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Post  Guest Mon Jun 13 2011, 21:14

Hello All

I join you from the South Coast - Bournemouth to be precise.

I recently bought the Cat as it suited my lanky 6ft3in frame. It's my 18th bike since passing my test 19 years ago. After a few years break I was toying with this and a ZX7R but realised that with age come the added restrictions on stiffness of joints and aching wrists coupled with a new found fear of premature death Shocked so the cat won.

I'm really pleased with the cat, and although revvy (my last bike was a VTR1000) it pulls well and keeps up with the best of them. People are surprised its a 15 year old bike as it still looks pretty modern. The bike only has 19k miles on the clock and is very clean.

No quibbles yet but I've only done 90 miles on it since buying it.

Came to the forum to look for hints and tips on improving performance and solving any niggles that may arise. I am also selling the race can from the bike (see classifieds section).

So if anyone is paying a visit to the coast this summer, it would be great to pop out for a spin (work & kids permitting) Smile
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Post  Roll The Bones Mon Jun 13 2011, 21:23

Hello and welcome.
One bike a year, how long for the Cat?
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Post  yamahamad Mon Jun 13 2011, 22:48

Hi & welcome to the forum. You will find lots of info & general fun here.
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Post  ellie Mon Jun 13 2011, 23:07

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Post  littlecat Mon Jun 13 2011, 23:24

hi, welcome, your in my hometown then, i am from bournemouth originally, might be down there on the bike this summer visiting friends.
funny you should say the 'Cat suited you as your tall, lol, i bought it cos it suited my very vertically challenged
frame ( after a little tweaking lol).
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Post  Guest Tue Jun 14 2011, 10:32

@Roll The Bones wrote:Hello and welcome.
One bike a year, how long for the Cat?

Its taken me 2 years to get the wife to agree to me getting another bike, so I think i'll be keeping hol of this one Very Happy
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Post  Guest Tue Jun 14 2011, 10:34

Thank you all foy your kind responses green smile
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Post  Rosco Tue Jun 14 2011, 11:06

Hi Lion-o

Welcome to the site.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.

18 bikes in 19 years....Wow! You scared you're missing something?
I've had 2 in 13 years.

The grass is very green with the Thundercat so you might keep her for a while.

Good luck with the can sale.
Are we getting to see the rest of the bike?

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Post  SteveCat Tue Jun 14 2011, 11:09

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Post  Dai-San Tue Jun 14 2011, 21:42

Welcome mate, nice friendly bunch here.
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Post  Guest Wed Jun 15 2011, 10:45

@Rosco wrote:Hi Lion-o

18 bikes in 19 years....Wow! You scared you're missing something?
I've had 2 in 13 years.


I get bored easily. A couple ended up under cars (VFR400) and embedded into back of vans (Aprillia Pegaso - 1 hour after picking it up) etc.

Luckily the Cat is not my sole form of transport now so I can use it purely for fun.
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