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Post  James Justice on Sun Jul 19 2015, 17:24

Hi all Just got a thundercat for my first big bike ive been looking at some bar risers for it but not sure if worth getting
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Post  The White One on Sun Jul 19 2015, 17:40

How tall are you? How comfortable is the riding position as is? To be honest if you dont need them then I wouldnt bother, however if you have wrist/back or height issues then go for it.
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Post  James Justice on Sun Jul 19 2015, 19:58

Bout 5"7 but not had chance to ride it yet as it out if mot till later in week and only passed mod2 fri. I suffer from a bad back every so often
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Post  FatCat on Sun Jul 19 2015, 20:21

Hi James

Welcome the forum and congratulations on passing your mod test. Smile

It's a great bike, not tried it with bar risers so can't comment but as said best to try it 1st and see how you get on before spending money to change it.

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Post  The White One on Sun Jul 19 2015, 21:17

I have suffered with lumber issues for 16 years and I very rarely have issues with it on the bike. I'm 5' 10" and find it comfortable. Ridden over 600 Mike's in two days on it and my back was fine. Longer reach for you but has a nice high tank for support. Get it on the road and test it out. You'll love it either way, make sure you set it up for your weight though as if not you won't get the great handling it has to offer.
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Post  Catnapper on Sun Jul 19 2015, 22:22

Hi and welcome to the forum,
I'm also 5'7 and on tip toes!!!!!
Most I've done in a day is 230 miles and yep no problem with me after that either.
No bad back just getting older aches!!!!
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Post  Rosco on Sun Jul 19 2015, 22:53

Hi & Welcome Aboard James.

Hope you enjoy the site.

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Post  James Justice on Sun Jul 19 2015, 23:34

Thanks guys also this could would silly but what would be best set up for 16 stone lump on the bike
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Post  0ldcat on Sun Jul 19 2015, 23:55

Hello & Welcome to the forum James,

Hope you enjoy our wee plot on the interwebby.

Ahhhh, the dark art of suspension set up, Have a look at this (and other) G_Link in the workshop area of the forums.
You'll find a wealth of info there Thumb

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Post  SteveCat on Mon Jul 20 2015, 09:05

Hi and welcome
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Post  yamahamad on Mon Jul 20 2015, 19:14

Hey & welcome to the site.

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Post  Radar on Tue Jul 21 2015, 00:44

Welcome to the forum. I have the inside leg measurement of a centipede and manage the Cat perfectly well. I am around 16 stone, I have not messed with the suspension and she seems to go ok for me!
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Post  James Justice on Tue Jul 21 2015, 13:23

@Radar wrote:Welcome to the forum. I have the inside leg measurement of a centipede and manage the Cat perfectly well. I am around 16 stone, I have not messed with the suspension and she seems to go ok for me!

Is your set up standard as being bought from a mate and he prob bout it off someone else
..... Could be a possibility it needs to be set up for me
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Post  Radar on Wed Jul 22 2015, 01:07

@James Justice wrote:
@Radar wrote:Welcome to the forum. I have the inside leg measurement of a centipede and manage the Cat perfectly well. I am around 16 stone, I have not messed with the suspension and she seems to go ok for me!

Is your set up standard as being bought from a mate and he prob bout it off someone else
..... Could be a possibility it needs to be set up for me

I bought it 15 years ago, I can't even remember who off! It does need to be stiffened up a little, but I don't ever seem to get around to it. Don't over think things. Ride, Enjoy
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Post  greencat on Wed Jul 22 2015, 11:49

Hi James,

Welcome to the party!
Congratulations on choosing the 'cat. As others have said you should ride it for a while to see how you get on with it. I'm of a similar stature (think Oscar (Hollywood),  definitely not Oscar (Pistorius). Although any more jokes about my height and I might take someone out! Shocked But I digress)  and I didn't have any problems with the standard setup. Tweaking the suspension will make a difference,  but I'd get used to riding it a while before getting someone experienced to change it for you. Will be a few quid well spent.
Enjoy! Let us know how you get on. Post up some pics.

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