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Forum: Europe Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 91,321
Posted By G 981
Cut my teeth on offroad bikes and I agree it...

Cut my teeth on offroad bikes and I agree it makes you a better road rider.
I have the Atlas for any offroad aspirations and I am also building a Fatlas (for shits and giggles) out of the shell of...
Forum: Europe Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 91,321
Posted By G 981
Sounds like fun. Shame my bikes are...

Sounds like fun.
Shame my bikes are road-based.
The Atlas is at the back of the queue to get fixed as I have 6 bikes to restore for people.
Don't think either would be good on your trails.
...
Forum: Europe Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 91,321
Posted By G 981
The shop in Alfarras is a bit of a let down. He...

The shop in Alfarras is a bit of a let down. He seems to have moved on to repairing chain saws, selling bicycles and whatever else he can do.

I used to work in Tarragona and live near Reus on a...
Forum: Europe Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 91,321
Posted By G 981
Hi, just found this thread. I have lived now...

Hi, just found this thread.
I have lived now for around 3 years in Madrid province. Prior to that I spent 9 years in Catalunya, in Tarragona.

My favourite bikes are Laverdas and I have a few,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,262
Posted By G 981
Just bought this. Only around 450 produced...

Just bought this.
Only around 450 produced before the company folded in the early 90s.
It's going to be fun bringing it back to life, but retaining the patina.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,262
Posted By G 981
Love that 305, sweet!

Love that 305, sweet!
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,262
Posted By G 981
Only one like this in the world, cos I built it....

Only one like this in the world, cos I built it. :D

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/PA231325_zpsa7c3fe73.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 103,620
Posted By G 981
Thanks, that was my aim. I wanted it to be how...

Thanks, that was my aim. I wanted it to be how the factory might have made it if they had kept developing it.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 103,620
Posted By G 981
My Laverda brought a bit more up to date. ...

My Laverda brought a bit more up to date.
Braced and strengthened frame including headstock extended 6cm, monoshock conversion.
Maxton modified forks, Wilbers monoshock.
Ported head with big...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
Posted By G 981
How can I butcher something that was deader than...

How can I butcher something that was deader than dead.
I bought a frame, forks and front wheel only, no papers with it.
I am choosing to bring it back from the dead because I like to see them...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,617
Posted By G 981
Saw this Nimbus custom at the Intermot show in...

Saw this Nimbus custom at the Intermot show in Cologne last month.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-10-01161830_zps623d9125.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 60,290
Posted By G 981
When I sat on one at the Intermot show in Cologne...

When I sat on one at the Intermot show in Cologne I thought the suspension was way too soft as they had set it.
No way to fiddle with it at the show but I would have thought there was some sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
Posted By G 981
Marzocchi Strada.

Marzocchi Strada.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
Posted By G 981
Try starting only from a frame, forks and front...

Try starting only from a frame, forks and front wheel on a bike type you have never worked on before, and it has no paperwork either.
The plan is to source all the missing parts and build it into a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
Posted By G 981
The 2 I am doing for a friend are getting the...

The 2 I am doing for a friend are getting the full restoration treatment.
I farmed out the engine restorations to a local Ducati shop as I've never done a desmo engine before.
I prefer working on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
Posted By G 981
Hey, I'm at the same stage as you. ...

Hey, I'm at the same stage as you.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-10-15130215_zps05d3cc30.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,762
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By G 981
:d

:d
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,041
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,218
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)
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