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Back on the bike after 7 years

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Post  Mapman Tue Feb 28 2012, 23:56

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Hi folks,

Finally got my 1998 Cat back on the road today after a very long lay up in the garage. I started fettling with it at the end of summer last year and it took me much longer than I thought it would to sort out my forks, brakes and carbs etc. So it feels great to finally have a roadworthy bike and an MOT to prove it Very Happy

Now the weird thing is I went for a wee blast before and after the MOT and it feels really weird back on the bike again. Not sure if it's just me or I'm not used to the bike yet but I couldn't get comfy and had sore wrists after only 10 mins. I kept on slipping forwards in the seat and wasn't sure if my toes should be on the pegs or should my feet be placed further forward??? I've read loads about the Cat being such a comfortable bike and I know we're all different and so different strokes for different folks etc., maybe the Cat's just not right for me?

I'm 6ft 2 and around 13 stone and I'm sure there are bigger riders than me on these out there. Maybe I just need some refresher training to get myself setup better on the bike as well as the obvious back to biking tips that I should re-learn for saftey's sake.

Has anyone else out there been through this experience or should I just crack on and enjoy the learning curve? Would appreciate any thoughts and feedback from anyone.

Cheers,
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Post  Rosco Thu Mar 01 2012, 16:37

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past-it wrote:.. do we get numpty points for riding like that from now on???

It depends on whether they have a valid excuse. Wink

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Post  Snowcat Thu Mar 01 2012, 17:23

Porcelain !!
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Post  Wooster Thu Mar 01 2012, 18:53

Laughing
You have to be careful with them though, squeeze a bit too hard and before you know it you're leaving skidmarks all over the place....



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Re: the topic at hand.
I've read that LED indicators can pose a few probs.
It'd be ideal if the mirrors could augment the existing ones though.
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