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Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Digger1981 on Sat Feb 28 2015, 16:40

Hi everyone,

I own a '96 Thundercat in silver/yellow. Its covered 18k and seems in good, standard condition. Under the seat was a new bulb kit and set of plugs. Apparently the first owner took it touring around the Swiss Alps but so far i've been as far as Birmingham to work!

I've had bikes since I was 16 but had a bit of time off after a messy separation. I won't bore anyone with the details but after getting back on track the last thing I needed to do was get a bike so I set a budget and looked for something I could commute down the motorway on, have some nice sunny day rides and go a bit further afield as well, including taking the new Doris. I found the 'cat on eBay in Feb 2014. It was filthy but seemed a good buy. It had only done a few hundred miles in the previous owners four years or so of ownership so a good check over, oil and filter change later and it was good to go, even came with a new MOT.

The seat lock was broken so I sourced one, stripped it down and built a good one so that I could keep the same key.

The Doris and I are hoping to get out on it more this year, shift patterns are just a nightmare getting time off together so we have to plan ahead! I started her up yesterday, first time since October I think. I was expecting the battery to be flat but she fired up! Now she just needs an MOT and a wash...

Thanks for reading and ill catch up soon,

Jon
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Post  Dogsbody on Sat Feb 28 2015, 17:45

Welcome Jon. Bike2
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  mrfrance on Sat Feb 28 2015, 19:08

Hello and welcome.

Hope to see you on a ride out/meet, you won't be disappointed!

Paul
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Radar on Sat Feb 28 2015, 20:15

Welcome to the Forum, I used to work in Coalville, anywhere near you?
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  0ldcat on Sat Feb 28 2015, 20:53

Welcome to the forum Jon. Like the nickname digger green smile

Nice looking bike you posted in the Cat section. If your looking for some rides out with like minded peeps, take a butchers in the Something for the Weekend section HERE and see if anything catches your eye.

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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Rosco on Sat Feb 28 2015, 23:22

Hi & Welcome Digger.

Good to have you aboard.

Cheers
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Tee-Forty on Sun Mar 01 2015, 03:24

welcom2ytc

@Digger1981 wrote:The seat lock was broken so I sourced one, stripped it down and built a good one so that I could keep the same key.

It's little jobs like that which can be quite satisfying and therapeutic once they're finished.
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Catnapper on Sun Mar 01 2015, 03:51

Hi Digger

Welcome from one newbie to another
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  sir digby on Sun Mar 01 2015, 12:22

Welcome in digger.
Cheers Mark
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Jkillroe on Sun Mar 01 2015, 17:57

Hello and welcome
Cheers James
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  SteveCat on Mon Mar 02 2015, 09:01

Hi and welcome.
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  stretchie_ on Mon Mar 02 2015, 11:26

Hello and welcome matey

18k? That's not even run in yet green smile
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  kwakkat on Mon Mar 02 2015, 12:49

HI & welcome to the cat house have a look round & pick you spot pete
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Re: Hello from Leicestershire

Post  Digger1981 on Fri Mar 06 2015, 13:08

Hi, thank you for all the welcomes.

Gave the bike a quick wash yesterday in the fading light, ready for the MOT today, which it passed. Its colder than it looks today!
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