Cimatti Cables

November 29, 2020

Cimatti Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1977-80 Cimatti
City Bike
sliding block throttle
Minarelli V1, side carb
38 x 42" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $10
64 x 69" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $13
38 x 42" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
black $12
43 x 47" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $10
none
1976-77 Cimatti
City Bike
wrap-around throttle
Minarelli V1, side carb
same as above same as above 38 x 42" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
black $20
same as above none

 

Cimatti early throttle cable, double ended

Cimatti early throttle cable, double ended, for cable pipe 2b.
For longer pipe 2a, exposed length is shorter, 3.5″.

Domino "70s chrome" wrap-around throttle

“wrap-around” throttle

1976 and some 1977 Cimatti had Domino wrap-around type throttles and double ended throttle cables. 

 

 

 

Cimatti Carb Elbow correct

Vespa cable pipe 2a is too high for floorboards

Cimatti Carb Elbow shorter one

Short cable pipe 2b is correct for Cimatti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early type double ended cable: For the original double ended throttle cable to fit, the curved pipe aka carb elbow must be the one that is 22mm tall and 30mm long, at the far left. If a different carb elbow is used, then the cable must be cut and re-soldered to match.

5mm Adjusters: Wonder why a Cimatti early double ended throttle cable does not have the 5mm adjuster trapped onto the cable, but a Puch double ended throttle cable does? It is because the center hole is over 3mm on the Italian Dellorto M5-0.75 thread adjuster, but under 3mm on the German Bing M5-0.80 thread adjuster. So the 3mm diameter carb end passes through on Dellorto, but not on Bing.

 

Domino DA0 right control

“sliding block” throttle

Cimatti (most) throttle cable, single ended

Cimatti (most) throttle cable, single ended

1978 and later, and some 1977 Cimatti had Domino slide type throttles that used single ended throttle cables. The cable runs parallel to the handlebar.

 

 

Later type single ended cable: Most Cimatti are this later type. It does not care what carb or what elbow is on the other end. During installation the (usually new) wire is pulled almost taut, so any excess slack is removed. After the pinch bolt in the sliding block is tightened, the excess wire “tail” is cut off.