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Post  chappie on Wed Nov 10 2010, 13:49

Hello all!

Just passed my direct access mod 2 on Monday! So looking round for my first bike! My original (optimistic) thoughts were an R6. But my sensible head has taken over and looking at a 600 thundercat.

Basically what sort of things should I be looking for when looking for a bike?

I've seen a 1996 thundercat with 31k with stainless steel downpipes for £1595 at a local garage. Is this a good price?

I'm going to go have a look at the bike on Saturday morning so any pointers or tips would be great!

Hello once again!

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Post  weasley on Wed Nov 10 2010, 15:53

Bit steep if you ask me, but worth a look. For that price it'll need to be absolutely mint.
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Nov 10 2010, 18:19

Weasleys' right on the price click the underlined PARKERS link for a price guide.

If you have a good trawl through the welcomes section you'll find quiet a few of the answers your looking for or use the search facillity.
That said, this forum is full of the type of members that will be more than happy to repeat the major points to look for.

My personal input would be to get the bike HPI'd and to take someone with you when you go to look at it who knows their way around a bike well, and demand a test ride.

Welcome to the site by the way, hope you enjoy your stay here.

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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Wed Nov 10 2010, 19:16

Congrats on passing, welcome to the site
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Post  yamahamad on Wed Nov 10 2010, 20:34

Hi & welcome simon. Like the other guys said tis a bit expensive for a 96 model especially this time of year unless it is absolutely pristine, low miles & comes with a warranty. Personally i love the r6 but the cat is a much better all round bike for the road.
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Nov 10 2010, 21:47

Si,

First welcome to the site and have a look at soem of the posts but take someone who knows about bikes to view it and ride it.

Just as a pointer. my Tcat is a Y reg, had 18k mile and was £1800 off ebay. It has the SS exhaust system and was in very good condition.

So take your time and get the best you can afford.
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Post  NFB_THUNDER on Wed Nov 10 2010, 22:24

Hi Simon,

Congrats on the pass! and welcome to the site I have only been a member for a short time but have found this forum to be very useful as members on this site have good knowledge of the Thundercat! I have moved to a Thundercat from much larger CC bikes but I must say that I was well impressed with the Thundercats abilities! As for the purchasing if this is your first experience of purchasing a bike then I am with the other guys take someone who knows bikes and knows what to look for, it could save you cash! Also depending on your mechanical experience it may be worth getting a warranty. Also as some of the folks have already said as it is winter haggle the price or for extending the warranty or both!

Hope you get sorted and riding soon. great
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Post  andyb on Thu Nov 11 2010, 09:13

My advice is, keep an open mind and don't buy the first bike you come across Smile i must admit, i'm a nightmare for that myself wall

Anyway, happy bike shopping and welcome to the site clink
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Nov 11 2010, 11:06

Hi & welcome, can't add to the advice given.
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Post  Rosco on Thu Nov 11 2010, 13:39

Congratulations on passing and good luck getting a Thundercat.

Can't add to what has been said already. You've got plenty food for thought (ammunition against over-priced sale).
Let us all know how you got on.

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Post  JDM on Thu Nov 11 2010, 16:05

Hello & Welcome,

Congrats on the pass, and in all fairness I bought '97 thundercat with 12000 on clock last year for £1700, and taking into time of year would have thought could knock bit off that price!

I'm no good on what to look out for, I just had good old go over mine make sure everything looked about right, no underlying signs of accident or anything and generally picked up vibes, but that was a private seller as well, good luck with the purchase, and happy riding!!!!!

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Post  Toni on Sun Nov 14 2010, 08:02

Welcome aboard great
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Post  chappie on Thu Nov 18 2010, 08:53

Thanks everyone for your responses and welcomes!

I'm off to view the above mentioned cat on Saturday morning. And all being well hopefully thrash out a deal with them!
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