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New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  rammers on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:08 am

Hello everyone.
Just got myself a thundercat and thought it was time to join up and say hello.
It isn't appearing until Thursday so no pictures as yet but it's the blue and white scheme which I think looks the dogs danglies.
First job will be t remove the R6 sticker off its arse.........why!!!

Have wanted one of these for years but I have very short legs so anything over 780mm seat height was a problem but now I have technique and a bit of experience I can just manage. I'll wear stilettos if I have to Smile

Pics will follow probably next weekend. Doubt it will be on the road until the weather improves though but gives me time to do some tinkering. Clutch has no adjustment left, needs all it's fluids changing. It hasn't done more than 500 miles in 5 years and I doubt anything has been changed in that time although all fluids were clean enough so I'm not too worried. Quite happy to take things apart anyway.

Has a Beowulf can on it which sounds amazing.

In summer it will be whizzing me up to preston on a daily basis to work which should make the commute rather more exciting methinks.

So hello everyone!
Mike

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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  ellie on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:16 am

Hi Mike!

Short legs & stilettos, you'll fit in well round here and that's just the fellas!

Make yourself at home, plenty of knowledge to be had here


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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  mrfrance on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:51 am

Hello and welcome! ...have you considered lowering the bike? Some people on here have done theirs.

Enjoy!
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Nightwatchman on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:13 pm

Greetings Mike, and welcome from a fellow north westener.
I'll possibly see you around Preston at some point, as that's my daily commute on the t'cat too!

The second you get your new ride, get a piccy up on here
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Rosco on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:17 pm

Welcome aboard Mike

Looking forward to the pics.
The bike that is.....not the stilettos unless you insist.

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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  SteveCat on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Hi and welcome.
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  0ldcat on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:23 pm

Hello & Welcome Mike

Think you might find a set of zebra striped (70's style) platform boots about on the forum somewhere
Take a Look click me  Thumb  green smile


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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:51 pm

Hello and welcome Mike, there's a few of us from the Northwest on the site, check out something for the weekend for rides out etc

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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Radar on Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:58 pm

Welcome Mike, and I think we all know what you should be wearing when you post a pic  green smile 
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  MrNutt on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:05 pm

Hi mike and welcome

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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Snowcat on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:52 am

Hi Mike and welcome to the forum, you're just up the road from me, I'm in Oldham so hopefully see you out and about when the weather improves, good luck with the cat you'll love it.

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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:19 pm

Hello and welcome Mike

WKW  girl_witch 
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  rammers on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:17 pm

Thanks for all the welcomes, no doubt I will be seeing some of you round soon. The bike has arrived now, pictures tomorrow!
Does lowering it not balls up the ride at all? May look into it as it is a bit of a stretch to the ground currently...
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  Snowcat on Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:23 pm

As long as it's done correctly it shouldn't make any difference to the handling of the bike , some say lowering it can improve the turn in due to the lowered centre of gravity. If you're not up to the task yourself Kais Suspension in Atherton are fantastic and will do the job no problem
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  rammers on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:10 pm

Ah I see, good stuff. Will have a bash at that when the weather improves.
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Re: New owner from rossendale, Lancashire

Post  yamahamad on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:40 pm

Hi & wlcome.

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