GS650 Katana with fairing

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Re: GS650 Katana with fairing

Post by Blix » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Hi There, yep its definitely not a standard fitment but this one has been well done by the looks of it and personally I think it suits the bike.
Guess it all depends if you are bothered about originality or not, this probably will not be worth as much as a totally original 650 in the years to come but I dont think the 550/650 really command the same sort of values as the big uns anyway.
My advice, ride it and come to a rally :)
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Re: GS650 Katana with fairing

Post by callyboy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:35 pm

Watcha, please tell me you didnt pay £2272 for it?

Its a nice bike.

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Re: GS650 Katana with fairing

Post by Katgeezer » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi,glad you found us. Give it a day or so and you'll get loads of advise. Some of it may even be useful ;) :lol: :lol:

That particular bike does seem to have done the rounds a bit but I personally have no idea why as it seems, on the face of it, to be a decent bike.

As Mick said, don't worry to much, ride it and come visit us at a rally, we're actually quite nice :D
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Re: GS650 Katana with fairing

Post by fossie » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:17 pm

Hi there. :D
Your bike is a GS 650GX. with a fairing from an 1100/750 grafted on.
The clocks are from a GS 550 or 750 from 1976-79 vintage, so not Katana at all. :?

Avon didn't do replica fairings so I suspect the sticker is just a sticker fitted by a previous owner , of which there has been many for some reason. You will notice on this site this machine has been disscussed a few times. :shock:

The side stand is common to the GS 650 GT or GS 550 range, so should be available easily through either this club or ebay . But definatley not new unless NOS.

Are you happy with the bike? 650 katana's go on forever, even in my hands . ;)

In the ebay posting it was discribed as original. This is very misleading as so much of this machine isn't. Clocks, Exhaust,Fairing, gulliari seat. But if it all adds up to a decent machine at a price you are happy with , happy days.

Lets hope this machine has found a home it can live at.

Anyway welcome to our forum any more questions just ask and don't be a stranger either of you come visit us at a rally or show. ;)
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Re: GS650 Katana with fairing

Post by fossie » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:37 am

The original stand had the prong of the ed with a rubber bung on the prong
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