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Old 04-30-2017, 12:32 AM   #41
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Don't just blindly follow Carbs 101, do some more reading first. As others have noted, there are many small tips and tricks to know.

Learn and do it right the first time, or don't learn first and get the opportunity to do it over, and over.....
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:37 PM   #42
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Got it for a grand flat.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:50 PM   #43
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Did you sort the fuel lines out?
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:09 PM   #44
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Got it for a grand flat.
Considering the price of other bikes in good running condition, you may be ok. Stock (750cc) exhaust $120 as seen on ebay. Some one here may beat that. Rebuilding the carbs, professionally about $450 without a jet kit, about $550 with one. Again, someone local or here may be able to do it cheaper. Since your in the mountains, I think its safe to say you'll most likely need a jet kit tho. But, before you do all of that, get yourself a compression tester. I think you can find them for about $25-$30. If the rings aren't already worn beyond your budget, proceed.
Just know this, Katanas are NOT race bikes ! It very, very hard to do a wheelie and its not the best handling bike for sharp curves. If you want a real race bike, its gonna cost alot more than the $1500-$1600 you'll have invested. I've done said about all I can say. You make the decision from here. Its new thread time. See you around, maybe ?
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:20 PM   #45
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I think he can get it going with minimal effort, it's just a learning curve that will ease with some help.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:37 PM   #46
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I mentioned earlier before that I was not too far away.

My garage is fully stocked is A LOT of parts. If you wanna drop by with the bike, we can probably work out most options to repair at low cost. Jus sayn.

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Old 05-01-2017, 07:11 PM   #47
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Are you in NC I'm not sure I wanna run it that far an cause damage to the motor. My local shops priced me $200-$300 to jet and sync all 4 carbs
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Are you in NC I'm not sure I wanna run it that far an cause damage to the motor. My local shops priced me $200-$300 to jet and sync all 4 carbs
Thats a awesome price ! Get it done, but only after you replace your exhaust ! Remember, baby steps.
EDIT: Look back to kreylyns reply, he said he has lots of part... may have a 750 exhaust. Ask him.

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 AM   #49
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This has been a great read for me as I have a "new" 89 750 getting
ressurrected from hibernation sickness. Had some poppity-pop on decel
and found two loose head to pipe nuts. That fixed 90% of the problem
and Seafoam soaking the carbs did the rest. (there was brown liquid
pouring out of the float bowls first two cleanings and even longer flushing
out the petcock.

I did my homework here pulling an all nighter before buying my Craigslist Katana.
Discovered that it's an extremely well built and overlooked bike by the sport crowd
as it's made of steel and not cutting edge. PERFECT!!! I want a fast and reliable
sport tourer and that's what I got for $1650 and 7800 miles on the odometer!!
Two tires, some rubber hoses, fluids changed, coupla brake pads, and I have a new
28 year old bike barely off the break-in!! Vroom, baby. After three dual sports,
two Harleys, a Nighthawk, and a 'Wing, this bike is stoopid fast and the bucket seat
needs no upgrade. I'm hoping that with 120,000+ lifetime m/c miles just maybe
I can outride some of the kids on their CBR's n' such with my old self on an old bike.
hehehehehe.............

Being a tinkerer has saved me thousands over the years. Learn the machine
and trust yourself to do the job right. There's youtube, shop manuals, and
of course sites like this where we help each other make the most of our rides.

M/c repair shops are there for the rich/ lazy/ time-hindered, etc.
+1 on the stock exhaust being the best for our bikes. (and cheapest)
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