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Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  Stew36_uk on Sat Oct 29 2011, 14:37

Hi guys I have just looked @ a 2001 Thundercat in blue, 2 owners, 8500 miles. The guy was asking £2200 for it, wow I was dissappointed when I went to view it as the pics looked great. I think it needs taking to pieces & having a good clean especially the rear end. Front mudguard broken (disc lock) can be repaired as he has the broken piece. Forks are quite pitted rear swingarm could do with a paint & it doesn`t look like the guy knows what oiling the chain means. I think it could clean up ok, panels seem ok what are your views on this & prices? I thought £1200 as it needs a fair bit of work.
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  Stew36_uk on Sat Oct 29 2011, 15:33

Any thoughts would be great.
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  weasley on Sat Oct 29 2011, 16:32

£1,200 is pretty low, you'd do well to get it under £2k, maybe £1,800?
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  Stew36_uk on Sat Oct 29 2011, 18:02

Ive already agreed £1200, taking it out for a test ride tomorrow morning.
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Post  SteveCat on Sat Oct 29 2011, 18:10

I think that £1200 is prob a good price for the condition, strange though he dropped a grand - maybe been trying to sell for a while.

Mudguards come up on eBay and can be less than a repair & paint
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  Stew36_uk on Sat Oct 29 2011, 18:20

Its been on sale for @ least a month, luckily I have a spare repaired front mudguard but it is in a dark blue colour scheme from a 96 model, happy days you seen the price of that paint.
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  argento on Sat Oct 29 2011, 18:40

if it hasn't been looked after i wouldn't bother, there's always another bike. just warn us where that one was may save someone a trip
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  HEHORE on Sun Oct 30 2011, 21:54

£1200 is a very low price for a cat with such low milage, and buy the sound of it , it is not looked after very well, i would say skip it , especially if he's willing to drop £1000 off the price

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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  Panzerbuilder on Mon Oct 31 2011, 10:46

Ditto.

Any MOTs backing up the mileage? Plus is it standard or any aftermarket stuff on it? Eg stainless exhaust system.

I bought mine for £1800 with 15K on the clock in Feb 2010. A good clean bike with all previous MOTs and a full ss system.
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Re: Price for a 2001 Thundercat

Post  bobh on Mon Oct 31 2011, 19:41

Thundercats (and Yamahas in general) can do massive mileages. The main thing is that they need regular oil and filter changes and other tlc.

I'd definitely go for condition over mileage. At £1200 you'd think you'll have a reasonable amount of change to spend getting it up to scratch. But a chain and sprockets, re-chromed fork legs, etc. can soon eat into that. Any original exhaust downpipes are going to be on their last legs, particularly if the bike's been used in winter. Calipers will seize if not kept clean, which may lead to warped discs.

So, if you know what you're looking for, you could get a bargain. If not, it could be a money pit.

Good luck!
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