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Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By G 981
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Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By G 981
I thought the term UJM was termed by Cycle...

I thought the term UJM was termed by Cycle magazine (or one of the others) to describe the air-cooled across the frame 4 cylinder Japanese bikes so popular in the late 70s.
If you want to apply the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By G 981
A free house is one that is not tied to any...

A free house is one that is not tied to any particular brewery and can stock beers from whichever source they want.
Tend to have a better range on draught.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By G 981
I thought the 'J' in UJM meant it was Japanese.

I thought the 'J' in UJM meant it was Japanese.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By G 981
Glenn, replied to your PMs a couple of days ago...

Glenn, replied to your PMs a couple of days ago but have no reply from you yet.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By G 981
Hello, here I am. My hobby is restoring...

Hello, here I am.
My hobby is restoring Laverdas but I also transport bikes all over Europe, and source bikes in Spain to order if someone is looking for something particular, any Italian bike....
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,545
Posted By G 981
These are quite a cult in Europe. ...

These are quite a cult in Europe.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/CAM00264_zps16c0e7eb.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/Grant981/media/CAM00264_zps16c0e7eb.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,985
Posted By G 981
Here is my little Dax ST70, a 1969 model, so just...

Here is my little Dax ST70, a 1969 model, so just qualifies.

Here is the 'before' photo, some years ago when I got it.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,564
Posted By G 981
Nice bikes. I rode a Formula Mirage in these...

Nice bikes.
I rode a Formula Mirage in these colours for a short while.
I bet the Formula 120 is great too.
I also like the GPz750.
I test rode one of them back in the day. Got 130mph out of it,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,564
Posted By G 981
I have loads of Laverda photos if anyone is...

I have loads of Laverda photos if anyone is interested. :D

Edit, sorry about the size. Not sure how to reduce it.

http://imageshack.us/a/img528/5348/green003l.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,564
Posted By G 981
That's POP. Stands for Pile of Poo. Describes...

That's POP.
Stands for Pile of Poo. Describes the sad hulk I bought. Seized engine in a cracked frame, little else.
If you look at the restoration button on the website link under non-standard...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,564
Posted By G 981
I'm trying to set up a club here in Spain to help...

I'm trying to set up a club here in Spain to help folk use their Laverdas.
There is only one bike shop for Laverdas I have found in the whole of the country.
The bikes sit forlornly at the back of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,564
Posted By G 981
Rob, my choice. I always liked the gold Jota and...

Rob, my choice. I always liked the gold Jota and disliked the orange/silver Jota.
This was actually an orange 3CL with black frame so I made it as in the pic.
Had all the proper Jota parts (4Cs,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,564
Posted By G 981
Not to forget the one time world's fastest bike. ...

Not to forget the one time world's fastest bike.

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/1941/p3011786.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,094
Posted By G 981
This one? ...

This one?

http://imageshack.us/a/img13/4154/giw2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 459,656
Posted By G 981
Laverda made 180 triples for many years. The...

Laverda made 180 triples for many years.
The alternator flywheel added mass to try to fool the crank into some sort of balance.
They don't shake as bad in reality as they should in theory.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,094
Posted By G 981
Here are my two. Not totally standard, but...

Here are my two.
Not totally standard, but sensibly modified to bring them more up to date.
I also have a few standards I restored as well.

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/5215/pa231319.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 857,947
Posted By G 981
I like Italian. ...

I like Italian.
http://imageshack.us/a/img194/9689/p3091804.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,094
Posted By G 981
Hey Bob, I have one you can buy! :evil Come...

Hey Bob,
I have one you can buy! :evil
Come to sunny Spain and ride it home.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By G 981
Looks very like an Avon fairing I had one time.

Looks very like an Avon fairing I had one time.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,686
Posted By G 981
It took me a few days to get used to right foot...

It took me a few days to get used to right foot shift when I bought my first Laverda after a series of Hondas.
No biggie, inadvertantly touching the gear lever instead of the brake didn't cause any...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By G 981
In the first video clip the tickover was less...

In the first video clip the tickover was less than 1000 rpm. In the second it sounded higher.
I think your noise is worse when the engine is lugging at too low revs.
Balance the carbs and set...
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