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Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  alext on Mon Mar 07 2011, 11:46

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I've just bought myself a P reg thundercat. Cant actually ride it as I haven't got my license yet, but got my CBT on Friday, then module 1 on mon and if I pass I start module 2 on tuesday so hopefully be riding it soon!

I know absolutely nothing about motorbikes so was wondering if there is anything I need to know maintenance wise? I've been starting it every few days to keep the battery charged, but ny the time I get my license it will have been parked up for the best part of a month, anything I need to be aware of such as brakes etc??

Also when I start it from cold I have to give it a bit of choke, and if I rev it to quick it cuts out. Is this normal??

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick, like I say I'm a complete novice!
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  greencat on Tue Mar 15 2011, 21:20

Congratulations! great

Nothing like the feeling of passing your bike test. Nearly there.
Keep up the good work.

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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  yamahamad on Tue Mar 15 2011, 22:03

Nice one mate well done.
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  Gedcat on Tue Mar 15 2011, 22:25

good job mate, mod 2 is easier, just imagine you are on a ride with instructor but its easier because they pick up everything where as the examiner just puts it down to nerves, good luck
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  Radar on Tue Mar 15 2011, 22:33

Well done and good luck with the next stage.

Enjoy the cat, and just take it steady at first
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  stretchie_ on Wed Mar 16 2011, 12:11

@alext wrote:Booked mod 2 test next friday so hopefully be taking the cat out soon!

Congrats, you mean Friday 18th or 25th?

We'll get you out on it soon and have to find a central place to arrange a meet for all the Bristol/Gloucester/Wiltshire people so we can say hello. Infact, I feel a thread coming on.
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  alext on Wed Mar 16 2011, 18:02

@stretchie_ wrote:
@alext wrote:Booked mod 2 test next friday so hopefully be taking the cat out soon!

Congrats, you mean Friday 18th or 25th?

We'll get you out on it soon and have to find a central place to arrange a meet for all the Bristol/Gloucester/Wiltshire people so we can say hello. Infact, I feel a thread coming on.

25th. I'll def be up for a meet, my intstructor took me out on a nice twisty road yesterday and I loved it. I'm pretty slow on the bends though so I'll probably be right at the back!!
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  stretchie_ on Mon Mar 21 2011, 23:10

It's getting closer....
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  alext on Wed Mar 23 2011, 00:08

Yeah not long now, hoping for a nice sunny day Friday.
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  MrSlightlyoffWhite on Wed Mar 23 2011, 15:40

Best of luck for Friday, here's hoping for a nice sunny day!!!
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Good Luck!

Post  rachbrown on Fri Mar 25 2011, 07:02

Good luck on your test today, will keep my fingers crossed for you x

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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Fri Mar 25 2011, 08:22

sunny here - good luck!
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  alext on Fri Mar 25 2011, 13:13

Thank you, passed with 2 minors, well pleased!! Just sorted the insurance, the un is out, I'm off for a spin!
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  billyw on Fri Mar 25 2011, 13:21

Congrats, well done on both passing and being brave enough to tell us all when it was happening!
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  Panzerbuilder on Fri Mar 25 2011, 14:12

Well done and congrats.

Enjoy the ride and be safe. great

I have one for you tonight. clink
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  SteveCat on Fri Mar 25 2011, 14:35

Congrats, enjoy Very Happy
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  yamahamad on Fri Mar 25 2011, 16:37

Well done, ride safe & enjoy.
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  0ldcat on Fri Mar 25 2011, 17:23

Bloody well done indeedy mate . . . .

Ride Safe and enjoy great
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  alext on Fri Mar 25 2011, 19:14

@billyw wrote:Congrats, well done on both passing and being brave enough to tell us all when it was happening!

I know, didn't really think that one through. I stuck it on Facebook as well for an extra bit of pressure! I've been out for a good few hours today, stalled it a couple of times and Im pretty slow on the bends, might have to get myself some "P" plates!!

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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  Radar on Fri Mar 25 2011, 19:49

Well done, glad you are enjoying yourself.

Just ride and the confidence and pace will build in time, enjoy gaining the knowledge and dont push too hard too soon
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  robertcains on Fri Mar 25 2011, 21:50

Many congratulations indeed clink

Might see you on one of our rideouts soon Wink
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Re: Hello, new owner in Bristol

Post  stretchie_ on Mon Mar 28 2011, 10:56

Wayhay, good on you.

Can sort out a meeting now, unfortunately we a re moving in a week or so so won't be right away and don't have time to come out for blast either
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