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Project Grasshopper's Suzuki Katana 750

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by Grasshopper, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Well-Known Member Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    Like we need another project, but hey what the hell!

    1984 Suzuki Katana needing some TLC:
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    Greyimport and I drove to Brisbane Sat morn to pickup... more to come....
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Left at 8am Sat, arrived at 4.30 pm to load the bike, then off to Kiffsta's for mischievous Motorbike tampering, beers & BBQ. Thanks to Kiffsta and his wife for accommodating us for the night... :thumb_ups:
     
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  4. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    This is the only photo u need ..... :bowdown:

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    Santa rides a katana :lolsign:
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    it was pleasure having you lads... cant wait to see what you do with it.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Nice one.
    Be ready for cheap historic rego?
     
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    Yep, that's right.... about time I joined the VJMC...
     
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    Meeting this Thursday, 6.30pm Tamworth City Bowling club.
     
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    Covers need some paint but arnt dinged up

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    Front cowling is a bit sad but rear is solid

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    Controller for the pop up .... turns it up and down manually ... interesting

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    Good stuff... Can you remove a spark plug... apparently there are a couple of types used.....
     
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    No dirty wheels there. :lolsign:
     
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    Yea and I think they will come up a treat with a bit of spit and polish :)

    Neither of my plug sockets fitted but it unscrewed by fingers :commando:

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    A hint for the replacement blinker hunt ....

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    This photo looks better than the Santa one...
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    Should I use this livery on the bike???
     
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    Yep.
    Looks like Grey is out of a job as poster boy. :lolsign:
     
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    Welcome to the Katana Club - I have an 1100 and a 750 (not a pop-up) and they are great bikes. Don't bother with the VJMC the place to be is www.suzuki-katana.net, one of the best forums going around IMHO. There are guys doing new controller units for these things and all sorts of other Katana stuff.
     
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    Bit of fiddling ....
    Cleaned out the spider colony in the dash
    brake fluid and resorvoir up to the usual standard
    Jackhammered the 32yr old lube off the bar and greased up ready for new grips/throttle


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