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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 18:18

hi guys, as you know ive been made redundant. I did ponder on buying a new bike, (another bike, not new). But decided until i get a job the moneys best staying for living off!

soooo as all my panels were mismatched, broken, scraped, tired (although looked ok from a distance), decided to send off to china for a new set. (This was my fave scheme same as Mac Jocks)

It was deffo a job i needed help with as it didnt quite fit the bike easily, but we got there in the end.

I had bought the levers off ebay, very happy with those along with grips, yoke nut, oil cap. I also bought it a couple of necessary bits that you cant see, i.e. new rear brake pads for starters. hopefully the bike engine will last me but if not, my dad will prob change the engine for me.

Ive prob spent about £400 in all but still cheaper than going out and buying another bike at this time of year.

enjoy ......



















just need to re spray my hugger

Very Happy


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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 18:23

i also bought a black petrol cap surround from them which comes with risers and longer screws so the petrol hole is now flush with the tank cover. again a bit of tweeking here and there but well worth it for that professional finish. i didnt want it to look shabby and up close it does not.
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Post  0ldcat on Tue May 01 2012, 18:31

Very Nice Emm left thumb up

Gotta redesign yer sig now tho too Smile
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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 18:33

i know!
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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 18:38

also a bit of red to add to the seat cowl, havent decided if im going to keep that on or not
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Post  mrfrance on Tue May 01 2012, 18:40

Nice one! Looks stunning! ....got my seat today by the way Emm, looks great on the cat! Just got to do some tweaking with the vinyl wrap and good polish then I'm put some pics up!

Again, well done on the makeover x
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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 18:45



Looking forward to pics of my seat on your cat mr france. (ooooeeerrr)
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Post  MrNutt on Tue May 01 2012, 19:07

thats a really cool looking bike! I really like that.

Do you have a link for the levers?

were they easy to fit?


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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 19:16

Levers went straight on and took 2 weeks tops to arrive. I will get you the link in a mo
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Post  ScoldedCat on Tue May 01 2012, 19:26

Looks fantastic, It's amazing how easily you can have a completely different looking bike! clink
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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 19:27

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Post  Mac jock on Tue May 01 2012, 20:05

Twins!!!!! Only their parents can tell them aparts (except the wheels & reg no) Very Happy

You'll need to give me the details of the fuel cap fix please!
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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 20:32

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tank-Gas-Cap-Yamaha-YZF-R1-R6-600R-Thundercat-/261012895388?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item3cc594b69c

petrol cap cover. You get two rubber risers, and two sets of screws depending on how high you need it but i've now got mine flush with top of new tank cover with both rubbers on. I am not scared of my petrol being nicked, i mean when would it be nicked unless its at your home but if you'd rather have a key then its no good.

To me a key is a hindrence, i actually prefer the keyless cap.
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Post  Rosco on Tue May 01 2012, 20:55

Lovely job Emms.

If you want to share.....what costs???

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Post  ellie on Tue May 01 2012, 21:35

Must admit I have a soft spot for the Kenny Roberts rep but looks like you've made a good job of your bike!

Well done, looking good!


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Post  Radar on Tue May 01 2012, 21:56

Cost effective way of giving your bike a fresh look...good work!
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Post  yamahamad on Tue May 01 2012, 23:38

Excellent work em, beautiful looking bike.

Let me know if you are up for a ride out if the rain ever stops.

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Post  Snowcat on Wed May 02 2012, 00:12

Superb look you got there, like was said earlier you need a new signature now but small price to pay for all your hard work.

Like Paul said up for a ride out in the future you're not a million miles away in west yorks the three of us should get something arranged Smile

Good to see things looking up a bit Wink
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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 06:58

Yeah would love to meet some other cat owners
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Post  ellie on Wed May 02 2012, 07:30

Wowey wrote:Yeah would love to meet some other cat owners


There's a few great rideouts planned this year Emm.
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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 07:51

I know but im restricted to how long im out as i have 2 dogs n a horse. A full day is most i can manage
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Post  sir digby on Wed May 02 2012, 08:42

Really great looking bike emm you have put the wow in wowey iam going to the car and bike show in ripon on sunday lunch time if you want to come and show the beast off
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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 09:58

ooo sounds interesting!
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Post  ellie on Wed May 02 2012, 10:06

Did you do it yourself Emm or did your OH do it? Because you've made a good job of it as not everyone can afford a new bike, good way of sprucing up an old bike and making it last a bit longer.

Well done chuck.
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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 10:09

i did 90% but it wasnt a perfect fit so needed two sets of hands for some tweeking, bending, fixing!
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