Re: Used 93 Katana GSX600 Inspection?
Honestly, if it has been sitting that long, you can cound on having to get the carbs cleaned because they are gonna be gummed up big time and your can of carb cleaner is not gonna get all the passages cleaned out! That one comes from experience restoring bikes. More than likely, the chain will be rusted up as well and the tires may be dry rotted. You also have the battery to get and mirrors. So far, that comes to about $670 alone. Another $10-$15 in oil change and brake fluid change. Hope the calipers are not froze up also. You don't mention how mechanicaly inclined you are. If I were to run across this bike for $500 to MAYBE $700 if all the plastics are good, I might buy it to get running and resell. I don't half ass it either. I make sure they are right before selling.
You can find early model Katana 600's fairly cheap in exellent running order. I ride mine on almost a daily basis and it is pristene and well cared for. Look around and you can find one that needs no major work. If you are looking for a project though, and have the abilities to work on it AND can get it on the cheap, then go for it.
Oh yeah, when you go look at it, make sure to take a flashlite to shine in the tank to see how much rust is in there.