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Post  Wowey on Tue May 01 2012, 18:18

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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 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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Post  davie150 on Wed May 02 2012, 11:50

@Wowey wrote: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.

I had exactly the same problem this weekend, I could not get the tank pad to fit so that it was flush with pad around the cap area, I also had to trim a bit off near the seat clamp as the thickness of pad prevented seat from fitting in to place.

I have not put any adhesives or silicons on at moment to secure pad, as I am not happy with the way it is sitting

Could you send me a link to where you bought petrol cap surround from

edit: sorry replied to first mention of cap, then read rest of thread afterwards Embarassed


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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 13:01

so you got the linky? ok
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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 13:07

they come in different colours too.



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Post  Guest on Wed May 02 2012, 17:28

ok I'm being nosey here.
these cost about £350?
did you have to pay customs tax?
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Post  doogs on Wed May 02 2012, 19:14

Very nice looking cat . left thumb up
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Post  Wowey on Wed May 02 2012, 20:53

No tax. once youve bought, youre receiving a gift from a friend in china, worth about £150 ;-)
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Post  Klitcat on Fri May 04 2012, 08:06

You have very nice bike wowey
Are yellow bits broke. Do you sell yellow bits and how much.
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Post  Wowey on Fri May 04 2012, 13:34

The yellow is tired and seat panels at paint shop. Is there a particular piece you need
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Post  TomCom on Fri May 04 2012, 15:33

look amazing tongue
i think i will change my Black Cat to yellow tongue
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Post  conyermud on Fri May 04 2012, 19:55

Wow fella, that cat looks great......
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Post  Wowey on Sun May 06 2012, 11:17

No biking for me this weekend, split my head open and dogs had an operation!
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Post  billyw on Sun May 06 2012, 13:28

Oh dear - are the two related?
Hope you and the dog are feeling better soon.
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Post  Wowey on Sun May 06 2012, 13:39

No not related. Dog had an unexpected op on his ear, and my tailgate struts decided not to work and came back down with a bang!

Mine


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Post  billyw on Sun May 06 2012, 18:32

Oh both look painful, hope you are able to get both a crash helmet and riding one on very soon.
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Post  Wowey on Sun May 06 2012, 19:18

hey you know if i didnt have bad luck i wouldnt have any!
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Post  Klitcat on Tue May 08 2012, 00:20

Your head and dog look nasty sore.
My girlfriend not let me spend more money on thudercat so no shop for me for your bits.
Hope head and dog get fix soon.

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Post  stephenbalmer on Fri May 18 2012, 14:48

Oh wow!! Sorry to see your head, but hope it is on the mend now.

Can I ask where you got the fairings from - which supplier - which ebay link?

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Post  Wowey on Fri May 18 2012, 20:55

I will have a look for you. if you search on ebay for thundercat fairings, i think the sellers name is similar to "neverland" but will have to check. im just on my phone at the min surfing the net.
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Post  Snowcat on Fri May 18 2012, 21:13

Liking the carbon fibre on the yolk Emms, is that transfer and if so where from, must invest Wink
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Post  Wowey on Fri May 18 2012, 21:17

Its again off ebay but it IS carbon fibre so was twenty quid. Just search for yoke covers. X
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