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Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,429
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Posted By G 981
Yes, they do sound awesome. The orange one is...

Yes, they do sound awesome.
The orange one is for sale by the way... :evil

Maybe I should post more clips with it running hard?¿?¿¿
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
The RGS/RGA models have different frame geometry...

The RGS/RGA models have different frame geometry to the earlier 180 triples, plus the engine is rubber mounted.
Wheelbase is longer and swingarm pivot point is further back, resulting in an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
This found it's way into my garage this week. ...

This found it's way into my garage this week.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-09-10110433_zps33947bf3.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Hey there are a few Laverda guys in Perth. We...

Hey there are a few Laverda guys in Perth.
We all hang out on Laverdaforum.com

Anyway, I think I have hogged this thread enough.
Time to fade out.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
The next (potential) project is a triple engine...

The next (potential) project is a triple engine in a 750 twin frame.
Quite a challenge as the twin engine hangs from brackets under the top tubes and the triple has a full cradle frame.
Just toying...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
[QUOTE=Moronic;24998979] The downside I suppose...

[QUOTE=Moronic;24998979]
The downside I suppose is 70s/80s suspension and brakes. There's always a fly in the ointment. :cry

QUOTE]

My personal Laverdas have Suzuki GSXR wheels with modern...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
The first (UK only) Jotas were importer-modified...

The first (UK only) Jotas were importer-modified 3CLs and came in red or Green (1975, 1976). Then the importer (Slater) asked the factory to paint them a different color so as to be easily identified...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
(Speaks quietly) I hate orange Laverdas... ...

(Speaks quietly) I hate orange Laverdas...

Seems to be the colour the masses crave as orange/silver Jotas command a premium over other Jotas.

My personal colour preference was the 1978...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Thanks guys. I just wanted to raise awareness...

Thanks guys.
I just wanted to raise awareness of Laverdas.
They seem to be the forgotten Italians.
I find they are perfectly useable and still give real-world performance.
The Corsa did the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Finally got the Jota finished. Here's a clip...

Finally got the Jota finished.
Here's a clip of start up.
35ºC (95F) here today so lighting is a bit harsh.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SX-VoGgdzjE"...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Check out my website then, they are all there. ...

Check out my website then, they are all there.
www.clublaverda.com (http://www.clublaverda.com)
Go to Gallery and then Videos

Today's orange one is the last self-funded restoration.
From...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Thanks! One more: <iframe width="560"...

Thanks!
One more:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fwP5_yiceZY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
So how do I embed video clips? When I did it...

So how do I embed video clips?
When I did it they just came up as a clickable line of text.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Here's my latest restoration, finished today. ...

Here's my latest restoration, finished today.
Just got to put fuel in, start her up and set the carbs.
After this I am done.

...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
It's a hobby turned obesession. I made a...

It's a hobby turned obesession.
I made a website to try to help other Laverda owners find trusted dealers and services.
There are not a lot of Laverdas in the world and really not many trusted or...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
I have a video clip of my other Laverda but not...

I have a video clip of my other Laverda but not sure how to post it.
This one is a wee bit more special.

Also some more I restored.

Hope this Works.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,560
Posted By G 981
Here's mine. Maybe not modern enough for this...

Here's mine.
Maybe not modern enough for this thread but runs like new.
1984 Laverda RGS Corsa.
I made some subtle mods to it (GSXR wheels, 4 pot calipers, uprated suspensión, rack system).
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By G 981
:d

:d
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
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: 1,919
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: 1,251
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: 1,093
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: 1,093
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: 41,369
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: 92
Views: 13,976
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: 9,262
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: 9,262
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: 9,262
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: 9,262
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: 9,262
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: 9,262
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: 12,839
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: 2,988
Views: 519,782
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: 12,839
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
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 869,398
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: 12,839
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: 2,475
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: 2,867
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: 1,748
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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