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I've a feeling its an Activa sold after mine as mine didn't feature a picture like that.

I think the issue that Robert has is he hasn't been in a proper Activa just a standard one.
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Chris570 wrote: I think the issue that Robert has is he hasn't been in a proper Activa just a standard one.
Aye, that's agreed... Yours, Chris's or Dean's would soon have him singing a different tune...
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CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote:is it mine?
I wonder how he'd feel if we started taking the p out of XMs and CXs... :twisted:
No different, sure that all happens already! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

We all like different things, and thats no bad thing either, how boring would it be if we were all sheep.
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robert_e_smart wrote: We all like different things, and thats no bad thing either, how boring would it be if we were all sheep.
Absolutely..

The the French themselves might say Vive la différence :-D
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Chris570 wrote:I've a feeling its an Activa sold after mine as mine didn't feature a picture like that.

I think the issue that Robert has is he hasn't been in a proper Activa just a standard one.
Roberts never owned an Activa with roll control, they were all firm riding exclusives, i know, ive got his old arc guide blocks and quadrant plate, the only way that car ever corrected its lean is when it was scuffing the door handles on the tarmac :lol:

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Deanxm wrote:
Chris570 wrote:I've a feeling its an Activa sold after mine as mine didn't feature a picture like that.

I think the issue that Robert has is he hasn't been in a proper Activa just a standard one.
Roberts never owned an Activa with roll control, they were all firm riding exclusives, i know, ive got his old arc guide blocks and quadrant plate, the only way that car ever corrected its lean is when it was scuffing the door handles on the tarmac :lol:

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Sorry for hijacking your blog chris but i had forgot about these photo's of when i went over my Activa arc system, this is what happens to the control arms for the arc when they get too old, ignore the guide blocks thats one of mine ive rebuilt but look what happens to the rods after a while.
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CIMG3646 by Deanxm, on Flickr

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I'm trying to remember which Activa I sent you the roll corrector from... It was either first or the last, as the middle one had new roll corrector link rods, and they went to Portugal.
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twas the first Robert, just goes to show how much wear they take, mine have been built up with weld, packed with grease and fitted with a dust cover after seeing these, but i guess they take a lot of kiggling about over the years.

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Thats the Activa that never drove at all.
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can you remember how many miles she had done?

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Those control arms are slightly worn :shock: Thankfully mine are in great condition, I think they were replaced not that long ago actually.
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165K on her Dean. Was a 96 car I think. It has been sitting idle for at least 5 years.
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Hey! Where has the Avatar gone? That was funny! :lol:
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lexi wrote:Hey! Where has the Avatar gone? That was funny! :lol:
It was! bring it back Robert!

I hope you didn't take my comment about bans and being black-balled from the CCC seriously Robert :wink: