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Old 06-15-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default how many miles does your katana have?

Hey guys, i bought a 98 katana 600 with 22k miles. this is my first bike and i use it for pretty much everything (to work, to gym, to bank, to the moon, ect.) This being my first bike n all, i wonder how much abuse can the bike endure before i start having problems? i know sport bikes arent realy made for this type of use but i cant argue with the gas savings...
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:19 AM   #2
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03 600 with 62000kms or 38,000 miles.

IIRC Masrapido had 100,000 kms (give or take ) before the engine tanked.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:35 AM   #3
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My '99 had about 18,000 miles on it when I sold it a year and a half ago and it's still going strong with the new owner. I've got 62,000 miles on my current bike (also a '99 but 60,000 of them are since August '04) and have had no major problems.

With regular oil changes and scheduled servicing you should get at least another 40,000 miles without any serious problems.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:01 AM   #4
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It's not abuse to ride the thing . Running it at redline all the time , doing stoppies and such , now THAT'S abuse . If you keep up on the maintenance , and don't TRULY abuse it , you got NO worries . Reason you don't see many high-mailage sportbikes is because either the squid-owners TRULY abuse them , or wrap them around a tree ....BTW , the engine that's in my bike now has seen over 65k , and still pulls pretty well with no oil smoke .
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:01 PM   #5
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90 750 with 54,000+.
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94 750 with 24xxx, no major problems
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That's because it's just barely broken-in .
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2001 750 with 56,000+ and counting. All done by me.

On stock OEM suspension no less.
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