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    Hi folks Wanted to say hello I had an impulse buy and got a 2003 katana with 9500 miles for 1300 dollars. It needs quite a bit of work but is in running condition. I am going to service the bike and change the tires (ordered thanks to feedback from this site), give it a thoruugh cleaning (its been stored 2 years) and use it as a commuter. The project begins next weekend. Here is a photo of it naked in my garage. Have all plastics but they are scratched up.

    Thanks for the site!

    Kapp







    It will be sparking clean and running great the next photos i post in a few weeks.
    Last edited by Kapp555; 04-06-2009, 12:58 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    • #3
      Welcome. Nice buy. You won't regret buying a Kat. A great all-rounder.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Robgsxf750 View Post
        Welcome. Nice buy. You won't regret buying a Kat. A great all-rounder.
        Thanks it was one of those please take this out of my garage buys. If the guy had cleaned it and just put the fairing back on he could have asked a lot more. It really just needs TLC and hours of cleaning and polishing. While it is apart now Ill clean the carbs, check the valves, adjust the clutch(its off) synch and change all the fluids, even the forks. Battery was new but run down its holding a charge now nicely. Lotsa work to do but thats why i bought it.

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        • #5
          Welcome to KR! Looks you got one heck of a deal!
          Think safe, ride safe.

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          • #6
            Good luck keep us posted..pics man pics
            pveity = 100%

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            • #7
              That's a great buy.
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              • #8
                Welcome to KR
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                • #9
                  Welcome to KR and congrats, you got a good deal!
                  Chris

                  Originally posted by jetmerritt
                  Save up for great gear and dress for the fall before you ride. If you can't afford good quality gear, don't ride. It's like saying you can't afford seat belts for your car. There are just no laws to make gear mandatory.

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                  • #10
                    $1300??
                    Wash it and sell it for 3X...

                    Good score!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Black_peter View Post
                      $1300??
                      Wash it and sell it for 3X...

                      Good score!

                      I agree !!!
                      Guylaine
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Black_peter View Post
                        $1300??
                        Wash it and sell it for 3X...

                        Good score!
                        Well the thought of flipping this certainly has entered my mind but I also need a bike since I sold my KTM enduro. This bike was so cheap I can afford to keep it and get a dirt bike on the money i saved which, as we all know, 2 bikes are better than 1.

                        It was an interesting negotiation. I think the guys wife has had it with him. He was one of those guys who didnt finish things and the wife wanted this out of his garage. Cant wait to tear into it but it will have to be next weekend as my plate is full. I'll take pics once I service it and clean it. The dremel has its work cut out for it this bike needs a lot of cosmetic TLC. Tires should be here in a couple days. Wish I had a parts manual, I know I am missing some minor fastners and such.

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                        • #13
                          service manuals
                          http://katriders.com/wiki/index.php5...Service_Manual

                          parts fishe under oem parts
                          http://www.ronayers.com/

                          BTW not supposed to wash the silver ones
                          Last edited by rexazz2; 04-06-2009, 07:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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                          • #14
                            Well, I'll speak of the reliability....my 05 600 has 49,3++ miles on it already and I haven't done anything but normal maintanence. I know yours is a 750, but the reliability is there.. Great Find !!!
                            Last edited by DoyleDee; 04-06-2009, 11:15 PM.
                            Horn broken--watch for finger....

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                            • #15
                              Nice score!! Welcome to KR.

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