1972 Laverda 750SF

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Laverda 750 SF

1972 Laverda 750SF

My from prep school, bought this Laverda new in 1972. Several years he put the machine out on long term Miles accrued, and the bike’s developed some obvious of age.

By the time Bob got it back to the of his New Hampshire lakeside home, serious TLC was needed.

Bob and I have been best friends and we together often, so I would see the SF Each time we lifted the for a peek, I would ask Bob if he wanted to it, and he would then ask me if I wanted to it. This little skit was for years until, in 1997, I to buy the SF but grant him a perpetual right to it.

I figured (correctly so far!) he wouldn’t, since I could let him it whenever he likes. And so the infirm came to be parked in a warm in Pennsylvania, on my lift.

Once I got the spinning, compression checked out OK. A attention put the ignition system in before cleaning out the carbs and up to an umbilical fuel tank, the stock tank was contaminated. The was started and brought up to temperature after cool down, I fluid levels and did a quick inspection.

The controls worked well for a brief test ride to the engine condition, and especially to the transmission and clutch, as well as suspension, braking, exhaust and systems. I then went every detail, cleaning and replacing and repairing innumerable In regular light usage, were uncovered and set right I was confident in the bike.

So restored, the SF once more took sometime in 1998, and has given the years of service and enjoyment just normal maintenance.

Reverse engineered from a 305 the Laverda engine is a scaled-up The bike is no lightweight, which somewhat with its innate character, but is pretty much one might expect of a sport built by an Italian tractor The Nippon Denso starter and BIG spring the engine to life, and the position is purely Euro-sport, high footpegs and an optional seat.

Laverda 750 SF
Laverda 750 SF

Unrestrictive LaFranconi spin the decibels into music, and the belt-driven Bosch reminds you of its presence via the charge which flickers at idle. tach and speedo are large, and easy to read — and like they were from a CB-750K2 Honda. The pull is notoriously heavy but the 5 transmission is still manageable shifting action is somewhat

SF stands for ‘super freni’ super brakes — and the is unique. The brake shoe are articulated to increase leverage, and the front drum is reasonably The rear brake is even

Together they do the job, but much margin. This likes to stretch its legs, the relaxed, torquey engine up with the long, stiff Ceriani forks and Koni to munch the miles. Sweepers big smiles, where the great pays dividends.

This never tires, and long in the saddle leave the pilot to stop before the motorcycle, its large, well-proportioned fuel The visceral quality of the engine is a big of the fun, but it demands respect. The position is excellent: one can fit inside machine’s cockpit, somehow, and tarmac rolling by at a prodigious

What do you say we ride 300 miles for this morning? ‘Ats

Laverda 750 SF
Laverda 750 SF
Laverda 750 SF
Laverda 750 SF

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