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Post  daNc on Wed Oct 14 2015, 11:46

Hi All,

Bought a thundercat this week and figured i'd sign up n say hi Smile First IL4 i've owned although ridden a few already. Got to say i'm enjoying the responsiveness compared to the twin i commute on.

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Re: New 'cat owner :)

Post  Rosco on Wed Oct 14 2015, 12:51

Great to have you aboard DaNc.

Enjoy the cat........ any pics?? link

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Re: New 'cat owner :)

Post  weasley on Wed Oct 14 2015, 13:15

Hey daNc - I think we have met on at least two other forums! Good to see you here - keep an eye open in your area, we may cross paths.
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Oct 14 2015, 15:11

Hi to the world of IL4's, the Thundercat and welcome to this Forum.
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Oct 14 2015, 15:42

Hello and Welcome DaNc to the forum great
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Re: New 'cat owner :)

Post  daNc on Wed Oct 14 2015, 16:09

weasley wrote:Hey daNc - I think we have met on at least two other forums!  Good to see you here - keep an eye open in your area, we may cross paths.

that is indeed me salute

thanks for the welcome Smile only pic i've taken so far although i've done around 50 miles over today and last night when i picked it up


discovered a couple of issues in that time. I get drips of fuel out of the overflow after a run when parked.. not sure if its a float sticking or what it could be. the petrol cap is an aftermarket one that just screws on and not sure if it would have a hole to let air in (to void the vacuum)
the idle generally sits around 1500 or so (dunno if this is normal or whether it should be lower)

but other than those niggles it runs ok and i'm enjoying myself on it so far Smile

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Post  yamahamad on Wed Oct 14 2015, 20:25

Hey & welcome to the forum.

Fuel leak could be a sticking carb float. Try some carb cleaner in the fuel.

Idle should be 1200 to 1400, in colder weather I keep mine nearer 14 as it runs better.

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Post  daNc on Wed Oct 14 2015, 20:32

Ah good to know, it does rise once warm to around 1600 ish so I think an adjustment is needed. Its possible the previous owner fitted the rear can without doing anything and now it's running a bit leaner..

Anybody know what pads fit the blue spot calipers?? Assume these aren't stock..
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Oct 14 2015, 23:04

daNc wrote:Anybody know what pads fit the blue spot calipers?? Assume these aren't stock..

Near certainty they are not, replacement pads are a personal choice - mine is EBC, organic front pads and Sintered rear part numbers are FA252HH for the front, two sets required and FA088 for the rear, just 1 set.
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Post  daNc on Wed Oct 14 2015, 23:51

Perfect, thank you Smile will be investigating once my paddock stands arrive. No center stand ftl

Don't spose you folks do many meets/ride outs?
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Post  FatCat on Wed Oct 14 2015, 23:59

Welcome mate

There is a section for our group rideouts which we tend to do in various locations throughout the UK. You can see the details and sign up here:
http://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/f25-how-about

They are all over for this year but you can sign up now for the 2016 events. Smile
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Post  weasley on Thu Oct 15 2015, 07:13

Just to be clear, the blue spot calipers are stock... the Thundercat was the first bike to get them (with the Thunderace).
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Re: New 'cat owner :)

Post  daNc on Thu Oct 15 2015, 09:28

weasley wrote:Just to be clear, the blue spot calipers are stock... the Thundercat was the first bike to get them (with the Thunderace).

good stuff.
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Oct 15 2015, 10:40

weasley wrote:Just to be clear, the blue spot calipers are stock... the Thundercat was the first bike to get them (with the Thunderace).

Sorry if I misread the question and answered incorrectly - I took it the pads were not stock, as Weasley has said the calipers are originals.
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Re: New 'cat owner :)

Post  daNc on Thu Oct 15 2015, 10:54

are you from SA steve?(i see the flag)
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Oct 15 2015, 12:07

I spent a large part of my life there. UK born, went there when I was 8 and moved back nearly 10 years ago. I have left the Safa flag in my profile just to warn people that I speak a bit differently Shocked Wink
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Post  daNc on Sat Oct 17 2015, 17:11

almost the opposite for me, born there and came here when i was about 7 or 8 and have lived here since left thumb up

well, i pulled the front brakes off today to check the state of the pads.. 2 out of the 4 were down to the metal backing plate and the pistons need a good going over with some cleaner and a toothbrush (i may just bleed new fluid in for good measure)

EBC HH pads ordered, 4 ngk plugs and a new air filter as well Smile found the 'cat uses the same fitment oil filter as my gpz500 so i can use one of the spare i have for that.
Next things to tackle are a few rusty bolts holding the mirrors on and one or two around the headstock as i'd like to get it looking as clean as possible
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Post  The White One on Sat Oct 17 2015, 19:38

Hi and welcome to the forum. Where abouts in Berkshire you from?
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Post  daNc on Sat Oct 17 2015, 20:26

Reading Smile for now at least. Need out of the place
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Post  The White One on Sat Oct 17 2015, 20:48

Readings not too bad, got the a33 there and H Cafe not too far from you as well. I'm 20 mins up the road in slough.
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