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Post  SAFCDemon on Tue Aug 17 2010, 22:19

hello everyone, i came here via a link on the Bikers Oracle Thunder forum

i ride a Blue 2001 Thundercat (the fastest colour green smile ) which i bought off a mate when I passed my test in June 2009, done about 4000 miles since then

I live in Darlington. Co. Durham and regularly go out for rides around the north east, north yorkshire etc

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Post  yamahamad on Tue Aug 17 2010, 22:26

Hi & welcome from another 01 blue cat owner. Will have to meet up in north yorkshire some time. Paul.
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Post  Rosco on Tue Aug 17 2010, 23:25

Hi and welcome SAFCDemon

So what does SAFC stand for?

Nice bike......Surf & Turf will be your local BIG rideout.

Other rideouts are available.

Cheers
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Post  SAFCDemon on Tue Aug 17 2010, 23:33

SAFC is my other love after bikes, Sunderland Association Football Club green smile
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Aug 18 2010, 00:17

SAFCDemon wrote:hello everyone, i came here via a link on the Bikers Oracle Thunder forum
Hello and Welcome to Thundercats.org

Hope you enjoy your stay here and get to meet up with peeps on some of the get togethers.

Didn't know we were known of on the Oracle.

Cheers
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Aug 18 2010, 00:25

Welcome maccum.

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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Wed Aug 18 2010, 07:22

Welcome aboard

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Post  andyb on Wed Aug 18 2010, 07:36

Hello clink
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Post  ellie on Wed Aug 18 2010, 07:46

Welcome
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Aug 18 2010, 11:17

Hi, welcome
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Post  simmyoto on Wed Aug 18 2010, 13:21

Welcome! was up in your neck of the woods with work the other day!

Hope you enjoy the forum- I know I do!
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Aug 18 2010, 18:29

Hello and welcome. I'll be passing your area Friday as I travel up to the Big Mac.
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Post  SAFCDemon on Wed Aug 18 2010, 23:06

thanks for the welcome everyone

my 'cat is off the road for a week or two - leaky fork seals meant i stripped the forks down tonight to replace the seals, and found that some previous owner has been there before me and must have gripped the stanchions with something evil - both have got nasty damage around the sealing face, looks like they've been gripped with mole grips and then twisted, god knows why, but no big suprise they are leaking then...

.... so anyway, what started as replacing the seals and bushes, is now replace the stanchions, seals and bushes. small matter of an additional £200 on stanchions but i suppose its worth it in the end........

shouldn't take long to put back together, but theres a 10 day leadtime on the stanchions
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Post  SAFCDemon on Wed Aug 18 2010, 23:08

0ldcat wrote:
SAFCDemon wrote:hello everyone, i came here via a link on the Bikers Oracle Thunder forum

Didn't know we were known of on the Oracle.

Cheers
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i think theres a few members on the oracle who are members on here too
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Post  ow3n on Thu Aug 19 2010, 11:10

SAFCDemon wrote:thanks for the welcome everyone

my 'cat is off the road for a week or two - leaky fork seals meant i stripped the forks down tonight to replace the seals, and found that some previous owner has been there before me and must have gripped the stanchions with something evil - both have got nasty damage around the sealing face, looks like they've been gripped with mole grips and then twisted, god knows why, but no big suprise they are leaking then...

.... so anyway, what started as replacing the seals and bushes, is now replace the stanchions, seals and bushes. small matter of an additional £200 on stanchions but i suppose its worth it in the end........

shouldn't take long to put back together, but theres a 10 day leadtime on the stanchions

Bad times, previous owners eh? *shrug*

Do you need any special tools to replace seals/bushes? I was thinking about this myself but chickened out.
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Aug 19 2010, 21:52

Owen,

I chickened out on mine. A local repair shop did them for £80 cash. One day without the bike and back as good as new.

Less hassle and less to go wrong!
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Post  SAFCDemon on Thu Aug 19 2010, 22:00

ow3n wrote:

Do you need any special tools to replace seals/bushes? I was thinking about this myself but chickened out.


thing is i chickened out the first time, dropped the forks off the bike and got the garage who was doing my mot to do the fork seals, and six months later they are leaking again, so i decided to take the plunge and do them myself this time. the only big challenge was getting the damper rod bolt out (on the bottom of the fork) and once i got that out the rest was easy.

didn't need any special tools as such but a long 10mm allen head socket would have been better for getting the bolt out than riving a standard allen key with a spanner green smile and compressing the assembly at the same time was quite a challenge - we compressed the whole fork on a work bench with a ratchet strap, but apparently jamming a wooden broom handle sharpened into a 10mm square taper into the top of the fork before loosening the bolt in the bottom is quite effective too
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Post  Toni on Fri Aug 20 2010, 09:11

Welcome aboard from another 01 blue one great
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