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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2019, 16:06 »
Nice one Maurice..you don't get to do something like that too often.

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2019, 16:16 »
A very rare and rewarding experience, to be sure! Congratulations.
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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2019, 21:05 »
Epic 60th year Maurice. Nice one you old bugger.. ;)
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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2019, 21:29 »
Awesome! Congratulations, such a unique experience!

Cheers,

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2019, 21:33 »
That's brilliant mauric, i presume it's a 60th present to yourself? 🤪 Got me thinking it's mine next year.
Enjoy regards Andy 😁

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2019, 22:52 »
Fantastic mate  (bigthumb) Happy Birthday  :) (cheers)

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2019, 23:31 »
Happy 60th you old codger. Mine was 4 years ago and I think I got a couple of shirts!!  :laugh: :laugh:

But noooo!!!! You're not supposed to RIDE it!! It's new, it's a collector's item, it's a perfectly unadulterated museum piece!!! You'll ... devalue it!!

Go out and flog it senseless for many thousands of km, as the Laverda gods intended   ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: November 18, 2019, 23:18 by Piranha Brother 2 »
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2019, 23:47 »
Meant to ask out of interest - how did you come to have and sell a NOS 120 Jota, Andy?
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2019, 07:48 »
Well done Maurice. Must have been quite a thrill.
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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2019, 09:08 »
I'll have one of those- in about 10,000km
Cheers from sunny Sydney

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2019, 15:38 »
"Meant to ask out of interest - how did you come to have and sell a NOS 120 Jota, Andy?"

easy that one he bought it back in the day brand new from Slaters,  had it delivered in the box, and never opened it.
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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2019, 17:47 »
Hi Clem,
 Yes bought from Slaters.
I had the money sitting in the bank, and I thought , why not last of the proper noisy Laverdas. Bought it just before the new Noise and Emissions came in to force.
I already had Kermit (1200 Mirage) and a Monty that I was racing, so put the 120 in the bedroom for safe keeping!

Andy

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2019, 09:45 »
My....that is something - can we get some more photos.

What did you do to commission it given I assume that it had not run in all this time.

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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2019, 10:22 »
Fortunately Andy (the original owner) had been very smart and filled the engine to the brim with oil so there was no or little air in there. the external surface of the bike had a wax type coating that actually took a lot of time to remove, the fairing was also mounted loosely.
So all I did was flush the storage oil from the engine from the engine check head tension and valve clearances (the bike had 11 k/m on it so everything was right in spec.
Then over the last couple of years I removed the original Pirelli Phantoms, and patched in an ignitech ignition, the original Bosch pickups are still in place so there is no way of telling that anything is different, then I jetted the carbs to suit today's fuels and that's it.
The original ignition was so bad that it completely spoilt the characteristics of that engine there was a huge flat spot before the ignition advance jump, the 120 engine seemed to highlight it more than the 180.
The original Bosch spark plugs are still in there, I remember buying them by the box load when my 81 Jota was new.
I will take some more pics next time I am out on the road, she should have a 1000 k/ms next week some time so I will drop the oil and check all chain tensions.
This is a very special bike.
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Re: NOS 120 Jota
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2019, 20:29 »
Begs the question, what's lining up for the 70th birthday? When too many Lavs are still not enough!
Old Triple: 1976 3CL Jota
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