Changed the oil. Cleaned and set the points. New plugs. Set the valve clearances. Figured out the wiring. took the carbs apart and gave those a cleaning. Battery and a little gas and it came to life. No idea how long this one has sat idle. Its always a great feeling to start something up for the first time.
I just wish it wasn't December in Wisconsin. I want to get this thing ready for the road.
The first time I saw this Laverda SF2 I wasn't sure what to think. Who would have someone paint an Italian beauty in such a way? Anyway, the short term goal is to see if its a runner. It may be up for sale after that. Not sure what to do about the paint. I was thinking about seeing if some paint stripper will lift the top layer to find the original paint underneath. I have my doubts though. Then again, I'm not sure I have the heart to try.
Kevin at Scrambler Cycle