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  • Help, handlebar risers?

    I want to switch to a set of bars and sit up a little straighter.

    I can't seem to find a vendor for any options for an '06 600 Kat. I just got an email back from spiegler and they said they don't make a kit.

    Any body know anyone else, or have any good methods of doing a home job. I want it to be safe and proper.

    I have seen a couple good set ups for 750's but they have different triple trees.

    Lemme know, thanks in advance.
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    Jet

  • #2
    Swap to the 750 tree, the bars are already like 2" higher on the 750s.
    90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

    Originally posted by Badfaerie
    I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
    Originally posted by soulless kaos
    but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.

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    • #3
      http://www.scrmotorcycles.com/katanaproducts.html
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      • #4
        Hmm, now I'm wondering if that kit is enough.

        Thank you, I'll think on that.
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        Jet

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        • #5
          he's a member here so send him a pm with any questions or concerns
          Chrome Project Part 1
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          Chrome Project Part 2

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          Chrome Project Part 3
          http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192&page=30

          Chrome Project Finished
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          • #6
            No steel braid brake lines in the store?
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            Jet

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            • #7
              Convertibars if you can afford it.

              http://www.convertibars.com/Products...+Next+Step%21+




              I have a set and they are great. Infinitely adjustable. I bought mine used.
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              • #8
                Hello.

                I've looked into doing this as well. I like the idea of the convertibars, but they are a bit too expensive for my tastes, and to be honest, I know I'd somehow screw those up, and get them so they weren't even. And if I did, then as soon as I'd want to readjust them, then they wouldn't be even. But then, I don't have them, and they may be much easier to get even than I would believe.

                I also looked into the aluminum blocks, but it seemed too mundane. Besides, I redid my forks, and have Tmod's adjuster caps on them.

                So this was what I had figured on going with.

                http://www.woodcraft-cfm.com/cgi-bin...&category=OOOX

                As far as I know, you'd have to drop the forks through the upper tripple just a tad so the clamp on brackets could sit on top of the tripple tree. But my idea with this is since they have the separate piece that gives the rise and holds the bars, you could buy more plates. Put on taller plates for that long ride to the rally, or where ever you're going, and then swap on shorter plates for a sportier ride. I even emailed the company asking if you can get just the riser plates, and they said sure thing.

                I have NOT done this, so I can't vouch for anything. I know they sell the fork clamps in the size of our Kat forks. I ended up doing other mods for now. I still plan on doing this though.

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                • #9
                  OK,

                  BUT!

                  Why does it look like both of those Kats are lowered?? It doesn't look like I have that much fork tube sticking up at stock ride height.
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                  Jet

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                  • #10
                    Well, when you take off the existing clip-on mounts, then you'd have a bit of fork tube above the top triple. You would need to lower the front somewhere around half an inch. Don't quote me on that, it's an approximation.

                    Right now, without doing anything to the clip-ons on my 06 600, I have the front lowered, and the rear raised a tad. It gives quicker turn in, but you don't want to go making drastic changes. The Kats are really stable in part due to the angle of the forks. I changed my setup for quicker steering, and it still seems fairly stable, but before I got used to it, it seemed a little twitchy. That's with dropping the front .5" and raising the rear just around 1.25". When I was looking at dropping the front, I put a zip tie around the forks, and then tried to bottom out the suspension. I think my not too exact measurement was that the front could be lowered around .75" before the lower triple would bottom out against the fork seals.

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                    • #11
                      Here's a universal set of adjustable bars I found for someone else a couple of weeks ago. Don't know if they fit the Kat, but you can call.

                      http://www.convertibars.com/
                      =USAF= Retired




                      "If you can be convinced of an absurdity, you can be made to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

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                      • #12
                        If you want more comfort, you could always do what I did... Move up to an 1100 Kat! Smooth and comfy!
                        Wherever you go... There you are!

                        17 Inch Wheel Conversion
                        HID Projector Retrofit

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wild-Bill View Post
                          If you want more comfort, you could always do what I did... Move up to an 1100 Kat! Smooth and comfy!
                          Ugh, that would double my insurance. I should fix the bars right, then drop a vitamin B12 in.
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                          Jet

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                          • #14
                            Screw all the companies that want to rape me! I went to the local dirtbike wrecker and 10 minutes later and $30 later I got a set of Renthal bars and a set of mounts. I am going to try doing this myself. I may have to source another brake line and stuff, but no biggie, the rest I can handle. I will post the how to if I can get this to work!

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                            Jet

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jetmerritt View Post
                              Ugh, that would double my insurance. I should fix the bars right, then drop a vitamin B12 in.
                              Oh, yeah. You live in Canada. My insurance didn't change from a 750 Kat to my 1100. Won't turn this into a tirade about socialist states, though.

                              Your Renthal bars look like a great way to go. Take lots of pictures as you go.
                              Wherever you go... There you are!

                              17 Inch Wheel Conversion
                              HID Projector Retrofit

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