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  1. #11
    Stunning bike!

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Well, Think it's time to move this one on.
    1982 Suzuki Katana

    Running Gear:
    Braced 750 Frame,
    Narrowed TL1000R swingarm
    Ohlins rear shocks
    Stock forks with Ractech springs and a set of cartridge emulators, tarozzi brace.
    18" wire wheel, Conti Road attack CR classic race rubber, tubeless conversion.
    18" front mudguard from Unicorn Japan
    Slabby GSXR1100 gauges
    Battery and electrics tucked in with custom battery carrier/electrics tray
    GSXR radial master cylinder on the front

    Engine:
    GSX1100 motor
    JE 1170kit
    ported head with big valves, heavy duty springs etc.
    big cams
    heavy duty cam chain.
    RS36 flatslide mikunis fed by a Pingel tap, Mikuni ram tubes and ramflo filters
    Carbon Yoshimura heatshield for carbs
    crank has been trued by Joe Marshall
    GSXR shifter spring.
    welded second gear, have replaced about half the gears in the box
    modified oil pickup to eliminate pulling air under acceleration or low oil levels
    oil cooler, fitted with an GSX 1100 EFE oil filter cover to ensure full flow
    modified cases to improve breathing
    Megacycle 4into1 exhaust with early 80's Yoshimura can
    Alternator and starter clutch converted to 2006 onwards GSXR600/750 - less rotating mass, stronger starter clutch, with a shindigen series reg rec, cover modified for more clearance
    Modified ignition bobweights to retard ignition for easier starting
    Dyna Coils
    Dyna Rev limiter.

    Billet conversion mount (bottom mount under engine)
    Custom CNC'd rearsets with Brembo master.
    Custom CNC'd sprocket cover.


    It's got maybe 2500km since the engine rebuild, handling is well sorted, makes a great noise and is pretty quick. Weighs about 205kg with a half tank.

    pics:
    Almost current (just missing the Yosh carb heat shield):



    Previous Engine, no oil cooler, stock front guard, previous rear shocks :


    SO, this now has a brake upgrade with 300mm rotors and SV650 calipers. For various reasons, I think it's time to move this on. Open to offers.

  3. #13
    I'd buy it, but I've already got one...


    With permission, I can list it on Bike Me!

    There's some possibly interested dudes over there I reckon.

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  5. #15
    Have posted on facebook for $13k - open to offers though.

  6. #16
    So, it's advertised on Facebook, Gumtree and Ebay - only one person has come to see it... Is it priced too high?

  7. #17
    Senior Member QLD drillit's Avatar
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    I have noticed over time that modified bike's seldom can fetch anywhere near the sum of their parts - let alone the brain, personal and labour power that has gone into it.

    The difference in placement of the bottom engine mounts in perceived value is bizarre at best.

    .......but it is what it is and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Speaking as a modified bike owner/rider. I can also understand how non technical buyers will feel nervous into the future to maintain/repair a bespoke set-up. Just can't ring up Steve at Mick Hones to send the spares.

    Cannot comment on value but you only need one willing buyer/seller combo.

    Do you have the original kit - may fetch more in total to more or less return closer to standard and flog the go fast bits off separately?

    ......just my 5c worth.

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    Senior Member NSW Nick Kakasiouris's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by drillit View Post
    I have noticed over time that modified bike's seldom can fetch anywhere near the sum of their parts - let alone the brain, personal and labour power that has gone into it.

    The difference in placement of the bottom engine mounts in perceived value is bizarre at best.

    .......but it is what it is and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Speaking as a modified bike owner/rider. I can also understand how non technical buyers will feel nervous into the future to maintain/repair a bespoke set-up. Just can't ring up Steve at Mick Hones to send the spares.

    Cannot comment on value but you only need one willing buyer/seller combo.

    Do you have the original kit - may fetch more in total to more or less return closer to standard and flog the go fast bits off separately?

    ......just my 5c worth.
    Well written Derek.
    Nick
    You always meet a better class of people who ride and enjoy Motorcycling

  9. #19
    Nope, threw away the original junk - it was either fucked, missing, or never going to be able to go back onto the bike (ie airbox). The bike that this started out as was a bucket of shit.
    Ultimately, there's very little on it that's not able to be ordered from Mick Hone really.


    $11500 takes it.

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