This was bought some time ago as a bare frame/swing arm, yokes and front wheel, nothing else.
I sourced an engine in the UK, tank in France, seat in Malta and so on.
Originally I had plans to turn it into a sort of dual purpose machine, but decided it would look too Hipster-ish.
By now I had 2 tank styles for it (SF and GT) but each requires a different seat layout as the GT tank is much shorter. As I needed a seat I left it to fate, with the first seat style I found setting which tank style I went with.
Today an SF seat arrived in the post so that was decided.
By now it is wearing a pair of 38mm Cerianis and yokes as the original 35mm stanchions have been sent off for hard chroming. I also dismantled the Ceriani shocks so they could be rechromed, repainted and new seals fitted. I took the chrome to my chromer today and managed to dismantle the shock bodies this afternoon, so tomorrow I will sand and repaint the shock lowers and fit new seals. I was lucky enough to have a spare pair of damper rods in perfect condition to replace the very sad looking originals.
I reckon in a couple of months or so it will be finished and ready to start. To have taken this from a pile of bones that would never have run again and make it into a fully functioning Laverda 750 is what drives me on. I am into negative entropy.
Here is what I started with. Even then I have used a different frame as the original had been hacked about and many lugs were missing.