Redax Laverda

Paul Marx

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Location
France
Piranha Brother 2 said:
You musta been in hiding for a few decades, Dave!  :-*  And don't worry - have thought about one of those in a Zane many times.  But Yamaha now have several models with phased twins ... 600, 900 and probably more. BMW F800 (I think)?

The way things are going there won't be many SFs left with 360 cranks!!!

Triumph Twins.

Paul
 

Laveagle

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Location
Australia
Hi Red
The twin is looking good, nice to see something different being done.
The black engine covers look great.
Looking forward to seeing the completed bike.

Dean
 

markQLD

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Location
QLD Australia
markQLD said:
Volunteered poor old SeFFie to become the latest test mule for Redax Laverda.
Things ya do for ya mates ay! 

SeFFie's factory standard engine that works well and suits me just fine.  (thumbup)
https://flic.kr/p/2e8AvWX

Another Redax Laverda big-bore twisted mongrel engine that will start breathing fire tomorrow.  :eek:
https://flic.kr/p/QnfP98

Today we fired up the big-bore twisted mongrel engine. We have ignition!  (bigthumb)
https://youtu.be/toQ2WY3Ahkc

And took it for an initial 10-mile shakedown ride.
https://flic.kr/p/23xdvrP
Over the years, I have travelled many miles on a couple of standard SF twins and none of them felt like this mongrel!
Yes, I am impressed, very.
Anyhow it's early days, but I now eagerly look forward to riding the mongrel like I stole it.  :D
 

markQLD

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Location
QLD Australia
The alternator is something to do with the Kuwait build at the end of SF production?
Don't know the complete story but others here would know far more than I.
This engine is #19701
 

CLEMTOG

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It has been written that the last SF3 was 19634, so it follows that the last Kuwaiti police bikes, would have higher numbers, probably ending somewhere around the 19720 region, but those Kuwaiti Police bikes had SF3 chassis numbers not GTL numbers although that is broadly what they looked like. probably none higher than about 19720, or can someone beat that? this bike falls right into that Kuwaiti police bike slot.

worth noting here that most of the SF3's, or at least at the beginning of production, had SF2 chassis numbers!
 

sfcpiet

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Location
NRW, Germany
markQLD said:
The alternator is something to do with the Kuwait build at the end of SF production?
Don't know the complete story but others here would know far more than I.
This engine is #19701

The Kuwait bikes were not all built at the end of the run.  My GTL did duty in the Kuwait Police Force and came to Germany in its police livery, or what was left of it, frame # 17***.  My bike was a "stock" GTL and not equipped with up-rated electrics.  It was fitted with a single seat and a large rear carrier with solid struts in place of the rear shocks.  I presume it was used for display purposes, carrying 10 cops around a fairground field or some such malarky.

There were a few other GTLs in that particular haul, all with proper GT engines and drum brakes, some with alternator, up-rated electrics and bracketry for radio equipment.  There were also a couple of SF3s fitted with alternators.  I've only ever seen the GTL/SF3 hybrids on photos.

piet
 

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