Motobecane Controls

April 11, 2016

Contents:   1. 1970’s controls
Contents:   2. 1960’s controls
Contents:   3. Parts Manuals

 


1. 1970’s Motobecane (model 40, 50, 7)

New price is green, used price is dark green.

 #   1978#  price   description   RIGHT SIDE
01x 53412 $75-50 right control assy silver #2 to 22, no grip
01x 54161 $75-50 right control assy black #2 to 22, no grip
02x 53414 $10-5 right brake lever chrome
02x 53414 $12.0 right brake lever chrome long
03x 22095 $2.00 throttle and brake pinch screw
04x 19692 $6.50 throttle slider bare
04x 23114 $8.00 throttle slider with screw
05x 19695 $7.00 twist tube metal
06x 16639 $3.00 twist tube retaining screw and nut
07x 23122 $3.00 spacer for decomp pinch bolt 8mm long

08x 21654   N/A   right grip grey  ribbed original 100mm long
08a 24028   N/A   right grip black ribbed original 100mm long
08b  #3&4 $12.0 set of black ribbed 70’s Magura grips 100mm
09x 23123 $6.50 decomp pinch bolt and nut 17mm long
10x 53416 $16.0 decomp black round knob, says engine stop
10a 53416   N/A   decomp black rubber cover pre-77, says M
11x 14903   N/A   throttle/choke cable adjuster 60’s style M5-0.9
11x 23089 $5.00 throttle/choke cable adjuster 70’s type M5-0.9
11a 23089 $5.00 decomp adjuster (pre-77 & 78-80) M5-0.9
11b 53819 $7.50 decomp adjuster (most 1976-77) M7-1.0
12x 21222 $6.00 brake adjuster A3c with nut
13x 21157 $1.50 star nut black plastic for brake adjuster M6-1.0
14x 52437 $3.50 clamp and pivot step-screw, right 27mm
15x 00057 $2.00 thin washer (see note below) Ø6 x Ø10 x 0.5?
16x 54168 $5.00 thumb lever left or right 77-on
16x 52326 $6.00 right (decomp) thumb lever pre-77

17x 53413 $40-25 right control housing silver
17x 54162 $35-20 right control housing black
18x 13392 $0.50 screw M5 x 10 slot
19x 53512 $2.00 stop light switch holder
20x 53415 $5.00 right brake helper spring
21x 20960 $2.50 pivot bolt chrome and nut
22x 01511 $1.50 nut for pivot bolt M5 flange

 #   1978#  price    description   LEFT SIDE
31x 53382 $75-50 left control assy silver #11 to 44, no grip
31x 54163 $70-45 left control assy black #11 to 44, no grip

33x 21457 $30-18 left control housing silver
45x 23428 $18-12 left control housing black
36x 20103 $3.50 clamp and pivot step-screw, left 23mm
37x 20053 $3.50 choke pinch bolt spacer 3mm long
38x 14322 $7.00 choke pinch bolt and nut 12mm long
39x 54168 $5.00 thumb lever left or right 77-on

36x
20025 $7.00 left (choke) thumb lever pre-77
40x 53417 $6.00 choke lever black rubber cover, says choke
41x 53417 $8.00 thumb lever white rubber cover, says M
43x 22337 $19-14 left brake lever chrome
43x 22337 $22-17 left brake lever chrome long
44x 21877 $13.0 left brake helper spring
46x 21655 $15-10 left grip grey  ribbed original used 100mm
46a 24029 $12-10 left grip black ribbed original used 100mm
46b  #3&4 $12.0 set of black ribbed 70’s Magura grips 100mm

 

#15 washer: 00057 goes under the lever, not over like shown.
It needs to be left out if the lever binds when the screw is tight.

Motobecane right (start) and left (choke) thumb levers.
Before 1977, right 53206 and left 20025 were different.
From 1977 on, both were the same 54168, but flipped.
54168 and 53206 are the same except for the handle.
Simply bend the handle to make one from the other.
20025 is from the 1960’s, and has a different fold.

1970’s Motobecane chrome steel brake levers,
135 mm long with brake light tab for US models.
Long levers 150 mm were only on 1980 bikes.
They were not in any ’78-’80 parts catalogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2. 1960’s Motobecane (Wards Riverside)

Cable parts are listed in Cables, Hardware/Cables K-Z

 

1979# 1960#  price   description  RIGHT SIDE
21654 15511    N/A   right grip grey ribbed
19695 16547    N/A   twist tube metal
53413 16546    N/A   right housing
20960 15517    N/A   pivot bolt
53414 15515    N/A   right brake lever aluminum
19692 15584    N/A   throttle slider
22095 00691  $0.00 throttle pinch screw

 

 

1979# 1960#  price   description  LEFT SIDE
21655 00000    N/A   left grip grey ribbed
20960 15517    N/A   pivot bolt
22337 50032    N/A   left brake lever aluminum
21457 15513    N/A   left housing
20025 15519    N/A   choke lever
20103 15520    N/A   choke pivot screw

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. Parts Manuals

1961 Wards Riverside Manual

These manuals are the source of the parts illustrations and information.

 

 

 

Translations:
In 1960’s Motobecane parts manuals,
“control” means cable (outer conduit and inner wire)
“cable” means inner wire
In 1970’s Motobecane parts manuals,
“cable complete” means cable (conduit and inner wire)
“cable (inner)” means inner wire
“handgrip” means control, “handgrip rubber” means grip
“handgrip body” means control housing

 

1979 Motobecane 50 Parts

1979 Motobecane 40 Parts

1977 Motobecane 40 and 50 Parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other Controls

July 14, 2014

Contents:

Tomos 1991-2007  1. H.R.

Italian Controls     2. Ci.Te.    3. OSL    4. P.V.    5. TS 

Taiwan Controls   6. General    7. Lazer 

Indian Controls     8. Avanti 

Spanish Controls  9. Derbi 

Generic Controls 10. Mini-bike

 


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1. H.R. Controls

Below are the 1990’s Tomos controls, made by Hidria Rotomatika (HR). They contain HR-made integral switches, sold separately in Switches. HR controls are similar to ’80’s Domino black, but most of the parts do not interchange with Domino.

HR controls are on 1992 to early-2008 Tomos, specifically 1992-93 A35 Bullet, A35 Bullet TT, A35 Golden Bullet, A35 Golden Bullet TT, 1992-95 Colibri 1993 to early-08 Sprint, 1994-01 Targa, Targa LX, 1998-99 TT Classic, 2002-04 Tomos Tomos, Tomos LX, 2005 to early-08 ST, LX. They are also on Volocci electric mopeds.

   part#  price    description
026561 $0.70 wedge bolt M6 x 16 allen
027222 $2.00 pivot bolt
030040 $1.00 nut for pivot bolt M6-flange
222617 $4.00 cone that digs into handle bar, use 223713
223700 $60.0 R assembly brake/throttle no grip
223701 $45.0 L assembly brake no grip
223702 $30.0 L housing brake only
223703 $30.0 R housing brake/throttle
223704 $27.0 lever L HR 92-07 Tomos black, they say TOMOS molded-in
223704 $18.0 lever L HR 92-07 Tomos black, replica, says TOMOS
223705 $25.0 lever R HR 92-07 Tomos black, plastic levers with round bumps
223705  N/A.0 lever R HR 92-07 Tomos black, replica, with round bumps
223706 $20.0 throttle twist tube 92-08 Tomos
223707 $25.0 sliding block (not D1 or D1L)   there is a substitute/upgrade for this
223708 $1.00 screw that holds throttle twist tube
223708 $1.00 pinch bolt for sliding block
223709 $5.00 throttle helper spring 3-loop
223710  none  brake helper spring Left
223711 $14.0 L grip black vinyl octagon with raised dome bumps
223712 $16.0 R grip black vinyl octagon with raised dome bumps
223713 $4.00 cone that digs into handle bar
227169 $3.00 brake cable holdfast/socket bolt  longer than other kinds
227996  none  brake helper spring right     these break often but they still work good
229556 $5.00 adjuster slotted M6   there are also $2 ones not knurled not slotted
M5adj   $2.00 adjuster M5 for throttle & choke

 


2. Ci.Te. Controls

Ci.Te. is an Italian moped lever used on 1960’s and early 1970’s Italian mopeds. They are similar to 1970’s Domino levers. You can see that in the side-by-side comparisons below. Domino blades have the D9 special stepped tube 6mm ID, that snaps into the 8mm pivot hole, to spread out the load over a large area. Ci.Te. levers are more primitive in that the blades rub on the pivot bolt in just two places, and so the pivot bolt gets cut by the sharp edge of the folded sheet metal.  Domino levers also have assist springs, but Ci.Te. levers do not. Ci.Te. controls have no facility for mounting brake light switches. Ci.Te. lever blades do not have balls on the end. These last two things are required on USA mopeds. So therefore Ci.Te. levers are rare in the USA. Out of almost 1000 moped levers, new and used, mostly Magura and Domino, there was only one Ci.Te. lever blade. That is how rare they are in Southern California 1970’s -1990’s 20 moped shops leftover parts inventories plus 100’s of local mopeds turned into parts.

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.

Here 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.

P.V. LeversBrake lever ∅8 x  $25  8mm anchor pin
8 mm anchor pin   $4  same as Domino
Start lever ∅7 xx$40  7mm anchor pin
7 mm anchor pin   $8  special size
Left housing xxx  $45
Right housing xx  N/A
throttle tube xxxx  $7
sliding block xxxx N/A   = unknown

 

 

 

 

 


5. TS Controls

TS vintage Italian controls are uncommon. They appear to be Domino compatible.

TS throttle control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6. General Controls

1979-85 General (made in Taiwan by Jui Li) and it’s clones Grycner, Clinton, Jui Li and others use the same brake levers as 1977-83 Honda Express. The brake lever housings are integrated with the electrical switches, all in one unit.

 

 

 

Taiwan moped start levers:
1. Early type, separate mount, clamp breaks (1977 Lazer)
2. Clutch type, control mount, thick metal lever (General)
3. Decomp type, control mount, thin plastic lever (Indian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7. 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

Taiwan left controls:
1. Indian 2. 77 Lazer

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8. Avanti Controls

Avanti and Cosmo Stinger controls are India-made remakes of 1990’s Domino controls that were Italy-made.

 


“90’s Plain Black”  left         “90’s Diamond Black” right

Left has a brake light switch, but right does not.

Left has a threaded mirror hole. Right has a threaded mirror hole.

2000 Avanti Autopower controls

2000 Avanti Autopower

2000 Avanti Mont right with Domino D1 slider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avanti Autopower controls

2000 Avanti Autopower

2001 Avanti Autopower controls

2001 Avanti Autopower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“90’s Plain Black”  left         “90’s Black” right

Left and right both have brake light switches.

Left has a threaded mirror hole. Right has a deep bolt-thru mirror hole.

Cosmo Stinger left

2001 Avanti Autopower right control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmo Stinger

’02 Cosmo Stinger left

2002 Avanti Supersport

2002 Supersport left

Avanti Supersport

Supersport right

2001 Autopower right
with Domino D1L slider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9. Derbi Controls

Derbi brake levers $21 each

Pre-1987 Derbi mopeds had their own brake levers, made by Derbi, and throttles and grips made by Ideale. From 1987-90 they had Domino Italian made controls.

Brake Levers

The brake lever mounts were welded to the handlebar. So there is no changing controls without changing handlebars or grinding off the original lever perches/housings. Changing handlebars is difficult because the original Derbi handlebars also do not interchange with the rest of the world, because they have special mounts welded onto them.

Pre-1980 had black plastic brake levers, and post-1980 had black metal ones. The aftermarket metal brake levers, made by Vmotoparts, replace both the 70’s plastic and the 80’s metal levers.

 

Decompression Lever

The original black plastic 1976-1986 Derbi Rabasa decomp levers are scarce or not available. However there is a pretty good substitute available. A late 1980’s Domino choke lever, like on the later 86-89 Derbi Variant Sport, can be modified to fit an earlier Derbi.

Derbi decomp levers top

Derbi decomp levers top:
1, Domino choke original
2. Substitute for Derbi    
3. Derbi decomp original

Derbi decomp levers bottom

Decomp levers bottom:
Domino choke mods –
widen pivot hole to 6mm
round off upper “corners”

Derbi substitute decomp lever

Substitute lever #2

Derbi substitute decomp lever pulled in

Substitute lever pulled in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The substitute Derbi decomp lever can be ordered for $12 plus $5 for the modification.

Compared to a universal small clamp-on lever, the benefits of the Domino choke modified lever are:

1. No need to modify the original cable. (With a BMX bicycle lever, the sleeve stop hole is wider. The cable must be cut to insert a wider stop piece. But then the inner wire must be replaced to get the length lost by cutting back, and then a small 5 x 8mm pinch bolt soldered on properly. More difficult.)

2. No need to grind off the welded-on mount. No interference with the lights/horn switch.

3. Goes in the original position, looks proper. The word “choke” wipes off with carb spray solvent.

 

 

 

 

 


10. Universal Controls

These are the universal throttles and levers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3  26-0321 throttle, mini-bike 7/8″bar w/grips no lever $15
0  614630  throttle+cable, motorcycle, no brake lever
0  614631  throttle+cable, motorcycle, no brake lever
2  710001  throttle.assy, Domino mini-bike
1  710005  brake lever


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

0
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.

 

 

 

 


Magura Controls

July 14, 2014

updated 2020-05

Contents:  1. 70’s – 80’s Magura Parts
Contents:  2. Magura Moped Controls
Contents:  3. Service Information

 

Magura 1975 logo

 

German flag

 

 

 

 

Magura 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 levers late and early

Left 80’s, right 70’s

Wrap-around and Slide-type: There are two main types, wrap around where the throttle cable wire wraps around and attaches to the twist tube, and slide type where the throttle cable attaches to a block that slides in a spiral slot in the twist tube.

70’s and 80’s: 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. 

 

 


1970’s -80’s Magura Parts

Price colors: dark green is good-used, green is new, N/A is not available
Abbreviations:  TBCH is threaded brake cable hole,  TBLSH is threaded brake light switch hole, AC is auto choke

Right assemblies with item #s and links to photos
R1    N/A    2b 3x 4 6 7 9 10s 13a 15a 70’s silver use R3
R1b  N/A    2b 3x 4 6 7 9 10s 13b 15a 70’s black use R3b
R1n $45.0 2b 0x 0 6 7 9 10s 13n nox 70’s silver, no twist tube, no BLSTH
R2   $80.0 2b 3a 4 6 7 9 10s 13c nox 70’s silver, AC (74-79 Tomos)
R2b  N/A    2b 3a 4 6 7 9 10s 13d nox 70’s black, AC (78-79 Tomos) use R4R
R3   $73.0 2c 0x 4 6 7 9 10s 13e no   80’s silver
R3   $45.0 2c 0x 0 6 7 9 10s 13e no   80’s silver, minus twist tube
R3b $73.0 2c 0x 4 6 7 9 10s 13f15z  80’s black
R3b $45.0 2c 0x 0 6 7 9 10s 13fno   80’s black, minus twist tube
R3r$65.0 2r0x 4 6 7 9 10s 13r  no   all black Agis replica
R4    N/A    2c 3a 4 6 7 9 10s 13g nox 80’s silver, AC (80-85 Tomos) use R4R
R4b  N/A    2c 3a 4 6 7 9 10s 13h nox 80’s black, AC (84-85 Tomos) use R4R
R4r$75.0 2r3a 4 6 7 9 10s 13snox all black Agis replica, AC auto-choke
R5p  N/A    2b 3x 4 6 7 9 10a 13p 15a 70’s silver TBCH (Peugeot)
R5q  N/A    2c 3x 4 6 7 9 10a 13q 15a 80’s silver TBCH (Peugeot)
R6b$55.0 2b 0 4b 6 7 9 10s 13u nox 70’s black open-type wrap-around
R7    $65.0 2c 22-25 6 7 9 10s 21x no  80’s black slide-type (Puch Maxi Luxe)
R7c  N/A    2e 22-25 6 7 9 10s 21x no  80s blk slide-type cast lever (Magnum)

Left assemblies with item #s and links to photos
L1   $42.0 1b 6 7 8 10s 12a 14 16 17 18 70’s silver
L1b $45.0 1b 6 7 8 10s 12b 14 16 17 18 70’s black
L2   $38.0 1b 6 7 8 10s 12c 14 00 00 00 70’s silver brake only (74-79 Tomos)
L2b $40.0 1b 6 7 8 10s 12d no 00 00 00 70’s black brake only (78-79 Tomos)
L3   $47.0 1c 6 7 8 10s 12e 14 16 17 18 80’s silver
L3b $45.0 1c 6 7 8 10s 12f 14 16 17 18 80’s black
L4   $39.0 1b 6 7 8 10s 12g 14 00 00 00 80’s silv brake only (80-85 Tomos)
L4b $39.0 1b 6 7 8 10s 12h 14 00 00 00 80’s blk brake only (84-85 Tomos)
L4p $32.0 1p 6 7 8 10s 12g 14 00 00 00 80’s park-brake only (Tomos trike)
L4r$29.0 1r  6 7 8 10s 12r  no 00 00 00 all black Agis replica TBCH only
L5p  N/A    1b 6 7 8 10a 12p 14 16 17 18 70’s silver TBCH (76-79 Peugeot)
L5q  N/A    1c 6 7 8 10a 12q 14 16 17 18 80’s silver TBCH (80-83 Peugeot)
L6    N/A    1c 6 7 8 10s 12fno 16 17 18 80’s black (78-84 Puch Maxi Luxe)
L6e $40.0 1e  6 7 8 10s 12b no 16 17 18 70’s black (78-79 Puch Magnum)
L6c $48.0 1e  6 7 8 10s 12fno 16 17 18 80’s black (80-84 Puch Magnum)
L8   $24.0 no 0 0 0 10s 12z 14 16 17 18 start only (Sachs 505 foot brake)

All of these levers interchange and are 12mm wide at the pivot.
Original levers have a 6 mm top hole and a 5 mm bottom hole.
Some bottoms are the same as tops, others have a cable slot.
Flipping (using a right lever on the left side or visa versa):
Right and left interchange when flipped (bottom becomes top).
If the lever is flipped the pivot bolt must also be flipped, unless
the 5 hole is drilled to 6 and the 6/5 pivot bolt changed to 6/6.

1 Left levers:
1a  $38.0 L lever folded alum. Magura no ball
1ar
$12.0 L lever folded steel  generic no ball
1ar $00.0 needs 6/6 pivot bolt to work well

1b   N/A    L lever folded alum. Magura short
1bs $20.0 substitute: lever 2b upside down
1bs $00.0 for bolt 6a installed upside down
1bd $28.0 substitute: 2bd upside down + 6e
1bd $00.0 for bolt 6a installed right side up

1c   $29.0 L lever folded alum. Magura long
1cr $24.0 L lever folded alum. generic long
1d   N/A    L lever folded alum. Magura black
1dr  N/A    L lever folded alum. generic black

1e  $36.0 L lever cast aluminum Magura
1er  N/A    L lever cast aluminum TCCD
1g  $25.0 L lever folded aluminum Agis black
1gd $14.0 2g drilled to 6/6 (both holes 6mm)
1gd $00.0 needs 6/6 pivot bolt to work well

1p  $26.0 L lever folded al. with parking brake
1p   $00.0 mostly for three-wheel mopeds

2 Right levers:
2a  $34.0 R lever folded alum. Magura no ball
2ar $12.0 R lever folded steel  generic no ball

2b  $20.0 R lever folded alum. Magura short
2bu $15.0 2b good used or straightened
2bd $22.0 2b drilled to both holes 6 mm
2c   $20.0 R lever folded alum. Magura long
2cr  N/A    R lever folded alum. generic long
2d  $32.0 R lever folded alum. Magura black
2dr  N/A    R lever folded alum. generic black

2e  $25.0 R lever cast aluminum Magura
2er  N/A    R lever cast aluminum TCCD
2g   $12.0 R lever folded aluminum Agis black
2gd $14.0 2g drilled to 6/6 (both holes 6mm)
2gd $00.0 needs 6/6 pivot bolt to work well

S Lever sets R and L: with item #s
Sg   $26.0 lever set black 2gd 1gd 6b 6b 7d 7d
Sgb $30.0 lever set black 2gd 1gd 6c 6c 7c 7c
Sb   $44.0 lever set short  2b  1bd re-use bolts
Sbb $38.0 lever set short  2b   2b  flip left bolt

3 Lower right levers:
3x $11.0 right thumb lever original, locks-in off bar
3a $29.0 choke trigger and spring for early Tomos A3
3b $8.00 right thumb lever replacement, locks-in off bar

4 Twist tubes: with grip length
 $23.0 twist tube 100 mm original white (cable loads from front)
4b $19.0 twist tube 100 mm original black (cable loads from front)
4c 
  N/A   twist tube 115 mm original black (cable loads from front)
4g $37.0 twist tube 100 mm #4 with ribbed grip #15 original

4r$15.0 twist tube 100 mm Agis black (cable loads from back)

For best performance, this should fit and be smooth
where the lever rubs at.

5 to 11 Hardware
5    $1.50     friction plate to make throttle stick (leave off)
6a  $2-$1   pivot bolt 6/5 orig slot dome M5 x 20 smooth ∅6  x  8.5
6b  $1.20   pivot bolt 6/6  allen short    M6 x 20 smooth ∅6  x  2.0
6c  $3.00   pivot bolt 6/6  black phillips M5 x 25 smooth ∅6 x 11.5
6d  $6.00   pivot bolt 6/6  6a with 6e    M5 x 20 smooth ∅6 x 11.5
6e  $4.50   adapter sleeve changes 6a to 6d  ∅5 smooth ∅6  x  3.0
6f   $0.70   pivot bolt 6/6  allen head     M6 x 20 not smooth
6g  $0.80   pivot bolt 6/6  phillips head M6 x 20 not smooth
7a  $0.70   pivot nut M5 plastic-lock original light gray
7b  $0.70   pivot nut M5 plastic-lock original black
7c  $0.55   pivot nut M5 metal nylock
7d  $0.65   pivot nut M6 metal nylock
7e  $1.00   pivot nut M5 metal nylock black
8    $3.00   left return spring
8b  $2.00   return spring R or L (not for solid cast levers)
  $2.00   right return spring
10s $2.00   clamp screw M6x16 slot dome head
10a $0.70   clamp screw M6x16 allen head (Peugeot)
11   $4.00   socket bolt  aka cable anchor/adapter

12 Left housings: with brake switch hole, unless noted
12a $15.0 left housing 70’s silver
12b $15.0 left housing 70’s black
12c $15.0 left housing 70’s silver no start lever (74-79 Tomos)
12d $17.0 left housing 70’s black no start lever (78-79 Tomos)
12e $22.0 left housing 80’s silver with mirror hole
12f$22.0 left housing 80’s black with mirror hole

12g $15.0 left housing 80’s silver no start lever (80-84 Tomos)
12h $15.0 left housing 80’s black no start lever (84-85 Tomos)
12n $10.0 left housing 70’s silver no brake light switch hole
12p $30.0 left housing 70’s silver with TBCH (76-79 Peugeot)
12q  N/A    left housing 80’s silver with TBCH (80-83 Peugeot)

1974-85 Tomos auto-choke 
Thumb button activates choke by
allowing grip to twist in reverse.

13, 21 Right housings: with brake switch hole, unless noted
13a $30.0 right housing 70’s silver
13b  N/A    right housing 70’s black
13c $37.0 right housing 70’s silver with choke slot (74-79 Tomos)
13d  N/A    right housing 70’s black with choke slot (78-79 Tomos)
13e $27.0 right housing 80’s silver
13f$33.0 right housing 80’s black
13g $37.0 right housing 80’s silver with choke slot (80-85 Tomos)
13h $35.0 right housing 80’s black with choke slot (84-85 Tomos)
13n $25.0 right housing 70’s silver no TBLSH (Euro version)
13p $37.0 right housing 70’s silver with TBCH (76-79 Peugeot)
13q $39.0 right housing 80’s silver with TBCH (80-83 Peugeot)
21   $20.0 right housing black screw-slide-type  (some 78-83 Puch)
21b $29.0 right housing black slotted-slide-type (some 84-86 Puch)

14, 15 Grips:
14   $3.00 left  grip  100 mm black ribbed original
14b $11.0 left  grip  100 mm black waffle original
14c $6.00 left  grip  115 mm black block original
15   $18.0 right grip 100 mm black ribbed original
15b $14.0 right grip 100 mm black waffle original
15c $9.00 right grip 115 mm black block original
20   $11.0 grip set 105 mm #14, 15 ribbed replica
20c $12.0 grip set 115 mm 14c, 15c block original

16 Left lower levers:
16  $14.0 start lever new black plastic with screw
16b $32.0 start lever aluminum long w/screw (Puch 2-spd)
17  $1.50 pinch screw 4mm
18  $3.00 pivot pin
18b $1.00 pivot pin substitute screw M4x20

19  $10.0 clamp-on metal lever substitute for trigger #3
22   N/A    pin that holds twist tube
23  $3.00 screw for sliding block (some 78-83 Puch)
24  $26.0 sliding block screw type (some 78-83 Puch)
24b  N/A    sliding block late no screw (all 84-86 Puch)
25  $28.0 twist tube Puch slide-type plastic

 

 

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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Service Information

The tongue and groove lock together, but only when they are off the handlebar.

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.