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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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