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Offline TC

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2019, 21:26 »
Thanks for the wright up and pics Brett, nice work, looks like a top weekend. shame the weather was so sad at the beginning.
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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2019, 10:36 »
We are off to Bellingen, we met at Kyogle at 9:00 on Saturday morning for a 9:30 leave.
We headed for Casino- Grafton, fueled up and headed towards Ebor. The road was a little slippery on the way up the range, so that slowed me down a bit. When we reached the Ebor-Dorrigo road the cloud was like pea soup, so it was an even slower ride into Dorrigo for lunch. We started heading down the waterfall way when we came across road works, and wet white lines that had to be crossed. Iíve crossed many of these in my days, but this one put me on my arse. My poor old Jota was not rideable anymore. Onto a trailer and down to Bruce and Narz place for another great weekend. Bevelman had sent photos of my damage to Red, who told me to take it to the Redax shed when we got back to Brisvegas, so we got to the shed on Tuesday morning, and Red had all the parts I needed to get it back on the road, within a few hours it was back on the road. I canít thank Red enough, for how he dropped everything to get me going. You one good man Red, and all of us are so lucky to have you in our Laverda world. Iím pretty sure there wouldnít be another Laverda ship in Australia that would do what you have done for me. Thanks again Mate
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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2019, 11:25 »
Lowy, Iím sure I gave you 3k cash for that wreck on Saturday night, we had a deal man...
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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2019, 11:44 »
Yes that is caramel cheesecake in the brekky photo from gloucester😛  Ended up spending the night at the royal cafe in Walcha, with Brad & Toni, great hosts.  The guys and gals from the Brisbane cafe racer club where staying there, great bunch of guys.  Sorry i missed the clq party.  Brett dropped off the new spring tonight so ill get the jota back together for tassie.  Thanks guys
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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2019, 11:52 »
Oh yeah that kangaroo was on a death wish!  Must have missed Brett by less than a metre, then sat down in the middle the road!   I aimed for it hoping it wouldnt be there when i got there, it darted off to the left, phew!  Brake upgrade anyone?
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Offline DavidH

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2019, 01:59 »
Great weekend with the Queensland boys and gals at Bruce and Naz's .
Was good to catch up with older friends, meet a few new ones (putting faces to names and nick-names) and enjoy the magical property that is Bruce and Naz's.  Us NSW chaps were made very welcome by the QLDers, and a vast amount of food and drink was at hand !
Waking up the the birds calling fin the surrounding forest and going to sleep with a frog chorus from the river just topped the weekend off for me.

Marty very stoic with his gearless JOTA just out of Walcha.  Felt very strange to leave him heading back into town, but at least he was able to check out the Royal Cafe and the bike owning owners.

I went north to visit friends up north of Grafton, being passed at a great rate of knots by Tom and his partner on their red 180 JOTA in the mountain bends, then coming across Levo and young Jack stopped by the side of the road.  Jack's TRX had decided to sound like a tin can of nuts and bolts.  No further riding possible so was left in a farm for later retrieval.  Jack hopped on the back of Levo's RGS with a bit of luggage re-arrangement.  I'm sure I heard him say to dad - "take it easy".  Maybe Levo didn't hear ?
So an RGS, CORSA and a JOTA continued on, however Levo/Jack stopped before Grafton and Tom very kindly led me through Grafton in 38 degree heat, then to the ferry at Lawrence, where I could cross the Clarence River and get to Maclean. 
Thanks heaps Tom, much appreciated - as was the fact the HWP car going the opposite way south of Lawrence was boxed in behind a truck, so didn't get to ping us.

Return on Tuesday afternoon was a good run down the Waterfall Way to Armidale, then Thunderbolts Way with the mountains end in the dark to Gloucester. The wind north of the mountains was crazy, with gusts providing some interesting experiences on the open tops.
Early am return to Sydney.

Another great LAVERDA weekend away.  Thanks again to Bruce and Naz and the CLQLD gang, top weekend.

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2019, 08:13 »
Hey Dave,

It's not Red, its Orange. It's not Tom, its Tony.  But its all good, was a pleasure!   Oh yeah, another Petrol Station pic!

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2019, 10:30 »
Yea was a top weekend , a bit of a bummer about Jak's trx , itwas going really well till it wasn't. A big thankyou to  Tony and Chantelle for the use of their van to go and pick up Jaks bike,it would have been a much more difficult job to do if it wasn't for their help. Their was even a bit of comedy in that adventure but I guess that just the life of us Levo's. Jaks a bit down at the moment but he will be good in a year or two.  We are now on a  quest for another 850 trx engine ,so if any of you guys know where we can find one would be a great help.

Also to Bruce and Nars thanks for the great weekend plus CLQ a great group of people'

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2019, 10:47 »
I remember riding there and riding home but seem to have missed the bit in the middle somehow...
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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2019, 17:58 »
Oh yeah, another Petrol Station pic! ;D

I know it is the safest place to make some photos during a trip

Offline DavidH

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2019, 05:10 »
Apologies Tony,

names I'm not good with, but colours, mmmm.  That is the strangest orange I've seen on a LAV, but no matter.
Great looking and performing JOTA, aided by rider and pillion. 

Good to hear the offer of the van was taken up and the young fella has seen the light and knows how LAV owners work together when things go pearshape.

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #41 on: Today at 00:20 »
What goes awry with a TRX??

Thanks for the reports and pics, y'all. Great to hear about riding adventures and Lavs. Badly need to get out there myself. My spesh gets a little closer each week ...
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Offline Vince

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #42 on: Today at 02:29 »
TRXs don't do well trying to keep up with a Motod on the Putty Rd, ask my cousin. It was a bit of a mess lowsiding and sliding into the armco on the narrowest section of the 10 miles. Luckily rider was fine. Very acquired with nowhere to park and assist on a blind bend

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #43 on: Today at 04:44 »
Was that your cousin Vince?? I remember that well. I reeled him in and was watching him constantly looking in his review mirror so he put himself under pressure. Cracked an engine cover so we got him to Broke I think then left him for recovery. Gotta watch those Motodds :o :o 8)
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Offline Vince

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Re: CLQ October long weekend
« Reply #44 on: Today at 05:36 »
Yep, he has one of those massively fast 4 cylinders supposedly off-road BMWs now. His brother came on the last Putty ride we did a month ago. Had some interesting major bike injuries with both mainly off-road crashes, I tend to get the look from there Mum my Aunty at family events.