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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #45 on: Friday, 27 March 2020, 06:33 pm »
The Original Katana, I have owned until recently and wouldn't have another unless for display purposes.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #46 on: Friday, 27 March 2020, 06:34 pm »
I thought you were buying it back from Snapey after he fixed it all up for ya?
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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #47 on: Friday, 27 March 2020, 06:58 pm »
I thought you were buying it back from Snapey after he fixed it all up for ya?

He has left it to me in his will.
He has tarted it up, and modified everything on it just so he can sit on it.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #48 on: Friday, 27 March 2020, 07:19 pm »
Anyone who rode one of those big Katanas 100ks and said he enjoyed, either masochist or a liar. Just never found them fun. Looked amazing. Other hand, GSX1100, what a bike.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #49 on: Friday, 27 March 2020, 07:25 pm »
@grog
I did quite a few 300-400K rides on it, reliability wise brilliant but bloody uncomfortable even the missus only went on short runs.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #50 on: Saturday, 28 March 2020, 06:43 am »
Suzuki made a big mistake, in fact, they made quite a few of them. They were called Katana`s. Oh, and there was that thing they called the RE5 as well wasn`t there...... :rofl2:

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #52 on: Saturday, 28 March 2020, 06:35 pm »
Irish, that turbo lag mustve made life interesting. Drove some super powerfull rear engine Porsche way back, foot down and count to 3, all hell. Get the timing wrong in a corner, you know the rest.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #53 on: Saturday, 28 March 2020, 06:47 pm »
Was that the whale tail widow maker Grog?
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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #54 on: Saturday, 28 March 2020, 06:56 pm »
Something like that Col. Porsche didnt make it easy, the clutch was a mongrel, either in or out. Imagine that power, that lag and clutch on wet windy NZ roads.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #55 on: Sunday, 29 March 2020, 03:46 am »
I heard it would randomly even break traction on straight, wet roads if you were driving with 'gusto' or in an 'exuberant' manner.  That'd be because of the lag & inexperienced driver.  I'd assume you'd get used to it, if you lived long enough.
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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #56 on: Sunday, 29 March 2020, 08:22 pm »
Suzuki made a big mistake, in fact, they made quite a few of them. They were called Katana`s. Oh, and there was that thing they called the RE5 as well wasn`t there...... :rofl2:

Not true.  :devil: I owned one like Vlads photo earlier. I rode it from Brisbane to Cairns and back. I needed chiropractic treatment for a month afterwards but it sure was fun riding in the hinterland west of Cairns and the road to Port Douglas (follows the coastline most of the way).  :onya: :onya:
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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #57 on: Monday, 30 March 2020, 06:54 am »
Suzuki made a big mistake, in fact, they made quite a few of them. They were called Katana`s. Oh, and there was that thing they called the RE5 as well wasn`t there...... :rofl2:

Not true.  :devil: I owned one like Vlads photo earlier. I rode it from Brisbane to Cairns and back. I needed chiropractic treatment for a month afterwards but it sure was fun riding in the hinterland west of Cairns and the road to Port Douglas (follows the coastline most of the way).  :onya: :onya:


As Grog said  "Anyone who rode one of those big Katanas 100ks and said he enjoyed, either masochist or a liar. "
So that makes you a masochist.

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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #58 on: Monday, 30 March 2020, 07:42 am »
Suzuki made a big mistake, in fact, they made quite a few of them. They were called Katana`s. Oh, and there was that thing they called the RE5 as well wasn`t there...... :rofl2:

Not true.  :devil: I owned one like Vlads photo earlier. I rode it from Brisbane to Cairns and back. I needed chiropractic treatment for a month afterwards but it sure was fun riding in the hinterland west of Cairns and the road to Port Douglas (follows the coastline most of the way).  :onya: :onya:


As Grog said  "Anyone who rode one of those big Katanas 100ks and said he enjoyed, either masochist or a liar. "
So that makes you a masochist.
whip me, beat me . . . .  :happy1:
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Re: Best Suzuki.
« Reply #59 on: Monday, 30 March 2020, 05:26 pm »
The sadist says to the masochist whip me and he said NO  :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:
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