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    Default Jan 2021 BOTM

    Trick looking Katana! I like the color.
    78' GS1000EC
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    I think I'm having trouble finding this month's Bike of the Month. When I click on where it should be, all that comes up is a incomplete, pumpkin colored Katana, missing the seat, side covers, & the katana fairing. Also looks like they painted over a rusty exhaust can without removing the rust.... Or maybe it's just me.
    1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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    Another Kat, in any form, that is back on the road and not parted out is a good thing.
    Good rescue, Mike.
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    I agree with rphillips.......or maybe it's just me......also!
    Ron
    When I die, just cremate me and put me in my GS tank. That way I can go through these carbs, one more time!


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    Me too. I was going to post a pic of it here, but meh. Not even a complete bike, and have no idea who Mike Farmer is.

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    82 1100 Kats are quite rare in North America as only Canada received a few hundred of them. And to rescue one from its previous abomination (including a chopped frame and sissy bar) is a great thing.
    That Kat engine has the factory goodies that only 82 1000 and 1100s received. So while it may not be as pretty as a stock Kat, you're the one having a blast riding the snot out of it!
    Farmer Mike, if you want to keep going and need any Kat parts, send me a pm.
    Scott
    1982 GS1000S #1 bought in 84, #2 gone, #3 in hibernation
    1983 GS1100ES #1 (bought in 03, July 09 BOM, 65k traded in 17), #2 New daily rider, #3 in hibernation
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    I guess I have been away too long ((scratching head)) This is what qualifies for BOTM now? Only 12 of them a year you know fellas...

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    My lips are zipped!
    But in defense of Bike of the Month. Maybe there wasn't enough top quality photos to choose from.
    But yeah, I remember when if your background wasn't just right you got kicked out of consideration.
    Thumbs up to this fellow. He nailed the background. He also got the motorcycle up and running and looking the way he likes it. 👍
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    I don't understand why I rarely see a bom that is an active member?
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