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Old 04-28-2017, 07:04 PM   #1
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Is their a fat tire kit for a 97 katana 600
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:48 PM   #2
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F*** no..... Kreylyn mods swing arms for that though.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:40 PM   #3
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Even if there was, I don't think you'd like it. They require a intermediate sprocket that changes the way the bike performs. They say its like tossing a boat anchor when you let off the throttle, or something like that anyway. Like it wants to buck you off the bike. Imagine that in traffic doing 60mph...lol Also, it makes the bike want to stand straight up, not turn. Its all looks, unless you just drag race only.

EDIT: Oh yeah, they're really expensive. Like several thousand dollars.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:25 PM   #4
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Some post kat wheels can fit no to very minimal mods, almost a straight bolt up option with the right parts.

That bumps you from 3" and 3.5" wheels to 3.5" and 4.5" wheels. Just need to buy the wheels.

I mod swingarms for near stock length + width to give you the option to use 5.5" rear wheels. That's gonna run around $300 ish + wheels.

You can use the modded swingarm I do + custom offset sprockets and work out a 6" rear wheel. That's gonna run the sameish $300 + wheels + the sprockets. 7thgeardesigns.com was offering the offset sprockets.

If you want the 240mm kit wide wheels, your looking at 4k+ starting. They are available, and depending on location probably at a custom bike shop near you.

All depends on how wide and how much $ you wanna spend.

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Old 05-01-2017, 06:53 PM   #5
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You can use the modded swingarm I do + custom offset sprockets and work out a 6" rear wheel. That's gonna run the sameish $300 + wheels + the sprockets. 7thgeardesigns.com was offering the offset sprockets.
Wait, your doing the 6" wheel now ?
Is that the SRAD wheel ?
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:57 PM   #6
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Wait, your doing the 6" wheel now ?
Is that the SRAD wheel ?
The mod has always had the clearance for the 6" wheel. A member here did do the mod with the 6" wheel.

A 6" wheel is used on a few different model bikes, including one year on the 2k srad.

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Cool, news to me.
Remember the members name or thread ?
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Man, I don't even know what a srad is. Guess I'll get back to my strat, HD fisherman.
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Cool, news to me.
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You'll need to mod your swingarm or send it out to be modded + some parts. Read this thread:http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=93142

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Man, I don't even know what a srad is. Guess I'll get back to my strat, HD fisherman.
SRAD = Suzuki Ram Air Direct ... I think. Or Suzuki Research and Development. It was a sticker on the fat-arsed GSXRs in the 90s...

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I've known Kreylyn has done the wider swingarm & 5.5" wheel for years,
thats long understood. Its the 6" wheel I'm interested in.
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