December 21, 2003 at 9:51 am #8472
My current bike is a 1985 Suzuki Katana GSX750SE (pop-up headlight).
If you look on the link below you can see that it is far from standard.(mine is the yellow one in front of the white garage door)
As it’s nearly 20 years old I’m always looking for parts so if anyone has an unloved Kat in their shed then let me know.December 21, 2003 at 11:07 am #17128RadarModerator
Like the bike, looks excellent. Rare model and I love the look of the standard ones too. Hard to believe they are nudging 20 years old as they look so amazing!December 30, 2003 at 4:59 pm #17129wheelieParticipant
Nice one, what headlight are you using?January 1, 2004 at 10:57 am #17130
It s a twin headlight conversion which I bought from a company called Vixen Motorcycles. Although I’ve just checked thier web site and it no longer exists ?
M&P sell the same type part# 500 393 £64.99(lights) and 500 237 £6.99(brackets). They were dead easy to fit and the brackets give a handy mounting point for the indicators. These came from M&P part# 500 151 £14.99 per pair.
Hope this helps
KatanaJanuary 1, 2004 at 6:23 pm #17131cookeyeParticipant
Looks good in yella
January 2, 2004 at 11:04 am #17132imperialdataKeymaster
Think it’s aged a lot with the fairing on, but unfaired the Katana still looks great. Any probs with the exhaust grounding out? Looks very low at the bottom.January 2, 2004 at 8:30 pm #17133
No I haven’t had any trouble even under heavy braking. Although I am always steady over the dreaded speed bumps. It looks worse on the photo then it really is.
I need to buy a set of tyres. The current ones are Metzelers which I’m not that happy with. I can get hold of a pair of Pirelli Sport Demons for a good price. Has anybody had experience (good or bad) of these [?]
KatanaJanuary 2, 2004 at 11:01 pm #17134cookeyeParticipant
I have been in tyres for about twenty odd years car not bike, most of the top brands are as good as each other, i think they all use computers to do the hard work,
If you would like to talk to someone i use for my bike tyres and have trusted for a long time try simon at http://www.felixstowemotorcycles.com he often has tyre offers that i cannot match at trade prices
give him a call feel free to tell him mick cook told you to ring,and hopefully he can help you out.
January 3, 2004 at 12:54 am #17135
Thanks mate I’ll give him a ring[^]July 28, 2004 at 7:18 pm #17136twobuffaloes007Participant
rode 1100 kat as a foolish youth in S.A. in the 80’s, stonking motor and the predecesor of the awsome gsxr range. silver with red graphics and a dodgy black and grey seat, thought i was luke skywalker. I ride a 1993 gsxr 750w now, wich is more than enough for me now.
booJuly 29, 2004 at 10:02 pm #17137
Yeah those twin shock Kats are a bit of a handful. A friend of mine had one and described it handling like “a puppy on a lead”.
Welcome to the forum99. Is your GSXR standard?
KatanaJuly 29, 2004 at 10:34 pm #17138twobuffaloes007Participant
hi , yes it is until i can’t get any more spares. or the arthritis forces me to fighter it when it gets too much of a bind to ride a race bike
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