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    New Member Old Popup owner - Cairns QLD

    Hi Im new to here,

    I have 2 popup katanas a SE and a SF, Both have been sitting in the garage under covers.

    The SE i have never had running since i brought it 16 years ago, Owner told me that it had a problem with the rear wheel swing Arm, was running before then.

    The SF that i have had for 18 yrs I used to ride it until Wife and children came along, it hasn't been ridden for 15 years and was last started 6 years ago. I am about to get it up and running again it needs carbs cleaned and new O-rings, brakes and clutch overhaul/Clean, front forks need new seals, and a good clean and tidy up and the rear shock needs some attention.
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    I aslo have a GS1000G which is half way thorough a ground up restore

    Cheers
    Dean - Cairns

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    Senior Member NSW Tomcat's Avatar
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    Welcome Dean
    Am sure you will find lots of helpful information and support from the forum.
    At least your first step was good - doing an introduction!

    Whilst I have an '82 750, am confident that you will get more accurate support from others on the Pop-ups's ( known as "Dark Sides" )

    Cheers
    Stuart ( tomcat )

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    Moderator QLD Shin-Ken 1074's Avatar
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    Hi Dean and welcome to the Forum. Glad to hear you now have some time to work on all three machines and get them up and running. Good luck with it and keep us posted on your progress.

    Cheers,
    Glen.
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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Hi Dean and welcome from the sunny west coast. Look for to reading about your progress.

    Tom
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    Hi Dean, look forward to the restoration stories.

    Darryl
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    Senior Member QLD darkside's Avatar
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    Welcome Dean,

    Popups are great bikes, but don't be shy sharing a GS pic or two.

    Cheers John
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    Welcome, nice to see another darkside owner here, I also have an SE and SF.
    Previous Rides - 1981 650 Katana, 1988 GPz750R
    Current Rides - 1981 650 Katana, 1982 650 Katana, 1983 650 Katana, 2 x 1984 750 Katana (Darkside), 1985 750 Katana (Darkside), 1983 1100 Katana
    Donor bike 1981 650 Katana

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    Senior Member NSW Nick Kakasiouris's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Kat house Dean and all the best with the resto.
    Nick
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    Hey Dean. Welcome from Canada. Noticed the exhaust on your pop up SF. It accommodates the centre stand. What kind of exhaust is it as I'm looking for an exhaust for my pop up. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRGGG View Post
    Hey Dean. Welcome from Canada. Noticed the exhaust on your pop up SF. It accommodates the centre stand. What kind of exhaust is it as I'm looking for an exhaust for my pop up. Thanks
    Hi Greg, Exhaust is make by cycle works in Wellington New Zealand http://www.cycleworks.co.nz I would imagine he would have a jig to make them as every popup in NZ had one in their day

    Cheers
    Dean

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