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Offline Vince

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1875 on: February 10, 2019, 23:22 »
My first big multiday ride on an RD 250 had me meet a bloke on a CB450 Honda who had just crossed The Nulabor. It was still a couple of hundred ks of corrugated dirt back then,1975 that was.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1876 on: February 11, 2019, 00:08 »
Yep, several times as well. Got booked for speeding near that 150km straight too! Two-up on Brotherlee's SF. A nice dunlopillo pad on the saddle made it all a little more bearable!

Always interesting travelling those distances.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1877 on: February 11, 2019, 00:44 »
I did it in the late 70s on a Kawasaki Z1 with a girlfriend on the back. Actually, we followed Highway 1 right around Australia (clockwise) on that trip.
It was freezing cold and raining when we crossed the Nullabor. We stopped for the night in some shitty motel at Eucla to thaw out and dry our gear.

BTW, what's Brett doing on that Teutonic heap of crap?
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1878 on: February 11, 2019, 03:28 »
BTW, what's Brett doing on that Teutonic heap of crap?

Psst, I think that's TC's bike ;D

For a moment, I thought you meant the thing on his head? It would look the part if he was racing a chariot.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1879 on: February 11, 2019, 10:30 »
Yep done that, on a Yamaha 225cc trail bike. 2800 kays between Perth and Adelaide.
Good trip as I was returning home after a six months posting at HMAS Stirling (Stirlingrad  ;D).
Each kilometre was a kilometre closer to home and a kilometre further from Stirling.
Took me four days.

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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1880 on: February 11, 2019, 11:50 »
If you live in WA and want to go somewhere you have to cross the Nullabore. It's along way to the border with the other option!!
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1881 on: February 11, 2019, 23:45 »
Psst, I think that's TC's bike ;D

Still a Teutonic heap of crap  ;D

I've never been a fan of Beemers.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1882 on: February 21, 2019, 12:03 »
So Laverda will put in an appearance at the first round of HCMC if I'm in the state but the first cab off the rank this year will be an outing on a Production 300cc - should be fun if nothing else.

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« Reply #1883 on: February 21, 2019, 12:36 »
 Nothing like going backwards to go forwards, youwill have heaps more fun on the 300 and it will improve your riding 10 fold,  big grins here
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1884 on: February 21, 2019, 13:58 »
Nothing like going backwards to go forwards, youwill have heaps more fun on the 300 and it will improve your riding 10 fold,  big grins here

 :D that's what I'm hoping. The only way is to keep it pinned and carry as much corner speed as possible whilst trying to predict 100m ahead!
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« Reply #1885 on: February 21, 2019, 15:46 »
...and wondering how these kids can ride so bloody fast!
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« Reply #1886 on: February 22, 2019, 22:42 »
...and wondering how these kids can ride so bloody fast!

Last year (September) I watched the Thunderbikes race at HCMC and I was surprised to see a kid on a R3 running at the front of the field, and vying for the lead at times. He finished 3rd against bikes with massive HP advantage. Amazing to watch.



Yesterday that same kid put his Supersport 300 on P2 on the grid at Philip Island for ASBK. His name is Callum O’Brien.




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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1887 on: February 23, 2019, 11:15 »
Grandkids! Stauffer, Crump, Agostini....etc.
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« Reply #1888 on: February 23, 2019, 14:22 »
Now I’m excited - just discovered MCRCWA has introduced a Period 5/6 class at the upcoming Club day so I won’t just be on the Proddie, all being well.

So now I need to find some new clipons.
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Re: Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. (ramblings)
« Reply #1889 on: February 23, 2019, 20:59 »
Grandkids! Stauffer, Crump, Agostini....etc.

Seth Crump is Jason’s son, who is Phil’s son. 100% correct about that one Tippie.

One thing about racing in this class is to reduce sprung weight, maybe you’ll need to start enjoying the taste of spinach and kale Carlo.  ;)
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