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post #1 of 10 Old 06-14-2010, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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'82 katana GSX1100?

Always loved the look of this classic. Anyone here had/have one of these?

Considering picking one up as a project-bike, Anything to watch out for? Typical issues/problems?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-15-2010, 08:42 PM
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They are bulletproof for all practical purposes.

Awesome machines, on my want list.

They are also somewhat collectible.


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They are bulletproof for all practical purposes.

Awesome machines, on my want list.

They are also somewhat collectible.

Exactly why I want one.

The big dream is a restored katana converted to 17" wheels, modern brakes and suspension. Would trade-in my 919 without a 2nd thought if I could get my hands on one.

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post #4 of 10 Old 06-16-2010, 04:52 AM
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One recently sold on ebay, in mint condition, it brought $4200.00

Suzuki : GSX / Katana

And another nice blast from the past -

Suzuki : GS1150

And another nice zook from the same seller -

Suzuki : GS1100

Ridiculous sale of the year has to go to this Harley, $100,000.00+, oh my!

$100,000.00 Harley-Davidson

I would rather have one of the Suzuki's!

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One recently sold on ebay, in mint condition, it brought $4200.00

Suzuki : GSX / Katana

And another nice blast from the past -

Suzuki : GS1150

And another nice zook from the same seller -

Suzuki : GS1100

Ridiculous sale of the year has to go to this Harley, $100,000.00+, oh my!

$100,000.00 Harley-Davidson

I would rather have one of the Suzuki's!
That katana was in great shape by the looks of it. Seller got a pretty good price for it too. They're hard to come by that fresh in these parts .

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-16-2010, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Some eye-candy
One has the 17" wheel conversion I like.
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 AM
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There were ahead of their time....

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-16-2010, 11:15 PM
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I've seen one in a Japanese motorcycle magazine with GSXR conversions: forks, triple clamps, wheels, rear subframe etc.

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-17-2010, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Here's another beauty. nice paint job, and a single-side swing arm.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-18-2010, 07:16 PM
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Very cool bike. I'd snag one if I could.

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