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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:32

Just bought my Thundercat and am picking up on sat!

I will need it restricted for four months and think it's a pretty good idea as I came up from a 125 cruiser! However, I can't sem to find any information in these forums on restrictors at all!

If anybody can offer any measurements and pics for the washers I can get some made up.! Or a cheaper place than the rip offs at fi!

Also, what is anyones opinion on lowering? I am looking at 45 or 55mm bones for the back (20 quid pretty good I reckon). My bro bought 'em for his bandit. Has anyone used these and do they cause any problems with the bike?

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Post  0ldcat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:47

Speak with ellie about restrictor kits. Hers was restricted and recently removed, not sure if she still has the kit to pass/sell on.

As for lowering there are two that I am aware of that have lowering kits on their bikes with no issues on performance or handling.
Littlecat & Easy'sMum are the ones to ask about their lowered bikes.

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Post  littlecat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:51

hi there, how tall are you ? i have mine fully lowered, but i had no option , as i'm only 5 foot tall.
if you lower the back you will need to drop the front too.cant see it being neccesary unless your vertically challenged,( as a few of us are on here), but several of us have em lowered and they handle fine
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:58

Thanks for the replies guys!

Sent Ellie a message about the restrictors, hoping to get a set so I can stick them in as soon as I get my Cat!

I am about 5'6 or 5'7 and it's a tip toe jobby when manouvering.

As long as they handle good I'm sure I can sort something Very Happy

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Post  littlecat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:05

im only on my toes when fully lowered, and thts with all the foam off the seat too lol.the cat is very stable, you might be surprised, the trick is to make it easy for yourself wherever possible...that said if it makes you more confident then theres no reason not to lower her, i have the 55 kit on mine, so youd probably get away with the smaller one, but i cant advise on how much to lower the front to balance, someone ele might have an idea
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:07

No worries, thanks a lot for the info. I've also managed to get hold of the Cat restrictor dimensions so if I can't find any I can get them made up cheap as chips!
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:10

Hi, from what I've seen don't expect the restrictors to slow you down too much.

Pop by the New Members page and drop an intro there so we call say hi
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:12

Hopefully they wont! Slightly tamer bike and no worries about insurance etc. Especially if I can get them done free!

I'll pop over there now thanks
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Post  0ldcat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:13

I'm 5' 7" and 31" inside leg, never had to lower either of my cats, but I suppose it's a balance - confidence thing.

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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:17

Good to know, I'll see how I get on without first. As I said, started on a low down cruiser so I'm sure I'll get my confidence pretty quick!
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:20

@Stewbacca wrote:no worries about insurance etc. Especially if I can get them done free!

Aren't the insurance company's a bit sticky about the kit being fitted professionally - an expensive bit of paper?
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Post  littlecat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:22

dont you need signed paperwork to say you've had a restrictor kit fitted? excuse the stupid question, i wouldnt know as i havnt had one, but i thought you got like a certificate when you had them fitted
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Post  littlecat on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:23

lol snap
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 20:29

Nah the certificate seems to be a waste of money that FI brag about to make you think you need it. As far as I can tell if you get pulled they rarely check and if they do you just get a dyno run for £30!

I think it's also up to the insurer to ask about it when you get it insured. I can't see it being a problem but it's no harm to restrict it and get used to it. It's only four months after all!
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Post  Stewbacca on Tue Jun 21 2011, 21:16

as it turns out. the measurements for the cat are 38 outer diameter, 15.5 iner circle diameter and the circle is offset 13mm from the centre.. bandit restricters are 38 OD, 15 ID and 13 OFF! They're all over the net too
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Post  ellie on Tue Jun 21 2011, 22:39

Sorry I've recently sold them!

Another shorty-it's a conspiracy by the vertically challenged to take over the site!!!
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Post  ellie on Tue Jun 21 2011, 22:44

Easy'sMum

Is that your predicitive text Tel lol?
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