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Old 11-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hey guys I just got in this forum a couple days ago and posted in the intro thread... I thought I would start a build thread to keep track of my progress and also to get some opinions and advice etc... It is a 96 600 katana that I picked up for $200 from a buddy of mine, supposed to have about 12k on it but does not have the gauge cluster so who knows. Here is the pics!






So far I have pulled the gas tank and drained the old gas out and started sanding on it. I think I want to paint it semi gloss black. I am going to pull the carbs and clean them maybe this weekend and get a battery and see if I can get her running. So far I know I am going to need a headlight, gauges, battery, and a front tire...

Gauges I was thinking something like this, what do yall think?
https://www.denniskirk.com/koso-nort...prd/408371.sku

Headlight I want to do something very similar to centidude's but I dont have any motorcycle junkyards near me so I am not sure what to do there... I think I shall look on ebay or something... Centidude if you read this what did you pull yours from?

For the tire I use to run pirelli's on my 600rr but I have heard great things about pilot power's and rode on a set for a short trip and liked them. What size should I get?

I am also thinking of doing a single exit exhaust with a slip on... I have seen the delkovic systems on ebay but they seem like they would be loud? Any thoughts?

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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I like pilot powers.. have them on my 600 and no complaints. They are pretty good in the wet road conditions too
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What size would you reccomend?
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
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I would try a vance and hines full exhaust I have it on mine 4 into 1 headers it sound good and is pretty loud but not obnoxious
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I would try a vance and hines full exhaust I have it on mine 4 into 1 headers it sound good and is pretty loud but not obnoxious

hmm sounds good! i have a bid in on a full d&d exhaust on ebay and we will see how that goes...
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:42 PM   #6
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If you do a Delkevic I reccommend 14 inch and larger, especially if your worried bout it being too loud.
I am getting ready to pick up a spare D&D full system for the 771 build.

My first headlight was off some 80's Yamaha cruiser, the current one is off a 1975 Norton Commando, and the one being prepped for installation is an aftermarket.

It isn't much too look at but your welcome to my first headlight for the price of shipping. You can see pics of it in the beginning section of my build thread. If your interested send me a pm.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #7
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Thats the same gauge I'm currently running. Nice and compact too, so you can put it just about anywhere

I will also 2nd the Pilots. Very happy with mine so far.
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Ok guys I have not had any time to work on the bike, my buddy's e21 BMW is sucking up all my time lol. I scored a full D&D exhaust for under $200 that will be in this week, I have a headlight figured out I think (thanks centidude!), the gauges will have to wait a bit. I did get a new battery and charge it up and the bike turns over! I should be able to get the carbs cleaned this week and try to start it.
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Thanks for the update. Keep going
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Thanks for the update. Keep going
Yah sure thing! I like your bike sir... I will get some pics of the progress tonight hopefully... What does everyone do for mirrors? I like this style and the price but how would you mount those?

I am thinking about getting these as well... in the gold... Is the clutch to hard to pull if you get it in a shorty lever?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brake-Clutch...sories&vxp=mtr

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