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Offline Vince

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3465 on: September 25, 2020, 03:32 »
I am on my 2nd screen,it got a bump the other day and cracked.Its been acting up for a while,not loading windows.I travel a lot and it gets a lot of use.My repair bloke strugels getting parts.He tells me he can sell me an Apple running windows thats way more reliable for a grand so I expect thats the snswer.Its been a grate gafget but time to get another i think

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3466 on: September 25, 2020, 03:41 »
I'm not at all surprised that parts availability is poor. There wouldn't be many of those old Dells still in service. The laptop I have here with the dodgy motherboard has a good screen if you wanna get your repair guy to do a screen replacement.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3467 on: September 25, 2020, 04:22 »
Thanks but its suddenly decided to work again. Maybe it needs a harder wack. I can live with the cracked screen, as long as it decides to keep working.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3468 on: September 25, 2020, 07:58 »
" I only ever use mine for connecting to Ignitech ignition units."
Same here, I have an ancient pensioned off Dell from my wife's business on the shelf just for Ignitech.
I wish they would make the units connectable to other than that type with that type of plug connection.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3469 on: September 25, 2020, 09:26 »
" I only ever use mine for connecting to Ignitech ignition units."
Same here, I have an ancient pensioned off Dell from my wife's business on the shelf just for Ignitech.
I wish they would make the units connectable to other than that type with that type of plug connection.
same here I have an old Sony vaio that stays in a draw in toolbox and only used for ignitech.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3470 on: September 25, 2020, 09:57 »
I scored my mate's daughter's old Yr10 school laptop - had to buy a charger for it, but it will be my Ignitech unit. I'd be a lot happier if Ignitech did a modern program revamp that could run on Windows AND Apple.
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3471 on: September 25, 2020, 10:08 »
Decided to ring metal gear and they discovered their website was wrong and they had lots of RH disks. So will get the new disc fitted, change clutch cable and pop on the new filters.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3472 on: September 26, 2020, 11:12 »
So when you canít go riding with your mates you have time to do jobs.

New RH disc on now, so good, canít believe I took so long.

Fitted a new heavy duty clutch cable and retired the current one to under seat spare, felt it was living on borrowed time. It was too long but a bit of budging with a cable tie was enough to make it fit. Itís a Venthill and in the past they fitted fine but I think the Ďheavy dutyí ones are a different size.

Changed the fork oil back to 15W on the mission to soften the bike up. Quick test seemed good. Longer test ride tomorrow.

Black unifilters look better than the tatty greenies.






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Offline Vince

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3473 on: September 26, 2020, 11:36 »
Who did you get the cluch cable from, I need one as well. Found some broken curled wire 30mm up the cable near the end of the outer.  Usually they snap at the nipple,cannot complain. I haven't broken a cable in donkey's years, maybe heading to a Christmas Party at Marty's so so long ago.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3474 on: September 26, 2020, 18:15 »
Isn't the support for the cable on the crankcase the wrong way round?
The cable is rubbing on the adjuster and has found another excuse to break.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3475 on: September 27, 2020, 04:46 »
I ordered direct from Venhill in UK as I have before but the cable is different, casing different and as is is a touch too long. Put a spacer top and bottom and will order one thy fits properly - surprised.

Good job getting home Vince, meant to say that previously.

@paul Marx the mount is how itís always been and never had an issue before.

Quick run to Campbelltown today to look at a car.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3476 on: September 27, 2020, 12:02 »


@paul Marx the mount is how itís always been and never had an issue before.




No doubt, but the bracket is still back to front.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3477 on: September 27, 2020, 13:07 »
No doubt, but the bracket is still back to front.

Paul

So it should be angled back away from the RHS of the bike?

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3478 on: September 27, 2020, 15:23 »
So it should be angled back away from the RHS of the bike?

Yes, it should be turned 180į on it's mounting screw. A 10 minute job with the outside cable linkage. You'll see.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #3479 on: September 27, 2020, 20:00 »
Or take it off, put it in a vice and bend it back.

Paul