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Title: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Scrumpy on January 27, 2011, 12:33
It's that time of the month again (are feminie jokes acceptable on this forum or will I be asked to leave the building?) when you have the chance to vote for the best resserection (no religious or sexual comments pleae). Unusually this month I have not had to scour the net looking for images I have received a lot of high quality submissions, so please keep them coming.

Happy voting - Srumpy

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNjb-XyAI/AAAAAAAAB5w/2LTBzR3vxvo/s640/Alex-End_3.gif.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNsJY9ZjI/AAAAAAAAB6U/4YuQmNQtsuU/s720/KB-Jota-after%202.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN3kOjyDI/AAAAAAAAB7E/HidKuapWU_0/Scott%20Potter%201974%20SFC%20after.gif.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN2De9EhI/AAAAAAAAB60/iWbOt6bwbw4/s640/Red-greenside-after.jpg)(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNwJfofYI/AAAAAAAAB6k/wEWnc24Pn04/s640/PC2-after.JPG)


Option 1: Alex Ozzard-Low's 1977 original UK Jota to 3C restoration undertaken by by Scott Potter
 
Apparently the story is that the bike was owned by (and perhaps imported by) Lance Weil to Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of three Jotas from Slaters. The first picture, which was scanned from an original photo in David Illís possession, was taken in June 1977. Apparently Lance modified it some months later adding an SFC fairing, TZ Yamaha front fender, and custom paint job.  Then thereís a bit of a gap, and I bought it in 2007 from a fellow called PJ who was racing it.
The original intention was to get Scott to do a reasonable cosmetic restoration, but as usual with these things it all got a bit out of hand, so what we have is the beautiful machine in the photos.
My bike is one of three consecutive serial numbers, the other two are owned, I believe, by David Ill (who supplied the early info and pictures) and Bill MacCracken.
 
So thatís the storyÖ
 
Alex
 
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNcR-tE-I/AAAAAAAAB5k/fi5Ll2gqXh0/s640/Alex-Start.jpg)(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNbowkeZI/AAAAAAAAB5g/xaKkdaORO6Q/s512/Alex-Middle.jpg)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNePUadLI/AAAAAAAAB5o/FxxAHjAHA1M/s640/Alex-End_1.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNfysqhQI/AAAAAAAAB5s/Q1t5G8z7ZOI/s512/Alex-End_2.jpg)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNjb-XyAI/AAAAAAAAB5w/2LTBzR3vxvo/s640/Alex-End_3.gif.jpg)

Option 2: Kev the Trout Bishop's Series 2 Jota
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNmgzOagI/AAAAAAAAB6A/EdRPv5cX9zg/s720/KB-Jota-before%201.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNk4M6IZI/AAAAAAAAB50/0j9cje13bqc/s720/KB-Jota-before%202.jpg)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNl7bOSBI/AAAAAAAAB58/83q0jXeQFtA/s720/KB-Jota-before%203.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNn_kOI1I/AAAAAAAAB6E/MT1KuhRsXzU/s720/KB-Jota-after%201.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNpNL_d_I/AAAAAAAAB6I/CLzC_1wEK-M/s512/KB-Jota-after%203.jpg)(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNqEO3PJI/AAAAAAAAB6M/5uIK8yPMIdg/s720/KB-Jota-after%205.jpg)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNq7Ph6tI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/3Z5D6Bsnqxk/s720/KB-Jota-after%204.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNsJY9ZjI/AAAAAAAAB6U/4YuQmNQtsuU/s720/KB-Jota-after%202.jpg)

Option 3: Scott Potters 1974 SFC 750
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN3MKmg3I/AAAAAAAAB7A/BDFRMWqKjg4/Scott%20Potter%201974%20SFC%20before.gif.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN3kOjyDI/AAAAAAAAB7E/HidKuapWU_0/Scott%20Potter%201974%20SFC%20after.gif.jpg)

Option 4: Red Cawte's Tricolour 1976 3CL

Now 1175 cc, Mikuni 36mm Flatslides, 4C cams, Redax/Sachse ignition/ alternator system, Kevlar Clutch plates, Dyna Coils, complete engine rebuild
GSXR wheels, Redax Brembo brake upgrade front and rear, Redax Fork Brace, JMC Swingarm, Wilbur Shocks, Racetech Fork internals, GSXR Steering dampner
Paint by owner.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN2R_tSNI/AAAAAAAAB64/zgor2sLlztg/Red-greenside-Start.jpg)(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN2zuHesI/AAAAAAAAB68/1twbkou6SBg/Red-redside-Start.jpg)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN2De9EhI/AAAAAAAAB60/iWbOt6bwbw4/s640/Red-greenside-after.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFN05VyIiI/AAAAAAAAB6w/GILlmtJi4WY/s640/Red-redside-after.jpg)

Option 5: Bevelman's RGS
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNtELtfaI/AAAAAAAAB6Y/DAq1TdZJiMI/s640/PC_RGS_1_Start.jpg)(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNtsfBI3I/AAAAAAAAB6c/ewpiH1gGmxU/s640/PC_RGS_2-Start.jpg)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNwJfofYI/AAAAAAAAB6k/wEWnc24Pn04/s640/PC2-after.JPG)(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNu6Q9a9I/AAAAAAAAB6g/abrL0iY1IlU/s640/PC1-after.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNyBBfbtI/AAAAAAAAB6o/bxftoA7KMTY/s640/PC3-after.JPG)(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUFNzdkWhkI/AAAAAAAAB6s/21FX5_192rM/s640/PC4-after.JPG)
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: LaverdaIan on January 27, 2011, 12:59
Srumpy.. ;)
Goin' racing this month, so it's got to be the SFC.. and what a classic looking lass it is hey... ;D

Ciao
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Scrumpy on January 27, 2011, 13:02
Good luck mate. I'll be checking on the OzLaverda site to monitor your progress. Still undecided where to put my mark.

Scrumpy
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: 3patC on January 27, 2011, 13:10
Bloody Hell Scrumpy, this one is difficult!
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: drikko on January 27, 2011, 13:28
Lost track of the bike colours in Reds option 4!! Which one is it or did the white bits get polished out?
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Scrumpy on January 27, 2011, 13:47
Lost track of the bike colours in Reds option 4!! Which one is it or did the white bits get polished out?


The white engine is the before shot.

Scrumpy
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Cosi on January 28, 2011, 05:49
twould b wrong of me if i didnt vote for the tricolour

the last 2 shots are the finnished product

Reds creation, owned by my uncle, currently residing on the sunshine coast and heading to tassie when he retires

lookout Cam  ;D
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Dellortoman on January 28, 2011, 07:18
I've seen the tricolore in the flesh metal at the last Story Bridge concourse. Nice looking bike. Your uncle will be welcome here in Tassie, we're a friendly bunch. Where is he planning to live?

Cheers,
Cam
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Cosi on January 28, 2011, 07:48
He owns the  Carrick Mil Inn, been doing it up for a while now, dunno if its open yet, my Aunty lives there, call in if your up there
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Allan R on January 28, 2011, 21:41
Got to be the SFC, I just luv em.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Dellortoman on January 28, 2011, 22:06
He owns the  Carrick Mil Inn, been doing it up for a while now, dunno if its open yet, my Aunty lives there, call in if your up there

Yeah I know it well. It's quite a landmark on the Bass Highway and a nice old building. I'll drop in next time I go past, which will probably be on the way to the Eastern Creek weekend.

Cheers,
Cam
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: chris78jota on January 29, 2011, 10:06
Much as I adore SFCs  ;D , it has to be Kev's Jota for me.

Just look at the start and finish points.  Resurrection not Restoration.

Did exactly the same on my first Jota.  Hideous.  I'm having 'nam flashbacks now.. the horror. :o..the horror. :o

Chris

Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: troutbishop on January 29, 2011, 11:31
Hi Chris thanks for that this took a lot of work to get it right i was told it was stolen recovered when i bought it it had been in bits like this for years a toss up to sell the bits or rebuild i can't believe i am on par with an RGS (no disrespect bevelman)but this was a wreck with half the bits missing and useless
                                        Kev
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: lemonjelly on January 29, 2011, 18:46
Kev

Plumped for yours as its what I call a honest traditional resto nothing fancy and a beautiful result thats saying something from a 120 owner!  Nice one.

Shaun

I have to say the tricolor makes me feel queezy too vulgar for me ( no offence meant.)
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: troutbishop on January 29, 2011, 21:46
cheers LJ i must say i thought the same about the tri colour one but if if you alternate which side of the garage you park it it looks like you have two bikes :D
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: redax5 on January 29, 2011, 21:51
the Tri-Color was the owners request
not my cup of tea but I must admit I preferred working on the green side of the bike as opposed to the red side of the bike
everyone has their preference
and I liked the finished result a lot better then what it was when it arrived

Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Cosi on January 29, 2011, 22:07
cheers LJ i must say i thought the same about the tri colour one but if if you alternate which side of the garage you park it it looks like you have two bikes :D

That was actually the idea, the theory behind it is if the cops see one side of the bike they think its green the other well red, may have worked for him in the 70s when the cops wouldnt be able to tell the differenc between a Zed or a cbx, but it sort of stands out a little too much now, i dont like the red, its too pink
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Laverdalothar on January 30, 2011, 07:20
The color of a bike does not matter, as long as it is black.
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: lemonjelly on January 30, 2011, 12:19
the Tri-Color was the owners request
not my cup of tea but I must admit I preferred working on the green side of the bike as opposed to the red side of the bike
everyone has their preference
and I liked the finished result a lot better then what it was when it arrived



Youre right Red, the green is good. does that make sense!!!

LJ
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: springsoft on January 30, 2011, 22:09
Although I am mid-way through the restoration of an early Jota, and the second option - described earlier as a resurrection rather than a restoration - is very similar to what I am working my way through, I went for option 1 as it (for me) defines what a Laverda should be.  There's no bling in the form of drilled discs etc, it's just the engine and the paint dominating the visual cortex.  Beautiful.

There will be a new post on http://thejotaproject.blogspot.com/ shortly as I have made some more progress.

Dave
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: tstrainer on January 31, 2011, 21:39
Well I like the Tricolour more than I thought I would but The Trout gets my vote absolutly bang on. I couldn't bear to use it and get it dirty though ;)
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: troutbishop on January 31, 2011, 22:13
Thanks Tim from the pics of yours thats going to be a nice one too, I like the wire wheel triple but for some reason not sure about the silver frame ???
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Mingh on February 02, 2011, 13:50
for me it's option 1 for sure. What a looker! This is pretty much where i'd like to take my bike.
If this wasn't the BoM page but a 2nd hand site, i'd be bidding for the tricolore. It has a bunch of meaningful upgrades, done by someone in the know. Before ever swinging a leg over it I'd repaint it in House of colour goldmine pearl. If the fashion police catches you on this tricolore you're toast.
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Yogi on February 06, 2011, 20:42
Alex's bike for me - beautiful....

Great work by Scott.

Andrew
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Reggie3cl on February 08, 2011, 16:42
What I want is a mint and immaculate RGS silencer (just the one) for next to nothing, but out of interest, what are those pipes on the RGS?
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Dave "SPIDER" Holder on February 08, 2011, 22:59
Love that single seat on number one, anyone know where I can get one/cover/foam, I can make a base. :P
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: jotacorsa on February 09, 2011, 01:19
spider, i used an original 3CL pan
hammer formed the hump, shaped the foam and installed a reproduction seat cover
a tilting solo seat  8)
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: 3patC on February 09, 2011, 07:42
Love that single seat on number one, anyone know where I can get one/cover/foam, I can make a base. :P

Laverda Paradise list the early shape hump seat but with the hinge bkts fitted to suit later bikes.
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Dave "SPIDER" Holder on February 09, 2011, 12:22
Excellent, Thanks Gents.  :D
(Where did the shaped cover come from?)
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: scrman on February 09, 2011, 14:29
What I want is a mint and immaculate RGS silencer (just the one) for next to nothing, but out of interest, what are those pipes on the RGS?



australian made- staintunes
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Reggie3cl on February 09, 2011, 19:06
Ta.
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Clumber981 on February 09, 2011, 22:03
The Jota 3C is the one that makes my heart race but  I can sense the time and agony that must have goe into #2.  For that alone and turning a pile of scrap into a nice honest bike it gets my vote.
Ralph
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: spaynenda on February 16, 2011, 03:17
For me, the choice is between the 3C and the RGS, in spite of the fact that they're completely different in terms of feel, engine and form language. Given that fact, they both appeal to me in their own way because of their overall visual simplicity. In the end, I come out in favor of the older machine, a beautifully done piece in the "old school" way, i e wire spoked wheels, bum-stop seat and un-decorated tank and panels...I'd have to put on my new, "old school" boots by Gasolina and get me pudding bowl helmet to ride it.

Nice work.
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Laverda1000.de on February 23, 2011, 22:00
An early triple simply can't be bettered for looks. So #1 it is. Even though (anorak mode on) the front mudguard is fitted the wrong way round...  ;D
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: henry on February 23, 2011, 22:38
Bloody Hell Scrumpy, this one is difficult!

difficult??? it's no contest - vote 3C
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Scrumpy on February 28, 2011, 21:46
Congratulations to Ozzard Low and Scott Potter (for carrying out the work). Clearly the winner of this BoM by a country mile and it is not surprising consdering it is such a superb bike. The competition was stiff which makes the margin even more significant.

Please feel free to add any further comments.

Scrumpy
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: poffer on February 28, 2011, 22:48
How about the next BotM having just two bikes??

A 180 and a 120  :P :P :P

Should sort the men from the gays sorry...boys :-*

March BotM announced on 1st April  ;)

Pete
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Alexol on March 06, 2011, 06:57
An early triple simply can't be bettered for looks. So #1 it is. Even though (anorak mode on) the front mudguard is fitted the wrong way round...  ;D

That has been corrected...

Alex
Title: Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
Post by: Alexol on March 06, 2011, 06:58
Congratulations to Ozzard Low and Scott Potter (for carrying out the work). Clearly the winner of this BoM by a country mile and it is not surprising consdering it is such a superb bike. The competition was stiff which makes the margin even more significant.

Please feel free to add any further comments.

Scrumpy

Thanks for your comments everyone - all I need now is some time to go ride...

Alex