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Rev Ken

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About Rev Ken

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    Boxa - Junior
  • Birthday 01/29/1938

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    West Cumbria
  • Interests
    Life and people, along with an inability to say 'No'.

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    2004 Boxster S, VW Golf Cabriolet and BMW F800GT

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  1. Rev Ken

    Insurance rising!

    SO why does Saga want over £700 when I've got 9 years NCB and keep the car in a locked garage, the only 'extra' is business use? (For some reason I didn't take them up on their kind offer.)
  2. This year the premium has gone up by around £100. I tried LV and Saga, LV gave a very similar quote, and Saga wanted another £300 BEFORE adding in business use (which I need) so it would have been nearer £400 more! So have stuck with current insurer as I'm getting to the age when insurance firms won't want me as a new customer, especially when renewing my motorcycle insurance.
  3. Rev Ken

    How To: Remove the rear bumper (986.1)

    Thanks - a clear explanation which I will attempt (wondering if 14 year old screw fixings will surrender to my efforts) as I want to fit rear sensors.
  4. Hi there Rev Ken,

    Just thought I'd say hello. I'm based in Whitehaven, and only recently  (Oct 2016), purchased my first Boxster.... Love driving around the Lakes in it.... 



  5. Rev Ken

    Exciting Times Ahead

    Won't make any difference to my long drive!
  6. Rev Ken

    Exciting Times Ahead

    So when are you expanding into Cumbria?...;-)
  7. SO far as I am aware the excess is always payable, no matter whose fault it is, unless your insurance firm can get satisfaction form teh other party. However most insurance firms don't even bother to pursue the guilty party in order to save time and money by working on the principle of 'knock for knock' irrespective of who is to blame.
  8. Rev Ken

    Revolution to Evolution

    When my Boxster failed its MOT with a broken spring (I never noticed) it was due to go to Revolution for the IMS upgrade. Russ organised recovery heavily discounted to take it all the way - great service!
  9. Rev Ken

    Lifting and Jacking a Boxster

    Useful information regarding strong points for jacking whole car and supporting it on axle stands. I've got a jack, but my axle stands have been stolen by my son and are getting past their sell by date, so what ones are recommended that don't cost an arm and a leg - but are sturdy enough not to lose an arm or a leg when working underneath?
  10. Rev Ken

    Insurance & Modifications

    Generally insurance companies jack up premiums, or refuse to insure you, for performance enhancing modifications, but are more relaxed about other mods.
  11. On my recent bike tour of Europe and Balkans, while overtaking two cars on an Italian mountain pass, the gap between them closed up (I think the first car I was overtaking was fed up with bikes overtaking him and decided to make things awkward) and a maniac car coming the other way came round the bend at a warp speed forced me to cut in front of the leading car - I clipped his wing with my pannier, but managed to stay rubber side up. While I had the car driver as a witness to the dangerous driving of the approaching car, my insurers said that as I couldn't identify the vehicle coming the other way, I must accept responsibility for the damage to the leading car. Glad you are not hurt but it sounds as if there will be a considerable financial penalty for a few years - I just hope my protected NCB helps me when I renew my insurance on the bike!
  12. Rev Ken

    Revolution Porsche - Hotel Deal

    Well I hope I won't need to make use of these special rates for some time yet, but good to know!
  13. Rev Ken


    I've certainly had similar experiences when insuring my motorcycles, and I've changed insurers with my Boxster for the same reason, but I am at an age where most insurance firms are reluctant to take me on, so room for manoeuvre is rapidly diminishing.
  14. Rev Ken

    Dealer finance rates

    When buying our VW Golf Cabriolet three years ago I used VW finance over three years, got a reasonable discount as a reward, invested sufficient funds in a three year fixed term ISA to pay off the balance. Overall a positive financial outcome earlier this month, although I doubt it would work to-day.