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Post  rmknight on Sun Jul 29 2012, 13:58

Hi all,

After a break of 15 years since I last owned two wheels. I have just put a desposit on the following Cat. green smile

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She is a 97 on a P with only 18K miles, FSH and a lot of recipts to go with it. When I went and looked at it first time I noticed there was oil on the front tyre and it turns out the fork oil seal had gone on one side. Mad
So I left it at that point to have a think about it. But decided that it was the right bike for me so went back the next day. When I got to the shop the bike was no where in site and I thought "crap" they have sold it. But it turns out they had the cat in the workshop and the forks are going to need a complete refurb as there is pitting on both forks (Shop owner not happy as the MOT was only done in late May and should have been picked up then). So hopefully that will be done this week and I can pick the bike up next Sat. Fingers crossed.

I have sorted Helmet and boots from my brother (GSXR750 owner) so just need to source a Jacket and trowsers for the first ride Very Happy

With no NCD I thought £170 full comp is very resonable and very happy to pay that.

Regards,

Richard
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Post  MrNutt on Sun Jul 29 2012, 14:42

Hi and Welcome Richard,


Nice bike you have there, glad to hear the bike shop owner is sorting out the forks it seems.

£170 fully comp is a good price, I dream of insurance as cheap as that!

Hope you find the site useful, lots of good folk on here all very welcoming and full of useful knowledge and info

Dave
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Post  rmknight on Sun Jul 29 2012, 14:57

Thanks Dave,

I think the £170 is cause I am an old man now. 40 is just round the corner :-)

A few old mates have point out it might be a mid life problem....

Rich
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Post  MrNutt on Sun Jul 29 2012, 14:58

cheap insurance surely cant be a mid life problem, more a pleasant thing haha!

When will you be getting your hands on the cat rich?

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Post  rmknight on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:02

Dave,

Hopefully next at (04/08/12) if the forks get sorted in time.
Also the shop owner is going to put another MOT on it as well for my piece of mind.

Just have to have the insurance sorted by then.
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Post  MrNutt on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:09

coolbeans, you'll love the cat, a great torque laden motor, easy to use good brakes and handles its weight well I feel.

What other bikes have you owned?
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Post  rmknight on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:13

Started on a TS50 then upgraded to a TS125 past'd my part one and two motorbike test and then GSX 600F before I needed a deposit for my first house.

All suzuki's. Very Happy

So the Cat will be my first Yamaha
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Post  mechy69 on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:14

Hello and we!!lcome to the site,, nice choice, even if not the faster colour,, lol,, as to the insurance wait a few years and you can get it for less than £80 fully comp
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Re: Hello from Poole

Post  rmknight on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:16

Mechy,

Hopefull in a few years the Cat will be passed on so I can upgrade to an R1 green smile
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Post  mechy69 on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:19

nice,, i myself would like an 04 R6 , but am just having such a blast on the fazer after a ZX6R , that i would like a newer fazer (this one done 80k)
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Re: Hello from Poole

Post  rmknight on Sun Jul 29 2012, 15:24

Mechy thats what I hope is to have fun.

I work away most weeks so the Cat is a fun thing for now to get out and ride with my brother and a few mates that still have bikes.

A friend of mine is a sales manager at a Yamaha dealer and I took a Fazer 8 demo bike out last weekend and I got the bug again :-)
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Post  Snowcat on Sun Jul 29 2012, 16:54

Hi Rich and nice bike, good price on the insurance, I'm paying a bit more than that but then again I had no NCB or experience, only passed my test November and straight onto my cat. Love it and I'm sure you'll love yours Smile
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Post  stevemcc on Sun Jul 29 2012, 17:10

Hi Rich and welcome.

Your not alone with the mid-life crises, you will find many a 40+ year old Cat owner on this site, though in my head i'm still mid twenties.
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Post  ellie on Sun Jul 29 2012, 18:02

Nothing wrong with a mid-life crisis, I passed my bike test when I was 38 & changed my man too lol.

Welcome aboard, ride safely!!
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Post  Roll The Bones on Sun Jul 29 2012, 19:47

Welcome aboard, I had my mid-life crisis last year at 47 along with my workmate who was 49.

Didn't change the wife though! Laughing
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Post  Rosco on Mon Jul 30 2012, 00:09

Hi Rich

Welcome aboard.

I think you'll get a pleasant surprise comparing it to the gsx600f.
15 years though. Still....worth the wait.

Security consultant......got two ideas in my head.

Are you a big guy with lots of tattoos and muscles or do you do fancy stuff with computers.....or have I just got it all wrong?

Enjoy the new wheels.

Cheers
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Post  billyw on Mon Jul 30 2012, 07:52

Hi Rich and welcome.

Excellent colour scheme.

Cheers
Billy
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Jul 30 2012, 10:55

Welcome to the forum, and hello left thumb up
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Jul 30 2012, 12:49

Hi and welcome Very Happy
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Re: Hello from Poole

Post  rmknight on Mon Jul 30 2012, 21:09

@Rosco wrote:Hi Rich

Welcome aboard.

I think you'll get a pleasant surprise comparing it to the gsx600f.
15 years though. Still....worth the wait.

Security consultant......got two ideas in my head.

Are you a big guy with lots of tattoos and muscles or do you do fancy stuff with computers.....or have I just got it all wrong?

Enjoy the new wheels.

Cheers
Rosco

Hi Rosco,

I am a big guy no tats (yet) some muscles. Yes I do do fancy stuff with computers green smile

No standing on doors saying your names not down your not coming in... rofl2
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Post  Rosco on Mon Jul 30 2012, 23:09

Cool.

Well your names down here now and you're allowed in.
Quite a few IT bods on here (self included).
The thundercat must attract them somehow.

Cheers
Rosco

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Post  yamahamad on Tue Jul 31 2012, 12:07

Hi & welcome to the site.

Lovely clean looking bike you have found there.

Paul.
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Tue Jul 31 2012, 22:04

Welcome to the site. Thumb

Nice colour scheme! Same as mine apart from mine has a black frame.
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Post  mrfrance on Tue Jul 31 2012, 22:54

Hi Richard, welcome to the forum! I am sure you will find the cat a pleasant bike to ride Very Happy ...Will you be heading down the bike night at all?

Paul
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Post  rmknight on Wed Aug 01 2012, 19:30

Hi Paul,

I hope to make one night down this year. But between the weather and working away it maybe tough Smile

As I do lots of mile I am on the cat hunt now :-)

Regards,

Rich
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