Domino Controls

July 14, 2014

updated 2020-03

Contents: 1. Domino 70’s chrome
Contents: 2. Domino 70’s chrome Vespa
Contents: 3. Domino 70’s chrome Garelli
Contents: 4. Domino 80’s chrome

Contents: 5. Domino 70’s – 80’s parts

Contents: 6. Domino 80’s black
Contents: 7. Domino 90’s black

 

Domino

Domino 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.  

Domino 1970s chrome levers and controls

Myrons Stained Glass Window shows all Domino parts in 2014.

MMI Part Numbers: In the 1980’s the biggest USA moped part importer/distributor Marina Mobili Inc assigned Domino part numbers that began with “D”. The “D” parts were for sale to the public through all moped dealers. Domino also made controls specifically for Vespa and Garelli. Those parts were only sold through Vespa or Garelli dealers. They never did have a MMI 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 left control “DB0” is “VB0”, and the Garelli version is “GB0”.

Families: The control parts are organized into families, based on their style and the way the cables attach.

Brake light switch holes: Many non-US models do not have brake lights. So their Domino housings don’t have threaded holes for brake light switches. Their Domino “70’s chrome” levers do not come with the inner push 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 inner push plate. Here all of the housings and levers are for US-models with a brake light, unless noted.

Prices: Like with elsewhere in this website, a bright green price color means the item is new. A dark green price color means the item is used. Used items are in good or usable condition unless stated otherwise.

 


1. Domino “70’s chrome”

Controls in this “70’s chrome” family all have cable holes that are threadless with bottoms. “70’s chrome” means the brake levers appear to be chrome. The 60’s ones are chrome-plated steel, but the 70’s levers are actually polished stainless steel, like silverware. They are stamped (formed) from sheet metal.

Wrap-around type throttle: Some 1970’s Domino right controls for mopeds have the wrap-around type throttle. The “double-ended” throttle cable inner wire has a soldered-on end piece that attaches to the twist tube. The cable wire wraps around the twist tube. The throttle cable exits perpendicular to the handlebar.

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

DAo sliding block

Sliding-block type throttle: Most 1970’s Domino right controls for mopeds are the sliding-block type. The “universal” or “single-ended” throttle cable inner wire has no upper end piece. It attaches to sliding block with a small pinch screw. The twist tube (barrel) has a spiral slot that moves the sliding block sideways when the tube is rotated. The throttle cable exits parallel to the handlebar.

These throttles need occasional lubrication (oil or grease), or they become sticky and eventually wear out. Because the twist tube is steel and the sliding block is aluminum, it’s the sliding block that wears out the most. Even with lubrication, a worn sliding block causes the throttle to stick, where it does not snap back when you let go. After 1978, they had a helper spring on the twist tube. This made them not stick as much, or not at all.

 


MMI#  price  000    description  00000    color  ooooo specs
DA
  n.a.-00  R control assy, plain,    silver, sliding-block, brake/throttle, no assist spring, no ball on lever end     
DB  n.a.-00  L control assy, plain,    silver, “70’s chrome” rear brake and starting clutch, no ball on lever end

 

1. Domino “60’s chrome” (sliding block) DB, DA:
(not shown) Same as DB0, DA0 except there are no balls on the tips of the levers.

 

 


DA0  n.a.-00  R control assy, plain,    silver, sliding-block, brake/throttle, no assist spring     
DB0  $50-35  L control assy, plain,    silver, “70’s chrome” rear brake and starting clutch

Domino 70s chrome right throttle and brake control DA0

DA0 “70s chrome” silver (no spring)

Domino DB0 left control

DB0 “70s chrome” silver

2. Domino “70’s chrome” (sliding block) DB0, DA0:
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 DB0, DA0 controls had ribbed grips up to the late 1970’s. After about 1977 the same controls had waffle grips and were called DB1, DA1. 

 

 

 

Domino "70s chrome" wrap-around throttle

DW0 “70s chrome” wrap-around throttle and brake control silver

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

DB0 “70s chrome” brake and start control silver

Domino “70’s chrome” (wrap-around) DB0, DW0:
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 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) DB1, DA1:
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 and G is Garelli. 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 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) DB2, DA2:
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 "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) DB3, DA3:
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. 

DA, DA0, DA1, DA2 and DA3 throttles all have a threadless bottomed throttle cable hole.

 

 

 

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) DB4B, DA4B:
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 “70’s chrome” Control Assemblies   ==========   

0DA0  n.a.-00  R control assy, plain,    silver, sliding-block, brake/throttle, no assist spring     
0
DW0
  $75-00  R control assy, plain,    silver, wrap-around, brake/throttle, no assist spring

0DA1  n.a.-00  R control assy, plain,    silver, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring     
0DB1  $45-30  L control assy, plain,    silver, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever

0DA2  n.a.-00  R control assy plain,     black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring   
0DB2  $45-00  L control assy plain,     black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever

0DA3  $70-00  R control assy diamond black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring    
0DB3  $45-00  L control assy diamond black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever

DA4B  $80-00  R control assy plain,     black, sliding-block, brake/throttle, w/assist spring
DB4B  $45-00  L control assy plain,     black, “70’s chrome” brake and starting clutch lever

 

 


2. Domino “70’s Vespa” 

Controls in this “70’s Vespa” family all have threadless-bottomed start and throttle cable holes, and threaded-bottomless brake cable holes. The right control (throttle and front brake) 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 the throttle inner cable is a single-ended type that can slide out and be replaced separately. The left control has a “one finger” decompression lever instead of a “three finger” start lever, like most other left controls have. It does not need to be squeezed hard like the clutch start levers do. The engine starts when the decomp lever is released.

The list is in order of age, oldest first. Prices are bright green for new, dark green for used.
Control assemblies do not include hand grips or electrical switches, unless stated otherwise.
Abbreviations:   /B = blinker version    wkm = with kill button mount      spr = throttle helper spring

MMI#  price  0000 description 0  style 0   color  00000specs    000   Piaggio#       applications


va      n.a.  R control assy no BL sw hole, silver, , no ball, no spring 122365 68-71 Ciao
v5      n.a.
  R housing no BL sw. hole silver  no mirror hole for Va     122366 68-71 Ciao
vb      n.a.  L control assy no BL sw hole, silver, , no ball, xxxxxxx   104445 68-71 Ciao
v18    n.a.  L housing no BL sw hole silver no mirror hole for Vb       114228 68-71 Ciao
vaD   n.a.  R control diamond, no BL sw. hole, silver no ball, no spr 126330 70-72 Ciao Lusso
v5D   n.a.
 R housing diamond no BL sw. hole, silver no ball, no spr 126331 70-72 Ciao Lusso

122365 Va silver

104445 Vb silver

1. Vespa 70’s chrome left Vb and right Va:
These are on the earliest Ciao’s 1968-71. They have plain levers with no balls on the end, chrome plated steel not stainless steel. The housings do not have threaded holes for brake light switches. The right control housing does not have a lower mount for a engine stop “kill” button or a throttle assist spring. The engine was stopped by pulling the decomp lever on the left control. The grips were gray 114220 right, 114221 left, except on the Ciao Lusso and later models they were black 122184 right, 122185 left.

 


Domino V5K

 

VK   $75-65  R control assy plain, silver, wkm, no ball, no spr 128584=142502 73-75 Ciao
V5K $28-20  R housing w/kill mt silver no mirror hole VK, VK1 128585 73-75 Ciao

VB   $60-00  L control assy  plain, silver, xxxx,  no ball, xxxx  126993=142501 72-75 Ciao
V18 $25-00  
L housing bare plain silver no mirror hole  for VB 126994 72-75 Ciao

 

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

128584/142502 VK silv

VB "60s chrome" brake and decomp control silver

126993/142501 VB silv

2. Vespa 70’s chrome left VB and right VK:
The tips of the brake levers did not have balls. The right control housing has a kill switch mount on the bottom, but not a throttle return assist spring. It is reachable by the right thumb without removing the hand from the handlebar, as required by 1973 US safety laws. The engine was stopped by pushing the kill button.

 

 

 


VK1 $65-55  R control assy plain silver wkm w/ball no spring  147741 76-77 Ciao,Ciao/B, 78 Bravo/plastic tank
V5K $28-20  R housing w/kill mt silver  no m. hole
for VK,VK1 128585 76-77 Ciao,Ciao/B, 78 Bravo/plastic tank
VB1
$65-45  L control assy plain silver xxxx w/ball xxxxxxxxx
147740
76-77 Ciao,Ciao/B, 78 Bravo/plastic tank
V18 $25-00
L housing bare plain silver no mirror hole  for VB  126994 76-77 Ciao,Ciao/B, 78 Bravo/plastic tank

Domino VA0 right control

147741 VK1 silver

147740 VB1 silver

3. Vespa 70’s chrome left VB1 and right VK1:
The tips of the brake levers had balls on the ends, as required by 1976 US safety laws. The right control housing has a kill switch mount on the bottom, but not a throttle return assist spring. So the throttle did not always snap back, especially when it needed lubricant.

 
 

 


VK1   $65-55  R control assy  plain,     silver, wkm,  w/ball, no spring  147741 76-77 Ciao C7ESC, C7ESC/B
V5K   $28-20 R housing w/kill mount  silver  no mirror hole VK, VK0    128585 76-77 Ciao C7ESC, C7ESC/B

VBD   $55-35   L control assy  diamond silver, xxxx,  w/ball, xxxxxxx  148568 76-77 Ciao C7ESC, C7ESC/B
V18D $25-00   L housing bare diamond silver no mirror hole for VBD  148569 76-77 Ciao C7ESC, C7ESC/B

Domino VA0 right control

147741 VK1 silver

148568 VBD silver

4. Vespa diamond chrome left control VBD:
This VBD left control is exactly like the VB1 control except it has  a diamond shape switch mount in the casting. The right control housing has a kill switch mount on the bottom, but not a throttle return assist spring. So the throttle did not always snap back, especially when it needed lubricant.

 

 

 


163316 V5Kg

VK1g  $75-00   R control assy  plain,     grey w/kill mount, no spring  163315 76-77 Bravo
V5Kg  $25-00   R housing w/kill mount gray, no mirror hole for VA1g 163316 76-77 Bravo

VB1g  $60-45   L control assy   plain,    grey “70’s chrome” xxxxxxxx 163274 76-77 Bravo
V18g   n.a.-00   L housing bare plain,    gray no mirror hole for VB1g  163275 76-77 Bravo

 

163315 VK1g gray

163274 VB1g gray

5. Vespa “70’s chrome” left VB1g and right VK1g:
These have plain gray housings. The right control has no throttle helper spring. It has a kill switch mount on the bottom but there was no kill switch installed there. Instead the kill switch was a separate clamp-on type, CEV round chrome, like the left side switch.

 

 

 



163242 V5Dg

VADg  $75-65  R control assy  diamond grey sliding-block, w/spring   163241 77 Bravo/B
V5Dg   $29-00 R housing bare diamond gray no mirror hole for VADg 163242 77 Bravo/B

VBDg  $55-30  L control assy  diamond grey “70’s chrome” w/spring  163162 77 Bravo/B
V18Dgn.a.-00 L housing bare diamond gray no mirror hole for VBDg 163163 77 Bravo/B

 

163241 VADg gray

163162 VBDg gray

6. Vespa “diamond chrome” left VBDg and right VADg:
Diamond shape integrated switches on both sides, reachable by thumbs. This was a safety requirement in some countries.

Starting with this 1977 Bravo with blinkers, and then on all 1978 and later models, the right controls had throttle helper springs. The twist tube changed from D6 to D6A. The main throttle return spring in the carburetor is strong enough by itself, except when the cable is sticky or kinked or the handlebar is rubbing on the twist tube. 

 


175054 V52g

VA2g  $75-62  R control assy  plain grey w/kill mount w/spring 175055 78-80 Ciao, Bravo
V52g  n.a.-00 
R housing w/kill mt gray,with spring, for VA2g    175054 78-80 Ciao, Bravo
VB1g  $60-45 
L control assy   plain grey “70’s chrome” w/ball  163274 78-80 Ciao, Bravo
V18g  n.a.-00  L housing plain, gray, no mirror hole, for VB1g   163275 78-80 Ciao, Bravo

 

175055 VA2g gray

163274 VB1g gray

7. Vespa “70’s chrome” left VB1g and right VA2g:
These have plain gray housings. The right control has a throttle helper spring, just left of the grip. Compared to VK1g above, there is visible about 6mm more length in both the housing and the twist tube, to make room for the 3-loop torsion spring. The right control housing has a kill switch mount on the bottom, but it was not used on US models. Instead the kill switch was a separate clamp-on type, CEV round chrome, like the left side switch.

 


VA2b  n.a.-00  R control assy  plain,  black sliding-block, w/spring   307152 78-83 Grande
V52b   n.a.-00  R housing bare plain, black no mirror hole for VA2b  307154 78-83 Grande

VB1b  $60-45   L control assy  plain,  black “70’s chrome” w/spring  307151 78-83 Grande
V18b$30-45   L housing bare plain,  black no mirror hole for VB1b 307153 78-83 Grande

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

307152 VA1b black

307151 VB1b black

8. Vespa “70’s chrome” left VB1b and right VA1b:
Same but black. The throttle has a helper return spring, so it always snaps back when you let go. The right control housing does not have a kill switch mount on the bottom. Instead the kill switch was a separate clamp-on type.

 

 

 


VASg  $70-45  R control assy  square,   grey sliding-block, w/spring   175056 78-80 Ciao/B, Bravo/B
V5Sg   n.a.-00 R housing bare diamond gray no mirror hole for VASg  175057 78-80 Ciao/B, Bravo/B

VBDg  $55-30
  L control assy  diamond grey  “70’s chrome” w/ball     163162 78-80 Ciao/B, Bravo/B
V18Dg n.a.-00 L housing bare diamond gray no mirror hole for VBDg
 163163 78-80 Ciao/B, Bravo/B

175056 VASg gray

163162 VBDg gray

9. Vespa square R VASg and diamond L VBDg:
 The Domino “square” 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.

 

 

 


VASb   n.a.-00   R control assy  square,  black sliding-block, w/spring 307249 78-83 Grande/B
V5Sb   n.a.-00   R housing bare square black no mirror hole for VASb 307250 78-83 Grande/B

VBDb   n.a.-00   
L control assy  diamond black “70’s chrome” w/ball   307247 78-83 Grande/B
V18Db  $25-00  L housing    diamond black no mirror hole for VBDb   307248 78-83 Grande/B

CEV switch 8191 on Domino square right control

307249 VASb blk

307247 VBDb black

 

10. Vespa square R VASb and diamond L VBDb:
Same as VASg and VBDg but black. VASb is shown with 307263 turn signal and kill switch.

 

 

 


VASs  $70-00   R control assy square  gray black plastic lever w/spr 189824 79-85 Si
V5Ss  n.a.-00   R housing bare square gray black plastic lever w/spr 189825 79-85 Si
VBS    n.a.-00   L control assy plain,    gray black plastic lever w/spr 189022 79-85 Si
V18S  n.a.-00   L housing bare plain,   gray black plastic lever w/spr 189021 79-85 Si

189824 VASs gray

11. Vespa square R VASs and plain L VBS
These early-80’s controls had black plastic levers, different from the late-80’s black plastic levers. The twist tube D6A and sliding block D1 were the “70’s chrome” type.

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. Domino “70’s Garelli”

Controls in this “70’s Garelli” family all have threaded-bottomless start and throttle cable holes, and threadless-bottomed brake cable holes.

 


MMI#  price  000  description  00000   color  ooooo specs
GA    n.a.-00  R control assy plain,     silver no spr no balls 506351.0.131 75-77 Eureka
GA    n.a.-00  R control assy plain,     silver no spr no balls 506901.0.131 76-77 Gulp   same except grips
G5     n.a.-00 
R housing bare plain,  silver for GA, GA0      000000.0.000 pre-77 Garelli 

GB   
$62-48  L control assy plain,      silver no lever balls   506351.0.142 75-77 Eureka
GB    $62-48
  L control assy plain,      silver no lever balls   506901.0.142 76-77 Gulp   same except grips

Garelli “60’s chrome” (sliding block) GB, GA:
(not shown) Same as GB0, GA0 except lever tips do not have balls. The GA right control had no assist spring.

 


GA0  n.a.-00  R control assy plain,   silver no spr w/balls 506851.0.131 76-77 Sport
G5     n.a.-00 
R housing bare plain, silver for GA, GA0    000000.0.000 pre-77 Garelli 

GB0 
$45-32  L control assy plain,    silver with ball ends 506851.0.142 76-77 Sport
G18  $22-00  L housing bare plain,   silver for GB, GB0    506351.5.212 pre-77? Garelli

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

GA0 silver

GB1 "70s chrome" brake and start control silver

GB0 silver

Garelli “70’s chrome” (sliding block) GB0, GA0:
Before 1977, Garelli mopeds had Domino chrome levers with plain silver housings. The GA0 right control had no assist spring. 

 

 

 

 


0G5B   n.a.    R housing bare plain,     black  for GA1,        78-80 Garelli
G18B 
 $22.0 L housing bare plain,     black no mirror hole for GB1  0000000000 78-83? Garelli

Garelli “70’s chrome” (sliding block) GB1, GA1:
(not shown) Same as GB0, GA0 except housings are black and the throttle has an assist spring.

 

 


0GA2  $70-00  R control assy diamond silver w/assist spring 506852.0.131 77-84 
0G5D  n.a.-00 
R housing bare diamond silver for GA2,       0000000000 77-80 Garelli

0GB2  $45-00  L control assy diamond silver w/assist spring 506852.0.142 77-84
G18D  $25-00  L housing bare diamond silver  for GB2,         0000000000 77-80? Garelli

GA1, GB1 "70s chrome" diamond controls silver

GA2 silver

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

GB2 silver

Garelli “diamond chrome” (sliding block) GB2, GA2:
These silver housings have a diamond shaped mount for an integrated switch. 

 

 

 

 



G5Db    n.a.
    R housing bare diamond black  for GA3,       78-80 Garelli
G18Db $25.0 L housing bare diamond black  for GB3 0000000000 78-83? Garelli

Garelli “diamond chrome” (sliding block) GB3, GA3:
(not shown) These were the same but black.

The GA1 GA2 and GA3 had assist springs.  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. 

 

 


DA3M  n.a.-00  R control assy diamond black 507991.0.131 83-84 Monza GT   long lever/grip
DB3M  n.a.-00  L control assy diamond black 507991.0.142 83-84 Monza GT    long lever/grip

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

DA3M black

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

DB3M black

Domino “diamond long chrome” DB3M, DA3M:
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.

Concord XKE with Domino long controls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Domino “early 1980’s”

Controls in this “early 80’s” family have all of the cable holes threaded without bottoms.

 


DA5 "diamond chrome" throttle and brake control black

DA5 “diamond chrome”
throttle/brake control black

 

Domino “diamond chrome” (sliding-block) DB5, DA5:
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 “early 80’s” Control Assemblies   ==========
MMI#  price  00 0  description  00000 color  ooooo specs
DA5   n.a.-00  R control assy diamond black sliding-block,  w/assist spring   long lever/grip  1984-85+ Jawa 210
DB5   n.a.-00  L control assy diamond black “70’s chrome” brake and start   long lever/grip  1984-85+ Jawa 210

 


5. Domino “70’s and 80’s chrome” shared parts

Here are nine left housings, each with different colors, styles, and cable hole styles. They look the same from a distance. The presence or absence of threads in the cable holes, can make the left and right sides look the same, or be mismatched at the cable ends.

1. Domino 2. Domino 3. Domino

1. L housing silver, Garelli  G18
2. L hous. silv, aftermarket D18
3. L housing silver, Vespa  V18

1. 2. 3.

1. L housing grey, Vespa  V18P
2. L hous blk aftermarket D18C
3. L hous. black Vespa? V18A

1. V18DG 2. D18B 3. G18DB

1. L diamond grey, Vespa  V18DG 
2. L diam. black aftermarket D18B
neither hole threaded, mirror hole
3. L diamond black Garelli G18DB
start hole threads only, mirror hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Domino Chrome

MMI# pic# price   description                       applications or comments
00D1 26  $18.0 sliding block Domino 70’s aka throttle slider, new, correct and well made
00D2 27  $3.00 pinch bolt Domino 70’s
00D3 28  $3.00 barrel clamp screw aka twist tube securing screw
00D4 25  n.a.    barrel spacer (not nec.) helps reduce friction from grip
00D5 17  n.a.    R housing bare plain,     silver no mirror hole for DA, DA0, DA1, short for no spring
0D5A 17  n.a.    R housing bare plain,     black no mirror hole for DA2,  longer for helper spring
0D5B 18  n.a.    R housing bare diamond black no mirror hole for DA3, longer for helper spring
00D6 20  $10.0 throttle barrel no spring type    no flange, aka twist tube

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D6A
 35  $10.0 throttle barrel spring type  longer “inside”, has flange w/spring hole
00D7 14  $1.00 nut M6 flange
00D8 12  $2.00 pivot bolt M6 for brake  M6 x 25 slot head
00D9 22  $7.00 steel tube bushing brake  6 x 8 x 12mm tube
0D9A 21  $7.00 steel tube bushing start   6 x 8 x 10mm tube
0D10 33  $5.00 brake lite actuating plate  R or L round tab snaps into small hole in lever
0D11 24  $12.0 spring R/L brake return    can be for a long type start lever
0D12 23  $10.0 spring start lever return    can be for a brake lever
0D13 24  $3.00 pivot bolt M6 for start M6 x 23 slot head
0D14 06  $4.00 cable holdfast/socket bolt
0D15 15  $6.00 clamping bolt lock tube this cone digs into the bar, relocate the control to make tight
0D16 16  $0.90 R clamping bolt  M6 x 18 allen
0D17 16  $0.70 L clamping bolt  M6 x 20 allen
0D18 02  $20.0 L housing bare plain,     silver no mirror hole for DB, DB0, DB1
D18A 0 $23.0 L housing bare plain,     black w/mirror hole  for DB2, DB4B,
D18B 19  $23.0 L housing bare diamond black w/mirror hole  for DB3
D18C 02  $23.0 L housing bare plain,     black no mirror hole  for  ??

0D19 07  $15.0 start-clutch lever blade bare, 3-finger with ball on most
0V19 00  $20.0 start-decomp lever blade bare, 1-finger, no ball Piaggio 135689 67-80 Ciao, Bravo, Grande
D20A 05  $25.0 R/L brake lever blade bare, plain, no ball  xxx   Piaggio 114222 67-75 Ciao
0D20 5A  $12.0 R/L brake lever blade bare, with ball end xxxx  Piaggio 148680 76-83 Ciao, Bravo, Grande
0V20 00   n.a.R/L brake lever black plastic, w/ ball end xxxx  Piaggio 176945 79-85 Si
D20M 00  n.a.    R/L brake lever long blade bare, with ball end   for DA3M, DB3M “long chrome”
0Dlev 0 $25-17 lever  assy D20+D9+D10+D11
0D21 00  $15.0 R grip ∅25 x 100 “waffle” style     original vintage Domino grip
D21R 03  n.a.    R grip ∅25 x 100 “ribbed” style     original vintage Domino grip
D21R 03  $6.00 R grip ∅25 x 100 “ribbed” style     substitute

D21A 00  n.a.    R grip ∅25 x 100 “knobby” style   original vintage Domino grip
D21B 00  $15.0 R grip ∅25 x 100 “texture” style   used orig. vintage Domino grip
D21M 00  n.a.    R grip ∅25 x 120 “waffle” style     for DA3M “long chrome”
0D22 00  $8.00 L grip ∅22 x 100 “waffle” style      original vintage Domino grip
D22R 04  $6.00 L grip ∅22 x 100 “ribbed” style    original vintage Domino grip
D22R 04  $4.00 L grip ∅22 x 100 “ribbed” style    substitute

D22A 00  n.a.    L grip ∅22 x 100 “knobby” style   original vintage Domino grip
D22B 00  n.a.    L grip ∅22 x 100 “texture” style    original vintage Domino grip
D22M 00  n.a.    L grip ∅22 x 120 “waffle” style      for DB3M “long chrome”
0D23 34  $4.00 throttle return spring 3-loop
0D24 11  $4.00 cable adjuster A1b M5-0.8 w/nut round
0D25 00  $6.00 cover plate rounded diamond shape for when there is no switch
0D26 00  $1.20 cover plate screws (2) M4 x 10 phillips
0D29 29  $3.00 cable adjuster A3a M6-1.0 w/nut round  for Vespa brake and Garelli start cables

 

 


6. Domino “1980’s black”


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 D1 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.
Vespa

 

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

MMI#  pic#      description    000000      price        applications or comments
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.