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Post  ogzimbo on Sat Feb 16 2013, 14:34

Hi all,
I live an work in Manchester and I have been riding for several years. Mt first bike was a CBR but then in 2010 I bought a Thundercat. Was a joy until it developed the 2nd gear issue and finally someone knocked me off it in early 2011 Steam Ears . So call it labour of love or insanity, I rebuilt the bike. Finally got it on the road again in August 2012.
More recently it developed an electrical problem which thanks to winter has had to wait for repairs.... I will post a picture soon.
Cheers, Jonathan
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Feb 16 2013, 15:12

Hi Jonathan,

Welcome to the forum. Have a good look around (if you haven't already), and hope you enjoy.

Take a look in the "Something for the Weekend" section and see if there's anything that may tweek your interest. Maybe see you out there sometime.

Cheers
Tel

PS: In nearly 12 years of this forum (this is it's 4th Guise), we've only had one other incident of the 2nd gear (supposed common) problem. Glad to hear you stuck with it and rebuilt her wink thumb up
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Post  Snowcat on Sat Feb 16 2013, 15:27

Hi Jonathon and welcome to the forum, great choice of bike and as Tel said fair play for sticking by it, these are fairly bullet proof so sorry you've had a bit of bad luck.

Whereabouts in Manchester you from, I'm just up the road on the Oldham/Manchester border and there's a couple of other Mancs on here just recently, could be some sort of invasion!!

Yes pics, we like pics and as yours looks a little different to the norm would be interested to see a little more detail.

Have a look around, maybe look at something for the weekend and join us for a ride out, or as you're local perhaps we can meet up for a spin out at some point now that the weather (appears) to be improving!!

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Post  Rosco on Sat Feb 16 2013, 16:37

Hi & Welcome Jonathon.

I've been told I try to make mine have a 2nd gear issue but touchwood I've gotten away with it so far.

As has been said I think you've been unlucky (twice)

Hat off you for building her back up.....hope you were ok.

Looks like you've done a great job too - looking good.

Cheers
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Post  ogzimbo on Sat Feb 16 2013, 16:50

@Snowcat wrote:Whereabouts in Manchester you from, I'm just up the road on the Oldham/Manchester border and there's a couple of other Mancs on here just recently, could be some sort of invasion!!
Steve (Snowcat) - I am in Blackley at present.... so closer than you would think. When I get the bike going will let you know, a good ride is in order!.
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Post  Snowcat on Sat Feb 16 2013, 19:46

Yeah you're close, there's another member, Prime, he lives just up the road as well near Costco, we'll be forming a North West branch of Thundercats.org at this rate!! Smile
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Post  prime on Sun Feb 17 2013, 18:01

hi and welcome mate. as snowcat said im only off the m60. would be good to go for ride sometime, the northwest chapter!
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Post  Radar on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:11

Welcome to the forum from the South West Midlands branch...
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:17

hi and welcome
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Post  ogzimbo on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:44

I finally got a few pictures of my Thundercat up.... Thanks for the warm welcome
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:55

@ogzimbo wrote:I finally got a few pictures of my Thundercat up.... Thanks for the warm welcome

I'm originally from Manchester! but now I'm living just outside of the Cheshire plains in a lovely place known as Ellesmere Port (made famous by Cheshire oaks).... on a more serious note, I'm also in Manchester quite a bit (family their) so like Snowcat said we could meet up for a ride out....
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Post  ellie on Mon Feb 18 2013, 07:00

Welcome aboard Jonathan.

Make yourself at home, we're a friendly bunch here and always happy to help should you ever need it.

Ride safe!
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Post  greencat on Mon Feb 18 2013, 09:27

Hi Jonatnan,

Welcome to the site! Glad you found us Clap

Sorry to hear you've had problems (quite unusual despite the folklore), but credit to you for doing the re-built and I hope you get the electrical problem ironed out.

Join the locals for a blat sometime and hopefully you can join us on one of the group meets this year. Worth doing if you've not ridden in a group before. Hope to you can make it.

Cheers,
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 18 2013, 09:30

Hi Jonathan welcome3
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Post  billyw on Mon Feb 18 2013, 11:46

Hi Jonathan and welcome.

Cheers Billy
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