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Post  NewCatCardiff on Wed Aug 15 2012, 22:12

Hi from a potential TCat owner... having been looking for a bigger bike for some time I went to see a 2003 14k miles model in blue today and I think I have committed myself to a purchase !

I'm stepping up from a Kawasaki Ninja 250r which I have been riding since 2010 and looking forward to something bigger and able to tour.

I laughed at a few of forum posts saying that the vertically challenged are taking over the site - sorry but I am swelling the numbers further... I stumbled across the forum after looking for advice on lowering links..! Shorties Rule ! Very Happy

Any buying advice, lower links advice and hellos from owners in South Wales very welcome !

Geoff
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  mrfrance on Wed Aug 15 2012, 22:19

Hello and welcome to the forum! Very Happy
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Roll The Bones on Wed Aug 15 2012, 22:29

Welcome along and you won't need to lower it.
I didn't. Laughing
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  0ldcat on Wed Aug 15 2012, 22:48

Hello & Welcome Geoff,

Good luck with the deal and getting a lowering kit Thumb
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Radar on Wed Aug 15 2012, 23:51

Werlcome, from a fellow stumpy.
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Aug 15 2012, 23:53

hi there and welcome
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  stevemcc on Thu Aug 16 2012, 00:12

Welcome along,
Lowering! just don't put your feet down....problem solved...
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  mechy69 on Thu Aug 16 2012, 05:19

hello and welcome,, im sure the serious people with short legs will be along in a bit with useful advice??,, (when ellie wakes up), but greencat is vertically challanged and he didnt lower the cat and is now on a 848 ducati (i could but i wont)
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  ellie on Thu Aug 16 2012, 07:34

Hello & welcome!

Nothing wrong with being short! There's lots of vertically challenged people on here.

I don't know about them taking over the site tho, they'd have to bite the ankles of us tall folk first Wink
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  TomCom on Thu Aug 16 2012, 07:50

Another member Smile JUPI
Blue is ok (good is not y...)
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  greencat on Thu Aug 16 2012, 08:38

Hi Geoff,

Great to welcome a new member to the site. Especially if you can cause mayhem with your first post!

Tall people have their heads in the clouds and don't 'arf hit the ground fast when they fall over!! Just my wee contribution to the debate green smile

Wait until you get the bike and have a chance to decide if you really need to modify it. It can be done and if it makes you more confident then it's worth doing. At 5'6" I managed without a problem. It's a heavy bike compared to newer bikes and when full of fuel and luggage can quickly get past the point of no return if it over-balances (from stationary that is). Everyone has an experience to relate! Shocked

Hopefully those members who have done the mod will be along to impart their experiences soon.

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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  mechy69 on Thu Aug 16 2012, 08:57

Yes you more than some eh boss
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  SteveCat on Thu Aug 16 2012, 09:16

Hi and welcome, good luck with the purchase.


@greencat wrote: and don't 'arf hit the ground fast when they fall over!!

Ain't that the truth :( I've tried that out and have to agree, wish I hadn't now Shocked Very Happy
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Guest on Thu Aug 16 2012, 14:09

Hi and welcome good luck with the purchase Laughing
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Rosco on Thu Aug 16 2012, 17:59

Hi & Welcome

Good luck with the purchase.

Cheers
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  NewCatCardiff on Thu Aug 16 2012, 19:10

Cheers - lots of welcomes... Thanks very much.... I think perhaps I have made up my mind because I order Lust Racing lowering links last night and I haven't bought the bike yet !
Cheers
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Snowcat on Thu Aug 16 2012, 19:38

Hi welcome and good luck, hope the one you're looking at is THE ONE Smile

Cheers Steve
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  0ldcat on Thu Aug 16 2012, 22:12

@NewCatCardiff wrote:Cheers - lots of welcomes... Thanks very much.... I think perhaps I have made up my mind because I order Lust Racing lowering links last night and I haven't bought the bike yet !
Cheers

Get yer hands on a thundercat Huzzar !
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  davwaz on Fri Aug 17 2012, 12:36

Hi and welcome, i am quite new to the forum and have had my thundercat for around a month now, i was debating wether or not i should lower my tcat also but manage quite well even tho i am 5 foot 6 with an inside leg of 29"
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Carlos_1977 on Fri Aug 17 2012, 14:02

Hi mate
Im from the newport area
will have to get a ride out at some point
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Roll The Bones on Fri Aug 17 2012, 18:13

@davwaz wrote:Hi and welcome, i am quite new to the forum and have had my thundercat for around a month now, i was debating wether or not i should lower my tcat also but manage quite well even tho i am 5 foot 6 with an inside leg of 29"

You could've been my twin davwaz (give or take a year) but I think we should leave weight out of the topic though! Laughing
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  Barnsley Bogtrotter on Fri Aug 17 2012, 19:38

welcome the TCat is an ace bike
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  NewCatCardiff on Fri Aug 17 2012, 19:47

Cheers All... paying deposit tommorrow and Carlos_1977 - yes we shall have to have a ride out
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Re: Hello - New member and almost an owner...

Post  billyw on Fri Aug 17 2012, 20:23

Hi - enjoy your new bike.

Cheers
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