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Post  SteveCat Mon Jul 11 2011, 22:27

Been a bit of bike changing of late which seems to have rubbed off on me. So my beloved kitty will be finding a new home sometime in the not too distant future. I can't believe how attached I am to it, almost feeling like a traitor moving on after 4 odds years and 60 odd thou miles. I've had fantastic service from it, but do realise that cannot continue if I keep up my riding regime.


I might be boring and unadventurous, but I'm not tired of thundercat 's just yet, so the 'new' bike is a Red :yzf:
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Post  robertcains Mon Jul 11 2011, 22:34

Nice one Steve, looks like u bought a nice tidy bike there!
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Post  Rosco Mon Jul 11 2011, 22:35

Hi Steve

That's sad and great news all at once.
Hope the transition goes well.

Cheers
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Post  Radar Mon Jul 11 2011, 22:37

The King is dead!

Long Live the King!!

My Thundercat has otlived a number of other bikes. I am now thinging of flogging my Fazer 1000 and getting a R1, but the Cat will stay whatever happens
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Post  Guest Mon Jul 11 2011, 23:05

SteveCat wrote:. I can't believe how attached I am to it, almost feeling like a traitor
:yzf:

I know how you feel , but I get great comfort knowing that it's going to you and not some stranger from Auto trader or ebay great
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Post  Wooster Tue Jul 12 2011, 00:23

Radar wrote:The King is dead!

Long Live the King!!

My Thundercat has otlived a number of other bikes. I am now thinging of flogging my Fazer 1000 and getting a R1, but the Cat will stay whatever happens

I had to give myself a good talking to last night.
I was looking at a really tidy 2007 R1 (black/red trim, Akrapovic cans) for around £6k.

But it occurred to me that it'd be better spent on a pension plan (I only have 20 years left to get that kind of shit in order I thought)


..only?
I remember when 20 years was forever, and that really was 'only' 20 years ago.

I reckon I'm turning into an old fart in front of my own eyes. old grumpy
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Post  greencat Tue Jul 12 2011, 03:33

Excellent news Steve great

Hope you got a good price - it's only been ditched once - I think! rofl2
Let's hope that was a one off and you can teach the old girl some better habits Very Happy

You're going to end up being our longest serving Thundercat owner on the site.

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Post  Guest Tue Jul 12 2011, 07:59

greencat wrote:Excellent news Steve great


teach the old girl some better habits Very Happy

You're going to end up being our longest serving Thundercat owner on the site.

Nothing wrong with the old girls' habits , it was the dodgy rider on it at the time !!

Also hasn't Paul (Weasley) had his cat for about 10 years ??
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Post  billyw Tue Jul 12 2011, 09:14

The question is did you buy the tank cover to match the bike or the bike to match the tank cover?

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Post  yamahamad Tue Jul 12 2011, 09:17

Glad you are getting another thundercat steve & not changing to something else. I quite fancy an R1 but only for the looks i really do not want to go any faster than the cat is capable of & i would keep the cat.
I have had mine for eight years although it did not get used much for a few years when the kids were young.
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Jul 12 2011, 10:27

Steve,

I think you are going to be lost when you lift the seat and don't see any Spaghetti underneath!!!! :rite:

I wonder how long it will take before the new one looks like the old?
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Post  Guest Tue Jul 12 2011, 10:50

Manor69 wrote:Steve,

I think you are going to be lost when you lift the seat and don't see any Spaghetti underneath!!!! :rite:

I wonder how long it will take before the new one looks like the old?

Red ones are stronger and last longer Cool


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Post  SteveCat Tue Jul 12 2011, 10:55

Wooster wrote:But it occurred to me that it'd be better spent on a pension plan
billyw wrote:The question is did you buy the tank cover to match the bike or the bike to match the tank cover?

Very astute Billy, and the key question to unlocking the puzzle. Woosters' reasoning mirrors my own and too unlocks an untold story naughty

I had my eye on a Blue 2007 'Cat, as nice as it is the head was saying "keep your mitts off that money it's for when you're old ". It didn't stop me from trying to work out just how low the dealer would go if I made an offer (think there's some Yorkshire in me Very Happy ). Add the cost to adding the bits I'm used to on mine .. umm, but it's a late model ..., there's nothing wrong with the bike you got .. boy the civil war that was raging in my head.

espaceman3's 'Cat was on eBay I was watching the progress, initially to gauge what sort of offer I was going to make on the 2007 bike, but then started thinking that I really ought to give it a try, there was a red tank cover available after all. naughty . Fair price I think ( but then who wouldn't want to sell for more and buy for less )



So the answer is the bike did come first, but who knows which colour it would have been if not for the tank bag cover great
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Jul 12 2011, 11:05

Red ones are stronger and last longer

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Post  SteveCat Tue Jul 12 2011, 11:40

greencat wrote:Let's hope that was a one off and you can teach the old girl some better habits Very Happy

I'm rather hoping it's properly house trained and has no further interest in ditches Chris.

Think I join the smaller group of second 'Cat owners and have to resign from the high mileage on my current bike club.

It is good to know that folk keep their 'Cats for many years, would have been my intention too had I not had this problem of forgetting to get off the bike.

Anyway, it's a good chance for me to test to see which is the fastest colour pmsl
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Post  Roll The Bones Tue Jul 12 2011, 17:28

Red isn't the fastest with me on it Steve pmsl But I'm sure you'll be the quickest on here! Wink It does look faster!!!
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Post  ellie Tue Jul 12 2011, 17:41

Well done on your purchase/sale both of you!


I too have thought of buying a newer 'cat but it's the only bike I've ever owned apart from my 125 so wanna try something new....a change is as good as a rest!
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Post  Guest Tue Jul 12 2011, 17:52


I love the colour red , it's a shame my replacement bike doesn't come in Red , but I think I can live with that Cool
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Post  SteveCat Tue Jul 12 2011, 17:54

Some of us already know the fastest colour(s), two or tri tone with black, and may surprise you they go just as well with a pillion (yip there's more than one Very Happy) and nope I'm not talking about me.

Would do me good to slow down a bit, so I don't mind.

I'd better grab my (black) lid and run before I start another colour war
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Post  Radar Tue Jul 12 2011, 18:10

Had my Cat 11.5 years now

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Post  furball Tue Jul 12 2011, 18:26

Looking good Steve (the bike not you) hope you have as much fun with this one as you did with the last one..

PS: whats the mileage so we can keep tabs on how many miles you do in a year Cool

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Post  SteveCat Tue Jul 12 2011, 21:29

furball wrote:PS: whats the mileage so we can keep tabs on how many miles you do in a year Cool

Oh dear, you working for my ins. company ? Mad tongue Very Happy

Will report my sign on mileage and you can all keep tabs on me Very Happy Just a pity I'm planning a slow down (don't worry I'm sure it'll pass soon enough)

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Post  SteveCat Tue Jul 12 2011, 21:34

Manor69 wrote:Steve,

I think you are going to be lost when you lift the seat and don't see any Spaghetti underneath!!!! :rite:

I wonder how long it will take before the new one looks like the old?

Don't worry, I'll sort out the 'underseat technology' in no time at all, after all - and I ought not to say this, but what the he* - I am able to run the US Space program, if needed, from my bike pmsl Well it's out now, a mobile DR site rofl2
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Post  Guest Tue Jul 12 2011, 21:59

furball wrote:Looking good Steve (the bike not you) hope you have as much fun with this one as you did with the last one..

PS: whats the mileage so we can keep tabs on how many miles you do in a year Cool

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Post  SteveCat Tue Jul 12 2011, 22:04

Oh no, that's no good, my old one did over 300 Very Happy
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