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Post  Reynard on Sat Jul 13 2013, 12:01

Hello all, my name is Rob. I've owned a P regd Thundercat for about five years now, though for the last two it's been in storage. Just got it over to where I live and I guess the fun starts here!
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Post  MevsyD on Sat Jul 13 2013, 12:19

Hi and welcome to the forum... Yup, let the fun start!
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Post  Reynard on Sat Jul 13 2013, 12:32

Thanks Mevsy, first thing is to get it started. bought a new battery but nothing. dead as a dodo!
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Post  MrNutt on Sat Jul 13 2013, 14:29

ho rob and welcome!!

re the starting, stupid I know but is the kill switch on? you might have a faulty side stand switch ? again silly thing but check its not in gear!!

when you turn the key is there a ticking noise? this noise is the fuel pump priming so if theres no ticking that could be a root of the issue.

Do you get any lights come on when you turn the key, if you dont, try going over the battery terminals and leads with a wire brush helps get a nice clean connection.

and finally (this is where my knowledge runs out here..) when you prod the starter is the choke fully on or not?

sorry if some of that is really simple stuff, but might be something there that helps you out. if not I am sure someone with more brains than me we be along shortly! blind 

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Post  ellie on Sat Jul 13 2013, 14:37

Welcome to the forum! Still riding at 93? Fair play!green smile





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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jul 13 2013, 18:29

ay up Rob,

Welcome to the forum. Hope you get your starting woes sorted soon, so the fun really can start.

Some good things to check written above. I'd like to add to the mix . . . make sure the fuel is fresh too . . . old fuel that's been stood to long looses it's Oomph, as well as gumming up yer carbs.

Enjoy surfing the forums left thumb up 

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Post  Rosco on Sat Jul 13 2013, 20:30

Hi Rob

Welcome to the forum.
Hope you get the bike going....might it bump start?

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Post  Reynard on Sat Jul 13 2013, 20:58

Thanks for the welcome and also the advice guys. When I say the bike is dead, I mean nothing; no lights or anything, like it's a totally dead battery even though the charger says it's fully charged. Time to call in someone who knows methinks.
If anyone's about tomorrow, I'm meeting up with some mates at Lynns Raven cafe on the A41. I'll be on a Cagiva (if that starts!)
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jul 13 2013, 21:17

ponder hmm . . . Main fuse confused 
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Post  SLIM on Sat Jul 13 2013, 21:51

Hi Rob, welcome to the forum from another newbie on here.
Hope you get your power problems sorted .
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Post  MrNutt on Sat Jul 13 2013, 21:53

Fuses is a good shout, what about the reg/rec? What's mr Yamaha track record with those?
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Post  Tee-Forty on Sun Jul 14 2013, 02:14

Hello, Rob.

welcome3 to the forum.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Jul 14 2013, 11:05

Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum, I live in Great Sutton nr Chester, I can't make the Raven today but I'm doing a ride out around Wales next Sunday, about 200 Miles of stunning roads, leaving about 10:30 ish if your interested?
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Post  Reynard on Sun Jul 14 2013, 19:32

Hi CheshireCat, thanks for the heads up. I'd join you next week but I'm down in the Midlands for the Coventry MAG rally. Some other time I hope mate.
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Post  Snowcat on Sun Jul 14 2013, 20:49

Hi and welcome to the forum, hope you get the misbehaving kitty sorted soon.

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Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Jul 15 2013, 19:48

@Cheshirecat wrote:Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum, I live in Great Sutton nr Chester, I can't make the Raven today but I'm doing a ride out around Wales next Sunday, about 200 Miles of stunning roads, leaving about 10:30 ish if your interested?

What parts of Wales you doing Kev?

Depends where you are I might meet you if I get enough brownie points (if you want company that is)
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Post  TomCom on Mon Jul 15 2013, 20:55

WELCOME!!!
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Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Jul 15 2013, 21:31

P.s. really sorry Rob, welcome1 to the forum.
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