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  • ThAzKat
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    I think everyone is guiding you in the right direction. I would completely tear down the meft over parts and have the frame inspected by a shop, umm, I think the word is magnaflow the frame. Shoot for a free bike, the least he could do is part it out and have enough money to put a down payment on a good bike.

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  • SweetLou
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    Well, if he has $0 Dollars in it, then it may make for a good project. If the frame is good, then hell yeah. If you are going to replace the front forks, go with gixxer forks, makes for a meaner machine from what I have heard. Farings, go some used ones off ebay, and repaint them, along with the headlight assembly and everything. I bet he could get it back together in pretty good shape for about $1500 bucks, depending on how much of the work he can do himself.

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  • Anonymous
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    Hiya Pat! How's that Tillis doin??

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  • WildKat
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    Like Katdan mentioned..it almost be better to just get a different one..

    Unless he's got the resources and is REALLY looking for a project bike...

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  • patracy
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    It was given to him. It still has a clean title. He has $0 in it. That why I thought it'd be best to try and fix.....

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  • ZukiFred
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    If it was given to me, I think I would just part it out and buy one that needed less work. By the time he's done he would have spent almost enough to buy one that is ready to ride. 8)

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  • Yellow
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    Originally posted by Court93Kat
    I agree 100% with what everyone else has already said. As long as the frame is good, and your friend is just learning how to ride, he might be better off making it a streetfighter until he gets good. I know it would be cheaper to leave it naked.

    BTW... did anyone else notice the front fender is mounted backwards? Just something that caught my eye.
    Yeah, there were something funny about that picture. Now I realize it too!

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  • the wind
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    Re: Need katana help for friend

    Originally posted by patracy
    Hello,

    I started out on a bandit 600 a few years back. So I have a good idea of what makes the katana tick. I've got a co-worker that wants to get into riding. He was just given a 2000 Katana 600 that needs a lot of stuff. Anyone have parts for one? From the pics he sent me. He needs all the fairings, headlight, gauges, controls, timing cover, and possibly a harness. Here's what he's working with....

    they're big.....

    http://superbike.dyndns.org/superbike/112_1238.JPG

    http://superbike.dyndns.org/superbike/112_1240.JPG

    http://superbike.dyndns.org/superbike/112_1246.JPG
    is there a second post coming? :-m

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  • Court93kat
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    I agree 100% with what everyone else has already said. As long as the frame is good, and your friend is just learning how to ride, he might be better off making it a streetfighter until he gets good. I know it would be cheaper to leave it naked.

    BTW... did anyone else notice the front fender is mounted backwards? Just something that caught my eye.

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  • KatanaO215
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    Originally posted by Need4Speed750
    bent frames and bent forks ?? Yikes !! Between special K, & ebay, you could cosmetically fix it up nicely... But it would take a considerable amount of money to make it Safely rideable again.
    which makes me think, its probably a better idea to just buy a used bike that isnt totalled

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  • WildKat
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    bent frames and bent forks ?? Yikes !! Between special K, & ebay, you could cosmetically fix it up nicely... But it would take a considerable amount of money to make it Safely rideable again.

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  • HS2020
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    Just a thought to put out there. The bike has upper frame damage. Looks just like it slid on it but I am willing to bet that it will not be insurable b/c of this. I guess if you can gt all the plastics back on and to line up right you can hide that. The other thing is was this bike totaled out? I bet it was and he will have to get a salavged title for it as well. I would get another frame and take everything that I could off this bike and put it in the new frame. Good luck helping your co-worker out.

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  • Haggisman
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    It looks like you need to replace the entire front end . Those forks look bent and I would be concerned about the frame too. Check with special$k$ and see what he thinks

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  • arsenic
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    Special K can probably help with some of that. I'm not sure about the fairings, maybe check ebay for those. Are the forks okay? I'd also have the frame checked real well, you don't want to take a chance with a bent frame, or a frame with stress cracks. Good luck.

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  • KatanaO215
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    ouch, what happened to it?

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