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Post  SLIM on Thu Jul 11 2013, 17:33

Hi all , my name is Paul and i live in Essex. I have just got a Thundercat and thought i would join you on the forum. Past my test many years ago and had numerous two strokes , lc's ypvs kr1 etc then had a break from biking due to buying a house and starting a family etc. Then a couple of years ago i got back on two wheels with an old xj600 that was soon replaced with a zzr600 which was then sold as a mate had a 1200 bandit for sale. I used the Bandit as a commuter and loaded up went to IOM TT last year which was great fun but wanted a fairing to save my neck/ shoulders a bit. So the bandit was moved on and last week i picked up a 1998 Thundercat which i am really pleased with .
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  Roll The Bones on Thu Jul 11 2013, 17:44

Welcome along, closer to Suffolk or the Smoke?
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  SLIM on Thu Jul 11 2013, 17:49

not far from stanstead
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  SteveCat on Thu Jul 11 2013, 17:54

Hi Paul, welcome.
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  SLIM on Thu Jul 11 2013, 17:59

I will add a pic of the cat once i figure out how to post a photo on here ...
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Post  Roll The Bones on Thu Jul 11 2013, 18:01

Not Ugley Green?Smile  Sometimes head down to Haverhill.
Driving to Stanstead in 2 weeks for Spain.
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  SLIM on Thu Jul 11 2013, 18:06

No , back up the 120 at Braintree. Cool 
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  0ldcat on Thu Jul 11 2013, 18:39

Hello and Welcome to the forum Paul.

Hope this link helps with how to post a picture in messages Click Hereleft thumb up


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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  Snowcat on Thu Jul 11 2013, 19:08

Hi and welcome to the forum, have fun on the cat, it's what they were made for!!
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  Cheshirecat on Thu Jul 11 2013, 19:30

Welcome to the Forum mate!
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  SLIM on Thu Jul 11 2013, 21:59

thanks for the warm welcome guys
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  MrNutt on Thu Jul 11 2013, 22:09

Hi and Welcome,

nice to see you've gone for the cat thats the fastest and best looking there Wink 
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  prime on Thu Jul 11 2013, 22:35

hi and welcome mate, cat is brilliant, have fun.
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  ellie on Fri Jul 12 2013, 00:01

Welcome to the forum, im sure you'll love the cat.

Enjoy the forum.


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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  Tee-Forty on Fri Jul 12 2013, 05:06

Hello, Slim.

welcome3 to the forum.
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  greencat on Fri Jul 12 2013, 10:20

Welcome to the forum Slim great 

Enjoy your summer on the 'cat.
Let's know how you get on with it and where you get out to.
Ride safe.

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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  Rosco on Fri Jul 12 2013, 11:37

Hi & Welcome Slim

I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here.
Interested to know how the cat compared to your bandit.

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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  MevsyD on Fri Jul 12 2013, 18:02

Welcome Paul, nice bike and am sure you will enjoy it. As Ross said would be interested to hear how it comares to the bandit as the engine is half the size.
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  thunderstu600 on Fri Jul 12 2013, 20:31

Welcome to the forum Paul
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Re: Newbie from Essex

Post  SLIM on Sat Jul 13 2013, 19:58

@MevsyD wrote:Welcome Paul, nice bike and am sure you will enjoy it. As Ross said would be interested to hear how it comares to the bandit as the engine is half the size.
Well on paper both bikes put out about 100 bhp but feel totally different due to the torque of the bandit meaning you can accelerate in just about any gear at any revs and it just goes where as the cat needs the revs kept up to get the same sort of acceleration, definitely a more sporty feel to the cat. Also a more sporty riding position with the lower clip-on type bars rather than the more upright and wider renthal bars that i had on the bandit. The bandit was the naked / streetfigher model so i am appreciating the fairing on the cat although still suffering with wind noise from my Arai Chaser lid unless i lay on the tank.
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