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A Katana................in here................?????
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a call to say the rear footrest mount modifications were complete, so off I trots to Malton to collect the frame. The rear footrests and silencer mounts have been removed, saving at least 10kgs of weight, and the front footrest mount triangulated so............



much neater - much lighter.

Back home in the garage, I fitted the front and rear ends then test-fitted a spare motor to see if all the newly attached engine mounts lined up................



they did - perfectly. Just the upper rear mounts to make now I can get the exact measurements for them.

Left-side footrest mount.........



sits just right and well away from the rear shock line - result

and the exhaust ports.............



clear of the frame tubes - just as Suzuki designed them to be.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been struggling to find a home for the battery, as it's usual place has been taken by the 2-stroke oil tank. But then, I had a Eureka moment, so it was out with the marker pen, drill and files..........









just a bit of cutting and grinding to do on the underside of the swing arm to get the battery box to sit flush and jobs a good 'un
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