azekeil: (bike)
The 2009 Yamaha V-Max is full of 200 hp V4 goodness of awesome and win:


However, it currently costs £16k. Boo.

In other news, I plan to fix the suspension on my blackbird. After speaking to the technician and him taking a ride on it and it nearly dumping him, this has turned into: upgrade the old, tired front and rear suspension, replace front suspension bushes, head stock bearings, rear linkage plate bearings, remove the air intake restriction petals (+16hp). He also told me de-linking the brakes will remove 23kg of weight (although I suspect the replacement system will put some of that back on), but that's something for another time. All this should cost me around a grand I suspect, but to be honest that includes a bunch of fixing stuff that really needed to be fixed anyway.

This morning I also removed the exhaust baffle for the first time since I bought the replacement exhaust. OHMYGODitsoundsnice.. :D It is getting me into trouble round town too; I just can't resist giving it a handful at the moment. And it burbles on the overrun in the most pleasing way too. Hurrr.

I've got all excited about my bike again; it's like riding a new one just from the noise - and when the suspension is fixed it should really handle like a new bike too :)

So I got home and actually cleaned it. I'm looking forwards to getting it fixed up :)

Finally!

Apr. 5th, 2008 09:07 pm
azekeil: (Default)
After more expense and delays, the garage pulled out their finger and got the car ready on the Friday evening after they said they wouldn't be able to, but didn't bother telling me. So I called up just before they closed on Saturday at midday, as suggested, in case they'd been able to squeeze it in then. Anyway, I have it at long last! I've cleaned it and had the adventure of filling it up with LPG (my first time with LPG! £~26 for a 60L tank!)

I'm really rather chuffed :)

Car pictures and stuff )

Also.. )

All this has left me feeling rather poor. But a lot richer :)
azekeil: (geek_over_laptop)
I just bought (and picked up) one of these.

So far..

Jun. 14th, 2007 10:14 pm
azekeil: (vague2)
So far this holiday has cost me around ~£1500 and I suspect it will be around ~£2000 or possibly even more by the time I've finished. However, that's bought me an AudioLab 8000Q and 2x 8000Ms. Sounds fantastic :) The downside is I now need matching amplification for my centre and rears, and a phono amp as well as the 8000Q doesn't have one - more expense :/.

[livejournal.com profile] kissycat1000 also ended up buying speakers which also sound fantastic :)

Today I put up a house number on my house (finally!), cleared out my utility area, fitted a fluorescent tube, repaired a lightswitch, cleaned a fridge and a freezer, ran around like a headless chicken trying to get everything inside the house when it started raining, putting more carpetting in place, then finally getting it back into the right place in the utility area. Soon we will swap over the food from the current fridge/freezer which is at the wrong end of the kitchen to the fridge which is closer, and the freezer out in the utility area. Now I just need to hire a plumber to put hot, cold and waste pipes in to the utility area and then I can put the washing machine out there too :)

A nice steak with [livejournal.com profile] kissycat1000 (except hers didn't come up to strach, disappointingly) tonight.

Tomorrow I start off on my tour. I haven't really arranged much aside from visiting [livejournal.com profile] izzy_stradlin.. but I'm sure I'll make it up as I'm going along ;)

Whoops.

Feb. 8th, 2007 09:19 pm
azekeil: (hands!)
I just went out and bought Stuff™.

Stuff )
azekeil: (eeeeeeeee!)
I just bought one of these:



Dear god.
azekeil: (oooooooo!)
I just bought another car.

More details to follow :)

Oops

Sep. 2nd, 2005 04:59 pm
azekeil: (nice fish)
I just decided to spend £1180 on my bike: 36,000km service, Akropovic 4-2-1 full road exhaust system (with removable baffle), K&N air filter, Dyno rejet & tune. I checked the insurance and it's only another 36 quid to include the stuff on the bike including an extra £500 on the value for the remaining 6 months of the policy. Win!

Oh, and second part of the bad stuff; I've just also confirmed with the hifi shop to pick up the Arcam AVR300 and Spendor S9C centre speaker tomorrow afternoon for trial.. I'll probably end up buying the centre (as it's the last one) but return the amp until I can afford it (there should be a discount in the Christmas sales). You don't even want to know how much those two babys are going to cost me..

Whoops.

Jul. 29th, 2005 04:16 pm
azekeil: (Default)
I've just been paid, including the quarterly bonus.
I've just spent a little under £300 on stuff from here.
I *might* just have enough left to last the rest of the month, including the holiday... :)

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