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Post  stevemcc on Wed Nov 16 2011, 21:31

Hi all
I'm a bit of a late starter in this game, at the ripe old age of 43 ive just passed my Test, first time thank god could have cost me a fortune otherwise.
I used to ride back in the 80s an old YB100 (which is now up for sale via ebay if anyones interested) after that I got into fast cars, had kids, mortgage etc.
However now I have the time and the funds to do the bike thing so ive bid on a local cat on ebay and low and behold won the thing. Its a 2000 plate with 5000miles YES 5000 on the clock, cherry red all over,
Ive done the HPI on it and it all seems legit, I was amazed how little the bike has done.
The seller is MOTing it today and I should pick it up tomorrow, hopefully its as good as he is making out and Ive grabbed a bargain at £1500.
Just thought I'd say Hi all and i'm sure i'll be asking some stupid questions anytime soon.

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Post  0ldcat on Wed Nov 16 2011, 21:37

Hello & Welcome Steve,

Hope you enjoy the forum.

Nice looking cat and yeah seems like you bagged a bargain there.
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Post  Rosco on Wed Nov 16 2011, 21:39

Hi Steve

Looking nice and I should think so too at <500 miles a year.
Many before you have asked stupid questions (self included) so feel free to find some of them on the site .... You can then ask your own.

Welcome on board.

Treat her with lots of respect and she'll be a good girl for you.

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Post  ellie on Wed Nov 16 2011, 21:55

Nice looking bike! Welcome aboard chap.


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Post  stretchie_ on Wed Nov 16 2011, 23:46

Hi Mate

Melksham here so not too far away.
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Post  yamahamad on Thu Nov 17 2011, 09:53

Hi & welcome. Nice looking bike in a nice colour.
Seems to me like you got a cracking deal.

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Post  SteveCat on Thu Nov 17 2011, 09:58

Hi Steve, welcome - good buy there. Know of a Red 'Cat in Swindon, so maybe you'll spot it sometime.
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Post  YZFJohn on Thu Nov 17 2011, 10:06

Hi Steve,

Welcome. Red Cats seem to be coming out the woodwork. lol.

Ask silly questions but watch out for the numpty police on here. nurse
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Post  greencat on Thu Nov 17 2011, 12:09

Hi Steve,

Welcome to the site and to your new Thundercat. I'm sure you'll love the 'cat. Just take it easy to start with and get to know her.

Now all you have to do is decide which of the ride-outs you want to show here off at. Very Happy BTW that's the bike I'm talking about! fnarfnar

Let us know your first impressions once you've got some miles under your belt. great

Cheers,
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Post  billyw on Thu Nov 17 2011, 12:39

Hi Steve and welcome.
Cheers
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Nov 17 2011, 12:47

Hi there and welcome. I too am a late starter at 38 and the cat is my first big bike. You really can pick up some bargains at the moment as I did and you'll love the bike, seriously I countdown every Sunday night to the following Saturday morning when I can get her and go out again, making the most of the "good" weather befor it turns and getting some much needed miles under my belt.

Good luck and enjoy. Treat her with respect and she'll look after you, the bike is very forgiving.

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Post  Big sy on Thu Nov 17 2011, 18:14

Hi and welcome to the forum!

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Post  stevemcc on Thu Nov 17 2011, 23:49

Well I picked her up today with a fresh MOT and got her a shiney new tax disc,she started first time and sounded sweet, engine feels really tight too, went for a quick blat down the A419 before I realised I hadn't really checked anything like tyre pressures, coolant levels etc, so I had a not so quick saunter home. When I checked everything was as it should be it (which it wasnt, tyre pressures were both at <20) it was time for the school run, so its in the garage for the night.
A quick polish tonight and the only thing I found was a crack in the front mudguard, looks like it was done by a disc-lock, still its barely noticable and the rest is mint.
I really think i've lucked in and bagged a real bargain, I got all the old MOTs which confirmed the lack of milage, (why do people buy bikes and not use them?) the original can which looks new and even the original receipt from when it was new and every reciept since.
I'm off to add a few miles tomorrow and nip in to George Whites to grab a few bits, any recommendations for tank protectors or are they all much of a mutchness?
Cheers all
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Post  0ldcat on Fri Nov 18 2011, 00:45

OoooRaaah ! green smile

I think the tank protector is a personal choice thang.

Enjoy yer ride out. Hope you can make one of our rides sometime.

Keep it shiney side up great
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Post  bikerbird on Fri Nov 18 2011, 13:59

hiyyyaaaaaaaaaa i was a late starter too!! Started out with a CBR 600 then sold that and got the cat for a bargain too Very Happy i love going out on mine and its great fun - cant wait till the summer when I can get out on it more!! have fun and most of all enjoy great
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Post  Roll The Bones on Fri Nov 18 2011, 15:38

Welcome to the forum Steve and enjoy!
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Post  firemaster on Fri Nov 18 2011, 19:00

welcome my wiltshire comrade hope to see you around clink
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