Print Story Got a spare gearbox for the Laverda - result.
By Cwis (Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 06:28:22 PM EST) (all tags)
eBay is sometimes your friend.

Nice box.

For the terminally pedantic, I have bought a gearset. It comes without a box to put it in.  But I already have a box, and they rarely break at the back near the gears anyway - the crank is more likely to throw a rod out of the front. Crankcases are available second hand - 800 Euros. The gearbox is  available new. You don't want to know what it costs.

Prices for spares for this bike are rising and have never been cheap. A new cylinder head (if available) is a couple of thousand Euros. There's currently a feeding frenzy on eBay. A chap bought a bike, from a dealer. It was in very good, usable condition. He took it home, took it apart and is selling all the bits, seperately. The tank and plastics went for about 1100 quid in total.

Laverdas were quite cheap in the late 80's and early 90's. Bikes that needed expensive parts (like an ignition box) were broken for spares. Now they are rarer, and more expensive. But the bits are worth more...

Laverda made about 7100 triples. I guess about 3000 are left. That number is reducing steadily.

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ebay is paying some bills by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:20:27 AM EST
Mrs. Ha found some expensive wearable art type clothing we're selling.

It also helped me get my bike running, though it's still uninspected.

Good find. by Phage (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 12:41:03 PM EST
It's a lifestyle nowadays owning a Jota. I'm a little jealous.

Get a look alike... by Cwis (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 01:51:55 PM EST
Mirage currently for sale - 1200cc Jota look alike (missing the tuning parts but with 300cc more cubes and is actually a better road bike) £3400 quid in great condition. They pop up all the time.,82380.0.html

You could get a set of Jota decals for it - no one would ever know.....

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OOoooh by Phage (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 09:36:10 AM EST

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Nice! by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 04:02:15 PM EST
I have a much harder time finding Centurion (car) parts on ebay.  They just didn't make that many of them and they are not that collectable.  Especially in convertible.

"So I will be hitting the snatch hard, I think, tonight." - gzt
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