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idle

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Jul 2014
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    Quick learner, welcome to the thread.

    Thanks, clearly this whole "friendliest forum" thing is totally unfounded...

    is that pisti trying to sneak back in under the radar ?

    #weartheshirt

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    Apologies, someone was wrong on the internet... also I thought Liverpool bashing was mandatory here?

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    72 points this year 69 last year... Tottenham's highest points total ever!

    If Levy lets AVB go the floodgates will open, it was only a week ago Bale was going on about how he enjoys working with him.

    AVB goes Bale will follow and we will be scrapping for the last Europa league place with Liverpool...

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    Thanks mate! and what a well chosen username for this problem :P

    Haha more to do with my general idleness (see post count..) but it is rather apt.

    Really want another mini now, a nice 1380cc Clubman with 10" wheels... but I haven't driven my current car for 3wks so really can't justify it + would mean less room for bikes!

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    Minispeed (01932 400 567) in Byfleet are good (not London but inside the M25 at least) and they have a rolling road, not sure of the price (guessing £50-100 per session) but they might give you some advice over the phone re: needle choices for your set up; 998 stage 1 is pretty common so should be able to get it close enough.

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    My mechanic used to hate my mini, partly because he was Italian and had a couple of Fiat 500's which he believed superior but mostly because because my inept tinkering would result in his garage stinking of unburnt fuel every time I came in... a new carb needle made a world of difference, no stalling, no spluttering at low RPM or bogging down at full throttle. Probably even had more power than stock...definitely worth looking into!

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    It's easy to tweak the idle speed on SU carbs just follow the throttle cable to the carb and tighten the screw above the cable which would probably stop it stalling (my mini idled lower with the clutch in compared to out of gear so not unusual for it to stall if the idle speed was already low).

    Lots of "stage 1" mini's have mixture problems, generally if the inlet and exhaust manifold has been changed as well as swapping the air filter then you will need a new carb needle, they don't come in the kits though so most people just run rich to compensate for the increased airflow, check out winsu.co.uk/ looks like you have to pay for needle recommendations now but still helpful.

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    OK, this is my first post on here because I thought such excellent service should not go unrewarded, SC Fuller in Dorking just trued my front wheel for free because I had no cash on me and I arrived after closing time, they kept the shop open for an extra 20 mins and charged me nothing. The wheel was totally buggered and I would have been stuck if they hadn't so if anyone goes to watch the last stage of the Tour of Britain nearby I recommend popping in (they have guns too!).

    Basically I noticed (whilst descending at about 30mph) I had a few spokes loose (turns out it was all of them) as the front wheel started wobbling badly and braking seemed to make it worse. Not sure how I didn't fall off / soil myself, I can only assume my mechanical incompetence is compensated for by awesome bike rodeo skills...

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