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Post  DannyJohn1234 on Thu Jun 19 2014, 02:20

Ive have just signed up, I brought a 2000 thundercat a few days ago, it has been stood for 2 years. I have some new downpipes on order, but is there much else I should look for or do? Obviously change all fluids. But should I check anything? And Being 19 old this is my first big bike. And I am looking forward to getting out on the open road! Cheers Dan
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Jun 19 2014, 09:18

Hi Dan and Welcome to the world of the bigger bike  Smile 

There are a whole bunch of good people on the forum with a wealth of experience to glean such info you seek. I'm sure they'll be along shortly to offer their tips and links to various threads.

The answers to much of what you're looking for can be found in the Workshop click me section of the forum. Have a good old root around the forum, you'll be surprised what you unearth.

Welcome again, and enjoy.

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Your location. Is that Boston Lincolnshire, or Boston USA ? If it's the latter, were you aware there is also a forum in the US for the YZF600R (Thundercat)? . . Click Here For the linkClick Here
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jun 19 2014, 10:28

Hi Dan, welcome.
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Post  ellie on Thu Jun 19 2014, 11:02

Hi Dan,

Welcome aboard Dan we have Taste of Lincolnshire rideout at the end of August.

Welcome from a fellow Lincolnshire yellow belly.

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Post  DannyJohn1234 on Thu Jun 19 2014, 12:38

Thanks guys and it is boston lincolnshire Smile I will look into the ride out Smile juat need to get my cat threw its MoT, just waiting on my downpipes then should be all good to go Very Happy
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Post  kwakkat on Thu Jun 19 2014, 15:19

hi dan
if i was you i would coat the down pipe nuts in wd 40 or any thing that will help free up the nuts they can be a bugger to get off with our snapping them off soak them for 2 to 3 days stead eddie doz it with them take your time with them if
they an,t shifting soak the some more
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Post  DannyJohn1234 on Thu Jun 19 2014, 15:55

I already got my old pipes off nothijg snapped or was seized ... can out like a dream ... ordered stainless downpipea and should be here monday Smile then mot tuesday hopfully and on road after wednesday
Cannot wait to get on the open road Smile
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Post  greencat on Thu Jun 19 2014, 23:09

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the site. Great bike you've got yourself.  Very Happy 
Stainless down pipes are definitely the way to go.
If it's been standing for a couple of years then do change the fluids, that includes any old fuel if you haven't already had her running. Also check tyres, brake hoses and the calipers to be sure none of the pistons are seazed. We want you to be able to stop it as well as enjoy riding it.
Take it steady until you get to know each other. No point doing all this work and then binning it! Stay in your comfort zone and treat all road users as idiots - some of them are!!
Let us know how you get on and try and join one of the rideouts. Then you'll find out just how much fun you can have on two wheels. Lol.
All the best,
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Post  yamahamad on Fri Jun 20 2014, 20:36

hi & welcome to the site. I can't add anything to what Chris (green cat) has advised. 

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Post  yamahamad on Fri Jun 20 2014, 20:39

Ah yes I can, just realised as I sent it, clean & reoil the air filter & check/replace the fuel filter. 

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Post  Rosco on Sat Jun 21 2014, 00:16

Hi Dan

Welcome aboard.

All good advice thus far.
Good luck

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Post  DannyJohn1234 on Sat Jun 21 2014, 01:03

THANKS GUYS AND GALS! For all your help and hope to see you all on the open road soon! Very Happy
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Post  mrfrance on Sun Jun 22 2014, 09:19

Hello and welcome! Enjoy your thundercat Smile
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