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Old 04-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #61
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400 mile days on a Kat should be easy peasy provided you aren't unusually tall or ummmm how shall we say, round?

Excellent bike, you won't regret it!
6'1" - 250lbs
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #62
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I don't think you'll have any problem at all with the ergo's on that bike.

Though this is coming from a 6'0 170 lb guy that did a 3500 mile tour on a Ninja 250, so YMMV.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #63
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Got it home... and...

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I don't think you'll have any problem at all with the ergo's on that bike.

Though this is coming from a 6'0 170 lb guy that did a 3500 mile tour on a Ninja 250, so YMMV.
Picked up my 95 Katana 600 in California May 19th and put 2,000 miles on her over the course of the next week. Bike is dead comfortable for me, 570 miles in my first day without any issues and 450 miles give or take the second day. I'm now riding 60 miles round trip to work each day rain or shine at it has performed wonderfully. I enjoy the smoothness, and I actually like the weight. Between the weight and the Diablo Rosso II tires, it felt planted in the rain. The Fly Racing saddle bags work great and have 40L of storage... Thinking of taking a long Saturday trip this weekend to check out some ghost towns in Montana. Should be sunny and 80 degrees

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #64
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That is awesome!!! I knew it would work out for ya!!!

On a slightly different note, I picked this up a lil bit ago
GSX650F....called to add it to my insurance and they insisted on calling it a
Katana....Fine by me.

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Old 05-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #65
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That is awesome!!! I knew it would work out for ya!!!

On a slightly different note, I picked this up a lil bit ago
GSX650F....called to add it to my insurance and they insisted on calling it a
Katana....Fine by me.

That's nice! I am thinking of something like that next year. I can see wanting something with a little more umph when riding two up or carrying a lot of stuff on a long trip. Plus I wouldn't mind something newer

Nice purchase!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #66
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When you said more oomph I decided to look at the HP figures for both. They are within 1 HP of each other I would have thought it would have been more too.

I think the only difference really would be the instant start up of fuel injection. But a well tuned set of carbs will treat you very well....just be a bit more finicky at times.

And I can guarantee that your seat is way more comfy than mine!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:57 PM   #67
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I would think the EFI would be worth it though... although I can't complain, I'm into my bike for under $1,000 including the bike, new tires, and the cost of driving it home from CA to Montana... still sitting under 15,500 original miles :-D

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Old 04-17-2014, 08:33 AM   #68
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Picked up this time capsule piece, 99 Katana 750, been sitting on its center stand since 2005 until recently, 7900 mi. on odometer.



PO's son cleaned out the tank and ran it around the block, low sides it in the first corner on the right side and dented the tank a little on the left side.

Engine purrs nicely above 2k rpm, a little surging w/constant throttle around 5-6k rpm, probably because I put 1/2 can of Seafoam mixed w/fresh fuel.

Anything below 1.5k rpm the engine sounds like a bag of rocks... not sure if it is the cam chain tensioner or the valves.. any ideas?
choke off=engine dies... even after warmed up.

Maybe give Seafoam 24 hours to work its magic.



Any idea what kind of seat it is? dooesn't look like a Corbin.. definitely not OEM.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:05 PM   #69
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Put over 1k miles on the time capsule in the month of May, never thought I would appreciate a 750cc for its highway performance.. but really, this thing is super smooth cruising at 85-95 mph... if I change out the sprockets for higher gear ratio, maybe it will smooth out even more and get better fuel econ.

With 45 lb. of luggage on the bike, I get about 160-165 mile before I have to switch to reserve and take about 3.9 gal. to fill.



I learn that matt finish helmet seems to get more air resistance at highway speed.. my head seems to be more effected by wind beffering when passing 18-wheelers at speed.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:48 PM   #70
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I had a 91 gsx750f katana with givi e360 bags. I sold it without taking a picture. it was a good bike with great potential.
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