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Offline maurice turner

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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 07:34 »
Bravo great effort just getting there.
How far do they go opening the engine and is this for stock production bikes ????????
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 07:45 »
So whos going to pull a triple engine and measure that, no head off for them.

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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 08:33 »
You want an Aus or World record next to your name.... of course it's got to be ratified  ::)
It's a serious business, doesn't matter how difficult it is to pull the head off  :o officials will do it..... or watch you do it  ;)


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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 13:00 »
Great result! Congratulation to Greg and Angus and all the team members!
Keep the LAVERDA flag flying!
Ciao, Gert
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 01:47 »
Cool
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2019, 05:15 »
Cool

I bet it wasn't cool out on that dry lake. If the salt is anything like snow, it'll reflect the sun back up at you so you cop the solar radiation twice. You're likely to get sunburnt in places that don't normally get a tan, like the underside of your nose.
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2019, 07:10 »
I spoke to Scott grey from cimaa he was there supporting Andre and brett, Andre had to wait 6 hours in his leathers for his second run to confirm the record at 48 degrees, then they ran out of time and he had to do the second run 6am the next morning. Tough gig man!
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 07:15 »
Why the F did he have to keep his leathers on?
If they didn´t check inside engines after record attempts you can just imagine the cheating. The first year Honda had V4s at the Castrol 6 hr, a few teams bent valves on them on reassembly. I doubt it would have been a problem for Greg.
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2019, 09:13 »



   Go the 5 hunjys!

Good work you blokes.

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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2019, 14:47 »
Congretulations, good job, well done.

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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 01:46 »
Bravo Greg, Angus and the clan: very impressive

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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2019, 04:26 »
Hey Greg just read the write up in the Victorian magazine, fantastic read. You should put it up on your website for everyone to read
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Re: Laverda sets Australian Land Speed Record
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2019, 09:02 »
Thanks, I'll get to it soon with a bit of luck.
But in the meantime Australian Motorcycle news gave the Laverda 70th Anniversary a plug with the story too.
https://amcn.com.au/editorial/dam-classic-racing-record/
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