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Post  Rayzor495 on Sat Nov 09 2013, 07:55

Picked up my 12k mile (no history sadly) red/white/black YZF600R earlier this year and px'd my BMW K75 which I had to fix before almost every ride.

The Yamaha has been one of the bast bikes I've owned besting the SV650, Versys 650 and even coming close to my Daytona 600 (Left me stranded 3x).

I was putting my cover on and pulled the bike off the side stand and it dropped 12" into the neighbours (luckily) wooden fence which put a 1/2cm crack in my fairing. Oh well, love the bike.

I've just had a full service and carb cleaning from a local retired biker fanatic (1/2 the dealer's price) bike runs even better now. He also found a missing nut on my side stand (maybe why it fell over?)

Enjoying the bike so far and while like most bikers I'm always looking around, I think this will be a keeper if
I can sort the low idle/slow speed glitches.

Came with a Micron can, red screen, red indicators and lots of carbon and other stickers (a lot of this will be returned to stock).
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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  SteveCat on Sat Nov 09 2013, 11:37

Hi Ray, welcome. hopefully you'll find the 'Cat more reliable.

I'm not to far from you and will be in your neck of the woods sometime today reccing the best way of getting to Clacket Lane Westbound services for tomorrow morning. Today's idea is to get on from the A21, last week I was met by a few closed roads - perils of taking rural short cuts.

You going to take part in this ride on the M25 tomorrow?
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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  Rosco on Sat Nov 09 2013, 22:00

Hi & Welcome.

Sorry to hear of the incident.

I liked how you called it on of the "bast" bikes you've had.

I wasn't sure if it was an abbreviation or a typo - I'm hoping the latter.

You mentioned low-idle/low speed glitches.
Is it more serious than the idle speed just needing adjusting??


P.s.
Most of our members (and some of their bikes) have a few screws and nuts missing so you'll be in good company.


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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  Toni on Mon Nov 11 2013, 06:22

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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  Rayzor495 on Mon Nov 11 2013, 09:03

Thanks Rosco,

It was indeed a typo! I think it may be as simple as the idle adjustment as it runs so well otherwise. Also, not sure what other's experience is but I have to give some throttle when starting even with the choke on. I guess this is normal with a carb bike? I have seen some YouTube videos of bikes starting without throttle use straight away.

Anyhow - glad to be a member of the forum. Will post my issue in the correct area.

Ray
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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  Snowcat on Mon Nov 11 2013, 14:08

Hi and welcome to the forum, tcat is a fine bike, bullet proof engines if looked after and a dream to ride. Where are the pictures though, we like pictures round here
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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  littlecat on Tue Nov 12 2013, 18:15

hi and welcome
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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  SLIM on Tue Nov 12 2013, 19:06

Hi and welcome to the forum. I also need to give my Cat a little bit of throttle and choke when starting from cold, Just a blip of the throttle as i press the starter. hth.


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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  0ldcat on Tue Nov 12 2013, 21:20

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Re: New to Yamaha and the Thundercat

Post  MrNutt on Tue Nov 12 2013, 21:22

hi and welcome,

just to throw something else into the mix, I never use throttle on my start ups, occasionally charge my battery and have the carbs balanced once a year, always starts on the button with full choke, and thats any weather.

sorry if this adds to confusion!

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