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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 17:33 
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Nice, looks well tidy.


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Is that the lwb version or just the angle of the pic? Looks tidy!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 23:00 
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SWB that, the extra bit on a LWB is between the back of the sliding door and the back wheel.


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Ah right. What’s the plan with it, Mali? Keeping as is or kitting out as a dedicated camper?

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It's a SWB. Keep as is for the time being and see how it goes, then consider options later

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:38 
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Taking it from 140 to 170hp is tempting though

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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And then a new intercooler for apparently another few.

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Factor in a new clutch and flywheel too if adding more horses. Slippery slope!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:09 
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You'll need the extra BHP to win more races though, which should net you more money to spend.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Van news! we're now used to backing it on to the drive. It does 40mpg fact fans, if you bang the cruise control on at 65mph. Also, found unexpected underseat storage! All in all, I am very pleased, and it is being loaded up with everything in the world for camping at Green Man this week.


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Put a couple of ice blocks in there and use it as an extra cooler.


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Put the kids in there


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Out on the scooter with a few other people today.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 21:08 
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Did you go New Brighton? Loads passed my house! It was ace!

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Did you go New Brighton? Loads passed my house! It was ace!


Nope, this was Birmingham to Stratford Upon Avon. It’s great fun being in a group that large and watching the reactions from bystanders.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That's a lot of people! Were you nervous riding in such a big group?

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That's a lot of people! Were you nervous riding in such a big group?


No, it’s not too bad when you’ve done a few. There’s a lot to keep an eye out for, as you’ve got no idea how safe and sensible a rider everyone around you is, but going through the city it’s 30 and 40 mph limits which helps. There’s also people stopping unexpectedly on the vintage scooters as they stall, overheat or break down.

Once you get to open roads people space out more and there’s more time to relax.

I don’t know if anyone did a proper count but I’d estimate 250ish people there.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I bet the smell was incredible


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Can't beat the sweet smell of 250 middle aged men in extreme heat.


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Can't beat the sweet smell of 250 middle aged men in extreme heat.


I went straight home and had a shower!


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I bet the smell was incredible


When that many two stroke engines fire up, it’s noticeable.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That was quick!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That was very quick..

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I assume the pressure of being away from home speeds up the process a bit


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Donna's new whip, with bonus Tiny Terrorist photobomb

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Very nice..

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:31 
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I drove past an entrance to a car park three times before plucking the courage to go under the barrier which was at six and a half feet high.

It did 35mpg with all camping kit in it through the Welsh hills so that is acceptable.

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That MPG is not too bad

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I drove past an entrance to a car park three times before plucking the courage to go under the barrier which was at six and a half feet high.

It did 35mpg with all camping kit in it through the Welsh hills so that is acceptable.

Yeah, I can't get under many. Pop top roof, big tyres and fairly high suspension.


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Had an electric car (VW ID3) as a courtesy car yesterday. It was amazing: quiet and quick. Adaptive cruise.control and lane detection is wizardry. Took me ages to find how to turn Aircon off though, and no CD player.

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MaliA wrote:
I drove past an entrance to a car park three times before plucking the courage to go under the barrier which was at six and a half feet high.

It did 35mpg with all camping kit in it through the Welsh hills so that is acceptable.


Not going over too many hills, and doing 60mph on the motorway, it did 39mpg with camping kit in it, so happy with that.

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MaliA wrote:
Had an electric car (VW ID3) as a courtesy car yesterday. It was amazing: quiet and quick. Adaptive cruise.control and lane detection is wizardry. Took me ages to find how to turn Aircon off though, and no CD player.


I don't think I have had a CD player in my last 3 cars.

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MaliA wrote:
Had an electric car (VW ID3) as a courtesy car yesterday. It was amazing: quiet and quick. Adaptive cruise.control and lane detection is wizardry. Took me ages to find how to turn Aircon off though, and no CD player.


I don't think I have had a CD player in my last 3 cars.


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I have one, it does not play CDs, ask @maliA

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I have one, it does not play CDs, ask @maliA


He's never mentioned it before


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I have one, it does not play CDs, ask @maliA


He's never mentioned it before


He's usually too busy drinking cider from a lemon


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I have one, it does not play CDs, ask @maliA


He's never mentioned it before


I don't think he wants to talk about it anymore

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I think he's going to make it.

Anyway, sold my M135i to a dealer this morning. They originally offered me £11,000 based on my photos and description for it but upon inspection knocked their valuation down to £9,750 -- I got them to agree to £10K.

Seemed fair, given the number of things that the inspection highlighted (that they ran through with me in detail):

- Chunk missing out of the front bumper (this was on my description, but I described it as a 'chip' as I didn't really know how else to describe it)
- Rear bumper had had a smack that had pushed it all in and cracked the plastic and the paint, and unseated the glue from the diffuser bit that attaches to it. Think someone must have reversed into me in a car park at some point and not left a note, the pricks.
- 3 of the 4 wheels noticeably buckled (that'll be the fucking potholes around here)
- Diff making a weird whining noise in reverse
- Roof rails rusting and bubbling
- Side skirts need repainting, one of them was blue underneath so must have been added by a previous owner at some point and painted white
- Centre caps on all wheels need to be replaced
- Wheels were all scuffed from kerbing

No way I'd have been able to sell that privately without listing the faults now that I knew them, too honest for my own good.


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Had to zoom in to check the TOTAL wasn't made out of Lego.


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Handsome fella in the background there.

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Brmmmm


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The wheels are all so tiny.

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