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peteo48

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2020, 03:15:06 PM »
Looks great in that blue and the black wheels really set it off.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2020, 06:53:18 PM »
Here is my deteachable towbar.
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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2020, 01:04:43 PM »
Towing trailer with Jazz. Lousy weather today.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2020, 12:23:27 PM »
Please to see a trailer with sensible wheels, good looking outfit.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2020, 10:17:10 PM »
Very nice colour combination, jealous!

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #25 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:



Or this:

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2020, 06:27:23 AM »
Her first snow.

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Re: Finnish Skyride Blue Jazz 1.5 Dynamic
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2020, 07:45:56 AM »
There is more snow on the bonnet than I will get all winter.

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