Spare parts how to order them

If you have obtained a iac::r. spares list, then you should use the.: : arts number to identify the part you require.

If you cannot identify the part with the factory number -en you must supply as much information about your machine possible. You should suppi. . t he frame number and the engine number, although neither may actually be of any use when "ne partsman selects the part you require from the shelf. The most important guide for the partsman :s your model type and the year it was manufactured (not sold or registered).

Finding out when your machine was manufactured may be cL::: uit but you will probably be able to research it for the one and only time by discussing its char a: eristics with your Laverda dealer. Remember that model changes normally take place for 1 September although they may actually take some months to reach your shop and will be clr.e-- -nder the following year's definition. Remember also that new engine crankcases do not have any number stamped on them. Anything or nothing may appear there!

Typical machine definition: Laverda Jota — 1978, black frame, metallic gold, Marzocchi front forks. Frame number 6100, engine number 6100, (fictitious machine

Laverda 750SF3 — 1976(?). red. Frame number 19281, engine number 19281. (The author's machine, first registered late March 1977, but certainly not made in that year).

Frame numbers are stamped into the frame tubes. Although there may be the odd exceptions, ~ - Twin frame number appears on the left hand side, to the clutch end of the primary drive case, :c -_fce frame welded rear engine plate. (DGM means that the machine is street legal in Italy!).

The 1000 Triple number appears in the same place as the Twin but the 1200 Triple is stamped - :-e steering head and can be read from the right hand side, with the forks on full left lock.

Inline numbers are stamped on the crankcase, on the left hand side close to the oil dipstick :: - Ignore the coloured plate fixed to the left hand side of the frame on late machines, it just means that the factory have complied with certain legal requirements.

The German rragazine Motorrad took a 3CL apart for one of their assessment articles and this was rhe result. I am unsure just how long they took but it certainly could not be a day's work. It surprises me just how few parts there are

Most machines come with this type of factory sticker (supplied by Total Oil). While it gives accurate information it should not be taken as an identification tag

Some machines come with this visible 'European approval' tag. Again it is not a usable identification tag r,his stamping on the lower, rear part of the frame shows the number which identifies the Twin. This frame number should be read as follows: LAV (Laverda), 750SF2, 19281 (this is the frame number and in this case the machine is an SF3 even though the frame is stamped SF2 - no SF3 stamps were used), DGM 12565 OM (Italian road legal approval stamp)

The frame number stamping on the 1000 Triple. This machine is a Jota

The 1200 frame is stamped on the steering head close by to the stick-on made in Italy' label shining here. The 1200 framed 1000s still have their stamp to the rear of the engine on the left hand side

The engine numbers on the Twin are stamped close to the oil filler dip stick on a machined-flat on the crankcase. Engine numbers are always tied to the frame numbers on a new machine. Replacement crankcases come without stamped numbers

This is a 1000 crankcase and its number is stamped inside a special raised 'frame'. 1928 is a fairly early 3C engine. Note the oil filler dip stick

The 1200 engine number stamp has a slightly different appearance although it is in the same place as the 1000

American market machines of recent years have had to carry a special approval plate. Here it is attached to a Jarama


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