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Old 04-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #11
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Sell it for 150 bones and have a pizza and beers .
by time he can find a buyer at $150, there will be no more water fresh water left on the planet to help make the beer with, and pizza will only be available. in dehydrated form like space meals
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #12
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If he bought it, I have a set of 83 forks in good condition (as in unbent, fork seals should probably be replaced.). let me know if interested. Hell, I'd pick up that bike, if it was still available :P
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hey cool!!! at least there is some positive feedback now i was getting a bad vibe at first!! lol just kidding.

i actually paid $90.00 for it. some lady pulled out in front of the seller and he put it in a ditch real hard, then he let it sit for three years. all I wanted was a frame with a title to build a custom with.

I didn't even know what it really was until I did some research on it after I got it home. is this the first year of the katana?

I know they made the gs650 shaft drive from 81 to 83 in a standard and a cruiser style but from what I can tell 83 is the only year with this motor and katana configuration before they redesigned the whole bike.

knowing what i have now i will not hack this into a bobber ..... which was my original plan.

it runs great, rides pretty decent, except the rear shocks are wrong and way to soft, but you are right about not much value. no gauges, tank is pretty crunched, bars are tweeked, pipes are road rashed, forks were straightened, but it all is functional!

it,s got dual anti dive brakes wich seem to be special to the katana, good wheels, tail section, carbs function fine, doesn't make any weird noises or vibrations.

i,m thinking i will just ride it as a rat bike and have fun with it since restoring it would be stupid costwise. the guy I bought it from said his friends all called it mad max!! "I think it fits" lol.


hey Emc-icon, how much do you want for those forks and are they anti dive type or just standard dual calipers, all I really need are the stansions. and what about some rear shocks? are all the gs's running the same length rear shocks with maybe some stiffer valving?

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