General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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sodomgomorra
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1269 posts since 24/3/14

9 Oct 2017 09:00
According to my Triumph manual, yes. Honda on the other hand says no. So there's that.

For storage you want to keep water and air out of the system. You don't want internal rust in the tank and lines. So filling it up is one thing. Next, gasoline does break down. Takes a while to do so. Varies on the purity and cycling temps for exactly how long. Bad gas stinks though. Smells like varnish and death. It leaves a thick gummy residue behind if you ever had a container sitting. But it needs water and oxygen to do so. Ethanol is more susceptible to drawing out water from the surrounding air so that's a no no. Don't know what's it like in the Uk but here they slowly starting introducing E5 and E10 to 95 octane. Supposedly those Fuel Tank stabilisers keep your gas from oxidising longer but they offer widely varying claims on how long and such.

Anyway, my song and dance for winterstorage as of now:
Good wash
Battery on trickle charger
Clean oil and filter
Plugging up the exhaust
Tyres up in the air so they don't square off.
Oiling the cylinderwalls

And then something about the gas.

Goldie
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4593 posts since 17/10/07

30 Oct 2017 20:39
Selling my car if anyone is interested. Seat Ibiza FR 2013, cheap to run, low mileage, in fantastic condition…

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222697752302
sodomgomorra
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1269 posts since 24/3/14

posted 21 Jan 2018 14:41, edited 21 Jan 2018 14:41
What's the go-to site in the UK if you're selling a motorcycle?

Gumtree? Ebay?
quest
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3166 posts since 11/7/11

21 Jan 2018 17:32
Autotrader (biketrader) is decent too
sodomgomorra
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1269 posts since 24/3/14

21 Jan 2018 21:30
Ah okey, thanks. Guess there just aren't any Husqvarna Nuda's out there for sale.

toof_ake
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1135 posts since 23/8/09

21 Jan 2018 21:53
Most people don't bother selling in winter
deuce
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13603 posts since 21/1/08

posted 22 Jan 2018 08:30, edited 22 Jan 2018 08:30
sodomgomorra wrote: Ah okey, thanks. Guess there just aren't any Husqvarna Nuda's out there for sale.
Cool inspired by RJ by any chance?

bought my first bike about 4months ago. a suzuki vanvan with some mods
sodomgomorra
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1269 posts since 24/3/14

22 Jan 2018 15:31
toof_ake wrote: Most people don't bother selling in winter

Yeah, figures. Hoped that just one would so I could establish a price point or something.


deuce wrote:
sodomgomorra wrote: Ah okey, thanks. Guess there just aren't any Husqvarna Nuda's out there for sale.
Cool inspired by RJ by any chance?

bought my first bike about 4months ago. a suzuki vanvan with some mods

A bit, was looking at middleweight nakeds anyway but it wasn't going that great. I don't fit the go-to options and the others just don't tickle my fancy.

Suzuki Vanvan's are cheeky little bikes. Nice. You tried the Grom too? That thing is a hoot.
swede
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7638 posts since 21/3/09

22 Jan 2018 15:44
how much did you get for your ped in the end jords?
deuce
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13603 posts since 21/1/08

22 Jan 2018 15:52
sodomgomorra wrote:
deuce wrote:
sodomgomorra wrote: Ah okey, thanks. Guess there just aren't any Husqvarna Nuda's out there for sale.
Cool inspired by RJ by any chance?

bought my first bike about 4months ago. a suzuki vanvan with some mods

A bit, was looking at middleweight nakeds anyway but it wasn't going that great. I don't fit the go-to options and the others just don't tickle my fancy.

Suzuki Vanvan's are cheeky little bikes. Nice. You tried the Grom too? That thing is a hoot.

the Nuda is a beaut Cool
Not tried the grom no, I did think about getting one instead of my vanvan, but decided against it in the end. i think i'd have looked a bit silly on it.
yeah enjoying my bike - bog standard they look a little goofy in a cool way, but with some subtle mods they look a thousand times better - far more 'retro scrambler cafe' which is what everyones going for these days
sodomgomorra
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1269 posts since 24/3/14

22 Jan 2018 16:33
Yeah, get that. You could make it a bit your own.

Certainly better than those utterly Joyless South East Asia-type A1 bikes you see, or the my-first-supersport.
Burt
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5285 posts since 3/1/10

22 Jan 2018 19:17
Had my Triumph for 15 years - only take it out in decent weather now though. Bikes are so much fun, I'd never be without one.
Gaz
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2533 posts since 20/10/05

23 Jan 2018 09:49
deuce wrote: i think i'd have looked a bit silly on it.

Yeah you already look daft enough with the Domino's uniform on
deuce
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13603 posts since 21/1/08

23 Jan 2018 10:56
Laughing out loud
MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

2 Feb 2018 18:29
The BMW Art Car Project was introduced by the French racecar driver Hervé Poulain in 1975 with the first Art Car by Alexander Calder.


Many renowned artists throughout the world have created BMW Art Cars including Hockney, Chia, Warhol and my personal favourite over the years was the Koons E92 M3GT2.

Chia


Hockney


Warhol


Koons


Inspired by these Art Cars over the years I always wanted to create my own. After finishing the M2 GTS build I felt that this would be a great platform for such a car.

The difficult decision would be which artist to entrust with this task. Obviously not being BMW we couldn't get a big name artist to take on something this on our car so I set out searching various sources including Instagram for some art work that I really liked and that would work on the car. I've always liked graffiti so it was this genre that I was searching in. I also wanted it to make people think and to evoke an emotion.

On my virtual travels I came across a company called Marr London (@marr_ldn Marr LDN) on Instagram that was painting clothing and had some prominent clients such as Rita Ora, Kevin Hart, Craig David etc. I found that they also had started a project called Living Art (@living_artCool turning every day objects into Art. I really liked the art work so I met them in London to see if they would be willing to do a collaboration project on our M2. Suffice to say they liked the car and set out to do some mock ups.

I pretty much gave them the freedom to do what they wanted as I was happy with style and didn't want to get in the way of artist expression.

The next challenge was how to carry this out. The usual way would be to do a digital design and then transfer this on to a wrap and wrap the car. We collectively felt that if we could find a way the artist could hand paint. So after some experimentation with some wrap material supplied by V Styling V Styling the artist tried out some paint on them and we settled on a material.

The car was then wrapped in the white material and wrapped by V Styling including some PPF on the carbon area of the hood so that could be painted over. It was then ready for the artist, Aya Fahad, to do her thing with some direction from her colleague Marcel Robin.

In total the painting took around 11 hours and was done on the same day. I was lucky enough to be there for the whole process so I got to see it go from a blank canvas to completion. We have made a time lapse video and a documentary covering the process which will be uploaded soon.

In the mean time enjoy the pictures.


























MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

2 Feb 2018 18:29
The car was then introduced the opening of Not Just Another Store in London.
















MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

2 Feb 2018 18:30








And finally some light painted shots.





swede
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7638 posts since 21/3/09

2 Feb 2018 18:32
cool as fuck that Cool
MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

2 Feb 2018 18:38
swede wrote: cool as fuck that Cool

Thanks! It does divide opinion but Art always does I guess. I've had people on IG DMing telling me I've ruined MY car likes it THEIR car lol
quest
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3166 posts since 11/7/11

2 Feb 2018 18:48
Yeah that’s cool

Did you clear coat or anything over the paint to protect it?