Fast Eddie's 1979 1200

Fast Eddie had a moment of weakness on ebay and bought a 1979 1200 from the UK. With the benefit of hindsight it was perhaps not the best example of the marque but Eddie was excited to finally have a Laverda after years spent admiring them. Once imported and on the road, problems emerged and the machine would regularly foul plugs and was generally running like shite.
As ever, really rough bikes never look all that bad in photos!

After consulting the marvellous Laverda Forum for advice, Eddie contacted me to supply a Redax/Sachse ignition system, install it properly and get the bike running nicely. Little did poor Eddie know what was ahead of him... :)

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