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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Southside

hey guys, name is Ed. Just purchased a 96 GSXF 750 for dirt cheap with low miles but needs some work.
I was introduced here by few members and they said you are some of the best most helpfull people when it comes to bikes
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 09:51 AM
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 09:54 AM
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 11:12 AM
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 11:49 AM
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hope it dont need a carb clean, those are some of the most difficult carbs to get in/out of the bike (if it idles without the choke then you are probably OK there), just getting the tank on/off can get me cussin at a can o tuna, good luck, it'll be a learning experiance, most old katana's need tires and a new chain because their (previous) owners tend to be tight on funds and skimp on that kind of stuff
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welcome aboard Ed. That bike is a beast that should last forever with a lil TLC.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Lol Yah its a katana, i dismantled the whole bike, gas tank included and it wasnt a big deal. I took off all the stickers and am shooting it Torch red with a flake and 3 coats of clear. Carbs seem easy to access but the bike idles ok, Chain definitely needs to be replaced along with sprockets but should be a good learning experience.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 04:16 PM
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Lol Yah its a katana, i dismantled the whole bike, gas tank included and it wasnt a big deal. I took off all the stickers and am shooting it Torch red with a flake and 3 coats of clear. Carbs seem easy to access but the bike idles ok, Chain definitely needs to be replaced along with sprockets but should be a good learning experience.
it may seem/look easy, but trust me its not, and putting the tank back on can be a finger pinching excersize,,, chain sprockets and tires are no problem to do
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Hold on a minute you think the tank is harder than the wheels.

I'd bet a lot more people get dead with improperly mounted tires,chain and sprockets.Than carbs and tank.

My two cents.

P.S. be careful lifting the bike.

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I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
Please contact other forum members and supporters for parts.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 05:56 PM
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my personal experiance as a suz dlr mech was tires are easy to change as any other bike, the tank has short fuel line/vac line and lots of sharp edges and pointy things and very little room to connect/disconnect making it a much more difficult job than most other bikes ( and customers bring it with a full tank for a valve adj), not saying its any better than an old intruder ( those really suck to work on), and those katanas require frequent valve adjustments according to the service schedule so at a dealer you are taking a lot of katana tanks off andd on,

the throttle cables are half the battle on those , getting the intake boots all back on 100% during re-install is another headache, and i found it easier to remove the carbs if i unbolted the airbox from the frame and forced it back 1/4 to 1/2 inch it allowed, i remeber cursing at alot of katanas for this

the real kicker is to do a valve adj on one of these, there is a little bar that spans the frame you need to remove to get the valve cover off, and you think you are good, but those danm throttle cables prevent the valve cover from coming out, so you need to dismantle the throttle and try to pull enough slack , it fuckin sucks, takes hours for a job that can be done on a GSXR in minutes

of course I'm spoiled by working on mostly SV's and GSXR's wich are by far the easiest sportbikes to work on ever

so yes, the tank is harder than the wheels IMO and yes people dont get dead if the carbs are not put on properly
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Welcome! There are a decent number of us out on the south side /south surburbs.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 07:10 PM
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welcome, Ed.

i work right up the street from you (alsip)

feel free to use the info in my signature if you need help (tire changes, etc)

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