Laverda 1000 cl3

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Jan, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. terisda

    terisda Been here awhile

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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.
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  2. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Start a build thread by posting up some photo's, there are a few of us Laverda owners on board. :evil
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  3. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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    :wink:

    Bob, make sure you do a good job on it....I know you will!

    :freaky

    Richard
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  4. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    Go for it!

    Before:
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    After:

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  5. Vince

    Vince Been here awhile

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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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  6. terisda

    terisda Been here awhile

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    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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  7. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Makes me want to cry, it is so beautiful... Nice work!


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  8. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    Not mine, although I had for about 8 months. The credit goes to Scott Potter in TX.:clap It's owned by an inmate, Alexol
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  9. terisda

    terisda Been here awhile

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    Fan- tas- tic job... I thought it looked good in the FIRST pic.
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  10. Jan

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    Could not resist.....
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  11. sfc1k

    sfc1k Adventurer

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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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  12. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    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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  13. terisda

    terisda Been here awhile

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    Brilliant find, original paint (?).. "jota" seat and grabrail. Change fluids, tyres...and RIDE !!
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  14. Jan

    Jan Adventurer

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    Not sure about this. Pin striping looks kinda dodgy.

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  15. terisda

    terisda Been here awhile

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    It was "kinda dodgy" in '76 !
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  16. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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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.
    :clap
    Wonder how it made it's way to the Phillipines??!! :ear
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  17. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar fine beer sampler

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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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  18. Jan

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    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 :evil)
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  19. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    No worries Jan- it's really not too bad.

    [​IMG]
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  20. Jan

    Jan Adventurer

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    what could possibly go wrong... :lol3
    (bit more bits n pieces than a bing for a r27...)
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