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Post  saxman on Sat Jul 26 2014, 19:23

Hello all, I've been riding for 10 years and have recently bought a 96 thundercat as a commuter. I am hoping to do the servicing myself, and have just equip myself with a Haynes manual. Whilst i've done bit and pieces before on my other bikes, i've generally taken them to a garage/mechanic to get them serviced. I've always wanted to learn more about bikes, and thought the cat might be a good bike to start on.

Anyway, i'll probably be posting lots of questions about servicing. Also looking to build up my riding skill by taking it on the track, i've always been nervous about taking my other bikes on the track as I've spent a lot on doing them up. Look forward to making some new friends and joining in with some ride out/meets

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jul 26 2014, 19:52

Hello & Welcome Sax,

Have a good snoop around the boards, especially the Workshops forums.
There is also the Thundercat known Issues PDF to have a brows through.
Be aware that some of the torque settings have been the subject of typo's on some important bits in the Haynes manual for the Cat, . . . notably the engine mounting bolts, . . . I think (don't quote me), that they got their fives and fours confused.

anyway, .. .. .. .. enjoy and welcome again.


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Post  Rosco on Sat Jul 26 2014, 21:36

Hi Sax

Welcome aboard.
Trust you'll enjoy the new bike.
Servicing the cat is quite straightforward and the Haynes manual is pretty good.

Wouldn't worry about shims as mine and many others I know have never needed touched.

Cheers
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Post  mrfrance on Sun Jul 27 2014, 18:35

Hello and welcome! You've picked the perfect bike with the perfect forum!

Enjoy the cat and look forward to seeing you on a ride out or two Smile

P.S. You're in the perfect location for track days is seems!
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Post  yamahamad on Sun Jul 27 2014, 21:41

Hi & welcome. Good choice of bike as they are relatively easy to work on. Most of the questions you could ask already have been & would be answered quickly.

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Post  saxman on Tue Jul 29 2014, 19:58

Here are some pics, post oil change and drive chain clean and adjust, shes running smoother already  Very Happy 




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Post  0ldcat on Tue Jul 29 2014, 20:31

Nice colours  left thumb up 
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Post  greencat on Wed Jul 30 2014, 21:51

Hi Sax,

Welcome to the site. The 'cat is still a fine looking bike, particularly in that colour.
Enjoy it and the site. We're a friendly bunch and happy to answer all questions, just ask away.
Hope to can catch up with some of us on the rideouts.

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