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Jul 28th 2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Maybe next year?
Can you identify this bike?

Owner swears it's an gsxr 600. Even says it's stamped on the frame. I'm not so sure, frame looks all wrong. He was told it was an 03 750, ummmm... Nope.

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Jul 28th 2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
I think he means it's stamped "GSX600" which makes it a 600 Katana.
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Jul 28th 2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 Concours14, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
That's definitely a Katana. Engine, fuel tank, frame and swing arm all match an 03. The wheel does not due to the angle of the mag but that doesn't mean much and the pic doesn't offer the best angle.

If the owner says it's a 750 then it's a GSX-F 750 Katana.

To tell the engine size, look at the numbers on the right side of the engine case just above where the oil pan meet the case.

If it starts with the letter "N" it's a 600cc engine. (500cc-599cc)
If it starts with the letter "R" it's a 750cc engine. (700cc-749cc)
Jul 28th 2017, 08:38 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

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Thanks guys, was pretty sure it was a Katana, but needed more experienced eyes than mine. The guy he got it from said it was an 03 Gsxr with an 01 Gsxr 750 motor in it. He really got taken on that deal.

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Jul 29th 2017, 07:38 PM   #5
 
  Oct 2016
  Yakima

I gave a 92, GSX - F Katana, the frame looks identical to your pic. Great bike, but not an R.

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