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    Freshen up of my Katana

    In the quest to make my bike reliable for daily use and the motor using as much oil as fuel I embarked on the journey to get the motor rebuilt and freshen up the rest of the bike.

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    Ok resizing sorted lets begin, motor out and bike disassembled.IMG_0013 (2).JPGRebuild2.JPGIMG_0075 (2).JPG

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    IMG_0323 (2).JPGHad the frame commercially sandblasted and etched primed, then I realized the need to sandblast all the tiny bits when I wanted so I built a sandblasting cabinet. IMG_0121 (2).JPGIMG_0122 (2).JPG. And some of the results IMG_0136 (2).JPGIMG_0168 (2).JPGIMG_0169 (2).JPGIMG_0176 (2).JPGIMG_0178 (2).JPG

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    IMG_0277 (2).JPGIMG_0278 (2).JPGI had the frame painted by a local smash repair and had the frame and rims painted matt/satin 2pac black. I sent the motor away to be rebuilt by Peter Allen who builds engines for Milwaukee Pro Stock bike and has had like 50 years experience, so engine specs are rebuilt gearbox, straight cut primary drive, billet clutch hub, heavy duty clutch springs, light port standard valves/cams (daily use), welded crank, dialed in cams about 105/108 centers for more off idle torque, cool.IMG_0319 (2).JPGIMG_0320.JPG and with the general freshen up theme news tyres shocks mainly because they were to long as on the centre stand both wheels were still touching the ground so setup for 2up and trailer.IMG_0287 (2).JPGIMG_0282 (2).JPG. Not to mention a truck load of genuine parts from Mick Hone such hand grips, ignition switch, etc.
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    Bloody hell! 8 posts under your belt and you're looking at reassembly.
    Good work. Keep the pics coming.
    Boogieman (NBT, NSRL, ATMUPN, ROK)
    I wish I had as many cc's as posts!

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    Decided to go with 1991 GSXR750 38mm CV carbs, IMG_0456.JPGIMG_0457.JPG whilst still running the standard intake plenum and air filter box all just moved forward maybe 30mm as the 38's are shorter.

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    All ready for work, IMG_0466 (2).JPG and had the exhaust ceramic coated inside and out and added an oil filter with diverter, IMG_0471.JPG and using a couple of manometer tubes for vacuum cause the 38's don't have a vacuum pickup for the standard fuel tap while wait for a pingel tap and filter, IMG_0472.JPG.

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    Got the panel back, like I posted earlier Mazda Soul Red paint code 41V, IMG_0474.JPG and with all the panels fitted, IMG_0486 (2).JPGIMG_0487 (2).JPGIMG_0489 (2).JPGIMG_0488 (2).JPG, still have a chrome 'S' to put on the tank. All the other small parts were either clear coated eg triples, swingarm or enamel matt black and caliper paint matt black. Had braided brakes hoses made locally and the seat cover and windscreen from Canada and a local upholsterer to fit the seat cover. Put seal kits through all brake calipers, new front master cylinder seal kit on rear master cylinder. oh and have 3 fuel tanks and 2 are full of sealant (weigh a ton) and 1 was crushed and bogged up so bit the bullet and bought a brand new tank. Used all the original panels but just removed all paint and filler before taking to spray painter. About 5 months to freshen up included Christmas and New Year shut downs, time to ride.

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    Just like that! Dave where you at!!

    Nige

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