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  • how many miles does your katana have?

    Hey guys, i bought a 98 katana 600 with 22k miles. this is my first bike and i use it for pretty much everything (to work, to gym, to bank, to the moon, ect.) This being my first bike n all, i wonder how much abuse can the bike endure before i start having problems? i know sport bikes arent realy made for this type of use but i cant argue with the gas savings...

  • #2
    03 600 with 62000kms or 38,000 miles.

    IIRC Masrapido had 100,000 kms (give or take ) before the engine tanked.
    Kyle

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    • #3
      My '99 had about 18,000 miles on it when I sold it a year and a half ago and it's still going strong with the new owner. I've got 62,000 miles on my current bike (also a '99 but 60,000 of them are since August '04) and have had no major problems.

      With regular oil changes and scheduled servicing you should get at least another 40,000 miles without any serious problems.
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      • #4
        It's not abuse to ride the thing . Running it at redline all the time , doing stoppies and such , now THAT'S abuse . If you keep up on the maintenance , and don't TRULY abuse it , you got NO worries . Reason you don't see many high-mailage sportbikes is because either the squid-owners TRULY abuse them , or wrap them around a tree ....BTW , the engine that's in my bike now has seen over 65k , and still pulls pretty well with no oil smoke .
        I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



        Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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        • #5
          90 750 with 54,000+.

          Long Live the D

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          • #6
            94 750 with 24xxx, no major problems

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FieroReinke
              94 750 with 24xxx, no major problems
              That's because it's just barely broken-in .
              I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



              Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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              • #8
                2001 750 with 56,000+ and counting. All done by me.

                On stock OEM suspension no less.
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                • #9
                  2002 with just under 34k

                  2002 Katana 600
                  1999 Ford F150

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                  • #10
                    2006 with 5500 miles in 6 months
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                    2006 Suzuki Kat GSX750F

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                    • #11
                      picked up my 06 last week with 4200 miles on it and now i have 6200 miles on it in 6-7 days and one oil change...thats what happens when you own a motorcycle courier business...lol.....2k miles in 6 days....this bike better last me to 75k at least
                      I RIDE FOR A LIVING...WHAT ABOUT YOU??

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                      • #12
                        It should easily be good for 100,000 if maintained! These are great proven engines.

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                        • #13
                          The eninge in mine has about 65k on it (not origional engine), and I'd bet it's lead a fairly rough life . But I change the oil often , so I got THAT goin for me . Treated kindly , I'd BET on it making 75k , no problem .
                          I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



                          Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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                          • #14
                            I bought a 97 600cc with 11k on it in 2003.......it now has 20k.....
                            I am a gentleman and a gentile man, but I am still a MAN baby yeah!

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                            • #15
                              I have an 03 with 11k.

                              Yes I'm an American, yes I have guns, and yes I won't hesitate to use them to protect my family, my property, and myself

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