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Old 11-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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Laverda 1000 cl3

I might have a lead on a '76 Laverda cl3 1000 a friend of a friend of a friend kinda thing...

However I don't know anything bout the things.

Can someone educate me here?
Do I want one? Should I have one?
Do they suck or are they as cool as pinguin's balls? Ballpark figure? (Hasn't run for about 6 years - all original parts and paint)

Why is it never a guzzi lemans I-III that pops up like this eh...
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:50 AM   #2
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plenty popular. I don't think they drive as nice as a guzzi, but actually have a higher value...

a buddy is selling a lemans III in the DC craigslist for $3100
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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plenty popular. I don't think they drive as nice as a guzzi, but actually have a higher value...

a buddy is selling a lemans III in the DC craigslist for $3100
just a bit far from where i am unfortunately
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:26 AM   #4
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3CL?

Lovely, lovely, lovely contraption. I'd love an early 3CL to go with my late SFC1000

There's every chance it'll find interesting new ways to frustrate, irritate & bankrupt you but you'll most likely not care

Pretty good spares availability & there's a lot of knowledge n experience in the various Laverda forums & clubs. Most of the common problems are easily sorted & there are any number of upgrades for the period shortcomings (eg better ignition & uprated alternator).

Forgot the ball park figure - in the UK you'd be talking 3000 - 5000 pounds, possibly more depending on condition. If you decide it's not the bike for you then there's always someone (usually an Australian) looking for one.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:48 AM   #5
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There's every chance it'll find interesting new ways to frustrate, irritate & bankrupt you but you'll most likely not care
you sir are truly a prophet!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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3cl indeed. Shows my ignorance doesn't it?
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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Hey Bob,
I have one you can buy!
Come to sunny Spain and ride it home.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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My brother has one (1976 I think) for sale about 10 miles from Edinburgh in Scotland.....he's owned it for 30+ years. Currently a non runner but ripe for restoration.....needs a good home. If interested pm me and I'll put you in touch..
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #9
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My brother has one (1976 I think) for sale about 10 miles from Edinburgh in Scotland.....he's owned it for 30+ years. Currently a non runner but ripe for restoration.....needs a good home. If interested pm me and I'll put you in touch..
Thanks to this post I met a very nice Gentleman and have a brilliant project on its way.
Cheers, Richard / Graham.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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Thanks to this post I met a very nice Gentleman and have a brilliant project on its way.
Cheers, Richard / Graham.
Start a build thread by posting up some photo's, there are a few of us Laverda owners on board.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #11
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Thanks to this post I met a very nice Gentleman and have a brilliant project on its way.
Cheers, Richard / Graham.



Bob, make sure you do a good job on it....I know you will!



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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #12
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #13
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Makes me want to cry, it is so beautiful... Nice work!


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Old 11-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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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.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #15
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I might have a lead on a '76 Laverda cl3 1000 a friend of a friend of a friend kinda thing...

However I don't know anything bout the things.

Can someone educate me here?
Do I want one? Should I have one?
Do they suck or are they as cool as pinguin's balls? Ballpark figure? (Hasn't run for about 6 years - all original parts and paint)

Why is it never a guzzi lemans I-III that pops up like this eh...
Do I want one?
Absolutely

Should I have one?
Absolutely

Do they suck or are they as cool as pinguin's balls?
Cooler than penguins balls

Ballpark figure? (Hasn't run for about 6 years - all original parts and paint)

Probably 10 large minimum, do what ever it takes to acquire it, they are going up in value at a rapid pace.
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