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Offline vintage53

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #420 on: May 13, 2018, 03:03:39 PM »
Congratulations Sir! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #421 on: May 14, 2018, 03:12:05 AM »
Big congratulations on getting the licenseplates for it! That is a big milestone to get past that. Sorry to hear you´re selling it, but that is the way it is with the hobby. I don´t know if I could restore it so nicely and sell it afterwards. Maybe it helps having too many bikes in the shop :grin:

Very sorry to hear about the damage to your Laverda. Hope those builders got told off well!

Looking very much forward to follow your next restoration! Which bike is in the pipeline? Benelli or perhaps a Bimota? How about going Spanish and going for a Bultaco or Montesa? ;)

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #422 on: May 14, 2018, 08:07:19 AM »
Congrats on the sale. Having too many bikes is indeed a problem, and hard to maintain even the little annual things, batteries, fluids, it can get out of control. Bummer on the Laverda being knocked over like that  :violent1:
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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #423 on: May 14, 2018, 09:47:14 AM »
Big congratulations on getting the licenseplates for it! That is a big milestone to get past that. Sorry to hear you´re selling it, but that is the way it is with the hobby. I don´t know if I could restore it so nicely and sell it afterwards. Maybe it helps having too many bikes in the shop :grin:

Very sorry to hear about the damage to your Laverda. Hope those builders got told off well!

Looking very much forward to follow your next restoration! Which bike is in the pipeline? Benelli or perhaps a Bimota? How about going Spanish and going for a Bultaco or Montesa? ;)

-Ulrik

I am waiting on engine machine work to finish my 1978 Moto Morini 500, it needed a crank grind, big end shells, valve guides and valves, parts were on back order from NLM but should arrive this week. I am going to get back onto  my 74 Benelli 9650 Tornado after the Morini. I don't like to sit still .....

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #423 on: May 14, 2018, 09:47:14 AM »

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #424 on: May 23, 2018, 09:54:45 AM »
Its officially no longer in may care, eventually they all need to leave home and find their way in the world, going to miss you 1977 Le Mans!





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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #425 on: May 23, 2018, 10:00:29 AM »
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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #426 on: May 26, 2018, 01:17:45 PM »
Somebody has got a great bike. Thank you so much for this thread, it has been great to watch your progress.
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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #427 on: June 05, 2018, 12:15:41 AM »
 Kinda like watching a favorite puppy go to a new home . Nice work Jim  :bow:

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #428 on: June 17, 2018, 02:28:49 AM »
You did a great job on the bike Jim, must be hard to see it go. But I'm happy that it is going to a good home, the new owner couldn't get a better bike.

I'm looking forward to follow your new adventures in the restoration of the next bikes :)

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #429 on: June 17, 2018, 04:21:07 AM »
Kinda like watching a favorite puppy go to a new home . Nice work Jim  :bow:
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Funny you should mention that subject. A looong time ago I thought of raising sheep and cattle dogs for sale but the thought of how they might be treated put me off, after recollecting how many bad owners I've seen............... ....... :angry:
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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #430 on: September 21, 2018, 11:08:59 AM »
I'll be reading all 18 pages of this thread before I proceed with the 1977 Le Mans I just bought.
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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #431 on: September 21, 2018, 02:28:02 PM »
I'll be reading all 18 pages of this thread before I proceed with the 1977 Le Mans I just bought.

Happy reading, I hope there is some useful information in there.

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #432 on: June 12, 2021, 07:32:25 AM »
Awesome LM1 build - I used your thread to rebuild mine from an unregistered pile of bits. A thousand thank yous.

Helicoiling rear drive box without dismantling it - I have a question:

What did you do about the tang on the helicoil used to turn it in with the helicoil tool? Did you wind it in tang end first and leave it on? Or tang end last and some how pull it off from the outside?

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Re: 1977 Le Mans running and on the road
« Reply #433 on: June 16, 2021, 01:08:05 PM »
Awesome LM1 build - I used your thread to rebuild mine from an unregistered pile of bits. A thousand thank yous.

Simon

Thanks from me too. Your photos are extremely helpful in assembling my SP1000. Lot's of commonalities in these Tonti models.


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