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Post  Mrboss81 on Thu Dec 15 2011, 23:28

Well, this is how she looks today:




This is how I saw her on the dealership, and 5 minutes later, asked what it was necessary to have her! Love at first sight!


Got her with 15.000 kms, now she is with 26.000 kms (all done in 1 and a half year)

Got her the next day at home, no insurance, no registration changed into my name, etc, etc, etc.





Didn't bring blinkers at the back, and had to put new ones

Smoked them

Now they are a less tinted, will show up on recent photo's

Had my first accident, slided on a sidewalk entering a underground park
Got myself a microfracture in the elbow, and used a cast for a few weeks, but before that, returned home, in a lot of pain lol

Repaired her at home, only with one arm. Next, the damage, and follow up repairs














Did not paint it at home, took it to a friend, and these repairs where made along the time in vacation

Got me a HID kit

Some led's



New front tyre


New T-Cat logo, rim stickers, tinted myself the screen, and rear light made to look like a 2 light brake
Always on her with maintenance, oils, filters, changed fork oil, brake oil, new rear brake pads, cleaned and tuned carbs, the works. She Is like new in my hands


And had my trips with her, and friends


















Cheers!
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Post  yamahamad on Fri Dec 16 2011, 10:26

Nice pictures mate.

Paul.
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Post  Rosco on Fri Dec 16 2011, 10:57

Nice pictures Dário.

You did a good job of the accident repair too.

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Post  weasley on Fri Dec 16 2011, 13:10

Nice job.... and the very best colour scheme! green smile
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Post  mrfrance on Fri Dec 16 2011, 14:54

That's a lot of bottles in your garage!

Nice job Smile
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Post  Radar on Fri Dec 16 2011, 20:01

Great pictures, looks like you have enjoyed your Thundercat!
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Fri Dec 16 2011, 22:53

Very nice D.
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Post  Mrboss81 on Sun Feb 19 2012, 22:03

Well, nothing new, except a new transmission kit


And ordered the pegs from ebay. Didn't bring them when I bought her

Now I can say: 100% like new

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Post  Snowcat on Mon Feb 20 2012, 00:18

Nice bike, glad you're enjoying it and getting your hands dirty with some repairs etc, best of luck Smile

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Post  Rosco on Mon Feb 20 2012, 00:39

You got your cat's ass in the air like you just DO care.
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Post  Mrboss81 on Sun Feb 26 2012, 01:59

Upgraded tyre
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Mon Feb 27 2012, 07:18

Nice bike - er - are those bottles full Very Happy
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Post  Mrboss81 on Mon Feb 27 2012, 10:41

@Ezzy's Mum! wrote:Nice bike - er - are those bottles full Very Happy

Sorry, allready empty. You were a little bit late green smile
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Post  Mrboss81 on Tue Jul 24 2012, 01:05

Got me a new rear undertail. Love it!

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Post  Mrboss81 on Tue Jul 24 2012, 09:35

Gor me this also:


Way easier to lube the chain!
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Post  Snowcat on Tue Jul 24 2012, 10:02

Looks great, was it difficult to fit ? Pics of the transformation would be nice
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Post  Mrboss81 on Tue Jul 24 2012, 22:58

@Snowcat wrote:Looks great, was it difficult to fit ? Pics of the transformation would be nice

It wasn't "very" difficult, but it requires some ability to use professional tools, to adjust it all to the sub frame of the back. The mechanic, still made it possible to use the under the seat space to have my tool kit, keylock, and a can of product for a flat tire. Push it up a bit, dremmeled the upper part, take measurements of the place to use plastic pressure ribits (don't know if this is called like so), and used on the lower part near the shock, some original bolts to put all together. cutted all the hooks and metal parts sticking out of the fairings.

Took some time to do the plate fixation, the wiring, all soldered, and still made a plate light from an old blinker (direction change light). He was on it a entire saturday, to do all that, with an excellent finished job. I thought that would be a thing to be done like a DIY, but that was completely over it. Either you are skilled, or take it to someone who knows what is doing.

Really don't have the fabrication process, but some pics of the finished fixation points.







The entire piece, is made here about 40 kms away from where I live, fiber glass, and with the lights not in place, needed to be fitted and drilled the holes for them. They come allready with LED integrated lights, in red colour.

All of material was aprox. 140 euros (108,99 £)

Paid in total 370 euros (288£) all the parts and man power of the rear fitted, painted, and the mechanical service for the hesitation problem I had. She was there for almost 3 months, sitting in a corner waiting for the electric coils. The rest was really quick.
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Post  Mrboss81 on Fri Nov 16 2012, 13:11

Got me a double bubble. Love the less wind effect on my chest and neck. even better when I tuck at higher speeds




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Post  Rosco on Fri Nov 16 2012, 19:37

Loving the wine rack with the crutch in case you have too much and the brolly for the singing in the rain moment.

Glad you're sorted on the aero-dynamic front.
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Post  mrfrance on Fri Nov 16 2012, 20:30

Looks very neat, loving the camera!
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Post  Mrboss81 on Sat Nov 17 2012, 01:32

@Rosco wrote:Loving the wine rack with the crutch in case you have too much and the brolly for the singing in the rain moment.

Glad you're sorted on the aero-dynamic front.

It´s been there for some time, don't know why (been there since my grandmother passed away some time ago), but, never thought of that one LMAO
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Post  HEHORE on Sat Nov 17 2012, 11:05

Gotta ask , you on Xbox live ?, gears of war sticker by ya bars

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Post  Mrboss81 on Sat Nov 17 2012, 12:23

@HEHORE wrote:Gotta ask , you on Xbox live ?, gears of war sticker by ya bars

It´s not a sticker. It´s a key chain lol

Perks of working in a Game store here, and yes, i´m on xbox live. Play sometimes gears, a lot of forza, and pgr4. Never change playing these games. Online, gears is not my preference, i'm a sitting duck.

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Post  Radar on Sun Nov 18 2012, 00:24

Some good upgrades there and I am loving the 'wine wall'..!
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Post  Mrboss81 on Mon Nov 19 2012, 23:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m-jT-hiS4lY

Sorry for some boring minutes here (first 3 are very boring), it was very cold, and stopped a few times, noticed on the cuts off the vid. last 3 or 4 minutes are almost night time. First attempts on sound as well, and trying out the new bubble installed for recording purposes
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