Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2015, 18:48

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citronut wrote:and i thought your favorite colour was Orange #-o :wink:


It is but I cannot wear an orange belt for ever Malcolm!


Buy a black one, who's to know :roll:


That is just about the biggest crime it is possible to commit in the martial arts world! If I tried that I think I'd most likely be hung with it....

From a lamp post....

On the grand scheme of things it falls somewhere between murder and treason!

I learned an interesting fact yesterday.. When you are awarded a new belt you must not take off the old and put the new on... The new one must go on top of the old one and the, and only then, can the old belt be removed...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 23 Mar 2015, 19:39

CitroJim wrote:
I learned an interesting fact yesterday.. When you are awarded a new belt you must not take off the old and put the new on... The new one must go on top of the old one and the, and only then, can the old belt be removed...


so is that belt up twice :shock: #-o :wink:, or belt and braces :roll: :-D :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Mar 2015, 19:42

CitroJim wrote:I learned an interesting fact yesterday.. When you are awarded a new belt you must not take off the old and put the new on... The new one must go on top of the old one and the, and only then, can the old belt be removed...


Possibly a spiritual thing. The current belt has seen you through to this stage, and by putting the new belt on over the top of the current (old) belt the spiritual essence is transferred across (although I bet there is a better way of explaining it) into the new one.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2015, 19:53

James, that makes a lot of sense and I think explains it perfectly..

Your belt, like you gi, becomes very special... Black belts only get one belt and over the years they fade and wear to nearly white...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 23 Mar 2015, 20:10

Dylon :!:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2015, 20:19

myglaren wrote:Dylon :!:


Yes! Good thinking Steve :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Mar 2015, 18:21

I fixed my leaky rear ram today...

This was how leaky it was :twisted:

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Full story is in my V6 Conversion Blog here:

http://www.activav6.co.uk/2015/03/fixin ... y-ream-ram

Whilst I was there I also pressure tested the rear spheres as access was easy...

I will soon need a new Activa Balancing Sphere and Rear Centre Hydractive as both are a bit low but that's not bad as both are about seven years old..

They came off nice and easily...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Mar 2015, 20:25

You did it in situ? Amazing!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Mar 2015, 20:54

Northern_Mike wrote:You did it in situ?


Yes :-D Not the first time I've done it Mike... First time was on Chris (Citroenmad's) Activa at the CXM Rally a few years ago in the middle of the field but I must admit some parts I'd done earlier at home in my workshop...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Apr 2015, 16:55

New plates have today been fitted to the Activa..

Special ones that proclaim my membership of Team WFA :-D

All Team WFA vehicles now have such plates....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Apr 2015, 13:04

Had a nice run down to Luton Airport in the Activa yesterday... My goodness I love that car 8-)

Happy to see the rear ram is dry now...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 05 Apr 2015, 15:08

Was Lorraine Chase there?

I ended up there once. Horrendous experience too long to recount here but involved womens underwear all over the carousel and a protracted interview with customs officials.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 05 Apr 2015, 15:18

myglaren wrote:Was Lorraine Chase there?

I ended up there once. Horrendous experience too long to recount here but involved womens underwear all over the carousel and a protracted interview with customs officials.


Why wasn't I there this day?!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 Apr 2015, 04:57

I can imagine the interview was interesting Steve :roll:

Both girls just had cabin baggage. I'm staggered at just how big a properly designed cabin case can be now... No real need of hold baggage for a light traveller...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by lexi » 06 Apr 2015, 08:00

The extra fitness must really help for Ant Mechanics Jim.
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