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Post  Rosco on Tue Jun 28 2016, 17:22

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Sorry to say that I've only gone and written off my beloved Thundercat.
Out with Daz, Atholl and H (not from Steps)

Heading to Ullapool and got 12 miles north of Spean Bridge when it happened.
Diesel spills kill (thankfully only the bike after it hit the Armco post) 12 miles north of Spean bridge right hander doing 50-60 in the wet.
Daz in front made it and thankfully Atholl behind made it without hitting me.
Felt it starting to go and by the time I'd swore I was sliding down the road. Didn't think I was braking or accelerating just enough to maintain speed.
Thankfully I escaped with just getting muddy and ripping my waterproofs.
Had that bike 12 and a half years (Spain, Alps, Germany, All over the UK and Ireland, track days) .....Gutted :(

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Post  terry lees on Wed Jun 29 2016, 15:14

Its expected of me Rob. He would think me unwell if I didn't post up something, its just my way of saying I'm fine.

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Post  Robcat on Wed Jun 29 2016, 15:46

Glad you are and I know what ya saying.

Ya never know, insurance company most likely won't want it, so it'll be stuck in his garage waiting for the day to be resurrected by some means and way.
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Post  Wooster on Wed Jun 29 2016, 18:49

At least you're OK mate.

I drove up that way on Sunday afternoon, on the way to Ullapool myself (don't eat at The Caledonian Hotel, it's honkin. The Arch Inn is the place to eat.).
There was a skip lorry dropping diesel all over the shop just short of Laggan, I could even smell it through the vents in the car....I wonder if that was the guilty b*stard who did for you. :/


p.s. If it's a write off, could the rear shock have 'fallen off' in transit? (I have a rolling advisory on my own shock)
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Post  furball on Wed Jun 29 2016, 19:23

Oooop,s Rosco, glad to hear you are ok left thumb up

Plenty more cat,s out there...

PS: I think there may be spares in a garage in Inverkip Wink

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Post  Rosco on Wed Jun 29 2016, 23:14

That was the spot Allan.
Just shy of Laggan.

Bastardo skip lorry.

Atholl managed to do an run and then slide 6ft in his boots where I came off.

I've no idea how both he and Daz managed to stay on.
Could have been even worse.


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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Jun 30 2016, 15:34

You've finally killed it!

I'm with DBD mate, it's painful but sometimes it's kinder to say goodbye.

Glad you're OK mate, hope all goes well with the insurance.

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Post  Bob Richardson on Fri Jul 01 2016, 20:03

I don,t know. You young lads. Racing around, youll have to join the dads army
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Post  0ldcat on Sun Jul 03 2016, 16:31

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'E won't like it up 'im Mr Richardson rofl
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Post  mechy69 on Sun Jul 03 2016, 17:39

Glad your ok Ross, but is it right to kill off the site mascot, would be down to maybe 1 thundercat per rideout !!!!!,,


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Post  greencat on Sun Jul 03 2016, 19:30

Hi Ross,

Just picked up the devastating news! I thought that 'cat was going to live forever. It just never stopped despite.... I'm not going to mention that, or that, or the time..., or that, or..
You, I hope, are OK? Give it a few days to see how you really feel. It'll take longer than that to come to terms with the loss of your beloved Thundercat. My advice, having moved on, is to contemplate something new. But, as ever, your decision. Look forward to finding out what you decide. Til then take care and make sure you are Ok. How long should we place the site into official mourning?

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Post  mechy69 on Sun Jul 03 2016, 20:17

Black Flag time ?????
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Post  Radar on Sun Jul 03 2016, 21:05

Perhaps we should have a spares 'wip around' to rebuild the old girl!

Not sure about the Thundercat though
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Post  Lone'cat on Tue Jul 05 2016, 20:32

Ross, only just seen this. What a mare - gutted for you, but so glad you're OK.
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Post  furball on Wed Jul 06 2016, 16:31

any news on the cat front Ross?

Hope the insurance, are good to you...

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Post  Rosco on Wed Jul 06 2016, 20:07

Not yet Davie.

I double checked and it is actually very nearly 14 years I'd had her.

Hopefully I'll get 4 figures for her. Or enough to keep her and build a "Rosco bike Dave"

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Post  Rosco on Thu Jul 07 2016, 02:29

What's the chances of building one good bike out of this?[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Post  Robcat on Thu Jul 07 2016, 03:41

Start with the top bike as that looks cleaner.

It's time that's the important thing, have you got lots to spare? Maybe a winter project?

Engine swap, suspension fetle and throw a new exhaust in there. Build Stevecat's as the project.
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Post  robertcains on Thu Jul 07 2016, 06:44

Is it viable?
If you go down that route it would be wise to do all the obvious stuff like headstock bearings, swing arm bearings, suspension rebuild, it won't be a cheap fix unfortunately.
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Jul 07 2016, 08:44

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I think we all realise that with the age of the Cat, such a rebuild is going to be more a labour of love and affection, rather than a financial exercise Smile
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Post  dudeofrude on Thu Jul 07 2016, 11:59

Well I've got some spare bits knocking about so if you do decide to rebuild, post up a list of parts you need and I'll see what I can donate to the cause :-)
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Post  furball on Thu Jul 07 2016, 14:35

Ross if they let you keep the bike, why not part it out and make some cash, then start afresh with a newer bike,

Has Dave not got a red bike for sale left thumb up

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Jul 07 2016, 16:42

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ross if they let you keep the bike, why not part it out and make some cash, then start afresh with a newer bike,

Has Dave not got a red bike for sale left thumb up

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Aye but he's waay to tight to pay that kind of money!!!

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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jul 07 2016, 17:13

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Sounds terrifying

I'll have a rummage to see what 'cat bits I have (cluttering up the place) and offload them can bring what I can up to BM
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Post  kwakkat on Fri Jul 08 2016, 18:32

so glad to hear your ok Rosco is the bike damaged ? can,t see note wrong with it looks the same as usual from a distance & if you squint get a new 1 dude
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Post  furball on Fri Jul 08 2016, 19:43

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ross if they let you keep the bike, why not part it out and make some cash, then start afresh with a newer bike,

Has Dave not got a red bike for sale left thumb up

Davie...

Aye but he's waay to tight to pay that kind of money!!!

Possible new site mascot coming this way........Boscat1

Is this going to be a joint venture?

Don't forget the pics left thumb up

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Post  robertcains on Fri Jul 08 2016, 19:58

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ross if they let you keep the bike, why not part it out and make some cash, then start afresh with a newer bike,

Has Dave not got a red bike for sale left thumb up

Davie...

Aye but he's waay to tight to pay that kind of money!!!

Possible new site mascot coming this way........Boscat1

Is this going to be a joint venture?

Don't forget the pics left thumb up

Davie...

Yep, plenty of cable ties, duck tape & late night screaming... Normal service then
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