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Another 250 Katana

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Another 250 Katana Reply with quote

just rescued this off the streets of London Very Happy





GSX250SSM Katana - 77000kms - ex-despatch bike which lived (uncovered) on the pavement outside the owners gaff. One previous owner was a peace activist who was shot & killed by Israeli troops in Gaza - he had left it in the care of a bike shop in Camden, from where the last owner purchased it.
How the exhaust remains attached to the bike defies the laws of physics Shocked
It's a long-term project - although I am already looking at a pair of usd forks and a monshock rear conversion Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool DR bike!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now sharing garage space with big(ger) 400cc brother.......... Very Happy









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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, erm, KatSter55 ! Wink

The 400 is a much better copy of the original big 'uns but I must admit I prefer the 3-spoke wheels and stubby 4-1 on the 250... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice 400 i have a few 1100,s , good to see another baby kat being kept on the road .
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think its top to see something you dont hardly ever see,2 class bits of history Cool
if the 250 is restored to the 400 condition Shocked how many of them are gonna be about nowadays Cool
well exclusive Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 250's are quite rare in the UK - I know of 4 others (1 being my ex- bike). There are quite a few 400's scattered around the UK and a few appearing on evil-bay quite regularly. Japan is awash with them.
I waited a long time to buy the one I've got (I know the previous owner and had 1st refusal on it). The stainless exhaust is off a 400 Impulse, but the standard 4-2 came with the bike.
This lot arrived for the 250 from Japan t'other day Very Happy



time to get busy in the garage............... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garry, do you know of a good website for the baby Kat's (Kittens ?)... Wave
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