Some TLC for Thundercat

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Some TLC for Thundercat

Post  Nigel T/Cat on Thu Oct 24 2013, 18:17

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Here is a picture of my Thundercat I purchased in April 2012, it had only done 2400 miles.



I have almost stripped the bike right down, apart from taking the engine out of the frame. I have had various parts powder coated: Swingarm, relay arm, connecting rods, rear brake caliper bracket, torsion arm, clutch cover, sprocket cover, starter clutch cover, generator cover, etc.

Back of the engine before cleaning.



After cleaning.





Front of engine before cleaning.



After cleaning.







I have cleaned up the rear of the frame, removed all rust and cure rusted & painted with hammerite silver smooth finish.

Before.





After.



I have fitted new bearings & thrust covers to the swingarm, and cleaned & re-greased the relay arm bearings and fitted new dust seals.
Here are some before and after pictures of the swingarm, relay arm and connecting rods.











I have had the rear shock absorber rebuilt the spring powder coated and re-plated by brook suspension.
Here are some before and after pictures.



















At the moment I am preparing the wheels, forks, sprocket carrier, fairing bracket and various other parts for powder coating, painting & vapour blasting. I have had various other parts re-plated and powder coated & fitted stainlees steel bolts to the engine covers.
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Re: Some TLC for Thundercat

Post  billyw on Tue Nov 01 2016, 12:02

Stunning mate.

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Re: Some TLC for Thundercat

Post  dudeofrude on Tue Nov 01 2016, 15:58

Beautiful mate
I wouldn't dare ride it now though incase there's a puddle about or one of the flying insects gets stuck to it haha
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Re: Some TLC for Thundercat

Post  Nigel T/Cat on Fri Nov 04 2016, 20:07

Thank you for all your comments.
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Re: Some TLC for Thundercat

Post  furball on Mon Nov 07 2016, 21:45

Absolute stunning job well done.. are you gonna use it?

Davie...
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Post  Nigel T/Cat on Tue Nov 08 2016, 17:01

@furball wrote:Absolute stunning job well done.. are you gonna use it?

Davie...
Thank you. Yes I am going to use it, but only when it is dry and the sun is out.
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Re: Some TLC for Thundercat

Post  Wooster on Tue Nov 08 2016, 19:04

I wonder if the one on the Yamaha collection looks as good. Smile

http://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom/cp/collection/yzf600rthundercat/
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