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Old 12-12-2012, 03:43 AM   #31
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doesn't look too messed about with.

Nice find.

Laverdamania.net has lots of useful resources on these things (paint codes, bearing numbers etc) & also has a registry of them
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #32
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Could not resist.....


Well done! Looks like it needs a good detailing and some aluminium polish, but looks all there. It appears it has the thin web cast wheels, check for hairline cracks where they meet the rim edge. Normally not a huge issue, but not sure of the road quality of your roads locally.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #33
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Could not resist.....
Brilliant find, original paint (?).. "jota" seat and grabrail. Change fluids, tyres...and RIDE !!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #34
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original paint (?)

Not sure about this. Pin striping looks kinda dodgy.

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:28 AM   #35
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Not sure about this. Pin striping looks kinda dodgy.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 AM   #36
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Not sure about this. Pin striping looks kinda dodgy.

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I'd say that's original paint alright, certainly a nice original looking example. I'd be very tempted to just get it going and checked out mechanically and ride it as it is. Patina and originality can't be bought and they're only original once. Good luck with it, a great find.

Wonder how it made it's way to the Phillipines??!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #37
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Just a shot in the dark here. Does anyone remember a mid 80's Cycle, or Cycle World magazine fictional tale of the Laverda racing down a mountain against a Kawasaki KZ1000 Eddie Lawson Replica piloted by the devil? The race was to win the soul of the Kawasaki's owner.
Hint, the Laverda wins, but blows it's bottom end at the finish, killing the victors beloved bike.

It's a silly sounding story, but it was very well written, and I was riveted at the time (also loved orange Laverda's)
I forgot who wrote it, and what it is called. Any guesses???
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:04 AM   #38
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I'd say that's original paint alright, certainly a nice original looking example. I'd be very tempted to just get it going and checked out mechanically and ride it as it is. Patina and originality can't be bought and they're only original once. Good luck with it, a great find.

Wonder how it made it's way to the Phillipines??!!
PO says he thinks it is still the original paint.

i dont know anything about its prehistory. i only know its past since about '92. i'm the third owner since then.
all i know is that it stood a long time pre 92 with a buggered charging system.
and that it has only 12000 km on counter....
some proper elbowgrease and TLC should put it back to life (and a carb gasket set )
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #39
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No worries Jan- it's really not too bad.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #40
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No worries Jan- it's really not too bad.

what could possibly go wrong...
(bit more bits n pieces than a bing for a r27...)
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #41
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what could possibly go wrong...
(bit more bits n pieces than a bing for a r27...)
You just know that those parts are going to get jumbled up. Setting the pumps up correctly is fun. http://www.laverdamania.net/technical.htm
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #42
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Redax in Queensland does a 240watt altinator conversion for the early 180s and an improved EI,well worth doing.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #43
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Hi all!

Here are some pics of my latest acquisition, a '78 Jarama (3CL) modded with some Jota parts:







I picked is up from another fellow in Virginia, so this transaction should be pretty stratight-forward. He appartently is a HUGE Laverda buff, and hopefully down the road will be helpful as I run into issues.

I have already been in touch with the lovely folks at Keihan in the UK, and they have a complete Jota 180 exhaust system in stock and ready to ship.

I have even purchased a Minichamps 1:12 model of a Jota on eBay:



More to follow!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #44
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Nice tidy unit.Lots of activity on The Laverda Forum if your intersted in anything Laverda.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:48 AM   #45
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