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Old 11-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hey , my brother in law just bought a 06 katana 750 and he wants to do some upgrades (exhaust. intake, jets, frame sliders, exhaust, etc) has anyone out there done any of this to their Katana's ?? If so pleases let me know ASAP !!!!! Any help is very appreciated .
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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The best upgrade that you can do is to switch it with a kawasaki!!
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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any money spent on a kanotuna might be better spent on riding lessons and then changing bikes to something more "fixable".

just being honest dude. whatever he does to it won't really increase the value of it, or make it something it's not. maybe some frame sliders and a slip-on at best.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
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Change the sprockets, chain, and add frame sliders. He'll be revving the out of it on the highway, but it's the biggest bang for his buck on something like that IMO.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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The best upgrade that you can do is to switch it with a kawasaki!!


We ordered a full system exhaust and had Motorcycles Unlimited convert the duel to a single. it shaved off some weight...& looks/sounds great. It's worth it to do some upgrades.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:55 AM   #6
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The first thing you need to realize is that the Katana is not a SS bike, it will never be. It is a sports touring bike. It will never have the power or the handling that a SS will have, but you can crunch alot of miles on a kat and be comfortable doing it.

If you are going to use it for its intended purpose, than any upgrades to make it more comfortable will be your best bet. Corbin seat is a great upgrade for highway miles.

On my kat, my list of upgrades includes Bandit B12 shock, upgraded springs, highway pegs, and a Vance and Hines Exhaust.

Tell your brother to check out Katriders.com for more upgrade options. My SN is the same over there if he wants to get a hold of me.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:40 AM   #7
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if hw can get a hold of a bandit 1200 motor, i believe he can drop it in there without a problem. all tubes and screw and everything else will fit just fine.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:36 PM   #9
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If you find any good frame slider let me know.... they are almost impossible to find for a kat. I ran across some but they required drilling into the frame and I think that is a no no...
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #10
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For sliders check the following links. My SN on Katriders is the same as here.

http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...t=frame+slider

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Mine's been dropped at least twice by each person learning on it. And it fairs great... just some minor scratchs. so I hadn't had a reason to purchase any.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #12
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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Mine was dropped before I got it and then I gently laid it down on the other side when I was learning. Few matching scratches on both sides...no need for frame sliders for me.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:52 PM   #14
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go over to www.katanaplanet.com and ask those folks about mods - they love the Kat and its a good group.
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