The L in 3CL denotes cast wheels obviously the 3C means 3 cylinders.
I rode Laverdas for 15 years or so, a Jota and 2 750's, they are lovely well built machines that were miles ahead of just about everything in their day. The ignitions can be a problem on the earlier machines and caused a problem in the 80's because there were no alternatives but apart from that they are massively over engineered. The oil filtration system is just a wire mesh so regular oil changes are needed. I've seen filter conversions but these used to be frowned upon because the bike uses a low pressure pump
There were a lot of issues with the 79/80 bikes but the one your talking about is earlier so avoids the worst problems.
If you do get it a pair of Jota silencers is a must. Nothing beats the sound of a pair of Jota pipes on the overrun.
Rob Farmer screwed with this post 11-21-2012 at 11:03 AM