Poll

There is more than sun sea and sangria in Spain. Which of these beauties would you travel for?

Red 1200
8 (6.5%)
Green 3C
52 (42.3%)
Corsa
8 (6.5%)
POP
15 (12.2%)
Mirage
12 (9.8%)
Orange 3C
11 (8.9%)
TS 1200
1 (0.8%)
Jarama
8 (6.5%)
Blue 1200
8 (6.5%)

Total Members Voted: 109

Voting closed: November 30, 2012, 21:02

Author Topic: Bike of the Month - November 2012  (Read 19172 times)

Offline Grant

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2012, 20:03 »
Maurice, you don't know the half of it...  :o
I work on them 7 days a week, up to 8 hours a day.
One sold, one almost sold, another up for sale, and I am about to start on the next one tomorrow.
3 more in the back of the garage once that one's finished.

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Offline hochkoenig

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2012, 10:26 »
Hey Gert, please also add a front/right flasher to #9, otherwise I can't give her my vote!
Joking apart, I love the way Grant approaches to the restoring of Laverdas, he's a step ahead, and this step is simply Passion.

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Sorry Marco, I can't do that, because I hate flashers on classic bikes!!! I drive all my bikes whitout flashers. ;D
Ciao, Gert


Yes Gert, because the Lights and so on will Vibrate off anyway...

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 11:59 »
i can't believe so many voted for a colour - that's what my wife would do!
to me POP is the clear winner because of the careful and innovative thought that has gone into her which has kept the original concept and look, but updated the behaviour. absolutely fantastic work, grant, a superb execution!

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2012, 17:45 »

 Got to be the green 3c for me, bloody lovely that is.



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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2012, 20:15 »
i can't believe so many voted for a colour - that's what my wife would do!
to me POP is the clear winner because of the careful and innovative thought that has gone into her which has kept the original concept and look, but updated the behaviour. absolutely fantastic work, grant, a superb execution!

Thanks Henry,

That more or less sums up my thoughts on POP, just couldn't put it in words... ;D

piet
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Offline padlock

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2012, 19:11 »
Yep, Green 3c
Its all just so much bollox !

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2012, 18:10 »
I voted for the Green 3C too.

I have a question:
Why would a lower compression Mirage be a better driver than a Jota?
If you put a higher comp piston and a modern ignition, would that not have the best of both worlds?

Offline Grant

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2012, 18:17 »
More fuel-dependent, more peaky.
A low comp 1200 has a softer power delivery and thw bigger cubes just make it sweeter, in my humble opinion.
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ScottMellor

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2012, 19:06 »
I have the luxury of a gas station that sells 100 octane just down the street.  In Socal the onion water that passes for gas is a huge problem otherwise.

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2012, 20:49 »
I have the luxury of a gas station that sells 100 octane just down the street.  In Socal the onion water that passes for gas is a huge problem otherwise.

Still doesn't make a peaky motor more civilised, just safer/more reliable.

Guess what Grant is trying to explain is like comparing a big-block Chevy with 150bhp with a 3.5l Porsche.  The Porsche may be more fun for most, but is far more demanding, in many aspects.  The Chevy is just easy to live with, like a low-comp Laverda triple... ;D

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180s feel quick, 120s are...      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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Offline Ernesto

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2012, 22:03 »
Now we finally know where the other half of Laverdas is,
the first half is at Red's....

Ernesto :D

ScottMellor

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2012, 22:43 »
So all things being equal, (cams, ignition, carburation) having high comp pistons makes the motor peakier?

3patC

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2012, 22:57 »
I dont like the low compression 4C combination, but I do like the high compression A11 combination.

Offline Grant

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2012, 08:07 »
High comps + 981cc is peakier than 1116cc and low comps. (to me)
Less flexible, less relaxed, more fuel-sensitive.
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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2012, 12:48 »
Not peaky Grant ...more urgent.