Mr Tidy's MC Thread - New Boots for Wales!

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Mr Tidy's MC Thread - New Boots

Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:11 pm

Well I took it to Ross at RBM this morning and he read the codes.

My grasp of all this black-art is distinctly sketchy but the DSC Control Unit was the culprit apparently, then Ross reset the (a?) DSC sensor and the lights went out and have stayed out so far - fingers crossed!

I wouldn't be too bothered driving a car with no DSC as I must have owned more than 25 that didn't have it anyway, but TPMS might be useful when I do my Welsh trip next week.

I thought I had a buyer for my CSL Reps but things have gone quiet on that front, so there may be a classified in the offing. :lol:

Anyway as always Ross was really helpful - and while I was there I booked my 3 Series in for a service!
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Gone - Montego Blue
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Mr Tidy's MC Thread - New Boots

Post by inkey$ » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:37 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:11 pm I thought I had a buyer for my CSL Reps but things have gone quiet on that front, so there may be a classified in the offing. :lol:
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Post by LeeZ4MR » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:00 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:11 pm This afternoon I picked up my freshly refurbed 224s in Silver Glitter with their new tyres fitted.

Based on a few recommendations on here I went for Kumho Ecstas and got them from Black Circles for just under £400 which seemed pretty good to me. After reading many of "mrwilks" posts I went for 225/45 fronts and 255/45 rears and am pleased with how they look. I actually prefer them to the 19" CSL Reps I took off. It seems strange that reverting to standard is more unusual but when I met 4 other Z owners a couple of weeks ago 3 of them had some sort of CSLs (although only one set were Genuine ones)!

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I'll find out how they feel tomorrow when I go to my sister's for dinner. :driving: !
That looks great Mr Tidy! :thumbsup:

I've always been a really big fan of the 224s. 8)
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Mr Tidy's MC Thread - New Boots for Wales!

Post by Mr Tidy » Tue May 11, 2021 11:46 pm

Last year a good mate asked me if I fancied doing a driving trip to Wales in May.

That sounded like a great idea so I instantly said "Yes" but then restrictions got imposed and it went to the back of my mind, until last month when it seemed like things were going to change.

My mate lives in a village near Heathrow that has a car club who were organising the trip, so hotels got booked!

I said we could take my MC but realised my mate hadn't even sat in it, so a week before we were due to set off I took my car over to his place and we went for a blat and then he drove it. Given we were expecting to spend 5/6 hours a day driving I didn't want him to find it a miserable experience but he really liked it. He has history with straight 6 RWD cars having owned a Healey 3000 and several Triumph TRs.

So we discussed essentials and agreed on a hammer, cable ties and gaffa tape. But then got to considering potential show-stoppers and a wrecked tyre/wheel was well up the list. So the day before we were due to leave I took a spare Style 32 front wheel I had to get a new Kumho Ecsta the same as my refurbed 224s had and slung that in (most of) the boot together with an E46 jack, breaker bar and torque wrench.

But it doesn't leave too much boot space, although turned over we could fill it up with other stuff. :lol:
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So last Thursday morning we all met up in the village hall car park and headed off to Wales with no set route, but most of us used more A roads than Motorways.

Other cars were a Series 2 E-Type Roadster, nearly new M2 Competition, 911 Cabriolet (996 I think), Audi S3, Mini Cooper SD Convertible, Saab Turbo Cabriolet (as the Dolomite Sprint was playing up) so a real mixed bag!

Thursday night we stayed in the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel - the scenery was amazing!
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Friday and Saturday routes were planned, and just fantastic! Especially the A4212 from Blaenau towards Bala. And thankfully our route suggested turning round and doing it again! :D

So I managed to put 660 miles on it in 4 days and loved them all - even if my mate didn't get a look in!
Coupes because stunning!
Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. Aeros, H & R Coil-overs, 224s, Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW, no CDV! E90 330i daily
Gone - Montego Blue
Gone - Ruby Black

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