April 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm #14619
5 days to when I leave for a 800 mile weekend outing to Scotland with a few folk from the Thundercat forum and I start getting the bike ready…
No MOT, no tax, oil thicker than a premiership footballer, bald tyres and I have not ridden the Thundercat for 6 months
Good job I am not leaving in 5 days then…oh hang on…sh!t!
Up on the paddock stand and out with the back wheel
Pretty grubby in there
Bit of Gunk and elbow grease and things are looking better
I am even going to clean the hugger
Finally using my workbench for some actual work!
Get the new tyre fitted on Tuesday and hopefully get the MOT done too. The give the old crate some fresh oil and a new filter.
It would probably be easier to take the FZ or RD, but hey ho!April 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm #63535imperialdataKeymaster
Good to see some action in the garage, enjoy your run.
Is it me or is everything on the back wall on the slant from the weight of those
PlayboyBike magazines? April 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm #63536ses310Moderator
Looking good mate, nothing like leaving things till the last min hahaApril 10, 2012 at 7:17 am #63537
New tyre now fitted to the rim for £8 including a new valve. Just got to pop it back in the bike and book an MOTApril 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm #63538
Refitted the wheel this morning
MOT passed at Grand Prix Motors today with no advisories. The 12th consecutive time the Thundercat has passed its’ MOT first time.
Just got to tax it now and then change the oil and filterApril 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm #63539ses310Moderator
Excellent news! The old girls doing wellApril 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm #63540katanaParticipant
Looking at what the wheel is resting on in the last picture, were you doing bike maintenace in your pants?April 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm #63541
Originally posted by katana
Looking at what the wheel is resting on in the last picture, were you doing bike maintenace in your pants?
My old jeans always wind up as rags for the garage.
Thundercat now taxed, the oil and filter changed and enjoyed her first proper run of the year up to Quatt and back. All seems ready for Scotland on Friday. Hope the weather picks up though!April 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm #63542HippoDronesParticipant
nice one on the turn around time mate  Hope the weather is better for you than it was for me at the BSB (and looking like crap for my trackday tomoz too)April 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm #63543ChampsParticipant
How old is the thundercat now?April 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm #63544HippoDronesParticipant
15yrs?April 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm #63545
It is a September 98 bike and I have owned since March 2000 when it had 900 miles on the clock.April 12, 2012 at 6:10 am #63546ChampsParticipant
My zx6 isn’t far off then, May 2000
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