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Author Topic: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter  (Read 27430 times)

Offline andoor

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #100 on: Jan 28, 2015, 18:08:41 »
I have been working on finishing up the front brakes and getting the hand controls back together.  I decided to build some custom front brake lines using Galfer K7  universal lines.  They are on order and should be in soon.  I went with a double banjo at the master and one line for each caliper.  After that is all set the bike is ready to ride again, once the snow is gone.  I will have some wiring to finish up once I decide on a speedo, probably going with a Koso.  I still have some "cosmetic" projects I want to work on, but there is no rush they can all be done once the bike is back on the road or even next winter.  Look for some big updates in a couple of months!!

Offline andoor

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #101 on: Apr 06, 2015, 14:24:12 »
So after about 4 years she is finally back on the road!!

Over the past three months I have slowly been finishing up the remaining odds and ends to get the bike ready to ride. This past weekend I took the bike around the block and everything seemed good to go,  I will take it out for a full trial once most of the sand is cleaned up from our brutal winter. 

I still want to install a speedo, reshape the stock front fender, build a belly faring, and reshape the tank, but  these will all eventually get done over the next year.  The  goal for the next couple of months is to ride the hell out of it and make sure it is ready for some longer trips planned at the end of summer.   

 

Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #102 on: Apr 06, 2015, 14:33:08 »
Was that rear brake lever originally the other way around (going under the peg?) Looks like a nifty fix if that was the case! :)

Offline crazypj

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #103 on: Apr 06, 2015, 17:54:22 »
Put the fork brace back on, it works great,  really improves handling a noticeable amount

Picture of mine, that's stock brake lever and stock position. It's about 25~ 30mph faster with fairing fitted  ;)
« Last Edit: Apr 06, 2015, 17:59:06 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
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"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline andoor

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #104 on: Apr 08, 2015, 17:01:02 »
I think I am going to make a new fork brace I have a nice piece of 1/4" aluminum laying around that would be perfect.  Plus it will give me an excuse to use the Bridgeport and exercise a part of my brain that doesn't get much use.


Hopefully being 30 mph slower will keep me out of trouble! ;D

Offline crazypj

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #105 on: Apr 09, 2015, 14:08:20 »
LOL  ;)
Yep, may do
I made a 5/8" thick brace then drilled/tapped it for brake hose crossover.
Looks real nice but  so far I haven't completed the bike I was going to fit it on
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #106 on: Jun 19, 2015, 23:09:06 »
Neat Zook.
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
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more YZF750R's, the KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
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Offline crazypj

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #107 on: Jun 20, 2015, 04:48:19 »
GS500 twin front mudguard  is 'slimmer', I chopped one down for the Katana forks on 360
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.225
Reply #231 on: 04 October 2010, 16:05:21
« Last Edit: Jun 20, 2015, 05:05:19 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline andoor

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Re: Soon to be a kat 600 fighter
« Reply #108 on: Jun 22, 2015, 13:22:33 »
Thanks PJ. Is still haven't done anything with a front fender, so I will look into the GS fender.