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  • If it's too wide, just do 2 layers?
    1998 Katana 750
    1992 Katana 1100
    2006 Ninja 250

    2006 Katana 600 RIP - 130k miles

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    • that crossed my mind. I thought about staggering two layers. I have it coiled up and it looks good, but when i look at one layer, It looks like the holes are too big and theres not enough metal there. I want to paint them blue when I install it but im afraid there isnt enough material there to get the desired effect. Im going to cut out a square of it and mock it up and probably submit pictures for KR feedback. it was only $9 so i dont like one layer, and then also dont like the staggered layers then Ill just buy some different mesh. I was thinkin after I bought it that Autozone might carry mesh as well. They have a little rice burner section with all the aesthetics stuff.
      My build thread (Black Betty) '97 600 (Dearly Departed)
      http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=133286
      2007 GSXR 750

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      • Personally I wouldn't worry about a hole for an idle adjuster. If you're not carrying around a screwdriver as part of your toolkit already you need to add one.
        - Purplehaze
        All-Black 1993 Suzuki Katana 600 (Click for pictorial fun!)

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        • Originally posted by maniac1886 View Post
          Just picked up some steel lath from home depot for $9. Im a little concerned that the holes are going to be too big. It is 27 in wide, and 8 ft long so I think im going to cut a piece off and mock it up and see how it looks....

          http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...LATH/202093395
          I agree, doesn't look bad, but the holes are a bit big. If they were about 75% of the size, it'd look a lot better.

          Originally posted by Purplehaze View Post
          Personally I wouldn't worry about a hole for an idle adjuster. If you're not carrying around a screwdriver as part of your toolkit already you need to add one.
          I've always got tools on me . Always have since the last time I put my carbs on my bike from adjusting the valves.... while down a busy highway, my throttle cables came loose from the carbs because I didn't tighten everything down.

          Had to get a friend to bring me some tools and redneck it until I could take the tank off at home . Won't be doing that again!
          2005 Suzuki Katana GSX 600
          - Aaron

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          • 2019 ... Update... I did this back in 2006...
            13 years later it is still turning heads while the Mesh Mod is still shiny and no cracks with no heat issues.
            She still looks brand new...
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            • And now it wont let me post any new pics...
              2006 Black N Gold Katana 750.
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              • Hey, sorry we're working on that.

                You can upload a photo to something like Imgur and then post the link.
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                • 2006 Black N Gold Katana 750.
                  Hey Pittsburgh!!! (and Western PA), Join the
                  "Sport Bike Alliance of Pittsburgh" : http://www.sportbikealliance.com And lets RIDE...
                  Motorcycle Maintenance Scheduling and MPG tool: http://www.mileagetracker.org/index.php
                  Veteran of the United States Air Force.
                  "Land of the Free... BECAUSE... of the Brave".

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