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Old 08-30-2011, 12:55 AM   #21
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This was before thin rear body work was popular, there's a lot of plastic back there, it might be an illusion sorta thing, or a saggy shock.

That ignition is not a "snowball". I'm thinking of picking up a $450 1988 Katana 600 this week, if anything, that's going to be a snowball of new parts being dumped into it.
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lol ya just started with something stupid and just kept getting bigger. But after I replaced the main fuse everything was good. Went on a short ride tonight and had a blast, feels so good. Ya its its got a lowering link, looks like its about in the middle. Definitely not going to lower it any but I kinda like the stance as it is.
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lol ya just started with something stupid and just kept getting bigger. But after I replaced the main fuse everything was good. Went on a short ride tonight and had a blast, feels so good. Ya its its got a lowering link, looks like its about in the middle. Definitely not going to lower it any but I kinda like the stance as it is.
You will have much better turn in if you put stock links back on it. You'll like it even more. While the 750 was never a porky bike, you're fighting the weight more than you know it now. Being able to flick through transitions with stock suspension geometry is win.
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Hmm thanks, dont have the stock link but may raise it up a little then
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Hmm thanks, dont have the stock link but may raise it up a little then
I have some spare dogbones from a ZX-6R I can throw in an envelope to see if they're even close. Not doing me much good...came with a shock I put on a ZX-7S.
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These men speak the truth. If you hang with some real riders, I bet 80% or better jack the *** end UP. Lowering is for midgets and fakes... or fake midgets.

both my bikes have the ride height adjustment maxed high. quick steering>everything.
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it's all about the street racing lifestyle
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Don't listen to fagbreath...keep it on the track.

If you haven't done one before then look into a trackday. Even in L1 you'll do so much more out there than you could ever do on the track you'll calm down a lot on the street and know your real limits. This could considerably lengthen your riding career.
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good deal! looks to be in good condition
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****** sold my $450 Katana 600 before I even had a chance to look at it. I want a fully faired bike....
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I want a fully faired bike....
No you don't.

I'm going back naked.

Love being able to see the motor and get to things.

Still miss my shitty SV beater bike.
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Well you guys have to remember I didn't lower the *** it came this way lol, I'll raise it up just not real high on my list atm, got some miata stuff I need to tinker with first when I get some free time (work full time and school full time = not alot of wrench time) . Track day would be fun though, would love to go out and test my limits without having to worry about gravel/cars/animals/cops etc
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Nice score. I must second Jake in the Busa = Obama Klan member thing, at least around our "hood".
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Don't listen to fagbreath...keep it on the track.

If you haven't done one before then look into a trackday. Even in L1 you'll do so much more out there than you could ever do on the track you'll calm down a lot on the street and know your real limits. This could considerably lengthen your riding career.
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No you don't.

I'm going back naked.

Love being able to see the motor and get to things.

Still miss my shitty SV beater bike.

I have my naked Suzuki gs700 for a sex magnet. I want fairings for wind protection, my commute is 17 miles, 13 of which are on the freeway. My dream bike is a ninja 650r, hopefully I'll be able to buy my friend's for about $2500 in the next year or so. It's incredibly comfortable and smooth. Plenty of power with good mileage still. Kawasaki's SV.
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I have my naked Suzuki gs700 for a sex magnet. I want fairings for wind protection, my commute is 17 miles, 13 of which are on the freeway. My dream bike is a ninja 650r, hopefully I'll be able to buy my friend's for about $2500 in the next year or so. It's incredibly comfortable and smooth. Plenty of power with good mileage still. Kawasaki's SV.
I recently got my BIL into riding and he bought 650R. We're both in love with it.

I was going to step up to one after the EX500 many many years ago and didn't. Still regret not trying it. Great street bike in so many ways, and yeah, basically a faired SV, without being a rare, faired, SV lol.

Good luck with that.
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Saw one local for $1800, mismatched tank with a small dent and salvaged title. So tempting...
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Id stay away from salvage, there a pia to get registered, if it's even possible. Most places it's technically possible but nobody I've heard froms ever been able to do it.
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Id stay away from salvage, there a pia to get registered, if it's even possible. Most places it's technically possible but nobody I've heard froms ever been able to do it.
In Texas it's really easy, and a great way to get a deal on bikes usually out of your range. As long as you know what to look for...you're alright.

It may just be a combination of our state insurance laws and lax inspections...but there are a LOT of bikes that get dropped at low speed and the cost to replace all the fairings and exhaust causes the bike to be totaled. Owner takes the check, buys back the bike (cheap) and then has no problem selling it very cheaply on craigslist.

I've bought two bikes like this that were in perfect mechanical condition, were easy to get inspected, registered, insured and titled, and turned out to be decent lookers after a little bit of eBaying and painting.
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If you haven't already figured it out, pay attention to the power band on this bike. My 96 was slow until ~ 9k. In first, if you grabbed a good handful of throttle, you would think to yourself this pulls ok. At 9k, the power band hit like a switch and you could eat some top triple clamp before you could say "oh ****." You might consider a steering stabilizer if it does not already have one. Mine suffered from some mild wobble that snuck up on me and went full blown tank slapper to off road excursion to *** slider to no more gixxer.
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