Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1

    82 Kat, wire wheels 'n shit.

    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 :



    Price tag - $15,000ish.

  2. #2
    That would have been a hard decision to make mate. That is a seriously tidy bike.
    Boogieman (NBT, NSRL, ATMUPN, ROK)
    I wish I had as many cc's as posts!

  3. #3
    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Golden Bay WA
    Posts
    1,464
    And sounds well priced for the spec's and all the work. Plus it looks great!
    Preservation before restoration - they are only original once

  4. #4
    Senior Member QLD
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Keperra, Queensland
    Posts
    3,280
    A weapon of mass enjoyment... pity she has to go Ben, bet she puts a smile on the buyer's dial!
    1984 Katana 7/11 - done at last!

    1982 GS450E - not quite stock

  5. #5
    Thing is, it doesn't *have* to go - but in order to fund another bike that I desire it needs to move on.

  6. #6
    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Golden Bay WA
    Posts
    1,464
    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Thing is, it doesn't *have* to go - but in order to fund another bike that I desire it needs to move on.
    what bike has taken your fancy so strongly you have to sell the Kat?
    Preservation before restoration - they are only original once

  7. #7
    There are many. One in particular is becoming an itch I must scratch.

  8. #8
    Senior Member NSW
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Central Coast, NSW
    Posts
    227
    If its a harley.... get out. Haha
    1983 Suzuki GSX750ESD - The Project

  9. #9
    Moderator QLD Shin-Ken 1074's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    S.E. QLD Australia
    Posts
    3,062
    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    There are many. One in particular is becoming an itch I must scratch.
    Maybe a sexy exotic Italian?
    Badgezz, we don need nor stinkin' badgezz!

  10. #10
    Naaaa I'd bet it's an RG500 - he keeps trying to suggest I stick the engine from one in one mine!
    Gone riding!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •