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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by Razoreye, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

    I got my first motorcycle the other day. I have a hankering for a GSXR like I said earlier but I shelved that about a year ago. For some reason the prices seemed to go UP in the winter (go figure?) so I've been biding my time.

    Well recently I found a used 2001 Katana for a good price and took it. I took y'alls' advice (and the advice of others) and started off smaller and cheaper. I can upgrade in the future and this bike does have plenty of power.

    So far, I'm loving it despite what people say about motorcycles and "crotch rockets."

    Ride to live, live to ride! :thumbsup:
     
  2. nsb22

    nsb22 TEAM OAF

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    I'm glad you went with the Katana instead of the Gixxer.

    My first sport bike is a 1992 CBR600F2, and I doubt I'll be upgrading anytime soon.

    Good luck and keep the rubber on the road. Well, one tire at least.
     


  3. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

    :supergrin: I plan on keeping both on the ground because I'm not a trickster. That and I don't have the balls (or stupidity?) to do such a thing. :animlol:

    As far as upgrading, that's years down the road, if ever. I really do like this bike so far.

    The only major repairs I'll do (or have done) shortly is a new chain and sprocket just to be safe (there's a little chain slack.)

    The three regulars are oil, brakes, and tires.
     
  4. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    That I will not be able to get a good night's sleep until we get to see a pic. of it. Congrats!. Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:
     
  5. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

    Doh! I have some. There is some small damage on the left side, just road rash on the fairings.
     
  6. DaisyCutter

    DaisyCutter

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    Be careful playing with the top of revs on those Katanas. I was hot-dogging on a Kantuna one day, missed a shift-overreved, and the engine cut-off in traffic... F-ME-coasting. It took a few minutes to restart, but I managed to get it back to the dealer without anyone knowing...
     
  7. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    Were in museums ,and they would not be worth crap for riding anyway. Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:
     
  8. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

    <img src="http://www.razoreye.net/pictures/sz3.jpg">


    There's a guy a few houses down with a red one just like this sitting on the road like this. I came back a few weeks later (after 100+ heat) and the bike was almost tipping with the kickstand sinking 2+ inches in the asphalt. Sad really.
     
  9. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

    Interesting. Always good to know. Any explanation from the dealer?

    I noticed you used "kan tuna," I'm laughing because that's the second time I've heard that today. Never heard it before. What's F-ME-coasting mean? I sometimes blank out on easy acronyms when reading them on the internet.
     
  10. OGW

    OGW NRA, SAF

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    The next letter after "F" is U........

    A similar statement would be "OMFG, I'm coasting!"
     
  11. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    I have always heard it as "Kanatuna" (can of tuna). My brother picked up a lot of nicknames for bikes while working at bike shops. The best is the one for the Honda Foreman quad. It is known as the "Honda Foreskin" :rofl:
     
  12. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    A cheap solution to that kick stand -heat problem. Take a 12 oz can of your fav drink. finish drink,stand upright,jump on can and squush it flat. ( warning . it may take up to 6 tries to get it right.) wash with water keep it in back pocket or on bike,when parking ,put under base of stand. when it gets stuck in asphalt. make you another. bike does not fall over. Good Luck and ride Safe:thumbsup:

    Nice Ride, By the Way !!!
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Can-of-Tuna is a perjorative term for the Katana. The Katana is dated back to the 1990s. It's heavy and sluggish (relatively speaking here), but it's cheap and it's reliable old tech the way the Ninja 500 and 250 are reliable old tech.
     
  14. michael t

    michael t

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    I got a 2002 and their a nice bike. Mine been sitting since I bought the new Hayabusa :hearts: I gonna put on a new chain and new battery and sell it to a friend. He's tired of looseing to it on his 883 sporty.
     
  15. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Who cares what people say about "crotch rockets" Most of the people who badmouth MC'ers are fat stupid people who have wives that won't let them get one. Out of jealousy they talk and laugh at splattered bikers and state how they are a higher evolved life form because they realize that biking can be dangerous and "would never ride on on the street"

    Now for the lecture. Get some good gear! Good Leather saves your skin. Cheap gloves disintegrate on contact with asphalt. Sneakers fly off your feet. Jeans are only marginally better that a ballerina tutu.

    Ride Safe,
    MF
     
  16. DaisyCutter

    DaisyCutter

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    Yes, coasting down a busy steet with no real streetriding experience on a bike that wasn't mine.


    The Kantuna thing was a reference from when I worked at Town & Country Motorsports as a teenager. The old Katana I rode that particular day was "sold", and I was instructed by the salesman to give it a cleaning and make sure the mirrors weeren't loose (I was a lot attendent) prior to the owner taking possession. I was freaking out when the engine cut out. I do recall thatht eoil pressure light came on. I assume I hit some sort of rev limiter or it was low on oil.


    There wsa another day, when I did a little joyride on a (rare) bike called a Honda NX650. I had clewaned it for the customer really quickly so I could play a bit. After my trip down the street, I hopped a speed bump and wheelied it a ways up to the front of the dealer. A guy walks up to me and says, "Looks like it runs good". It took me a few seconds to realize that I was looking at the owner.

    There was a day where I was riding a ZX12R into the service bay and my boss jumped in-front of me (to startle me). I flopped the ZX12R right on it's side. As it went down I fought it and twisted the throttle... she hit the concrete floor at full-song. I did manage to pull the clutch and get her up shortly though.

    What I learned from all this it to NEVER take your whole bike to a dealer. If I can't repair something myself, I'll take the dealer the individual component. Those lot boys are rapists of customer vehicles. I was one of 'em.
     
  17. ndbullet500

    ndbullet500 Unmutual

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    Bwahahaha! :laughabove: Ooops.

    Hey, Razoreye, good bike pick. Is it a 750? I think a lot of people who be happier...and healthier...if they backed off cutting edge supersports for their first bikes. Hell, I still didn't get one and I've been riding, oh, 30 years. Although there was about a 17 year break in there. I always liked the Katana, one of the melted jellybean bikes.

    There is a license plate frame aerostich sells that fits behind your plate and has a little sidestand plate you can just pull out when needed. Easier than carrying around a can or trying to find one when you park. Or just find concrete all the time, the spaces near parking lot islands will always do in a pinch. I've had one bike tip. The very day after I got a new color-matched Givi windscreen back from the painters. Grrrr!
     
  18. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

    That's why I got it. Baby steps, I figger.

    It's a 600. The bike I want is a gixxer 750 but that's way down the road I think. We'll see.

    I've had a blast riding it so far. I've only put on 80 miles or so thus far. It suits my needs. :thumbsup:

    As far as the kickstand thing goes, if that guy would just move his bike or put a board under it he wouldn't have that problem. Simple physics to displace the weight, right now he has 450+ lbs pretty much all centered on a square inch of soft black top. Not a good mix!
     
  19. fireslayer23

    fireslayer23 Roadwhore

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    That's why I bought a new, black, 2007, Speed Triple Saturday. Everyone that looks at it can't figure out exactly what the hell to call it. Then I fire it up and watch them smile.

    I'll get to watch them pee themselves after I pick up the titanium Arrow exhaust.

    I need to go check and see if the rain has quit and the streets are dry. I put 85 miles on the Triple Saturday night for a total of 90 on the odometer. This break in stuff is killing me yet again.
     
  20. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    I have never ridden the S3. I have ridden the 1050 Tiger and sure do like the motor. If the motor on that S3 is a tight as my Bonneville out of the box then hang on to you hat when the S3 breaks in. My Bonnie is a different machine with 4k miles.

    I always enjoy a tasty exhaust clip

    http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i90/jimmydean71/?action=view&current=VeloityVid.flv

    Ride Safe,
    MF