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Unread post by davea7 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:46 am

Hello to All,
I just bought a 2002 Suzuki Katana. It's not a top bike but it's alot of fun to ride and since it's classified as a sport touring bike the insurance rates are fairly cheap. I had a 2001 Katana and sold it about 5 years ago and regreated it every summer since. I rode it alittle last evening since it was 55 degrees here in PA which it's usually 30's this time of the year. I plan to ride some today since it's in the 60's. Just trying to get the feel of riding again before I take off on a long ride.
Just wanted to say hi!

Any other Katana riders on here?
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Unread post by davea7 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:09 pm

Sorry! I just noticed I posted this probably in the wrong thread. LOL

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Unread post by Johnj » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum. Your in the right thread for introducing yourself, although you didn't post a picture of your bike. :naughtynaughty:
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Unread post by davea7 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:58 pm

Here you go John, sorry buddy! It's not a very good picture but it's a nice bike.

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Unread post by ZRex » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:09 pm

Hello and Welcome, glad you got to do some riding, be safe and have fun out there.

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Unread post by davea7 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:13 pm

I rode abount 50 miles today. I guess that's better then 0. It snowed here 2 weeks ago so there is some cinders (anti skid) on the roads so I wanted to be careful. LOL

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Unread post by mogster » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi from across the pond :uk:
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Unread post by davea7 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:55 pm

Thank you! Hi to you too!

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Unread post by madjak30 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:11 am

Welcome to the group...nice ride...I almost bought an '05 Katana 750, but chickened out...bought a more standard bike instead...I found the riding position of the Katana a little tight for my knees...but they are nice bikes...

Here's some help on the pic...

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The riding position on the 600 is very similar to a Honda VFR800...lots of guys use them for touring...and they are a pile of fun to ride too...

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Unread post by davea7 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:28 am

Thanks for the help with the pic! And thank you for the welcome. Not sure what I'll do to this bike yet. One thing I don't care for on it is the rear fender. I may trim it up alittle to expose the rear tire a little more. Thanks again!

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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:27 am

Hi and welcome to TMW!!! :wave:

The Katana is a pretty good bike for touring and general riding, I'm sure you'll love your time with it. Glad to see you're back in the sport! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Larry Culling » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:43 pm

Welcome aboard from Ontario Can. I was down to Wellsboro last summer, a part of a group of 14. You sure have some beautiful riding down there.

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Unread post by dablade » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:18 am

:welcome3: Hi from Florida! Welcome! Love the bike!

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Unread post by freebird73 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:40 am

Nice bike! Thats awesome you have a break in weather to have a little fun. Stay warm and be safe.

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