a large no. of Garelli owners in this club. The Australian Bombardier was the same as the U.K. Tiger Cross. If anyone would like help or advice please E. mail me at robsand at skynow.net .2006-03-28 at 5:56 pm #12759
tafParticipantbrough wrote:March 25, 2000
Hi. My name is Robert.
You have asked about information about Garelli’s Iam at present restoring a U.K. model Garelli Junior 49c.c. Tiger Cross.1973 model. I have some contacts in the U.K. for new and used parts plus contacts for other Garelli models the Rekord 49c.c. also the kl100 80c.c. models. For good contacts you could try the Sports Moped Owners Club U,K. E.mail the mailto: s.m.o.c. at breathemail.net . there are a large no. of Garelli owners in this club. The Australian Bombardier was the same as the U.K. Tiger Cross. If anyone would like help or advice please E. mail me at robsand at skynow.net .
I was the owner of a tiger cross in 1975 and a friend had so one. The 2 have been bought in the village of Gramat in France Lot(near Rocamadour) new at the local seller( Mr Lagrange if i can remember). I sold mine at a person of the village in 1977 and i don’t know if my friend kept the other, i think he lives always there but me not. There were a motoclub in Gramat but i don’t know if it always exists. Mr Chiminello was president and was a motocycle seller and reparator. Perhaps there are some info to search there.
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