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Post  NFB_THUNDER on Fri Oct 15 2010, 22:03

Hi folks well I have just put deposit down on a 1997 Thundercat as I needed a lighter bike to ride due to an ongoing knee problem. My previous bike was an FJ1200. I looked around and found that most people rated the Thundercat. Also the price range for these is right up my street! I have joined because I also join the FJ Owners club when I owned the FJ and found it to be very useful.

Now I am just waiting for the bike which should be ready 1st Week November great

Hope to get into some discussions with you in the future and maybe (work/kids comittments allowing) meet up for some ride outs.

Cheers

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sat Oct 16 2010, 09:47

Well hello and welcome to the gang Very Happy

Great choice of bike, hope you have many miles of safe and enjoyable riding, and, like you say, maybe catch you one of the rideouts if you can get out to play great

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Post  Toni on Sat Oct 16 2010, 18:24

Welcome aboard Very Happy
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Post  JDM on Sat Oct 16 2010, 18:45

Hello, welcome and congrats on choosing he 'Cat!! Enjoy
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Post  andyb on Sat Oct 16 2010, 18:57

Welcome to the site great
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Great Choice

Post  Qw8 on Sat Oct 16 2010, 21:22

Hi - you made a great choice - I have had my 2001 Cat since this July and am really pleased with it.
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sun Oct 17 2010, 07:54

Welcome to the forum
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Oct 17 2010, 10:50

Hi & Welcome
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Post  yamahamad on Sun Oct 17 2010, 12:07

Hey & welcome to the thundercat gang.
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Thanks all for the welcome

Post  NFB_THUNDER on Sun Oct 17 2010, 13:16

Just to say thanks all for the welcome great

Just hope that when I get the Thundercat that the weather is good for me to get to know her! Don't get me wrong I have been riding for years and in all sorts of weather. It's just better to get an idea of how it responds in the dry before the wet. As this will have been may first bike that I have to rev harder as the smallest I had ridden before was 900cc. But according to the write ups the torque on the Thundercat is pretty good. Also not the lightest of indiviuals 19st Wink

I shall be like this for the next couple of weeks waiting wall

And when she arrives? Well........ deal

Thanks again for the welcome
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sun Oct 17 2010, 18:27

Welcome & hello.

I'm sure the Tcat will cope with everything you throw at her.

Based on the evidence from big Mac the Tcat can keep up with most modern day bikes, even when 2 up. (not me by the way)

I hope the days dont drag too much. deal
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Oct 17 2010, 20:59

@NFB_THUNDER wrote:I have to rev harder

You'll find you'll use the gearbox a lot more.
The thundercat has amazed a few people who do not know them, due to their size, folk often mistake them for a litre machine
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Rev Harder.

Post  NFB_THUNDER on Sun Oct 17 2010, 21:29

Hi Stevecat,

The size of the bike was one of the reasons I went for the T'cat as I would look a bit silly purched on top of some of the smaller 600's! I am looking forward to using the gearbox a bit more as it will be a new experience for me Very Happy Just really looking forward to getting out for a while as the old FJ's have had me spending more time in the garage fixing than riding! Crying or Very sad

Cheers great

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Post  NFB_THUNDER on Sun Oct 17 2010, 21:39

@NFB_THUNDER wrote:Hi Stevecat,

The size of the bike was one of the reasons I went for the T'cat as I would look a bit silly purched on top of some of the smaller 600's! I am looking forward to using the gearbox a bit more as it will be a new experience for me Very Happy Just really looking forward to getting out for a while as the old FJ's have had me spending more time in the garage fixing than riding! Crying or Very sad

Cheers great

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umm! maybe I should get some shut eye :sleep: as I have just noticed a typo! wall Purched should be Perched DOH! slap'ed
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Post  Rosco on Sun Oct 17 2010, 23:31

Hi NFB

Is is NFB text speak???? Wink

I weigh 15st (17 with all the bike gear on !!!) and my pillion is about 12 stone and I must admit the cat doesn't complain nor does it feel sluggish in any way.

I'm sure you'll get on just fine.

Since you've had lots of experience of bigger bikes it would be good to hear back how you rate / compare it.

You'll hate the headlight, mirrors and dashbulb life but these can be improved/replaced.

Cheers
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Post  NFB_THUNDER on Mon Oct 18 2010, 20:26

@Rosco wrote:Hi NFB

Is is NFB text speak???? Wink

I weigh 15st (17 with all the bike gear on !!!) and my pillion is about 12 stone and I must admit the cat doesn't complain nor does it feel sluggish in any way.

I'm sure you'll get on just fine.

Since you've had lots of experience of bigger bikes it would be good to hear back how you rate / compare it.

You'll hate the headlight, mirrors and dashbulb life but these can be improved/replaced.

Cheers
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No the NFB Stands for WAIT FOR IT! Norfolk Fat Boy! Ta Da!
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Post  Guest on Tue Oct 19 2010, 09:27

Hi there , welcome , the Cat is a great bike you won't be disappointed . Shame you can't ride your FJR anymore that to is a fab bike from what I've read . It was a bike I was considering on buying as I do a lot of commuting but as first bike I thought it was a bit of a big step up (quite literally lin my case pmsl )
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Post  NFB_THUNDER on Tue Oct 19 2010, 10:26

espaceman3 wrote:Hi there , welcome , the Cat is a great bike you won't be disappointed . Shame you can't ride your FJR anymore that to is a fab bike from what I've read . It was a bike I was considering on buying as I do a lot of commuting but as first bike I thought it was a bit of a big step up (quite literally lin my case pmsl )

I'm sure the Cat will do all I need it to do and more, As for the FJR I wish! I had it predecessor the mighty FJ1200 this was a tall order for the FJR to compete as the FJ also gained a good reputation as a blinding bike! But with her weight of roughly 290Kgs she is a bit heavy even though alot of her weight is low down. Also even with it's weight it was rather quick too. 0-60 mph in just 2.6 secs YES 2.6! This was from a bike that was produced back in the eighties! But hey it's time to move on and because of the knee issue and the fact the bikes are getting on a bit and I seem to spend more time fixing than riding I had made this move to the Cat. great

Don't get me wrong I also think the FJR is a superb bike as well and maybe would have been my next choice if not for the knee. great

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Post  Guest on Tue Oct 19 2010, 18:21

Oh sorry , I read it as FJR !! Nothing wrong with 80's bikes , my other bike is a modded up vmax 1200 , which has it's origins in the 1980s , in fact I don't think thet ever changed the engine until the 1700cc was brought out two years ago ! Very Happy
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Post  NFB_THUNDER on Tue Oct 19 2010, 22:42

espaceman3 wrote:Oh sorry , I read it as FJR !! Nothing wrong with 80's bikes , my other bike is a modded up vmax 1200 , which has it's origins in the 1980s , in fact I don't think thet ever changed the engine until the 1700cc was brought out two years ago ! Very Happy

Well why change something that works. I also had a Honda Blackbird very capable bike indeed.. Smile
and I think Honda have come up against the same problem how do you improve on something that people think is pretty good already thus the Blackbird has been discontinued and there is no sniffs of a replacement anytime soon. Oh unless you count the VFR1200 arghh!!! run away Shocked That's just not nice!!! Sick
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