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Old 03-13-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default Wussup, from Georgia!

Hello everybody. Want to make a quick intro. Im a newbie Kat rider. I've been obsessed with motorcyle (bikes) since a yougster. Started out riding dirt bikes. I recently got my paws on a used GSX600F. Dude i bought it from told me he was riding one day and it just shut off. I had been looking for a while and came across this bike for $800. Little to my knowledge that the piston rod had come a loose from the crankshaft (the bolts came off somehow). My guess is that it got overheated. Luckily it didn't do damage to the crankshaft. It even broke a piece of the cylinders jug off. So....you can guess where all that stuff went. I'm all in now. I've been waiting to build a bike for the longest anyway. Lights,.....Cameras.....ACTION!
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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Welcome to KR. You've definetly found the right place to find information to make it run again. Sounds like your best bet would be to find a replacement engine and just swap it in.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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Welcome here and good luck with the rebuild. Hopeyou get her up and running to enjoy the new season.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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Welcome. Look around and you'll probably find an 1127 engine to throw in there. 600 chassis with an 1100 engine would be a lot of fun to ride.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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Welcome to KR!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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Welcome to KR!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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Welcome from the Augusta/Aiken area!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #8
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Welcome !!good luck and enjoy!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
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Welcome to KR. Good luck.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. I was able to dive right into "surgery" because of the info i ran through here on KR. A bigger motor is my wish. A 1100 or 1127 if i can find one that i can afford.Like (Psycho1) suggested, it wold probably be better to do a transplant than repair the 600 motor. i found a couple 600's on ebay for $300-$700 bucks. i decided to hold the cash to get what i really want. In the mean time i'll be going through the bike piece by piece with clean up and mods.
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