Gilera Citta

Technical | Guide


1.Often just starts well, even without a choke
2.Sometimes add a lot of gas to get it stationary.
3.Stutter just before power band
4.Little / less power
5.A lot of smoke from exhaust

Contain (bluuuuuh sound) = THIS HAS NOT BAD! The mixture just won't ignite because it's too lean, so put in a bigger nozzle!

Even if you can accelerate very carefully because otherwise it will turn off, the nozzle is too small.

1. Just makes a lot of revs, pulls hard
2.Bluuh sound
Tricky gas reaction, stuck in revs
4. difficult / no starting when cold
5.Is often very high idle when the engine is cold

With a hot runner, the piston and cylinder become so hot (expand) that the piston and cylinder wall 'damage' each other.

The piston damages the wall of the cylinder, which can even result in blockage of the rear wheel (quite serious: a hot runner can only result in less force / loss)

It is advisable to check your citta, to see what the damage is. The cause of the heat runner is the cooling, which is often caused by the wind and the petrol mixture. Is your carburetor well adjusted? if it is too poor, this also results in poor cooling. Was it by chance very hot?

A jammer has more disastrous consequences, a hot runner can cause the piston to jam in the cylinder wall, but a jam can also occur due to, for example, poor crankshaft bearings or other mechanical defects.

Cp engine block: 6V /15W front, back 6V / 5W
CDI engine block: 6V / 15W front, back 6V / 5W, Brake 12V / 15W

First you remove the clutch, and then the flywheel rubber.

Adjusting the contact points is not difficult, just loosen the screw, turn the contact points, turn the crankshaft so that your contact points are open and then measure the opening until you have the (0.45mm) right distance

Spark plug VS nozzle

Color should be coffee brown and dry
Black and greasy is too much fuel = nozzle smaller
White is too little fuel = nozzle larger

Moped legislation in the Netherlands

1948 - First mopeds on the market.
1956 - Introduction of maximum speed of 40 kilometers per hour.
1957 - Introduction of the yellow number plate.
1957 - Mopeds are now required to use the cycle path.
1958 - Ban on buddy seat like constructions.
1959 - End of buddy seat ban.
1965 - Introduction of compulsory third-party liability insurance.
1966 - Introduction of the insurance tag.
1974 - Introduction of the 25 km small-wheel moped.
1975 - Introduction of a helmet requirement.
1976 - Abolition of compulsory small wheels for mopeds.
1985 - Abolition of the compulsory pedals.
1995 - From now on, stickers may also be used as a yellow plate.
1996 - Introduction of moped certificate.
1999 - Mopeds must use the roadway unless otherwise indicated.
2005 - Introduction of Dutch registration for mopeds.
2006 - Introduction of the AM moped driving licence.
2008 - Speed ​​limit on the roadway increased from 40 to 45 km/h.
2008 - Driving on the road within built-up areas, unless otherwise indicated.
2010 - In addition to the theory exam, a practical exam is also required.
2018 - All new mopeds and 25 km mopeds must meet the Euro 4 emission requirements.
2018 - The speed pedelec (45km) is now also a moped.
2023 - 25 km Mopeds wearing a speed pedelec / helmet mandatory.

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