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Post  Goxethee on Sat Apr 14 2012, 06:12



It has a whole bunch of mods I believe but I don't know what they all are, I'd love to get in touch with the guy who tarted it up!
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Post  weasley on Sat Apr 14 2012, 08:47

That looks like Wowey's twin!

I'll say the same to you as I did to Wowey.... nice look but the Cat doesn't have an EXUP valve. Would be good if it had the Öhlins suspension (rather than just the sticker!).
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Post  mrfrance on Sat Apr 14 2012, 14:30

looks beautiful! And its the best colour...
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 14 2012, 19:01

very nice ..wanna swap wink thumb up
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Post  Goxethee on Sat Apr 14 2012, 22:49

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments Very Happy
Weasley, it came with all the bling attached, it has stickers all over it, I don't know what half of them mean :/
It does actually have an Ohlins shock Smile I dunno what at EXUP valve is, any chance matey could have had one fitted? He seems to have spent a shedload of money on it & it only cost me £1300 Very Happy
Mrfrance - thanks, I agree Smile
johnakay - er... no thanks Smile
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Post  weasley on Sun Apr 15 2012, 07:18

An EXUP valve is fitted in the exhaust and is used to boost power at different engine speeds; it is fitted in the Thunderace, Fazer 1000 etc but not the Cat and highly unlikely it will be retro-fitted as it requires not only pipe work in the exhaust but also electronics to control it.

Nice to have Öhlins suspension! Hope you figure out all the upgrades, if only to be fully insured. ;o)

That Yamaha US 'speedblocks' design is a classic and looks good on any bike!
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Post  Goxethee on Sun Apr 15 2012, 07:45

Thanks Weasley Smile I wonder if I can get those stickers off...
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Post  Roll The Bones on Sun Apr 15 2012, 12:51

Very smart, what year is it?
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sun Apr 15 2012, 18:02

You've done really well there.

Me jealous?............. Yes.
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Post  Goxethee on Sun Apr 15 2012, 19:44

She's 1998 Smile
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Post  Mapman on Mon Apr 16 2012, 12:34

Bang Tidy great
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Post  seancat on Mon Apr 16 2012, 20:20

Very nice bike you have there! Very Happy
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Post  StevieH on Thu Apr 19 2012, 18:02

Very Nice Bike Bud and good price.!!
I love that colour scheme and I wouldnt worry too much about bits and insurance they are only bothered if you try to claim really expensive after market bits if you dont tell them about them.Just ride it and enjoy it,there are plenty of other things too worry about in this life,never mind worrying about what accessories we have on our bikes. VERY NICE BIKE.!!! wink thumb up
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Post  Goxethee on Sun Apr 22 2012, 05:03

Thanks Stevie Smile
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Post  Hthatsme3 on Sun Apr 22 2012, 10:33

Wow! now that is a sweet ride! you got any idea there the seat/cowl came from!! I want one!!!!
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Post  Goxethee on Mon Apr 23 2012, 06:59

@Hthatsme3 wrote:Wow! now that is a sweet ride! you got any idea there the seat/cowl came from!! I want one!!!!

No idea unfortunately - I have SO MANY questions for the guy who tarted it up! If I ever find out, I'll let you know Smile
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Post  Mapman on Mon Apr 23 2012, 12:46

It's just a standard single seat cowl, but has a neat paint job on it obviously. These are fairly easy to pickup second hand in here, on eBay or buy new from somewhere like Powerbronze.

I do like the tail tidy on that bike though - amongst other things. Very nice.
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Post  Goxethee on Tue Apr 24 2012, 05:39

Mornin Very Happy I've just had the inspired idea of typing in 'Yamaha thundercat for sale' on a picture search & found my bike! Why I never thought of it before I dunno. I'm guessing that this was the bloke who sold it to the bloke who sold it to me. Here is a list of 'a few of the extras' & what they cost:

Delkevic Exhaust and stainless header pipes £300
Ohlins shock £500
NRC engine casings £252
LSL rearsets £181
Art carbon fibre frame covers £ 125
ATL quick release fuel cap £93
Hugger £75
Ohlins fork springs £73
Goodridge brake lines front and rear £70
Iridium double bubble screen £60
Undertray £55
Extenda Fenda £18
Seat cowl £37
Suzuki GSXR mirrors £35
Stainless bolts etc £30
Digital gear Display £70

So I got a proper bargain Very Happy Feeling very chuffed Very Happy
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Post  ellie on Tue Apr 24 2012, 07:28

Bargain indeed!! Thats alot of money to spend on an old-ish bike!! £1974!!!!
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Post  Roll The Bones on Tue Apr 24 2012, 14:35

Had the previous owner had it a while?
As ellie said that is a heck of a lot of money to fork out.
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Post  Snowcat on Tue Apr 24 2012, 18:18

That was a labour of love, someone has spent all that money to keep the bike and must have fell on hard times or something has happened for them to let it go.

Not wanting to put a downer on it and well done to you, the bike is a beaut and you got yourself a real deal there
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Post  Roll The Bones on Sat Apr 28 2012, 14:45

Is this your bike on our transatlantic cousins' forum?

http://www.yzf600r.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46696

If it is then it's a 660cc Cat! Lucky you.
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Post  ellie on Sat Apr 28 2012, 16:08

Nice find looks like most of the mods were pre-2008?

Did it cost you alot more for your insurance after you'd declared all them mods?

I presume if its a 660 its a higher tax bracket? i might be wrong.
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Post  Radar on Sat Apr 28 2012, 17:33

Love the yellow and black racing colours. That must be one of the most heavily modified Thundercats in the country.

Mine is virtually 100% bog standard
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Post  Goxethee on Sun May 13 2012, 04:43

@Roll The Bones wrote:Is this your bike on our transatlantic cousins' forum?

http://www.yzf600r.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=46696

If it is then it's a 660cc Cat! Lucky you.

Bloody hell! That is my bike! Nice find Very Happy Thankyou Very Happy

OMG now I have to reinsure it :/
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