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Post  northun_munky on Sat Jul 10 2010, 10:52

Just a quick hello really,

I'm in the process of getting through my test, I passed the Mod 1 on the 3rd and have the Mod 2 booked for the 27th. I've agreed to buy a P reg 'cat from a mate in London and my intructor has offered to ride it back for me next week if I drive him down there!

All in all I'm very excited about the prospect of getting on the road and have no doubt I'll be bothering you all with stoopid noob questions about bikes!

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Post  andyb on Sat Jul 10 2010, 11:03

@northun_munky wrote:
I've agreed to buy a P reg 'cat from a mate in London and my intructor has offered to ride it back for me next week if I drive him down there!

Your instructor clearly knows a good bike when he see's one then great

Good luck with the rest of your test and welcome to the forum clink
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Post  northun_munky on Sat Jul 10 2010, 11:26

Thanks for that. Really looking forward to just getting it done now. The wait is doing my head in!
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sat Jul 10 2010, 12:19

Hello and Welcome to the Gang

Good luck with the rest of the test and great choice of bike great I hope you have many, many miles of enjoyment once you get it.

Plenty folk on here able to help you out if you have a question.... and remember.... we've all been there, so no question is a stupid one if you don't know the answer Wink

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Post  SteveCat on Sat Jul 10 2010, 12:34

Hi and welcome. All the best for your test.

You in Weymouth, Dorset? will be there next Thursday/Friday!
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sat Jul 10 2010, 12:42

Welcome,
fingers crossed for you
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Post  yamahamad on Sat Jul 10 2010, 18:28

Hi & welcome.
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Post  northun_munky on Sat Jul 10 2010, 19:43

Thansk for all the welcome messages! This seems like a friendly place Smile

@SteveCat wrote:Hi and welcome. All the best for your test.

You in Weymouth, Dorset? will be there next Thursday/Friday!

I'm going to cornwall next week on holiday, would have been nice to say hello though.
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Post  SteveCat on Sat Jul 10 2010, 20:55

Where will you be when?
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Post  northun_munky on Sun Jul 11 2010, 08:12

I'm off on holiday next tuesday for a week. Have you been to Weymouth before? Its a nice place. The drive from Weymouth to Bridport on the coast road is one I'm very much looking forward to when I get my bike Smile
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Jul 11 2010, 09:11

Nope my first time in Weymouth. If you see what looks like your bike but with a R reg, that's mine Smile
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Post  northun_munky on Sun Jul 11 2010, 10:42

Hi Steve, I'll keep my eye out! Enjoy Sunny Weymouth green smile
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Post  Toni on Thu Jul 15 2010, 20:28

Welcome aboard Very Happy
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jul 15 2010, 21:19

@northun_munky wrote:Hi Steve, I'll keep my eye out! Enjoy Sunny Weymouth green smile

What sun? Its rained since I got here 4 hours ago :( Mind you I have been about to do a bit of sightseeing before the drizzle Mad set in. I only got slightly wet, but the bike is having a Weymouth shower Very Happy


Came in via Bridport, can't remember if it was the A35 or the B3052 via Sidmouth that I had some fun.
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Post  northun_munky on Wed Jul 28 2010, 18:54

Hi All,

Just thought I'd post to say that I passed the test! Well chuffed and very much looking forward to getting on the road. I'm still waiting on my 'new' Thundercat as the lad I'm buying it off got messed about with the speed triple he agreed to buy Crying or Very sad

Anyway, thanks again for the warm welcome. I'll get some piccys up when I get it Smile

Edit: Glad you enjoyed Weymouth Steve!

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Post  greencat on Wed Jul 28 2010, 19:08

Hey, congratulations on passing the test! Bet you're pleased? Very Happy

Thanks for keeping us up to date. Always good to welcome a new rider.
Let us know when the bike arrives and post up a pick so we can see what you got. great

Take it easy when you get her/him/it and enjoy.

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Post  JDM on Wed Jul 28 2010, 21:04

Good Evening, welcome & congratulations on the pass,

Only passed my test back end of last year but really enjoy the :yzf: sure you will to

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Post  northun_munky on Wed Aug 04 2010, 19:21

Hi again, wasn't sure where to post this so i'll put it in here Smile

I went to London yesterday on the train and came back today with my Thundercat! Sooooo pleased! It was a bit of a baptism of fire riding back to london and the weather was awful but well worth it : )

She's a bit rough around the edges but I know my mate had looked after her and he did me a good deal:

Outside his pub this morning on Euston Road


On my driveway:)




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Post  yamahamad on Wed Aug 04 2010, 20:21

Congrats mate nice colours. Looks like a bit of wash/wax & elbow grease is required unless you are not as mental as me & have to have the bike showroom clean Smile
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Post  Rosco on Wed Aug 04 2010, 20:36

Fantastic.......you're officially a Thundercat'er

Intersesting seat & mirror decor you've got yourself there.
The standard mirrors are only for checking fly splat on your elbows anyway so I guess these might be an improvement.

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Post  JDM on Wed Aug 04 2010, 20:36

That will scrub up sound, is that a custom seat or gaffer tape on it? hard to make out!

And good choice of helmet as well as bike - HJC IS-16 scratch like mine, swear by that internal sun visor now, don't know what i'd have done if bought one without!!
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Post  northun_munky on Wed Aug 04 2010, 21:17

I was a little unsure of the mirror arrangement but having used them they do OK. It is gaffer tape on the seat! lol! There was a small hole in it so he got a bit artistic.... green smile

Its needs a good jetwash and some tlc to get rid of years of london smog abuse but I'm happy with is. Funnily enough another friend of a friend has a 96 Thundercat which he only wants £200 for so I'm probably going to buy it and swap the bits from it which are in better nic (such as the gaffer taped seat!)

Just a quick question, at low revs when pulling away or in 2nd the engine is quite spluttery. It smooths out pretty much straight away and is smooth all the way up through the revs but it can be quite annoying. Is this somthing simple such as spark plugs or is it somthing I should get checked? Forgive my ignorance, im the least mechanically minded person I know!
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Aug 04 2010, 21:48

Nice bike, nearly the same colours as mine.

Be warned, be careful with the jetwash, especially around the wheel bearings. Stevecats rear bearing went earlier this year after he washed it.I'm not saying that caused the problem but I never use mine on the bike. Just a sponge and a bit of elbow grease! At least you can see what your getting rid of.. eventually. great
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Aug 05 2010, 09:48

Great, you were able to get your 'Cat. Colour is the same as mine. I recognise that muck on the swingarm, seems to get there in no time :(
I'd also caution against the jetwash, it gets the muck off OK, but I found the paint was coming off too and the corrosion has set in grumpy

Check the plugs and the air filter first, the carbs might need adjusting.

What a day to pick it up though, we haven't had rain here since the 16th May and then it got a bit wet yesterday!


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Post  yamahamad on Thu Aug 05 2010, 10:07

It may be that a good service is required but it may be as simple as chain tension too slack or tight. I have found there is a sweet spot on my bike where when the chain tension is perfect gearchanges are so smooth & pickup judder is minimimal.
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