Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
X

Fat tire

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Fat tire

    Is their a fat tire kit for a 97 katana 600

  • #2
    F*** no..... Kreylyn mods swing arms for that though.
    "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to upset you when I called you stupid. I thought you already knew..."
    spammer police
    USAF veteran
    If your a veteran, join the KR veterans group

    Comment


    • #3
      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.
      My Katana-1100 17" wheel swap
      http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=136894

      Comment


      • #4
        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.

        Krey
        93 750 Kat



        Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

        "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Kreylyn View Post
          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 ?
          My Katana-1100 17" wheel swap
          http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=136894

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by katanarider View Post
            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.

            Krey
            93 750 Kat



            Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

            "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

            Comment


            • #7
              Cool, news to me.
              Remember the members name or thread ?
              My Katana-1100 17" wheel swap
              http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=136894

              Comment


              • #8
                Man, I don't even know what a srad is. Guess I'll get back to my strat, HD fisherman.


                "A knight proves his worthiness by his deeds."

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by katanarider View Post
                  Cool, news to me.
                  Remember the members name or thread ?
                  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

                  Originally posted by zuma View Post
                  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...

                  What are you fishing for Rocky Mountain Oysters?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    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.
                    My Katana-1100 17" wheel swap
                    http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=136894

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RobertTravis View Post
                      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



                      SRAD = Suzuki Ram Air Direct ... I think. Or Suzuki Research and Development. It was a sticker on the fat-arsed GSXRs in the 90s...

                      What are you fishing for Rocky Mountain Oysters?
                      Senor Tim Kreylin has a Harley Davidson story you will not believe. I was there, and do believe it.


                      "A knight proves his worthiness by his deeds."

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by zuma View Post
                        Senor Tim Kreylin has a Harley Davidson story you will not believe. I was there, and do believe it.
                        What? He saw one in person that ran and didn't leak oil?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          At the 09 rally, a guy pulled up on a new full dresser, gorgeous HD, as we were walking around in a parking lot right next to the river, which was about twenty or more feet below us. The parking lot was on the edge of a bluff covered with all sorts of vines , shrubs, and trees, with the water twenty or more feet below the curbed parking lot.

                          So the HD guy got off his bike after parking it at the bluff edge of the parking lot, put down the kickstand, but when he turned his back to his bike, the kickstand gave way, and the bike vanished. It had tumbled down the bluff and into the river. Fortunately the river wasn't very deep where the bike landed, say four feet I'm guessing, and it was not running very fast.

                          Unfortunately there was a wasp nest right where the bike plunged into the river; the guys found this out once they scrambled down the bluff to see about getting the bike back up, which did happen eventually via tow truck.

                          Actually I had just spoken there with Tim and Nancie, and rode off right before it happened, and they met me at the Treetops that night and related the story to me. He can tell it better, but I have asked him many, many times, and this time, I decided to save him having to tell it. I'll never forget it.


                          "A knight proves his worthiness by his deeds."

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X