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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 14:39

hi all, my name is Terry and i am located on the Staffs/West Mids border. i have been riding bikes for around 40yrs now off & on road. i have recently purchased my very 1st  thundercat it's one of the first, reg'd 96. i purchased the bike off ebay and chose this bike for the paint job it's got and doing some homework on what the bike is capable of. i love my classic yam 2 strokes and i also own a streetfighter sv650.after the purchase my 1st reaction when i was riding it home was hey when i get into 3rd gear the bike comes into it's own, a little bit of a tiger. getting up to 3rd gear does not take very long, not much go there.will try to alter that with a change of sprockets.
well i found your forum and i am going to see how the bike goes, who know's i may meet up with some of you guys out on the road. witchy


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Post  Wooster on Thu Mar 17 2016, 14:41

Welcome mate. left thumb up
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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 14:47

@Wooster wrote:Welcome mate. left thumb up

cheers Buddy clink
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Post  Wooster on Thu Mar 17 2016, 15:16

If you're looking for some company, have a look at the How About sub-forum: https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/f25-how-about

...I have it on good authority that they don't all bite, and most of them are also house trained. Smile
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Post  Dogsbody on Thu Mar 17 2016, 15:46

Welcome mate. I also have a SV650 1999 as well as the Thundercat. Bike2
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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 15:50

@Dogsbody wrote:Welcome mate. I also have a SV650 1999 as well as the Thundercat. Bike2

great minds think alike
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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 15:58

@Wooster wrote:If you're looking for some company, have a look at the How About sub-forum: https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/f25-how-about

...I have it on good authority that they don't all bite, and most of them are also house trained. Smile

thanks for the pointer, the Welsh meet looks good.
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Mar 17 2016, 16:26

Hi Terry, welcome, glad you found us, hopefully you are pleased with your purchase.
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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 17:11

@SteveCat wrote:Hi Terry, welcome, glad you found us, hopefully you are pleased with your purchase.

cheers Steve, only time will tell. but for now i am happy with the old cat. long may it last.
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Post  Catnapper on Thu Mar 17 2016, 19:04

Hi & welcome, I too have a 96 cat great
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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 19:27

@Catnapper wrote:Hi & welcome, I too have a 96 cat great

hi, thanks for the welcome. how long have you owned the cat and how do you find it. any issues ?
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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 19:35

not to good on the old pc, any tips on uploading pic's. love to show you my pussy Laughing
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Post  Catnapper on Thu Mar 17 2016, 19:46

Look here to upload pic
https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/t4246-how-to-post-pictures-in-messages

I've had her just over a year, Not had any problems really only downpipes but they are renowned for going, if yours already has S/S ones bingo. Suspension is a bit soft but upgrade fork oil and I'm happy with the result. Rear shocks appear to be a downfall too (20000 miles) Mine had a new one 6000 ago
I just done servicing myself, easy with it being an older bike, no electrickery!!!!
It does everything I want, keep looking at other bikes but can't justify it really when there is nowt wrong with the cat.
Been on here since I got her & to be honest problem bikes seem to be the one's which aren't used.

ENJOY

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Post  yamrdtez on Thu Mar 17 2016, 21:22

@Catnapper wrote:Look here to upload pic
https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/t4246-how-to-post-pictures-in-messages

I've had her just over a year, Not had any problems really only downpipes but they are renowned for going, if yours already has S/S ones bingo. Suspension is a bit soft but upgrade fork oil and I'm happy with the result. Rear shocks appear to be a downfall too (20000 miles) Mine had a new one 6000 ago
I just done servicing myself, easy with it being an older bike, no electrickery!!!!
It does everything I want, keep looking at other bikes but can't justify it really when there is nowt wrong with the cat.
Been on here since I got her & to be honest problem bikes seem to be the one's which aren't used.

ENJOY


thanks for the info. sounds like you have a great bike there. the suspect parts you have mentioned have all been upgraded on my bike so should be happy days,
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Post  Catnapper on Thu Mar 17 2016, 21:54

I have to give praise to the previous owners. Just stripped the swingarm and still grease in the bearings!!!!   If it's been looked after I reckon it's virtually indestructible
I ride out with my mate on his R1 and we "plod" along together with no problems!!!!!
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Post  Rosco on Thu Mar 17 2016, 22:22

This place is full of Terry's now.

Hope you're not as grumpy as the other ones Wink

Welcome aboard.

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Post  yamrdtez on Fri Mar 18 2016, 09:11

@Rosco wrote:This place is full of Terry's now.

Hope you're not as grumpy as the other ones Wink

Welcome aboard.

Cheers
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thanks for the welcome Rosco
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Post  Radar on Fri Mar 18 2016, 20:59

Welcome to the forum, I am not too far from you in north Worcestershire
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Post  yamrdtez on Fri Mar 18 2016, 21:28

@Radar wrote:Welcome to the forum, I am not too far from you in north Worcestershire

thanks for the welcome Radar, good chance our paths will cross when we are out and about
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Post  yamrdtez on Fri Mar 18 2016, 21:49


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Post  Wooster on Fri Mar 18 2016, 22:45

That looks extremely tidy. Cool
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Post  Radar on Fri Mar 18 2016, 23:21

Does look very smart
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Post  Rosco on Sat Mar 19 2016, 09:31

Bang tidy.
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Post  yamrdtez on Sat Mar 19 2016, 12:31

thanks for the comments on the bike guys, it has been well looked after.with the upgrades and the paint it must have cost a fortune to do.
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Mar 19 2016, 16:27

@yamrdtez wrote:
@SteveCat wrote:Hi Terry, welcome, glad you found us, hopefully you are pleased with your purchase.

cheers Steve, only time will tell. but for now i am happy with the old cat. long may it last.
Hi and Welcome to the forum Tez . . . I'm Tel (and also an 0ldcat  Suspect  ) , so I'm glad you're happy with the "old cat" tongue green smile
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@Rosco wrote:This place is full of Terry's now.

Hope you're not as grumpy as the other ones Wink

Welcome aboard.

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Easy there Ross Smile , some are less grumpy than others clown , Perhaps we'll get to have a "TezzaCon" meet some day Laughing
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