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Title: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on May 13, 2019, 09:36
Yesterday, first time out on my SF this year and i came into contact with the side of a Ford Fiesta driven by a young lass that "didn't see you"
On cursory inspection the bike would appear fairly unscathed apart from twisted forks, bent handlebars etc. but I know from previous accidents that unseen damage can often run deeper.
Can anybody suggest somebody that knows what they are talking about to look over the bike, before the insurance company become too involved.
I am in the Midlands UK

Thank you, I like this forum !
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Ventodue on May 13, 2019, 14:34
Malcolm Cox.

Alcester Heath Farm
Alcester Heath 
Alcester
B49 5JJ
Warwickshire

01789 764349.
Forum handle: MALco56
email:  coxeng@gmx.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Cox-Engineering-Laverda-1060970330593133/about/
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Rob on May 13, 2019, 15:21
Malc has moved. Phone number and address now different. Best to get in touch by Facebook messenger
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on May 13, 2019, 17:39
Thanks for the contact
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: chrisk on May 13, 2019, 23:13
Lucky it was a Ford Fiesta, like crashing into a sponge, in comparison to a Dodge Ram anyway. ;)
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on May 14, 2019, 00:43
Twisted forks would indicate new triple clamps if the quote is to respect the value of the bike and its intended purpose. Don't let them chisel you - car repair quotes are exorbitant, so an SF inspection should cover absolutely everything that's even slightly scratched.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: breganzane on May 14, 2019, 05:27
I'd be hitting them up for a front wheel, even if not measurably damaged there's a good argument it's been overstressed.  Instruments, switches, levers, mufflers if it hit the ground, the list goes on.  Beyond that the old SF frame is ridiculously strong, so it's not all that likely it's been bent, but it's possible.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: nick7 on May 14, 2019, 07:16
More help maybe from ILOC site? Consider joining? Hope you are ok? Ive been lucky so far, no accidents since 1982..and though am not a fan per se of IAM, ( er, I stopped the course as i knew best natch!) Consider some advanced training? Even if you think a lot of it is guff, one thing learned could make that difference. Here endeth the lesson..
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Ventodue on May 14, 2019, 08:46
Malc has moved. <snip>

Ah!  Thought he had, but that was the address on his Face Ache page.  Tell him to update it, will ya, Rob ?  :D
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on May 14, 2019, 12:36
Thank you for the helpful replies, I am only comfortable letting somebody who understands old bikes  look over the damage, from past experience there is always more than you think. The bike is certainly in better shape than the car, which looks like a write off. Always knew they were built like brick shit houses but this has surprised me.

Should put this bit in the getting old thread, but just a bit of background, I was diagnosed with fairly aggressive cancer to multiple organs before christmas, Sunday was the first local classic bike meet and I was determined to go, but after 6 months solid chemo I am as weak as a kitten, I have a 71 suzuki T250 which I thought would be easier to ride, but at the last minute decided on the laverda, glad I did, the suzuki would be scrap now.

On the plus side, I carried on to the meet, recovered my frazzled nerves and got down to enjoying the ride.

First time I have felt alive for six months, no pain, no discomfort and the joy of riding a bike.

All the best.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on May 14, 2019, 13:09
Thank you for the helpful replies, I am only comfortable letting somebody who understands old bikes  look over the damage, from past experience there is always more than you think. The bike is certainly in better shape than the car, which looks like a write off. Always knew they were built like brick shit houses but this has surprised me.

Should put this bit in the getting old thread, but just a bit of background, I was diagnosed with fairly aggressive cancer to multiple organs before christmas, Sunday was the first local classic bike meet and I was determined to go, but after 6 months solid chemo I am as weak as a kitten, I have a 71 suzuki T250 which I thought would be easier to ride, but at the last minute decided on the laverda, glad I did, the suzuki would be scrap now.

On the plus side, I carried on to the meet, recovered my frazzled nerves and got down to enjoying the ride.

First time I have felt alive for six months, no pain, no discomfort and the joy of riding a bike.

All the best.

Been there last year, without the accident.
First ride on the SF had me knackered after an hour but with a renewed taste for life.

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on May 14, 2019, 13:45
Motorbikes, if they don't kill you they cure you !
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Vince on May 14, 2019, 14:28
Yep, repeat weekly for best results. Not including hitting cars though
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on May 14, 2019, 23:50
With the shi@ your're going through David, hitting a car on your first outing in far too long must have been a really lousy kick in the guts. Very heartwarming to hear that you could continue and enjoy the SF. May you enjoy many more. The very best for your recovery.

On a material note, with the description of damage to the car, i'd be even more intent on getting a thorough quote done.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on May 15, 2019, 10:16
Thank you for your kind remarks.

Bought my SF a couple of years ago, and loved it from the minute I pressed the button.

More motorcycle chemo therapy today, taking out my 500 AJS.

Provided I can start it !
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: phil37 on May 15, 2019, 16:13
 Hi David - Where in the midlands are you? - Regards - Phil
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on May 16, 2019, 10:39
Hello Phil

I am in Bakewell, Derbyshire
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: phil37 on May 16, 2019, 11:28
PM sent
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on November 11, 2019, 20:30
Long time since I posted this, but finally got my bike repaired in September, despite good reports the company that did the work left a lot to be desired, but after much hassle the bike is finished.
Due to pain in the arse, ongoing health issues I find the bike to heavy, the way I see it I have two options and would appreciate valid opinions on my options, these are, sell the bike, which I really don't want to, or effectively turn it into a beautiful ornament, SFC replica, with the hope that one day I will be up to riding it.
I am favouring the lovely ornament option, but due to my health am not in a position to complete the work myself, is there anybody out there I can trust with the work and how much would it cost me, roughly.

Thank you in advance
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: breganzane on November 11, 2019, 21:59
Please don't turn it into an SFC replica.  It's very hard to make a good replica but extremely easy to ruin a nice SF.
More to the point, unless you are 6 foot tall, 68kg, and 30 years old (as Agusto Brettoni was at the time the SFC was built to suit him) the SFC is about the most uncomfortable bike ever made.  I know this, because I am not 6 foot tall, nor 68kg, nor in my late 20's.  :)  If you have health problems you will have an exponentially harder road back to riding an SFC rep than a nice SF.  Everything is more difficult to handle, not only the physical discomfort of the riding position, but also the machine does not get appreciably lighter however it does become a lot more difficult to manouvre due to very restricted steering lock, low narrow bars and the fairing getting in the way.  A fabulous machine in it's element but not so much so out of it.  Seriously, go try one out before you do something you might regret.
Hope your health improves and you're back on the SF soon!
Cheers
SteveB
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on November 11, 2019, 22:18
Thank you for the very balanced reply, these are thoughts that have crossed my mind and one of the awful conclusions I have reached is that I may never have the physical capability,and sacraligous as it may seem its a beautiful ornament
For me its not to much of an unforgivable sin, I work in the fine art business and to me the SFC is right up there, if I can't ride it I can enjoy it differently.
It has to be in the top five best ever looking bikes for me, not quite as good as being out there but if I have to be stuck in here may as well enjoy it.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on November 11, 2019, 22:28
I have limited Laverda twin experience  but I would agree donít make it something it isnít as it is like a money pit - there are lighter Laverdas like an Alpino 500 - they  seem to be rare but those owners who have them very much rate  them - but they do come up for sale . Montjuics are also lighter than a 750 but seem to go for much money. The 750s seem to hold their values so you could sell and look for an alternative . Pictures are worth a a thousand words and some of those on here are experts and can advise pricing if thatís  the way you decide - For what itís worth I would keep it as it is and if you should decide to sell it go with it as it is - you should get your money back and be able to get something to that suits you better  - good luck
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 11, 2019, 23:06
Absolutely agree with Steve. And creating ornaments out of Laverdas is just ... wrong - goes against the factory's ethic! Genuine SFCs are already so valuable that many never get the life they were built for or deserve. Replicas? Hmmm, each to their own, but as an ornament or a rider it will always be a replica.

I'd either keep the SF1 as an SF1 and hope for health improvements, or do as Sir Sid recommends, sell the bike to someone who will love it and ride it, then invest in something that is easy to ride but still puts a smile on you dial. There are many great options out there.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on November 11, 2019, 23:24
This is what I hoped for, very balanced responses.

I have a double dilemma, I already have, what's turned into a beautiful ornament, my 78,900SS, no chance of starting it but can't bear to part with it, it would look very nice sat next to an SFC even if it was a replica.
If you can't use it for its intended purpose is it wrong to keep it ?
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: breganzane on November 12, 2019, 00:02
I don't see a problem with making them into ornaments, there are more bikes in the world than people who are both interested and able to ride them and the gap will unfortunately only widen.  If it isn't being ridden then at least it's being appreciated.
That said, my advice to David is still to either admire your SF for the masterpiece that it already is, or sell it and buy either a nice easy to ride bike if riding's what you want or else an already done SFC rep if that is the requirement.
Building a rep (and certainly getting one built by someone else) is expensive and the end result is usually disappointing and almost always worth less than what it cost to build.
If you're not short of an Oxford Scholar you could also consider buying an actual SFC... they are expensive but still cheap compared to their Ducati contemporaries.  Now here I AM walking on the thin ice of heresy if it won't be ridden, however then you'd have the oil paining rather than the print, and it will almost certainly appreciate over time.  And if you do regain your riding fitness it is certainly a big thrill to ride a real SFC even if only occasionally and over short distances.

Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: helicopterjim on November 12, 2019, 01:43
More to the point, unless you are 6 foot tall, 68kg, and 30 years old (as Agusto Brettoni was at the time the SFC was built to suit him) the SFC is about the most uncomfortable bike ever made.
SteveB

Hmmmmmmmmmm ...... I wonder how much fun my SFC will be now that I'm 5'10", 100 kg and 62 years old......... I plan on it being a shitload of fun when I get it back running ...... soon ..... I think ....... I hope ..... I WILL.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: breganzane on November 12, 2019, 02:36
Hmmmmmmmmmm ...... I wonder how much fun my SFC will be now that I'm 5'10", 100 kg and 62 years old......... I plan on it being a shitload of fun when I get it back running ...... soon ..... I think ....... I hope ..... I WILL.

Didn't say it wasn't fun, not at all!!  Just not very comfortable.  :D

BTW, no offence was intended to those with reps accurate or otherwise.  I'm only relaying a vibe that you hear more and more these days  that enough bikes have been converted already it's sort of a shame when a nice decent stock SF that has survived this long goes down the SFC rep path.  It basically goes for any special or highly modified bike - hopefully not built out of a nice original bike.  It's the same stab of regret as vocalised by others when a nice original bike is parted out on ebay, as has happened recently.  the market is dictating this to a degree since nice original bikes are by now usually worth considerably more than specials, so it makes no sense to start with a nice bike.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: motoddrob on November 12, 2019, 04:05
            "the market is dictating this to a degree since nice original bikes are by now usually worth considerably more than specials, so it makes no sense to start with a nice bike."



I better start collecting TS1200 parts so I can put my Motodd back to original to realize it's true value.................................................nah I don't think so ;D
AS for SFCs, mine has been a static display in the living room for a few years now. At 6', 80kgs and 63 years it's not pleasant to ride on the law enforced and shitty roads but on a race track a heap of fun.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Tippie on November 12, 2019, 07:22
If you had modified your 1200 with a standard frame to be a Motodd wannabe/replica that would indeed be the case Rob, and yes you don't live in ideal territory for an SFC. I don't know how to advise David but the way my SF2 is set up I don't find it cumbersome, and didn't when I was on heavy duty medical treatment either, and despite any activity at all requiring a long rest afterwards riding the SF was always worth it. It might not seem like it now but hopefully you will get strong again David.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on November 12, 2019, 07:46
I totally agree with all that's said above.
A nice standard SF is infinitely preferable to another SFC replica, even in the living room.

If you want a quality replica, it's going to cost you a lot so why not sell the SF and buy the real thing?
Or if that's too much money involved, sell that 900 SS and buy an SFC to keep the SF company in the living room?

All the best with the health.

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: CLEMTOG on November 12, 2019, 08:58
I agree with the above and especially Paul, but SFC prices are lower than they were a few years ago (if one comes up for sale) so now could be a good time to buy, and another thing......

M&S motorcycles in Newcastle have a (quite hard) to shift SFC rep and a good few other Laverda's, 500's even, if the rep takes your fancy you might be able to do a part exchange deal, I have quite a strong relationship with them and do a lot of dating and registration problems for them, every one I do gets another £50 for ILOC's bank balance, I have never been there but they do seem to be pretty good eggs. f.e. helping a customer of more than 18 months prior to register the "project no papers" Laverda that he bought from them.
CLEM
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: phil37 on November 12, 2019, 10:13
 Hi David - Don't know if it may interest you - but i would sell my Palmelli 878SFC. It's (IMHO) a fantastic looking machine, but I never seem to get the chance to ride it. It would make a superb showpiece or, if you decide to use it - then it's a wonderful unique road machine. I would take your SF in part exchange. PM me if interested - Regards - Phil
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 12, 2019, 10:25
Wowza! If my SF1 still looked like an SF1 I'd be arranging the import papers as I write, Phil! I love the Palmelli. In a way it's kind of what I'm building at the mo anyway - the last word in my quest for my own ideal speziale. I'd reckon the Palmellis were just that for the two fellas who built them.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on November 12, 2019, 12:08
That is a lovely looking bike, would sit nicely next to my SS and I would get a huge amount of pleasure from just looking at it.

Thank you for the very balanced arguments, shows what I always thought, the members of this forum seem to have the intelligence to be constructive and not bombastic.

I don't think I can really contemplate meddling with a perfectly good bike so will seek an alternative, I do want something that I can hopefully ride in the future, my SS is hard work but an absolute joy above  80mph, I imagine the SFC to give you that slightly other world feeling that very few bikes have the secret of.

I bought my first bike when I was 10, I am 63 now and ridden constantly, I can't bear the thought of not getting on a bike, most of those years I wouldn't look at anything under 750, seemed pointless, since I got ill I have come to appreciate the joy of smaller bikes, currently very much enjoying a 1947 500 AJS, lovely looking over the hedges as the scenery glides by at 45mph, 45 is the new 90.


















Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on November 12, 2019, 12:50
We can, well I can, be very bombastic as well.

I've just bought a Guzzi Falcone for gliding through hedges.
I'ts not that I don't like british iron, but I have all the tools for the Guzzi.

Would look nice in the living room as well.

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: olly on November 12, 2019, 12:58
I have come to appreciate the joy of smaller bikes, currently very much enjoying a 1947 500 AJS, lovely looking over the hedges as the scenery glides by at 45mph, 45 is the new 90.

Hear, hear!
I'm looking for a rigid girder forked classic for exactly that - it does need to be able to do 60 - 65 mph without flogging the life out of it in order to be safe in modern traffic but I really enjoy going slow on nice windy quiet roads.
Triumph Tiger 1050 for camping trips and two-up, BSA A65 (850cc) and Laverda SF1 for mid-distance. Something old with more character than errr...somethign with lots of character...for 30 minute rides to sit outside a cafe with a coffee on a sunny Sunday morning when I'm "permitted" to duck out for a little while.

Sadly, mostly a pipe dream, 2 kids under 4 has stopped most of it :(
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on November 12, 2019, 13:12
Love the look of a guzzi, I am an Italian bike man at heart, but these have run away price wise !

I also have an 850 lightening, Devimead conversion, slightly embarrasses my SF, speed wise but probably not for as long.

For those odd days you need an adrenaline fix my Multistrada is silly fast, only ridden it once this year but was determined to go faster than ever before, as it might be my last chance, won't incriminate myself but it was scary fun ! and next day was only chemotherapy, kept me smiling all throughout it.

Don't you just love motorbikes, best therapy in the world.

Trying to post pictures but being crap with computers can't work out how to reduce files, will persevere
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: olly on November 12, 2019, 14:06
I also have an 850 lightening, Devimead conversion, slightly embarrasses my SF, speed wise but probably not for as long.

Ah cool - snap(ish) mine's actually a Thunderbolt. The previous owner threw the works at it. Bearing conversion, 850 cylinders, gas flowed heads and bigger valves, dyno time, all balanced inside and I think some carb modification too. I've got a standard A65 too and the difference is huge. I love the big heavy long feel of the SF but no doubt about it, the BSA's a bit "nippy" for an old bike.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on November 12, 2019, 14:47
Love the look of a guzzi, I am an Italian bike man at heart, but these have run away price wise !

I also have an 850 lightening, Devimead conversion, slightly embarrasses my SF, speed wise but probably not for as long.

For those odd days you need an adrenaline fix my Multistrada is silly fast, only ridden it once this year but was determined to go faster than ever before, as it might be my last chance, won't incriminate myself but it was scary fun ! and next day was only chemotherapy, kept me smiling all throughout it.

Don't you just love motorbikes, best therapy in the world.

Trying to post pictures but being crap with computers can't work out how to reduce files, will persevere

I know.
After 7 weeks of radio-chemotherapy, I got the SF2 out and went for a ride with the gastric feeding tube safely in my jacket.
I over did it a bit. After an hour, I wasn't sure I'd have the strength to get home. But I had to, I was alone for the weekend. My wife had gone off to do her own motorcycling .

Did me a world of good.

Paul

For the photo files, use windows resizer.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on November 12, 2019, 15:27
That Palmelli is a bonsa looking bike Phil - special !!!
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: phil37 on November 12, 2019, 15:44
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I'm looking for a rigid girder forked classic for exactly that - it does need to be able to do 60 - 65 mph without flogging the life out of it 
        My old BSA M20  is one of those but it's been timed at (Allegedly) 127mph! - it's on methanol and a tad bigger motor at 730cc! It's road registered and i can't wait to terrorise the locals with it. - Regards - Phil
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on November 12, 2019, 16:08
Hello Paul
Hope all go's well with your treatment, I had my 17th dose of chemo yesterday, bring home an infuser that pumps for two day, I have three days on steroids when I feel fit to be out.

No strength, sick, tired and can only walk about a hundred yards, still have my hair though !

Registered disabled, can't wait to park my SS on our local towns double yellows with my blue badge tucked in the windscreen.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: olly on November 12, 2019, 16:25
        My old BSA M20  is one of those but it's been timed at (Allegedly) 127mph! - it's on methanol and a tad bigger motor at 730cc! It's road registered and i can't wait to terrorise the locals with it. - Regards - Phil
Blimey a bet that crackles a bit
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on November 12, 2019, 17:57
Hello Paul
Hope all go's well with your treatment, I had my 17th dose of chemo yesterday, bring home an infuser that pumps for two day, I have three days on steroids when I feel fit to be out.

No strength, sick, tired and can only walk about a hundred yards, still have my hair though !

Registered disabled, can't wait to park my SS on our local towns double yellows with my blue badge tucked in the windscreen.

Thanks David.
Thankfully I've gone onto the remission stage. 2 years now. And feeling pretty good though it all leaves you pretty knackered.

I wish you all the best.

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on November 12, 2019, 17:58
        My old BSA M20  is one of those but it's been timed at (Allegedly) 127mph! - it's on methanol and a tad bigger motor at 730cc! It's road registered and i can't wait to terrorise the locals with it. - Regards - Phil

It'll probably terrorise you as well Phil!

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 12, 2019, 23:00
Road registered???!!!  :o :o :o You must haver incredibly lenient laws in the UK, Phil. Is that why you want Brexit?  ;D . The EU would be highly unlikely to allow that on EU roads!!
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Dellortoman on November 12, 2019, 23:13
Road registered???!!!  :o :o :o You must haver incredibly lenient laws in the UK Ö

Yes, we have a pretty tolerant registration system here in Tasmania, but I think that Beeza would be stretching the rules too far for the roadworthy inspector.  :D

Those footrests on the M20 are about the rearest rearsets I've seen. Not the sort of bike to go touring on.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: AndyW on November 13, 2019, 00:42
As long as there's a brake-light and horn what else would you you possibly need/want?
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: CLEMTOG on November 13, 2019, 12:04
actually, in the UK if you opt to have a road registered bikes without lights (known as daytime only) then you MUST NOT even have a brake light....unless

your bike is registered 1935 or earlier then you can have lights but (at that time) there was no requirement for a brake light and there still isn't, later than 1935? and then it mandatory

CLEM
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on November 13, 2019, 12:42
Clem just to clarify my 57 Cub had no brake light as standard -  it doesnít require an MOT - does it require a brake light ?
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: phil37 on November 13, 2019, 16:22
Road registered???!!!  :o :o :o You must haver incredibly lenient laws in the UK, Phil. Is that why you want Brexit?  ;D . The EU would be highly unlikely to allow that on EU roads!!
yes we aren't totally nannied yet by the state.  I don't expect Brexit (if it ever happens) will stop much in the way of stupidity from our parliament - but at least it will be home grown stupidity.  ::) ::) - Regards - Phil
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Tippie on November 13, 2019, 17:28
I remember back in the 80s an article about headlights in England. They had intended to change the law to allow use of high beam in built up areas, and found out that there was no law saying you even had to have a headlight on at night, doh!
I just love that daytime law, fantastic for race bikes. Ain't going to be copied by any other countries though.
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Beucars on November 13, 2019, 19:30
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Ain't going to be copied by any other countries though.

Prewar in Switzerland, but written in your registration docs that you may not drive through tunnels..

Jeroen
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: sfcpiet on November 13, 2019, 20:15
I remember back in the 80s an article about headlights in England. They had intended to change the law to allow use of high beam in built up areas, and found out that there was no law saying you even had to have a headlight on at night, doh!
I just love that daytime law, fantastic for race bikes. Ain't going to be copied by any other countries though.

Even Germany has a day-time only permit, allowing motor vehicles without lighting equipment to be used legally on public roads.  Little known, I only learnt about it recently.  A friend has a pre-war something-Jap, only a rear light and brake light were required to be retro-fitted.  Electric lighting is mandatory for all post-war motor vehicles.

piet
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on February 11, 2020, 11:48
Quick update on this old post, with a lot of regret I have given in to common sense and sold my SF, just to heavy in my present state of health.

Will be appearing on the website of an upmarket classic bike dealership in the north of england very soon, will miss it, but I always wanted one and that's fulfilled, something a bit more manageable in the pipeline.

All the best
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on February 11, 2020, 12:25
Whatever your choice.
Enjoy it to the full.

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on February 11, 2020, 13:15
Cheers Paul

How is your treatment ?
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: david4 on February 11, 2020, 13:25
/Users/davidnaylor/Desktop/IMG_0321.jpeg happier times
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Paul Marx on February 11, 2020, 15:15
Cheers Paul

How is your treatment ?

Thanks.
At the moment, all ok after two years. Will switch to 6 monthly surveillance in 3 months. It's been every 3 months since march 2018.
Fingers crossed, but I have the impression I aged 10 years in a few months.
Big bikes becoming a bit unwieldy to manoeuvre.

Appreciating my Guzzi Falcone very much though there's another 3000km round trip on a Laverda planned this summer.

Paul

Paul
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: CLEMTOG on February 11, 2020, 17:32
"Clem just to clarify my 57 Cub had no brake light as standard -  it doesnít require an MOT - does it require a brake light ? "

if it has any lights it must have a brake light, but only mandatory after 1935 before that you don't need one. So your cub should have had one from new.

CLEM
Title: Re: Laverda Accident Repair
Post by: Furbo on February 17, 2020, 18:15
David,

I happen to have 2 sets of Cerianni 35" forks for SF's in my parts bin. Have trees as well.

Todd