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Offline angonemoto

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73 SFC replica for sale
« on: October 28, 2019, 15:13 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Other-Makes-Laverda-SFC/184011422179?hash=item2ad7ef79e3%3Ag%3AbesAAOSw3nNdrRf6&LH_ItemCondition=3000%7C1000%7C2500

Here's something for your upcoming Halloween Great Pumpkin ride. 73 SFC replica with 16k miles.
Why is it that the air duct on the front brake is tilted downward? It looks odd, doesn't it?
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 17:06 »
1973 was SF1 with 36mm carbs etc. Low miles on the donor speedo, and that the instrument bracket is in tact points to little riding.
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 17:20 »
Looks like series 2 drum brakes so not 1973 which the clocks and bracket are. Air scoop has just not been timed up right before tightening the spindle.
Very nice bike.
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 17:26 »
Horrible lash-up of a model that never was...    ::)

Replica?  At best, a wannabe.  Too many incorrect details to list, with lots of BS to lure the uninitiated.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 18:28 »
Its a 1972 SF.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 18:48 »
RIP.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 19:17 »
I am certainly not an SFC 750 expert, but I thought their frames were nickel plated?

Any road up! The long epistle of a description has to be worth a grand surely?
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 19:48 »
I am certainly not an SFC 750 expert, but I thought their frames were nickel plated?

Any road up! The long epistle of a description has to be worth a grand surely?

Nearly all the frames were zinc plated.

Nickel is too flash. These are working bikes, not for poseurs or living room addicts.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 21:37 »
Thanks Paul! I shall put that in the memory bank.
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2019, 22:13 »
I was under the impression they were originally cadmium plated.  With time, the plating does discolour a bit, I'd expect zinc to become a lot darker.

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

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2019, 23:32 »
My definition of everything I never want in any of my Laverdas. Why bother? Really? If it was a std 1972 SF0 it would probably be ridden a lot more.
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2019, 00:06 »
Blimey! You blokes are a tough crowd. The bike looks OK to me, but what do I know about 750s?
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2019, 00:29 »
Blimey! You blokes are a tough crowd. The bike looks OK to me, but what do I know about 750s?

Cam,

If you read the blurb, you might realise just how wrong this bike is.  If it were offered as a cafe'd SF, OK.  But it is offered as a SFC replica, no less.  And a 1973 model to boot!  Just ask Marnix or Steph how difficult it is to replicate that particular model.  Imo, a replica REPLICATES the original, as close as possible.  This only looks very vagely similar... to a 8 year-old maybe.

Then there's the "ridden once a month" BS.  With a loose chain adjuster?  Un-secured brake cable adjuster?  Fat chance.  Just a couple of points that hit me while looking through the pics, bound to be dozens more.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2019, 00:31 »
I used to think Galing a frame would be great long-lasting protection but after getting my dirtbike box trailer hot dip galled it went from an easy one-hand lift and push to a full-blown backbreaker. It's insanely heavy now, but definitely no rust in the last 20 years it been in my back yard. Odd choices for a lightweight race bike.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2019, 01:01 »
Stock sidecovers look cobbly-
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