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Offline drumbrake

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750 GTF
« on: April 16, 2019, 14:29 »
Hello at all , if is possible to know how many 750 GTF were built

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 08:29 »
Probably not.

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 11:14 »
Hello at all , if is possible to know how many 750 GTF were built

GTF?? Are you sure you don't mean GTL? Never heard of a GTF.
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 12:36 »
GTF?? Are you sure you don't mean GTL? Never heard of a GTF.

Second variety of GT.

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 13:49 »
GTF, as stamped on the left lower gearbox lug,

I was told by Brettoni that this was an SF that had been taken off the production line for SF's and converted to GT specification with the "T" of GT being stamped over the "S" of SF arriving at GTF, later I was told by someone whose name started with L and ended with an A (not Piero) that this was a GT with special specification for the French market.

Take your pick.
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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 14:43 »
Also stands for a well known Scottish greeting...
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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 15:03 »
When the GT was fitted with the frame from the S and Laverdas own drum brakes, the GT became GTF.

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 17:59 »
Also stands for a well known Scottish greeting...

Well .....

I'm sure it is not "Get thee fooked" ........
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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 18:10 »
Get to F#*@
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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 20:49 »
74 SFC
72 SF
75 3C
79 (81) Formula Mirage 1200
Various Ducati's, Guzzi's, Puch's ... a BSA Sloper and maybe even an R90
I don't have a 1977 Honda XL 175

Chilliwack, British Columbia

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 01:17 »
Well, well - demonstrating my ignorance in matters historical. GT fukken F, eh? Who'd a thunk ...
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 03:01 »
Mine is matching numbers engine & frame

Frame stamped laverda750  ... just like a GT. Seems to be the same as the SF except for location of seat front lugs to accommodate the shorter GT tank & longer seat.

Engine stamped GTF on lower left gearbox side

Two reinforcing webs behind the LH cylinder base

32mm inlet ports in the head which I assume is original

The wheels were the Laverda first series

Quentin knows the history of this bike

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 10:04 »
Mine is matching numbers engine & frame

Frame stamped laverda750  ... just like a GT. Seems to be the same as the SF except for location of seat front lugs to accommodate the shorter GT tank & longer seat.

Engine stamped GTF on lower left gearbox side

Quentin knows the history of this bike

But not enough to have known it was a GTF!  :D The front end off it is now on the SF1 for auction at Shannons - I do know that much!
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 21:41 »
Frame of the GTF would more likely be an S rather than an SF item?

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Re: 750 GTF
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 22:13 »
GT frame differs greatly from SF frame in the cylinder head support area and rear subframe/shock mounts.  This was dropped when the GT was replaced by the GTL.   The GTL frame is based on the SF, with loads of different bracketry.  S frame is very similar to GT, but I suspect differences in wheelbase and steering angles.  The S at least always had a longer swing arm than the GT.    Had a S, GT and SF in the yard next to another recently, there were numerous differences to be seen.  S and GT frames are quite a bit lower on a whole, headstock is about 3cm lower than on the later frames, hence the shorter forks for the earlier models.  S looks a lot sleeker than the first SF, despite tinware being basically identical.

To my knowledge, GTF would be a 2nd series GT with Laverda hubs, narrower frame with seat/tank to suit, and flip-up filler cap.  Remainder basically as before.

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