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    John D
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    2008 335i Msport Coupe
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    Mitsi Colt Plus Ralliart

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    Cars, dirt bikes, adventure riding, reggae, blues, hill walking, old buildings, analog dials :)

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  1. Bidding went ballistic at the start of the auction which is kind of unusual, so I would not expect to see a lot more action from here on in. Does the burgundy colour have any effect on the value with a BM ? Is there anything else about this car that would make it particularly desirable ? Newby gotta newby Cheers...
  2. I don't think the dealer is the one with his head up his ass !!! He is doing what he wants to do and you all are telling him he is a cnut for wanting to sell a car that way he prefers. If you are upset about that go cry somewhere that you are not annoying reasonable people. And I say this with the greatest possible respect Cheers...
  3. I hope you have your camera with you !!! In the interests of full disclosure I am not related or known to the vendor, I am not an anti-vaxxer and I think "clown shoe" is the greatest ever name for a car Cheers...
  4. Pffffttttt.... youngsters 🙄 Just be thankful you didn't have to check a horses teeth before you bought your new ride Cheers...
  5. It pretty much comes down to this.... the vendor has stated their conditions of sale as is their right. If any interested parties are unable/unwilling to comply with the conditions of sale they can exercise their right to NOT purchase the car. I see that some prospective purchasers consider that a vendor who clearly and reasonably sets conditions of sale, but fails to satisfy the expectations of some prospective purchasers, is automatically assumed to be trying to hide something. Rather than being a reflection on the vendor, this is a reflection on the prospective purchasers attitude. The vendor very clearly wishes that prospective purchasers should make their own inspection and assessment to avoid any misunderstanding regarding the cars condition. This seems eminently sensible to me given the age and stated "non-roadworthy" condition of the vehicle. By insisting on inspection prior to bidding the vendor is ensuring that full liability for all and any work required to return the vehicle to roadworthy condition lies with the purchaser. I'm not suggesting that there are not vendors around who will misrepresent the vehicles that they are selling and caveat emptor applies. All I'm saying is that the vendor has the right to set the conditions of sale and if those conditions explicitly recommend inspection before bidding, then that can be seen as sound advice to anyone concerned about rust. Given that the car has been parked up for ten years there is likely to be a lot of maintenance required to get it up to WOF standard. I don't know if the CSI is rust prone but a friend in Auckland with a camera should be able to help you out with some pics Cheers...
  6. Listing states... " This is being sold for parts or repair only and has not been through a WOF or Mechanical Inspection prior to listing " so I'm thinking no different than Turners auctioning writeoffs or damaged cars. Cheers...
  7. I'd guess that this is being sold "as is" on behalf of an estate and the dealer just wants to avoid any after sale liability/whingeing. If the person who buys this has made their own inspection and assessment of the work required, then there can't be any comeback on the seller. At least that's my take Cheers...
  8. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/listing/2982691933?bof=dXFDO9RK Cheers...
  9. On my first adventure bike I got this Ventura "aero system" pack setup that consisted of two separate packs (one larger than the other) that zipped together. They dropped over a standard Ventura pack rack, and actually worked really well. I could get all my camping gear and a few clothes stuffed in there, but I sold that system with the bike and rode with a decent sized backpack on my later more dirt oriented bikes. 800km range is what you need for touring the outback in Ozee. Here in NZ I found that so long as I could squeeze 250km out of a tank I was always within range of the next servo. Might have a problem if you arrived in some small towns after 6:00pm as by then everything was locked up and deserted... except for the local pub as
  10. Been out a few times in the car and around my "test track". This is a backroads circuit that has enough bumps and dips to make sure the new shocks and bushings are settled And I made some measurements today to see what (if any) difference the new shocks have made to the ride height. The chart below compares the factory "normal position" which is measured with around 140kg of added weights on the front seats and a full tank of gas, to my empty car with half a tank of gas before and after the new shocks were fitted. The figures show that the front right has been the big winner, gaining 10mm in height. I don't know if that is due to some difference in the way the car was sitting when I first measured it, or if it really did jump 10mm. Otherwise there has been little or no change. The fact that I am fractionally higher than the "normal" height is probably down to not having any weights to put in the car. Oh, and I have read (on various US forums) that it is not unusual for the front left ride height to be a little higher than the front right. Allegedly this is to compensate for the drivers weight, and in LHD countries this idea could have some credence. But if this were true, then I would expect a vehicle manufactured for a RHD market to be higher on the right hand side. So... internet myth ??? I haven't installed the M3 front LCA kit yet as I want to get used to my new "limo" ride so that I can have a better base for judging the changes due to the M3 bits. Anyone experienced more even wear on the fronts after installing M3 arms ? Cheers...
  11. Looks Capable Big tank is pretty much mandatory for adventure riding. On my red bike I swapped the stock 9 litre tank for a 16 litre and that was just enough to get from Hanmer to Blenheim over Molesworth when I was running late for the ferry. Mind you I had to stop and lean the bike over to get the last drops out otherwise I wouldn't have made it to the servo. I think that's one of the reasons it's called adventure riding Cheers...
  12. Good stuff Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against 4WD's and off-roading. I have watched a lot of Aussi 4WD videos and love the way those guys struggle their vehicles over some seriously ugly tracks. In fact, just about every video shows them on rutted out hills or deep muddy swamp tracks. I've been to Cape York on a bike and seen the where the 4WD's drop into and clamber out of the river crossings, but it is not something that really appeals to me... too much like hard work. There is a feeling of freedom about trail and adventure riding on a bike that just can't be captured in a car or truck. Everything is sharper focus and you have to fully concentrate when off-road, as a moments loss of concentration can result in a face full of dirt !!! I graduated from hare scramble and enduro riding to adventure riding to adventure touring. I met a whole lot of great people and visited a whole lot of wonderful places that I would never seen had it not been for motorcycling. I've sold my bike as it takes a lot longer to heal as you get older, and I think you have to know when to quit. And I have car to play with now Cheers...
  13. Back in the days when I was big into adventure riding I did a lot of organised rides. These rides obtained permission to set routes over DOC land and all kinds of awesome back country properties. They reached places not accessible to the general public, so the tracks were not subject to 4WD abuse like the Maungatapu Saddle and Akatarawa tracks. Of course like everything, it is always the small percentage of fcukwits that spoil it for the huge number of responsible 4WD drivers who don't spend all their time creating mud wallows and trashing the environment. That's life and it ain't going to change any time soon Cheers...
  14. Too many people with 4WD's that don't care what they run over or destroy and just make it harder for anyone to get access. It's the same all over the world and you have to to get a long way from the cities to find any public tracks that are are not rutted to hell by 4WD's. Shame, but that's the way it is Cheers...
  15. That Z must be a time machine judging by the cars you were parked up with at the end of Skippers Oh yeah... if you are hard enough you can tour Ozee on vintage machinery... Cheers...
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