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Old 11-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #16
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I've also been in the Philippines, and believe me : a Laverda is NOT for Pinoy roads....

Please elaborate...
If you mean the shitty pothole infested roads in the luzon area, I might agree, but VisMin? Beautiful blacktop most of it now...
Not to mention that speedlimits are not existing....

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:24 PM   #17
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The suspension on all of them is brutally hard.
From what I've seen in Cebu, Manilla,Bohol and Palawan, I wouldn't want to ride one there, but hey... to each his own

Somewhat of an exageration, especially compared to modern Italian machinery.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #18
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Easy to soften it,easy to get them stearing quicker,the roads around Wisemans Ferry out of Sydney are far from GP standard but with some work my 3c handles the bumps like a gooden.Some of the fun is fixing them to go better
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #19
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I always preferred the later chassis with the angled shocks and marrzochi forks.

About time we had some photographs

My old Jota a 79/80. Had a few issues with it. It was a "sinker" - Some of the early Jotas were prone to cracking cylinder heads, to get round the issue Laverda fitted steel skulls in the cylinder heads Unfortunately these tended to sink into the head loosing the valve clearance. Roger Winterburn, in the UK, fitted new valve seats but there was a spate of these dropping out wrecking the engines. Mine was also a "cranker" where the main bearing broke up. Laverda went away from the C3 clearance bearings for some reason and fitted standard tolerance bearings, these would break up. It all sounds horrific but once sorted out it was a hell of a bike. I had it for years and loved every minute of it and rode it like a lunatic (got a six month ban for some ridiculous speed). I made the mistake of tuning it at one point; bored out the carbs, Ported the head, ricky racer big bore exhaust and a few other mods that completely screwed the bike up, gained little in terms of performance, killed the lovely power band and used lots of fuel doing it. I then spent a few months tracking down a set of standard carbs and other parts to put it back to standard.

The last I heard the bike had been exported to Australia. So if you have a bike with documentation referring to a UK reg GPG 320V it's my old bike. I know the history and most of the owners of this bike from 81 through to the early 2000's




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Old 11-25-2012, 10:30 PM   #20
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My '81 Jota.


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Old 12-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #21
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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   #22
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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   #23
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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   #24
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #25
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Scotland,nice and handy to Keith at Laverda Scozia if you need some bits.Definatly do a build thread.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 AM   #26
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Scotland,nice and handy to Keith at Laverda Scozia if you need some bits.Definatly do a build thread.
Cheers Lads..
Have to offload a couple of bikes to finance it, it'll be next spring when I get properly stuck in.
This is a great forum and no doubt i will be seeking advice along the way. !!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #27
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Makes me want to cry, it is so beautiful... Nice work!


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Old 12-07-2012, 07:29 AM   #28
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Makes me want to cry, it is so beautiful... Nice work!
Not mine, although I had for about 8 months. The credit goes to Scott Potter in TX. It's owned by an inmate, Alexol
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #29
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Not mine, although I had for about 8 months. The credit goes to Scott Potter in TX. It's owned by an inmate, Alexol
Fan- tas- tic job... I thought it looked good in the FIRST pic.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:55 AM   #30
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