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Not enough love heart reacts for this mate, Laverda triples were a major object of adoration for me as a kid. I have this old book which basically details every new bike you could buy in 1976 or so, and the Laverda pages were heavily thumbed over!

Looking forward to it shaping up.

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So cool. A mate had a Jota in the mid 90's when we were in the UK. Took me for a blat on the back. Holy shit it could moooove. 70 MPH in the wet on a dual carriageway.

 

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Chair man,

The cb 550s and 650s had 200kph ND clocks. (I see yours are nippon seiki, same as the 400s and 350s)
The 750s and the Laverda have 220kph/140mph clocks (so the Laverda faceplates wouldn't fit).

Have got a 220kph ND speedo in stock to cut up.

Cheers for the offer though!

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220 is a bit fast, do you really need a speedo that goes that high?

 

i see you can get all the faces and lenses at least. Probably some money making reproductions when they are selling for 600+

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Good score. Good too that you found Red. I'm in Canterbury and I've rebuilt a pair of 1200 triples for a customer here. One a race bike and one a road.So you could say I know a little about them. The race bike crank is one of Red's finest with Carillos and his high com forged pistons too. I'd really recommend you join the Laverdaforum as there is a lot of specialist knowledge available there. 

I do have several tips for you anyway. 

Chains - get both camchain and primary from Red. He stocks the very good duplex chain which is the best primary yet found for the triples.It's actually a timing chain from a big Mercedes diesel so is expected to last forever in that application.

Case nuts and washers. I'd doubt if they're all there so buy yourself a packet of 6mm and 8mm nylocs - yes, the factory used nylocs. Washers - a packet of 6mm stainless washers and a packet of the smallest OD 8mm ZP you can find. The recesses in the cases are small and I've found big washers crumpled into place....

Head nuts and washers. You'll need both 8mm and 9mm plain nuts and thickish but small OD washers to suit. I've bored 8mm ones to fit the 9mm studs.

One final thing which is often overlooked and now's the time to check it....The gearbox mainshaft drive side end is prone to break at the crossdrilling inside the sleeve gear. Get it cracktested while the engine is apart. Worth looking at the bronze bushes condition too.

I'm only on here by using the library broadband. This site is almost impossible on my home dialup so I won't be answering any questions on here.

Greg T

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