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Jut starting with with the annual battle of 'Insurance prices'.... 🤔
Just got the CX-3 done for £257.48 with Hastings after their initial quote of £292.
Got a quote for the Mx in at £272 with my present insurance....and a quote from 'Flow' an LV offshoot at £183 ...
With the Vitara still to come...😢

Oh and then the bikes!....😭
 
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Jut starting with with the annual battle of 'Insurance prices'.... 🤔
Just got the CX-3 done for £257.48 with Hastings after their initial quote of £292.
Got a quote for the Mx in at £272 with my present insurance....and a quote from 'Flow' an LV offshoot at £183 ...
With the Vitara still to come...😢

Oh and then the bikes!....😭
LV insurance is now part of the German multinational insurance and finance group ALLIANZ ...
 

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Thought I'd do the front brakes on the ND as they were reported 95% worn at service in February...
Got it jacked up and wheel off, but still a good bit of life left in the pads yet so put the wheel back on!
And gave it a wash instead.... :giggle:
 

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Thought I'd do the front brakes on the ND as they were reported 95% worn at service in February...
Got it jacked up and wheel off, but still a good bit of life left in the pads yet so put the wheel back on!
And gave it a wash instead.... :giggle:
All the garages I've ever dealt with have tried that old chestnut, Chris. Fancy them saying they're 95% worn when they clearly aren't!

I am an old fashioned chap and completely abhor blatant lies just for the purposes of profiteering. They must think we all rode up the Clyde on a bike!! :mad:

Good job some of us are clued-up mate 👍😊
 

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All the garages I've ever dealt with have tried that old chestnut, Chris. Fancy them saying they're 95% worn when they clearly aren't!

I am an old fashioned chap and completely abhor blatant lies just for the purposes of profiteering. They must think we all rode up the Clyde on a bike!! :mad:

Good job some of us are clued-up mate 👍😊
On my first Mot 10yrs ago they said I needed new pads and a silencer and I've still not renewed them 20,000miles later and it still passes it's Mot.
 

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All the garages I've ever dealt with have tried that old chestnut, Chris. Fancy them saying they're 95% worn when they clearly aren't!

I am an old fashioned chap and completely abhor blatant lies just for the purposes of profiteering. They must think we all rode up the Clyde on a bike!! :mad:

Good job some of us are clued-up mate 👍😊
So true Kev(y).....Guess some would just fold and get the job done...I baulked at the £425 they were asking! :eek:
 
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Fully re-charged after my break, I dug the bikes out of the mancave did a few checks oil/tyres/chain etc.
Taxed the Hornet and had a run out of about 30 miles...
Superfour had it's first run since it's breakdown....and this time I didn't have to push it home!.🤭
Oh and insured the ND as well.....
 

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(Rant coming)......😤

Been battling with the insurance for the Vitara, I told Adelaide insurance a few days back I would ring them on the 21st. (as pay day was the 20th)
Guess what....They rang me at work yesterday at 18.37!! :mad:...So, I re-iterated that I would ring them Saturday morning....
They rang me again about 9.45 this morning!!....I had a couple of little things to do I said (Trip to the post office, and call for some petrol) so then would phone them back.

At 10:47 I rang them....The lady dealing with my renewal was talking to another customer and almost done they said, they then played me the usual recorded message prior to renewal.... she was just done they said and would connect me through....For another 10 minutes I was kept hanging on the phone with the most god awful music, So I put the phone down! 🤬
They then rang another 3 times between 11.07 and 11:21....I ignored it. ( and not even a voice-mail in apology).
So that's custom on both my cars they've lost this time!

This afternoon .....
I went to take out another policy (£15 cheaper) with 'Quote me happy' (Internet only)....And was almost at the point of payment, when it asked me to create an account.
It then picked up on a previous e-mail address as the wifey was insured with them a few years back, could I remember the password?????....Nah.
Aarrrrrggghhhhhh..................
So now, I've to wait for an e-mail reply (up to 24hrs) so I can re-set my password!

Bugger!....Bloody insurance companies!😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬
 

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A (y) (y) to 'Quote me happy' who in under 2 hours phoned me, re-set my password took payment and e-mailed my documents.
Feeling a bit happier now....
And I don't even have to ring Adelaide back to get my no claims proof....As it's all confirmed on-line.

Rant over.....😁
 

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A (y) (y) to 'Quote me happy' who in under 2 hours phoned me, re-set my password took payment and e-mailed my documents.
Feeling a bit happier now....
And I don't even have to ring Adelaide back to get my no claims proof....As it's all confirmed on-line.

Rant over.....😁
Glad you finally got it sorted, Chris (y)

Life shouldn't be this hard :rolleyes:
 
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Got around to finally doing the ND's discs and pads....
At first I thought I might just get away with doing the pads (Ok, am a tight git!...Lol). :ROFLMAO:

Automotive tire Rim Bicycle part Vehicle brake Automotive wheel system


So for curiosity's sake I thought I best look at the backs....

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Oh well....Best do the disc's as well....🤑
 

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Had a lovely topless drive over to Colne again to collect some more parts for the (still not starting) Superfour....a brief shower on the way back had the top back up but by the time I got to Queensbury it was very warm and sunny again.
Once home I Tinkered with the Superfour a bit more, suspecting the side-stand cut out switch was faulty (still no joy....Sigh), also drained the carbs as the V-power I last put in it last November is going off a bit.
So, I took the Hornet out, did about 15 miles and got caught in a bit of a downpour, so hid under a bridge for a bit!..🙄.....Then did about another 5 miles when the sun came out to 'dry off' 😁.
 
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