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Post  pipersam Thu Aug 05 2010, 19:55

Its time to introduce myself as I have monitoring the forum for a while.

I'm "actively" looking for a thundercat to buy (yellow/silver, gold/silver/black or all red - not that I'm fussy). I passed my restricted test 5 years ago and had a restricted hornet. Ended up under a bus one day (bus drivers fault, and I only had a scratch on my leg!!) so decided to give it a break and sell the bike. Have ridden around on other peoples bikes including a fazor 1000 (g/f's dad), gixxer six (g/f's bro) and CBF125 (g/f... Laughing) so have gradually built the confidence back up.

So thanks for reading and I hope you (from what I've seen - lovely people....) will be able to help me with any problems and advice that I need!

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Post  JDM Thu Aug 05 2010, 20:03

Hello & Welcome,

Hope you find what your after in double quick time, there real fun bikes, lots of people on here who know whats what so any questions sure someone will pop along and help you out, technically i'm about as much use as tits on a fish but enjoy the banter!! great great
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Post  andyb Thu Aug 05 2010, 20:14

Under a bus hey, fair play for having the guts to get back on 2 wheels great

enjoy the forun clink
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Post  northun_munky Thu Aug 05 2010, 20:28

Hi sam,

Welcome mate. Good luck in your hunt! Where abouts in dorset are you?
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Post  Panzerbuilder Thu Aug 05 2010, 21:00

Hello and welcome.

Check out ebay, thats where mines from and just keep looking. One with your name will turn up I'm sure. great
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Post  yamahamad Thu Aug 05 2010, 21:13

Hi & welcome sam hope you find the purrfect cat for you.
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Post  pipersam Thu Aug 05 2010, 21:42

Thanks very much for everyones welcomes!

@northun_munky wrote:Hi sam,

Welcome mate. Good luck in your hunt! Where abouts in dorset are you?

Im in Bridport, been here for a month, used to live in Hertfordshire and have relocated down to my mums. She used to live in Dorchester so know Weymouth and the surrounding area quite well now! One of the main reasons of wanting to get back on a bike to be honest!!! Very Happy
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Post  northun_munky Thu Aug 05 2010, 21:54

Im in Bridport, been here for a month, used to live in Hertfordshire and have relocated down to my mums. She used to live in Dorchester so know Weymouth and the surrounding area quite well now! One of the main reasons of wanting to get back on a bike to be honest!!! Very Happy

I kniow what you mean! I picked my bike up yesterday from london and today did the weymouth to bridders coast road Very Happy Been waiting to do it on a bike since I moved here 6 years ago lol! It didn't disapoint Smile

Good luck with the search, might see you on the road sometime!
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Post  Rosco Thu Aug 05 2010, 22:16

Hi and welcome Sam.

Do you play the pipes, smoke a pipe, decorate cakes or none of the above?

Glad to hear you're back after the bust up with the bus.

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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Thu Aug 05 2010, 22:21

Hi Sam,

Welcome aboard, glad to hear you've not been put off

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Post  pipersam Thu Aug 05 2010, 22:22

Hahaha no none of the above. I have a private pilots license and I learnt in a Piper Warrior. I've used that as a web name for quite a while and its now stuck!
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Post  Guest Sat Aug 07 2010, 23:05

@pipersam wrote:Thanks very much for everyones welcomes!

@northun_munky wrote:Hi sam,

Welcome mate. Good luck in your hunt! Where abouts in dorset are you?

Im in Bridport, been here for a month, used to live in Hertfordshire and have relocated down to my mums. She used to live in Dorchester so know Weymouth and the surrounding area quite well now! One of the main reasons of wanting to get back on a bike to be honest!!! Very Happy

Small world My Mum and Step dad used to live in Bridport - Hell Farm at the end of Hell Lane (I know great names ) really nice neck of the woods despite the name !! Welcome
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Post  olliej Sun Aug 08 2010, 08:49

There is a red thundercat up at morse motorcycles in weston supermare at the moment. I think it comes up on an autotrader search, if not it is on their website. Thats one of the only opes in the dealers in this area at the moment though - I'm in Yeovil and I know coz I've looked!!

The weymouth to bridders run is a great road, just watch out for tourists that don't know where they are going and fail to indicate or turn in front of you last minute, especially this time of year!

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Post  pipersam Sun Aug 08 2010, 10:05

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Small world My Mum and Step dad used to live in Bridport - Hell Farm at the end of Hell Lane (I know great names ) really nice neck of the woods despite the name !! Welcome

Yeh I know where that is, i'm sure i've seen the road name! Thanks for your welcome.

@olliej wrote:There is a red thundercat up at morse motorcycles in weston supermare at the moment. I think it comes up on an autotrader search, if not it is on their website. Thats one of the only opes in the dealers in this area at the moment though - I'm in Yeovil and I know coz I've looked!!

The weymouth to bridders run is a great road, just watch out for tourists that don't know where they are going and fail to indicate or turn in front of you last minute, especially this time of year! I know what you mean about the tourists. 20mph on the 50mph road, either cause they're sightseeing or scared sh!tless of the road....

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Thanks for the pointer. Will give them a call and see if I can arrange a viewing. Do those seat covers replace the whole seat, or can you just simply remove them?

I know what you mean about the coast road. Tourists driving at 20mph the whole way either because they're taking in the breathtaking views, or they are simply sh!t scared of the road!!!

Thanks again,

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Post  weasley Sun Aug 08 2010, 21:25

The seat cowl sits on top of the original seat and should be removable without any damage. There are some clips that are screwed to the underside of the seat but if removed there shouldn't be any visible damage, just a couple of screw holes underneath.

Looks nice...... if not the best colour (tip, look at my profile Wink------>)
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Post  pipersam Sun Aug 08 2010, 21:51

Very nice color mate but I must have been through 50 adverts in last 3/4 weeks and havnt seen a single one that colour! Crying or Very sad
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Post  JDM Mon Aug 09 2010, 11:13

It is a nice colour scheme but don't forget if it had a bit of Red/White it would be soooooo much faster!! Smile Laughing Laughing
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Post  pipersam Mon Aug 09 2010, 17:33

Ok so possible bike number two, and I think some will appreciate the colour scheme! (thanks to olliej for telling me about the ad!)

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201017357725651

Will call them in the morning to arrange a viewing and test drive. Not my preferred colour scheme but definitely worth a look and it looks in really good condition.
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Post  andyb Mon Aug 09 2010, 17:43

Tidy looking bike there to be fair great But in my opinion massivly over priced, mines an s plate, and I paid alot less than that ponder
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Post  pipersam Mon Aug 09 2010, 18:37

Thanks for the heads up re the price andy. If you don't mind me asking what was the mileage of the bike when you bought it?

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Post  andyb Mon Aug 09 2010, 19:42

Off the top of my head I'm pretty sure it was around the 30000 mark, which is a lot, but came with a full yamaha service history Very Happy
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Post  yamahamad Mon Aug 09 2010, 19:58

You would alway expect to pay more from a dealership. If it has full up to date service history & they are selling it with a warranty then fair enough but if not then it is expensive. Looks real nice condition & nice colours although a bit slow looking Smile . The brake fluid needs changing as it is black, should be golden yellow.
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Post  pipersam Mon Aug 09 2010, 20:25

Great, thanks very much for the tip. I'm also going to see this bike tomorrow. Much newer, but with more miles, and again looks extremely tidy!

http://www.bournemouth-motorcycles.com/Yamaha%20Thundercat.html

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Post  yamahamad Mon Aug 09 2010, 20:33

It does look very tidy & nice colour too.
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Post  0ldcat Tue Aug 10 2010, 08:35

Hi Sam,

Here's a link you may find usefull in your searches

PARKER's USED BIKE PRICE GUIDE

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