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Thread: BUILDING AN I.C.B.M. KATANA 1100

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    Default BUILDING AN I.C.B.M. KATANA 1100

    NOTICE: I have changed servers and all the pics have been erased. I am in the process of finding and uploading as many pics as I can but will take a bit of time.... ENJOY.

    Visit my website (link below) for lots of tech info and pics.

    This is a full extensive performance and suspension build of an 83 1100 katana.

    The other two bikes are sold. Makes me sad................BUT.. on to new things.

    Making some changes on this round. Firstl..I am bracing the frame a little and changing the torque link mount to the frame as shown in pic. and a couple of gussets as shown.

    I also have put bolts in all thread holes to protect the threads when it is blasted before coating it.


    THE BEGINNING
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    Find a motor yet?
    70% '85 GS700EF/30% GSX-R
    '86 GSX-R 750


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    yeh,

    this bike had an original motor

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    I also sold my 1100 gsxr front end with the kat. I am going with a 750 front end this time with a CBR954 triples. they are a drop triple and look pretty kool. Especially a vortec top triple.

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    Picked up a top end oiler. Think I may locate some billet cam links to go with it.
    Last edited by katman; 06-12-2007 at 03:16 PM.

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    Hrm... 954's have dropped triples?

    Now that's interesting. I wonder how long the 954 fork is, and whether it would be a suitable drop in frontend to keep ground clearance and geometry.

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    they fit the gsxr 750 fork...

    the 954 fork is tooooooooooo short. Shorter than the 750's

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    Rock on Katman!

    Success to you this time around!

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    Very interesting,

    I guess those rubber blocks are a lot thicker than the plate you'll be using. Is there a specific welding rod you plan on using? I'm considering putting gussets on my 1100 where you've shown as well as up around the upper shock mounts. My reason is to allow for a higher payload but I guess you're after a more rigid frame for racing?

    I'm mounting boxes that will weigh 30 pounds each and carry another 60 pounds each. They're no heavier than a passenger but the human body is fluid so it doesn't pound the frame as hard as the boxes will on bumps.

    Cheers, Steve

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    Hey Steve,

    those aren't rubber. They are the box steel I am using 1' rectangular cut to fit. just smaller than tubing.

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