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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2019, 03:35 »
The only hollow section would be where the floor was replaced, some of the old floors remained so maybe I now have a 10mm thick section of solid gal between. It got that heavy I had to add a Jinny wheel to move it. It was as I said a one hand easy lift and move before. Now its a ball breaker without the Jinny wheel. The trailer place charged me $400 about 20 years ago, I saw the results of my Dads poorly painted trailer years ago. It just disappeared with rust.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2019, 04:41 »
I agree with Marnix either a 71 or 72 SF with a SFC Fairing and Saddle, Pipes and rear sets are up to rider - Not too shabby but my ride was in much better condition ;o)

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2019, 01:09 »
... maybe I now have a 10mm thick section of solid gal between.

Light a fire under it and melt out the excess zinc. You could sell it back to the galvanising shop :D
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2019, 18:03 »
All things considered, it's a clean SF with some poor assembly and fastener choices to boot. Are we saying it's a fools errand to get this at a non replica price and refit it to a SFC spec because of the year?

I'm considering that cuz the bike is so close to where I live. I'm not sure what ignition is in there, but I can pull the cover. What other easy looks can I get from a visit to see just how much would need to be done to create a worthy replica out of it?

Fire away!
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2019, 20:11 »
All things considered, it's a clean SF with some poor assembly and fastener choices to boot. Are we saying it's a fools errand to get this at a non replica price and refit it to a SFC spec because of the year?

I'm considering that cuz the bike is so close to where I live. I'm not sure what ignition is in there, but I can pull the cover. What other easy looks can I get from a visit to see just how much would need to be done to create a worthy replica out of it?

Fire away!
My first concern is the claim that the bike is ridden once a month-Fuel lines dry w/no discoloration-fuel in the tank? Exhaust downpipes have no discoloration, either.  The bike looks like a living-room display piece. Fitting the bike to SFC spec would be costly but I agree-it's a clean SF. Go see it, ride it & let us know how nice (or not) it is! 
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2019, 21:27 »
Depends how far you choose to go.
Do you want to alter the frame to SFC spec and do same with the swingarm? The small valve engine may run very fine, but of course SFCs all had had big valve head with big carbs. The SFC parts on this bike are mostly disc brake SFC items, so not right for drum brake chassis.
All entirely up to you of course.

Can be a fine machine to ride as it is too if the engine is healthy. 

Here in Europe, the short bell mouths would indicate the engine being GT spec, but I believe the SFs that were exported to the US were fitted with an air filter, which requires short bell mouths.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2019, 00:09 »
MarnixSFC: The SFC 750 cam is too long in duration for the street. The standard 70 SF cam works approaching 7800rpm with open mouth Dellorto 32 VHB's with 2 into 1 pipes. Say Mukini's CSV 34's maybe worth a try (Never tried it). I actually have set of them - If your interested and still be able to use a velocity stack and an air breather, Basically do the same thing as the 32 VBH's but keeps dirt outta the engine ;o)
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2019, 04:40 »
How much cash?

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2019, 04:54 »
$100 Canadian for the pair (Guaranteed in great shape). But you have to fabricate linkages and play with jets plus pay for shipping ;o)

VHB to PHB's: "No you can't get away. From hell's heart I stab at thee. For hates sake. I spit my last breath at thee." Mikuni CSV BS 34's !

They sell for for over $160 US a piece - Lots of part accessories available at descent prices.

Personally, I would extend the series linkage and just use a single throttle cable. Then of course you require a vacuum hose to each carb from the cross over manifold tube or feed the vacuum separate to each carb without a manifold tube.

Kinda off topic it's a Paul thing ;o)

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2019, 13:05 »
Spoke to the seller a couple of months ago and seemed a good guy. He also has the SFC with 5 original miles, asking north of $150k, and a nice MHR Ducati as well as others from the era.
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2019, 19:01 »
$ 19 400 last bid.

Anybody want to give me a hand building SFC reps?
I have all that's needed apart from the plastic for a couple.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2019, 02:13 »
I was definitely bidding above my pay grade on that bike. It's super clean and I could see riding it and evolving it over the years. I guess I'll just focus on 3Cs now since Jim has declared they are the future. ;)
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2019, 07:21 »
Thats a lot of money for an early SF, a can of orange paint, a fairing and a seat.

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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2019, 08:00 »
As always the market dictates the price. That someone forked out so much for that just shows that regardless of what a cobble up it is, someone just might fork out big for it. Go for it, Paul, but I doubt Europe would see such prices because people know Laverdas.
Anyway, it could have been worse, it could have been made into a hipster cafe racer with exhaust wrap, a brown suede covered wooden seat etc.
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Re: 73 SFC replica for sale
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2019, 09:04 »
Insane. My super special SFQ when it's finished wouldn't get a price like that, and the comparison between the two would be chalk meets cheese. A fool and his money eh. Maybe they think they've got 'emselves a thoroughbred endurance racer there! Wow! Looks great - and it's orange!
What ... leave it standard??!!