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Old 12-24-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Finally got to ride a few miles on my bike--96 katana

Well we had some freak weather and it was in the 60's on Saturday so I thought I would take the bike out on some back roads (no lisc plate on it yet) to get a better feel for the bike. I soon discovered it was no exaggeration that the turning radius on the bike is about the same as on a semi truck, lol. The bike is heavy but it does not vibrate and is overall comfortable to ride. I am still surprised that for an 11 year old bike it has as much power as it does. I am really happy with the power of the bike and it looks/rides like new. Unfortunately I could not take it around any corners because of the rear tire and the fact it was back streets so it was basically all straights.

I would say the only thing I can complain about is the weight but once you get it going it is well balanced, has very good power and rides very well 2 up. In fact it was so balanced that I really could not even tell anyone was on the bike other than her arms around me.

Now all I have to do is slap on the new tires (Z6 or road attack) and wait for spring
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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Nice. Turning radius of a semi truck? Wait until you take the MSF course. You will make those turns real tight!
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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lol, i was trying to manuver it around parked cars in front of the garage and i had to back it up a few times to get it around them. other than that, the bike seems great. I am going to order the tires and stuff tonight so it will be ready to go if the weather breaks again. right now the bike is about 2.5 hours away though.
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:49 PM   #4
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Might wanna get some more "real" ride time before going 2 up again. Straight lines are a lot easier than leans & curves when getting used to a new bike.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:41 PM   #5
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I will be safe, this isn't my first street bike. my last bike was way back in August and I thought I was bored of riding but that didn't last long lol.
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You can adjust the bike and tighten that radius quite a bit with a little practice. Also check out this article http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/kata...aUpgrades.html
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You can adjust the bike and tighten that radius quite a bit with a little practice. Also check out this article http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/kata...aUpgrades.html
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Dude, PLEASE look at the date before you post something. This thread's last reply was December of 2007.
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