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Offline Sheps

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Thundercat rebuild
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
In September last year, after about 10 years of being a pretty faithful machine my old Thundercat gave up on me and my partner halfway round Skye  :(
Rear suspension colapsed and stranded us by the side of the road with no beakdown cover or phone signal! Thankfully came to a gentle controlled stop in the middle of the road, right in front of the 6 cars I just over took  :-[



Luckily a couple friendly locals healped us out and a few hundered pound I got it home the next day.
When I got it home I decided on a full rebuild, few upgrades, tweaks and mods.
So It got stripped! Couple hours later I had a frame and a box of bits!



It's good for two things, degreasing engines and killing brain cells!

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Re: Thundercat rebuild
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 09:56:35 PM »

After I got everything tidied up and stripped down I got it all powdercoated. Then Krizla did me a favour and made a adapter so I could fit the R6 shock in the back, as its 70mm shorter.





And built it into a rolling chassis



And its been like that for a while as I'm a lazy cunt  :-[
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Re: Thundercat rebuild
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 11:09:56 PM »
That suspension failure could have been fatal mate..Glad you were both ok and unhurt!!

Rebuild coming along nicely now. Keep the pics coming.
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Re: Thundercat rebuild
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 08:04:38 AM »
Ye, was doing 70/80 1/2 mile earlier round sweeping corners! Was at 40 behind a lorry waiting to go by after the next corner and over a bump and ground to a halt as wheel into undertray!
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Re: Thundercat rebuild
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 04:46:23 PM »
Not nice at all...
Had similar with Claire on the back when the Bandit subframe snapped..Luckily it let go the second weld when we stopped at a roundabout.
The consequences of it happening 1/2 mile before as I blasted down a dual carriageway at 120 don't even bare thinking about!
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