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    Moderator QLD Shin-Ken 1074's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye View Post
    Hi all,
    I am having a serious look at the SXZ in SA. Owner confirmed he has the correct paperwork to verify bike, the wheel issue is something I didn,t pick. There are a couple of blemishes on the bike and I will receive detailed pics soon.
    Yes the price is up there but where do you find a low K wire wheel Kat?
    Please comment as you see fit, I am happy to receive any info that may help my decision.
    Cheers
    Tye
    Hi Tye, we can kick tyres and bandy things about but the only thing that is important is if you as a potential buyer/owner will be happy with it. To get to that point some questions for yourself perhaps would be:

    a) I want a W.W. 1100. Does it have to be a genuine W.W.?

    b) If it has to be a genuine W.W. then a 1981/82 100 series V.I.N. it has to be.

    c) If it is the W.W. look then a set can be bolted onto any model 1100 Kat.

    d) Is it being considered as "Collectable Investment"? If yes, then do some homework on this one as it is an E-27 and not an E-24 so future value may be an issue here in Australia, considering the wheels are not right.

    e) Is it going to be left as is to ride and have fun on. If yes, then it' is just the price that is an issue.

    d) Are you going to restore it to O.E.M.? If yes, then allow for a couple of thousand on top of the buy price to get it right, and it will still be an E-27 Kat.


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    Glen,
    thanks for the response.
    Yes I am looking for a genuine WW.
    Yes I will try to source the correct wheels/rims.
    Happy to have an E-27 . At the end of the day they area all Imported.
    The VIN is important so is overall condition and low k,s.
    Bike ticks all my boxes so just down to final inspection.
    Thanks for your words of wisdom, much appreciated. Cheers Tye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye View Post
    Glen,
    thanks for the response.
    Yes I am looking for a genuine WW.
    Yes I will try to source the correct wheels/rims.
    Happy to have an E-27 . At the end of the day they area all Imported.
    The VIN is important so is overall condition and low k,s.
    Bike ticks all my boxes so just down to final inspection.
    Thanks for your words of wisdom, much appreciated. Cheers Tye
    Hi Tye, if it's ticking all the boxes for you, let's hope the inspection goes well. Good luck with it. Let us know how it turns out?

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    OK 1981 1100 WW now in my shed.
    Rims are alloy with stainless spokes, rear tyre only just clears rear brake calliper arm so much wider than original.
    Carbie,s are Mikuni VM32SS, does not have the Big bore mufflers.
    Front brake callipers have been changed with new HEL brake lines, I have the original callipers which may be the bigger piston ones, need to check castings?
    Engine has been pulled down, checked and re assembled as previous owner wanted to soda blast the head and barrel to clean up the bike, seat was wrapped in plastic and stored in a cupboard to keep it clean, previous owner was supper fussy about condition of bike.
    A small scrape on the left hand muffler tip and some minor paint flaking on the rear of the frame, overall condition is 8/10, not concourse but very tidy for the age.
    Bike has not been ridden in the rain for last 12 years and only clocked 6000 km in that time, regularly serviced regardless of KM,s.
    Spares include set of rear shocks, front brake callipers and original brake lines, air cleaner, as new 1982 copy of Two Wheels with write up on Katana.
    Bike was Imported into Queensland in the early 90,s and been in SA for 12 years.
    Will go through the bike to ensure of the usual oils, etc. are good and then enjoy the ride.
    Cheers
    Tye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye View Post
    OK 1981 1100 WW now in my shed.
    Rims are alloy with stainless spokes, rear tyre only just clears rear brake calliper arm so much wider than original.
    Carbie,s are Mikuni VM32SS, does not have the Big bore mufflers.
    Front brake callipers have been changed with new HEL brake lines, I have the original callipers which may be the bigger piston ones, need to check castings?
    Engine has been pulled down, checked and re assembled as previous owner wanted to soda blast the head and barrel to clean up the bike, seat was wrapped in plastic and stored in a cupboard to keep it clean, previous owner was supper fussy about condition of bike.
    A small scrape on the left hand muffler tip and some minor paint flaking on the rear of the frame, overall condition is 8/10, not concourse but very tidy for the age.
    Bike has not been ridden in the rain for last 12 years and only clocked 6000 km in that time, regularly serviced regardless of KM,s.
    Spares include set of rear shocks, front brake callipers and original brake lines, air cleaner, as new 1982 copy of Two Wheels with write up on Katana.
    Bike was Imported into Queensland in the early 90,s and been in SA for 12 years.
    Will go through the bike to ensure of the usual oils, etc. are good and then enjoy the ride.
    Cheers
    Tye
    Hi Tye, going by your list of goodies and condition you have done well. Any pics yet?

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    Put those original brake lines in the bin...


    Even NOS OEM brake lines are potentially dodgy - stick with the HELs.

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    That is great Tye. I heard it had sold. I am looking at the bike in Tassie and STILL waiting for an answer from the seller on the VIN. Tom
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    That is great Tye. I heard it had sold. I am looking at the bike in Tassie and STILL waiting for an answer from the seller on the VIN. Tom
    He posted on FB there is no vin Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by gs110xsxz View Post
    He posted on FB there is no vin Tom
    I left a message asking the question what was listed on the rego papers on Friday and received a message back that he would call me over the weekend. Left a message again this morning and I am still waiting. Oh well. Not that I really need another Katana. But a real wire wheel model??????
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  10. #30
    Here's just what you need Tom a genuine Bathurst Katana haha, they seem to be poping up everywhere at the moment

    https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/d...=0&pss=Premium

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