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Post  aviator on Wed Jan 27 2010, 13:16

Hi all !!! Yet another newbie in the club. Smile

Finally signed for my cat these days, first big bike for me, I'll take it home as soon as the weather will allow (currently its freezing -18 degs).
Will be back with pics soon.

@Veterans - any wise thoughts about what to pay attention for on the first miles, is warmly appreciated salute
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Wed Jan 27 2010, 13:21

Wow our fame is spreading far and wide Smile

welcome to the site and congrats on picking a great bike

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yeah, thanks

Post  aviator on Wed Jan 27 2010, 14:31

The bike model has been chosen for quite a while, but had to get my financials right (...and to fight my wife of course Very Happy )
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  SteveCat on Wed Jan 27 2010, 14:51

Hi and welcome, congratulations on getting your thundercat

-18C !! and I thought it was cold here Neutral

Firstly you'll need to get used to the bike being much bigger, heavier and more powerful than what you have ridden before.

Go easy on the controls, accelerate gently keep the revs down while you get used to it. It will start going a lot faster from about 5 000 rpm.
Also be gentle with the brakes they (should) work very well - maybe use 1 or two fingers to brake rather than your whole hand, you'll use less pressure on the lever.
The amount of front and back brake to use differs with riders, some don't use the back brake at all. I'm old school and do use both. In 'bad conditions' maybe as much as half front half back, more likely about 60% front and 40% back though. In good weather more like 75% front 25% back.(this ought to spark a debate pipit )

Let your tires warm up, most don't work properly when cold.

There's other stuff, but wish for warmer weather and get out there and enjoy.

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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  wambo on Wed Jan 27 2010, 15:08

Salu and welcom Very Happy I have only one rule when on a bike "dont ride when its -18" Shocked
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thanks all !

Post  aviator on Wed Jan 27 2010, 15:14

Thanks for the warm welcome on a cold weather. Also for the suggestions, I'll try to keep them in mind.
I will post about my experience when I actually start riding the cat salute
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  Toni on Wed Jan 27 2010, 15:49

Welcome aboard Very Happy

The only rule is: Ride safe Wink
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 28 2010, 00:48

Hi and Welcome , jave you considered a 4x4 Laughing ? No - you'll be fine - just take it easy to beging with and get to know bike . I only passed my test on Monday and I'm using it every day now. Have safe fun clink
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  greencat on Thu Jan 28 2010, 13:53

Hi Aviator,

Welcome to the site. Congratulations on your choice of bike and respect for going ahead whatever SWMBO says! Laughing

Take it easy to start with. I don't know what the roads or traffic is like in Romania, but treat everyone as if they're gonna take you out. Build up your confidence and ability slowly, and learn from your mistakes - you'll know when you've made one!

Enjoy. great
Oh, and join a rideout sometime (ahh......might be a while as no plans for a detour your way, yet! Shocked )

Cheers,
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  yamahamad on Thu Jan 28 2010, 18:47

Welcome & excellent choice of bike. :yzf:
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  Rosco on Fri Jan 29 2010, 00:14

Hi and welcome Aviator

This site is really spreading its wings now with quite a few non-UK members now.
You're more than welcome here. We won't expect you to make all of our rideouts. But if you ever do you'll be made very welcome.

I can't add to the already good advice you've received.
Post up your picture soon.

How does Romania's roads, bikes, drivers compare to other countries?
I've gathered that it is colder than here in the UK so far.

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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  Radar on Fri Jan 29 2010, 00:35

Welcome. I understand there are some stunning roads in Romania. One was even featured on a UK TV programme recently
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  aviator on Fri Jan 29 2010, 07:20

Yeah, you may find all and every kind of roads over here - many for enduro/cross though Laughing - but the landscapes are amazing.
And in summertime it's really a pleasure to go out for a ride.

PS - placed a pic with the Cat as profile image... some may argue, but i love this paint scheme tongue
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  yamahamad on Fri Jan 29 2010, 10:37

I do like that paint scheme. Very nice.
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Post  Toni on Fri Jan 29 2010, 11:52

aviator wrote:i love this paint scheme

It is nice great
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Post  Rosco on Fri Jan 29 2010, 12:03

aviator wrote:some may argue, but i love this paint scheme tongue

No arguments here.......Gorgeous.....just like mine.

The B&Q delivery bike colour scheme is the best!

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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  aviator on Wed Feb 10 2010, 14:47

Folks, big time here Very Happy
My cat finally landed safely in my garage. It's heavier than expected, though... but luckily he (or she?) carries me and not the other way around. Will place some more pics when the weather will allow me to take him (or her?) out...

PS: really, someone please tell me - are Thundercats "she's" or "he's" ???
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  SteveCat on Wed Feb 10 2010, 15:43

aviator wrote:
PS: really, someone please tell me - are Thundercats "she's" or "he's" ???

In English vehicles are considered female, however when it comes to a thundercat you can decide if yours is a he or a she. Very Happy

Mine doesn't have a gender, and I usually just say 'it'.


Good news on getting your bike delivered, take it easy out there when you can finally get out and enjoy your rides.
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  Toni on Wed Feb 10 2010, 19:10

Congratulations great

:idea: The thundercat doesn't talk all the time, doesn't act bitchy and does want the rider wants it to do naughty
So must be male lachen
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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  yamahamad on Wed Feb 10 2010, 20:26

I refer to mine as she right or wrong?
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Wed Feb 10 2010, 20:40

It's whatever you want it to be Smile - mine is a she - always has been - Sooty & Fi's is a he - erm..... think Alfie's is a she (but i stand to be corrected!) Amos called his bambi which i think was a he but it always struck me as a she so... maybe we should start a poll - we could have 3 categories - she - he - it !!! Nice looking bike by the way.

Oh and Toni ... don't you believe it = mine can be a right bitch if she doesn't want to come out to play and i do!!!
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Wed Feb 10 2010, 21:52

Yup - both mine - Schnarff (T'cat) and Lucifer (T'ace) are he's and I can confirm that Alfie's is a She (Vixen) Twisted Evil

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Re: Hi from Romania

Post  wambo on Wed Feb 10 2010, 22:00

I know this is a motor bike forum, but I believe Romanian women are quiet hot and really sexy, got any spare, single, married, lesbian phone number who might be up for a ride! green smile oh sashing Very Happy
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