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Post  cheesemanpaul Sat Jan 30 2010, 17:36

Thanks for the welcome people, lets see if you can help me with some of these things then? Firstly i cant for the life of me find a service manual on CD anywhere so any links or sites would be great, cant find 1 on fleebay either, theres 1 site and they are wanting a tenner which is abit steep for a CD, also i have just bleed the front brakes and there is no air left in them, slightly spongy still, can this be normal, had new seals in the calipers, someone told me they will firm up? i also have a question about the front indicators but will ask that later, sorry for all the questions but i have had no-one to ask wall
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Post  yamahamad Sat Jan 30 2010, 18:13

I would recommend getting a haynes manual they prove to be invaluable if you do the maintenance & repairs. Have you changed the brake lines to braided if not how old are the rubber ones?
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Post  Toni Sat Jan 30 2010, 19:52

yamahamad wrote:I would recommend getting a haynes manual

+1 great

I have the German version (green book) but i think in English it is this one

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Post  cheesemanpaul Sat Jan 30 2010, 21:04

sorry for being late, at work. They are rubber 1s and it is a 2000 bike so might just be the rubber, there are no leaks or anything.
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Post  greencat Sat Jan 30 2010, 21:38

Hi cheeseman,

I have a Thundercat Workshop manual on CD that I no longer require. It was certainly helpful when I had to rebuild the 'cat Embarassed but the 'cat's gone so, although I hung on to it for sentimental reasons, I guess it's not much use to me now. If it'll be used to pamper another 'cat then it's yours for the postage or a beer sometime on one of the rideouts (evening imbibing only, of course). PM me with your details if you're interested.

I must have a clear out this year and move on some of the bits I've got hanging over from having the 'cat. I found a front sprocket lock washer in the tool box the other day, brand new, so I'll post that up. I'll dig out the rest from the shed when it warms up!

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Post  kwakkat Sat Jan 30 2010, 21:44

if theres no air in the hose try tieing the front brake lever back & leave it over night
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Post  yamahamad Sun Jan 31 2010, 10:13

I would suggest replacing the brake lines to braided. Yamaha recommend to replace them at 3 or 4 years old due to rubber perishing & going soft.
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Post  cheesemanpaul Sun Jan 31 2010, 11:11

thank for the help, might do that
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