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Offline Legs

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2017, 02:49 »
Noticed the side-stand was a bit slow to retract on yesterday's ride. Dismantled, cleaned, greased and put back together this morning. Got to keep on top of the little things ;)

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2017, 22:06 »
Dropped my engine off at Laverda Soczia for Keith to give it the works.

Time to start saving!

Worth it

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2017, 01:03 »
Dropped my engine off at Laverda Soczia for Keith to give it the works.

Time to start saving!

Worth it

Cheers

You're not expecting a quick turn-around then  :D
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 22:55 »
No, Keith told me I am about 10th in the list.
But at the rate I am doing the rest that's fine.

I can wait
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2017, 19:33 »
Dropped my engine off at Laverda Soczia for Keith to give it the works.

Time to start saving!

Worth it

Cheers

Ill give you a clue. Dropped mine off a year ago only just got to the front of the queue. But yes, will be worth every not inconsiderable penny.

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2017, 00:43 »
Ha ha ...........he will like that,he owns the P&M  :D......but i will be sure to keep an eye on him  ::)

That P&M Kawasaki looks very tidy.
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Offline Lee87H

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2017, 20:35 »
Pulled cover off of shift mechanism and installed washer over shifty shaft return spring as it came off of stud, works great now, thanks Piet,   Cheers
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2017, 23:35 »
Nothing actually, but manufactured a tool on my metal lathe for changing valve guides to BMW K100/K75 engines to be overhauled at the moment. Handle section was not machined because there was no little bit thicker bar on stock to that purpose at the moment, and therefore is not made to higher standards required for Laverda tools ;)

Just got it manufactured and wondered if it is also suitable to Laverda triples, didn't thought that earlier to make the same tool to fit if possible. I don't remember dimensions for Laverda triple valve guides, length of the guide and suitable biggest diameter for the tool. But not actually even needed at the moment.
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2017, 00:20 »
Nothing actually, but manufactured a tool on my metal lathe for changing valve guides to BMW K100/K75 engines to be overhauled at the moment. Handle section was not machined because there was no little bit thicker bar on stock to that purpose at the moment, and therefore is not made to higher standards required for Laverda tools ;)

Just got it manufactured and wondered if it is also suitable to Laverda triples, didn't thought that earlier to make the same tool to fit if possible. I don't remember dimensions for Laverda triple valve guides, length of the guide and suitable biggest diameter for the tool. But not actually even needed at the moment.

Can't see from pic, but I made mine (twin guides, similar seal section to triples) so a recessed section fits over the fragile top section where the seals fit - this avoids damaging that thin section when hammering them in. Can also be a sleeve that fits over the std type punch.
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2017, 01:15 »
Can't see from pic, but I made mine (twin guides, similar seal section to triples) so a recessed section fits over the fragile top section where the seals fit - this avoids damaging that thin section when hammering them in. Can also be a sleeve that fits over the std type punch.
Good point. This tool alone is to take the old ones out. Must take more dimensions when I got some valve guides on hand to make suitable sleeves for hammering new ones in. Earlier we used propane/butane torch to heat up cylinder heads, but that needed a lot of attention. Now I have an electric oven to that purpose.
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2017, 01:17 »
Now I have an electric oven to that purpose.

And you can heat up your pies at the same time  :D
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2017, 01:18 »
Yes and to get a good metallic and oily taste to that pie :)
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Offline bazzee

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2017, 06:17 »
There are instructions on replacing valve guides in laverdapedia.

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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2017, 11:48 »
There are instructions on replacing valve guides in laverdapedia.

Cheers,
bazzee
Thanks, found this document:
www.laverdapedia.com/Valve%20Guide%20replacement.pdf
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Re: What did you do to or for or with your Laverda today?
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2017, 12:59 »
Key piece of info in Red's opening comment -
Generally not a job that the average home mechanic can carry out, but here follows the method
that we use.

Alternative approach that minimises loss of shim size through recutting seats is to get a set of oversize valves (stem) and ream existing guides