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Dr. DaveJPS
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PostPosted: 13:59 - 18 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

struan80 wrote:
I fear a hefty bill coming on


And that'll just be the weekly petrol bill! Laughing
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PostPosted: 14:49 - 18 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried to talk myself into buying one of these a few times. I figure as long as you factor in the cost of a engine rebuild when you do you should be ok! Laughing
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PostPosted: 16:41 - 18 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

231 version I hope?

Get yourself a drum of mineral oil and refill with that. Enjoy the rotor rebuild, Apex are good.

http://www.apexrotary.com/prices-and-options/
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PostPosted: 17:09 - 18 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

A high mileage RX8 and a Mk1 R6? Fancy a GPz305 to go with that sir?
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PostPosted: 20:05 - 18 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
A high mileage RX8 and a Mk1 R6? Fancy a GPz305 to go with that sir?


Its a fine pair that both require revving the tits out of to get anywhere, like blowing engines and/or gearboxes, require a tanker of oil and petrol in tow and makes me stand out as having a small penis.

I like automobile roulette but not going as far as the GPz Marjay. Smile

Aye paddy it's the 231 version.
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stevo as b4
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PostPosted: 20:27 - 18 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice winter bike is that! Wink

Great value for the handling and space and performance now. But unlike others the RX8 with its weird suicide rear doors has never done it for me.

The problem is I'd never be able to walk past an mk2 or mk3 RX7 to get to one. Now I'm a bit more mature I know that twin turbo's and a rotary wankel engine is not a good combination for long term dependability, but then I'd roll the dice on a 1.8turbo K-series engine, which can't be any more reliable at best.

Best thing with an RX7 or 8 even now, is when you reach the end of your love/patience or budget for the rotary engine, there's several companies doing good business in dropping in a nice little sensible LS1 unit instead. Laughing
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PostPosted: 05:05 - 12 Feb 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. DaveJPS wrote:
struan80 wrote:
I fear a hefty bill coming on


And that'll just be the weekly petrol bill! Laughing


Well so far this cheap (lol) winter run around RX8 has costs me more than I'd care to admit, she's had:

2X Engine Mounts
4 x coils leads and plugs
1 x Cat
2 x Rear mintex discs and pads
4 x Falken-azenis-fk510-225-45-r18-95-y tyres
1 x K&N air filter
1 x 'p' as the p from the 'pz' was missing from the right hand side
1 x 'prodrive oz' insert for the wheel as one was missing.
1 x oil sump pan
1 x Service with fucking expensive oil

Getting prices to get the bodywork bang on at the moment.

Determined to get the car good as the engine is fine.

On saying that the R6 starts first turn, has smooth gear changes in any gear, loves to go screemingly quickly and costs me nothing but fuel.... roll on summer Smile

Effing cars!
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PostPosted: 10:42 - 13 Feb 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pointless running an RX8 on expensive oil. Simple mineral oil checked routinely is fine and what was insisted when I worked at Mazda, not a chance I'd be chucking pricy shit in there.

I'd be saving for the rotor rebuild.
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PostPosted: 03:04 - 01 Apr 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddy. wrote:
It is pointless running an RX8 on expensive oil. Simple mineral oil checked routinely is fine and what was insisted when I worked at Mazda, not a chance I'd be chucking pricy shit in there.

I'd be saving for the rotor rebuild.


I'm using 5w30, car is actually running fine. For once I may have landed a cracker even though I spent 750 on her so that's 1750 for a now sorted RX8. Can't be bad.

Loving the car. Rev it to death, No doubt I'll be neeeding a refurbed ported rotor motor at some point.

On another note I actually saw a Harley rider out in the rain, chrome and all. Couldn't fecking believe it.

Weathers getting better so the R6 will be out in full swing at 10k revs very soon.

Fuck life is good or would be if my wife hadn't died last month...oh really feck that is.
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PostPosted: 03:43 - 01 Apr 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh dear, pissed again (and stoned)
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PostPosted: 01:28 - 05 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still got the R6.


But in general life's been a bit of a twat lately

Wife has died and my son still has Lennoxe Guastuat Syndrome

Had to stop working but at least can blow the cobwebs away on the R6....Nothing beats depression and fecking grievance like 15k revs. Smile

Oh and happy new year and be safe.
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PostPosted: 10:23 - 05 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that Struan. I was reading this thread from the start with such a smile on my face. Your enviable toys, the humorous writing style etc really makes for a fun thread.

I can't imagine what you're going through, but the bike will help. Don't take it out when you're upset, that's how mistakes can happen. But there's nothing like a bit of two wheel therapy to clear a mind.

Tom.
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PostPosted: 22:37 - 09 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean.S wrote:
Is your vfr an nc24 with nc30 bodywork? It had me a little confused when i seen it

Nice collection of pictures btw! Cool


Definately a NC24....the body work has a lot of gaffa tape holding it together. Goodness knows where the 'shell' came from. Love little 400cc bikes.
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PostPosted: 22:38 - 09 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holdawayt wrote:
Sorry to hear that Struan. I was reading this thread from the start with such a smile on my face. Your enviable toys, the humorous writing style etc really makes for a fun thread.

I can't imagine what you're going through, but the bike will help. Don't take it out when you're upset, that's how mistakes can happen. But there's nothing like a bit of two wheel therapy to clear a mind.

Tom.


Thank you sir.
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PostPosted: 22:44 - 09 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any one want to swap my R6 for an old but in good condition 400 sports bike? Variety is the way to go in this life. After that I'm going to get myself a Honda Shadow.
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PostPosted: 11:43 - 10 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

struan80 wrote:
Wife has died and my son still has Lennoxe Guastuat Syndrome.


Guy at work has a son that has that.

Sorry to hear about the wife, seems sudden Sad
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PostPosted: 00:48 - 12 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddy. wrote:
struan80 wrote:
Wife has died and my son still has Lennoxe Guastuat Syndrome.


Guy at work has a son that has that.

Sorry to hear about the wife, seems sudden Sad


It was very sudden mate, diagnosed in November 2016 died February 2017 from pancreatic cancer. Like fucking sledgehammer. (still got my bike though)

LGS is a severe epilepsy my heart goes out to you colleague.

Maybe a bit off topic but my wife used 1 gram a day of high THC cannabis oil for the three months before she died. Obviously it didn't cure her cancer but helped with the symptoms; nausea, appetite and general mental well being. It is a nightmare when you've got your faculties but know your going to die in a matter of months.


Max, well we are work in progress with, but i'll get there.


Anyway the roar of a screaming R6 helps Smile

Thanks for your kind comments mate.
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PostPosted: 12:04 - 12 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly sorry for your loss.. Sad
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PostPosted: 22:05 - 26 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo as b4 wrote:

Best thing with an RX7 or 8 even now, is when you reach the end of your love/patience or budget for the rotary engine, there's several companies doing good business in dropping in a nice little sensible LS1 unit instead. Laughing


I like RX7's but I couldn't afford a decent one. Anyway they are fine on the racetrack when the revs maintain in the power band, but for everyday driving it would be a pain. The RX8 is less so but still hopeless at low revs.

Edit. What's an LS1 unit? Sounds interesting.
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PostPosted: 22:11 - 26 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddy. wrote:
Truly sorry for your loss.. Sad


Thank you Paddy.
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PostPosted: 20:28 - 11 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Want a sidecar, willing to consider anything. I have an R6 if you wanted a deal . Also will pay cash for the correct sidecar.

I'll bet no one here will admit to owning a sidecar? Paddy surely you must of had one at some point. Razz
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