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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey Girls I got a ?

My buddie picked up a 1996 Katana 600 for his wife. She is having problems with the reach for the levers.
Do any of you have any options/ answers that may apply?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 08:10 AM
 
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i never had a problem reaching the levers or the bars, it was reaching the ground for me. i don't know if you can move the levers up or not. maybe shave the seat?
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Get adjustable ones if the ones on it aren't adjustable.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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I have stubby arms. I feel her pain. Just as Trip said replace them.
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Get adjustable ones if the ones on it aren't adjustable.
Not sure if they make Heli Bars for Katanas, but a friend who just put some on her bike raves about them.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Handle bar risers? Never been faced with that problem.
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Handle bar risers? Never been faced with that problem.

Try the handle bar risers, those have worked for a few girls I know.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Great ideas however

But I believe that the problem stem from short fingerswith her hands on the bars her fingers don't wrap around the lever...

I should see both of them later today I do appreciate the help

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But I believe that the problem stem from short fingerswith her hands on the bars her fingers don't wrap around the lever...

I should see both of them later today I do appreciate the help

Thanks
I had a 98 or 99 Katana and the levers were adjustable. Not sure if they are on the 96 or not. Very easy to adjust, it's just a dial that you turn and will bring the levers closer to the bars. Also, it's possible that the levers are too low or too high. Just loosen the hold down bolts and rotate the levers for comfort.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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i wasn't sure which levers he was referring to, the clutch/brake or the shift lever. guess now i know...
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-22-2007, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks

Thanks for all of the help. She said it was much better w/ new levers and I did roll them on the hands some..
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 01:33 AM
 
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also, if shes still having any problem with the reach... get a set of katana 750 handlebars for the same year and thro them on there... it gives it about an extra inch of height
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