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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:51

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Hey all, Well suppose I'd better tell you a little about me, I'm Kev 36 from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, just got into biking and currently doing my D.A.S, Passed Module One with no minors (stroke of luck), got module two next Wednesday (fingers crossed), anyway after weeks of looking at various bikes I made the decision to buy myself a Thundercat, Its a 96 with 32k on the clock and I'm collecting it on Saturday, I'm newish to the area I'm living in and looking to meet up with fellow bikers for a ride out or just a chat. I may have the Mrs with me if she braves the pillion role.

I've included a couple of pics, hope this is ok with the site mods etc...





Can't wait to get it home now.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Apr 01 2012, 19:55

Hi all spent a little time with the old polish today (2 hours), so thought I'd post a few extra pics up.....





I also have a question regarding the tank protector.. I want to replace it with a carbon effect one because the original is a horrible dull grey colour, and as been applies twisted, what's the best way to go about removing the old one and the sticky residue it leaves behind..

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Post  greencat on Sun Apr 01 2012, 20:18

Usually it's a case of applying some heat with a hair-dryer (don't use a hot air paint stripper - too hot!) and slowly peeling it off. Try getting most of the 'glue' off by heating it up and rubbing it off with a cloth or scraping it with a plastic non-scratch tool. If that fails then you need to use a solvent, and probably will anyway to remove the last traces. Try white spirit first - carefully and cautiously apply using a piece of cloth to see if that does the job. Don't let it dribble down into the bike. Let us know how you get on.

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Post  Cheshirecat on Mon Apr 02 2012, 14:49

@greencat wrote:Usually it's a case of applying some heat with a hair-dryer (don't use a hot air paint stripper - too hot!) and slowly peeling it off. Try getting most of the 'glue' off by heating it up and rubbing it off with a cloth or scraping it with a plastic non-scratch tool. If that fails then you need to use a solvent, and probably will anyway to remove the last traces. Try white spirit first - carefully and cautiously apply using a piece of cloth to see if that does the job. Don't let it dribble down into the bike. Let us know how you get on.



Cheers mate,

Well I used the hair dryer, but ended up using white spirit to remove glue residue, then used loads of mer polish and its come up a treat, really pleased with the result, got a carbon effect one to replace the dull grey one. I just can't wait to pass Mod 2 now on Wednesday (fingers crossed) so I can get out and ride the lovely beast, Well see what you reckon I think I got a near perfect finish.....

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Post  frazmcfraggle on Mon Apr 02 2012, 16:30

Welcome and good job getting the protector off. All the best with Mod 2 Thumb
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Post  Big sy on Mon Apr 02 2012, 17:31

Hi and welcome to the site!

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Post  yamahamad on Mon Apr 02 2012, 21:58

Hi & welcome to the site. Best of luck with test.

Paul.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 09:04

Well its Mod 2 day and its blowing a gale and snow could be on the way just hope they don't cancel it on me, fingers crossed for a pass, bike as been cleaned insured and its begging to be out on the road now....
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 09:12

Hope you are able to get out and all goes well wink thumb up
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Post  stevemcc on Wed Apr 04 2012, 11:47

Best of luck to you matey. If you mastered the MOD1 the MOD2 should be a breeze especially if you know the area, just take it easy and enjoy!

I did mine in the pouring rain in November and the examiner and trainee followed in a car which I liked as he couldnt hear me missing the odd gear and seriously over revving the poor little ER5s engine, as well as loosing him a couple of times which killed some time.

I myself was a late starter and I'm seriously loving every minute of it.
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Post  Dai-San on Wed Apr 04 2012, 12:43

Good luck bud.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 12:47

Cancelled due to weather conditions, gutted re-booked for 16th
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 13:01

Oh no, think it's going to be a long 12 days :(
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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 13:32

@SteveCat wrote:Oh no, think it's going to be a long 12 days :(


Yeah longest 12 Days of my Life probs, but will be worth the wait fingers crossed...
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Post  Snowcat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 13:50

Damn unlucky Kev, really sorry about that mate, hope the next 12 days fly by and you're out and about on no time, I'm waiting for that ride out Smile
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Post  past-it on Wed Apr 04 2012, 14:16

Welcome to the site, remember good things come to those who wait, best of luck on the 16th. Slightly of the topic but on track so to speak, if you need a good workshop or riding advice there's a good workshop in your area,

http://www.twowheelworkshop.com/find_us.html

follow the racing link aswell. They do there own race bikes.

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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Apr 04 2012, 19:37

@past-it wrote:Welcome to the site, remember good things come to those who wait, best of luck on the 16th. Slightly of the topic but on track so to speak, if you need a good workshop or riding advice there's a good workshop in your area,

http://www.twowheelworkshop.com/find_us.html

follow the racing link aswell. They do there own race bikes.

Yeah I used that place for my 125, they set the carb up for me.

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Post  Cheshirecat on Mon Apr 16 2012, 21:28

Just a quick update, I passed Mod 2 (yay)
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Post  billyw on Mon Apr 16 2012, 21:44

Congratulations mate, well done and enjoy.
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Post  frazmcfraggle on Mon Apr 16 2012, 21:59

Get in clink

Well done that man, now get out there and enjoy the Cat - stay safe great
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Apr 16 2012, 22:24

Well done, congrats
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Post  past-it on Mon Apr 16 2012, 22:26

Top man Go out and enjoy

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Post  seancat on Mon Apr 16 2012, 22:31

Well done chap!
Great feeling isnt it?!! great
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Post  Rosco on Mon Apr 16 2012, 22:39

Result......congratulations.
You'll no doubt be smiling like a big smiley cat type thing. Very Happy
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Post  TomCom on Mon Apr 16 2012, 22:42

AMAZING (good is not yellow tongue)
I never gonna sell my T-Cat
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Post  Cheshirecat on Mon Apr 16 2012, 23:13

Thanks for all your messages Guys

And yes I do have a Smile like a Cheshire Cat....
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Post  ellie on Mon Apr 16 2012, 23:27

Well done you!! Great feeling!


@TomCom wrote:AMAZING (good is not yellow tongue)
I never gonna sell my T-Cat

Is yellow a little too quick for you Tom? green smile
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