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April 11, 2016

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Motobecane controls exploded view

01 21654 1 right grip grey ribbed
02 19695 1 twist tube metal
03 53413 1 right housing
04 13392 1 screw
05 53512 1 stop light switch holder
06 53415 1 helper spring
07 20960 1 pivot bolt
08 01511 1 nut
09 53414 1 right brake lever chrome
10 22095 1 screw
11 19692 1 throttle slider
12 20025 1 decompressor lever
13 00057 1 washer M6
14 52437 1 screw
15 21157 1 nut
16 21222 1 brake cable adjuster
17 14903 2 cable end adjustable
18 53416 1 decomp lever cover
19 23122 1 cable end
20 16639 1 screw
21 23123 1 choke cable screw
22 53819 1 decomp cable adjuster
25 53412 1 right control assy black #2 to #22
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31 21655 1 left grip grey ribbed
32 01511 1 locknut
33 20960 1 pivot bolt
34 21877 1 helper spring
35 22337 1 left brake lever chrome
36 53417 1 choke lever cover
37 20025 1 choke lever
38 00057 1 washer M6
39 20103 1 screw
40 14322 1 cable end
41 20053 1 choke cable clamp
42 21157 1 nut
43 21222 1 brake cable adjuster
44 14903 1 cable end adjustable
45 21457 1 left housing
46 53382 1 left control assy black #32 to #45
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Other Controls

July 14, 2014

Contents:

Tomos 1991-2007  1. H.R.

Italian Controls     2. Ci.Te.    3. OSL    4. P.V. 

Taiwan Controls   5. General    6. Lazer 

Indian Controls     7. Avanti  

 


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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.

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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 $10 black vinyl octagon with raised dome bumps
223706 throttle twist tube 92-08 Tomos $20
223711 L grip $10 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
027222 pivot bolt $2
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. ControlsCi.Te. Logo

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.

Ci.Te. levers on 1968 Lambretta Lambretino

Ci.Te. levers on 1968 Lambretta Lambretino

Ci.Te. Levers 1

Ci.Te. levers top view
Rt assy no lever $80

Ci.Te. Levers 2

Ci.Te. levers bottom

Ci.Te. and Domino left lever assys

Ci.Te. and Domino left 1

 

 

 

 

 

Ci.Te. and Domino left lever assy 2

Ci.Te. and Domino left 2
both use M6x1 adjusters

Ci.Te. and Domino left lever assy 3

Ci.Te. and Domino left 3
Left: Ci.Te.   N/A
Rt: DB1 no ball end  $45
($35 for ball end)

Ci.Te. and Domino chrome brake levers

Ci.Te. and Domino
chrome brake levers
Ci.Te. has 6mm hole
Domino has 8mm hole
6×8 rings would adapt

Ci.Te. right lever assy on 1970's Zanetti

Ci.Te. right lever assy
on 1965 Zanetti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

OSL left lever assy

OSL left lever assy

OSL left lever assy top side

OSL left lever assy top

OSL left lever assy bottom

OSL lever bottom

OSL left lever assy showing brake light switch plate inside lever

shows brake switch plate inside lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

P.V. LeversAt left are all the PV levers, out of hundreds of Magura, hundreds of Domino, and dozens of Motobecane and Taiwan levers, from 20 old moped shops inventory.

Brake lever     $25
Start lever       $40
Left housing   $45
Right housing  N/A
throttle tube     $7
socket bolt = same as Domino
sliding block = unknown
 

 

 


5. 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.

 


6. Lazer Controls

1977 Lazer Sport 50

1977 Lazer Sport 50

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.

 

6mm thin type levers

Myron’s 6mm thin type levers
Top half (blue), 1970’s Honda CT90 type
Bottom (orange), ’77 Lazer originals

A $35 Honda left assy (brake)
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
N/A 68 CT90 right lever broken

 

 

 

 

 

Lazer left perch

Lazer left perch

Lazer right perch

Lazer right perch

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thin and thick vintage Japanese motorcycle levers

Thin and thick vintage
Japanese levers

Vintage small Honda levers

Vintage small Honda levers, all 5.5 to 6.5mm at the pivot, but different leverage distances, pivot hole diameters, cable hole diameters, perch “stop step” shapes, blade lengths, ball end styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7. Avanti Controls

2000 Avanti Autopower controls

2000 Avanti Autopower

Avanti Autopower controls

2000 Avanti Autopower

2001 Avanti Autopower controls

2001 Avanti Autopower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 Avanti Autopower right control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avanti Mont controls

Avanti Mont left control, Tomos HR right?

2002 Avanti Supersport

2002 Supersport left

Avanti Supersport

Avanti Supersport right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmo Stinger

Cosmo Stinger left

Cosmo Stinger

Cosmo Stinger left

Cosmo Stinger

Cosmo Stinger left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8. 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


Domino

July 14, 2014

 DominoDomino controls (comandi) are made in Italy since the 1950’s. Domino controls are found on most Italian mopeds, such as Arciero, Aspes, Baretta/Piccoli, Beta, Bianchi, Cimatti, Concord/Fantic, Demm, Gadabout, Garelli, Malaguti, Motobecane Sebring, Motomarina, Motron, Negrini, Pacer/Italtelai, Snark, late 80’s Tomos, and Vespa/Piaggio. Other Italian mopeds had PV, OSL, or Ci.Ti controls. Domino has made, and still does make, many other high quality motorcycle controls.  

In the 1980’s Domino part numbers began with “D”. The “D” parts were for sale to the public through independent distributors. Domino also made controls specifically for Vespa, Garelli, and possibly others. Those parts were only sold through Vespa or Garelli dealers. They never did have a Domino part number. Myrons Mopeds made up the “V” and “G” part number prefixes to agree and mesh with the corresponding “D” prefix items and labels. For example the Vespa version of Domino control “DB2” is “VB2”, and the Garelli version is “GB2”.

Domino 1970s chrome levers and controls

Domino “70’s chrome” moped controls:

VB "60s chrome" brake and decomp control silver

VB “60s chrome” brake and decompression control silver

VA "60s chrome" sliding-block throttle and brake control silver (no throttle spring)

VA “60s chrome” sliding-block throttle and brake control silver (no throttle spring) with bottom kill switch mount

Vespa “70’s chrome” (sliding block): In the 1960’s most countries did not require motorcycle control levers to have balls on the ends. These VA and VB “70’s chrome” controls are the same as the VA0 and VB0 “70’s chrome” controls that follow below, except the tips of the brake levers do not have balls. The lever blades are chrome, stamped from sheet metal. The cast aluminum housings are painted silver. The throttle is a sliding block type, where the twist tube (barrel) has a spiral slot that moves a sliding block back and forth. The sliding block also contains a pinch bolt to attach the cable wire. These are for a 1969 to 1977 Vespa Ciao, but there are many other 1960’s Italian mopeds that were equipped with them. And there are other makes of 1960’s Italian levers, such as Ci.Ti, which are similar.

 

Domino DB0 left control

DB0 “70s chrome” brake and start control silver

Domino 70s chrome right throttle and brake control DA0

DA0 “70s chrome” sliding-block throttle and brake control silver (no spring)

Domino “70’s chrome” (sliding block): In the early 70’s US mopeds had Domino “1970’s chrome” levers. The lever blades are chrome, stamped from sheet metal. The cast aluminum housings are painted silver. The throttle is a sliding block type, where the twist tube (barrel) has a spiral slot that moves a sliding block back and forth. The sliding block also contains a pinch bolt to attach the cable wire. So there is no cable end piece needed at the throttle end. This means the throttle cable is “universal” or “single-ended”. On the other hand, these throttles need frequent lubrication (oil or grease), or they become sticky and eventually wear out.

 

DA0 right control with threads for an M5 adjuster on the throttle cable

DA0 Right control with   M5 adjuster threads on the throttle cable

DA0 right control without threads for an M5 adjuster on the throttle cable

DA0 R control without    M5 adjuster threads on the throttle cable

Because the twist tube is steel and the sliding block is aluminum, it’s the sliding block that wears out first, causing further sticking. This earliest version from before 1978, had no flange or provision for a throttle return helper spring on the twist tube.

Some DA0 right controls have an M5 adjuster as a stop for the throttle cable, and some don’t. The kind without an M5 adjuster may be for early 1970’s Vespa Ciao without a right-handlebar engine stop switch. All of the “V” type right controls made by Domino special for Vespa (Piaggio) do not have M5 threads for a throttle cable adjuster. All of the other “D” and “G” types of right controls do have threads for an M5 adjuster.    

 

Domino DB1 left control

DB1 “70s chrome” brake and start control silver

Domino 70s chrome right throttle and brake control DA1

DA1 “70s chrome” throttle & brake control silver (no throttle spring)

Domino “70’s chrome” (sliding block): These controls are exactly the same as the previous ones, except for the grips. The Domino aftermarket controls have different grips or different housing colors than many of the Domino OEM controls. To get the exact style and color, you had to get the part through the moped maker’s parts distributor network, such as a local Garelli dealer. The Domino controls made to order for a particular maker have a part number that begins with the maker initial. V is Vespa, G is Garelli, and C is Cimatti. The Domino aftermarket parts all begin with D. The Marina Mobili part numbers are used here, from the late 1980’s. They were the #1 moped parts importer/distributor in the United States at the time. 

 

Domino 70s chrome right throttle and brake control DA1

DA1 “70s chrome” throttle & brake control silver (no throttle spring)

GB1 "70s chrome" brake and start control silver

GB1 “70s chrome” brake and start control silver

Garelli “70’s chrome” (sliding block): Before 1977, Garelli mopeds had Domino chrome levers with plain silver housings. The right control was a standard Domino DA1, with no assist spring. The left control was like a DB1, except the Garelli start cable hole was bottomless and threaded M6x1. The grips were D21 and D22 “waffle” style. The threaded start cable hole was also used on later Garelli left controls, GB2 (77-80) and D3BM (79-84). 

 

 

 

Domino "70s chrome" wrap-around throttle

CA0 “70s chrome” wrap-around throttle and brake control silver

Domino DB0 left control

DB0 “70s chrome” brake and engine start control silver

Cimatti “70’s chrome” (wrap-around): From 1976-1978 some US mopeds had Domino “1970’s chrome” levers (1976-77 Cimatti City Bike, 1977-78 Rizzato Califfo, others). The lever blades are chrome, stamped from sheet metal. The cast aluminum housings are painted silver in the 1970’s. The left side control is the same, but the right side has a different type of throttle. This “wrap-around” type of throttle winds the end of the cable around part of the twist tube. There is no sliding block, and much less tendency to stick. But wrap-around throttles require a solder end piece on the cable. That makes the throttle cable not universal, since the inner wire exposed length is pre-set by the lead barrel end at the handlebar. That is in addition to the smaller in-line barrel end at the carburetor, making it a “two-ended” or “double-ended” throttle cable. Most modern motorcycles have double ended cables, while bicycles always have single ended. Mopeds can have either or both motorcycle style 2-end, and bicycle style 1-ended cables.

 

Domino DA2 right control

DA2 “70s chrome” sliding-block throttle/brake  black (with spring)

Domino DB2 left control

DB2 “70s chrome” brake and engine start control black

Domino “70’s chrome” (sliding block): From 1978-1984 some US mopeds had Domino “1970’s chrome” levers. The lever blades are chrome, stamped from sheet metal. The cast aluminum housings are painted black. All of these black throttles worked better thanks to the silver-dollar-sized throttle assist spring. The 1978-on housing was longer, and the metal twist tube had more “inner” length. Plus it had a flange with a spring anchor hole. You can see the extra 1/4 inch of length in the housing, just to the left of the hand grip, and just to the right of the twist tube securing screw. That is where the three-loop throttle assist spring goes. All subsequent Domino sliding block throttles had the throttle return assist spring. 

 

Domino DB3 left control

DB4B “70s chrome” brake and engine start control black

Domino DA3 right control

DA4B “70s chrome” sliding-block throttle & brake control black (with throttle spring)

Domino “70’s chrome” (sliding block): These Domino DA3 and DB3 controls are identical to the previous DA2 and DB2 ones, except for the grip style. This and all subsequent Domino sliding block throttles had the throttle return assist spring. These DB4B and DA4B controls do not have M6 threads for adjusters on the brakes, nor the starting clutch cable. The DA4B right control does have M5 throttle cable adjuster threads.

 

 

 

Domino VB0 left control

VB0 “70s chrome” brake and decomp control silver

Domino VA0 right control

VA0 “70s chrome” sliding-block throttle and brake control silver (no throttle spring) with kill switch mount

Vespa “70’s chrome” (sliding block): Up till 1977, Vespa (Piaggio) mopeds had Domino “1970’s chrome” levers  with silver painted housings. These throttles did not have the throttle return assist spring. So they tended to stick easier, especially when they needed lubricant. Instead of a “three finger” start lever, like most other left controls have, these have a “one finger” decompression lever. It does not need to be squeezed hard like the clutch start levers do. The engine starts when the decomp lever is released.  The Vespa VA0 throttle and brake control has a bottom mount for an integrated engine stop button. Both VA0 and VB0 controls have a M6x1 threaded hole for the 6mm brake cable adjusters D29, but not for the decomp.

 

Domino "70s chrome" sliding-block throttle/brk control grey DA2-V (with throttle spring)

VA1 “70s chrome” sliding-block brake and throttle control grey (with spring)

VB0 "70s chrome" brake and decomp control grey

VB1 “70s chrome” brake and decomp control grey

Vespa “70’s chrome” (sliding block): From 1978-1984 Vespa Grande, and from 1980-84 Vespa Si mopeds, without turn signals, had Domino “1970’s chrome” levers with plain grey painted housings. These throttles also had the helper spring, visible just left of the grip. Instead of a “three finger” start lever, Vespa moped left controls have a “one finger” decompression lever. It does not need to be squeezed hard like the clutch start levers do. The engine starts when the decomp lever is released.  Both VA1 and VB1 controls have a M6x1 threaded hole for the 6mm brake cable adjusters D29, but not for the decomp. 

 

GA1, GB1 "70s chrome" diamond controls silver

GA2 “diamond chrome” throttle and brake control silver (with helper spring)

Garelli start cable aftermarket installed

GB2 “diamond chrome” brake and start control silver

Garelli “diamond chrome” (sliding block): From 1977-80 Garelli mopeds, for sale in the US, had Domino chrome levers. The housings were silver with a diamond shaped mount for an integrated switch. The Garelli GA2 throttle had an assist spring. Everything else was the same as the Domino diamond controls, except the Garelli start cable hole was bottomless and threaded M6x1. The grips were D21 and D22 “waffle” style. These were the first controls on mopeds with provisions for integrated switches. From 1977 to 79, Garelli made their own “Garelli oval chrome” switches. Those switches got broken easily when the knob was struck. After about 1981 Garelli mopeds had DA3M, DB3M black diamond controls with CEV “diamond” switches. 

Some important “ifs, and’s, or buts”:

Garelli GB1 control has M6 threaded adjuster on the start cable but not on the brake cable lever is thinner.

Garelli  GB1 silver plain, GB2 silver diamond  and  DA3M, DB3M black diamond long controls had an M6 threaded adjuster on the start cable, but not on the brake cables.

Domino DB1 left control did not have threaded adjusters on either cable

Domino DB0, DB1 silver plain, DB2, DB3, DB4B black left controls did not have M6 threaded adjusters on neither the brake nor the start cable.

All Vespa controls have M6 threaded brake cables but not start cables

Vespa VA, VB, VA0, VB0, VA1, VB1, VA2, VB2 had M6 adjusters on the brakes, but not on the start cable.

With all of the various Domino controls, the question of whether the holes for the cables have a bottom, or are bottomless and threaded, has been confusing moped mechanics for decades. You need to know this when you are missing or changing cables. Now the question finally has a precise, but long answer! (the old answer was “some do and some don’t”)

 

 

Domino "70s chrome" brake and engine start control black DB3

DB3 “diamond chrome” brake and engine start control black

CEV switch 8194 installed

DA3 “diamond chrome” brake and throttle control black

Domino “diamond chrome” (sliding block): From 1978-85 some US mopeds had Domino chrome levers with a diamond shaped mount for an integrated CEV switch. Everything was the same except the black housings had molded in switch mounts. 

Many non-US models do not have brake lights. So their Domino housings don’t have threaded holes for CEV brake light switches. Their Domino “70’s chrome” levers do not come with the plate that pushes the button on the brake light switch. Their lever blades do not have the extra little hole punched in them to anchor the brake light switch plate.

 

DA3M "70s chrome" brake and throttle control (longer levers and grips)

DA3M “diamond long chrome” brake/throttle (longer levers & grips)

DB3M "diamond long chrome" brake and throttle control black (longer levers and grips)

DB3M “diamond long chrome” brake and throttle control black (longer levers and grips)

Domino “diamond long chrome”: From about 1980 to 1986 Garelli Basic mopeds, and some others, had long chrome levers with a diamond shaped mounts molded into the black housing for integrated CEV switches. Everything was the same as the DA3 and DB3 controls, except the start cable had a M6 threaded adjuster, the brake lever blades were longer, 155mm instead of 140 or 145, and the grips were longer, 120mm instead of 105 or 110. People with big hands would probably like these controls better.

 

 

Domino diamond chrome left control grey

VB2 “diamond chrome”
brake/decomp grey

VA2 "diamond chrome" throttle and brake control grey

VA2 “diamond chrome” throttle and brake, grey

Vespa “diamond chrome” (sliding-block): From about 1977-80 Vespa Bravo mopeds equipped with turn signals had these controls.   Like other Vespa “V” controls, both VB2 and VA2 “diamond” controls have a M6x1 threaded hole for the 6mm brake cable adjusters D29, but not for the decomp cable.

 

 

 

 

 

Domino diamond chrome left control grey

VB2 “diamond chrome”
brake/decomp control grey

CEV switch 8191 on Domino square right control

VA2S “square chrome” sliding-block brake and throttle control (with assist spring)

Vespa “square chrome” (sliding-block): From about 1978-84 Vespa Grande mopeds equipped with turn signals had these controls. The Domino “diamond chrome” left brake and decomp control housed a CEV diamond horn button switch. The Domino “square chrome” right brake and throttle control housed a CEV square engine stop and turn signal switch. So the buttons were reachable with the thumbs without letting go of the grips. These throttles had the helper return spring, so they always snapped back when you let go. Both VA2S and VB2 controls have a M6x1 threaded hole for the 6mm brake cable adjusters D29, but not for the decomp. 

 

 

VB3 70's chrome brake and decomp control silver

VB3 “diamond chrome”
brake/decomp control silver

 

Vespa “diamond chrome” (sliding-block): This VB3 left control is exactly like the VB2 control, used on Vespa Bravo with turn signals and Grande with turn signals. It also has M6 threads for the brake cable. The only difference is it is silver, not dark grey. It could be for another Italian “variator” type of moped, like with a Minarelli V2 or C2 engine, or a Morini M101 engine. There are not very many of those. For now it is an “orphan”, a lonely control without a bike to go on.

 

 

DA5 "diamond chrome" throttle and brake control black

DA5 “diamond chrome”
throttle/brake control black

 

 

Domino “diamond chrome” (sliding-block): This early 1980’s Domino DA5 black diamond right control is like a late 1970’s Domino DA3 black diamond right control, except for two things. The grip is a D21B “basketball texture”, not a D21R “ribbed”. Both the throttle and brake cables have threaded adjusters, M5 and M6. Since the early 1980’s, Domino has made all their moped controls with threads for cable adjusters, aka adjustable cable stops. This was the earliest Domino aftermarket control with threaded adjusters on all cables. The corresponding left DB5 control would have M6 adjusters on the brake and start cables, to match. No photo is available.

 

 

Domino Chrome

Dom#  pic#      description               price        applications or comments
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D1     26  sliding block Domino 70’s        $18  aka throttle slider, new, correct and well made
D2     27  pinch bolt Domino 70’s            $3
D3     28  barrel clamp screw                $3  aka twist tube securing screw
D4     25  barrel spacer (not nec.)        n.a.  helps reduce friction from grip
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 Note: D5, D5A, D5B, G5D have M5 threads for an adjuster. V5K, V5D, V5P, V5S do not have M5 threads.
D5     17  R plain housing silver              n.a  for DA0, DA1, used, shorter for no helper spring, no M6 brake threads
D5A   17  R plain housing black               n.a  for DA2, used, longer for helper spring, no M6 brake threads
D5B   18  R diamond housing black         n.a for DA3, new, longer for helper spring, no M6 brake threads
V5K        R Vespa Kill sw. housing silver    n.a. for VA, VA0, for no spr, 128585 Ciao w/sigs, M6 brake threads
V5D        R Vespa Diamond housing grey   n.a. for VA2, for spring, 163242 Bravo w/sigs, M6 brake threads
V5P        R Vespa Plain housing gray       n.a.  for VA1, used, for spring, 307154 Grande no signals, M6 brake threads
V5S        R Vespa Square housing gray    $45  for VA2S, used, for spring, 307250 Grande w/sigs, M6 brake threads
G5D       R Garelli Diamond housing silver n.a. for GA2, used, for spring, for 1977-80 Garelli, no M6 brake threads
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1+2 D6A spring type with flange 3+4 D6 no-spring type, no flange

1+2 D6A spring type with flange
3+4 D6 no-spring type, no flange

 1. D20 brake lever with D11 spring, D23 brake plate, and D9 tube 2. D19 start lever with D12 spring and D9A tube

1. D20 brake lever, D11 spring, D10 brake plate, and D9 tube
2. D19 start lever, D12 spring, no brake light plate, and D9A tube

In most illustrated parts lists, the Domino D6 throttle barrel, aka twist tube, is shown as the only type. The illustrations were made years earlier when the D6A spring type did not exist. This has caused confusion that perpetuated into future parts pictures. For example, in the greyscale picture above, the D6 older twist tube is shown, when it should be a D6A with a flange. A D6 has nothing to hook the D23 assist spring onto. 
 
 
 
 
 
D6     20  throttle barrel no spring type  $10  no flange, aka twist tube
D6A   35  throttle barrel spring type      $10  longer “inside”, has flange w/spring hole
D7     14  nut M6 flange                        $1  M6 x 1.0
D8     12  pivot bolt M6 for brake           $2  M6 x 1.0 x 25 slot head
D9     22  steel tube bushing brake         $8  about 6x8x12mm tube
D9A   21  steel tube bushing start          $8  about 6x8x10mm tube
D10   33  brake lite actuating plate         $5  R or L round tab snaps into small hole in lever
D11   24  spring R/L brake return          $12 can be for a long type start lever
D12   23  spring start lever return         $10 can be for a brake lever
D13   24  pivot bolt M6 for start             $3  M6 x 1.0 x 23 slot head
D14     6  cable holdfast/socket bolt        $4
D15   15  clamping bolt lock tube           $6  this cone digs into the bar move over to make tight
D16   16  R clamping bolt 6mm allen       $1  M6 x 18 allen
D17   16  L clamping bolt 6mm allen       $1  M6 x 20 allen
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1. Domino 2. Domino 3. Domino

1. L housing silver, made for Garelli  G18
2. L housing silver, for aftermarket  D18
3. L housing silver, made for Vespa  V18

Three of four possible combinations of left control styles exist in Myrons parts department. From this view you can see that some of the cable holes have slotted bottoms, and some are slotted bottomless threaded. The threaded holes require M6 threaded adjustable cable stops, aka M6 adjusters . The holes with bottoms do not need cable stops. On those the bottom of the hole is the cable stop.

With the dozens of Italian moped brands, it is likely that some will use each of these three types. There might even be a fourth type (both threaded) somewhere. So far only the Domino controls for Garelli and Vespa brands are known and documented here. More will follow…

1. 2. 3.

1. L housing grey, made for Vespa  V18P
2. L housing black, for aftermarket  D18C
3. L housing black, made for Vespa? V18A

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. V18DG 2. D18B 3. G18DB

1. L diamond housing grey, for Vespa  V18DG 
2. L diamond housing black, aftermarket D18B
3. L diamond housing black, for Garelli  G18DB

 
 
 
Here are three black diamond left housings, each with different cable hole styles. They look the same from a distance. But the presence or absence of the threads for the adjustable cable stop, can make the left and right sides look the same, or be mismatched at the cable ends.
 
Left, the Vespa “V” type always has the brake hole threaded only.
Middle, the aftermarket type “D” always has neither hole threaded.
Right, the Garelli “G” type always has the start hole threaded only.  
D18B and G18DB have M8 threaded mirror holes, but not V18DG. 
 
 
D18     2  L Domino plain housing silver    $20  for DB0, DB1, no M6 brake or start cable threads
G18         L Garelli plain housing silver     $20  for GB1, pre-77 Garelli,  M6 start cable threads only
V18         L Vespa plain housing silver      $20  for VB, VB0, Vespa 147740 Ciao no sigs, M6 brake cable threads only
V18A      L Vespa plain housing black      $20  for     ??                    , M6 brake cable threads only
D18C      L plain housing black no hole     $20  for     ??                   , no M6 brake or start cable threads
D18A      L plain housing black w/hole     $20  for DB2, DB4B, no M6 brake or start cable threads
D18B 19 L diam. housing black w/hole    $20  for DB3, no M6 brake cable or start cable threads
V18P      L Vespa Plain housing gray        $30  for VB1 Vespa 307153 Grande no signals, M6 brake threads only
V18D     L Vespa Diamond housing silver $30  for VB3 left control, for Vespa  ???, M6 brake threads only            
V18DG   L Vespa Diamond housing gray  $25  for VB2, Vespa 307248 Grande w/signals, M6 brake threads only
G18D     L Garelli Diamond housing silver $25  for GB2, 77-80 Garelli , M6 start cable threads only
G18DB   L Garelli Diamond housing black $25  for GB3, 80-84 Garelli , M6 start cable threads only
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D19     7  lever start/clutch blade only   $15
V19         lever blade only Vespa decomp $20  good used
D20A    lever R/L blade only no ball      $25  good used
D20   5A  lever R/L blade only w/ball      $12  
D20M      lever R/L long blade w/ball      n.a. for DA3M, DB3M “long chrome” 
Dlev        lever  assy D20+D9+D10+D11  $25  or $15-20 for used
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D21         R grip 25mm ID “waffle” style   $15  original vintage Domino grip
D21R  3  R grip 25mm ID “ribbed” style   n.a.  original vintage Domino grip
D21A       R grip 25mm ID “knobby” style  n.a. original vintage Domino grip
D21B       R grip 25mm ID “texture” style $15  used orig. vintage Domino grip
D21M      R grip 25mm ID 120 mm long    n.a.  for DA3M “long chrome” 
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D22          L grip 22mm ID “waffle” style    $8  original vintage Domino grip
D22R  4  L grip 22mm ID “ribbed” style  $6  original vintage Domino grip
D22A       L grip 22mm ID “knobby” style  n.a. original vintage Domino grip
D22B       L grip 22mm ID “texture” style  n.a.  original vintage Domino grip
D22M      L grip 22mm ID 120 mm long    n.a.  for DB3M “long chrome” 
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D23   34  throttle return spring 3-loop     $4
D24   11  adjuster M5  w/nut                 $2  for all Domino controls throttle cables
D25        cover                                    see Switches
D26        cover screws (2)                    see Switches
D29       cable adjuster M6  w/nut      see Cable PartsA3a   for Vespa brake cables, and Garelli start cables
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Complete control assemblies, not including switch, maybe with grips, new and used:
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VA      R control assy,  Vespa  plain, silver, for kill switch, brk/throttle, no balls, no spring   n.a.
VB      L control assy,  Vespa  plain, silver, “70’s chrome” brk/decomp, no balls on levers  n.a.
DA0    R control assy, Domino plain, silver, sliding-block, brake/throttle, no assist spring   n.a.  
DB0    L control assy, Domino plain, silver, “70’s chrome” rear brake and starting clutch  $50  or $30-40 used
CA0    R control assy, Cimatti plain, silver, wrap-around, brake/throttle, no assist spring  $75  good used
VA0    R control assy,  Vespa  plain, silver, for kill switch, brake/throttle, no assist spring   n.a.  
VB0    L control assy,  Vespa  plain, silver, “70’s chrome” brake and decompression lever $65  or $45-50 used
DA1    R control assy, Domino plain, silver, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring   n.a.  
DB1    L control assy, Domino plain, silver, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever $45  or $30-40 used
GB1    L control assy, Garelli plain, silver, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever $45  or $30-40 used
DA2    R control assy, Domino plain, black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring    n.a.
DB2    L control assy, Domino plain, black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever $45  new
DA4B  R control assy, Domino plain, black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring    $80  new
DB4B  L control assy, Domino plain, black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever $45   new
VA1    R control assy,  Vespa  plain,  grey, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring     n.a.
VB1    L control assy,  Vespa  plain,  grey, “70’s chrome” brake and decompression lever $60  or $40-50 used
DA3    R control assy Dom diamond black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring    n.a.  
DB3    L control assy Dom diamond black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever $45  new
DA3M R control assy Dom diamond black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring     n.a. long lever/grip
DB3M L control assy Dom diamond black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever  n.a. long lever/grip
GA2   R control assy Garelli diamond silver sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring  $70 good used
GB2   L control assy Garelli diamond silver “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch        $45  good used
VA2    R control assy Vespa square,  grey, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring    $70  good used only
VB2    L control assy Vespa diamond grey “70’s chrome” brake and decompression lever $55  or $35-45 used

 

Domino “80’s black” moped controls:

 
DB7K "80s black" brake and start control

DB7K Domino “mid-80s” brake and start control

DA7K Domino "80s black" throttle and brake control

DA7K Domino “mid-80s” throttle and brake control

Domino “mid-80’s black” (sliding block): From about 1985-88 some mopeds had Domino “80’s black” controls. The lever blades are black plastic. The cast aluminum housings are black, and have a large space for integrated CEV switches. The sliding block (throttle slide) and steel twist tube (throttle barrel) with flange for the helper spring, are the same as the earlier “70’s chrome”. The Domino grips are the smooth octagon style of the mid-1980’s. 

Garelli mopeds 1985-88 had DA7K, DB7K, “octagon” grips.
Tomos mopeds 1986-91 had DA7K, DB8K, “octagon” grips.
Trac mopeds 1985-1989 had DA7K, DB7K, “octagon” grips.

 

DB8K Domino "90's black" left brake-only control

DB8K Domino “late-80’s”  brake-only control

DA8K Domino "90s black" throttle and brake control

DA8K Domino “late-80s” throttle and brake control

Domino “late-80’s black” (sliding block): From about 1987-early 1990’s some mopeds had Domino “90’s black” controls. The lever blades are black plastic. The cast aluminum housings are black, and have a large space for integrated CEV switches. The twist tube (throttle barrel) is black plastic, for less friction. The D1L  sliding block is different than the previous Domino D1 sliding blocks. The Domino grips are the “texture” style of the early 1990’s.

Derbi mopeds 1987-89 had a DA8K right, and like a DB8K left but with a small decomp lever, and “texture” grips.
 

 

Domino Black

Dom#  pic#      description                  price        applications or comments
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D21K   3  R grip “octagon” style                $15  black vinyl squarish-octagon smooth
D21L       R grip “texture” style                  $15  black vinyl like a basketball texture
D6A         throttle twist tube metal            $10  early 80’s type, uses D1 sliding block
D6L         throttle twist tube plastic                   late 80’s type, uses D1L sliding block
D22K   4  L grip “octagon” style                $10  black vinyl squarish-octagon smooth
D22L       L grip “texture” style                  $10  black vinyl like a basketball texture
D5K     5  R housing brake/throttle                    for DA7K 85-91 Tomos 85-on Garelli
D5L         R hous. brk/throt/choke                     for DA8K 84-88 Derbi 84-88 Trac
D18L   6  L housing brake only                          for DB8K 85-91 Tomos
D18K       L housing brake/start                        for DB7K 85-on Garelli 86-89 Derbi 84-88 Trac
D20KR 7  R lever black plastic                   $14  smooth black plastic
D20KL  8  L lever black plastic                   $14  says Domino underside of lever
D1       9  sliding block for metal twist tube see above  mid-80’s type, uses D1 sliding block
D1L     9  sliding block for plastic twist tube  $12  late-80’s type, uses D1L sliding block
D3     10  screw that holds twist tube      see above
D23   11  throttle helper spring 3-loop      see above
D2L   12  pinch bolt for sliding block            $7
D15   13  cone that wedges into bar        see above
D16   14  clamp bolt M6                        see above
D8     15  pivot bolt                              see above
D11K  16  brake helper spring R&L               $4
D7     17  nut for pivot bolt M6-flange      see above
D29   18  adjuster M6 for brake cables         $4
D24   19  adjuster M5 for throt&choke    see above
D14K  20  brake cable socket bolt               $3
D35    21  choke lever                               $10
D36          choke lever holdfast                   $3  has a step, 7-to-8 mm, unlike all others
D37          choke lever retaining rivet          n.a.  must drill and tap
D19K  22  start lever                                $20
…             start parts same as brake lever
 
 

Here are the two different Domino sliding blocks, shown with two different views. At left is the 1970’s to mid-80’s Domino type, part number D1. At right is the late-80’s and 90’s Domino type, part number D1L. The older D1 kind is wider, and the “tongue” that slides in the spiral groove of the twist tube is narrower than the D1L kind. Currently the D1 is scarce at Myrons, and elsewhere. The D1L is available, but not many US mopeds had that. You can’t substitute a D1L for a D1, even grinding the tongue, because it is narrower, and will cock sideways and stick. When a sliding block throttle sticks, of course, you first put oil on it. When the “tongue” wears down, one side gets rubbed, and it gets thinner, causing the throttle to stick.

 

 

 

 


Magura Controls

July 14, 2014

Magura 1975 logo

German flagMagura was founded in 1893 by inventor Gustav Magenwirth as a manufacturer of gasoline motors, hydraulic press pumps and water pressure devices. Since 1923 in Bad Urach, Germany, they have produced handlebars and handlebar controls for mopeds and motorcycles. They are an industry leader, and still produce handlebar controls for all major makes. Since the 1970s, the company has also made many products for the bicycle industry. The name Magura is from Magenwirth and Urach. The logo is from a rotary rack developed in 1930.

Magura is the most common brand of moped controls. There are two main types, the Magura “Wrap Around”, where the throttle cable wire wraps around and attaches to the twist tube, and the Magura “Sliding Block”, where the throttle cable attaches to a block that slides in a spiral slot in the twist tube.

Magura Moped Controls 


Sears Allstate throttle control

Sears Allstate right control

Sears Allstate left control

Sears Allstate left control

Magura “Open Wrap Around” silver controls are used on 1950’s and 1960’s Puch, Tomos, Sears Allstate, and many others. Some are cast aluminum levers, and some are folded sheet aluminum.

Most of these did not have threaded holes for brake light switches.

Ball-end levers began in the 1970’s, for safety.  

 


Magura late open wrap around right control

Magura late open wrap around right control

Magura black left

Left black housing,
both start cable and
brake cable holes are
plain with bottoms

Magura “Open Wrap Around” black controls were on 1980’s Euro models, but not on US models.

Like the other Magura wrap around throttle controls, the twist tube has a groove that locks onto a tab in the housing. The two are locked together first, then slid onto the handlebar. Once on the handlebar they cannot become separated.

These have a plain hole with bottom, for the brake cable. Most do not have a hole for the a brake light switch.

 

 


Peugeot or Not Peugeot: There are two ways to stop the brake cables. The Peugeot way is to have 6mm threaded bottomless holes in the housings with 6mm adjusters stopping the cables. The non-Peugeot way is to have the housings stop the cables (or the inline Magura-type adjuster) with a slotted recess (hole with a bottom) instead of threads. You can convert to Peugeot style by drilling and tapping to M6-1.0 thread. But there is almost no adjustment range (because most of the hole is already too big, 7mm).

Magura wrap around throttle illustration

Magura right control
(with choke trigger)
plain with bottom
for no adjuster or
Magura type adjuster

Magura wrap around throttle threaded brake hole

Magura right control
(with choke trigger)
threaded M6-1.0 for
brake cable adjuster

Magura left housing versions

Brake cable hole versions:
L, threaded bottomless hole (Peugeot)
R, plain hole with bottom (non-Peugeot)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Magura wrap around silver housing

Magura right housing
with brake switch hole,
brake cable hole is plain with bottom

Magura left control Tomos 213706

Magura left control for
Tomos (no start lever),
no brake switch hole,
brake cable hole is
plain with bottom

Magura “Wrap Around” silver controls are used on 1970’s Batavus, Colombia, Flandria, Foxi, Flying Dutchman, Hercules, JC Penney, Kreidler, KTM, Kynast, Murray, Odyssey, Puch, Sachs, Sears, Sparta, 74-85 Tomos, and others. These US models all had threaded holes for brake light switches. Most Euro and Canada models did not have brake light switch holes. 

The brake cable holes on both sides have two versions, M6 threaded bottomless (Peugeot style), or 7mm plain hole with bottom (non-Peugeot style). 

These controls on US models all had ball-end levers except for Sears Free Spirit.

 

 


Magura-clone right control

Magura-clone right control

Magura-clone left control

Magura-clone left control
no start lever (Tomos type)

Magura-clone “Wrap Around” black controls are used on 1979-85 Tomos Silver Bullet. They are made in Yugoslavia to be Magura-compatible. 

Black Magura Levers

Magura-clone levers

The brake cable holes are 7mm plain with bottoms. 

 

 

 

 


Magura late silver left control

Magura late left control

Magura late silver right control

Magura late right control
shown with no grip

 

Magura “Late Wrap Around” silver controls are used on 1980’s Colombia, Hercules, Murray, Puch, Sachs, 79-83 Trac, and others. The housings are thicker and less rounded. The left has a mirror hole. US models had threaded holes for brake light switches. But most Euro and Canada models did not have brake light switch holes. In these photos you cannot tell if there are brake switch holes or not.

The brake cable holes on both sides have two versions, M6 threaded bottomless (Peugeot style), or 7mm plain hole with bottom (non-Peugeot style). 

 


Magura late black right control

Magura late right control

Magura late black left control

Magura late left control

Magura late black Tomos right control

Magura late right control
Tomos A3 choke button

Magura “Late Wrap Around” black controls are used on 80-83 Puch Maxi, 80-85 Sachs (Hercules) and others.

The brake cable holes are 7mm plain with bottoms. 

 

 

 


Puch-Magura “Sliding Block” black, used on 78-86 Puch deluxe models. 

Most of these are the early, common kind with a screw on the slider holding holding the cable wire. The cable wire itself has no upper end piece. It  takes a “universal” or “single ended” throttle cable.

Some of these are the late, uncommon kind with no screw on the slider. Instead the cable wire has an upper end piece 3mm “inline barrel” soldered onto it. The cable is specific to that set-up, and is “double ended”.

The brake cable holes are 7mm plain with bottoms.

Puch Magura sliding block controls

Puch Magura sliding block black controls

Magura slide throttle late (no screw on slider) and early (screw on slide)

Left: Slider with a pinch screw for Puch 1978-83
models Maxi Luxe, Newport, Sport, Magnum
(takes a single-ended throttle cable)
Right: Slider with no pinch bolt for Puch 1984-86
all models. Housing has a slot for cable.
(takes a double-ended throttle cable)

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Magura Brake Levers

1970’s-80’s Magura-type Brake Levers

Magura Brake Levers (blades):

1  1a, 2a
 folded aluminum 1960’s original “no ball”
2  1d, 2d  folded aluminum 1980’s original “late”
3  1b, 2b  folded aluminum 1970’s original “early”
4  1e, 2e    cast aluminum 1980’s original
5  1g, 2g  folded aluminum 1980’s clone black
6  1f,  2f     cast aluminum 2000’s aftermarket

 

 

 

Magura levers late and early

Magura levers left-late, right-early

It is a subtle difference, but side by side you can see there are two different folded aluminum original Magura levers. The 1980’s “late” right lever, on the left, is longer and straighter than the 1970’s “early” left lever, on the right. When they are not side by side, it is really hard to notice. 

At some time around 1980, the folded aluminum levers changed from “early” to “late”. At around that same time, the grip style changed and the housing color changed from silver to black. When the 1970’s parts ran out, moped dealers replacement parts were replenished with the 1980’s versions. So even back in 1984, sometimes customers had to settle for a black housing instead of silver, or a longer lever instead of a short one. 

 

 


1970’s -80’s Magura Parts

#  part #  price      description
00a 101452 $70 right control assy 70’s Magura silver, no grip
00a 118771 $40  left  control assy 70’s Magura silver, no grip
01a 000000 N/A lever used left folded alum. no ball straightened
01b 412501 N/A lever new left folded aluminum early
01c 412501 $25 lever used left folded aluminum early straightened

01d 412501 N/A lever new left folded aluminum late (longer)
01e 412811 $45 lever used  left cast aluminum original
01f 000000 N/A lever new left cast aluminum aftermarket
01g 000000 $25 lever and bolt new left folded alum. Mag.-clone black
02a 000000 $40 lever used right folded aluminum no ball straightened
02b 760169 $20 lever new right folded aluminum early
02c 760169 $40 lever used right folded aluminum early straightened
02d 760169 N/A lever new right folded aluminum late (longer)
02e 414961 $30 lever used right cast aluminum original
02f 000000 $15 lever new right cast aluminum aftermarket
02g 000000 $25 lever and bolt new right folded alum. Mag.-clone black
03a 494240 $20 choke/decomp trigger original, locks-in off bar
03a 494240 $35 choke trigger and spring for early Tomos A3
03b 494240 $$8 choke/decomp trigger replacement, locks-in off bar
04a 309631 $45 twist tube good used, no grip (cable loads from front)
04b 000000 $25 twist tube new Magura-clone (cable loads from back)
05a 055368 $02 insert piece to make throttle stick (slightly)
06a 760014 $02 pivot bolt  Magura 6-to-5 mm
06b 000000 $05 pivot bolt  6 mm for drilled or Magura-clone levers
07a 000000 $01 pivot bolt nut M5 plastic original
07b 000000 $01 pivot bolt nut M5 metal nylock
08a 412871 $07 lever return spring left
08b 000000 $04 return spring right or left clone-type
09a 415771 $03 lever return spring right
10a 401590 $02 clamping screw M6x16 slot head
10b 055369 $02 clamping screw M6x16 allen head (Peugeot)
11a 052551 $04 socket bolt  aka cable anchor/adapter
12a 000000 $10 left used housing silver
12b 000000 $12 left used housing silver no start lever (74-85 Tomos)
12c 000000 $35 left used housing silver threaded (Peugeot)
12d 000000 $15 left used housing black
12e 000000 $22 left used housing late black with mirror hole
13a 000000 $40 right new housing late silver
13b 309900 $40 right used housing silver with notch (74-85 Tomos)
13c 309900 $35 right used housing silver
13d 000000 N/A right used housing silver threaded (Peugeot)
13e 000000 $30 right new housing clone black w/notch (74-85 Tomos)
13f 309900  $35 right new housing late black
14a 055358 $02 left new grip black ribbed
14b 414310 $15 left used grip black waffle
15a 055364 $20 right new grip black ribbed
15b 414300 $30 right used grip black waffle
16a 000520 $14 start lever new black plastic with screw
16b 305991 $35 start lever used aluminum long w/screw (Puch 2-spd)
17a 425030 $02 start cable pinch screw 4mm
18a 454890 $03 start lever pivot pin
18b 000000 $01 substitute screw M4x20
19a 430100 $10 lever substitute for choke/decomp trigger #3
20a 123961 N/A right control assy used slide-type black
21a 311800 $25 right housing new Puch slide-type black no slot
21b 000000 $25 right housing used Puch late-type black with slot
22a 454660 N/A pin that holds twist tube
23a 000000  $3 screw for sliding block (some 78-83 Puch)
24a 311680 N/A sliding block screw type (some 78-83 Puch)
24b 000000 N/A sliding block late no screw (all 84-86 Puch)
25a 311710 $30 twist tube used Magura slide-type plastic)
30a 000000 $20 start lever only left control (Sachs 505 foot brake)
31a 000000 $30 parking brake left control (Tomos 3-wheel moped)

 

 

 

 

 

Magura start lever only

30. Magura start lever only
for Sachs 505 (foot brake)

Magura parking brake left control

31. Magura parking brake control
for Tomos 3-wheel moped

Magura parking brake lever inside views

31. Magura parking brake
top-normal, bottom-park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Service Information

Magura Wrap-Around Throttle

As mentioned above, the pieces snap together, but only when removed from the handlebar.

Twist tube: The throttle housing has a tongue that goes into a groove in the twist tube. The two pieces are first locked together while off the handlebar, and then slid on as a unit. Then the twist tube is kept from moving sideways. 

Thumb trigger: Not all mopeds have this, but all the wrap-around housings have a provision for it. This is also called a choke lever or a decomp lever. The trigger has half-circle-shaped posts that slide into slots in the throttle housing, but only when off the handlebar, and in the “squeezed past max” position. Once on, the handlebar prevents it from detaching.

Tomos A3 auto choke thumb button: This button, when pushed in, lets the throttle cable go all the way slack for cold starting.  When it is not pushed in, it allows the cable to stay a little taut for normal idling. Idle speed is adjusted by the tightness of the throttle cable, at the handlebar by the Magura type cable adjuster.

Installing a throttle cable on a Magura wrap around type throttle

Installing a throttle cable on a Magura wrap around throttle

 

Installing a throttle cable: With an original Magura twist tube, the cable installs from the outer side, just behind the grip. Turn the grip forward to the closed position. Locate where the cable end is. Peel the flange of the grip there back with your thumb, and hold it there. With the other hand, place the sideways barrel end of the throttle cable into the cavity. Lay the wire over the ridge, and wrap it around the curved guide. When pulled taut it should fall into it’s groove. The throttle should pull the wire and move free.

With a Magura-clone twist tube, the cable installs from the inner side. So the twist tube has to be removed. That means the whole throttle has to be removed from the handlebar. But the cable is more protected.  

 

 

How to install the throttle cable:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restoring a worn groove

Restoring a worn groove

 

Restoring a damaged groove: The curved cable guide groove can become worn in the middle. It can be so bad that the throttle feels like a hack saw, the way it makes a ripping sound, has a rough feel, and sticks sometimes. It cuts through cables. The cause of the worn groove is lack of lubrication. Moped cables and controls need oil occasionally.

The remedy is to re-cut the bottom of the curved guide. The best tool is a masonry hack saw blade. It has the exact width and round shape. The linear saw is moved in a curved motion. The bottom of the channel is visually checked every few strokes, to see what areas need more cutting.

 

Magura throttle brake and choke cable exposed lengths

Tri-Flow lubricant

 

Lubrication: Lube the cables and controls with a drip oil, like 3-in-1 or Tri Flow or any high tech lubricant. Tri Flow is thin so it penetrates in and clings to metal, like WD40. But after awhile when most of the liquid drys up, it leaves behind microscopic Teflon particles embedded in the metal surface.   

Making custom cables: Here are the distances of the exposed cable wires, for Magura wrap-around type moped controls.