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  • Vic Posts: 227
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    08 Mar 2020 01:00 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 07 Mar 2020 10:59 PMedited: 07 Mar 2020 10:59 PM
    Hope you didn’t hurt yourself Vic in a definitely slippery situation. 

    A guy at the club is a bit of a joker. 
    He occasionally spills a bit of cola under a bike or two. 
    Makes the owners panic sometimes. 

    All good, was on a bit of straight road, if had been 10 minutes later it would of been different,

    I have a nice windy road on the way home that I like to have a bit of fun on.

    Lost 2 litres of oil.

  • grooveyguru Posts: 87
    Stock Poster grooveyguru
    09 Mar 2020 11:02 PM
    Quoting Vic on 07 Mar 2020 10:52 PM

    That mk3 is a stunna Groovey , mines the sport, had a bit of an arse puckering moment the other week on her.

    Check out the amount of oil on the bike, was all over me as well lol.

    Harleys aren't alone when it comes to losing oil ;-).


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    Lovely bike the sport vic. I always liked the look of the doctor john guzzies. Brings back memories.  I used to ride a LM1000 in 1986. First time I rode it was at the Adelaide advertiser 2 hour and it spewed oil out all over the rear wheel after the first half hour. Scared the crap out of me. Glad to see they maintained the tradition in later years. I remember we had problems with porous cases and the factory fix was arledite.
  • FXDF08 Posts: 126
    Stock Poster FXDF08
    10 Mar 2020 12:04 AM
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  • Vic Posts: 227
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    10 Mar 2020 02:09 AM
    Quoting Vic on 07 Mar 2020 10:52 PM

    That mk3 is a stunna Groovey , mines the sport, had a bit of an arse puckering moment the other week on her.

    Check out the amount of oil on the bike, was all over me as well lol.

    Harleys aren't alone when it comes to losing oil ;-).


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    Quoting grooveyguru on 09 Mar 2020 11:02 PM
    Lovely bike the sport vic. I always liked the look of the doctor john guzzies. Brings back memories.  I used to ride a LM1000 in 1986. First time I rode it was at the Adelaide advertiser 2 hour and it spewed oil out all over the rear wheel after the first half hour. Scared the crap out of me. Glad to see they maintained the tradition in later years. I remember we had problems with porous cases and the factory fix was arledite.

    Lol, got to love those Italians! One of the oil feed lines burst on mine.

    The guzzi's certainly have character :-)

  • Vic Posts: 227
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    10 Mar 2020 02:10 AM
    Quoting FXDF08 on 10 Mar 2020 12:04 AM
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    Nice Kat FXD
  • Jay-Dee Posts: 271
    Great South East
    Stage 1 Poster Jay-Dee
    10 Mar 2020 10:44 AM
    Quoting FXDF08 on 10 Mar 2020 12:04 AM
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    Very nice, that's my favorite colour Katana and I prefer the alloy wheels (although the spokes are supposedly more desirable). They're a timeless motorcycle and getting pretty good money these days too.
  • grooveyguru Posts: 87
    Stock Poster grooveyguru
    10 Mar 2020 11:01 AM
    Quoting FXDF08 on 10 Mar 2020 12:04 AM
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    That is lovely, either time has been very kind to the old Kat or it was restored properly, either way it's a credit to you. One of the most striking factory bikes ever made, way ahead of it's time. Keep that candy red out of the sun mate.
  • liberator Posts: 223
    Stock Poster liberator
    10 Mar 2020 04:26 PM
    Quoting Vic on 07 Mar 2020 10:52 PM

    That mk3 is a stunna Groovey , mines the sport, had a bit of an arse puckering moment the other week on her.

    Check out the amount of oil on the bike, was all over me as well lol.

    Harleys aren't alone when it comes to losing oil ;-).


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    I think those Sport 1100's are the Sexiest Bikes Ever, much better looking than the Le Mans,
  • Far Canal Posts: 2325
    Motor Head Far Canal
    10 Mar 2020 07:40 PM
    Quoting Vic on 07 Mar 2020 10:52 PM

    That mk3 is a stunna Groovey , mines the sport, had a bit of an arse puckering moment the other week on her.

    Check out the amount of oil on the bike, was all over me as well lol.

    Harleys aren't alone when it comes to losing oil ;-).


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    So where was it leaking from Vic?.
    My old 850 used to have big problems spewing oil out if you put a thimble full too much over the lower dipstick mark. Eventually fixed the issue by putting in a larger capacity oil breather box.
    It was always very alarming when you realised your back wheel was covered in oil, strangely enough though you would not have known. It was not like hitting a patch of oil on the road where you would more than likely end up on your side. An oily tyre is not as slppery as an oily road.
  • FXDF08 Posts: 126
    Stock Poster FXDF08
    10 Mar 2020 09:46 PM
    Cheers, it is all very straight with a refresh, as opposed to a full resto. Close up inspection you see the stone chips and wear and tear, but still awesome to ride when the right opportunity presents. GSX1100 engines are just fantastic, as are all the old Jap fours. Sold a GPZ900 in 1998 for my first HD. No regrets about the HD (FXDL), but should have kept the GPZ (money was Too tight though)
  • Vic Posts: 227
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    12 Mar 2020 12:27 AM
    Quoting Vic on 07 Mar 2020 10:52 PM

    That mk3 is a stunna Groovey , mines the sport, had a bit of an arse puckering moment the other week on her.

    Check out the amount of oil on the bike, was all over me as well lol.

    Harleys aren't alone when it comes to losing oil ;-).


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    Quoting Far Canal on 10 Mar 2020 07:40 PM
    So where was it leaking from Vic?.
    My old 850 used to have big problems spewing oil out if you put a thimble full too much over the lower dipstick mark. Eventually fixed the issue by putting in a larger capacity oil breather box.
    It was always very alarming when you realised your back wheel was covered in oil, strangely enough though you would not have known. It was not like hitting a patch of oil on the road where you would more than likely end up on your side. An oily tyre is not as slppery as an oily road.

    Was one of the main oil feed lines to the head FC , 2 litres lost.

    The culprit;

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    25 years old, so they've done alright, wont happen again, new ones I put on were s/s braided lines.

  • Far Canal Posts: 2325
    Motor Head Far Canal
    29 Mar 2020 01:21 PM
    Bit of social distancing this morning.

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  • paulybronco Posts: 13331
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    29 Mar 2020 05:55 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 29 Mar 2020 01:21 PM
    Bit of social distancing this morning.

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    Very Jealous ...lovely bike
  • Baloffski Posts: 2138
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    29 Mar 2020 09:26 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 29 Mar 2020 01:21 PM
    Bit of social distancing this morning.

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    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Mar 2020 05:55 PM
    Very Jealous ...lovely bike
    Indeed they are Pauly Indeed they still are.
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1370
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    29 Mar 2020 10:44 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 29 Mar 2020 01:21 PM
    Bit of social distancing this morning.

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    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Mar 2020 05:55 PM
    Very Jealous ...lovely bike
    Quoting Baloffski on 29 Mar 2020 09:26 PM
    Indeed they are Pauly Indeed they still are.
    our youngest son in macaky has a k6 to restore one day,has a dohc 750 cafe racer to finish first,in his late 20's so he has years to do it in.the k6 is a bit rough but 90% there.they are a very nice bike,all the k series.
  • Jo Posts: 39
    The Bay
    Stock Poster Jo
    30 Mar 2020 09:50 AM
    Quoting FXDF08 on 10 Mar 2020 12:04 AM
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    Luv that Katana. My favourite 80's muscle bike. 
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 690
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    01 Jul 2020 06:51 PM
    Just bought one of these, last new one in the country (discontinued in 2018)

    Never seen it, never sat on it, never ridden it.. was stupid cheap and brand new, 3 yr warranty..Itching to pull it apart and get it painted and modded..


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  • Far Canal Posts: 2325
    Motor Head Far Canal
    01 Jul 2020 06:58 PM
    12 inch over front forks, sissy bar, twin overhead fishtail exhausts, hardtail frame conversion,new tank, seat, handlebars, maybe?.
    A friend just got a great deal on the same model and he is happy with his.
  • beaglebasher Posts: 1265
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    01 Jul 2020 08:39 PM
    More information please Mr.  Mow     as in how much did it cost?

    And do you have a front on pic of that thing?  There is a thread happening about ugly bikes.

    Not saying it should be there but give us a front on photo

  • JamesJ Posts: 654
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    01 Jul 2020 11:15 PM
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 01 Jul 2020 06:51 PM
    Just bought one of these, last new one in the country (discontinued in 2018)

    Never seen it, never sat on it, never ridden it.. was stupid cheap and brand new, 3 yr warranty..Itching to pull it apart and get it painted and modded..


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    last of the air-cooled boxers, I had the same motor in my R1200R, you'll love the character and usability of that 1 ...nice pickup
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