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Post  Jefft on Mon Jun 08 2015, 17:07

6 years of happy ownership is at an end! The cat is jumping from 2nd to neutral after 42000 miles, so it is time to part ways.

I am breaking the 97 cat, and though ownership have learnt some parts can be hard to get (fairings especially). I will sell the whole lot for £400, or parts individually to thundercat lovers. I cant seem to figure out how to put up photos so you see what you are getting... the condition of the bike is worn. Mechanically (until today) i would have said it was in good condition due to no issues and 4000 mile oil and filter changes. Cosmetically the cat is not so good;
the front fairing has been resprayed (black) and is actually in a state i will give this away.
the right fairing has been scratched significantly (again i wish i could put up photos)
left fairing is fine (red at the top black at the bottom)
rear side fairings are ok small wear marks towards the rear (white)
the very rear panel as worn (white).
the frame has a scratch on the lhs ( but it is straight)
rear swingarm has lost some paint towards the rear
Red tank with small scrach caused by the yoak when i lifted the tank
Front forks are in good condition and were rebuilt this year.

wheel are ok and tyres have a good amount of tread on them
rsu is fine
all the bearings move freely
lhs grab rail is fine
rhs grab rail is scratched.

I cant think what else to put down. Any questions about anything just ask. Collections can be made from sutton coldfield. Pricewise parts will be cheap, as i cant bear to see the bike scrapped!
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Jun 08 2015, 17:51

Here you go, hope this link helps with picture posting click me
Good luck with the sale. Might be a cheap project for someone if bought whole wink thumb up
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Post  The White One on Mon Jun 08 2015, 21:05

Do you have the stator cover in one piece? Like rocking horse dodo those are. Also look for forks if they are straight and not pitted tooo badly oh and swingarm if in good nick. If you werent so far i'd make an offer on the whole thing lol
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Jun 08 2015, 21:11

@The White One wrote:If you werent so far i'd make an offer on the whole thing lol
Hire a transit van  don\'t know , Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham area) aint so far away if you think it's a good deal.
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Post  The White One on Mon Jun 08 2015, 21:14

Bit too far to be honest about 350 round trip
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Post  terry lees on Mon Jun 08 2015, 23:34

Bloody ell Rosco, your big chance, by the sound of it a bag o s--t, you could marry it to your bag o s--t who knows what the outcome would be!
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Post  Jefft on Tue Jun 09 2015, 17:32






Thanks for the help Oldcat!

Stator cover has some paint chips, the forks are in good condition, the swing arm has some paint missing on the top. I would prefer collection as i do not have the means to package everything up. I am still riding the bike, I just avoid the 2nd gear now, so you could always ride it away!
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Post  The White One on Tue Jun 09 2015, 19:38

Is it just jumping out of 2nd all the time or just on hard acceleration? If it is rideable and t and t (just till I get back then I will take it


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Post  Jefft on Tue Jun 09 2015, 22:10

The first time it jumped was yesterday, it happened again. Then today I commuted on it, and it jumped out with only slight accelaration. I am commuting on it and avoiding second completly(I am shifting up twice). Where are you based? Also how do we swap details without all seeing?
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Post  The White One on Tue Jun 09 2015, 22:17

Hi Ive sent you a PM
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Jun 09 2015, 23:18

Not to spoil the sale plans....

When changing up to second, release the clutch as normal and allow the gear lever to return to normal, then push the gear lever up again and it should then engage properly and not pop out under acceleration.
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Post  Jefft on Wed Jun 10 2015, 18:02

I tried it but it puts me into 3rd. Its a shame to see it go but the white one has claimed it
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jun 10 2015, 21:35

Hi Jefft,

Is this now sold ? Can I mark it as such ?

Oh, and when you get your replacement (whatever it may be), don't be a stranger buddy, you'll always find a welcome here left thumb up

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Post  Jefft on Thu Jun 11 2015, 20:59

It has been sold, please mark as such. I kinda wish I used this forum more over the last years!
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