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    750 Kat

    Im after an opinion on the value of a possible purchase.

    The bike is an 82 750 kat, it is complete, but is entirely in parts back to bare frame. The engine is complete but hasn't been run in 10 yrs.
    Frame, rims and plastics look like they have had a respray, and never been fitted.
    The guy selling doesn't have a price on it and I don't want to insult him with a lowball offer, but having said that we all know what happens to gear that has sat in the shed for 10 yrs.
    I would really like to get this and add to the collection, I maybe would even move on a darkside.

    Cheers for any advice

    Stuart
    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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    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suzuki-GS...vip=true&rt=nc

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suzuki-GS...3D121661273693

    Here's a couple of complete bikes ready to ride around the 4-4.5k mark, for my money I would be around the 1-2k mark depending on condition

    Cheers
    Max

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    Thanks for that Max, that's the price range I was thinking also, I was just unsure.
    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 WA Rusty82's Avatar
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    G'day minus - that sounds pretty much exactly how I got my 750. Not a single part joined to another part. Everything was disassembled and had sat in a shed for around 10-12yrs. The only parts still joined to anything else were tha carbies!!! I was lucky enough to inheriot this bike as the shed ity had been sitting in belonged to my Mum, the Bike her late partners.

    From there even with fairing etc painted I would have sunk around 5K into the frame/brakes/electrics etc etc. I had to have the engine rebuilt (this was required as the cams were melted to the head (it had been ridden minus oil...) which was about 5K (although this was not rebuilt stock). I probably buggered up a few things along the way and occasionally i ordered the wrong parts so if you are far more savvy than me (highly likely) then without a rebuild you may be able to put her all back together for quite a bit under 5K plus purchase cost - either way that's a pretty schmick Kat for 6 or so $K

    Good Luck!!!!
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    As long as its complete all will be good.
    My Kat in a box project was missing heaps of parts...some people shouldn't touch a spanner.
    I've seen that bike on fb,doesn't really show all that much.
    2k would be my offer.
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    You'd have to gauge him to see if he'd sell it off bit by bit and get more for it. If he's not interested in stuffing around, put 30x $50 notes in a fan and hand it to him with a bottle of his favourite.
    Boogieman (NBT, NSRL, ATMUPN, ROK)
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    My 1100 engine sat at work for 20 years out of the frame but covered simply changed the oil & filter and hit the starter. Cheers Murf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minus45 View Post
    Im after an opinion on the value of a possible purchase.

    The bike is an 82 750 kat, it is complete, but is entirely in parts back to bare frame. The engine is complete but hasn't been run in 10 yrs.
    Frame, rims and plastics look like they have had a respray, and never been fitted.
    The guy selling doesn't have a price on it and I don't want to insult him with a lowball offer, but having said that we all know what happens to gear that has sat in the shed for 10 yrs.
    I would really like to get this and add to the collection, I maybe would even move on a darkside.

    Cheers for any advice

    Stuart
    Hi Stuart, if you are looking to move a darkside on, well maybe give Shin-Ken a call first. Think he is looking for one.

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    This one is a special one, I'm not sure if he could handle it, the headlight goes up and down only when commanded to !
    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 Tomcat's Avatar
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    Hi Stuart
    I think the above comments are on the money, but depends on the condition of the items which have been painted and what you can salvage.

    I paid $2 k for my 750 but it was all together and the guy started it first go whilst it was on a trailer on a cool early morning. Only things missing were speedo and small lower fairing panels.

    In saying that, I did end up replacing just about every part with new ones right down to the screws and bolts under the seat.

    If it's in bits you can guess that some small items are missing, I'd be offering in the area of $1k but no more than 1500

    Cheers
    Stuart

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