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Post  rowct on Wed Oct 02 2013, 21:07

Hi there

Just found this site and thought I would give it a go!
I have had my 2002 cat for just over 6 months.  I wanted one for about 7 years though, even since before I passed my test in 2007.  Had a Yamaha 600 diversion a few years ago as thats all I could afford and then no bike for almost 5 years until the cat.
I totally love it!  Gives me a buzz every day! Very Happy 

had a service a few months ago and only thing wrong was need a replacement spark plug cap.  It has been misfiring a little esp on braking down.  Mechanic said it would cost 50 quid and ordered one in but still no word.  Im a bit annoyed about it.  Was wondering if this is something I can do myself?
I have little in the way of tools and not much mechanical know how!  Looks like the plug cap can be bought much cheaper online.
Anyone got any tips?

Anyway, Hi to everyone.  Pleased to see Im not the only one who loves their thundercat!
Cant seem to upload pic

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Post  SteveCat on Wed Oct 02 2013, 21:50

Hi, welcome. Glad you found us and you enjoy your 'cat.

I'm sure the spark plug cap replacement is easy, not done it myself so will leave that for someone who knows.

Here's a link to howto post pics click me
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Oct 02 2013, 21:55

welcom2ytc 
Glad you found us and welcome aboard  Thumb 
Here is a link on How to post pictures linkhope it helps.
Have a look in the Workshop area, link Click Here, you may find someone else had the same or similar problem and the solution is already there.
If not, I'm sure some kind mechanically minded bod will be along shortly to give you a hint or two wink thumb up 

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Post  0ldcat on Wed Oct 02 2013, 21:56

Bugger ! Beaten to the link for pics hehe well done SteveCat wink thumb up 
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Post  ellie on Wed Oct 02 2013, 22:21

welcom2ytc   



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Post  rowct on Wed Oct 02 2013, 22:38

Thanks
heres a pic of my cat
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Oct 02 2013, 23:09

Hi and Welcome

very tidy looking cat you have there left thumb up 

depend in which spark plug it is you might have to take one of the side panels off, if so that could be why its £50 at the spanner shop for labour and parts maybe?

I've never done spark plugs, oil, filters speedo replacements I have though. though I am sure someone with more noose and knowledge will be along soon to help

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Post  Tee-Forty on Thu Oct 03 2013, 01:44

Hello, Rowct.
welcome1 to the forum.


@rowct wrote:Looks like the plug cap can be bought much cheaper online.
Anyone got any tips?
I can't be sure about the plug caps fitted to the Thundercat, but when I've replaced them on previous bikes the HT lead usually unscrews from inside the plug cap. They basically have what looks like a self tapping screw moulded into them. Sometimes the bike manufacturer prefers the 'glue and screw' approach and they are bonded into place, but with a little patience even these can be undone.

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Post  HEHORE on Thu Oct 03 2013, 09:06

Hi welcome , I've seen that cat , where in pompey you,I live in gosport and work in northend if you need help , let me know and I'll try help as best i can .
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Oct 03 2013, 18:13

Hi there and welcome to the forum, hope you have a lovely stay Smile
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Post  Roll The Bones on Thu Oct 03 2013, 18:32

Welcome, very nice bike.
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Post  mrfrance on Thu Oct 03 2013, 21:20

Hello and welcome. I am also local to you, I will have a dig around for some info on this and see if I can help.

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Post  rowct on Thu Oct 03 2013, 22:31

Thanks everyone
Hi Hehore I am in Portchester and work in Fratton and sometimes in Gosport.

Just had a look at Oval motorcycle centre through the link on this site. Looks like a great place to learn bike maintenance.
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Post  thunderstu600 on Thu Oct 03 2013, 23:52

Hi and welcome to the site, that looks a top 'Cat, nice colour scheme too
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Oct 03 2013, 23:57

@rowct wrote:

Just had a look at Oval motorcycle centre through the link on this site.  Looks like a great place to learn bike maintenance.
If you interested in joining us on the 22nd please let me know asap, I need to give numbers Friday.
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