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Old 06-04-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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KATANAs - Show em if ya have em

There's no recent or active Katana thread, so I figured I'll see how it goes.

I got my 1994 600 from the original owner with 5500 miles. It was supposed to be a "compromise bike" for me & my wife to share but she's new & not into this bike - at least not the pilot's seat yet. Otherwise, I might have gotten a 750 or 1000.

Anyway, I love it. It goes plenty fast for me. It's very smooth for a bike that likes to be in the 6000-12,000 rpm range. I realize that they get a bad rep for being cheap and heavy, but it's got all the power I need. Top speed is between 120 & 130 but I havn't gone all out onit yet. My friend got a ticked for 81 in a 65 - almost $300 !!!! I'll keep it under 100 for the most part.







Eventually, I need to get some bags mounted up so I can travel on it. I don't have any trouble doing 2-3 hundred miles on it. I am currently getting my Garmin GPS hardwired into it.

If you have one, lets see some pictures.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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'93 Katana 600

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:37 AM   #4
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You have a couch and carpet in your garage? Full size refrigerator too I bet.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:41 AM   #5
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'93 Katana 600


Nice, it looks just like mine. You have it all loaded up for the trip, it's clearly not a picture from Kansas. I took all the fairings off my bike last night to touch them up.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:26 AM   #6
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a 94 600 was my first road bike. Was in the process of stripping all the plastic off and relocating the pegs/ finding something gravel road friendly when she was stolen.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #7
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It's a '95. Needs work




zip tied the body work to the frame to keep the wife happy about something or other
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #8
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I have 2001 750 cc kat[IMG]file:///C:/Users/LIC%7E1.RAU/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.png[/IMG]. I just can't upload pics, once I figure out how i will post my bike.

The kats are great bikes, fast enough, comfortable, and smooth.



[IMG]file:///C:/Users/LIC%7E1.RAU/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.png[/IMG]
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #9
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I have 2001 750 cc kat[IMG]file:///C:/Users/LIC%7E1.RAU/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.png[/IMG]. I just can't upload pics, once I figure out how i will post my bike.

The kats are great bikes, fast enough, comfortable, and smooth.



[IMG]file:///C:/Users/LIC%7E1.RAU/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.png[/IMG]
You have to upload them to Photobucket or some other image hosting site. You are linking to pictures on your computer - that doesn't work.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:10 PM   #10
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It's a '95. Needs work
Jeez, I guess so! Good luck with the rebuild.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #11
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I'm doing some work to the plastics so I took them off. I got bored doing that and just went for a ride.

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Old 06-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #12
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:51 PM   #13
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I used to have one, it was my first bike.

The day I bought it, that purple and teal HAD TO GO!!!



Repaint, due to Suzuki putting the purple tank stickers under the clearcoat:



Done:







I put ~8000 miles on it during my first year of riding, had a minor accident, then sold it and moved on. It served me well, but I can't honestly say that I miss it.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:47 PM   #14
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Looks great in black. Nice job
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:54 PM   #15
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