007, A Laverda 1200 Story

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by G 981, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Been here awhile

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    Nice finish. Loved the whole thread and looking forward to the new thread.
  2. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    That is one beautiful motorcycle and the new owner is a very lucky guy!
    And how cool to have S/N 007.
    Yes please keep us posted on the blue bike. It's a gorgeous bike as well.
    :beer
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  3. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    Kinda as a cherry on the top, you could publish the professionally taken photos of this beauty on this topic... just sayin... Ü
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  5. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    Weather stopped play on the professional photos this week, rescheduled for next week now.
  6. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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  7. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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  8. AK650

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    Beautiful work!
  9. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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  10. motomal

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    Even the tyres look like the same pattern, nice detail!
  11. villageidiot

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    If I may........

    why do the rotors and rotor centers appear rusty?
  12. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    It's a brown protective coating.
    They are brand new discs and the vendor said they were made as per original spec.

    [​IMG]2019-01-21 13.04.54 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
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  13. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    thanks for that, in that picture i can clearly see its not rusty, i figured you wouldn't leave them rusty given the quality of work on the rest of the bike.

    in my world (automotive repair) most of the anti corrosion/protective coatings are silver in color.
  15. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    Agreed, no idea why they are brown.
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  16. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    Took her for a brief ride up the lane this morning, all is well and she is completed now.
    Just the paperwork to do and hand it over at the weekend.
    I initially wanted to keep her to complement my gold bike (also in shot) as I wanted a completely standard one to go with my heavily modified one.
    But the economics are that she had to be sold.
    Oh well, project Phoenix awaits me.

    [​IMG]2019-10-21 10.41.11 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
  17. JimVonBaden

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    You don't have to say what you charge, but what is a solid restoration like this worth?
  18. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    Bear in mind Laverdas are more popular over here and command higher prices.
    Depends what I have to start with, how far the owner wants to go and how many, if any, upgrades along the way.
    Usually cost is not a major issue, as owners tend to be 'of an age' (enough disposable income) and fall into 3 categories:
    - owned from new
    - had one, let it go, want another one
    - always wanted one but couldn't afford it back then

    It would be easy to drop £10,000 UK on a standard restoration, more if you want to change ignition, carbs, brakes, suspension, wheels.
    That standard resto would include rebuilt crank, rebore/pistons, full head refurb, vapour blasting, ultrasonic cleaning, polishing, all new paint, chrome, zinc, bearings, chains, tyres, brake parts, instruments, carbs overhauled, re-covered seat and so on.
    Finished value could be £18,000 or more.
    I have sold a few around that price.
  19. JimVonBaden

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    Definitely some money in that then! Especially in pounds versus dollars or Euros! :thumb
  20. G 981

    G 981 Been here awhile

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    To be fair it's quite model dependent.
    For triples the top banana is the orange/silver Jota, then a Slater Jota, then a 3C.
    The later 120 degree crank models as yet don't attain such prices.
    For the 750s the SFC 750 is north of £45,000 and climbing.

    Another way to look at it is you pay modern bike prices for a brand new hand built classic.
    In 2 years time your modern bike is worth say 50% of what you paid and the classic is at worst worth what you paid for it.
    It's still a 140mph bike, which in the real world is adequate.
    And in my view it has more soul, presence and connection than modern bikes I have owned or ridden. And the sound.

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