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    What you're seeing in that photo there is the end...

    What you're seeing in that photo there is the end of the clutch cable, so you just need to order yourself a new clutch cable to replace that.
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    I also received a tip to cut a slot across the...

    I also received a tip to cut a slot across the middle of the drum shoe but have never tried it. I only really use the rear brake when stopped so I don't have any squealing issues myself.
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    Indeed it does! Should definitely be ridden...

    Indeed it does! Should definitely be ridden though :p
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    Nice one Sandy, very neat! I decided I'd seen...

    Nice one Sandy, very neat!

    I decided I'd seen enough of my shoulders on Saturday so time to ditch the stock mirrors and get some bar ends sorted finally.

    As luck would have it, the stock bar...
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    Ok you can't just post a teaser like that, more...

    Ok you can't just post a teaser like that, more and larger pics please :D

    We get a few together from time to time :D

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50683676746_3719a4cfe9_c.jpgUntitled by...
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    No such issues with cold and snow here... it was...

    No such issues with cold and snow here... it was hot and humid yesterday but beautiful clear blue skies and dry roads made for an awesome morning out.

    Six Kats plus a couple of others in the mix...
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    Awesome as always Larry, I love the depth you get...

    Awesome as always Larry, I love the depth you get after those clear coats, outstanding!
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    I just noticed... is that an EFE head you have on...

    I just noticed... is that an EFE head you have on there?
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    That's a very clean machine, very nice indeed!

    That's a very clean machine, very nice indeed!
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    Wow I knew the Kats weren't quite as popular in...

    Wow I knew the Kats weren't quite as popular in the US but that's surprising! I figured there'd at least be a few out and about at times.
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    Ah ok it's not just here then! Yes, nothing wrong...

    Ah ok it's not just here then! Yes, nothing wrong with bikes that aren't seen often, and in that regard I guess the new Katana experience is similar to the old Katana experience :D I had two separate...
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    Great to see you guys out in the cooler weather!...

    Great to see you guys out in the cooler weather!

    I've yet to see a new Katana in the metal yet, they just don't seem to sell well here by the looks, and the local dealers don't even seem to have...
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    Had a good Saturday morning out and the head...

    Had a good Saturday morning out and the head seems fine, no noises and nothing weird going on while having fun in my favourite twisties too.

    Having gotten a good lot of heat through it I...
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    Fantastic again Larry! Can't wait to see how they...

    Fantastic again Larry! Can't wait to see how they go after a cut and polish and in some natural light :)

    Mal's getting a top notch job!
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    Yes, yes we do ;)

    Yes, yes we do ;)
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    Oh, not for the riding year, the calendar year :D...

    Oh, not for the riding year, the calendar year :D Next Saturday is Boxing Day and on those sorts of public holidays I tend to not get out much as there are crazies about. I might duck out for a...
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    Two Kats out yesterday for probably my last...

    Two Kats out yesterday for probably my last Saturday morning ride of the year, and my mate Reg was happy with his new personalised helmet as well. We did have a Honda with us as well but we don't...
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    Yes indeed Larry! The 450 is a bunch of fun but...

    Yes indeed Larry! The 450 is a bunch of fun but there's just nothing like jumping on the Kat :D



    Yep Ed, that's what I noticed for sure. Only having had a 15 minute test ride I couldn't feel...
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    I ended up using a soft bit of timber and a lump...

    I ended up using a soft bit of timber and a lump hammer, problem was solved pretty quickly with no damage to the head :)

    Head's now all swapped out and looking good, update in my Kat thread if...
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    Ah that's fantastic Larry, that colour is awesome!

    Ah that's fantastic Larry, that colour is awesome!
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    Ok so some soft timber and a lump hammer moved...

    Ok so some soft timber and a lump hammer moved the head, and I was able to finish the swap last night to a point I was able to get a successful test fire. Cam timing is all good, valve clearances...
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    Ah I didn't come back to this thread this...

    Ah I didn't come back to this thread this morning, but yes my experience with rubber mallets has been exactly the same, not helpful at all! I did manage to get it separated from the cylinders last...
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    Haha yep we can help with the pics, although...

    Haha yep we can help with the pics, although maybe not this weekend as there is just a small amount of precipitation around :D

    There are indeed customers at the IGA, they just know not to park...
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    Nice work Larry, looking good as always!

    Nice work Larry, looking good as always!
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    Having fun this weekend trying to get the head...

    Having fun this weekend trying to get the head off the Kat so I can swap in my freshly rebuilt one. The manual says "lift the head straight up". Yeah right! I've tried the rubber mallet on the...
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