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  1. #1
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    Cool Excited new owner! Tips please!!

    Hi all, I'm the very excited new owner of this little yellow Beat:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1417558723...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    It's got quite an interesting history. It was grey imported by a German Honda dealer then soon sold at 750km to a Honda Rallycross driver and self confessed Honda freak called Wendelin Coste who lives locally near Hamburg. I bought it off him on Saturday so it's essentially a one owner from new car. He says it's never been in the rain and the condition would seem to back this up. I paid a bit less than the listed price but I'm aware it's full money for a Beat. But I'm happy as larry!

    Anyway maybe you can help me with a few things:

    1. I need to get it registered and MoT'd. It doesn't have a foglight so I think I'll need to sort that. Anyone know a kit? I don't fancy one of those cheap ones that bolt to the bumper.

    2. there's quite a wobble through the steering wheel at 100km/h. I suspect it's the wheel balancing and tracking but anyone had a similar issue got any advice.

    3. Is there a good specialist anywhere?

    4. What's parts availability at Honda like? I need the two screw in pop rivets for the lower front edge of the hood, and a new LH grey 'Beat' sticker

    5. Should there be a cover over the battery? This has a rubber mat over it, but it doesn't feel OEM

    Thanks in advance!
    Mark

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    This guy seems to have stickers:
    http://www.u-ukhbc.co.uk/vbb/showthr...3314#post23314

    As far as the retainers go, they're most likely a part that is common to most Hondas.

    Mine doesn't have a cover on the battery.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
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    what a lovely beat you have there and in my favourite colour as well

    as far as i am aware and i have seen a few beats there is no battery cover

    i might be able to help out with the fog light and hood rivets and i have the stickers as well

    i will send you a pm as might be able to arrange a meet as im in north london

    have you collected the car yet or is it still abroad

    thanks mikei

  4. #4
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    Excellent thanks both. Mikei yes let's meet I just dropped you an email. The car's here begging to be registered!

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    Change the cambelt if it's not been done recently.

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