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  1. Corrosion unusual on these as they are part galvanised. Probably the sweet spot for the D5 before it gained omg Euro whatever complications. Should be bomb proof. Between myself and my colleague (you met him collecting the small scooter!) we've owned a fair few in estate and saloon guise. This being the pre facelift it will have Renault electrics, post facelift gained a ford can-bus system which was much better - the Renault stuff can suffer from complete instrument cluster failure, but I *think* it was only the very early P2 cars that suffered. Certainly one of mine went and I had to have the cluster sent away and reworked. I think my S60 D5 thread is still floating around here somewhere - I had some issues with a lift pump amongst other things. Ultimately everything on them is easily worked with and sensibly thought out. Possibly the last true Volvo. Oh - turning circle is comically bad. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  2. I remember taking my V70 to the same mechanic of choice to have the airbag light reset after having the clocks out. Total cost for his time with the Volvo diagnostic tool? "Nip over to the garage and get me 20 B&H while I do this" Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  3. Cheers chaps, and a very comprehensive reply there LBF. I'm also in the "keep the bike original" camp, but in this instance the plate is likely worth more than the bike if it can be taken off. It's the plate the bike had from new, I've asked re the logbook situation - they *might* only have the old green style logbook, which will likely fart things up. First step then is to get a new V5 for the bike and see what it says on it...... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  4. Cheers. I don't think they are too bothered by the plate they get given, more the ability to sell the current original plate Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  5. Someone I know has a classic bike. 1950s era. It has the original plate, which is six digits and contains "911" Given it's probably worth something to Porsche sniffers, can you sell the original plate and get a different age related plate issued for a vehicle, or is this a no-no? I know some would be aghast at removing some of the vehicles original identity but the owner isn't bothered and it's not the best example anyway.. .. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Oh I like that Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  7. I understand that, there is something a wee bit wrong about a parallel twin in a cruiser chassis. My wife likes Harleys. But she's short and in the process of doing her big test so not very experienced beyond her 125. The CMX on paper has similar performance as a Sportster 883, but is waaaay lighter and has a really low seat (did I mention she's a short arse). It's A2 compliant so won't set the world on fire but it handles better than you'd expect, has Honda build quality and only really feels lacking when you try pushing it on a bit. It will do the ton if you really want it to but is much happier cruising. The engine is the CBR500R lump but tuned for more low down torque. It doesn't really have much top end as a result, but feels reasonably torquey from low rpms Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah, CMX500. I have to say it ls far better than I expected Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  9. Dawned on me I never did update this post on here, so without further ado: I've been putting some miles on it since I collected it, and have to say it's bloody good fun. If it was down to me I'd have a louder pipe and a smaller plate pronto. But Mrs thinks it sounds fine as is. Shame as that OEM exhaust isn't pretty..... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  10. I am a regular listener of S&S, when I heard it mentioned I knew there was only one Mondeo they could mean! Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  11. Mental, it can take a week for me to get bits posted from 100 miles down the road Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  12. It's the truth though. I've had a fair few moments on the bike where you've went from perfectly good tarmac to "Jesus I'm on ice!" With absolutely no warning whatsoever so you learn to expect the unexpected - crap surface, spilt diesel, loose chippings. All things in a car might give you a subtle twitch but can stick a biker in hospital. A local lad hit a railway sleeper that fell off a lorry on a dual carriageway here at the start of summer. He's not long out of hospital and his bike was written off. Had he been in the car? Yes the car might be a wreck but he wouldn't If you have local knowledge you can mitigate - for example there is a roundabout near me that's notorious for diesel spills. I have a once lovely pair of spendy RST boots that are scuffed to buggery as a result of almost having a massive off. I lost the front end and just managed to stay upright using my boots as additional contact points. Not intentionally either, my feet were off the pegs and dragging the road as a result of being in the middle of an accident. It's more noticeable on a bike given how much more direct feel you are experiencing from the tyres compared to a car. On a bike the biggest factor in having an off or not (beyond how you are riding) is 110% tyres. Especially in wet weather. Bikes do expect a bit more from a tyre than a car granted. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Potentially just a few niggles after being laid up then put back into regular use again. If it wasn't for MOT fun and games I'd be tempted to decat it and map it. There is a guy in Carrick who seems well respected in Evo circles, and has mapped three of my friends cars. Having said that I imagine there is already more than ample performance as is..... Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  14. £2000+ for a nice one. Seriously. When you are approaching proper bike money ahm oooot Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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