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Old 09-17-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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The Katana RRRAAAAANNNN!

So, after the aftermath, no gas, electrical, water, cell phone or home line courtesy of Ike; being tired of watching the fire fighters drive through neighborhoods cuz they too didnt have power.... I decided it was a good time to get the ol 600 out and run her.

Took off the lower cowl trim, windscreen and raised it up 3 inches again.

The gas in the tank is as least new(SINCE MAY) and never hick-uped on me once. The battery held the clock but wouldnt start it. Had to jump start it once, killed it from a misadjusted clutch lever and lack of torque when turning the wrist. Had to push start it. Ran ever since.

Did some wheelies for the neighborhood kids(surprisenly) and rode around some trees/ to work a few times and friend's houses to do some checking in.


These carbs were aerisol cleaned at 6k mls about four years ago.

Since then, I have a mesh metal air filter and think Im only 6-8 months overdue on an oil change(mileage at 14k.

Bike ran perfectly fine. Been dropped by an ex gf twice, ran into a curb and bent forks when taken by a friend's friend before he 'disappeared.'

I dont think this bike will die. I've tried, and Im impressed. The Busa goes through withdrawls and pouts alot; not this dinosaur.

Oh, yes... air pressures were 23/30, which sucked but its out of gas now so Im safe.

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:00 AM   #2
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good ol katanas. i brought mine out too after the hurricane
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Exgf... keep attention on the bike where it belongs...
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Exgf... keep attention on the bike where it belongs...
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Ahh..My 98 Kan-a-Tuna was my first bike. Learned a TON...Too heavy but still a good looking bike.
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The chain was already rusted as when the bike was being used. Hate to see it now.
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ya it was... I did grind it down and lube it w some strong chain lube a week after that pic; it still sat for a while.

It does need a new set and chain but ran just fine and smooth for the lower speeds I rode it at. Didn't hit over 70 nor do too many wheelies.

Still, I was impressed the battery and gas held as it did.
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sounds like that bike is a trooper.....I was gonna get one of those a while back but everyone said they were too heavy and uncomfortable.....so I stopped looking.....any plans of selling in the future?
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