Wildrider

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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:41 pm

Wow its been ages since I did any updates in here!

To be honest, I'm not sure what I've missed but in the recent past I've had an interesting development.

Some weeks ago my speedo decided to start adding extra 1000's of miles to itself. I quickly went from 122k - 129k.

However this wasnt such an issue as the trip still worked and I've always kept a record of how many miles I've travelled everytime I fill up.

But on my way back from the national meet, I filled up, reset the trip and it stuck there at 0. So now neither are moving anywhere..

The MFA miles still go up but because the MFA has always had a mind of its own, I cant reset it whenever I want to (without removing the fuse)

All this means I do need to get my digifiz project off the ground soon .. :wtf:

In other news, got my insurance down to £505 with footman james thanks to a top tip from Sean and the club discount!

Great National meet btw.
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:33 am

Yes I know I'm sad, but as my odometer has stopped working I needed to do some calculations anyway.

Well lets start with the fact my whole family has a little book in each car and each time we fill up we record
Date
Mileage
Trip
Litres
Cost/L
Total Cost

Next I took all those figures and produced the following ..

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Makes for interesting reading..
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Re: Wildrider

Post by Brunty » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:14 pm

Wow, a litre for £1.23!
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:58 pm

I know!

Right well I went out to change my smashed indicator and repair the bracket.

Replacing the lens would have been easy enough. However the bracket on the other hand.. It took a few hours to try and bend it back into a reasonable shape.

Unfortunately its not perfect but its better than it was! I will have to keep a look out for a new bracket.

I also fixed the full beam not working on the pass side (blown fuse).
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:21 pm

Cap'n she kinna start!

Went to start Wildrider today to get to work and nothing. Battery completely flat me thinks :( Its only bloomin Sept!
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Re: Wildrider

Post by Brunty » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:17 pm

Daily use?
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:50 pm

Brunty wrote:Daily use?
Um no.. havnt used him for a week or so and the alarm has gone off a few times (still have no idea why both my cars do it!!)
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Re: Wildrider

Post by eefy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:15 am

Mine will struggle if its been stood for over a week mate, particulalry if its not had a damn good run before being sat on the drive
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:05 am

I guess what you guys are telling me is .. drive him more! :lolno:
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:30 am

Swapped over my batteries (new one out, old one in) and put the new one on charge (I say new, I bought it in 08!)
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