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Title: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: lemonjelly on February 11, 2011, 08:54
130485048721 Lovely condition alot for LTD paintwork anyone know more about Steve Finch? Also another tidy mod RGS/A from Holland too 250771607533 .

Lemon
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: phil37 on February 11, 2011, 09:52
  Hi Shaun -The Steve Finch thing is a bit of a cock up - he did the original "Mirage VC's" - with a totally different paintjob (pretty vile in my opinion) - bike has now been repainted so makes the "Steve Finch"rarity value about nil! - Regards - Phil
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: Robjota on February 11, 2011, 10:27
Too many 8's in that Mirage item no.  Lemon

it's 130485048721   or http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1978-LAVERDA-MIRAGE-EXCLUSIVE-LTD-EDITION-WOW-/130485048721?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item1e6183d591 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1978-LAVERDA-MIRAGE-EXCLUSIVE-LTD-EDITION-WOW-/130485048721?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item1e6183d591)


regards Rob
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: bob on February 11, 2011, 11:53
Vile doesn't begin to describe what was one of the worst so called custom paint jobs ever to find its way onto a bike. I'm hoping that somebody can oblige us with a pic  ;D ;D ;D I've only ever seen one of these bikes and the paintwork looked like the backdrop some kids had painted for a primary school performance of Arabian Nights. Actually no, it's much,much worse than that....
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: Grant on February 11, 2011, 11:59
Your wish...
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: Scrumpy on February 11, 2011, 12:31
Your wish...
(https://www.laverdaforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flaverdaforum.com%2Fforum%2Findex.php%3Faction%3Ddlattach%3Btopic%3D81425.0%3Battach%3D14649%3Bimage&hash=854d57d862fc0c392c85db52603ffbb4)

I believe that was AceLavs bike which he used for his Motodd

From this to this
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUqThV-XWAI/AAAAAAAACWI/mi5t4oVGBU0/s720/Then_and_Now0017.jpg)

and to this
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUqTfny2XxI/AAAAAAAACWI/OXUBCHRItRs/Bike_007.jpg)

and finally
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_gSG2O7kpeeQ/TUqTguobPEI/AAAAAAAACWI/IJIvlvncLg8/s720/Mk3%20AceLav-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: lemonjelly on February 11, 2011, 16:08
Cheers Phil ,God thats awful Grant,   Rob,thanks adjusted number too many 8s in the price though, taking the P then,Jack like the Motodd white1

Lemon
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: Romeo.D on February 11, 2011, 16:24
Mirage paint job is one of ugliest i have seen.
Motod not bad but it loks like oficial Moriwaki paint job .
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: SimonR501 on February 11, 2011, 17:14
No wonder them Steve Finch thingies are rare.
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: 3patC on February 11, 2011, 22:27
No wonder them Steve Finch thingies are rare.


or maybe extinct.....(hopefully!.......sorry Steve Finch if you're out there)
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: laverdakeith on February 11, 2011, 22:32

 Got one of them tanks and a tailpiece up on my shelves if ayone fancys a psycadellic trip down memory lane.


     Keith.
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: dukenomore on February 11, 2011, 22:39
where did you find that thing of beauty keith
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: mar on February 11, 2011, 23:12
So what makes that Steve Finch bike special? Special cams? Pistons? Suspension? Or just faded green paint?
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: troutbishop on February 12, 2011, 09:07
Slater has one of these tanks too, thats two surplus ones that should have been painted :D
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: springsoft on February 12, 2011, 10:20
Your wish...

Fark.  The thing about triples is that engine and those strong solid colours.
That paint job drags all the attention away from the essence of the bike.  What was Steve Finch thinking?
Too much acid maybe, or a few tins of paint left over and needed something to do with them.........

What does he do now - consult on decor for Greek apartment buildings???? :)
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: Scrumpy on February 12, 2011, 11:19
Just to echo what has already been said it's a bloody awful paint job. Without seeing the top of the tank it looks liks a desert scene, sand and blue sky where you just might see a mirage. If Finch painted another batch of tanks he would probably use Manchester as the backdrop - might see a Mirage there one day :P

Scrumpy
Title: Re: Mirage and RGS/A on Ebay
Post by: Cosi on February 13, 2011, 09:37
So what makes that Steve Finch bike special? Special cams? Pistons? Suspension? Or just faded green paint?

The A4 sheet of acid that comes complimentary  with the purchase ;D