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    1982 Katana

    Well, Think it's time to move this one on.
    1982 Suzuki Katana

    Running Gear:
    Braced 750 Frame,
    Narrowed TL1000R swingarm
    Ohlins rear shocks
    Stock forks with Ractech springs and a set of cartridge emulators, tarozzi brace.
    18" wire wheel, Conti Road attack CR classic race rubber, tubeless conversion.
    18" front mudguard from Unicorn Japan
    Slabby GSXR1100 gauges
    Battery and electrics tucked in with custom battery carrier/electrics tray
    GSXR radial master cylinder on the front

    Engine:
    GSX1100 motor
    JE 1170kit
    ported head with big valves, heavy duty springs etc.
    big cams
    heavy duty cam chain.
    RS36 flatslide mikunis fed by a Pingel tap, Mikuni ram tubes and ramflo filters
    Carbon Yoshimura heatshield for carbs
    crank has been trued by Joe Marshall
    GSXR shifter spring.
    welded second gear, have replaced about half the gears in the box
    modified oil pickup to eliminate pulling air under acceleration or low oil levels
    oil cooler, fitted with an GSX 1100 EFE oil filter cover to ensure full flow
    modified cases to improve breathing
    Megacycle 4into1 exhaust with early 80's Yoshimura can
    Alternator and starter clutch converted to 2006 onwards GSXR600/750 - less rotating mass, stronger starter clutch, with a shindigen series reg rec, cover modified for more clearance
    Modified ignition bobweights to retard ignition for easier starting
    Dyna Coils
    Dyna Rev limiter.

    Billet conversion mount (bottom mount under engine)
    Custom CNC'd rearsets with Brembo master.
    Custom CNC'd sprocket cover.
    Custom paint by karnage.

    It's got maybe 2500km since the engine rebuild, handling is well sorted, makes a great noise and is pretty quick. Weighs about 205kg with a half tank.

    pics:
    Almost current (just missing the Yosh carb heat shield):



    Previous Engine, no oil cooler, stock front guard, previous rear shocks :



    Price tag - $15,000.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    nice


    is there some advantage using a 750 frame ?


    ive seen braced 1100 frames etc - but NFI if they are different to the 750 frames

    how old are the tyres ?
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    750 and 1100 frames are the same except for the mount that sits under the crank - it's 30mm further rearwards on a 750. The main advantage in the 750 frame is it was what I could find that people didn't want stupid money for at the time - now they want stupid money for 750s too.

    750 pop up frame is completely different.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Wow
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Nice!
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    Thats damn nice. Why selling?

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    You bastard, these were what I fapped over as a young bloke (ok one of the most things I fapped over) but couldn't sell my bike just yet to have this. So much sexy!
    Hide yo' wife!!!

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    can vouch for how nice this thing is
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    Cheers guys.
    Selling it to fund another bike - so don't have to sell it and not going to firesale it...
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    can vouch for how nice this thing is
    Likewise, it's fucking mint.
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    Was there a thing about selling these back to japanese buyers?
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Was there a thing about selling these back to japanese buyers?
    Nope.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Tasteful unlike most bike builds. Love your work.
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