Thundercat gets a mid life refit!

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Thundercat gets a mid life refit!

Post  Radar on Sat Aug 19 2017, 23:08

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Awaiting it's transformation

After 17 years loyal service the Thundercat has been given a makeover! Hagon rear shock, stainless steel down pipes. new chain and sprocket kit and some other bits and bobs. Be interesting to see what it will be like to ride with functioning suspension!!

Well I got the bike back a few weeks ago and so far all is well...here are the new shiny bits:

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The Hagon adjustable rear spring/damper unit

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Chain and sprocket, only the 2nd new set in 30,000 miles and the last one was far from knackered

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Braided front brake lines in black for that OE look

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New stainless downpipes

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50,000km now...I bought it with 1500 on the clock in March 2000

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Still looks great!

I also had new rear brake pads fitted to the bike and an oil and filter change carried out. I had the work done at my local Yamaha main dealer, The Motorcycle Mart, in Kidderminster. They did an excellent job as usual.

Managed about 400km on the bike since, much of it on the Oxon Run II,  and it is so much better to ride. I had got used to it wallowing and amusingly I am having to get tuned into a bike that actually handles again! I took the Mrs out on it last weekend and she reckons I am going much quicker, not sure if that is a good thing!

Did I spend virtually as much as the bike is worth? Yes.

Sensible that to do? No.

Worth it? Oh yes!
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Re: Thundercat gets a mid life refit!

Post  Wooster on Sun Aug 20 2017, 15:15

Nice. left thumb up Cool

I think mine needs the same treatment.
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Post  yamahamad on Sun Aug 20 2017, 19:13

Nice tony & definately worth it.

I would like a new rear shock for mine but it still works fine at the moment so it will stay until it gives up, also will need a new exhaust manifold fairly soon as just painting it every couple of years is not working any more, there are 2 little holes in the collector now.

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Post  Rosco on Mon Aug 21 2017, 00:04

Because she's worth it.

Good to her you are treating he Tony.
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Post  terry lees on Mon Aug 21 2017, 08:14

Bit like your maintanance schedule Ross, lots of love tenderness, and care!
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Post  FatCat on Mon Aug 21 2017, 16:48

Nice treat Tony, for both of you. Smile

I think I need a mid-life refit...
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Re: Thundercat gets a mid life refit!

Post  Radar on Mon Aug 21 2017, 21:43

I will pass on all your kind words to the Thundercat, aka 'Topcat'

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