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Post  ThunderMatt on Mon Feb 11 2013, 12:50

I can't believe that I was the first person to want ThunderMatt as a forum name. Shame on you other members called Matt.

Well, hello everyone, my name's Matt and I bought a Thundercat unseen yesterday and am due to take delivery of said bike this evening. Excited and nervous I guess, I've not bought unseen before but at least it has full service history and felt like a good deal to me. I'll have learnt my lesson if it turns out to have the second gear issue.

I'm doing DAS at the moment so won't be able to get out on it straight away. At least wanting to do that will speed me up doing Mod1 and 2.

Not sure whether I've just not found my way round the site yet but there's fewer posts in the workshop than I thought that there'd be. I'll take that as a good sign.
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Feb 11 2013, 12:58

welcome3 To the forum Matt,

Good luck with the bike and hope it's not a lemon too. I did the same, bought it on ebay and picked it up without seeing it before. she is now mot'd taxd and insured and rides like a dream, you won't be disappointed

As for the 2nd gear issue, hmm I had the same thoughts as many on here did but it's a myth. check this out, hope it works

link http://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/t5577-reviews

Check out 'the lounge' for more info on 2nd gear issues

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Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 11 2013, 13:01

Hi Matt, welcome. Hope you don't mind me deleting your duplicate post, looked like the same content.

Second gear isn't the scourge that it's made out to be. When you get a chance take some pics, we love piccies.
All the best with your Mod1 and 2
How much were you expecting in the workshop? What a Face Very Happy Possibly it doesn't seem a lot because it is broken down into sections
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  Snowcat on Mon Feb 11 2013, 13:01

Hi Matt and welcome to the forum, to be honest I can't think of many Matts on here so you've got lucky. Congrats on the choice of bike they are great, especially as a first bike, (I bought mine before I passed and you're right it is a good motivator to get through your tests) but now you've got it, forget about it as it will get in your head if you're not careful.

2nd gear issue, it's either an urban myth or old wives tail, I'm not sure of the numbers but there have been a fair few cat owners pass through this forum and only 1 member has ever had that "2nd gear" issue that so many seem to speak about!!

You're in good hands with a cat, as long as you grease em, oil em and clean em, (no offense Ross!!) they are pretty much bullet proof, great to ride, very forgiving for new riders and very confidence inspiring.

I see you're based in the North West, whereabouts, I'm in Oldham (Just) if you ever fancy a ride out when you've passed and got some miles under your belt. Also have a look in Something For The Weekend and feel free to join us on a rideout, part ride, part social, great fun and all skill levels catered for!!

Best of luck

Steve
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Post  MrNutt on Mon Feb 11 2013, 13:50

Hi and welcome matt,

good luck with the DAS and as stevecat has said some picces is good, we love piccies we do.

if the bikes got a full service history, I would have thought that the 2nd gear myth wont be an issue for you, as stu posted, just check the bike once you have it and your license.

the rideouts are great, been on a few now and always good fun on and off the bike, always gives you some stories to tell afterwards, especially if you meet sheep chasing john and rosco's oil disliking cat!

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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  0ldcat on Mon Feb 11 2013, 14:28

Hi Matt,
. . . To Yamaha-Thundercats.org.

I'm sure you'll have no problem with your new Cat, infact I bet you'll be delighted.
Hope you enjoy the forum, as has been said already, have a look in the "Something for the Weekend" section and see if we can tweek yer interest in coming out on a ride out or three Wink

Cheers
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  ThunderMatt on Mon Feb 11 2013, 21:06



Picture king. Points for the first person to get the project car
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  ThunderMatt on Mon Feb 11 2013, 21:08

Had another look at the workshop and now realise that site is restricted for non members. There's bloody loads in there. I take it all back.
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Feb 11 2013, 21:24

a Delorian lol or a porche 944
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Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Feb 11 2013, 21:25

nice colour scheme, same as mine, check it out )))))))))))
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 11 2013, 22:32

@ThunderMatt wrote: There's bloody loads in there. I take it all back.

rofl

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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  ThunderMatt on Mon Feb 11 2013, 22:39

not a 944, not a delorian

very nice thunderstu, can't decide whether i might be after one of those pillion seat cowls - nice to have the option
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  MrNutt on Mon Feb 11 2013, 22:41

old scirocco?
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  ellie on Mon Feb 11 2013, 22:41

Welcome aboard young man! Cool site name Cool

You'll love the bike, that's a given.

Any questions, stupid or sensible, we're here to help.

Any info you have also please pass on.

Have a peep at 'Something for the weekend' and see what rideouts are happening.

All the best for the test.
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 11 2013, 22:51

Nice 'Cat.

Not a Rover (maybe 3.5l) is it? The rear door on them never stayed up.
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  Rosco on Mon Feb 11 2013, 23:05

@Snowcat wrote:and clean em, (no offense Ross!!)
none taken ya scallywag!

Lovely looking (CLEAN) bike you've got yourself there Matt.
Keep it oily on the inside and clean on the outside and you'll do just fine Smile
Welcome aboard.

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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Feb 11 2013, 23:26

VW scirrocco, definitely, vw badge in the boot gives it away, ( I hope) lol

sorry not a badge but the grill, got my glasses on now, MK1 MK 2 golf grill maybe ooh I give up pmsl


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Post  Cheshirecat on Mon Feb 11 2013, 23:51

Welcome to the forum, looks like a nice bike you have there, boy your gonna have some good times on that! drop me a pm with your number I pass your way now and then,,
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  Bikerchris on Tue Feb 12 2013, 12:29

Hi and welcome matt. I too bought my CAT unseen and from ebay. Lucky for me the bike was in stunning condition and a bargain of a price. Not had chance to get out on it thou much yet as been away in garage all winter. hope to get out on one the meets this year thou. Maybe see ya on one.

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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  ThunderMatt on Tue Feb 12 2013, 12:44

ThunderStu takes the points with Mk1 Golf. Been on hold for a couple of years now, it's not that far off being back together. Thanks for the welcome everyone
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  SteveCat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 13:26

Ah a Mk1 Golf, I remember looking at one when they were released, the salesman ignored me - he didn't take me seriously because I arrived in the dealership on a bike (maybe that I was 20 didn't help much either), idiot.
Mind you he did me a favour, I may not have continued biking if I bought it
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  Robcat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 13:54

It is a big world on this site and yes, not much goes wrong at all with the trusty cat, if looked after. Abuse them for 7-8 years with little TLC, and it will probably let you down. Rosco comes to mind in that matter.

Good bike to start you off on your path though.

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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:01

Welcome Matt, nice bike.

Hope to see you on some of the site rideouts.

Chris.

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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  prime on Fri Feb 15 2013, 21:39

hi and welcome mate. im in oldham, same as snowcat. i bought mine unseen ans its great. worth taking the chance sometimes. good luck wi test.
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Re: New member 11th Feb

Post  ThunderMatt on Thu Apr 04 2013, 18:51

Mod2 passed today!!!! Just been out on my bike for a first solo ride. Absolutely cracking!!!!
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