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  1. Suzuki Katana 1994 rough idle

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi everyone, I recently bought a used Suzuki katana GSX750 1994. When I tried it, it was running smoothly and idling smooth too. But when I left with it after the paperwork was done, it started having problems: 1- When I'm stopped at a red light the RPM does down and the motorcycle stops. I...
  2. Revving Uncontrolably?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello there, I have a 1997 Suzuki katana GSX600 that i am trying to repair to run smoothly. I just cleaned the carbs and put it all back together, got new spark plugs and battery, and put it all back together for its first start up... when i went to start it up i pressed the start button and...
  3. 2001 Katana GSX600f

    First Bike / New Rider
    I want to get into riding motorcycles and want to start off with something that has enough 'get up' to enjoy for awhile before getting another bike. I've looked some into the Katana GSX600f and there are many good and average reviews. I'm 6'1" 200lbs and this bike seems big enough. The bike I'm...
  4. Katana doesn't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all, I've been trying to start my GS550 EM Katana, although there seems to be a problem somewhere near the place where you can adjust the crankshaft. Each time I try to start the engine, I hear the starter going, but it doesn't start the engine. At that point a loud ticking noise occurs at...
  5. Fusebox for 1994 Katana 600?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1994 Suzuki Katana 600. The high beam lights quit working about a month ago and now the low beams are not on either. The bike run/starts fine and all the other eletrical systems seem to be working fine. I am no mechanic but I assume this must mean there is a blown fuse? Where's the...
  6. 2000 Katana GSX750F Petcock question

    Suzuki
    I can not get gas to flow at a steady rate. This is my first bike and am new to the motorcycle world. I was wanting to know if the vaccum line hooked up to the petcock is necessary because here is my plan: gutting the petcock so the gas will be gravity fed, plugging up the vaccum port on the...
  7. 99 katana 750 w/ 1,045m

    Suzuki
    Im looking to purchase a 99 katana 750 with 1,045 m thats been sitting garaged for the last 3 years. I plan on having a complete workover on it after the purchase but I'm apprehensive about any dry rot in the seals or gaskets. Anyone know how likely dry rot would be at 3 years? I'll add that I...
  8. Fork replacement 96 suzuki Katana 600

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi guys, I have a 96 Suzuki Katana 600 and it has leaky fork seals. I had the seals replaced but the shop told me I have pitting on the inner fork tube. The pitting is what is tearing the seals and making them leak. Replacing them is a bit pricey and for the money I was wondering if I can...
  9. 98 GSX600F Katana. Of course it won't start.

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just recently bought a 1998 GSX600F Katana for 500 bucks. Of course a bike sold for that little is bound to have some problems although I wasn't quite sure what I'd be getting myself into. I've done a bit of digging into this bike and as far as I (an amateur) can tell, it's nothing too...
  10. Project Kat - FrankenKat or Katzenstein?

    Suzuki
    So, I must be a glutton for punishment. I had very good luck with my last project of a little Honda 500 single (See "Minor Teardown" in the Honda forum) that I thought I would try my hand at a little more intense project. I'm no stranger to project vehicles (I owned a Fiero for 5 years for...
  11. Hello there!

    New Member Introductions
    Just stumbled upon this forum while trying to lookup information for my bike. Looks like a great place to be. My bike as-is: 1982 Suzuki GS1000S Katana Full Custom Fiberglass molded shroud Custom Header K&N Pods At least that's what I know so far. Just inherited the bike for $200 from a...
  12. trying to decide

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, new to this site. I'm looking to upgrade, looking at sv650sf or gsxf. I used to ride a katana like 20 yrs ago. A lot has changed since then. I just got back into riding couple yrs ago and now I wish I had bought a bigger bike. My husband has a h-d, we do alot of long rides. So if...
  13. Modify Suzuki GSX600F Katana Sprocket??

    Suzuki
    I am very new to sport bikes / motorcycles. I went from a 1980 honda cb750 custom to a 2001 suzuki gsx600f katana. I am trying to get myself ready for upgrades to the bike. I had another post where someone told me to modify the sprocket and a few other things, but i have no idea how to modify...
  14. 2001 Suzuki GSX600F Katana Mods???

    Suzuki
    Does anyone on here know of some good mods to do to my 2001 suzuki gsx600f katana to give it some more balls? I love the bike, but i want a little bit more umph when i crank back the throttle. Currently, its completely stock. I was thinking about getting a yoshimorua slipon exhaust, but thats...
  15. Suzuki GS500E (90s) vs Suzuki Katana 650 (80s)

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    Hey guys :) I'm starting out my license training next week, and I'm doing some research on potential bikes to buy for when I get my license. From what I've read, and advice given to me, Suzuki GS500E seems like a good bike to start with and develop as a rider on. However, lately I've seen a few...
  16. Choices Choices.....

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    This is my first post after reading around on the forums for a while. I am 21 and I have never rode a bike. I know....where have I been! I finally have enough money of my own to buy a starter bike. Right now I have 3 choices that are in the area. Earlier today I looked at a 2006 Buell Blast...
  17. 1994 Katana

    Suzuki
    I bought a 1994 Katana 750 that was taken apart by the previous owner, because a friend of his said it may have a bad head gasket. He said that one of the cylinders was filling up with gas and essentially making it run on two or three cylinders. I have looked the head gasket over extensively...
  18. 94 Katana Won't Start

    Suzuki
    I have searched many forums but still haven't found the answer. I seem to have an intermittent problem that causes my 94 Katana 600 to not start. Here is the story: At the beginning of the season I couldn't get my bike to start. It would turn over and occasionally backfire, but not start...
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