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Title: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on May 17, 2019, 04:25
Planning is well under way, at least 3 beers worth now!  9th to the 17 Th November. Put it in your diaries now, and organise you holidays.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on May 17, 2019, 06:09
Are you guys going to wanna do maintenance or oil changes when you get here? Do I need to stock up on oil?

There's a couple of spare beds here if anyone wants them.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on May 17, 2019, 06:50
You beauty, more night riding on Cams Adventure Ride rated driveway, I admit I was nervous and asked him what the best line was. Left or right, turning my Headlight on helped a lot. Pitch black it would have been nasty, way better with the light on. And I was NOT DRINKING.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on May 19, 2019, 09:34
Hey Cam, might do an oil change, but probably easier to bring 3 litres with me.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on May 23, 2019, 07:27
You beauty, more night riding on Cams Adventure Ride rated driveway, I admit I was nervous and asked him what the best line was. Left or right, turning my Headlight on helped a lot. Pitch black it would have been nasty, way better with the light on. And I was NOT DRINKING.

Nothing an experienced off-road man like yourself can't handle, Vince. I do it all the time. :D
Although there is a much easier "wimp's" route for bikes that completely bypasses the rocky horror that is my driveway. Smooth going all the way, mostly on mown grass. See map below.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on May 23, 2019, 07:36
We had enough trouble finding your place in the twilight last time. The 2 with GPSs sat on the corner doing the head swivel for a good 5 minutes, till someone noticed the bush track on the vacant block. It was a good night though in the end, even if I made the rooky error of just a half a turn more on the chain adjuster. Loose, loose, bowstring tight. You would think after 30years I would know better.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on May 23, 2019, 11:18
I see as usual your planning is brilliant not as clashes with BEARS yet again.  :o so enjoy ya ride fella's besides I'm doing a lazy 4200 K trip in August  :o
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on May 24, 2019, 07:14
Club rally has been second weekend in November for 25 years, so tell your bears mates to change their date, we had it first😉
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: DavidH on May 24, 2019, 07:50
Well, can we take the Bears round in Old IronBum and still allow you to participate in both ?
I mean, who will willingly fix other blokes bikes when they misbehave on the annual rally ?

Don't forget, Marty said only 3 beers worth of planning so far, so there as least  6 months of brewery production still left before it is finalised.
Unless of course the president has been formulating this route since the last time we visited Tassie.  Mmmm, maybe we should question him closely on Wednesday night 
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on May 24, 2019, 12:19
Yes he has been working hard behind the scenes, the word is anti-clockwise.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: adreval on May 27, 2019, 10:24
Not missing Tassie this year,count me in.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: chrisk on May 29, 2019, 09:39
Not missing Tassie this year,count me in.

7 weeks leave mid year and 2 in November.... nope, Iím out.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on May 30, 2019, 04:16
5 beers worth of planning now😛 10 days instead of nine. 9th of November start, staying in Bombala the first night. Might try the other pub this time
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: adreval on May 30, 2019, 13:42
The other pub is the go,my red rgs would look fantastic parked in that courtyard..
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on May 30, 2019, 13:56
After my adventures in Europe this year I doubt I'll be able to do the fully Tassie trip either, but will likely provide some companionable drinking assistance in Bombala at least.  Not sure which pub you're talking about but we stayed at the one on the corner (next to the roundabout) this year on the Vicco's run and it was pretty bleak.  Would recommend "anywhere else".
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on May 30, 2019, 15:24
That's where we stayed last Snowy Run, it was a bit of a Hovel
Hume must have been around as well. We had dinner at the club over the road and it was not fabulous as well. And then we had breakfast at the fantastic historic Bank or similar next door in there stunning gazebo in the garden and it was fantastic. They have rooms but from memory its full-blown Yuppy money, like $200 a night stuff.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on May 31, 2019, 03:03
Bombala bike show is on 15-16 November this year. It's usually a pretty big turnout and might be worth a visit if you guys are heading home that way.
http://visitcooma.com.au/events/bombala-bike-show-2019/ (http://visitcooma.com.au/events/bombala-bike-show-2019/)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on May 31, 2019, 03:36
They do a Steam Traction engine show as well, we have passed through when that was on. Impressive gadgets
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on June 03, 2019, 10:23
Day 1, saturday 9th November
nowra 168 km coffee
Braidwood 120 km lunch
Cooma 140 km
Nimmitabel Cheesecake
Eden 174 km
Total 602 km
Great Southern Hotel 158 Imlay St Eden
Secure parking in the bottle shop
02 6496 1515‬
Booked with Steph 12/8 4 rooms

Day 2, sunday 10th November

Orbost, 182 km
Rosedale 185 km
Spirit Pier Melbourne 189km
Total 556km
Ferry boards 6pm.  Beer!

Day3, 11th November
Devonport
Shefield brekky
Tullah
Strahan
Queenstown
Empire hotel

Day 4, tuesday 12 November
Zeehan
Corinna lunch
Reece Dam
Tullah
Rosebery
Queenstown
Empire hotel

Day 5, Wednesday 13 november
Oil change at Cams place
Hobart
Shipwrights Arms Hotel, 29 Trumpeter st Battery Point

Day 6, Thursday 14th November
Hobart
Huonville
Southport
Return to Hobart
Shipwrights arms hotel

Day7 Friday 15th November
Tribunna
Swansea
Lake Leake
Campbell Town
St Marks
St Helens
Weldborough pub - awesome spot

Day 8 Saturday 16th
Scotsdale
Launceston
Devonport
Ferry

Day 9 Sunday 17th
Ferry to Kinglake 78km brekky
Merton 87km fuel
Mansfield
King valley
Rutherglen 170 lunch
Albury, Granya, Walwa
Tumbarumba 182 km
Total 517km
Tumbarumba hotel Susan
02 6948 2562‬

Day 10 Monday 18th
Cabramurra 70 km
Tumut 109 km
Gundagai
Goulburn
Home
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on June 11, 2019, 12:40
Cam we always miss the bike show by a week, never been, but we are more interested in riding than looking at shitty old bikes standing still😛  Auto Italia is a prime example, 900 km in the weekend to spend 2 hours at the show.  Ho hum seen them now, lets RIDE!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on June 11, 2019, 13:43
Cam we always miss the bike show by a week, never been, but we are more interested in riding than looking at shitty old bikes standing still😛  Auto Italia is a prime example, 900 km in the weekend to spend 2 hours at the show.  Ho hum seen them now, lets RIDE!

Auto Italia party will be on at mine again next year.  Main difference will be not bothering to go to the poxy show on the Sunday.  More time for good mates and more time for riding.  :D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on June 12, 2019, 10:46
Awesome news Steve.  Can we tempt you with Tassie?  Got 6 starters so far
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on June 12, 2019, 12:11
Awesome news Steve.  Can we tempt you with Tassie?  Got 6 starters so far

Refer to previous answer, I'm blowing all my available leave and money next Monday - en route to Breganze.  :)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on June 13, 2019, 11:48
Club Laverda NSW Snowy Rally 2019
Back to Tassie
Saturday 9th November.
We have 7 starters so far, me, Chris, Will, Vince, Peter, John, Sasha. If you are interested in joining us for 10 days around Tassie, now is the time.  A $600 deposit is needed now, as we are going to book the ferry next week.

 The deposit needs to be in the Club account by Sunday night.
https://clublaverdansw.org.au/?page_id=63
Bank account details are here

Cheers
Marty
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on July 03, 2019, 06:58
If you guys wanna do oil changes in Tassie, I've got about 8 litres of Penrite 4ST 20-50 (Mineral) on the shelf at present, which you can have for $10/litre.
If you want Penrite Enduro like last time, I can get it in 4 litre containers for $59.95 or a 20 litre container for $217.

Let me know if you want me to get some in.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on July 04, 2019, 09:21
Thanks Cam Ferry is booked so all looking good. Enduro price is better than last time!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on July 04, 2019, 12:35
If you guys wanna do oil changes in Tassie, I've got about 8 litres of Penrite 4ST 20-50 (Mineral) on the shelf at present, which you can have for $10/litre.
If you want Penrite Enduro like last time, I can get it in 4 litre containers for $59.95 or a 20 litre container for $217.
Let me know if you want me to get some in.

Cam I dont use Penrite anymore  :o oh yeh I'm not coming so don't matter does it

But then you know what they say

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7TUiMCeils (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7TUiMCeils)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on July 05, 2019, 01:40
Cam, I would like 3 litres of the 4ST, thanks mate.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on July 05, 2019, 03:55
Thanks Cam Ferry is booked so all looking good. Enduro price is better than last time!

Yeah. Last time I got it through Supercheap Auto who charged me freight to order it in. They should change their name to Notveryfuckingcheapatall.
Found a different supplier, Sparesbox Auto. I still have to order it on-line, either directly from Sparesbox or through their eBay shop, but delivery is free.
Still haven't found anyone who stocks the stuff on the shelf here in Hobart.

Do you want me to get any?

@ Vince. No problem mate. Got plenty of MC4ST.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on July 05, 2019, 04:17
That would be great Cam, Iíll send you some cash
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Is2 on July 05, 2019, 23:46
Yeah. Last time I got it through Supercheap Auto who charged me freight to order it in. They should change their name to Notveryfuckingcheapatall.
Found a different supplier, Sparesbox Auto. I still have to order it on-line, either directly from Sparesbox or through their eBay shop, but delivery is free.
Still haven't found anyone who stocks the stuff on the shelf here in Hobart.

Do you want me to get any?

@ Vince. No problem mate. Got plenty of MC4ST.


Sale ends this Sunday,

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Penrite Motorcycle 4 Stroke ST Oil - 20W-50, 20 Litres by Penrite
Detailshttps://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/penrite-1-x-mc-4-st-20w50-20l/SPO3974723.html Part No. MC420W50020  Item No. SPO3974723

$194.00  Now $135.80 End Date 07/07/19

HTH Ian.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on July 06, 2019, 02:06
Looks like penrite changed the name to enduro hd.
https://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/enduro-25w-70-mineral#/
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on July 06, 2019, 02:45
OK Marty I'll get some for you. Anyone else want some while I'm ordering?
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on July 06, 2019, 07:54
I'll check with the other guys and get back to you. 
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on September 14, 2019, 08:29
Your Tassie trip is getting closer. Any news on whether you want me to stock up on Penrite Enduro for you guys?
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 15, 2019, 07:04
Sorry Cam I thought you already had. Grab a 4 litre bottle for me, the others are sorted.
Cheers
Marty
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on September 16, 2019, 01:58
OK. Done. Just placed an order.

None of the local bike shops stock Enduro (or Enduro HD - same thing, just a new name). I thought the Harley guys might have had some, but no, they only stock Motul oils.  Supercheap only has it in 20 litre containers. Had to order a 4 litre container on-line for $62.95 (slight increase since I last priced it in July). Should be here in a few days.

Not wanting to start an oil thread, but what's the reason for using 25W-70?  That's quite a thick oil. You must have a rattly old engine  ;) 

I use 20W-50 (Penrite MC-4ST). Got plenty of that on the shelf.

Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 16, 2019, 04:07
I think you just started an oil thread......

I used to work for Penrite

Try this experiment Cam, pour some oil into a pan, put it on the stove and heat to 110 degrees. Then see how ďthickĒ it is
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on September 16, 2019, 05:57
Yep, I'm aware that oil gets thinner when hot. That's what the 50 bit of the 20W-50 designation means. It has the viscosity of a 50 weight oil at 100įC
The 20W bit means it has the viscosity of a 20 weight oil at -17.8įC (zero Fahrenheit).

The 70 oil will be a bit thicker than 50 at the same temperature, but is that necessarily a good thing? Higher viscosity may mean you get less flow, which could reduce the cooling effect of the oil.

If you get less oil going through the oil cooler, it'll run hotter. That extra heat will reduce its viscosity further. So your 70 oil may end up with similar viscosity to 50 oil because the engine is 10į hotter. I dunno whether that actually happens. I'm just speculating.

Vehicle manufacturers specify a certain viscosity of oil to be used in their engines. If thicker is better, why don't all vehicles run SAE 90 oil in the engine?


Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on September 16, 2019, 07:15
Cam i am happy with thr one you use the 20w50 mc4
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: sweetas on September 16, 2019, 07:25
I think you just started an oil thread......

I used to work for Penrite

Try this experiment Cam, pour some oil into a pan, put it on the stove and heat to 110 degrees. Then see how ďthickĒ it is

whilst this is not the calculation...:  viscosity * orifice = pressure! 

I don't know the pressure capacity of a Laverda oil pump or oil gallery orifice dia/lengths, but on cold starts, that thick oil may not be reaching where it supposed to be...initially!  maybe you need a sump heater to lower the oil viscosity!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 16, 2019, 09:32
Guys in the white coats in the lab at Penrite told me that was the best stuff so I have used it from 18000km to currently 86000km. Transverse is also correct if it runs through the oil cooler too fast it doesnít get to cool down.

Supposedly mineral oil will dissipate heat better than synthetic oil, ran my Rgs to 200000 km on Penrite was getting a bit smoky towards the end
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: levo on September 16, 2019, 09:46
Been running my RGS on Penrite 40/70 since I bought it 15 years ago bike has done heaps of ks.... when endine was rebuilt at 380,000 ks pistons and rods were still within spec.... mind you I replace oil every 1500 ks Penrite is real good shit,

                             Levo
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: sweetas on September 16, 2019, 10:40
Don't recall me saying Penrite wasn't any goodÖ. in fact I have been using HRP30 20/60 since owning my Jota.  No problems - real good shit!!!

but high Viscosity oil is 'harder' requiring more pressure to flow through small orifices.....that's all!

Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Paul Marx on September 16, 2019, 10:48
Don't recall me saying Penrite wasn't any goodÖ. in fact I have been using HRP30 20/60 since owning my Jota.  No problems - real good shit!!!

but high Viscosity oil is 'harder' requiring more pressure to flow through small orifices.....that's all!

All men know that.

Paul
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: sweetas on September 16, 2019, 10:53
All men know that.

Paul

now that's funny!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Paul Marx on September 16, 2019, 11:01
now that's funny!  :laugh:

No.
It's painful.

Paul
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 17, 2019, 04:11
Hpr30 not recommended for wet clutches would swap to mc4st
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: motoddrob on September 17, 2019, 06:05
Hey Marty, I use HPR30 in the BM but for the laverdas I've been using HPR10 which is a semi syn.I want to go back to mineral oil so I brought some HPRgas. Remember you saying all those years ago to use the gas branded oil, at the time was HPR30gas. Now called HPRgas.  Never seen the mc4st but then again I've never looked for it.
I have noticed lately that when giving the Motodd full throttle at high revs there is some clutch slip. Thinking I should buy some kevlar plates from Red.
Also does oil have a shelf life?
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on September 17, 2019, 06:47
I did a chris pritt on the last putty ride eg long hard full noise pass on 3 or 4 on a lkng straight and how much toprnd pull my bike has was impresive BUT i found it hard to tell if it just spun up really fast or if there was somr clutch slip happening how obvase is your slip Rob
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on September 17, 2019, 06:50
What cam is in it Rob
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on September 17, 2019, 06:54
G'day Rob

Penrite info for HPR Gas says it's not friction modified so I guess it'll be OK for wet clutch. Not sure whether it's also OK for the gearbox.

I don't suppose there's many Penrite outlets in Walpole. You can get Penrite motorcycle oils (MC4ST or Enduro) from Supercheap Auto, but the nearest one to you is a good 1Ĺ hours away in Albany.

Not a problem though, because you can buy on-line from Supercheap and they'll send it to an address that you nominate.
A 20 litre container will last you a few oil changes.

MC4ST  https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/penrite-1-x-mc-4-st-20w50-20l/SPO3974723.html#q=mc4st&lang=en_AU&start=6 (https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/penrite-1-x-mc-4-st-20w50-20l/SPO3974723.html#q=mc4st&lang=en_AU&start=6)
Enduro  https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/penrite-1-x-enduro-4-stroke-20l/SPO446685.html (https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/penrite-1-x-enduro-4-stroke-20l/SPO446685.html)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: sweetas on September 17, 2019, 07:28
Could not even ride up my Jota up the street with the mc4st.  It took 2 full 4L flushes with HPR30 to get rid of the residue from the clutch before it would stop slipping. 

Only stating my experience, not recommendation. :D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on September 17, 2019, 07:38
Penrite have 3 versions of mc4st  a full synthetic  a semi sythetic and a mineral version. Its easy to miss this on the lables There are cases of clutch slip on well used engine when you go from mineral to synthic   The full synthetic is called Ester bla bla   You sould notice when you pay as its a lot more expenise  See what yourve done now Marty. Full blown oil thread
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: motoddrob on September 17, 2019, 09:04
Howdy Vince
On the gas going through 3rd, 4th it'll just spin up. Axtel cam, heaps of mid range. Motor is going so well, 2nd gear rips my arms from my shoulder  when going for it. Some of Red's goodies  ;D

Hey Cam, usually buy from stupid cheap or Repco on my Perth or Albany trips. I've got 5 lts of HPRgas so that is 2 changes with the current milage, about 12 months!! :o
But that's changing now that the pressure is off on the house so hope to be doing alot more w/e rides.
I'd prefer to buy 20 litre but does it have a shelf life?
My tractor cost about 350 bucks to do motor and trans. over 30 litres in total. It takes about 7 years to clock up a 100 hours luckely.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on September 17, 2019, 09:57
I have keaths F1 cams flat out amazing topend mine acelorstes so had after 5k  its eye watering it hard to corilate if its totaly all driving the bike fareard having to do some more testing fingers crossed
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 17, 2019, 11:38
Sorry vince, blame cam 😛  As for shelf life, i would guess that some of the additives could settle out after years on the shelf, not sure, but maybe shake the bottle up before using if it has been years.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on September 21, 2019, 01:33
Your Penrite Enduro HD oil is here Marty. So I've got you and Vince (MC4ST) covered for oil changes. If anyone else wants anything, don't leave it too late to let me know.

Cheers,
Cam
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on September 21, 2019, 01:51
Thanks mate, we did close to 5000ks last time on that Tassie ride.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 23, 2019, 09:22

Day 1, saturday 9th November
Meet Caltex Heathcote 8.30 am
nowra 168 km coffee
Braidwood 120 km lunch
Cooma 140 km
Nimmitabel Cheesecake
Eden 174 km
Total 602 km
Great Southern Hotel 158 Imlay St Eden
Secure parking in the bottle shop
02 6496 1515‬
Booked with Steph 12/8 4 rooms

Day 2, sunday 10th November

Orbost, 182 km
Rosedale 185 km
Spirit Pier Melbourne 189km
Total 556km
Ferry boards 6pm.  Beer!

Day3, 11th November
Devonport
Shefield brekky
Tullah
Strahan
Queenstown
Empire hotel

Day 4, tuesday 12 November
Zeehan
Corinna lunch
Reece Dam
Tullah
Rosebery
Queenstown
Empire hotel

Day 5, Wednesday 13 november
Oil change
Hobart
Shipwrights Arms Hotel, 29 Trumpeter st Battery Point

Day 6, Thursday 14th November
Hobart
Huonville
Southport
Return to Hobart
Shipwrights arms hotel

Day7 Friday 15th November
Tribunna
Swansea
Lake Leake
Campbell Town
St Marks
St Helens
Weldborough pub - awesome spot

Day 8 Saturday 16th
Scotsdale
Launceston
Devonport
Ferry

Day 9 Sunday 17th
Ferry to Kinglake 78km brekky
Merton 87km fuel
Mansfield
King valley
Rutherglen 170 lunch
Albury, Granya, Walwa
Tumbarumba 182 km
Total 517km
Tumbarumba hotel Susan
02 6948 2562‬

Day 10 Monday 18th
Cabramurra 70 km
Tumut 109 km
Gundagai
Goulburn
Home
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Paul Marx on September 23, 2019, 09:47
Sorry vince, blame cam 😛  As for shelf life, i would guess that some of the additives could settle out after years on the shelf, not sure, but maybe shake the bottle up before using if it has been years.

Oil does have a shelf life.
I don't know the details.

According to Total, 3 years in a unopened can.
After that, they won't cover oil related problems.
An opened can must be used within a year.

I suspect it's to do with oxidisation.

Paul


Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on September 23, 2019, 10:46
Penrite website says 5 years, but there is no manufactered date on the bottle.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on October 17, 2019, 11:40
22 more sleeps but whoís counting.....
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Woody on October 23, 2019, 07:26
Well I guess it's time to throw the cat in with the pigeons.

I've been using synthetic Penrite 10 tenths 20W60 for more years than I can remember in all my Lavs, the main reason being that the molecular chain doesn't break down as would a mineral oil. Yes it's more expensive but you can stretch out the change period due to its shear strength. I also found that the engine internals remain sparkling and clean.

I recently had an interesting discussion with a Motul rep who suggested that although Penrite is an excellent oil Motul 7100 20W50 should be better in that it has a detergent in it to keep clutches clean, needless to say the RGS has just been given a drink of 7100. Given the clutch grab on start up this may be a solution. Time will tell.

Should be OK to do Tassie without oil change.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on October 23, 2019, 07:49
I've been using synthetic Penrite ... the main reason being that the molecular chain doesn't break down as would a mineral oil.

That's all well and good if you have a decent oil filter to keep the oil nice and clean.

The issue with Laverdas is that they don't have a filter, so the oil can get bits of crap in it (small metal filings, chunks of gasket or sealant or clutch plate). The only way to get rid of the rubbish is to change the oil regularly, so (in my opinion anyway) using synthetic doesn't necessarily lengthen oil change periods. I'd rather be changing a cheaper oil than an expensive oil.

Watch out. This'll turn into an oil thread.  :D

Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on October 23, 2019, 07:58
A while ago one of the Motul I think I saw was $120 for 4 litres. That's some expensive oil.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Paul Marx on October 23, 2019, 08:15
A while ago one of the Motul I think I saw was $120 for 4 litres. That's some expensive oil.

300V is an excellent oil.
Detail price is around 15 to 20Ä a litre here.
Bulk buying in 200l drums works out at Ä8 a litre.

Paul
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on October 23, 2019, 08:31
Oh no the president has started an oil thread!  Impeachment? 
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on October 23, 2019, 08:44
This is the one I was talking about.
MOTUL 4L 300V FACTORY LINE 10W40 4T MOTOR OIL
VALUE BULK BUY
$139.95

Probably is great oil but wow thats eye wateringly expensive.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on October 24, 2019, 03:21
Meeting point is 8.30 am at Caltex Heathcote.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 03, 2019, 00:24
Final shakedown run with the northern beaches mafia this morning all good. Weather forecast even looks great
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: FNQ1000 on November 04, 2019, 02:12
Hi Vince
Worth shopping around, $53 try this https://www.amxsuperstores.com.au/service/4stroke/motul-3000-10w40-4-litre?cPath=7_83&

600 Monster seems to like it and if you take up the free membership you get a 20% discount on your purchase irrespective of whether it is on special. This works out to $42.40 for 4 litres.

The MOTUL 7100 GOLD 10W60 is the expensive one.......run it in Guzzi 1200

Cheers
Jason
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Paul Marx on November 04, 2019, 11:52
All Motul oils are excellent, but the expensive one is 300V. Obtainable in either 10W40 or 15W50. It's the absolute best.
Even smells of castor.

Paul
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 04, 2019, 23:40
I took the winter liner out of my jacket for last weekends ride. Been monitoring the weather along the route in Tassie and it's going back in. Its bearly topping 20c for the first couple of days, even though it hit 32c a while back.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 05, 2019, 00:40
Long range weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable.

For Tasmania in spring/summer, expect anything from 10 to 40įC, wet or dry. Extreme low temperatures can occasionally occur during summer. I remember once when it snowed at sea level in Hobart on Christmas day.

Yes Vince. Bring your jacket liner. You may not need it, but if you don't bring it you'll probably wish you did.

Have a safe trip guys. I look forward to catching up when you get here.

Cheers,
Cam
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 05, 2019, 01:23
Typically I would but its a bit odd, it doesn't like compressing at all. It's going to take up half a pannier. I will probably add a small bag on the rack to take any overflow, I learned years ago not to fill every square mm of luggage as you will need some spare sooner than you think.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Tippie on November 05, 2019, 07:55
You can get those semi-vacuum plastic bags that you roll clothes tight up in and they stay small. We used them for woollens etc on our recent Nepal trek, worked a treat, much less volume.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 05, 2019, 08:26
Looks like I won't be packing the winter liner, I will be wearing it. Seems according to tonights  ABC news low-level snow is predicted in Tassie.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 05, 2019, 08:48
Hey Vince if you go to Mac Pac or Kathmandu they sell those thin puffy jackets, down jackets for the uninitiated, really warm and fit inside your bike jacket and then when not in use pack up into a tinny weeny stuff bag.
I use them all the time.
mmmmm pufffff, so warm  :D :D
A leftover addiction from my Kathmandu days, ;)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 05, 2019, 09:05
Hi Tom, I was a long term skier so have plenty of good gear. I will probably add a set of thermals as they take minimal space. I have a couple of really thin Merino fleeces I bought from Aldi that work really well. I brought a new pair of Gortex gloves a few weeks back as my old ones had died. Love the Gotex but the cost was NUTS. I better get a good 10 years out of them.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 05, 2019, 23:25
Didn't you guys head for the ferry via Broady last year? And I led you the (almost!) right way via backish roads to the fwy?

How can you be heading south and miss the orange fest down here!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 05, 2019, 23:36
I just follow orders, we arrived last year after the racing but it was great to meet up for a chat. Going to be odd not having the fixer along as well. Having you locals guide us to the ferry helped a lot, I don't remember all those expressways from previous GP trips in the past. Is that a tautology? Probably like Sydney a new one opens every few months.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 06, 2019, 02:26
CLNSW has been appeasing the weather gods for our annual rally second weekend of November for 25 years, and NOW you want us to change?  Tell the bloody BEARS guys to change their date. Iím out of chickens and goats to sacrifice.......
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 06, 2019, 04:52
Keep an eye on this website. It gives a 14 day forecast. http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Australia/Tasmania/Hobart/14-Day-Forecast.aspx (http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Australia/Tasmania/Hobart/14-Day-Forecast.aspx)

Doesn't look too bad for the time you're in Tassie. Temperatures a bit on the cool side (mostly below 20C) and a chance of rain here and there, but nothing too alarming.

There's a thunderstorm forecast on the evening (around 7pm) Tuesday 12th, but you should be propping up the bar in the Empire Hotel in Queenstown at that time of day. 
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 06, 2019, 13:24
I just follow orders, we arrived last year after the racing but it was great to meet up for a chat. Going to be odd not having the fixer along as well. Having you locals guide us to the ferry helped a lot, I don't remember all those expressways from previous GP trips in the past. Is that a tautology? Probably like Sydney a new one opens every few months.

Didn't realise you guys missed the racing last year. Guess it makes sense if you're riding south much of the day.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 06, 2019, 22:17
Good thing you guys aren't in Tassie this week. Weather is shit. Apparently we're being affected by something called an Antarctic Vortex.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 06, 2019, 22:31
That's what I got from the ABC news 2 nights back, snow to 500ms.
We spend the day last time at Cradle Mountain sitting in a 5-star resort beside there fire in dripping bike gear having a lovely time eating and drinking their top-shelf stuff. Hope we get to see it better this time.BTW it was a surprise we were happily allowed in and got fantastic service everywhere. Same at Lake Pedder. Its a great place for a bike holiday.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Tippie on November 07, 2019, 06:54
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/07/spring-snow-blankets-parts-of-tasmania-a-week-after-bushfires-raged
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 07, 2019, 08:28
I still got one more chicken up my sleeve😁
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: cbertozz on November 08, 2019, 04:14
Safe travels fellas and donít forget your toolkits!

 ;D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 08, 2019, 08:00
Safe travels guys on your way keep an eye out for this place
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 08, 2019, 08:41
you wont find a better Argentinean steak this side of the black stump or Amsterdam for that matter ::) ;D ;D
mmmmm tasty :D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 09, 2019, 19:31
7 bikes in Eden no rain cold and cloudy for our run into Melbourne today
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 09, 2019, 20:14
Itís cold and cloudy here too
Stay safe you lot and have a dam fine time in Tassie wonít ya

TC made it into Broadie just on 7 last night
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 10, 2019, 18:09
Rumour has it that in what seems to be the new true club Laverda NSW style they have managed to leave another member on the side of the road ... now now seems itís becoming a habit.
Lucky for John, Serge and Anthony kept to his rescue and got him back safe and sound to Anthonyís place. And despite their desperate attempts to get it sorted sadly he missed the ferry 🤔 where was it I heard of another Lsverda recently missing a ferry and getting left behind.
So thank you once again Vic Laverda for helping your northern cousins out I for one do appreciate it and am sure theta am speaking for the rest of my fellow club members.
So the others are now making their way over Bass Straight to  continue on the of Tassie hope for their sakes that the forecast four days of rain doesnít eventuate as would be a shame them to miss having some riding fun. Though to quote Mark Muir we have to remind ourselves that motorcycling is an outdoor activity after all,
I only hope that this habit of leaving folk by the side of the road and riding on into the sunset does not continue over there 👉
Stay safe fellas and catch ya when your back on the mainland.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 11, 2019, 02:03
I know where i am where is everybody elsen
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 11, 2019, 02:50
Early shower for me seems i rode right past them in a gararge i dont even remember the town ztill got rubbery legs from the boat it was ok but bearly
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 11, 2019, 07:41
So whilst the others are now making their way round the southern island of Aus. I just got back from an 1800 k round trip on the oldest triple that is being ridden currently in Australia ( I hear thereís an older drummer but it was only seen being trailered to a show )
A wet and windy trip down to Broadford for the last round of the 2019 BEARs championship. 1111 carried one of the team members of the championship winning Team Redax. What a top weekend it was a total of four Laverdas out on track at the same time simply awesome.
The trip back saw 1111 joined by Tom who decided to give up travelling with the others and come and watch some racing and get on the piss with the Vicís oh and that he did, well so did Team Redax also just quietly on Saturday night.  So Sunday arvo a couple of dusty 3C pilots left we and headed for home via some B roads into the hills. Tom ( hmm if it wasnít for bad luck heíd have no luck at all it seems)
got a flat rear lucky it was in a small turn with a pub so we found a motel and went to the rubbery dub dub
This morning 1111 doubled as a rescue vehicle and took Tom and his wheel on a 70 k round trip to get the tyre sorted. Meant a late start but we had a cracking run through Northern Vic to Corryong then down across the border and lunch at Tumbarumba. The owner asked if the others were coming esp the two with the. If appetites sadly we told her that this year thereís only two of us playing in the Snowy. Vince the food was great you would have enjoyed it so told her youíll be there next year so she can stick up for you😃
Thank god that was the only issue Tom had and his 3C seems to be bedded in and running better than ever. Heís pinched a set of my stainless Jota cans till he gets a set from Malcolm of his own. Silly duffer should have done that when he was in the UK
Oh well thems the breaks
Back home and allís well with the mighty drummer so itís ready for a well deserved oil change.
Reckon itís booked a slot for next years Snowy run as long as BEARS doesnít clash oh hell if it does then Iíll just combine the two 🤔 seriously what were you thinking not attending one of the best weekends of racing ever. 4 Lavs in full cry around Broadford it just doesnít get any better. Guys Tassie Iím afraid is gunna run a distant second Plus ya missed a top do that the Vics put on at least you managed to avoid the hangover I guess 😃
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 11, 2019, 10:28
We are all tucked up in queenstown fully feed and watered speaking of water tomorrow will be interesting btw the heated grips are permenenty on to the max it bearly cracks double digits
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 11, 2019, 20:28
 
We are all tucked up in queenstown fully feed and watered speaking of water tomorrow will be interesting btw the heated grips are permenenty on to the max it bearly cracks double digits
Really its gunna be 37 degrees today what are you talking about. by the way
(needpics) (needpics) (needpics) (needpics) (needpics)

So we will add some of our own from the alternative Snowy weekend shall I

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Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 11, 2019, 21:26
After 6 months of planning we are here in Queenstown relaxing. Heavy rain sees us holed up in the pub deciding what to do today. The dirt road to Corrina is not a popular option!  Yes Brett unfortunately we had to leave John on the freeway with major engine problems. Left us with 1/2 hour to get to the ferry which the map said was a 45 minute trip. Made it- just. See what comes in the post from the speed cameras.....

Cradle Mountain yesterday was spectacular went down to Strahan and the road back to Queenstown was an awesome race between two 120 riders.

Might text some photos to Brett see if you can post them for me
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 11, 2019, 21:51
(https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/normal_IMG_3209.JPG)

(https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/IMG_3207.JPG)

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Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on November 11, 2019, 22:01
Caption comp?
"I'm here to eat ice cream and kick arse.  And I'm nearly finished my ice cream."
 :laugh:
enjoy chaps!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 12, 2019, 00:48
Im here cause I like wearing leather and hanging out with bearded men...
mmmmm beards.. :-*
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 12, 2019, 03:12
Caption comp?

"oh was that an ice cream I was sucking on "

And here is the latest from the drip feed back to the mainland  (bolt)

(https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/Tassie_trip.jpg)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 12, 2019, 07:02
Back at the pub now bloody freezing whoís idea was Tasmania 😬
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 12, 2019, 09:35
37 degrees here today  :o

So been asked to upload the photos ( not to edit them or anything else just upload ) that am being sent... not sure what the idea of this one is as appears upside down to me but perhaps it to make it easy for those in the Nth Hemisphere to see them....

(https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/upside_down.jpg)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 12, 2019, 10:14
37 degrees here today  :o

So been asked to upload the photos ( not to edit them or anything else just upload ) that am being sent... not sure what the idea of this one is as appears upside down to me but perhaps it to make it easy for those in the Nth Hemisphere to see them....

[img][/https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/upside_down.jpgimg]

No image visible on my puter  Brett. As for freezing, we're getting a smaller version of the Antarctic Vortex here in Melbourne - bucketed hail this arvo and could see clear blue sky not far away. Much prefer that to 37 degrees and bushfire emergencies. Not looking forward to stinking hot summer. Don't even like riding motos in the heat.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: bazzee on November 12, 2019, 10:48
Brett just needs to edit the link and add a closing and opening bracket...

meanwhile:

https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/upside_down.jpg

cheers

bazzee
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 12, 2019, 11:23
Thanks bazzee 9 sheets to the wind here just been drinking with the highway patrol sergeant from Benalla called Gavin hope he lets me off those speeding fines....
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 12, 2019, 18:25
Brett just needs to edit the link and add a closing and opening bracket...

meanwhile:

https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11173/upside_down.jpg

cheers

bazzee
I was asked to upload the photos nought was said to me about edit them so perhaps if your keen he can send to you instead  :o

Or Marty do you want for me to edit them as well ?????????????

(https://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/edit/temp_e35b5c288466fc4b64c15022fab14e4c.jpg?537051997)



Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Grant on November 12, 2019, 19:01
I do like that blue RGS, really suits that colour.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: cbertozz on November 13, 2019, 11:26
+1
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 13, 2019, 11:45
At this pointt all is good or at least not as bad as it could have been more late after some sleap inthe atroshus weather a masive rotten tree fell right in front of chris pritt resulting in chris hktting it at speed he alparenty has concussion and wss heloed tk hobart hospital we were ashored by the helo dr he was stable with at this time concussion bike had a bent frontend a.d is now at cams more tlmorrow after we visit him in hospital so it was fog heavy rain hale temps down to 2c black ice warnings and snow on the road side plus 100k winds one hell of a day




Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 13, 2019, 12:36
Fukken hell!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 13, 2019, 18:55
Oh shit bloody hope that wasn't Grant's fault of commentators curse.
Guys give him my best regards wont ya and tell him not to worry about the bike we will sort something out with it, can feel a road trip coming on at some time..
Stay safe fella's wont ya and rug up
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Grant on November 13, 2019, 20:08
Shit, the blue RGS?
Hope he and the bike get well soon.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 13, 2019, 20:19
300mm log fell behind me and landed about 1 metre in front of Chris. No chance to do anything but crash. He was knocked out cold for about 5 minutes not good for a young bloke. A bit bruised but ok. Airlift was impressive pilot did an amazing job of landing on the road in a huge wind
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 13, 2019, 20:34
Fuck......  :o
Thats so shit. Chris all the best buddy and you better ask Cam to get you some good gear cause I feel the CBD oil may not be enough now.
All the best from sunny Sydney.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: a14rgs on November 13, 2019, 20:36
Bloody hell, nobody can plan for events like that! :o
Get well soon Chris. Bike can be fixed..... ;)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: AndyW on November 13, 2019, 21:26
OMG what a thing to happen: I have it in the back of my mind constantly when riding on a windy day. On the bright side: it didnít land on him and the bike can be fixed...
Godís speed!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: LJ-2 on November 13, 2019, 21:28
Get fixed quick,sorry to hear ,but lucky!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 13, 2019, 21:48
Yes, a bit of a saga. Worst weather we've had in ages. Quite unseasonal for November. I'm glad Chris is still with us and relatively OK. Sounds like he had a very narrow escape from pushing up daisies. If the tree had fallen a fraction of a second later and hit him on his head, it would have been the end for him.

I reckon the other guys would have been keeping one eye on the road and the other on the trees after that little episode.

Bike not too bad. Major damage is that the forks are slightly bent. But you can expect that from hitting a tree at speed. They're not built for high-speed trials riding over logs. Other damage is a bent muffler on the right side and the right rear passenger footrest is smashed off. It's the mounting on the aluminium hanger plate that's busted. There's some other minor stuff like bent footrest, levers, busted indicators and road rash on the fairing.

The bike is actually rideable but I wouldn't wanna ride any distance with the forks as they are. Would be OK to ride it onto the boat back to the mainland and off again. I could trailer it to the boat at Devonport if one of the Victoria guys could pick it up in Port Melbourne and store it until Chris can arrange transport back to Sydney.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: bazzee on November 13, 2019, 22:51
Ouch, that's excitement that you could do without. I hope Chris has a quick and full recovery, and the bike is restored without drama.

bazzee
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: LaverdaIan on November 14, 2019, 02:05
Man, lucky call. Had one ourselves on a Qld Tassie trip.. slightly different.. but very wet, very windy, barrelling around a lefty and down the hill from the paddock on the left there is this young bloke on the tractor, with trailer behind.. just looked up in time to see us and locked the brakes.. :o Massive slide onto the roadway.. I missed him by inches and was sure Deano was a goner.. but he scraped by as well.

RGS came from Tassie.. maybe it wants to stay there.. ;)
But seriously, very best wishes to Chris.. stay safe the rest of the run you guys.

 8)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 14, 2019, 03:41
Just visited Chris in Royal Hobart Hospital he is doing ok might let him out tonight
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: cbertozz on November 14, 2019, 04:20
Terrible news to come back to this thread and see!! Glad Chris is relatively OK, as said, sounds in some ways like a lucky escape, not his time! Best wishes to all and I hope the rest of the trip is a little less eventful!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on November 14, 2019, 05:37
Yeah, wow... unlucky or incredibly lucky?  Take the glass half full and be glad it wasn't a second or two later.
All the best Chris, hope you're on the mend soon.  Safe travels for the remaining trip everyone, hope the weather improves.
Cheers
SteveB
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Legs on November 14, 2019, 05:46
Hope you mend quickly Chris so you can get down to the newsagent and buy a lottery ticket, doesn't come much closer than that!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: levo on November 14, 2019, 06:31
Shit Chris what a bummer glad to hear you aren't too badley damaged . Bikes are easily fixed bodies not so. Glad you didn't hurt your new disc brakes .
                            Hope you have a quick recovery Levo
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: rowdypat on November 14, 2019, 09:51
Best wishes to you Chris.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 14, 2019, 11:29
They let Chris out of hospital today. Heís moving like heís 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions, which was a big effort for him. Iíve got him staying at my place now. He went straight to bed when we got home.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: ngiles on November 14, 2019, 18:30
Sorry to hear that but thankful it wasn't worse, and glad to hear you're out of hospital.

All the best, Nick
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: AndyW on November 14, 2019, 18:36
They let Chris out of hospital today. Heís moving like heís 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions, which was a big effort for him. Iíve got him staying at my place now. He went straight to bed when we got home.
Good on you for looking after him Cam. Keep an eye out: the effects of concussion can reverberate for months!!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 14, 2019, 19:19
They let Chris out of hospital today. Heís moving like heís 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions, which was a big effort for him. Iíve got him staying at my place now. He went straight to bed when we got home.
Cam he's moving like that cause he's damn close to that age, just not quite there yet ?

I hear he didn't get released more to the point they booted him out as the old bugger was trying to get onto all the nurses and kept asking them for massages  :P :P he went to bed to rest up after all the nurse chasing he had been doing I suspect.

Give him my best I suspect his phone got damaged in the stack as have messaged him but not heard  ;D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 201
Post by: chrisk on November 14, 2019, 21:07
They let Chris out of hospital today. Heís moving like heís 120 years old. Very slowly and very sore. He managed to stagger into a pub for a meal with his traveling companions

 :o I thought he was 120, oh sorry thatís the RGS.
Linoís having a chuckle, about Chris going one better than an emu.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 15, 2019, 05:40
Chris and I spent some time today getting his bike rideable. Straightened out some bent bits, welded the right footpeg back together. Also cobbled the indicators back together with electrical tape. It was a team effort. I was doing the spannering and Chris was issuing instructions. I handed him the oxy torch and he welded the footpeg. I took the bike for a test run and it was quite rideable despite the front end having a few mm more trail than it should. The bend in the forks is only a degree or two so was hardly noticeable on then road, and the suspension goes up and down OK. Surprisingly the front wheel and disks are perfectly OK.  Those RGS wheels must be bloody tough.

Most difficult thing to fix was putting the bloody speedo cable on (Marty tried to pinch it to replace his busted cable, but it was too short for his 120į Jota). You need skinny arms with 3 elbows to get it up behind the RGS fairing onto the back of the speedo. Ended up taking the fairing off to do it. Thanks Marty!

The ferry people were a bit inflexible though. They reckoned it wasn't possible for one of the other guys to ride the bike onto the boat, because once they'd ridden on with their own bike, they wouldn't be allowed to disembark again to bring Chris' bike on. Undaunted, Chris was able to get onto the bike with assistance, so he's now intending to take a bunch of pain killers and ride it onto the ferry himself. Sounds like one of Baldrick's cunning plans, but you cant keep a good man down!

I'll drive him to Devonport tomorrow and take the bike on the trailer. He'll only have to ride it a couple of hundred metres onto the ferry. The other guys can help him get on and off. Then he can relax on the boat for the night. I think Serge will pick it up in Melbourne (although this may be news to Serge!).

Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 15, 2019, 06:04
Tease photo 😛 keep that nipple covered 🤪
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 15, 2019, 06:32
That is great news, nice work Cam and team Tasi.
And very fitting that our president should be met by the Vic president, must keep these things regal (bigthumb)
looking forward to hearing some good stories at the next Bath Arms meet. :)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: rowdypat on November 15, 2019, 06:54
You're a good bloke Cam  (bigthumb)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: cbertozz on November 15, 2019, 10:17
Great work Cam!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 15, 2019, 10:23
Sensational work, Cam. So lucky to have you down on the Map O' .  :D

Aren't rules insane - a guy who's had a head on with a tree has to ride his own bike onto the friggin' ferry!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: chrisk on November 15, 2019, 21:55
 :o The hospital staff must have thought he was going to kark it.
His name tag reads his religion: Christian

Good to hear he is up and at em. Thanks for your help Cam.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 15, 2019, 23:41
Aren't rules insane - a guy who's had a head on with a tree has to ride his own bike onto the friggin' ferry!

Yeah. Maybe when they see Chris hobbling around like a cripple, they'll relax the rules. You'd think a bit of common sense might apply to his situation.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on November 16, 2019, 03:37
You'd hope for a small degree of common sense.  Reminding them that any further injury caused by him having to load the bike himself will immediately turn into a PR disaster all over social media - and perhaps a legal suit thrown in just for fun - might help loosen their anal retentiveness.
If you need any assistance getting the bike back let me know.
Cheers
SteveB
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 16, 2019, 13:36
Well, I phoned the guys after they boarded. Chris rode the bike onto the boat. Couldn't bend his gammy knee enough to get it on the footrest so did a Valentino Rossi leg dangle up the loading ramp.

Bit disappointing though. I reckon Steve's prediction of a PR disaster and lawsuit might have kept us entertained a bit longer. Isn't that what this forum is all about? :D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: sergioC on November 17, 2019, 03:00
Antony and I collected Chris and his bike after he rode it off the ferry. His bike is now safely stored until he decides how he wants to get it back to Sydney. We fed Chris then dropped him off at the airport ready for his flight home. He is very sore and has limited movement, but he seems to be managing well enough. Dave was also at the ferry on his 3CL to meet the group, and he's led them out of town, shared lunch at Yea and sent them on their way. I think they're sorted. All good. Serge.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 17, 2019, 03:49
The Tassie weather is nice now that you NSW guys have buggered off. It's warm and sunny here today, with just a gentle breeze. Perfect riding weather.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: AndyW on November 17, 2019, 05:12
You'd hope for a small degree of common sense.  Reminding them that any further injury caused by him having to load the bike himself will immediately turn into a PR disaster all over social media - and perhaps a legal suit thrown in just for fun - might help loosen their anal retentiveness.
If you need any assistance getting the bike back let me know.
Cheers
SteveB

Just as well nothing happened: law suits can be filed both ways... getting onto and riding a bike on the public highway whilst knowingly unfit to do so could attract some unwanted serious attention from the Plod :o :o In fact I'd be pruning/deleting a lot of these posts if it were me...
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 17, 2019, 05:46
getting onto and riding a bike on the public highway whilst knowingly unfit to do so could attract some unwanted serious attention from the Plod

Chris rang the ferry company and told them he was injured and would have difficulty riding the bike onto the boat. They were unhelpful and pretty much ruled out all other options.

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In fact I'd be pruning/deleting a lot of these posts if it were me...

Blimey, that's a bit paranoid. It all went smoothly and nothing untoward happened - proof that he was capable of doing the job. What could anyone possibly have to complain about?   
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 17, 2019, 09:44
3 amigos tucked up nicely in Tumbarumba pub. 3 t bones downed all is good with the world. Big thanks to Hooksey for leading us out of dodge city, brekky at king lake was huge. Funnily enough was hungry again when we got to Rutherglen (go figure).  Had an awesome run through Granya, walwa, Jingellic, Tumbarumba. Looking forward to Cabramurra tomorrow after a good nights sleep. Fair bit of firewood was cut up last night on the ferry.....
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 17, 2019, 10:20
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Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Brett on November 17, 2019, 21:50
Hot off the press the final day of tour down to 3 remaining adventurers  :P

at least Vince's girl will be happy he has stopped in for a big brekkie... she was oh so missing him last Monday when TC and me were there  8)
Safe travels guys bring it home

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Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Woody on November 18, 2019, 07:05
Big thank you to Cam, Serge and Anthony for helping this poor old sod and bike get back to the mainland.
To Vince, sorry mate I didn't mean for you to FO when you asked for my name at the side of the road, I knew who I was. Good to know that you were doing the right thing mate.
The good looking nurse who wanted to take my pants off wouldn't even offer me a drink first, can't remember her name, bugger.
Joints and ribs are still sore, just gotta do my time on those.
Got to Sydney last night, daughter picked me up at airport.

Must have looked weird to those watching the antics of getting me on and off the bike at the ferry, thanks mates.
Sorry couldn't make the trip from Melbourne to Sydney.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 18, 2019, 07:52
All back to smoky Sydney and well above 30c, I gradually removed the winter gear as we went north. It was 6c and raining in King Lake yesterday where we left Hooksy, he graciously lead us out of Melbourne to the start of some great Southern Victorian roads in again pretty crap weather. Thanks for that cold wet fern show. We did some great roads yesterday and today we gritted the teeth and ground out the remaining distance on the DOOM, boring as batshit expressway. So what i take away from this experience is just how fantastic the Laverda Comunity is and how they came to help when Chris and the tree came to meet. This was probably the toughest ride I have ever done. We were so lucky the way it turned out. It will be remembered that for sure.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 18, 2019, 07:57
Yeah it has sounded like a mission once the weather turned on you, Good to have Chris back and by the sounds of it his bike might be getting back pretty quick too.
You can dine out on this run for a very long time I reckon.
  (bigthumb)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 18, 2019, 09:39
Im glad everyone is home safe.  Hell of a trip, i was very under prepared for gear, new jacket and gloves where rubbish.  Jota performed flawlessly, apart from a broken speedo cable.  Thanks again for all the help scooping up John and Chris. 

Marty
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 18, 2019, 09:47
Bike report on my 3C from the run. I lost a fairing mount bolt, Marty had a replacement. My left handlebar mount came loose, 3 half turns on a 17mm fixed that. My starter motor stopped working and needed a bang to work but only for one day, thankfully after leaving the ferry. And it came good today again firing on the button. Probably needs brushes. I wanted to go up one on damping with the shocks to No3 but the saddlebags prevented that.It went 100% better than me. I need a full rebuild.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 18, 2019, 09:51
I reckon some of the riding the guys did in Tassie was more of an endurance test than a pleasurable motorcycle tour. I was fortunate that the weather was reasonably benign on the one day I rode with them. I'm glad to hear that everyone got home safely.

I'll write a strongly worded letter to the Bureau of Meteorology suggesting they lift their game regarding the quality of weather they've been delivering in Tasmania lately. It's not good enough for this time of year.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 18, 2019, 10:02
While you're at it get them to tow it about 1000ks further north.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on November 18, 2019, 22:51
Tassie can turn it on at any time of year. You can be lucky. I've had at least four trips to Tassie on bicycles and in campervans and even doing a (6-day multisport race with Mark Webber!) and have had really nice weather pretty much every time. No doubt the first time I venture there on a moto it'll turn to shaez!

Yes, your trip is one of those that will stick in the memory for sure. Well done guys ... something I would have enjoyed in my younger years but no doubt a test of will and determination at our age. The big positive is that you all came home in one piece ... could have been a tragedy.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Andy J on November 21, 2019, 16:54

Bike not too bad. Major damage is that the forks are slightly bent. But you can expect that from hitting a tree at speed. They're not built for high-speed trials riding over logs. Other damage is a bent muffler on the right side and the right rear passenger footrest is smashed off. It's the mounting on the aluminium hanger plate that's busted. There's some other minor stuff like bent footrest, levers, busted indicators and road rash on the fairing.


Really glad to hear you are on the mend Chris, definitely not something you want to do too often!
As for the bike, hopefully easily fixable. I have a spare RGS hanger plate, the only thing is I canít remember for which side and I am away from home for a few days. However, if itís for the Ďrightí side and you canít get sorted with a replacement or a repair in Aus, I will be happy to help you out.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 23, 2019, 08:00
What a dramatic 10 days we had!  I am still in love with my 120 Jota, what a machine it is, but it didnít start well with a shake down run to Bellingen ending in a broken gearbox selector spring in Walcha, resulting in a 1000km round trip rescue for my cousin Ross in his Ute. Thanks mate I owe you one for that. Owing turned out to be a major service including valve clearance check on his Suzuki bandit 1200. And a beer or 3.....

Shakedown run number 2 showed a much quieter clutch after I disassembled and cleaned the clutch plates and sorted the small burrs on the basket. The new 4 spot brake calipers courtesy of Neil Trillo proved quite powerful as well.

All was ready when I spoke to John Kokany and he told me of his Jota failing to proceed on his shake down run. 5 days to go is not a good time to need a complete ignition rebuild! 

Friday night saw a small gathering at the fibro palace for beer and pizza plus a bit of storytelling.  The Jota was packed and ready so with John on his Jota we headed off to the start at Heathcote. A quick run the to Macquarie pass and down to Nowra for a coffee saw fine weather and John finding the Jota was playing up. Peter and John headed back home to swap bikes but the Jota came good so they decided to turn around and met us at Batemans Bay. We had a great ride from Nowra to Braidwood, with a good counter lunch, followed by a spirited run down the Clyde Mountain. Next stop was rhubarb gelato at Bermagui, then the twisties down to Tathra, then on to Eden and a well deserved beer.

Day 2 and with a deadline to meet the ferry an early getaway was followed by a stop at Cann river for brekky. We made it to within 50 km of the ferry when Johns Jota threw in the towel. On the side of a freeway with no hope of getting it going, we had no option but to leave him with a phone number for Serge in the Victorian club. Luckily Serge and Anthony where home and could perform the rescue. A spirited ride to the ferry ensued, hoping thereís no photographs......  we actually got split up, Chris on his own, Peter and Sasha on the BMWís, and me following vince. We made it and managed to get to the bar, phew!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: ngiles on November 23, 2019, 19:26
Chris' bike on its way back to Sydney after Maurice brought it up to Wodonga on the Victorian border I took it from him along with the 1200TS for the dull run up the Hume.  Looks like it should make a full recovery!
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 23, 2019, 20:13
How's Chris doing?
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 24, 2019, 02:34
Chris going well was at the rego day on his triumph.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 24, 2019, 10:29
Day 3 saw an early arrival in Devonport, with the  group well rested from a gentle rocking on the crossing of Bass Straight. A good hearty breakfast in Sheffield saw us heading towards Cradle Mountain. We where in for a treat as the locals informed us the area had been shrouded in low clouds for a couple of weeks, but we had a glorious day. A bus trip to the lake and the view was spectacular. The roads between Cradle Mountain and Queenstown are fast and flowing, but the rain was also coming in fast. We managed to get  lunch in sleepy Strahan, and the road from Strahan to Queenstown is amazing. We got to the bar at the Empire Hotel just before the rain.

The plan for our 4th day involved a fair bit of dirt roads, but with the weather closing in, we did a loop from Queenstown up to Zeehan, Reece dam, Lake Plimsole, and back to the pub. Rain and snow all night meant a slow start the next day.

Day 5 was to be a test of strength and stamina, along with a lucky escape for Chris. A thick layer of snow on the sides of the road, 2 degrees, heavy rain and high winds saw my riding gear to quickly let the water in. My left hand grip had come loose and as we got into Derwent Bridge, I was seriously cold and wet. We thawed out in the Wombat Cafe, and then headed out into the cold again, in the knowledge that the rain was stopping as we headed east.   In the high wind a large tree blew down straight in front of Chris. Luckily he survived, bruised and battered, but nothing broken. While he was air lifted out in a helicopter, a local offered to deliver Chrisís bike to Cams place. Big thanks to Shane for his help. By the time we got to Cams place the RGS was already unloaded so we headed into the Shipwrights Arms Hotel for a hot shower and an excellent feed.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 24, 2019, 23:32
Chris going well was at the rego day on his triumph.

Evidently his swollen knee must have gone down enough so he can bend his leg onto a footrest. Good to hear that he's able to get back on a bike. Considering how beat up he was, that's a pretty quick recovery for an old bloke. If he was a millennial he'd still be whinging about it and getting counselling.  :D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Woody on November 25, 2019, 11:35
Hi Guys,
 Many thanks to Cam, Serge, Anthony, Maurice and Nick for bringing the RGS back to Sydney, a great team effort and reminder of the comradery that exists today amongst the Laverda fraternity.
Still able to throw a leg over the bike. the leg and knee are still swollen but improving  nicely day by day.

Andy, would be interested in the right hand Hanger if you have it.

Has anybody attempted to repair the inner fairing on the RGS, as is to be expected the outer edge has been ground away and needs to be built up a bit and reshaped. Is it made from Bayflex?
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 25, 2019, 19:53
If its fibreglass I can do it if you want Chris?
Talk on Wednesday
Tom
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Andy J on November 25, 2019, 22:16
Standard RGS bodywork was made from Bayflex. Great for retaining shape, but offers no better resistance to sliding down the road at a rate of knots.  :(
Will be back home on the IOM on Thursday and will check out the hanger and let you know.
Glad to hear youíre on the mend. Perhaps you can star in the next go compare tv ad... ::)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Grant on November 25, 2019, 22:30
Not sure the inner is Bayflex.
It's thinner and more rigid and snaps off easily in a shunt.
Don't think it's fibreglass either.
More like a hard plastic.
Bayflex is polyurethane-based.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 26, 2019, 10:06
Day 6 and after we had visited Chris in hospital Cam lead us down to Huon Valley, and on to Cignet to visit Johns house, see his high quality collection, and enjoy a gourmet lunch he had prepared.  Vince and I took advantage of Johns shed to do an oil change and check over the bikes at the half way point. John has a very clean looking SF, along with the Laverda dealer sign out of Jim Eades shop!  Following Cam on the twisty back roads was pretty good, and he lead us to visit Kerrie and Paul Dixon, and see their amazing collection of bikes. Some real gems, thanks Cam for introducing us.

We returned to the pub where Chris was able to join us for dinner, and he was very lucky to have a spare bed at Cams, as nobody was keen to share their double beds.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 27, 2019, 07:13
Where is the best brekky in Tassie I hear you ask?  Cibo E Vino in battery point. Very talented (and good looking) barista, and the food was superb.   After second coffees it was time to hit the road and run up the east coast, taking in the lake Leake road. It is very hard to ride and not be taking in the views, but ride we must. The last part of the day from Saint Helens to Weldborough pub is awesome, so awesome in fact that we hatched a plan to ride back down to Saint Helens for brekky the next morning, meaning we ended up doing the road 3 times. Hell of a lot of fun.   
The last day in Tasmania found us checking out the Tamar Valley, with a late lunch in Launceston ( just in time as the kitchens all close at 2 ) but we managed to find a cafe that would make us lunch at 2.30. After that it was on to Devonport to catch up with Cam & Chris, and hatch a plan to get Chris and the RGS onto the ferry. Thankfully it all went smoothly, and we found the bar and a young lady making Pizzas. The trip was a little rougher than our trip over, but enough sleeping drafts where consumed to ensure a pleasant trip.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Dellortoman on November 28, 2019, 21:41
Many thanks to Cam, Serge, Anthony, Maurice and Nick for bringing the RGS back to Sydney

Wait until the invoices come in. The cat scans you received at my place are particularly costly.  ;)
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Andy J on November 29, 2019, 20:03
Not sure the inner is Bayflex.
It's thinner and more rigid and snaps off easily in a shunt.
Don't think it's fibreglass either.
More like a hard plastic.
Bayflex is polyurethane-based.
Yes I think you are correct Grant, and it was only the outer bodywork I meant to say is Bayflex.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: chrisk on November 29, 2019, 23:30
Wait until the invoices come in. The cat scans you received at my place are particularly costly.  ;)

Glad you donít have a Labradore, the Lab tests would have cost a fortune. ;D
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 30, 2019, 02:27
Chris was walking on eggshells when Cam brought him to the pub we were staying in for dinner. He was one sore and sorry bloke, I saw the bruises when we took his pants off on the ferry in the nices way to put him in bed. At 72 he was doing brilliantly to be walking about after that server hit so soon. It must have been tough swinging a leg over the bike to ride on and off the ferry, that leg swing needed assistance from the blokes. Chris did brilenty riding on and off the ferry in his delicate state. And a huge thanks to Cam, he also went over and above in a bad situation.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on November 30, 2019, 06:29
So far no unpleasant surprises requesting cash from the authorities have arrived in the mail, fingers crossed for me.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: martymoose on November 30, 2019, 09:41
Back on the mainland and we where met by Hooksey on his triple, and Serge and Anthony to pick up Chris with their trailer. Well done and a big thank you. Hooksey led us out of the city up to Kinglake for a giant brekky, just what you need before tackling some awesome roads. Mansfield to King Valley was fast and flowing, however there is one corner that catches you out if you are looking at the view and not the road!  Rode past a giant collection of cops heading into Wangaratta, glad to know they where all busy doing breath tests and not interested in a bunch of bikes. Had a great run through Granya and Walwa, but was running late for afternoon tea at the general store, so we pushed on to Tumbarumba and a beer or 3.  That last part up through Jingellic is magic!
3 amigos took off on the last day to do a run up the Elliot way to Cabramurra, then back up to Tumut, Gundagai, stopping at Gunning for lunch. The hardest part of getting home is the last drag up the doom, getting home around beer oíclock. Total mileage unknown as the speedo cable broke at Derwent Bridge, but Iím guessing around 4500 km. The Jota performed flawlessly, the rider needs some work!  Thanks to all who helped make the trip a success, apart from the problems John and Chris had, it really is a magic place to ride, and a big Laverda is the perfect way to do it!

Marty
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: TC on November 30, 2019, 20:31
Nice wright up Marty, and a massive trip that will go down as one of the hardest, cold, rain, snow, trees, breakdowns  and Laverda camaraderie, well done.

 (Lavflag)

Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: breganzane on November 30, 2019, 21:23
Yep, nice writeup.  I almost felt cold and wet and bruised reading it.
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: chrisk on November 30, 2019, 22:27
Yep, nice writeup.  I almost felt cold and wet reading it.

We know where you live, bbrrrrrr.
Did you read it while you were outside the house?
Title: Re: Club Laverda NSW Tour de Tasmania 2019
Post by: Vince on December 01, 2019, 02:39
Both Marty and I bought new waterproof winter gloves for the trip, bloody expensive ones to boot. Mine kept the water out but were bearly warm, I had the heated grips on maximum for 80% of the trip and that saved me any discomfort. It was a server test of gear for sure, my Gortex Alpine Star boots allowed the soles of my feet to get damp but the wool ski socks kept my feet warm. My new Shoei Neotec 2 helmet has a pin lock and worked really well but these extreme conditions had my glasses fogging till I did the Cat Crap to the glasses, worked great Cosi thanks for the tip. Highly recommended. So I would have expected expensive gear would work but its a lottery with waterproofing, my gloves were ok-ish, Marty's not so much and that's bloody dangerous when you need to be protected when the weather is really bad. Hypothermia can kill and ride bikes with that Potential is playing Russian Rulet with the odded stacked.