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Offline Talltec

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Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« on: June 21, 2013, 10:54:02 pm »
Kara 1994 Katana gsx600f

This is how we bough it, She cost $920, we bought her in feb of 2012.




So the bike was covered in white vinyl, so we removed all the vinyl.






After removing the vinyl found out why the vinyl was used most of the plastics were damaged. We made the first attempt at fixing and painting the parts.(remember we are total novices at all this)








So after all this I tak the bike for its first ride to find out something isn’t right. Come to find out first of something wrong 2nd gear. And that the bike is sitting wrong. First thing we found out is the dog bones have been cut and welded. Which caused the wheel to rub  thru the plastic pan. (so we replaced them with new ones) after all that. we strip the bike down and made the attempt at rebuilding the transmission. With some help from Katriders.com.(info and complete good transmission for 40 dollars) we rebuilt the tranny.








New bones over welded bones












Putting it all back together and yes that my kitchen counter






So since all that was done we rebuilt the forks. Swapped factory shock with 2008 r6 shock which dropped the bike naturally by ¾ of a inch. Also rebuilt the carbs a few times. Added new breaks, new tires (Michelin pilot roads 2, removed and reinstalled tires our selves ) new oe mirrors, news plugs, shim’d the values, also had to reinstall two different oil pans do to cracks in the pan. Also installed new led blinkers, and led back lighting. Started to play with abs and rebatch all the plastics re painted all the plastics. Also she stole my yoshi exhaust. Which replaced the d&d. and after I made a trip to Morristown motorcycle salvage I replaced my damaged yoshi exhaust with a carbon fiber yoshi.









So the bike has been in good running condition since late 2012 but do to injury kara has not really been able to ride, but I finished her bike about mid may 2013 she complete now. Over all cost for the bike as of today is $1400

First ride since her injury

« Last Edit: June 21, 2013, 11:22:30 pm by Talltec »

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 12:02:33 am »
Awesome job guys

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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 07:07:23 am »
thanks

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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 07:57:43 am »
Wow...that is an impressive job. And, a GREAT write up too.  :21
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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 08:36:13 am »
Thanks Don't have as many picture of my build but i will post it in a couple days or so

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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 08:37:27 am »
Between 94 and 97 katanas and the quick fix and sell 2007 gs500 we been deep in motorcycles in the last year

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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 08:41:44 am »
I like your attention to detail. I am the same way with the whole "since I've gone this far I might as well do that too while I'm here" lol
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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 09:11:41 am »
The Main goal on this was to get a bike together for under 2k, she is still not 100% perfect but safe and looks good for the most part. few runs in the paint here and there. But over all it the right height for kara and that was one of the main goals. so at this point we just want to enjoy it for a while and maybe in off season work on it more and get her in even better place.

It took a lot of research and lot of trial and error, but lot of time together, and we know more about our bikes then most.


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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 04:01:33 pm »
 :21 Great job!!
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Re: Kara's 1994 katana gsx600f build
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 06:41:48 am »
really good job !!
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