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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: 110

Voting closed: November 30, 2012, 21:02

Author Topic: Bike of the Month - November 2012  (Read 17432 times)

Offline Grant

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2012, 13:08 »
Temperamental, intransigent, less flexible.
Better?  :-* ;D
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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2012, 15:10 »
Temperamental, intransigent, less flexible.
Better?  :-* ;D

Well I would say the cams do that not the h.c. pistons, mind you I'm no expert but I did years ago have a 3C with A11 cams and hc pistons and it was the best running Laverda I have ever ridden. Not at all peaky just raring to go.
The green Mirage ith 4C cams I had at the same time was nowhere near as enjoyable to ride.

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2012, 16:18 »
Hmm.  I do not recall what my old 3c had, but it was a bit bi-polar.

Offline julian

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2012, 13:01 »
Must say a hard one between the green and Orange 3Cs but the Orange one made it "Hardest" so the Orange one it was!

Very cool bikes both of them!

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Offline Grant

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2012, 13:39 »
Julian, it's one and the same bike.
I bought is as an orange 3C as that was my first Laverda.
Then, one day, I tried the green kit on it and liked it more.
No attempt to try to hoodwink anyone here, just to vote for the one they like the best.
If I can find another 3C I have even bigger plans for it...  ;)
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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2012, 18:12 »
The red-orange Jarama is what my bike should be, had I not modified it, but that green 3C really appeals to me the most. Looks as though I'm not alone in that. All are fine examples, Grant.
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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2012, 02:02 »
I love them all, but POP and the Green 3C stand out to me as beautifully coloured classic machines. However, I voted for the Corsa because I am totally biased. Grant. It needs more gold on it......... ;D ;D

Bloody good job all around.

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Offline julian

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Re: Bike of the Month - November 2012
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2012, 07:52 »
Cool Grant!

A "pair" of great looking bikes  ;)

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66 Triumph Bonnie, A2 Original
71 Laverda SF750, Restored
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76 Beta Cross, Restored
76 Moto Guzzi LeMans 1, A1 Original
80 Ducati MHR, Restored