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Thread: Laverda LZ 125 resto.

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    Laverda LZ 125 resto.

    Knowing this bike was sat in a mates shed on the isle of wight for 4 years was painful. but I got it in the end...
    Its a 1981 Laverda LZ 125, 2- stroke, liquid cooled (uses a zundapp engine)... shout up if youve seen/owned another. My research tells me theres only half a dozen of them in the country.

    I havent got many 'before' pictures, they dissapeared when my old phone conked out. The ones i have uploaded are for reference.

    Its all there.. shy of a master cylinder and front calliper. (hoping they show up in my mates shed)

    Finding parts has been reasonable..
    Needed a new oversize piston as it looks like its been over revved from cold.
    Barrel and new piston will be taking a trip to langcourts.
    All bearings are available short of a small needle roller on the back of the gearbox input shaft.. turning down a bronze bush to replace it.


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    Looks tidy. Nice bike
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    Mini jota,
    Wish I could have bought one of these back in the day
    Didn't even know of the existence of such a lovely bike,
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    Found a couple of before pics.. it wasnt 'orrid.. nor was it pretty.

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    Had the frame and associated parts powder coated at alloy engineers ltd in nottingham.. made a lovely job of it.

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    I would suggest a trip to Stafford classic bike show in Oct. you never know you might find some bits. Plus many of the booksellers have hard to find parts lists, which will be a godsend for rebuilding

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    I'm in.

    I remember them...nice looking little thing and appeared to be well made. Glad you managed to rescue it and looking forward to seeing it blossom ....

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    I remember them too but it's a bike that had fallen off my radar
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    Laavely wheels

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    Vapour blasted carb

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    Well! I never knew they even existed! but you’d be amazed how many 16er mopeds there really were

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebbo View Post
    Well! I never knew they even existed! but you’d be amazed how many 16er mopeds there really were

    Doing a good job
    Moped - 50cc or less - propelled with pedals Pre 1977 (FS1E) Although the term still remains for modern scooters of 50cc

    Anything over 50cc is technically a motorbike the laverda at 125cc is not a moped


    The whole Laverda / Zundapp relationship was a bit of a heinz - Cagiva also had a hand in the pile as well

    Looking at the range, styling cues were clearly from early Suzuki / kawasaki / Honda bikes of the 70's & 80's

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    styling cues from a bit closer to home too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa-2512 View Post
    Moped - 50cc or less - propelled with pedals Pre 1977 (FS1E) Although the term still remains for modern scooters of 50cc

    Anything over 50cc is technically a motorbike the laverda at 125cc is not a moped


    The whole Laverda / Zundapp relationship was a bit of a heinz - Cagiva also had a hand in the pile as well

    Looking at the range, styling cues were clearly from early Suzuki / kawasaki / Honda bikes of the 70's & 80's
    It did remind me of the Suzuki X1 50cc that a mate of mine had, especially the gold ally wheels

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    its always worth looking at stein dinse for brembo parts https://www.stein-dinse.biz/Brembo:::19.html

    Nice little 125 and with the decent engine instead of Laverdas own hand grenade 125.

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    A few before pictures of the engine.
    Crank cases are now vapour blasted and clutch and alternator covers are powder coated.

    Had to make my own gaskets as they are out of stock/ no longer available.. Tedious.

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