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Offline CLEMTOG

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Re: Laverda 1200 in Western Australia
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 11:08 »
Why is it, that whenever I see a nice looking, possibly fresh resto 1200, especially with "swoosh" stripes on tank, that I think its a Grant Duguid restoration?
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Offline Grant

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Re: Laverda 1200 in Western Australia
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 11:53 »
Not one of mine, stripes not in correct position.
Early 1200T (shaved primary cover, Ceriani forks) but not sure it should have tank badges or Marzocchi shocks.
Saying that it looks tidy.
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Offline Piranha Brother 2

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Re: Laverda 1200 in Western Australia
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 23:18 »
I'd hazard a good guess that that is the bike I raced in the 1978 Castrol 4 Hour in Perth. If it originated in Perth, we were the W Australia's sole concessionaires and from memory we didn't sell many. Sorry, it is a scan of an original pic that was B & W. Lovely bike then and only ridden on Sundays  :-* :-* It was a pampered bike and sold very soon after the race.

What ... leave it standard??!!

Offline Meon Valley Racer

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Re: Laverda 1200 in Western Australia
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 07:24 »
Great picture. What a fantastic opportunity to pick up a cracking piece of Laverda history.

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Offline 78jotadave

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Re: Laverda 1200 in Western Australia
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 02:44 »
PB-2 Jeeez mate I think you are right this could be the same bike you raced, the same bike Bruce used to learn how to run a rolling road Dyno, before he realized you also need big arse fans to cool the engine!

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Re: Laverda 1200 in Western Australia
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 06:52 »
Ha! Bruce had luckily sussed the fans issue before I worked for him. Definitely never ran the 1200 without those big thumping 3 phase blowers at full cry!
What ... leave it standard??!!