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Post  mikeywill on Tue Apr 22 2014, 10:02

Hi all,

I bought a '96 cat just before Christmas with the intention of doing it up. It was in a bit of a state when I got it but I thought 'a lick of paint here and there and it will be fine. Not a chance.
I got the swingarm powder coated and replaced all the bearings, shafts and seals in it which was fun. I had the idea of painting the fairings myself having had some luck in the past with a few small jobs on cars but after sanding, filling, plastic welding and priming just one panel I opted for a Chinese set of fairings. The fit wasn't bad after a bit of work and I am quite pleased with the results.
I took it out for the first time yesterday and you could certainly tell I haven't ridden a bike in ten years! I also found out the speedo didn't work but I've sorted that (worn down tabs on the drive washer).
I've got a few little jobs left to do but so far so good.

Before,



During,



And finally, After,


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Post  Guest on Tue Apr 22 2014, 10:14

Hi Mikey, great to have you here, and to be honest, the cat looked pretty good to me when you got it lol.
But I am bias as I have a 96 model the same colour. Nevertheless, you've done a fine job giving her a new
look, she'll defo turn some heads. Hope to see you around the place.
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Post  Rosco on Tue Apr 22 2014, 13:02

Any colour pictures?
Only joking - Looking good Mikey.
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Post  0ldcat on Tue Apr 22 2014, 13:30

Rosco wrote:Any colour pictures?
. . . . . . . . . . . .  hilarious I'm still on Sepia rofl 

welcom2ytc Mikey.

Hope you enjoy your time here.
Perhaps you'll look at the Something for the Weekend ride outs and want to tag along  wink thumb up 

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Post  FatCat on Tue Apr 22 2014, 14:23

Welcome - lovely looking cat you have there. Glad the hard work paid off.  Very Happy
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Post  ellie on Tue Apr 22 2014, 15:10

Gorgeous looking 'Cat.

Welcome Mikey

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Post  MrNutt on Tue Apr 22 2014, 15:16

Well done on the refurb work there.

Loving the new colour scheme looks awesome!
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Apr 22 2014, 16:01

Hi and welcome
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Post  mrfrance on Tue Apr 22 2014, 16:08

Hello and welcome! Great looking cat! You might want to check out the Bishops Castle rideout coming up shortly which is your local! Smile
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