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Offline pht9

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WTB : Laverda Triple
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:52 »
Hello, new to the forum, and would like to join in as an owner

I'm looking for a nice bike thats either very original or well restored, I'm in the Chester area, UK

I'd consider anything from a very early 3C, but my ideal bike would be a 76-78 Jota

If I see anything available, I'd like to post it up here for advice and opinion

Thanks for looking Phil

Offline pht9

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 18:27 »
I've been offered this bike, opinions/views welcomed




Offline LJ

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 19:04 »
cost?
1986 RGA Jota Sprint 
1974 3C
1973 750GT              
1971  750SF 


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Offline Lee87H

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 19:34 »
Looks to be in good nick, price is the key, Laverda values have been all over the place lately.
74 3-C
78 1000 3-CL
66 Montesa 250 Impala
74 Bultaco 250 Pursang
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79 Bultaco 350 Sherpa T
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Offline OneThinBloke

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 21:17 »
Locks like an honest and unusually un-fucked about with '79 Jota.

If the motor is good and price is right, buy it.

History is potentially important if the motor has been apart... Who did what, when... No all 'mechanics' are Engineers ;)

My '79 Jota would have looked remarkably similar if it had under gone a very good, detailed cleaning session before I go it. An irrelevance tbh as I bought the wreckage... According to the coroner's report Bwian's Jota stopped dead (no pun intended) from 42 mph on impact with the car :(

The wreckage cost me 300 in 1988, is would be a bit dearer today!
1979 Jota # 6470, 1968 American Eagle 750 # 1303, 1983 RGS # 1701 "the Enterprise" Sold, '90 Ducati Paso 750, "Davi Guzzi" '81 850 T4, Bicilindrico 200 1961 #0195, James Cadet 150 1966, Kawasaki KM200 1987 Sold.

Dead fish go with the flow...

Offline pht9

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 21:31 »
what year were the rearsets introduced ?, I guess they can be retro-fitted

are there any frame mods to accommodate ?

Offline redax5

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 23:06 »
I bought my 79 Jota brand new and it came without the rear sets but I was aware of that fact before the bike arrived so I had purchased the rear sets and had them waiting for the bike to arrive
was at the Laverda dealers shop in Brisbane when the truck pulled in with two brand new 79 Jota's still in their crates and he asked me which crate I wanted
I freed her from captivity, assembled the bike myself including fitting the rear sets and was off on a life long journey

if it is a 79 check the engine numbers to see if it is one of the dodgy crank bearing bikes and if so, find out if the crank has been fixed
Redax Drilling Consultants, confirmed Laverda tragic's
near Brisbane, Australia

Offline pht9

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Re: WTB : Laverda Triple
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018, 18:27 »
Thanks for the replies

I did not buy the bike that was pictured, its due up for sale soon with Anthony Godin in Kent - for anyone else looking

I did however manage to buy a low owner/low miles '79 model UK bike, that I'll do a write up over the coming weeks