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Post  Tcat2016 on Thu Dec 29 2016, 21:08

Hi Everyone,

New to the motorcycle world, Thundercats and forums!

Just got a 1999 With 49K in really good condition - at least i think Shocked

Will upload some pictures when i know how.. Was looking for some real advice on what to service / change first.

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Post  SteveCat on Thu Dec 29 2016, 21:44

Hi Adam, welcome, you have found the right place for all things Thundercat, riding tips and ride outs.

We lurve pics, there are some how to's on here, but you need to upload to either the forum's pic site, or if you have a place you upload your pics to, use that and share the links.

You know the history of your 'Cat? If not, the usual starting points are oil, plugs,clean air filter and chain maint.

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Post  The White One on Fri Dec 30 2016, 12:40

+1 on what Steve said,
Chain - check for correct slop, check for tight spots and damaged rollers and lubrication. Clean and relube.
Sprockets - check for wear on sprockets hooked or pointy sprockets are bad and need replacing (chain and sprockets should be changed all at the same time)
Brakes - Check fluid reservoir if low top up with DOT 4 brake fluid, if dirty bleed old fluid out and replace with new. Check pads if low replace, Check all pistons move out and back in freely, if not try cleaning pistons, if still not then strip and rebuild
Tyres - check wear indicator, if on it then replace.
Oil - change oil and oil filter
Spark Plugs - Remove and inspect, if old and black then replace.
Air Filter - take out air filter and use compressed air to clean. (DO NOT you fluid of any kind) unless it a reusable K&N or similar then it will need cleaning with hot soapy water, left to dry thoroughly and re-oiled with K&N air filter oil.
Suspension - Check no misting or fork oil is on front forks (grab bars and push down and pull up to compress and extend the forks) check if fluid is visible. If so fork rebuild and new seals required. Bounce up and down on seat, check rear shock for oil seepage, if leaking consider replacement, rebuild or shock upgrade. If you ride and it feels like a pogo stick on the back then shock is knackered and will need one of the above.


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Post  0ldcat on Fri Dec 30 2016, 17:02

Hello and Welcome to the yamaha-thundercats dot org forums Adam.

Hope you enjoy your time here with us, and like SteveCat says above , this is the very place to come look for all you need to know of your new (to you) Cat.

Have a right good old snoop around all the different categories, forums and sections for all kinds of info and, eh hem, Mayhem Smile  . . . If you still cannot find what you're looking for post up a question. It'll only be a while before someone will be along to point you in the right direction.

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Post  yamahamad on Sun Jan 01 2017, 10:55

Hi & welcome, all sound advice above.

Paul
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Post  Tcat2016 on Mon Jan 16 2017, 17:07

Thanks for the replies guys. I've just uploaded some pictures in the gallery section.

Got myself some cheap bike stands off ebay, all seemed good except one of the front brackets for the front stand was missing arghhhh.

Hopefully we get a sunny weekend so i can change the oil and tighten the chain, it was so tight but after a clean and drench in chain cleaner its now got a bout 2 inches of play Shocked Shocked
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