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Post  supraloopy on Thu Oct 20 2011, 22:04

Hi I'm not sure if this is the place to do this but here goes. I bought my cat about a week ago and have enjoyed getting to grips with it pale
I'm going to hang on until the weather gets too bad to ride with confidence and then start the job of bringing the bike back to tip top condition :whoop:
I'll put some pics up once I have worked out how to get them off my phone confused
So keep checking and please comment if you think I'm going wrong anywhere. clink
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Oct 20 2011, 22:26

Looking forward to following your progress. Are you going as far back to engine out and bare frame??

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Post  supraloopy on Thu Oct 20 2011, 22:31

@Dirt Bike Dave wrote:Looking forward to following your progress. Are you going as far back to engine out and bare frame??

I'll see how it looks when I start to clean it up. If that's what it needs that's what I'll do :evil2:
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Oct 20 2011, 23:17

Nice one. I'm thinking of doing something similar in the new year.

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Post  Radar on Fri Oct 21 2011, 00:05

I have a winter tidy up planned for my Thundercat too with the focus on suspension and brakes
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suprise A few pics of how it is now.

Post  supraloopy on Sat Oct 22 2011, 17:57

I have now worked out how to get pics up so here are a few of it as it stands now. It's a bit tatty but I'm now starting to really like the orange so my original plans may change. I'm collecting lots of bits ready for the winter so watch this space and I'll update it as and when things start to change.
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Post  billyw on Sat Oct 22 2011, 18:33

Doesn't look too tatty at all Dave, in fact may have to give mine a really good clean having seen these pics.
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Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 01 2011, 21:35

Well so far I have bought for fitting.
1. R&G race bar ends.
2. New nose cone.
3. ebc front and rear sintered pads.
4. goodrich braided hoses front/back
5. new front mud gaurd
6. smoked double screen.
7. pro bolt set (for everything)
8. fork protectors made to fit ;0)
9. carbon style levers.
10. new clutch and throttle cables.
11. front discs wavey
12. rear disc wavey
13. lowering dog bones (I'm a short fecker)
That's it for now but the bike will be stripped and paited too over the winter. (I have no intention of selling it so will make it right)
I will add pictures as things get done.
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Post  greencat on Tue Nov 01 2011, 21:48

Wow Dave. That's quite a list!

Sounds like you're going to be doing a proper job. I know when I had to have mine repainted (haven't got time to explain why Embarassed ) the orange paint colour was no longer available. KTM orange was the nearest - if a bit brighter than the original. You probably know this already in your line of work, but I thought I'd mention it. Do like the orange/silver/black colours. great

Look forward to seeing the pictures.

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Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 01 2011, 21:59

Colour is going to be black/grey/silver. or bronze, can't decide.. It will all come to light when I start it. But if I don't like it I can change at no real cost as it's what I do.. that is why I'm buying spare everything so I can play.. I love the orange now but it's not really me.. I'm like the wind though I will change my mind like it all the time :0(
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Post  Rosco on Tue Nov 01 2011, 22:48

Looking forward to the updates.
Hope it all goes well.

Cheers
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Post  terry lees on Thu Nov 03 2011, 16:22

Bet Rosco, wishes his looked like that!
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Post  firemaster on Thu Nov 03 2011, 17:04

so wish i could have my panels done :(
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Post  HEHORE on Thu Nov 03 2011, 19:14

supraloopy , funny question , as im young and very skint, what are you doing with the old bits ? mostly the fairing bolts as im missing a few and can affored the sets

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Post  supraloopy on Sat Nov 05 2011, 18:03

@HEHORE wrote:supraloopy , funny question , as im young and very skint, what are you doing with the old bits ? mostly the fairing bolts as im missing a few and can affored the sets

When it's all done what I have left I will let you know and we'll sort something out Smile
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Post  HEHORE on Sat Nov 05 2011, 20:37

Thanks

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suprise Ok this is going to be a long one..

Post  supraloopy on Sat Nov 05 2011, 22:14

Right...Things have moved forward quite alot I'll let the pictures do the talking. affraid

Got it on the stands


Then just started taking it apart.






Got most of the bits to the workshop and started getting them ready.




Polished the tinted screen I got from ebay to a glass finish and started painting some bits to test the colour.




I then came home and carried on taking it apart, I should have the engine out very soon.


Everything I touch on it breaks so will be renewing a lot more than first thought so parts etc.. may change depending on budget. I must keep reminding myself it's an old bike loony
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suprise Couple more progress pics.

Post  supraloopy on Mon Nov 07 2011, 22:26

I think I only have the chain, clutch and throttle cables to disconnect and then I'll drop the engine out.
I have removed the wiring loom completely as I am now having the frame re-powder coated. I have one quick question, should I keep the swinging arm
the same colour as the frame?






Anyone getting fed up yet :sleep:
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Post  Rosco on Tue Nov 08 2011, 01:56

Very Impressed. I'd barely consider disassembling the pink bike in the background.

Keep up the good work.

Once you've finished practising I'll lend you mine to fix up Wink
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Nov 08 2011, 08:59

@supraloopy wrote: I have one quick question, should I keep the swinging arm the same colour as the frame?

Personal choice, but I would
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Post  Rosco on Tue Nov 08 2011, 09:54

@SteveCat wrote:
@supraloopy wrote: I have one quick question, should I keep the swinging arm the same colour as the frame?

Personal choice, but I would

Orange might work.
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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Nov 08 2011, 15:03

@supraloopy wrote:Please comment if you think I'm going wrong anywhere.

It's not blue green smile

@supraloopy wrote:I have one quick question, should I keep the swinging arm
the same colour as the frame?

I think the frame, swing arm and fork lowers should be the same colour.

I got someone to do some photoshopping for me here the pics, ignore the colours but it might help with the frames.

Original bike:


Other colour schemes.
Black


Pink


And the two alternate blues that I want to do, I think I prefer No 2:

No 1


No 2
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Post  Rosco on Tue Nov 08 2011, 15:21

I've changed my mind ..... all pink.
Maybe get those pink and silver streamer things for the bar ends too.

It will go well with the other bike in the picture.

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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Nov 08 2011, 16:12

@Rosco wrote:I've changed my mind ..... all pink.
Maybe get those pink and silver streamer things for the bar ends too.

I had them on my blade





Sorry, I'll stop the derail.. Embarassed
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Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 08 2011, 17:10

Loving the tassels ;0) I don't mind if the thread goes off on a tangent as long it keeps people chatting and interested :0) As for the frame and swing arm I'll keep them silver I think. Ohh does anyone know where to get the yzf decals from? or is it yamaha only and bend over time??
I'm pleased you all like my efforts and any niggles or tricks I learn I'll post them up to ;0)
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