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Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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4 years from a running machine to a project!

I got his Laverda 750SF2 5 years ago (traded for a -89 CBX in perfect shape!!) and I did not like a few things: the cheap fairing, the cheaper tracker seat and the cheapest mini speedo/tacho...

With some help I redid the rear frame loop (sawed off by the DPO!), took off the parts did not like, bought an Acewell ( as the stock speedo/tacho are un-obtainable/expensive and I did run in my electric fears on how to install it!!
A really (really!) good friend offerred to install it for me....
After 4 years of "it is ready next week", "I did not like the wire loom so I did another one for you" (I know I should have bee more on it, but I almost lost an arm (1/2 usable now) and a leg in a MC accident, so "everybody" had excuses to procrastinate!), I finally lost and went to pick her up:

Did I mention the guy is a wood worker? That I gave him a brand new seat which he hacked "could not understand the way it was fixed!!". No sparkplugs so it is a good bet to think that there is as much saw dust inside the engine than outside.
The 4 dangling wires must have been the start of the new wire loom....

Real hard on my blood pressure everytime I go the garage!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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It's a pretty thing to look at though!
I wouldn't bring her home to Mama, but Mama ain't home tonight.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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Here's one from an AHRMA race to inspire you.
I had a 750 with drum brakes at both ends. I bought it for $100 , cleaned the carbs and switched the sparkpug leads, thanks to Duddles suggestion. And it ran pretty well. I rode it once then hauled it to a race at Puttnam Park and put a for sale $850 on it .
Guys came by to look at it all day and suggested it didn't run at which time my pal Gary would hit the button and say , "You're wrong . "
The only bike I ever made money on.
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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The instruments are Nippon Densel, same ones used on Honda's of that era. Wolfgang in Nakusp will have the correct faces and anything else you could ever want

Heres mine dressed up like a SFC, I bought it new in 75. Nice find... they are getting pretty rare these days.

Kawasaki H1 build thread

71- 450 Honda CL re & re

Just another pathetic sheep following the herd

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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I already spent a fortune with Wolfgang!! Just spent a couple of hours to adapt a speedo adapter for the Acewell, installed half of Wolfgang 's new wireloom and EI from Sachse... Another week or two and it should start.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #6
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Not that I need much of an excuse to post pics of my old bikes so...

I rode 750 Laverdas for many years. Great bikes, weigh a ton but at least they're stable on the road.

Here's my last one

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