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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Slow GSX750?

I own a Katana 750, 2001 model. I have been beat by a 93 CBR 600 and a 95 Suzuki 600! Is there any tricks of the trade I can do to speed it up a little? Or is everyone right by saying that my model is just for looks? I know its a heavy bike because I can't even get it up on one wheel! Any help out there?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 11:49 PM
 
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Ive got a 2000 Kat 750..Ive beaten several 600's, CBR's and a GSXR600...and not all of them were stock either. I can get my front wheel off the ground, but it does take alittle work...(although I dont make a habit of it)... Kats, being the original GSXR, arent geared quite the same, nor do we have the same torque carried by the GSXR. Plus since they are considered, technically a sport-tourer, they tend to be alittle heavier.

The Kat is a good all around bike that does everything well and will last a lifetime if she's treated right. She'll take the twisties with confidence, is very forgiving to the rider, and gets me to 150 mph with no problem, which is plenty OK with me

I've found when racing, not to run as high RPM's in first gear as you may want too, maybe alittle higher than mid-range or so, then get on it in 2nd, etc... as most of our power comes in 2nd & 3rd gear. Kats have good midrange, and decent top end power, but not the best off the start, so light to light..it can be difficult to win..but over nice little run, you can hold your own, the majority of the time.

Plus you have to take into consideration, what kinda mods those 600's had that u were racing.. jet kits, exhaust, etc..hell, even the oil can make a nice difference in the acceleration of the bike.


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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 12:27 AM
 
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I know Matt is always up for a race...I just sit there and hold on!! :bike:
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 12:47 AM
 
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I own a Katana 750, 2001 model. I have been beat by a 93 CBR 600 and a 95 Suzuki 600! Is there any tricks of the trade I can do to speed it up a little? Or is everyone right by saying that my model is just for looks? I know its a heavy bike because I can't even get it up on one wheel! Any help out there?

I ride alot with Need4Speed750 who owns a 2000 Kat 750 and I own a 2000 GSXR750. His bike is pretty much stock and I have a hand full of after-market items on mine. When we ride and get up on it, I am going to have to say his bike does not stay behind. It moves. Alot of ppl out there try to say that the Kat's are just for good looks and not speed. Obviously they have not riden on one or they wouldn't be saying that.

If thoses bike are passing you and leaving you behind, I think you need to twist that throttle some more and show them what you have. It may be in the Sport-Touring class, but you have a 750cc under there and you need to show them that. As Need4Speed told you, it has a great mid-range to top end power. Find it and use it. You will not be passed and left behind again.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 02:04 AM
 
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You can always mod your bike for more performance too,Diffirent sprockets,A jet kit,Diffirent exaust,e.t.c.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 03:09 PM
 
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Sell it and buy a Yamaha. That will solve ALL your problems. R6 or R1 baby!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 03:47 PM
 
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and you'll cry when you realize your bike is made by a piano company.!!

just raggin on ya mudpuppy
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 03:48 PM
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and you'll cry when you realize your bike is made by a piano company.!!

just raggin on ya mudpuppy




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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 03:55 PM
 
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Need I remind you of that abortion of a car or whatever it was - the Suzuki Sidekick? Key word Suzuki.. lol..

Yamaha = Bad ass bikes and bad ass pianos..
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Need I remind you of that abortion of a car or whatever it was - the Suzuki Sidekick? Key word Suzuki.. lol..

Yamaha = Bad ass bikes and bad ass pianos..
I wouldnt own a suzuki car if you paid me...about the same as a KIA if you ask me...

but I'll take your word for it on the pianos, since I dont play one..
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