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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:30

Hi All,

I'm 20 and just bought my first big bike. '97 Cat with Beowulf can, seat with attached cowl and after market seat fairings, and a black screen. Also got datatags and evo alarm for good measure (although I hear they can drive you nuts!)

Oh yeah and I got all the stock stuff and the stock and a micron can! All in all seems a pretty good deal!

Picking her up on Saturday and can't wait to get out on the road! Haven't ridden for a year since I sold my Suzuki Intruder 125! My bro has a bandit 600 and test rode the Cat and he only got to 30 an was grinning!

Nice to meet you all and hope to see you on the open road!

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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  SteveCat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:34

Hi and welcome.

You be pleased to hear the 'Cat does a bit more than 30 Very Happy

Whereabouts in East Sussex are you?
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Post  sir digby on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:35

welcome chap loads of info and wisdom on here pal good set of people too
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Post  littlecat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:36

welcome to the forum, you will love the cat, just dont get too heavy handed lol, always remember these cats bite hard .
what colour is yours?
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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  0ldcat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:38

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Check out the "Something for the Weekend" section for annual ride-outs if you're up for a meet n greet.

Also the southern chapter are in the early stages of sorting a run down your way sometime soon.

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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:42

I'll check it out thanks!

Haven't given her a name yet but she's the red and black front with white tail. The previous owner bought a pair of black tail fairings so its all red and black now Smile So the same as littlecat's but with black at the back
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Post  littlecat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:49

nice, pics as soon as you fetch her home please Smile
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:07

will do!
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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  kwakkat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:41

well come to the nut house lol you,l soon be grinning too after you rode her
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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  mrfrance on Tue Jun 21 2011, 21:27

Welcome mate, you should definitely join in one of the Meets/rideouts, I just came back from the Bishops Castle ride out (Wales) Great bunch of people to be with and some awesome roads to be tried and tested!! Smile
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 21:29

yeah sounds great! can't wait for my bike now!
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Post  yamahamad on Tue Jun 21 2011, 21:50

Hey & welcome. Great bike & great forum.
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Post  ellie on Tue Jun 21 2011, 21:59

Welcome chap, ride safe.

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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  Stewbacca on Wed Jun 22 2011, 12:38

Does anyody know where I can rent a bike trailer in sussex? Thanks in advance!
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Jun 22 2011, 12:54

how about Winner Trailers, or maybe a bike shop may be interested in a rental
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Post  Stewbacca on Wed Jun 22 2011, 12:56

Winners too far thanks Smile Managed to get one from a friend of my mums! Cheers
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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  greencat on Thu Jun 23 2011, 01:57

Hi Stew,

Welcome to the site. I hope you find things friendly and helpful here.
Post up a pic of the bike as soon as you can.
Oh, and we're still recruiting for the Taste of Lincolnshire in Sept so if you fancy a group ride out come and join us. Very Happy

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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  Rosco on Fri Jun 24 2011, 08:44

Hi Stewbacca

Welcome to the forum.
Good luck with the new bike.

I went from a bandit600 to the thundercat and although they are both 600's it was night and day.

Treat her with a lot of respect and get lots of experience.
Low speed control ( and emergency manouvres in a wide open space) in an industrial estate is well worth the effort and should do wonders for confidence.

Take it nice and easy (to start with at least)

Ride safe & Enjoy
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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  Stewbacca on Sun Jun 26 2011, 10:05

Picked up my lovely Cat yesterday and the ride is AMAZING!! corners are a breeze and it;s really responsive. Loving it!

I will post pics when I get a sunny afternoon so maybe today!

I did have a problem with leaking coolant but it seems the filler cap had come loose, and then I filled it too high so it was spewing out the overflow wall
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Post  Stewbacca on Thu Jun 30 2011, 22:14

Trying to post pics.. the how to says to put it into my personal gallery? Where is that!? My old phone has not camera so got some good pics now but can't load them!

Thanks Smile
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Re: New Cat in sunny ol' Sussex

Post  0ldcat on Thu Jun 30 2011, 22:34

Read the posts (all of 'em), in this LINK , and you should be right.
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Post  Stewbacca on Thu Jun 30 2011, 23:26

Thanks Oldcat. I saw that but was trying to do the 'upload to my gallery' part. Ended up photobucketing it Smile

So here she is!!

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Post  robertcains on Fri Jul 01 2011, 07:09

That looks a lovely example, very clean great
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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 09 2011, 21:42

They ar esuch good looking bikes , your's looks really shiney ! Welcome to the house of fun !
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