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by 1bassleft
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Smelly aircon
Replies: 5
Views: 8830

Re: Smelly aircon

As Costakid says. Moisture builds up, so do the bacteria and the whiff will be blasted out at you; 24/7. It's a common "to do" with aircon, including cars. I had it with my wheely-mobile AC. Removed the gauzes etc and gave them a good clean, not with bleach-based but EDTA-containing anti-b...
by 1bassleft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

I don't think yellow is reserved for older motos. I saw a >50cc scooter which had the old-style V for Valencia plate. It seems that >50cc motos have the same licences as cars - either the old MA... etc or the current ####XXX style. <50cc (and this includes those Aixom microcars with 49cc engines) ha...
by 1bassleft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

Sorry if I sounded like I was criticizing you, Wollie. It's just I know exactly the situation when you are very short on time and how you can "chase too many rabbits and end up catching none" by following up leads, as so many people will know someone who has an unused moto in a shed, overh...
by 1bassleft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

Enrique states that yellow plates mean they are moped (AM) class. The link in my post above tells you who can ride a moped legally (just about anyone).
by 1bassleft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Outstanding Debt or fines
Replies: 27
Views: 13580

Re: Outstanding Debt or fines

I tried Carfax ES, which I have used for cars, but every readable moto plate I saw on MilAnuncios returned a "not in our database" response, so no luck there, unfortunately.
by 1bassleft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 5330

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

Yes, just adding to what I was saying in my PM, when I (or a friend) is in need, I look out for those ex-corporate offloaded Lenovos such as the x201, 220, 230 or T410,420 etc that are a super-easy under-£100 buy with only superficial dinks. Plenty enough grunt for Zorin but I'm not sure about some ...
by 1bassleft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 18405

Re: Entering Madrid by car

Nice info, Alpine, partic for the Crit Air, thanks
by 1bassleft
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 5330

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

I don't like to throw my spanner in; Enrique is much more qualified to assist (and, by all means, critique anything I suggest, I don't get precious about being told "bad idea, 1BL") but there's a flavour of Linux that I found handy (nothing to do with application software, I mean the opera...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

You said you were impulsive Wollie... Personally, I suggest you stick to bikes with documentation and get an ITV if it currently doesn't have one, then arrange insurance. As I mentioned before, you could be having fun in the campo and perhaps accidentally ride over the bare legs of a couple of peopl...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: International Driving Licence
Replies: 7
Views: 12584

Re: International Driving Licence

I got mine on 29/3 also, Unicorn, having booked a flight several weeks before when it all looked to be heading areola upwards. I got 1968 for France and just about everywhere else, but of course Spain has to want the 1949 (only lasts 12 months to boot). Sitting in my drawer as there's no need before...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Logistics of selling a LHD car with Spanish plates - advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 14962

Re: Logistics of selling a LHD car with Spanish plates - advice please

Hello Lasky, I feel bad, suggesting you enquire at Pentagon/LHD (they're not the Loach Bros and do seem to have a better grip than many on selling cars in the UK reg'd in other countries). As Gerry said, the owner on 01/01 is the person sent the ITVM bill (wish I'd known that when I bought mine in D...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Bills
Replies: 14
Views: 6706

Re: Electricity Bills

Do your Endesa bills show a graphical representation of your monthly usage over the past year? Mine has done for a while now, since smart-ish meters were installed some years back. As Spanish Lad says, look for your 'potencia' as this has a major effect on your standing charges and may be greater th...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga Airport Train Ticket Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 12900

Re: Malaga Airport Train Ticket Machine

Just one thing to add, depending on where in Benalmadena is the destination. El Pinillo is in a closer 'zone' than Arroyo de la Miel station and therefore cheaper (€1.80 single). Yes, I am that tight, but I also live just after the Torremolinos/Benalmadena border so it's a shorter walk. The downside...
by 1bassleft
Wed May 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying a car in Spain with a UK Address
Replies: 5
Views: 3769

Re: Buying a car in Spain with a UK Address

Another thought occurs to me. If you're thinking "I'll get a decent runaround for <€2k as it's cheaper than hiring a car each time" be prepared for the difference, especially in Andalucia. Whereas I could source a sensible local runner for £600 within a week or two in the UK, €2k is perilo...
by 1bassleft
Wed May 29, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying a car in Spain with a UK Address
Replies: 5
Views: 3769

Re: Buying a car in Spain with a UK Address

Welcome to the forum, smarty, and my experience last year chimes in with Paddy's post. I required a NIE (foreigner's ID number, which does not change, but I got a new piece of paper - as a doc >3 months old can be considered an issue for some pen-pushers) and proof of address. Although I brought rec...
by 1bassleft
Wed May 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

Ah, there is a thread elsewhere here (apologies if you read or - more so - posted in it) where people exchanged EU for ES or renewed licences and categories seemed to be just deleted unless you specifically asked for them. I forget the exact detail but made a mental note to check for it if I'm ever ...
by 1bassleft
Wed May 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other

Reading around on Revolut, (none of this worries me - I just want to load on, say, €50 and buy some 'phone data etc online pretty much immediately) but Revolut's not making money and is unlikely to if it just attracts users like me. Premium users' monthly charges would help but they're really hoping...
by 1bassleft
Wed May 29, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

Update: there are others in a similar price range. This one has the more sensible handlebars and seat that I talked about. Another has a disc front brake (better in the wet - although why would you want to ride on a rainy Malaga day? - and less fade from 100+km/h - 0 but, otherwise, the front drum b...
by 1bassleft
Wed May 29, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27284

Re: bike import

Hey Wollie, I don't know how I missed this one - listed since 28/4, but I didn't see it on my previous look (I decided to have another scan tonight): https://www.milanuncios.com/motos-clasicas/yamaha-sr-special-285524077.htm If you don't mind going up to 250cc, and have the licence for it, it's quit...
by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5318

Re: hard drive scrubbers

House Calls! Even the GPs stopped doing them years ago.