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Post  westy on Fri Feb 17 2012, 10:28

Hello everyone,

Just thought i would say a quick hello instead of just hiding in the wings and hoovering up the vast quantity of cat knowledge you find once you register!

Haven't passed my bike test yet (Module 1 booked for the 28th of this month green smile ) and i have been giving serious thought to the thundercat as my first bike.

Should be going to look at an S reg one today/early next week. I'll let you know how it goes!

~Ben





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Post  0ldcat on Fri Feb 17 2012, 10:36

Welcome Ben and hello,

Good luck with mod 1 and then 2 Thumb

The Cat is an excellent choice as a first bike ~ but then we're a bit bias green smile .

Good hunting for your bike and if you get one stick a pic or two up in the "nice bike" section great

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Post  SteveCat on Fri Feb 17 2012, 10:37

Hi Ben, welcome - thought I heard the Hoover going Laughing

All the best with your Mod 1 and with the S reg.
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Post  greencat on Fri Feb 17 2012, 11:10

Hi Ben,

Welcome to the site. Glad to hear you've been checking us out before sticking your head above the parapet - always a good move on here! Shocked

Right then. Here's your homework for the next few months:
  1. Mod 1 (28th Feb)
  2. Mod 2 (March)
  3. Buy a Thundercat (March/April)
  4. Get some miles (April/May)
  5. Bishops Castle rideout (25th May) It's on your doorstep you can't not go Very Happy

Something to aim for?

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Post  Big sy on Fri Feb 17 2012, 11:42

Hi and welcome to the forum!

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Post  westy on Fri Feb 17 2012, 11:52

greencat wrote:Hi Ben,

Welcome to the site. Glad to hear you've been checking us out before sticking your head above the parapet - always a good move on here! Shocked

Right then. Here's your homework for the next few months:
  1. Mod 1 (28th Feb)
  2. Mod 2 (March)
  3. Buy a Thundercat (March/April)
  4. Get some miles (April/May)
  5. Bishops Castle rideout (25th May) It's on your doorstep you can't not go Very Happy

Something to aim for?

Couldn't of guessed my timings any better!
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Post  Snowcat on Fri Feb 17 2012, 14:26

Hi Ben welcome to the forum, good luck with your mod 1 & 2. I only passed mine in November and bought the cat about a month before, it was agony having it sat in the garage but not able to ride it but a good motivator to get passed.

And a cat is a fantastic first bike, you could call me biased but I did a lot of research, both on here but also speaking to biker friends and my instructors, the cat is very fast but also very forgiving, it'll allow you to learn at your own pace and be ready to test you when you think you've learned something new.

I couldn't be happier and can't see myself on anything else for the foreseeable future.
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Post  billyw on Fri Feb 17 2012, 15:22

Hi Ben and welcome.

Good luck with Mods 1&2 and with your cat-hunt.

Cheers
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Post  westy on Fri Feb 17 2012, 17:06

Thanks very much again, yeah i'm scared of buying one too early and have it sat there begging to be ridden!

If my cat-hunt is successful and I have my licence by May, i'd love to come along to the ride-out down in Bishops Castle, it's only 20 miles away! (and with some cracking road in between) so i am told... tongue


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Post  Panzerbuilder on Fri Feb 17 2012, 17:07

Hi and welcome Ben.

Good luck with the test and cat hunt!

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Post  Rosco on Fri Feb 17 2012, 17:43

Hi Ben

Welcome and good luck with the plan(s).

Cheers
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Post  mrfrance on Sun Feb 19 2012, 21:28

Hi & welcome Ben, hope to see you at BC Very Happy

Good luck

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Post  westy on Tue Feb 21 2012, 09:15

Thanks again all for the warm welcome.

Update on the bike situation, went to have a look at a work colleagues 1999 Cat... and bought it green smile
Needs a little TLC as its been stored for 3 years or so, plenty of time for that before my mod2 though!

I'll get some pictures in the "Nice Bike" Section once its clean and had its service.

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Post  greencat on Tue Feb 21 2012, 09:59

Congratulations. great

Item 3 done already. And well before the deadline!

Keep up the good work and let us know how you get on with the rest of the homework. Ask away if you have any questions on the bike.

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Post  ellie on Tue Feb 21 2012, 10:36

Hi Ben! Well done on the superb purchase!

Whereabouts in Shropshire are you from?

Enjoy the forum

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Post  Snowcat on Tue Feb 21 2012, 10:48

Nice one on the purchase, you won't be disappointed and the chaps on here will answer any questions you have
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Post  Rampers on Tue Feb 21 2012, 15:18

Welcome Ben,
Must say you have made a good choice there I love my cat and don't think I will be changing it anytime soon....

Hope you pass with colours mate

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Post  westy on Tue Feb 21 2012, 18:05

Cheers everyone, yeah I spoke to few of my rider mates about what bike to buy after i passed. A lot of bikes were talked about but when i mentioned the cat everyone said "yeah, you will get bored of the *divvy, sv, er-5* pretty damm quick. The cat will keep you entertained for much longer".

@Ellie: Shrewsbury born & bred! and thank you!
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Post  Dai-San on Tue Feb 21 2012, 18:22

Hi mate,

As everyone has said before, great choice of Bike. I've ridden mainly streetfighters and Hardtail chops over the past 30 or so years and I can honestly say that this is probably the best all rounder I have ever owned.

You're only down the road from me (I'm in Market Drayton) so if you need any help etc, or someone to go for a ride with once you pass (notice the confidence there Wink ) just give me a shout.
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Post  robertcains on Tue Feb 21 2012, 19:06

Hi Westy from another Shrewsbury born & bred.
Moved to Derbyshire a couple of years ago after falling for a biker bird but still get down on the bike now & again to see family & run the BC rideout. Maybe catch u there Thumb
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Post  ellie on Tue Feb 21 2012, 19:31

@Ellie: Shrewsbury born & bred!

Oh no, not another monner! How bisty!!
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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Feb 21 2012, 21:21

Hiya
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Post  westy on Tue Feb 21 2012, 23:30

Yep sorry, heavy use of "mon" included with sale...
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Post  ScoldedCat on Wed Feb 22 2012, 09:21

Welcome from another Newbie! clink
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Post  westy on Tue Feb 28 2012, 15:17

Homework done nicely! Module 1 passed this morning. Very Happy

Should have a date for my Module 2 by the end of the week, then the cat will be going in for its MOT ready to go back on the road! Shocked
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