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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking at 98 katana for first bike

I am looking at a katana for a first bike. The guy wants 2k and i think it is the big one, the 750. My mechanic personally gave the bike his approval, and I know the mechanic so I trust what he thinks. I am wondering if you all think this is a good buy. I hear the katana's weigh about 654654654 lbs lol. Is this thing going to be too big for a beginner? Im not small or ne thing, 6-0 180, but I dont want to get into ne thing that I will end up not liking. Let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 06:47 AM
 
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I personally dont like Kats. They are heavy. And a 750 is too big for a total beginner. Look at something a little smaller...maybe an SV650. You will be happier, longer with that bike over the Kat.



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How many miles?

As long it isn't really high milage its a good deal.

I'm with Marko though... I'm not much of a Kat fan and a SV650 will do ya better over a long period of time. Plus it has a much better aftermarket support!




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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 04:38 PM
 
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Just get a Busa.
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I think your right, a busa is a GREAT idea for a first bike. I mean that thing is has just the right amount of power for a beginner bike, you know? thanks for the support! -----> I guess every thread dealing with questions on beginner bikes has to have a guy that says, get a busa. jk
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Don't get a Busa...they look like butt.



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for the SV650s it's been a great beginner bike for me so far!
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I am against DL and his Busa. The only way really to go is a brand new ZX-14. Busas are just too small.

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I am against DL and his Busa. The only way really to go is a brand new ZX-14. Busas are just too small.
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I think your right, a busa is a GREAT idea for a first bike. I mean that thing is has just the right amount of power for a beginner bike, you know? thanks for the support! -----> I guess every thread dealing with questions on beginner bikes has to have a guy that says, get a busa. jk
Glad to see you have a sense of humor.
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pshhh...
busas are totally underpowered, if u get one at least put a turbo + NOS on it...also stickers make it go WAY faster!!!
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Glad to see you have a sense of humor.
Yeah, but he doesn't realize your serious about getting the busa as a beginner bike.

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kats are good i ride one a 89 750 but if your a r.u.b. get a gsxr. realy look a round for a 250 ninja good bike and it will give you a good idea on what to expect hooked on phonix suck## fore me
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thanks for the ideas guys, i think the part about the busa being to small and weak is good insight... Ill check out the zx14, lol.
And where do I get those stickers that make it go faster? hahahaha
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thanks for the ideas guys, i think the part about the busa being to small and weak is good insight... Ill check out the zx14, lol.
And where do I get those stickers that make it go faster? hahahaha
Paypal me $100 bucks I'll get you some fast stickers.



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I personally dont like Kats. They are heavy. And a 750 is too big for a total beginner.

There's another thing I screwed up.
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katanas arent bad, but heavy is the word. Air cooled and lots of cheap parts (old gixxer motor). I enjoyed a 98 KAT600 for a while but it actually made me tired to ride. Low miles for 2K is good. But for 2800 you can get a used SV with tons more potental and fun.
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katanas arent bad, but heavy is the word. Air cooled and lots of cheap parts (old gixxer motor). I enjoyed a 98 KAT600 for a while but it actually made me tired to ride. Low miles for 2K is good. But for 2800 you can get a used SV with tons more potental and fun.




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katanas arent bad, but heavy is the word. Air cooled and lots of cheap parts (old gixxer motor). I enjoyed a 98 KAT600 for a while but it actually made me tired to ride. Low miles for 2K is good. But for 2800 you can get a used SV with tons more potental and fun.
Although I think the Kat 6 or 750 is a decent beginners bike for some one strong enough to pick it up. That's also a great deal if its in good shape. Ill have to recommend a used SV too.

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