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Old 05-31-2009, 08:43 PM   #811
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My god, there's nothin' pertier'n a big drum brake on a shouldered alloy...mmm, mmm, mmm

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Old 05-31-2009, 08:48 PM   #812
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Don't know a lot about Laverda, but they always appealed to me, something about
the square of the cooling fins always made my eyes pop...

But why did they use KTM Orange? ... Just kidding...

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Man I love those Guzzis! Makes me sad though, I had 2 LM-3 basket cases, one with a wicked strong Jim Woods built motor. I sold both when I got married....I know, dumb, seriously dumb...

Oh well, here's one of mine. Its a 1980 Laverda Montjuic. Not really a factory bike, and not a home built either as they were "manufactured" by the English importer. Cool bike, around 375lbs soaking wet, close ratio six speed tranny, and a narrow powerband that makes it all fun to ride. Loud though...really really loud....

These were never officially imported into the US but I know of 6 or 7 that have made their way across the pond.

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:51 AM   #813
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Oh well, here's one of mine. Its a 1980 Laverda Montjuic. Not really a factory bike, and not a home built either as they were "manufactured" by the English importer. Cool bike, around 375lbs soaking wet, close ratio six speed tranny, and a narrow powerband that makes it all fun to ride. Loud though...really really loud....

These were never officially imported into the US but I know of 6 or 7 that have made their way across the pond.

I've ridden a few of those and they are seriously loud, made even worse because they didn't tickover well. I road a road legal formula 500 as well. awsome bit of kit.

http://www.laverdaf500.co.uk/
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:21 AM   #814
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Oh well, here's one of mine. Its a 1980 Laverda Montjuic.

Is it my imagination, or does that tail light look like a spot (zit) on the bikes arse that’s about to explode.

Or maybe it’s like Cindy Crawford’s beauty spot where the flaw is so obvious that you fall in love with the rest of it

PS love the colour cordinated hammer
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:09 AM   #815
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Thats a classic Cafe Racer tail light I'll have you know. Oddly enough, its a Honda part.

I've been threatening to paint my Lawn Mower orange too.

Lots of orange in my garage....




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Is it my imagination, or does that tail light look like a spot (zit) on the bikes arse that’s about to explode.

Or maybe it’s like Cindy Crawford’s beauty spot where the flaw is so obvious that you fall in love with the rest of it

PS love the colour cordinated hammer
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:38 AM   #816
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Man, you do have a bunch of Laverdas....




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Old 06-01-2009, 01:56 PM   #817
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Man, you do have a bunch of Laverdas....

Yeah, its a sickness but if ya gotta be sick its a great way to do it!

One more but not a "cafe" bike. Not orange either but silver is nice....

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Old 06-01-2009, 06:07 PM   #818
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Yeah, its a sickness but if ya gotta be sick its a great way to do it!

One more but not a "cafe" bike. Not orange either but silver is nice....

wasn't that the "executive " model..?


How much are those orange 1000 jota's going for on the american market lately..??
Yours is just perfect ..let me know if you decide to get rid of it...
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:07 PM   #819
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It is the Executive yes. Nice sport touring bike really, as long as speed limits don't mean much to you.
I haven't seen a Jota for sale in the US in quite a while but I would expect somewhere in the $7000 range for a nice clean one. As for mine, I'll add you to the list of people waiting for me to be stupid and put it up for sale. As they say though, don't hold your breath. It aint going anywhere any time soon.

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wasn't that the "executive " model..?


How much are those orange 1000 jota's going for on the american market lately..??
Yours is just perfect ..let me know if you decide to get rid of it...
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:14 PM   #820
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Alti Tude, tell more about the one you refer to as "my baby " . please. It looks a bit special.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:23 PM   #821
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Alti Tude, tell more about the one you refer to as "my baby " . please. It looks a bit special.
To me its very special as it was built by a good friend, who has since left us.

Its a one off custom with a special order Spondon frame. The bodywork is all custom made with the seat and fairing being carbon fiber and the fuel tank aluminum. Front forks are 41.5mm GCBs, front brakes are six piston ISRs and the wheels are magnesium Marchesinis. The exhaust is custom built from stainless with tapered head tubes and originally had an open carbon canister. The aluminum one in the photo is the street can, the other is sinfully loud...but sounds lovely. The motor is a 120 degree Laverda triple with a twin plug head ported by C.R. Axtell who also designed the camshafts. It has high compression J&E pistons, a lightened crank, and 41mm Kehin FCR carbs.

The bike was finished in 1994 and at the time the parts used were pretty much leading edge WSB gear. A bit dated now but the bike is still loads of fun. It does make a bit more then the Laverda holy grail number of 100hp, and weighs right at 400lbs so any modern 600 will blow it off easily. Not the point though, its just loads of fun.

To give credit where due, it was built by Lance Weil. He designed and fabricated the bodywork (except the fuel tank), built the motor, and assembled the bike. Axtell did the head and Jack Hagerman did the fuel tank. Artists all, I just ride it.

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The 41mm FCRs



ISRs on 340 Brembo rotors




The rear hub is from a Honda RC 30




Looks kind of funny when its naked

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:36 PM   #822
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I bet you can recite Wolfgangs number from memory I saw him today to get a clutch cable for my 750 and came this close to coming home with a Jota.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:41 PM   #823
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Wolfgang, quite simply, is a god. Nothing less, a god all the way.

My Executive is currently undergoing some preventive maintenance so I'll be talking to him soon.

What 750 do you have?

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I bet you can recite Wolfgangs number from memory I saw him today to get a clutch cable for my 750 and came this close to coming home with a Jota.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:47 AM   #824
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Alti tude thanks for the pics of your special Spondon...
Love all the details!!!


What you need is a dual sport
says your sig...!?
Are you talking about the Atlas?

So how many are in front of me before you get stupid enough and sell your orange jota?
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #825
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Wolfgang, quite simply, is a god. Nothing less, a god all the way.

My Executive is currently undergoing some preventive maintenance so I'll be talking to him soon.

What 750 do you have?
You have a PM..
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