83 Katana 1000 project............

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The 12 hour round road trip today has proven to be very productive indeed. :dance:

Ok...it appears to be all there and some things I have two of.
Missing is the duck tail and rear guard...I think. :hmmm:

Lots of work has already been done...the frame and most of the black parts have been powder coated.
It has brand new fork tubes........ and the brake calipers and masters have been blasted.

The motor and gear box has been striped completely...but is all bagged and tagged.
I wonder what my mechanic will say when I dump a bare case and bags of bits to him? :slapbackofhead:

Disappointed that the barrels are 1074 not the original 998 from the 1000.
They are in very good condition though.

Below is only half of the stuff...I'll sort through it tomorrow and take more pics.


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Nice start!
Better than a heap of rust and grease. :D
What happened with the PO, just lose interest at the last minute?
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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This is how the guy I bought it from, bought it from someone else ....if that makes sense? :hmmm:

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Fair enough...wanna sell it. :lol:
Cams look a tad rusty or is it lighter than it looks
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They are spare cams....the others are still in the head. :wink:

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Nothing much to show as yet...but have started to strip the wheels and the master cylinders back for the original look. :mrgreen:

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34mm Mikuni round-slide oval-bore carbs.

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Its been a couple of weeks since I picked up the Katana in a box/boxes. :wink:

Here is the progress thus far.

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