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Post  littlecat Wed Jun 08 2011, 09:51

right, i dont have a manual for my 'cat, and went to try and buy oil yesterday but got confused and came home without lol.
what exactly do i need ? i know its semi synthetic, but theres different numbers on it ?
also how do i know what bulbs i need as spares without actually removing the existing ones?
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Post  littlecat Wed Jun 08 2011, 09:54

oh and forgot to ask, what should the tyre pressures be?
yes i know i need to buy a manual lol, will get one soon i promise hehehe
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Post  ellie Wed Jun 08 2011, 10:05

Tyre Pressures :- 32psi in the front and 34 psi in the rear
Oil :- 10w-40
Bulb :- Halogen H4 P437


Impressed?


I should wait for someone who knows what theyre really talking about to advise you!!
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Post  furball Wed Jun 08 2011, 10:06

I always buy Halfords Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil, never had any problems with it.

I buy in in the winter time as it's usualy half price..

Tyres no idea not had a Thundercat for years
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Post  Rosco Wed Jun 08 2011, 10:14

ellie wrote:Tyre Pressures :- 32psi in the front and 34 psi in the rear
Impressed?

mmmm.......I think the common consensus is 36psi front 42psi rear
When I did the track day recently I asked them to adjust them and they suggested 32 and 34 like you said (from memory).

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Post  robertcains Wed Jun 08 2011, 10:20

Yep, 36 42 for road use especially when loaded, reduced pressure on the track for a bigger footprint but will increase wear
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Post  stretchie_ Wed Jun 08 2011, 11:09

Yep, get semi synthetic 10w 40, make sure it's bike oil and not car oil, your bike has a wet clutch meaning the same oil is used around the clutch and bike oil is created with this in mind, car oil is not.

I've been using Halfords oil for years in all the bikes (from Cheryls CG125, through 400's, 600's and upto the BlackBird), the car and the Land Rover and had no problems.

Tyre pressures. There are normally two suggested set ups for tyre pressures on bikes.

A - Normal riding
B - Fast riding/ with pillion

For the thundercat B - fast riding is 36 front 42 rear and I THINK for A it's 32 front 36 rear.

I ran 36 front / 42 rear on the thundercat as do most people I think

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Post  firemaster Wed Jun 08 2011, 12:38

dont know why but i always use this
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but at £30 a pop its not cheap
tyres as above 36 42
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Post  Guest Wed Jun 08 2011, 12:47

firemaster wrote:dont know why but i always use this
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but at £30 a pop its not cheap
tyres as above 36 42

That's what I use aswell.
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Post  stretchie_ Wed Jun 08 2011, 13:51

Yeah, Halfords oil is steadily going up now too, used to be about £20 and in the past 6 months went to £23-£23 and now I think it's £27 so about £5.40 a litre.

I've been looking at this:

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Will look further into it, but it works out at £3.75 a litre.
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Post  SteveCat Wed Jun 08 2011, 17:41

Have that Silkolene in mine.
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Post  Guest Wed Jun 08 2011, 18:46

I run 36f 42r usually and that's what i was advised yet again when i got new tyres. I really noticed an improvement when I first used these pressures. And I knock a couple off the back tyre when I've got a pillion on. Having never done a track day am I right in assuming that you run on lower pressures for more tread and also because tyres get much hotter from being at high speeds constantly and hence they expand more?

Halfords oil.

Not got any spare bulbs Shocked

BTW I recently found out I can pump my tyres up with my hand pump I use on my push bike - can't believe I've been relying on garage forecourts for so long!
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Wed Jun 08 2011, 21:19

tyres i go with Haynes - 32f 36R - always worked for me - and use Halfords oil or whatever anyone else gets me Smile
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Post  Gedcat Wed Jun 08 2011, 23:11

i always use this stuff off this guy, think its a good price with a free filter too

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Post  Rosco Wed Jun 08 2011, 23:31

The bible says

32f 36r for rider only,
36f 41r for rider and passenger OR high speed riding.

So what if you want to have a passenger AND high speed riding?

I know that with cars the more goods, passengers etc you carry you increase the pressure. Some folks appear to advise the opposite for bikes??

Me thinks the worm filled can has been opened.

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Post  kwakkat Thu Jun 09 2011, 01:15

yes 36 front 42 r loaded 2 up & fast
32 f 36 r single day to day riding
& have you seen what time i posted this
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Post  greencat Thu Jun 09 2011, 05:29

Time is relative.
Somewhere in the world it's 5pm and time to stop working!
I just never seem to be there :(

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Post  littlecat Thu Jun 09 2011, 08:17

ok, so bearing in mind i weigh less than 8 stone...so like 2/3of a rider lmao which do i go for
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Thu Jun 09 2011, 08:37

Try both and see what feels better for you.

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Post  furball Thu Jun 09 2011, 09:09

littlecat wrote:ok, so bearing in mind i weigh less than 8 stone...so like 2/3of a rider lmao which do i go for

Not any help but i wish i weighed 8 stone, even 10 would be fine grumpy .


Davie just a wee bit over weight :(
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Post  Rosco Thu Jun 09 2011, 09:42

littlecat wrote:ok, so bearing in mind i weigh less than 8 stone...so like 2/3of a rider lmao which do i go for

Crikey - I've very nearly twice the woman you are! shit happens
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Post  stretchie_ Thu Jun 09 2011, 10:16

At least you have height on your side Rosco, I'm 13.5 stone and 2ft tall
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Post  Rosco Thu Jun 09 2011, 11:34

stretchie_ wrote:At least you have height on your side Rosco, I'm 13.5 stone and 2ft tall

That's a low centre of gravity then.......you short-arses have it so easy!
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Post  Dai-San Thu Jun 09 2011, 15:19

At 13.5 stone and 2ft tall I think 'Wide' arse rather than short arse is more appropriate.
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