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Offline alanw

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1200T
« on: June 03, 2020, 09:51 »
Lovely 1200T, previous owner was renowned  Laverda specialist Ged Shorten of GCS Motorcycle Services who owned this bike for 10 years and gradually restored it to this condition. I think the bike is best described in GED’s own words: “probably the best triple they ever made. Low compression, soft cams (a11) and pulled like a train but if you gave it large it went like f””k !”
I bought it two years ago hoping to re-acquaint myself with Laverdas having always regretted selling my SF2 30 years ago. Unfortunately my Rheumatoid Arthritis is now taking over and I’m finding it very difficult to ride it now.
 I would be interested in a p/ex with something lower and lighter, maybe an Aerone/Falcone (not Nuovo) or sell for £9000.
Bike is located in Kent, please message me for any details or photos you’d like, regards, Alan

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 10:17 »
That's a nice bike!

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 11:05 »
Very nice 8)
Good luck with the sale.
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 15:03 »
I understand your comment about not being sure how much longer you can ride it...I am waiting a few weeks for the effect of steroid injections to wear off before having shoulder surgery . I couldn't trust myself riding now - hopefully the surgery and rehab will be successful. Smaller and lighter bikes should certainly be easier to manage.

Offline Paul Marx

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 16:07 »
Riding is getting tough because of the hands for me.

I wouldn't describe the A11s as soft cams.

Paul

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 17:56 »
Lovely bike, I miss mine, sold it a few years back and then it got totalled by the new owner  :(

Mine had slightly higher comp pistons, otherwise standard, lovely and torquey with plenty of top end, preferred that motor to my Jota to be honest.

Only slightly negative comment I'd make on this one (imho) is the tank stripes seem a bit far forward? I obtained a NOS tank off Wolfgang for mine (last one he had, about, ooh, 10 years ago) that came with the stripes already applied, and you can see the difference? I'm sure Laverda stuck them all over the place though! ;D

Offline Grant

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 18:00 »
A11s are softer than 4C, 7C or F1.
Only the A12 that France and Switzerland got were softer.
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 19:27 »
A11s are softer than 4C, 7C or F1.
Only the A12 that France and Switzerland got were softer.

There you are.

Paul

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 15:58 »
Bike now SOLD.     Thanks for the interest and kind words, The bike sold immediately to the first viewer who is very pleased with it. I felt almost unwell seeing it disappear down the drive  Now, where to find an equally lovely SF2 ......

Offline Lee87H

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Re: 1200T
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 17:08 »
Bike now SOLD.     Thanks for the interest and kind words, The bike sold immediately to the first viewer who is very pleased with it. I felt almost unwell seeing it disappear down the drive  Now, where to find an equally lovely SF2 ......
There's a SF2 in as Paul Marx says Bend Over Oregon USA
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2020, 00:17 »
Bend Over Oregon  :o ....... tree hugging to the extreme.
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2020, 01:05 »
I understand your comment about not being sure how much longer you can ride it...I am waiting a few weeks for the effect of steroid injections to wear off before having shoulder surgery . I couldn't trust myself riding now - hopefully the surgery and rehab will be successful. Smaller and lighter bikes should certainly be easier to manage.



Think positive ..had surgery on both knees years ago been great ever since..had both shoulders done ..one of them twice because I was stupid...the trick I think is to be strict with the rehab regime...also I think the fitter/ stronger you are before the surgery might have a bearing on how well you recover...had the shoulders in my early fifties ..now a little older but  still doing well.
I do however have an RD 350 LC in the shed for later..   
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2020, 03:03 »
had the shoulders in my early fifties ..

 ??? 50 years without shoulders. Jeez Paul, how did your shirts stay on?
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2020, 10:07 »
A11's (or A12's) are the softest Laverda triple cams, but they are not soft.
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Re: 1200T
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2020, 10:29 »
Relative to the others they are, which was my point.
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