Tomos 1991-2007 1. H.R.
Italian Controls 2. Ci.Te. 3. OSL 4. P.V. 5. TS
Taiwan Controls 6. General 7. Lazer
Indian Controls 8. Avanti
Spanish Controls 9. Derbi
Generic Controls 10. Mini-bike
1. H.R. Controls
Below are the 1991-2007 Tomos controls, made by Hidria Rotomatika (HR). They’re sliding block type with HR-made integral switches. They are also on Volocci electric mopeds.
|H R …T O M O S…1 9 9 0 s………||Tomos 92-07 A35 Bullet/Sprint/Targa/ST/LX|
|223701||L assembly brake no grip||$45|
|223700||R assembly brake/throttle no grip||$60|
|223712||R grip||$16||black vinyl octagon with raised dome bumps|
|223706||throttle twist tube 92-08 Tomos||$20|
|223711||L grip||$14||black vinyl octagon with raised dome bumps|
|223703||R housing brake/throttle||$30|
|223702||L housing brake only||$30|
|223705||lever R HR 92-07 Tomos black||$20||black plastic levers with round bumps|
|223704||lever L HR 92-07 Tomos black||$20||they say TOMOS molded-in|
|223707||sliding block (not D1 or D1L)||$25||there is a substitute/upgrade for this|
|223708||screw that holds throttle twist tube||$1|
|223709||throttle helper spring 3-loop||$5|
|223708||pinch bolt for sliding block||$1|
|222617||cone that digs into handlebar||$4||use 223713|
|026561||wedge bolt M6 x 10 allen||$1|
|227996||brake helper spring Right||n/a||these break often but they still work good|
|223710||brake helper spring Left||n/a|
|030040||nut for pivot bolt M6-flange||$1|
|229556||adjuster slotted M6 for brake cables||$5||there are also $2 ones not knurled not slotted|
|M5adj||adjuster M5 for throttle&choke||$2|
|227169||brake cable holdfast/socket bolt||$3||longer than other kinds|
2. Ci.Te. Controls
Ci.Te. is an Italian moped lever used on 1960’s and early 1970’s Italian mopeds. They are similar to 1970’s Domino levers. You can see that in the side-by-side comparisons below. Domino blades have the D9 special stepped tube 6mm ID, that snaps into the 8mm pivot hole, to spread out the load over a large area. Ci.Te. levers are more primitive in that the blades rub on the pivot bolt in just two places, and so the pivot bolt gets cut by the sharp edge of the folded sheet metal. Domino levers also have assist springs, but Ci.Te. levers do not. Ci.Te. controls have no facility for mounting brake light switches. Ci.Te. lever blades do not have balls on the end. These last two things are required on USA mopeds. So therefore Ci.Te. levers are rare in the USA. Out of almost 1000 moped levers, new and used, mostly Magura and Domino, there was only one Ci.Te. lever blade. That is how rare they are in Southern California 1970’s -1990’s 20 moped shops leftover parts inventories plus 100’s of local mopeds turned into parts.
3. OSL Controls
O.S.L. levers are heavy duty and high quality Italian controls, used on some mid to late 1980’s US model mopeds including Safari, Benvenuti, and Cosmo (Colt). They look like Domino, except for the kink in the middle of the lever. Myrons does not have any OSL controls or levers for sale. They were (almost) never on any mopeds sold in California. Out of a thousand moped levers at MM, this is the only OSL sample.
4. P.V. Controls
P.V. is an Italian moped lever, used on Intramotor Gloria, Testi/Gitane, Califfo and other “early” Italian mopeds. None of the parts interchange with Domino. The lever blades are all black plastic, as are the throttle twist tubes. The housings are cast aluminum. The housings break easily when the bike falls over. Instead of a pivot bolt they have a press-in 6mm roll pin.
5. TS Controls
TS vintage Italian controls are uncommon. They appear to be Domino compatible.
6. General Controls
1979-85 General (made in Taiwan by Jui Li) and it’s clones Grycner, Clinton, Jui Li and others use the same brake levers as 1977-83 Honda Express. The brake lever housings are integrated with the electrical switches, all in one unit.
7. Lazer Controls
1977 Lazer (made in Taiwan by Jui Li) uses the same brake levers as 1967-68 Honda CT90. The brake lever housings are separate from the electrical switch housing. The electrical buttons are near the riders thumbs. The brake levers are about 1.5 inch longer, because the lever housings (perches) are 1.5 inch further inward on the handlebar.
Lazer levers break easy, because they are only 6mm wide at the pivot. Most other vintage Japanese small motorcycle hand levers are 8mm wide at the pivot.
A $35 Honda left assy (brake)
B N/A Honda left lever blade
C $25 Honda right assy (brake)
D N/A Honda right lever blade
E $05 Honda stepped pivot bolt
F $75 Lazer L assy (brake & start)
G N/A Lazer left brake lever
H N/A Lazer right brake lever
I $20 Lazer start lever (L type)
J $20 Lazer start lever (R type)
K N/A 68 CT90 left lever broken
L N/A 68 CT90 right lever broken
The search for compatible “thin” vintage Asian levers is ongoing. The goal is to find replacement levers for early Hondas and compatibles, like the 1977 Lazer moped.
8. Avanti Controls
9. Derbi Controls
Pre-1987 Derbi mopeds had their own brake levers, made by Derbi, and throttles and grips made by Ideale. From 1987-90 they had Domino Italian made controls.
The brake lever mounts were welded to the handlebar. So there is no changing controls without changing handlebars or grinding off the original lever perches/housings. Changing handlebars is difficult because the original Derbi handlebars also do not interchange with the rest of the world, because they have special mounts welded onto them.
Pre-1980 had black plastic brake levers, and post-1980 had black metal ones. The aftermarket metal brake levers, made by Vmotoparts, replace both the 70’s plastic and the 80’s metal levers.
The original black plastic 1976-1986 Derbi Rabasa decomp levers are scarce or not available. However there is a pretty good substitute available. A late 1980’s Domino choke lever, like on the later 86-89 Derbi Variant Sport, can be modified to fit an earlier Derbi.
The substitute Derbi decomp lever can be ordered for $12 plus $5 for the modification.
Compared to a universal small clamp-on lever, the benefits of the Domino choke modified lever are:
1. No need to modify the original cable. (With a BMX bicycle lever, the sleeve stop hole is wider. The cable must be cut to insert a wider stop piece. But then the inner wire must be replaced to get the length lost by cutting back, and then a small 5 x 8mm pinch bolt soldered on properly. More difficult.)
2. No need to grind off the welded-on mount. No interference with the lights/horn switch.
3. Goes in the original position, looks proper. The word “choke” wipes off with carb spray solvent.
10. Universal Controls
These are the universal throttles and levers:
3 26-0321 throttle, mini-bike 7/8″bar w/grips no lever $15
0 614630 throttle+cable, motorcycle, no brake lever
0 614631 throttle+cable, motorcycle, no brake lever
2 710001 throttle.assy, Domino mini-bike
1 710005 brake lever