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Post  andy600r on Mon Jan 02 2012, 22:13

Hi all,
first of all congratulations on a superb site, found loads of things very use full.
The cats my first big bike and ive had it for about 4 months now and i absolutely love it.
Its going to be the first summer on her just a few things to buy before hand, chain & sprocket, tyres, brake pads. Id like to hear what people recommend as im new to this and dont want to be ripped off by garage fees.
anyways enough babbling have a super 2012.

Andy.
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Jan 02 2012, 22:41

Hello & Welcome Andy,

You'll find a wealth of info and advice heading your way i'm sure.

Happy New Year. Maybe we'll see you on one of the ride outs in 2012 great
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Post  ellie on Mon Jan 02 2012, 22:54

Hi Andy!

Welcome to the site, Ride safely x

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Post  Rosco on Tue Jan 03 2012, 02:29

Hi Andy

Welcome aboard.
Lots of folks on here have had lots of different tyres.
Some swear at them and some swear buy them!
I've had Michelin road pilot 2's (3's supposedly even better) and also Avon Storm 2 Ultra's.
Both had pretty good longevity ( ok maybe not my last rear tyre but that's another story)
Both had great dry and wet grip.
Both were more than capable on the track days i did.

Unfortunately both are quite expensive.

I'm probably sticking with the storms one more time but might try the road pilot 3's.

Chain - go for an x ring (gold?). I went for DID and it's been solid.

Sprockets - could consider less teeth on front sprocket and / or more teeth on rear to give better acceleration albeit at the expensive of top end speed and probably a little bit of mpg.
I honestly can't remember exactly what I changed mine to but I'm happy with the acceleration now and don't really care for top end speed.

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Post  greencat on Tue Jan 03 2012, 20:52

Hi Andy,

Welcome to the site. It's been a few years since I had my 'cat so a bit out of touch old with the latest replacement parts, however:
Tyres - always had Bridgestones and never regretted it
Chain - DID gold chain, likewise and it looks great (Ross won't be able to tell you what colour it is!)
Sprockets - always bought in a set with the chain
Pads - ECB sintered brake pads

Have a look here for prices.

Pads are easy to replace yourself, chain can be done too, but tyres need to be done by the experts. None of these things take a lot of time to do, but if you want them all doing decide on the tyre, chain/sprocket & pads you want and get an all in price incl fitting from a couple of places. Can't recommend anywhere on the north bank; can recommend some on the south bank if you want a rideout.

Hope you get sorted and, once you are, perhaps you can meet up with some of us in Lincolnshire?

Cheers,
Chris

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Jan 04 2012, 20:59

Hi Andy,

I'm just down the road in Hull and commute to BAE Systems, sometimes on the bike, just like today. You may have heard me at 7:30ish down skillings lane!

Only had to change my tyres and I fitted Maxis on front and rear. No issues for me but then again i dont push it too much.

Chain and brakes were done when I bought it nearly two years ago. Just to confirm Its a great bike.

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Post  billyw on Thu Jan 05 2012, 10:48

Hi Andy and welcome.

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Post  andy600r on Thu Jan 05 2012, 23:08

hi all

Havnt heard you yet rich but will keep my ear out haha,
ive got a DID chain on order as recommended and going to a garage so what price they quote me for all brands of tyres and see what the difference is from me ordering them online.
thankyou for the welcome everyone Thumb

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Post  past-it on Fri Jan 06 2012, 00:46

Welcome to the site Andy, enjoy the Cat.
I've ended up staying with Michelin Pilot Road 2's.

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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sun Jan 08 2012, 10:38

Hi Andy, welcome to the site

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