Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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Well done Jim or should I say Mr Miyagee :wink:.

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

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

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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!

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

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Well done Jim, your progressing really well, who would of thought!
Out of interest what do you get out of your C1 mpg wise? the Xantia is looking nice as ever, i wouldnt describe it as a 20 pacer, that is a tidy car!

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

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CitroJim wrote:
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:

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

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bxzx16v wrote:Well done Jim or should I say Mr Miyagee :wink:.
I have a long way to go before I'm him Mark... He's a Shihan (literally master) and there are very few of those... You will see our grading chief examiner is a Shihan and he is as close to god as it gets....

Thanks Dean! Indeed, I didn't ever think I'd get this far to be honest...

I get between about 55 and 65 out of the C1 depending if I'm running around town or on a run... These days it sees hardly any use bar work as if I can walk or bike to a destination and don't have too much to carry I will... The only other job it does bar work is as a shopping trolley once a week... The bike is highly economical - it runs on flapjacks and fruitcake....

Get close to my Activa and the patina of time shows. I'm thinking after the V6 conversion is done and the piggy bank is again fat enough I'll have the cosmetics nicely sorted...

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

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myglaren wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
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

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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

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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

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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

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Dylon :!:

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myglaren wrote:Dylon :!:
Yes! Good thinking Steve :-D

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

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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:

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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

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You did it in situ? Amazing!

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

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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...