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Title: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on May 16, 2020, 02:57:17 AM
My new Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic just arrived.

In case you wonder, due to the car being private import, my Jazz does not have proper licence plates yet. Instead there are temporary stickers allowing to use the car when Finnish bureucracy is processing the car tax, which may take couple of months.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: beerbelly on May 16, 2020, 06:08:57 AM
Lovely Car ! looks sharp in that trim.

Not many Honda Jazz in Scandinavia. Got mine last spring just before the dealership closed down.
Im a little bit worried about the future for Honda small cars here in Denmark.
Everybody looking for German or French cars especially the young folks.
The new MK 4 hybrid stars at 30.000 and that's not going to help out the situation .

I know your going to be happy with that car ;)

cheers from Copenhagen
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jocko on May 16, 2020, 08:20:25 AM
Beautiful car. Showed pictures to my wife and she said that is the colour for our next one.
Love the black wheels
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: sparky Paul on May 16, 2020, 09:21:14 AM
Smashing colour.

Not normally a fan of black wheels, but that looks rather smart with the body colour.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on May 16, 2020, 09:47:45 AM
Thenk you!

Yes, I agree, that the Dynamic trim piano black wheels look good with this colour and matches with other piano black details of the car. The Skyride Blue Metallic paint also highlights the car body contours.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on May 17, 2020, 04:35:27 PM
Some things don't develope better. I would describe Jazz's key as colossal, so huge, heavy and bulky it is. There are ways to the make car keys smaller and lighter, even with the remote central locking buttons included. I can't imagine what an earth Honda has been thinking.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: 123Drive! on May 18, 2020, 12:07:08 AM
In case you don't lose them! Also to show off you now have a Honda to your friends! Enjoy, many happy miles of motoring. Would you be fitting Winter tyres?
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on May 18, 2020, 05:14:05 AM
Yes, sure the car will be fitted with winter tyres. I'll get 15" wheels for that as higher profile is better for winter. I'm pondering if I'd buy 185/60R15, which is the original size in Trend and Comfort trims, or go to even higher profile 185/65R15.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: emmerdale on May 18, 2020, 06:12:03 AM
WOW,what a lovely looking car
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: RichardA on June 27, 2020, 11:09:25 AM
Very nice colour.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on June 27, 2020, 06:11:08 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: csp on June 27, 2020, 07:55:29 PM
Honda should have offered the Mk4 Hybrid Jazz in this colour, the colours being offered in Europe are very dull.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on July 04, 2020, 06:11:22 AM
When dealer mounted Honda accessory towbar, they installed the electric socked rather low and far from the bumper. See first picture. That leaves it very visible and also vulnarable when for example reversing to a snow bank.

I like the socket to be close to bumper and high enough to be less prone to damage. There are various different bolt-on positions for the socket, so it was easy to move to better position. See the second picture. It could be even more under the bumper, but I have to think how that could be done.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on July 21, 2020, 04:26:48 PM
I decided to move the socket further under the bumper. It is also some centimeters lower than previously, but still not as low as the hitch structure. Changing the location better than that would require new socket mounting plate, so I think I am happy now. I also changed the electrozinced M5 socket mounting screws and nuts to stainless ones.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Boro53 on August 18, 2020, 11:47:54 AM
Could you make a photo from the bottom?
I'd like to install detachable towbar and no one in Poland knows what part of bumper must be cutted.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: peteo48 on August 18, 2020, 03:15:06 PM
Looks great in that blue and the black wheels really set it off.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on August 19, 2020, 07:10:13 AM
Could you make a photo from the bottom?
I'd like to install detachable towbar and no one in Poland knows what part of bumper must be cutted.
Here is a closer look at the cutout. I don't know if all the size is needed for assembly, but looking at it when it's all there it seems that the cutout could be smaller in left and the tip of the diffusor fin could have been saved. The latter bothers me and that's why I have been asking for assembly instructions in another thread https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=12157.msg85815;topicseen#new (https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=12157.msg85815;topicseen#new)
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on August 19, 2020, 07:18:39 AM
Looks great in that blue and the black wheels really set it off.
Thank you!

After couple of months of use it looks like the black on wheels is very plastic like powder coating, which doesn't clean well in regular car wash but begins to look like dark grey instead of black.

Similarly the towbar has a surface treatment which looks like black nitriding although it surely is some kind of thin dull paint, which turns to gray after time. In my experience it will turn to brown (rust) in few years, so I will need to invent some improved surface treatment to keep it nice.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on September 03, 2020, 12:09:34 PM
Today I got the block heater installed. I wanted the connector to upper grille and close to middle. They also installed a connector for electric interior heater.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Boro53 on September 04, 2020, 06:53:18 PM
Here is my deteachable towbar.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on September 17, 2020, 01:04:43 PM
Towing trailer with Jazz. Lousy weather today.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: olduser1 on September 18, 2020, 12:23:27 PM
Please to see a trailer with sensible wheels, good looking outfit.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on September 18, 2020, 12:47:18 PM
Yes, it has 165/80R13 tires. I made that trailer 14 years ago when it was still allowed to have self made structures except axle, coupling and lights. Bed size is about 3.0x1.65m, class O1, which means no brakes and max towing mass 750 kg.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on September 23, 2020, 07:16:52 AM
Compared to genuine Japanese Fit, our European Jazzes have a black plastic base for mounting the front license plate. I don't like the look of this bulge, as it makes the front look even longer and heavier. So I took it off to find out what are the possibilities to mount the license plate in more sleek way.

Beneath the black plastic bulge there is a smaller protrusion which has the size and fixing points to fit a Japanese 330x165 mm license plate. While a plate close to this size is available in Finland, it is a special plate and costs ridiculously much. Our standard EU license plate is 442 mm long but it is also available per request without EU-sign on 397x118 mm size. And that's what I have.

I ended up to mounting the license plate directly to original mounting points. Even when the mounting screws are on top edge and both ends of the plate are without backing, the mounting feels sufficiently firm. Besides this makes the car at least 1 cm shorter.  :D  I'd wish there was no protrusion at all, but didn't want to shave the bumper either.

In rear I used original mounting points on hatch and no back plate. Just drilled and threaded the plastic inserts for M6 screws and mounted the plate vertically 7 mm off-center, which I think looks better.

BTW for just out of interest, the license plate fixing points in front have M6 thread inserts on 210 mm distance and in rear plastic inserts for 5 mm self tapping screws on 240 mm distance.

Registration number has been faked for privacy.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jazzmeister on September 30, 2020, 10:17:10 PM
Very nice colour combination, jealous!
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on October 01, 2020, 08:48:17 AM
Thank you. I agree it looks good, and I am getting used to it too. Although, as I have mentioned previously, I would have liked something like this color:

(https://www.auto-salon-singen.de/generate/vehicle/56b892e59ce02/porsche_993_turbo_02450_0347_04_07_01-1600x1200_crop.jpg)

Or this:

(https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/5th-Civic-2-610x362.jpg)
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jazzmeister on October 01, 2020, 06:35:44 PM
That Porsche blue is nice. The Yellow that Honda sometimes uses on the Jazz is also eye catching.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on October 13, 2020, 09:29:31 PM
My choice of tyres for the next three or four winter seasons. I was hesitating between Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2 and Michelin X-Ice Snow. Based on three different Finnish car magazine tests they were both meeting my preferences. Decent handling on snow and ice, silent, stable and low rolling resistance on pavement. I ended up to Michelin because in my experience it has 20-30 % longer lifetime.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on October 19, 2020, 06:27:23 AM
Her first snow.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jocko on October 19, 2020, 07:45:56 AM
There is more snow on the bonnet than I will get all winter.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on November 15, 2020, 08:48:20 AM
The original Honda accessory floor mats have quite small coverage on floor. Lots of gravel, sand, mud and snow gets to he floor. Especially on driver's dead pedal and rear hump. After lots of research of different all-season mats I ended up ordering 3D MAXpider classic floor liners from US. It took three months to arrive on sea fresight and I got them on floor yesterday.

First impression is good. They fit nicely on floor contour and cover very well e.g. driver's dead pedal and rear floor completely reaching under the seat. I wanted to find mats, that takes the mud also when the magic sear rear seat bases are lifted up. Durability and cleanability remains to be seen.

I will remove the "3D" deacal from front mats. Just need to get the rivets drilled off and put new rivets to plug the holes.

Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Westy36 on November 15, 2020, 01:01:37 PM
I'd noticed how little of the floor the original mats cover. The mats you have look the business!  ;)
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on November 21, 2020, 06:01:46 PM
Temperature has been below zero for many nights and it has been snowing, so it was time to get the winter tyres in use. Like most cars, Jazz conveniently lifts both wheels on one side, when jacking from front lifting point. And that's how the winter wheels look.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on January 13, 2021, 06:47:47 AM
I got her washed for a while. Also it was a nice weather to take a picture.
After looking the winter wheels for some time now, I have to admit they are not looking as good as I wished. But that's what I've got for now.

Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jocko on January 13, 2021, 06:54:16 AM
What do you do to stop door rubbers and locks freezing after washing the car in such low temperatures?
I dry the rubbers, but it is never 100% effective if there is a hard frost.
I just realised. With remote locking, you won't have to worry about the locks freezing. I have to open my doors with the key.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on January 13, 2021, 07:11:15 AM
This time I just dried the rubbers and their counter surfaces and kept the doors open for a quarter or so when cleaning and drying all the door seals, sills and pillars. The automatic car wash is in an indoor car park so it is plus degrees there. With this new car the seal surfaces still have some oily feeling preventing freezing. In older cars I use some silicone wipe or my dad's method, wipe some glycol coolant to the seals. Locks are fine if you treat them with thin lock oil or gun oil before winter. I usually inject so much oil that it comes out and flushes some dirt out of the lock. Then clean the excess oil and you'll be fine for next winter or two.

If the lock freezes anyway, easiest way to get it working it is to heat the key with a lighter and stick it rapidly into the lock before it cools, this needs to be repeated couple of times. In past there used to be battery operated lock melting devices, that had an electrically heated thin stick, that could be sticked into any lock. But I haven't seen those in this millennium anymore.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jocko on January 13, 2021, 07:56:35 AM
In past there used to be battery operated lock melting devices, that had an electrically heated thin stick, that could be sticked into any lock. But I haven't seen those in this millennium anymore.
Still available. I had one once, but the first time I came to use it, the battery was flat! It had been lying since the previous winter.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on January 13, 2021, 10:52:22 AM
I've known it for long time, but now I noticed it again. Compared to hand wash by professionals, automatic car wash takes much more time when you need to clean the door sills and pillars yourself after the wash. And the cost is about the same. It's just this COVID situation, when I'm working from home it'd take 30 minutes just to drive to hand wash. Automatic car wash is only 5 minutes from my home. When we get back to normal office work, a hand wash is only 10 minutes from work.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on January 15, 2021, 07:40:50 AM
Bit frosty this morning. Dashboard shows one or two degrees higher temperature than house thermometers because the car was pre-heated. Does anybody know where the Jazz's outside temperature sensor is actually located?

Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Westy36 on January 16, 2021, 12:17:13 PM
I got her washed for a while. Also it was a nice weather to take a picture.
After looking the winter wheels for some time now, I have to admit they are not looking as good as I wished. But that's what I've got for now.

Cool photo!  8) Like that a lot.

-27c ! Anything below freezing and I consider it too cold these days.  ;D
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on March 22, 2021, 07:22:04 PM
I got the full size spare tyre on place. Besides the rim and tyre I needed to order following items:
84550-T5S-T30 Box assy, cargo floor
83850-SD2-000 Plate, anchor bolt
83853-SA7-980 Bolt, anchor, 79 mm
89211-S05-003 Wrench, wheel
Jack I'm trying to find used, because it was rather expensive from Honda.

Maybe the foam tool holder is made for markets where standard tyre is 175, because it was slightly too high in order to get floor fitting nicely. Fortunately there was three separate pads behind the foam, which were easy to tear away.

Original front towing eye is also longer than the place for it. I need to have a look if the shorter part would be sufficient and if so, shorten it.


Edit: I forgot to mention, that I bought a Dunlop all-season tyre for the spare.  Something better than summer tyre if it's needed in winter and no defined direction of rotation.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on April 20, 2021, 06:52:42 AM
Spring is arriving to Finland and eventhough most nights are still below zero, day temperature reaches +15. So I put the summer tyres on to my Jazz. Before mounting I routinely measured the groove depth. And the result confirms that Dunlop Sport is really soft! After only 5000 km the difference between front and rear is already 1 mm. I do circulate front and rear tyres annually, so at the end the wear will be pretty even. The next summer tyres will be something with better wear resistance.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Jocko on May 03, 2021, 04:57:26 PM
I can remember when the tyre fitters always left them on. By the time you drove home, they were gone.
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on June 07, 2021, 11:09:54 AM
Temperature has been below zero for many nights and it has been snowing, so it was time to get the winter tyres in use. Like most cars, Jazz conveniently lifts both wheels on one side, when jacking from front lifting point. And that's how the winter wheels look.

I would have also chosen the Michelins, did you take the stickers off of the tyres before you drove the car, your photo made me laugh, I have never seen tyres fitted before with the tyre makers sticker still on the tyre.  :)
Sorry for not answering earlier, I didn't notice your comment until now. No I didn't take the stickers away, they wear off within some tens of kilometers. It's rather common practise in Finland. I would actually say they should be removed by the tyre shop before balancing. 
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on October 25, 2021, 08:42:50 AM
This week I had my first winterish road trip this autumn when I drove over 700 km to Eastern Finland and back with the trailer. I had changed winter tires day before and I'm happy I did.



Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on November 26, 2021, 06:46:24 AM
I'm not very fond of the GK Jazz standard centre armrest console and closed storage under it. I like more lower and open console so that it's easier put and get stuff and it'd be possible to reach rear floor when driving.

I found out that Canadian DX trim GK Fit has such console with par number 83401-T5R-A01ZA as seen one on the picture below. After rather long research I finally found a source and way to get it to Finland with reasonable shipping costs. It will take several months, but it should be here next spring. I just need to invent a smart way to mount the seat heater switches to the new console.

(https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fitfreak.net-vbulletin/1564x1564/img_20200514_231547_ada491ffe850d7acd84ac2722d4ad04c658d0aad.jpg)

Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: Neil Ives on November 26, 2021, 09:13:06 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
Post by: TnTkr on November 30, 2021, 12:14:41 PM
After couple of days the shop informed me that the part is discontinued so they cannot deliver. Search continues...  :(