July 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm #15920
Awaiting it’s transformation
After 17 years loyal service the Thundercat is getting 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!!July 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm #69798katanaParticipant
Only 17 years from a rear shock – disgraceful!July 4, 2017 at 6:26 pm #69799
Only 17 years from a rear shock – disgraceful!
Not only that I had to fork for a choke cable only a couple of years ago after barely fifteen years service!August 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm #69800
Well I got the bike back a few weeks ago and so far all is well…here are the new shiny bits:
The Hagon adjustable rear spring/damper unit
Chain and sprocket, only the 2nd new set in 30,000 miles and the last one was far from knackered
Braided front brake lines in black for that OE look
New stainless downpipes
50,000km now…I bought it with 1500 on the clock in March 2000
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 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!August 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm #69801HippoDronesParticipant
WOW, gave it a proper birthday!
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