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Author Topic: 1983 GSX750 Katana  (Read 10878 times)

Offline tobiism

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1983 GSX750 Katana
« on: Jan 26, 2010, 00:36:26 »
Here's one of my other babies that I dragged out to work on while I'm waiting on cash to buy parts for other projects.  This is my looooong term project.  I'm trying to develop a modern version of the awesome original Katana.  This is how I envision it.  I need a Bandit 1200 swingarm and GSXR1100 forks.  It'll definitely get a bigger engine, either an 1100 GSXR or a 1200 Bandit .









Offline pablohoney

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2010, 00:42:23 »
Damn!  That is/going to be awesome!  Can't wait to see it done. 8)
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Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2010, 02:01:22 »
VERY COOL! i also dig that sporty in the back!
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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2010, 10:47:38 »
Looks and sounds like a great plan!!  ;D  Can't wait!  8)
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Offline tWistedWheelz

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2010, 11:25:16 »
I love the body lines you have created there! Looks awesome! I think you have really caught the look of a bike that fits right in the middle of cafe racer and modern sport bike! The proportions of tank and tail are spot on! Really great work and vision! Can't wait to see more!

Offline JS550

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2010, 13:14:47 »
I want one of those bikes sooo bad! Did you see the one in the Dec 09 Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Fuggin shweet! Punched out to a 1260. Worth looking at.
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Offline tobiism

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2010, 00:25:18 »
Thanks everybody!
Cut the lower portion of the subframe out tonight to get ready for doing the monoshock.  Raised the seat height to get it looking more aggresive, looks spot-on now  ;D


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Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #7 on: Jan 27, 2010, 12:56:18 »
are you gong to have enough support there with all that removed?
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Offline tobiism

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #8 on: Jan 27, 2010, 15:28:54 »
are you gong to have enough support there with all that removed?

Nah, I'm going to build a new removable subframe out of lighterweight material.

Offline forcefanajd

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Re: 1983 GSX750 Katana
« Reply #9 on: Jan 27, 2010, 16:11:45 »
i like the bike thus far, the only thing id change is id shorten up the seat about 6 inches, they are long bikes to begin with and that tailsection isnt helping.  everything else looks great.