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Post  dick65 on Fri Mar 22 2013, 16:23

someone left the door open so thought id have a look in, i live in east cumbria and have been riding a thunderace for a couple years also had an xj900f(pre diversion) for commuting duties but since that gave up the ghost decided to look around for something to replace it i eventually found a nice 2002 thundercat with 16000 miles and 1 owner and service history,thought the Ace and Cat make a nice pair Very Happy one thing i did notice with the cat was a bit of cam chain rattle on start up but soon disappears when warm.
i do a lot of riding around alston so may meet up with some folks up hartside.
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Post  SteveCat on Fri Mar 22 2013, 17:14

Hi and welcome3 , glad you found the door ajar and you ventured in.

Nice 'cat you have there and 'ace Very Happy Lovely area you in, like Hartside
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Post  greencat on Fri Mar 22 2013, 17:41

Welcome Very Happy

Hope you enjoy your stay. Cumbria and the N Pennnes are a great area to ride in. May be a bit snowy right now?
Have a good wander about in here. Always good to see some pics. Hopefully w can get a group pic up at Hartside this year - see you there?!
Ride safe,
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Post  thunderstu600 on Fri Mar 22 2013, 17:45

welcome1 to the forum, love both your bikes, specially the red n white. (same as mine)

albeit a few more scratches and cracks etc on my part.
not for long tho Smile
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Post  Roll The Bones on Fri Mar 22 2013, 17:59

Welcome along looks a nice bike, how does the Cat compare to the Ace?

What make of car (red/yellow) is that in the background? Smile
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Post  thunderstu600 on Fri Mar 22 2013, 18:11

I'm sure it looks like the new windowless Bugatti Veyron, very nice Laughing
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Post  dick65 on Fri Mar 22 2013, 19:46

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thanks for the warm welcome folks,looks like a great forum still finding my way round, i try to avoid the cumbria side for riding as its too busy i mainly ride the north pennines its a bikers paradise Very Happy
as to comparing the Ace and Cat thats a tough one i thought the Cat was more like a 750 rather than a 600 its only my third ride so far so cant comment fully as yet but im enjoying it Very Happy
this is the Ace up weardale last year
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Post  Snowcat on Fri Mar 22 2013, 20:13

Hi and welcome to the forum, lovely pair of Yammy's you have there, the cat reminds me of the one I had, same colour and year and by the looks of it pretty inmolested apart from the indicators and end can, 2 mods I allowed on mine, not the biggest fan of original indicators anyway, fastest colour too i note.

Glad you found your way in and hope you stick around, we're a pretty friendly bunch on the whole and always willing to give advice as needed and a good ribbing where deemed necessary.

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Post  dick65 on Fri Mar 22 2013, 20:36

cheers steve, was unsure about the indicators but might leave them on the exhausts nice and throaty but not overly loud so thats staying, it also came with oxford heated grips which are nice in this weather Very Happy
and yeah im always up for a good laugh.
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Post  0ldcat on Fri Mar 22 2013, 23:11

Hello and welcome to the forum dick65.

Lovely pair of stable mates you have there. Just like our Fi has north of the border.

Hope you enjoy it in here, look forward to your input and maybe seeing you out there sometime.

Take a wee peek in the How about "Something for the Weekend" section for some of our annual ride outs . . . always a hoot left thumb up

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Fri Mar 22 2013, 23:34

Hello and welcome.

Nice pair. I'm sure there's a link somewhere on here to the yammi advert that went out. Puts us UK blokes to shame. grumpy

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Post  Radar on Fri Mar 22 2013, 23:51

Welcome...nice pair!
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Post  Rosco on Sat Mar 23 2013, 01:18

Impressive wheels you've got there.
Even the car goes VRooM Smile
Welcome aboard & glad to hear you're not 43.

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Post  ellie on Sat Mar 23 2013, 06:47

Welcome aboard! Nice pair!

Enjoy the site, but if you join a rideout, which bike would you bring? Lol.


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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sat Mar 23 2013, 13:01

Hellllooo and welcome to the gang Thumb

Great to see someone else who's got both the 'Cat and the 'Ace.... nice looking bikes you have great

And as Ellie says, it's always a fun trying to decide which bike to bring to the rideouts lol!!

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Post  MevsyD on Sat Mar 23 2013, 17:38

Welcome to the forum. Loving the 'cat, shame it isn't in the fastest colours! naughty Big love to the 'ace too! I have the very same in the same colour. Cracking bike, love it to pieces.. You have a nice stable there..
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Post  billyw on Sat Mar 23 2013, 20:26

Hi and welcome, very nice pair of bikes there.

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Post  dick65 on Mon Mar 25 2013, 19:44

thanks for all the comments folks Very Happy i think im gonna like it here Thumb
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