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Post  greencat on Thu May 16 2013, 13:04

There have been a few exceptional topics on Thundercat rebuilds/modifications recently so I thought I'd share my current toils.
It might also make me get me finger out too! grumpy

Following a very slow speed incident at WeeMac Embarassed and a complete redecoration, of all bikes, courtesy of the fantastic Scottish weather my bike's in need of a little TLC. Or, alternatively, I need to get all the Scottish $hite off my bike!
It's called 'cleaning', Ross. Thumb

So here are a few pics of the work in progress.
And also a couple I took at the top of the North Pennines on the way up that may explain why everything got a bit durty. Shocked
Natural territory for a super-bike don't you think?!!! wall

Nose-less
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It's complicated
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It's got a dry clutch now!
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How many bits! Less than 10 left over at the end is good?
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It was a bit snowy on the way up to WeeMac 2013.
And the views down the valley are magnificent, when it's not foggy!

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu May 16 2013, 13:20

Love the stand Chris. Colour coded to the bike as well.
Been meaning to get me one of those as the "ABBA" don't to Panigale fitting.
Do you mind me enquiring where you got yours from. Have seen them online.

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Post  Robcat on Thu May 16 2013, 13:42

Think ya need to get some autoglym on that exposed metal while its like that. Better get ya skates on Chris if your still going to BC in 4 weeks time.
We can give you your whisky bottle back then!
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Post  Snowcat on Thu May 16 2013, 13:57

I think a good deep clean every so often does no harm, as the fairings had to come off mine to do the oil and filter last weekend it was an excuse to clean and before I knew it the tank, seats and all sorts were scattered all over to give her a good clean.

4 days later and a trip to Cadwell and back getting rained on plus all the other crap on the roads and its going to need stripping down again.its never ending and I can sort of see the validity of Ross's no clean policy Smile

They do look good them stands but I've got an Abba and that does the job pretty well, shame they don't do em for the Pani
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Post  greencat on Thu May 16 2013, 14:09

Well it's the first 'deep clean' it's had - ever. So due for it I think.

The stand is fantastic. 2 wheels off the ground; I can spin the bike around on the spot!

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I got mine from the NEC when they first came out, but only just. They sold out before the end of the show. Best to give them a call and see if they've updated the range of models they support. The list changes all the time.

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Post  robertcains on Thu May 16 2013, 14:21

I hear you Chris Thumb
I see it as making room for the Welsh crap that is imminent with our lovely summer we are experiencing Crying or Very sad
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Post  greencat on Thu May 16 2013, 14:58

Indeed. Thinking of fitting a shovel to the front!

Come on, optimism blind It'll be another scorcher sunny

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Post  MevsyD on Thu May 16 2013, 18:41

Am I the only person on Wee Mac that actually cleaned Scotland off me bike when we got back from Scotland????! In the absence of the £350 to get one of those stands I'll make do with my 5 year old front and back paddocks..

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Post  MevsyD on Thu May 16 2013, 18:42

£20 for the back and Julian nocat left the front at my house years ago....
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Post  JDM on Thu May 16 2013, 18:53

Apart from cleaning the bike how clean and organised is that table of parts, bits & tools?!? Shocked

Note to self to try that myself rather than plastic curry pot full of screws and bolts and floor full of parts!!

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Post  mrfrance on Thu May 16 2013, 19:39

That is one cool stand! I want one Smile
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Post  SteveCat on Thu May 16 2013, 19:46

That's what I was thinking James. It looks better organised than the MotoGP pit garages I saw a few years ago and thought they were as good as an operating theatre.

Well done Chris, but sorry to hear about the incident that has prompted this
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Post  0ldcat on Thu May 16 2013, 22:07

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Laughing He's so OCD he calls it CDO so it's in alphabetical order lachen
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Post  mechy69 on Fri May 17 2013, 17:54

you need stabilizers , not a shovel !!!
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Post  Cheshirecat on Fri May 17 2013, 19:21

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Am I the only person on Wee Mac that actually cleaned Scotland off me bike when we got back from Scotland????! In the absence of the £350 to get one of those stands I'll make do with my 5 year old front and back paddocks..

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Sorry but that is one beautiful machine!
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Post  greencat on Fri May 17 2013, 19:50

Laughing He's so OCD he calls it CDO so it's in alphabetical order lachen

Tel - it's C.D.O. Please!

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Post  furball on Sun May 19 2013, 14:16

Good work Chris, keep it up...

Any chance of popping up to mine, and giving my bike a good going over it's a wee bit mucky after 700 miles of Scotland's finest, over the last few day's...

Davie

PS: I have a wee dram of Scotland's finest, for when you'r finished green smile
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Post  Radar on Mon May 20 2013, 00:43

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Laughing He's so OCD he calls it CDO so it's in alphabetical order lachen

I have an evil desire to do that table cloth trick here...that one when you snatch at the cloth and try to leave all the stuff on the table...

Greecat, should change his name to Dr.Kildare!
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Post  Robcat on Mon May 20 2013, 06:16

Hope you've got plenty of loctite for all those bolts/nuts.

Certainly get a lot of them with a duke, no wonder they rattle Shocked
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Post  Rosco on Mon May 20 2013, 12:35

I found this and I thought of you

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Post  greencat on Mon May 20 2013, 19:28

Nice find Ross.

So you're saying I've broken it? 'Cos that Blackberry ain't never goin' back together again!

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