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  1. What's happening here then?


    Taking the "added lightness" mantra to new levels perhaps?

    As it seems almost obligatory nowadays not to pay for something if you can persuade others to do so for you - answers on the back of a £20 note please. :rolleyes:


  2. I painted mine (21gg's old one) with Kurust about a year ago and didn't bother following up with any topcoat of paint as the rust-converter left a nice satin finish and, more importantly, I'd reached the limits of my will to live by that time.

    Here's a pic taken this morning - there are a few tiny spots of fresh rust starting to emerge but overall it has lasted quite well.


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  3. Last week, I ordered a couple of lovely enamel and metal badges retailed by HethelSport in the US.

    Today, I was left a card by Royal Mail saying that they can't deliver them as "there is a fee to pay", namely a customs charge. OK, so I suppose we've all got to pay our taxes and I've been lucky so far in that this is the first time ever that I've had to pay anything on a personal import, so it came as a bit of a surprise especially on something of relatively low value.

    Off to the sorting office I go to collect them and pay the fee which was calculated as follows: import duty of 2.7% on the goods and shipping costs total of £25.34 = £0.68, then VAT at 20% on the cost of the goods, shipping and import duty = £5.07, then the Royal Mail's 'handling fee' for processing the customs charges - £8.00!!!

    So my £25.34 has now become £39.09, :angry: . In days of old, the highwaymen held the Royal Mail to ransom - now it's role reversal.

    I think it's time I did that deed-poll thing and changed my surname to something like Amazon or Starbucks or similar. :rolleyes:

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  4. @electro_boy Sorry to jump in there and beat you up but I thought you'd had a change of mind from the wording of your previous post, :sofa: .

    I'll certainly do some videos - just got to sort out a better camera to shoot them on. The mic on my current one is already overwhelmed by the wall of sound coming out of my valve-open 2bular and there is no facility to plug-in a better external one; with the Radium as well it'll go into total meltdown, :rolleyes: .

  5. I'm departing Murcia on the Wednesday morning, overnighting near Millau. Then after spending the morning playing on some of the amazing twisties in the Parc National des Cévennes, on to near Troyes Thursday night, and through the tunnel on Friday (departs Calais 1450 local time) to arrive in Folkestone at 1425.

    Just got to work out how to get over the Thames during the Friday late afternoon madness, :dizzy: .

  6. A friend just posted this up as a 'memory' on Facebook.

    It's from 2 years ago at the Royal Deeside Speed Festival - I didn't see it when she originally posted it and it's the first time I've really heard what my P&J sounds like from the outside, exhaling through its 2bular with the valve open.

    Crank the volume up to 11! :driving:

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  7. On ‎11‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 14:36, Alfa2Evora said:

    The Evora has sat unused since Tuesday. Went out just now to take it for a cobweb-blowing blast and the ABS and Traction Control warning lights are staying on. Bu99er! :cry:


    On ‎11‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 14:52, CocoPops said:

    Brake pedal switch?

    Turned out to be the wheel speed sensor on the front nearside.

    With my imminent roadtrip to Spain, I also went with the recommendation to replace the rear discs - it wasn't a complete surprise as I'd been advised when I had the fronts done a few months back that the rears were not long for this world - and then new Michelin PS4S's fitted to the rear wheels whilst they were off anyway (the Pirellis probably wouldn't have lasted to Spain and back either), that's the best part of £1200 gone and it's only Wednesday. :cry:

    Here's hoping for a few overtime shifts in the next couple of weeks.

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