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Old 05-12-2014, 12:42 PM   #21
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Anyone know what kind of seat that is? Doesn't look like OEM seat, definately not a Corbin...
I think that it is one of the after market gel seats that Suzuki made for the Katana. They are supposed to be really comfortable.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:05 PM   #22
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I think that it is one of the after market gel seats that Suzuki made for the Katana. They are supposed to be really comfortable.
After my 120 mile one-way commute this morning, I conquer; that seat is pretty sweet.

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Those stock tires? Mine has 4500 miles with stockies lol. I'm going to run them until either hurricane season or winter.
Love your bike, love the color too. I always loved those red/reddish/gray bottom'd bikes. Good find!
Not sure if tires are stock, but I checked the production date stamp on the sidewall, front 1408, rear 0608, I guess PO changed the tires back in 2008 or 2009. No dry rot, no cracks, after few laps around the empty office complex near my house, I'd scrubbed the tires in pretty good and feel confident about them.
I personally have no quame about old tires, as long as I know to ride within the limits, they are just as good as any to get me from point A to point B. I try to avoid riding in the rain anyway.

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Old 06-09-2014, 04:36 PM   #23
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Put over 1k miles on the time capsule in the month of May, never thought I would appreciate a 750cc for its highway performance.. but really, this thing is super smooth cruising at 85-95 mph... if I change out the sprockets for higher gear ratio, maybe it will smooth out even more and get better fuel econ.

With 45 lb. of luggage on the bike, I get about 160-165 mile before I have to switch to reserve and take about 3.9 gal. to fill.



I learn that matt finish helmet seems to get more air resistance at highway speed.. my head seems to be more effected by wind beffering when passing 18-wheelers at speed.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:43 PM   #24
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Beautiful bike
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #25
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Beautiful seat!
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:54 AM   #26
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This past winter I worked on this project: 1978 Honda GL1000, barn find.


I turned it into this bagger, sold for nearly $3k, local broker picked it up last week and getting it shipped to Norway:


Yesterday I picked up an early birthday present for under $1k.

83 GL650 Interstate, +13k mi., runs decent, cosmetically 60-70%, PO took a nice tumble that had some nice scratches on the sidecases and topbox, dent on exhaust headers and the swingarm; but rides nice, tracks straight, no wiggle at 70+ mph when I let go of the handlebars.
Tires, forkseals, brakes all in decent shape, there may be a cafe/bobber in my near future.



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Old 12-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #27
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Rode my Katana from Brooklyn, NY back to Valley Forge, PA yesterday evening.
135 miles in near freezing temperature, the bike had sat out doors for the last 3 weeks, but still started on first try.
Performed flawlessly all along the way, 80-90 mph most of the way... heated jacket liner kept me warm enough to operate the bike.
It was my first first ride since having the flu last couple of weeks.


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Tentatively struck a Craigslist deal on a 2003 CBR1100XX, 16k mi. completely stock, never been down, looks like it needs rear tire, maybe chain/sprockets; $27xx.

Plan to pickup nxt wknd.

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You are a busy, busy man "K"
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Hope you paid already and go the title! Deal like that will disappear. You in land of lakes FL? I'm in Sarasota
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