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Post  Ondurin on Thu Apr 06 2017, 20:21

And so it begins!




As you can see I have a frame, swing arm, front calipers (need rebuilding), rear caliper (needs rebuilding) and clutch cable.

The R6 5EB shock would require some major modification to fit the T'cat so that will be getting sold with the linkage to fund a replacement.


Raymond


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Re: New Thundercat in the works!

Post  Rosco on Fri Apr 07 2017, 00:12

Good start for a good price.

Good luck and enjoy.

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Post  The White One on Fri Apr 07 2017, 07:51

That is a good price, I sold a swingarm for £30 last year so the whole frame and swingarm for that is fantastic (as long as you got v5 with it)

Take the opportunity to upgrade rear shock to r6 and think about gearing also.
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Post  Wooster on Fri Apr 07 2017, 08:08

Interesting idea that. left thumb up Cool
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Re: New Thundercat in the works!

Post  Ondurin on Fri Apr 07 2017, 11:26

Thanks guy's, I need something to work on so I don't mess up my current T'cat Smile

I got the Frame, Swingarm, suspension linkage, number plate and a full HPI check (it's clean) for £30. I only have to apply for a new log book.


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Post  dudeofrude on Sat Apr 08 2017, 22:27

Looks like fun, are you gonna build it standard or are you planning something unique?
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Post  Ondurin on Sat Apr 08 2017, 22:32

dudeofrude wrote:Looks like fun, are you gonna build it standard or are you planning something unique?

Building it for the missus but I'm tempted to test out the R6 5EB shock and link that I have to see if I can make it work, but other than that I'll keep it as standard as can be Smile But my T'cat is getting some nice upgrades in the process Smile
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Post  Rosco on Sat Apr 08 2017, 22:56

Do you need the black plastic tray that hold the battery and everything under the seat?
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Re: New Thundercat in the works!

Post  Ondurin on Sat Apr 08 2017, 23:14

At the moment yes but I will put a list up tomorrow in a new thread once I've sorted myself out.
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Post  Ondurin on Sun Apr 09 2017, 14:44

Updated the main post etc etc. Very Happy
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Re: New Thundercat in the works!

Post  Radar on Mon Apr 10 2017, 22:52

Its like one of those 'Build a sailing ship' magazines, when you get a part a week!
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Post  Wooster on Mon Apr 10 2017, 23:06

Laughing

The D'Agostini Thundercat? green smile
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Post  Rosco on Tue Apr 11 2017, 01:09

Wooster wrote:Laughing

The D'Agostini Thundercat? green smile

I read that as D'Agnostic Thundercat.
You gotta see it to believe it.
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Post  FatCat on Tue Apr 11 2017, 21:59

Wooster wrote:Laughing

The D'Agostini Thundercat? green smile

Aye - build your cat over 1000 weeks. £15 per issue. You're onto a winner!
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Post  Wooster on Tue Apr 11 2017, 22:33

That occurred to me as well, not very cost effective. green smile


Ondurin's Frankenwagen is possibly more appropriate. tongue
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Post  Ondurin on Wed Apr 12 2017, 15:48

Yes I know not cost effective at all. Doesn't bother me though, getting another T'cat is a good thing and building it from this method is going to be good for my confidence in building a bike etc.

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Post  Wooster on Wed Apr 12 2017, 21:07

Ondurin wrote:Yes I know not cost effective at all. Doesn't bother me though, getting another T'cat is a good thing and building it from this method is going to be good for my confidence in building a bike etc.


No, no...
The magazine thing is not cost effective (the magazine instalments are about twice the price of buying it in one go). Smile

Cost doesn't come into what you're doing. Cool
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Post  Ondurin on Fri Apr 28 2017, 11:02

Picking up a running engine on Sunday with a ton of spares. Will get pics once I'm home with it all.

At this rate I'll need front forks and a radiator and most of the big stuff is done
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Post  Ondurin on Mon May 01 2017, 07:46

So after a rather long 3 hour 30 minute drive I finally got to Hull for the Tcat parts, there was more than expected, filled up the entire back of my Mazda 3!

So I then drove 3 hours 30 minutes back to Oxford and unloaded the car, this is the results!



Only thing that annoyed me was that the header studs are snapped, so Ill have to remove them and put new ones in fuming fuming

Other than that I'm happy with the £350 that lot cost me.

The build thread will start once I get a full weekend to myself, but no idea when that will actually be :(

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Post  yamahamad on Mon May 01 2017, 09:23

It looks like what you would find in the gravel trap after a highside & barrell roll on a track day lol.

Plenty of parts now to make a good start raymond.

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Post  Ondurin on Mon May 01 2017, 10:07

Lol yeah it does look rather messy just piled in my back garden, it's all in the shed now though Smile

Looking over the parts that I need will be the following: Front Forks, Radiator, Fairings, full exhaust system and chain & rear sprocket and maybe a few other parts but until I can get time with the bike it's just a rough list.
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Post  Ondurin on Thu May 11 2017, 17:16

Update!

Had some spare time this morning so I started to pre-assemble the clip-ons.


I do need to rewire both clutch and cylinder switch so they take the correct connector but that's a 30 second job with the soldering iron and some thermal tube Smile

Next week will see the bigger updates as I have 5 days off (Yes I booked some Holiday just to do this! Very Happy ) to tinker and drill out the old header studs and replace them with new ones.

I'm having an issue finding a set of front forks but that's not a problem just yet tbh.

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Post  The White One on Thu May 11 2017, 17:20

What do you still need as parts?
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Post  Ondurin on Thu May 11 2017, 17:26

Not 100% just yet, but I defiantly need front forks, radiator, rear sprocket and chain.

I'll have a much better idea next week though when I start to place it all out and catalog it all.
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Post  The White One on Thu May 11 2017, 18:10

Chain and sprockets you want new, wouldn't go used on those, I have a set of ace forks but they are 50mm, I also have a radiator with fan I believe.
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