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  • drag raced for my first time last night

    I took my 91 Kat 600 to Englishtown raceway park last night. First pas I spun the tire and ended up sideways, close the throttle and recovered. Ran a 14.09 at 100.45 mph.
    second pass I launched it much, much better... Then missed second. My old Kat has 30,000+ miles and the trans is pretty worn
    I didn't get to make a third pass. I'm not sure I should go back with this because because I don't want to hurt second gear anymore.

    How fast do you run on your pre kat 600?

  • #2
    You should think about a factory pro shift kit. It'll help 2nd gear from getting more F'ed up
    1998 Katana 750
    1992 Katana 1100
    2006 Ninja 250

    2006 Katana 600 RIP - 130k miles

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    • #3
      Not to sound bad but what is the point. You'll just bash your bike up. Our Kats are heavy and slow. A 1st gen Kawasaki EX500 would do the 1/4 in just under 13 seconds stock with the right rider. Even street riding I take 1st and 2nd gears pretty easy as not to push the 2nd gear issues. I guess if your having fun its all good. I personally don't think its worth the abuse to the bike.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rschlegel View Post
        Not to sound bad but what is the point. You'll just bash your bike up. Our Kats are heavy and slow. A 1st gen Kawasaki EX500 would do the 1/4 in just under 13 seconds stock with the right rider. Even street riding I take 1st and 2nd gears pretty easy as not to push the 2nd gear issues. I guess if your having fun its all good. I personally don't think its worth the abuse to the bike.

        That's the point my friend.....to have fun. I say keep kicking it's ass and fix it when it stops.....parts for these are a dime a dozen. Plus you can easily find a 750 motor out of a 98+ Kat. These are great engines and i kicked mines ass for a few years at the track. Never gave up, i switched it out for a bandit 1200.
        I ran high 12's with a 750 motor, and i am a 300lbs guy.

        Good luck and HAVE FUN.....Thats what these are for!
        Cheers!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rschlegel View Post
          Not to sound bad but what is the point. You'll just bash your bike up. Our Kats are heavy and slow. A 1st gen Kawasaki EX500 would do the 1/4 in just under 13 seconds stock with the right rider. Even street riding I take 1st and 2nd gears pretty easy as not to push the 2nd gear issues. I guess if your having fun its all good. I personally don't think its worth the abuse to the bike.
          Their plenty fast enough to get killed on....that's fast enough for me..

          [QUOTE=Kat-the-Ripper;2347909]That's the point my friend.....to have fun. I say keep kicking it's ass and fix it when it stops.....parts for these are a dime a dozen. Plus you can easily find a 750 motor out of a 98+ Kat. These are great engines and i kicked mines ass for a few years at the track. Never gave up, i switched it out for a bandit 1200.
          I ran high 12's with a 750 motor, and i am a 300lbs guy.

          Good luck and HAVE FUN.....Thats what these are for!
          Cheers![/QUOTlooks like u turbo charged it lol!
          Last edited by tbeeler; 07-06-2015, 11:59 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tbeeler View Post
            Their plenty fast enough to get killed on....that's fast enough for me..
            Didn't you make some comment the other day in the chat box about a Katana not being a moped? A moped is fast enough to get killed on too... just sayin.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by arsenic View Post
              Didn't you make some comment the other day in the chat box about a Katana not being a moped? A moped is fast enough to get killed on too... just sayin.

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