Thanks Henry. Yes not a lot of Laverdas on the roads in Winnipeg. I saw an orange SF one day when I was out for a ride last year but we were going in opposite directions so I couldn’t flag him down. There a few in town but definitely a rare site on the road. Maybe we could meet one day. I would love to see your bike. Tony.Tony, I have not seen another Laverda on the the road in Manitoba for years. Enjoy them!
A points backing plate, advance unit, and the part that fits onto the oil pump drive, as well as a second coil if the electronic one uses one twin pole coil, as well as some electrical connectors, tools and a good working lamp as these things always happen when Murphy strikes at night in the rain in the middle of woop woop. Since the things like XT550 etc Yamahas, very few bikes seem to suffer ignition failures. Whatever Laverda you ride today, you are not going to find a regular bike workshop that has someone who can fix it, so we all have to learn it ourselves.Haven't you noticed the thousands of stranded modern motos littering the roadsides of every country on the planet, Bazz???!!!
And it's no big deal to fit a points backing plate in the middle of nowhere if you do end up in strife - Paul carries one with him everywhere and he runs his on points!!! Simple job to wire it into the coils and bypass the elec ignition if that's what you need to do.
Don’t tell me the French have fallen for that bullshit too?I drink diet Coke out of recycled bikes
Wavey Davey, thanks for the info. Shipio responded with a quote of £2000, they broke the quote down into collection, shipping, and paperwork.
of that £395 was collection and delivery to Toronto port, they also advised that the basic insurance was only £1.60/kilo should anything happen, so they advised me to look at extra insurance which obviously makes sense. All in all it was just to much money on top of the purchase price to proceed, which is a real shame cos i loved the look of the bike and it was a reasonable price
Sounds like it would be cheaper for you to fly to Totonto, have a holiday , then fly the bike back with you on one of those passenger and bike things Canadians use to do when they want their bike in Europe for a holiday.