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Post  Big sy on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:59 am

Hi all, I have just joined and thought it would be right of me to introduce myself,

So... a bit about myself, Im Simon im 32yrs old, work in security, love the gym and have always been in to cars, although i grew up around bikes as my dad was an bike instructor and from the age of about 11 i was riding bikes in fields.

6 months ago i decided cars are way to expensive to buy, mod and run so i bought myself a Yamaha DTR 125, after about a month of riding it i was bored, so booked my DAS which i have passed my mod 1 and have my mod 2 on monday, so i wanted to get a big bike for when i passed, i did lots of research and decided a cat would be the best bike for me.

So I bought and picked up a cat yesterday Very Happy its a 1998 model in Black, Silver and Orange with 30k on the clock, its standard apart from a Fuel can, it looks and sound lovely! I just hope i pass my test on monday so i can take it for a ride green smile

Well hope i haven't bored you all lol, i will post a pic when i get chance,

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Post  SteveCat on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:03 am

Hi welcome Simon, all the best for mod 2 and then you can enjoy your thundercat great
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Post  Big sy on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:05 am

@SteveCat wrote:Hi welcome Simon, all the best for mod 2 and then you can enjoy your thundercat great

Thank you Very Happy
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Post  YZFJohn on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:16 am

Hi Simon,
Welcome and all the best for your Mod 2.

Easier said than done - relax and enjoy it and you'll do fine.
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:37 am

Hello & Welcome,

All the best for Mod2 on Monday . . .I'm sure you'll be right great
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Post  ellie on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:53 am

Hi & welcome, good luck with the Mod 2!



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Post  TomCom on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:25 am

hi MAN nice to see more people in here Smile
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Post  Roll The Bones on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:41 am

Welcome aboard. Good luck.
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:45 am

Welcome to the site and good luck for Monday.
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Post  yamahamad on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:17 am

Hi and welcome to the site. Good luck for the test.

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:25 am

Welcome to the gang, and the best of luck on Monday.... hope it all goes well and you manage to get out and enjoy your 'Cat soon great

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Post  Big sy on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:30 am

wow lots of love here! Very Happy Thank you all.

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Post  billyw on Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:20 am

Hi and welcome, good luck for next Monday -enjoy.
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Post  Rosco on Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:23 am

Hi & Welcome Sy.

The best colour scheme is making a comeback!!!!
Good luck on the test.

Cheers
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Post  Wozza on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:17 am

Hi Sy

I'm new here too!

Best of luck with your test
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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:09 am

Welcome , I'm sure you are going to be just fine for your MOD2 .Good luck.
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Post  greencat on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:03 pm

Hi Sy,

Welcome to the site. Hope you've found us friendly here?
Congratulations on acquiring a :yzf: and in my fave colours! Or as Rosco puts it 'If Carlsberg did B&Q delivery bikes .....' pmsl

Good luck with the test on Monday. Let us know how it goes and if you do pass enjoy the silly grin for a while before jumping on the bike and taking her out for a spin. Take it easy, the 'cat can bite back. Take time to get used to her.

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Post  firemaster on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:24 am

good luck for monday and good to see another southerner we are out numbered by hairy northerners Twisted Evil
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Post  Big sy on Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:16 am

Hi guys and girls, thought i would let you all know i passed my mod 2 Very Happy I passed with just 2 minors for observation.

So iv been out on the Cat and what a bike! Its so awesome! Very Happy only problem im having is slow control in traffic and slow corners, anything under 3k revs and its not very smooth, on tick over it has a slight miss, when pulling away in slow traffic you have to give it lots of throttle and lots of clutch slipping or it will stall, same on corners, i find if its a second gear corner and i slow to the right speed it will splutter so again i have to slip the clutch, riding it at lows revs seems to be very on/off if you know what i mean? it could just be me not use to the bike, my friend thinks i should get it checked out as the carbs mite need balancing, it had new plugs 3k miles ago so i wouldn't of thought it could be that, any ideas anyone?

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Post  billyw on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:45 am

Congratulations Simon well done.

Cant help with the problem however i am sure someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly.

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Post  frazmcfraggle on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:31 am

Well done Big Sy, cant help with the bike probs - trick is dont ride it slow and problem goes away - simples clink
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:04 am

Well done Simon.

Might be best to ask this in the Pit Stop, but my 2p worth.

Has the bike been standing for a while you know of? Sounds like there could be a blocked idle jet or two, 2-3k rpm sounds about right for the idle 'circuit'.
I had a similar issue, cured it by putting a few thou miles on it in a few days Laughing, next best I'd say would be try some cleaner stuff like Redex. What you don't want to be doing is stripping the carbs and trying to poke the dirt out.

Might be worth cleaning the air filter as well if you not sure if it has been done.
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Post  Big sy on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:25 am

Thanks guys, Im not sure if its been standing or not, ive just ordered some new plugs, oil and filter, i will get some redex but do i use special bike redex or just the car stuff for a petrol engine?

once iv done all that ill take it for a blast down to cornwall or up to somerset and see if that clears it out, if not down to my local bike garage i shall go to let them have a look,

Cheers guys,
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:27 pm

@Big sy wrote: do i use special bike redex or just the car stuff for a petrol engine?

The car stuff for carbed engines (not the injector one). It might take a while for the dirt to shift, but at least you can have fun riding the bike whilst it gets an internal clean.
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Post  prodigy on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:47 pm

Welcome and congrats on your recent pass Smile Like the others have said, try some redex to clear out the carbs, if that fails then get the carbs balanced and see how you go. Could be any number of small things with the carbs but it shouldnt be too difficult to get sorted.
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