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July 13, 2012

 Lem Motor   Lem            made in Italy by Lem Motor     Minarelli or Morini engines

Lem began in 1973, at Lippo di Calderara, near Bologna, Italy. They made mopeds, scooters and mini bikes. In 1983 LEM motor’s production plant was moved to the present location of Kola Predosa, Italy, another nearby town. Since the 1980’s, LEM, like Italjet, has specialized in off road and racing motocross motorcycles for children. Since the late 1990’s Lem has been the world leader in that industry.

1976 Lem Chembol Raid

1976 Lem Chembol Raid
Morini 4-spd engine

1978 Lem Pratikal

1978 Lem Pratikal Kit
Minarelli V1 engine

1977 Lem Pizeta

1977 Lem Pizeta
Minarelli V1 engine

All 3 of these early Lem moped models say “Chembol” on the front fender. 

 

 

 

 

 

1980's Lem Stratos

1980’s Lem Stratos
Minarelli 4-spd engine
different frame than 70’s

1978 Lem Pratikal

1978 Lem Pratikal
long seat version
Morini MO-2 engine

 

1970’s Lem monotrave frames can be identified by the 45mm clamp-on pop-up gas lid facing the right, the shape of the rear rack bars, the style of shocks and shock mounts, plus the cone taper under the seat. The 1970’s Italtelai tubone frame, looks like the Lem but has no taper cone, allowing for a very low seat. 

 

 

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Info F. Morini

Info F. Morini

F. Morini         made in Italy by LEM Motor          Morini MO-1 or MO-2

F. Morini Chembol

F. Morini Chembol

F. Morini gas tank

F. Morini

F. Morini (Lem) with Morini MO2 engine

F. Morini Chembol
Morini MO2 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lem MotorLem Motor  makes the F. Morini line, a trade name made by the importer and US distributor, Herdan Corporation, Port Clinton, PA. Long lasting Herdan (aka Hermy’s) is still in business importing Italian motorcycle parts and accessories. Note that F. Morini is NOT the engine maker, Franco Morini Motori, nor the world famous motorcycle maker, Moto Morini.

1978 Morini Chembol aka LEM Pratikal

1978 F. Morini Chembol
aka LEM Pratikal

LEM Pratikal ID plate

1978 F. Morini ID plate

1980 F. Morini Chembol Morini MO-1 engine

1980 F. Morini Chembol
Morini MO-1 engine
aka Lem Pizeta

The F. Morini Chembol (Lem Pratikal) and the Safari 300MT, Safari Cobra, and Safari MZV have the same frame, fork and fenders. See Lem above. 

The F. Morini Chembol Mini (Lem Pizeta) is the same as ?

 

 

PV controlsF. Morini Components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, clamp-on pop-up gas lid, 10 x 1 male gas valve, 12 tooth front sprocket (this version does), and a all-cast iron cylinder (unlike most which are iron sleeve with aluminum fins). The red one with solo seat has PV levers with black plastic blades and Grimeca wheels, while the green one with long seat has Domino levers/controls with chrome lever blades and Bernardi wheels.

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