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Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  ian505050 on Wed May 23 2012, 22:09





Just picked up my first thundercat and i am loving the bike so far but have a few issues that i though you good people may be able to help me with.

1.) I want to replace the headlight and sidelight bulb with an osram night rider and white LED sidelight bulb, How do i get to the sidelight bulb?

2.) None of my display lights up at night? Could all the bulbs have blown? How many and what type are the before i start stripping it down. Maybe a blown fuse?

3.)How do you cope with the attention from the ladies when you have such a good looking bike?
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  weasley on Wed May 23 2012, 22:19

It is more than likely that the dash lights have all gone - I replaced all four of mine last weekend. You can do it without too much dismantling but it is easier to just whip off all the 'inner' panels from the cockpit and take the screen off - give you good access to the headlight too.

However, an LED sidelight may not work well as the bulb points straight up - you need a bulb that shines out sideways.
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  ian505050 on Wed May 23 2012, 22:24

@weasley wrote:It is more than likely that the dash lights have all gone - I replaced all four of mine last weekend. You can do it without too much dismantling but it is easier to just whip off all the 'inner' panels from the cockpit and take the screen off - give you good access to the headlight too.

However, an LED sidelight may not work well as the bulb points straight up - you need a bulb that shines out sideways.

Thanks for such a fast reply.

What bulbs are fitted to the dash? 501s?

I was thinking of fitting this as the main sidelight bulb http://www.ultra-leds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/u50113w.jpg
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Mapman on Wed May 23 2012, 23:27

Welcome to the forum mate. What a cracking looking bike there mate. I reckon you'd get plenty of attention from the lads as well as the lassies with that fine steed Cool

In response to your Q's.

1. I wouldn't bother changing the sidelight bulb as per above.

2. Check this thread - all you need to know about the dash bulbs is here.

3. Easy - ask them if they want a ride naughty

Mapman.
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Wooster on Thu May 24 2012, 00:06

Brave man, given the tax dodging Cadbury have been getting up to. green smile

Forby that, it's a really tidy looking bike you snagged yourself (I'm a wee bit jealous). Cool
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Rosco on Thu May 24 2012, 04:19

Oh yeah baby - The BourneVille Identity.

After the disaster that was the chocolate teapot Mr Cadbury finally got something right.

Thundercat and chocolate - my two favourite things.

Lovely bike you've got yourself there.
Almost good enough to eat Wink

Cheers
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  ellie on Thu May 24 2012, 06:23

Lovely looking bike!

Welcome BTW

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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  littlecat on Thu May 24 2012, 07:23

hi and welcome, very nice Cat you have there
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  0ldcat on Thu May 24 2012, 08:18

Welcome to the forum Ian,

Nice Bike

As mentioned above, have a look in the Workshop,pitstop area. You'll find a wealth of info about all sorts of solutions to probs there, including your lighting Qs.

We have a bit of a bash going on this weekend if you have the time. Pop along and say hello personally like. You'll get a warm welcome left thumb up

Cheers
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  greencat on Thu May 24 2012, 08:59

Ohh, nice looking bike! Set off perfectly against a field of rape. sunny
A chocolate motorcycle - who'd have thought!

Welcome to the site. Hope you get answers to all your questions - you should do.

There's a ride over to Scarborough planned for the start of June. Post up if you want to join us and we can see the bike for real.

Cheers,
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  SteveCat on Thu May 24 2012, 09:09

Hi, welcome. Lovely looking glass and a half you have there.

I'd check with an MOT station regarding the side light, as useless as it seems it is a requirement and I think there might be some rules about it, at least that what my mechy told me when I was toying with the idea of going LED.
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Snowcat on Thu May 24 2012, 13:52

Hi there and welcome to the forum. It's an interesting looking bike you've got yourself there, is it from Halifax by any chance. I saw it on Ebay and it seemed to be a bit marmite, i.e. not everyone was set on the finish. I know it'd been re-advertised a couple of times so I assume it was a right steal Smile

Best of luck with her and I hope you stick around and maybe join in on a ride out in the future, would love to see it in the flesh.

Plus you're only up the road in Leeds so be happy to meet up some time and go for a spin.
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Dai-San on Thu May 24 2012, 18:56

welcome1

Very tidy bike mate, love the colour scheme wink thumb up
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  billyw on Thu May 24 2012, 19:55

Sweet!
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Post  Roll The Bones on Thu May 24 2012, 20:44

The art of the Chocolatier. left thumb up
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Cheshirecat on Sun May 27 2012, 20:46

Welcome to the Forum, nice looking bike just needs a flake for an exhaust now haha sorry...nice bike
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  ian505050 on Tue May 29 2012, 19:08

Hi everyone, thanks for all the comments, the bike was bought from a nice chap in Halifax about 2 weeks ago. I live in Bradford BD4.

I might be tempted for the meet up in Scarborough and i am always up for a little blast on an evening. I stripped the plastics off around the clocks and removed the screen and decided that it was too much effort to replace the sidelight bulb for an LED type so i just changed the main bulb in the end.

Site look great and lots of usefull info,

A few snaps of my biking history here if anyone's interested

http://www.bikepics.com/members/ian505050/
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  stretchie_ on Wed May 30 2012, 09:27

Just realised I didn't say hi here.

See you on the SV side

; )
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  ian505050 on Thu May 31 2012, 20:04

Hi, to everyone and thanks for tips ect... few more snaps











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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  ian505050 on Thu May 31 2012, 20:07

ps do you recognize anything from this photo stretchie

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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  stretchie_ on Thu May 31 2012, 22:26

Awesome, you been for some Wensleydale?

; )

We call the top right bit "The swimming man", you see it?
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  yamahamad on Fri Jun 01 2012, 21:47

Hi & welcome. Very clean nice bike.

I work at bd4 bmw dealership. I ride to work quite often, ill look out for you.

Paul.
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Post  ian505050 on Wed Jun 06 2012, 20:10

What do you ride Paul? I see a Gold/Silver/Black Thundercat at about 7:20 near Thornbury roundabout each morning.

Yes stretchie_ i passed the Wensleydale factory about 3 weeks ago
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Re: Just bough my first thundercat special edition

Post  Mapman on Wed Jun 06 2012, 22:00

Brilliant pics there mate. Love them all wink thumb up
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