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    Are you sure it's related to lack of fuel? Hard...

    Are you sure it's related to lack of fuel? Hard starting has other causes such as low compression and valve clearances out of spec. Have you checked these at all? There's also spark plug gaps to...
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    Interestingly enough I just had this same...

    Interestingly enough I just had this same conversation with our local guru tyre guy last week about my 450's tyres. I've been running metric sizes (90/90-18 front, 100/90-18 rear) for years with...
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    Count me in to following along. A mate here had a...

    Count me in to following along. A mate here had a GSX1100ESD for a while and unfortunately the timing wasn't right when he sold it as it would've been a good accompaniment to the Kat in the garage,...
  4. Thread: Back to bikes

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    Beautiful indeed! That is a top notch result, and...

    Beautiful indeed! That is a top notch result, and a mighty fine looking bike!
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    Not sure where our regular Honda rider was...

    Not sure where our regular Honda rider was actually. He had an altercation with some gravel a little while back and while he is perfectly fine his VTR ended up a little second hand but I thought he...
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    I know you like to get shots with the rear wheel...

    I know you like to get shots with the rear wheel in a body of water, and after the fella up front decided to get his wife to take those photos on the way through I figured it was too good not to...
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    Thank you kindly sir!

    Thank you kindly sir!
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    It's been quite a while since I had to deal with...

    It's been quite a while since I had to deal with stock 450 carbs (I've been running GS500 carbs on mine for years now), but the 80 - 82 model carbs are very specific, and very different to the 83...
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    Forgot, one attachment per post. 62637

    Forgot, one attachment per post.

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    I haven't logged in here for a while but the...

    I haven't logged in here for a while but the Kat's been out and about regularly, and in fact is the current daily ride (rookie mistake in the rain with 450 vs. manhole cover, manhole cover won).
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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...
  23. Thread: 1984 Katana 7/11

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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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