The Lil Thing aka the Gilera 106ss kept acting as if it had no clutch. Starting and idling fine, just cutting out. A saint on the Gilera 106ss Group had encountered the same problem and simply started rolling the bike before putting it into gear, pumping the clutch lever all the while.
The technique worked like a charm. Now the bike is at the welding shop, getting the tabs to which the center stand mounts attached to the frame.
Once it comes back from the shop, I'll be ready to register it