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Post  Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat on Tue Nov 30 2010, 21:20

Hi to all.....
I passed my DAS in April 09, just before the test procedures changed and my CBT expired.
I told everyone "there's no rush....it won't mean I have to go out and buy a much bigger bike!"
I nearly convinced myself.

I lasted less than 3 months. Fell in love with a 98 Cat in standard black & promptly upgraded from my NSR125RR (an awesome 1st bike).

I have been in love with my Cat for almost 18 months now (I know...I'm hardly a newbie) and covered 13000 miles. It's every bit as good as the reviews say. It gets nothing but admiration from previous owners at the lights. Surefooted, reliable, comfortable and I can honestly say it's one of the best looking bikes on the road. I always noticed others before I had my one.
We've been all over the southern counties together. I took it to the South coast of France in April, and all over the Alps in October. Pictures to follow. I live 5 mins from Aces Cafe and I can't believe I still know hardly any other bikers.
I'm keen to hear from the group + go on ride outs in the new year. For now, though.... a big hi from a proud new member! green smile
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Re: Better late than never....

Post  Panzerbuilder on Tue Nov 30 2010, 21:34

Welcome to the forum. I'm glad your enjoying the bike and by the way your using it will be pushing Stevecat for the most miles doen between MOTs. What a Face

Well maybe a not too close 2nd?
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Tue Nov 30 2010, 21:57

welcome to the site

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Post  Radar on Wed Dec 01 2010, 00:31

Welcome. I taken my Cat to the South of france and the Alps too, great bikes
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Post  andyb on Wed Dec 01 2010, 06:38

Welcome to the forum clink
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Post  Toni on Wed Dec 01 2010, 07:31

Welcome aboard great

And what a short nick "Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat" Shocked
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Post  Rosco on Wed Dec 01 2010, 08:17

Fantastic.
Very impressed with the miles covered in such a short space of time.
Glad you are enjoying the bike.

Easy site name to remember, just a bit on the long side. But hey why not go the long way round.

Welcome to the site.
Cheers
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Dec 01 2010, 13:38

Hi & welcome. Glad to hear you're riding and enjoying your thundercat There's quite a few ride-outs we do, hopefully see you on one.

You going to do the Ace Toy run on the 12th? I'm supposed to be marshalling it, but if this weather keeps up I'm not going anywhere.

Oh, and nice colour Very Happy
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Post  yamahamad on Wed Dec 01 2010, 21:21

Hi & welcome to the site.
Paul.
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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 03 2010, 01:23

Hi and Welcome , I used to live in Hanwell which isn't a million miles a way form the ACE CAFE.
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Post  Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat on Sun Dec 05 2010, 17:07

@Toni wrote:And what a short nick "Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat" Shocked
LOL...you're right! Is it possible to change it? Logging in takes at least 4 attempts just now.I can't gurantee the new one would be any less strange, but I can defo do shorter.
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Post  Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat on Sun Dec 05 2010, 17:28

@SteveCat wrote:You going to do the Ace Toy run on the 12th? I'm supposed to be marshalling it, but if this weather keeps up I'm not going anywhere.
Oh, and nice colour Very Happy
New job has me working on Saturdays, javascript:emoticonp('wall') so I can't make the Ace Toy Run. It's a fantastic idea, and I wish I could go.
I also need some repairs after it went down this week. Grabbed the front brake to avoid a car driver who suddenly pulled out. The force of the drop (at walking pace!) punched a hole in the starter clutch cover + bent the rear brake pedal. So frustrated! The 2 mile push home was no fun, either. Waiting for parts from the breaker's yard any day soon.
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Post  yamahamad on Sun Dec 05 2010, 20:56

Sorry to hear about the off. Luckily you were ok? guess so if you managed to push the bike home. Did the car driver stop, or not even realise what he/she just caused?
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Post  Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat on Mon Dec 06 2010, 23:03

@yamahamad wrote:Sorry to hear about the off. Luckily you were ok? guess so if you managed to push the bike home. Did the car driver stop, or not even realise what he/she just caused?
Yeah...he stopped, and helped me lift the bike + push it off the road. Genuinely nice guy. Gave his details, but I'm undecided what to do.

By the way thanks to everyone for all the warm welcomes!
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