Out and About on your Laverda.No bull,Just photos

Normski

Senior member
Location
Devon, England
Is there a forum that has more information about the smaller bikes? As I reach and hopefully pass my 70th year, the idea of wrestling with my RGS is less and less appealing to me. I also have learned that riding a small bike at 90% is more rewarding than riding a big one at 20%.
A friend needing a lighter bike whilst recuperating after knee ops bought a Guzzi V50 and finds it very pleasant and easy to live with.
 

Andy J

Hero member
Location
Isle of Man
I too like the smaller twins, although I still can’t get the larger bikes totally out of my system yet.
Paul, any ideas of the make of screen fitted to the 350?
 

Paul Marx

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Location
France
A friend needing a lighter bike whilst recuperating after knee ops bought a Guzzi V50 and finds it very pleasant and easy to live with.
I too like the smaller twins, although I still can’t get the larger bikes totally out of my system yet.
Paul, any ideas of the make of screen fitted to the 350?
I've no idea.

I like the smaller singles more and more. Twins are twice the trouble.
:)
 

Vince

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It depends on how you are positioned if your under a bike and cannot get out or up, I have been pinned by my 250 Husky and it's only 130kg. Not usually but it's happened. BTW check your boot soles, mine are worn smooth and slip easily, that's can be a danger in gravel or rain for us old buggars.
 

Dellortoman

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I once dropped my Jota in my driveway because my foot went into a somewhat deeper hole than expected and then slipped on the gravel. I couldn't hold the bike. All I could do was let it down as gently as I could. It ended up with the wheels uphill and fuel dribbling out of the tank cap. I can normally pick the bike up when it's lying on its side on level ground, but I couldn't pick the bloody thing up from that position. Fortunately my neighbour saw me struggling and came to help. He's a biker too (likes big dirt bikes). He's about half my age and a big muscular bastard, brawnier and fitter than I am. I reckon he could have picked the Jota up by himself with one hand.
 

Steve G.

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Bit of a gathering, Tuesday night, the local cafe racer club, in notorious ‘East Van’. Great coffee, treats, lovely ‘lass’ from East Anglia as host.
 

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Alan

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Location
Northern Ireland
A friend needing a lighter bike whilst recuperating after knee ops bought a Guzzi V50 and finds it very pleasant and easy to live with.
Use a V50 myself for back road rides and the daily commute. Was bought with the hope of getting the wife to come out again. It's the mk3 version lots of low down grunt and feels to me it that 2 up wouldn't fizz it at all. Worth a second look in my opinion.
 
Two Rocks Marina, many many moons ago when I was a kid growing up in Scabs we would spend our weekends and summer holidays ocean fishing, trapping foxes, and rabbits and trying very very hard to catch and rope in a brumby, in the area that is now 2 rocks, there were many brumbies in the area back in 67-68. Kids camping on the beach cooking snapper and yellow tail, the occasional rabbit (never caught one in a trap but a single shot .22 did the deed.
There was nothing up there back then, just a few fishermen's shacks, time moves on, too many people in the world. What does Cervantes have now a shopping mall?
 
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