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Hello from Bochum

Post  Chewbacca on Thu Nov 05 2015, 19:08

Hi all! Just came across this place by accident. Good to find another forum for some exchange around the Thundercat. I´m 38 and own my bike for 8 years. Its my first bike and i dont think i could ever sell it. I do the maintenance on my own from the beginning, i know this bike quite good meanwhile and hope i can help from time to time. Btw i visited UK on my Cat in 2010, sometimes driving on the wrong side by force of habit, but i survived and it was a great ride What a Face  

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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  0ldcat on Thu Nov 05 2015, 19:36

Hello & Welcome to the forum Chewy ,

All the way from sunny Bochum hey ? I have been there a time or two gi cheers green smile

Please do not misunderstand, but are you aware of our German sister website for the Thundercat ? You can find them HERE. A Group from them came over here to Scotland for a visit a while ago. They're a good bunch. One or two of them are also members on here as well.

After you have had a look at their forums, please do come back to us and make yourself at home here as well. Perhaps you could make the trip to visit us too Very Happy

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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  Rosco on Thu Nov 05 2015, 20:52

Hello & Welcome Chewy.

Hope you enjoy your time here.

Riding on the correct side of the road in a foreign land is easy when there is traffic around.
Myself and friends have often set off on the wrong side when there is no-one else around and the road markings just ain't helping.
Unfortunately a few have continued on the wrong side oblivious to their predicament for quite a while......not mentioning any names.

In glad you survived to tell the tale too Smile

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Post  Dogsbody on Fri Nov 06 2015, 10:29

Welcome to the site Chewbacca Bike2
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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  Wooster on Fri Nov 06 2015, 11:30

How do mate.

Re: driving on the wrong side.

I do that on occasion myself. Smile
Earlier in the year I came back from a job in Hamburg and had a total brain fart approaching a roundabout at Glasgow Airport.
I couldn't recall which side of the road I was meant to be on. green smile
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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  yamahamad on Fri Nov 06 2015, 14:18

Hi & welcome to the site, like you I have owned my cat for a lot of years & don't intend to ever part with it.

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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  Chewbacca on Fri Nov 06 2015, 18:31

@ Oldcat: yes i know the german Thundercat-forum. Sometimes we met with some people from there for a ride. It usually became a bit unruly and we were lucky to not lose our driving licenses. But i didnt read that some guys from the forum visited you in Scotland, i would go for that as well Smile

The driving in UK was quite alright after a while, my navigation system was really helpfull. But in roundabout traffic i mostly tried to go around to the right, the force of habit is strong with that one What a Face Fortunately a bike isnt big so i managed to pass everyone coming from the front. The car drivers were like... fuming i think they knew i´m from the continent Smile I was a truck driver these days, i was driving up to 700km every day and it was hard to break the automatism i got behind the wheel with years. At the last day in Dover i almost ended up on a bonnet of someone, just few minutes after this pic (sorry for the quality)



Strangely it was easier to drive a car (from a friend with the wheel on the right side) as a motorcycle. I realized that its not that simple just to switch to the other side Smile
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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  Wooster on Fri Nov 06 2015, 22:57

@Chewbacca wrote:
Strangely it was easier to drive a car (from a friend with the wheel on the right side) as a motorcycle.

How many times did you grab fresh air when reaching for your seat belt?

I did that every morning and every night for the best part of a week. green smile
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Post  Chewbacca on Sun Nov 08 2015, 09:30

Several times ofcourse, as well as hitting the right door when trying to shift gears Laughing
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Re: Hello from Bochum

Post  Wooster on Sun Nov 08 2015, 11:03

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