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    Sorry I am late to the party. I have just started...

    Sorry I am late to the party. I have just started a project build and have my 1981 GSX1100 Katana engine on the scale. Stock complete engine with 34mm CV carbs fitted - (no airbox just carbs),...
  2. Yes, Scott is correct regarding the GS v GSX...

    Yes, Scott is correct regarding the GS v GSX designation for Suzuki models of the era. The X is the identifier for a 16 valve engine hence GSX. GS identifies an 8 valve engine. Both these codes were...
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    Here in Australia the fuel is RON 91, RON 95 or...

    Here in Australia the fuel is RON 91, RON 95 or RON 98. As all Japanese built 4-stroke motorcycle engines since 1976 are designed to run on unleaded it depends on the price at the bowser on the day...
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    Hi Pete, yeah it was a great day and made even...

    Hi Pete, yeah it was a great day and made even better with 15 Kats roaring through the hills. Thanks for the vid link, the new camera is fantastic.

    Cheers.
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    Another photo of the 15 Kats on todays ride. ...

    Another photo of the 15 Kats on todays ride.

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    Hi Folks, perfect weather here today in...

    Hi Folks, perfect weather here today in Queensland Australia for a ride. What could be better than taking the vintage Kat out for a blat? Having some of your friends bring their vintage Kats along to...
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    One other point to consider is that by going too...

    One other point to consider is that by going too short with shocks they will alter the geometry of the front end. Shorter shocks will slow the steering.

    Cheers.
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    The tyre place I buy mine from fit and balance...

    The tyre place I buy mine from fit and balance tyres for free if you buy the tyre from them. Their tyre price is cheaper than anywhere else so they aren't adding the cost of fitting and balancing...
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    Hi Postman Pat, thanks for confirming the rotors...

    Hi Postman Pat, thanks for confirming the rotors are a straight swap. I am still trying to find out if the oppossed piston calipers from the 84/85 GSX1100E (US - GS1150E) will bolt straight on to the...
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    Thanks for the tip Greg, I'll check out...

    Thanks for the tip Greg, I'll check out Metalgear.

    Cheers.
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    Yes, I have read Salty Monk's post on the brake...

    Yes, I have read Salty Monk's post on the brake up grade. The upgrade involves a Fireblade rotor swap and also changing the calipers. I am wanting to keep it an all Suzi swap so I am hoping it is a...
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    Front Rotor Swap

    Hi to all, I am interested in swapping the front O.E.M. brake rotors and calipers on my 1982 GSX1100S Katana for a set of floating slotted brake rotors and the calipers from a 1985 GS1150. I don't...
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    No, the black is not stock, the 1981 and 1982...

    No, the black is not stock, the 1981 and 1982 1100 Katana was only released in the all silver version worldwide.
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    $80 is a very fair price for the block-off units...

    $80 is a very fair price for the block-off units as fitted to John Kats bike. They are a high quality item with a perfect fit and finish that looks factory. Try getting a one off pair built to that...
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    Here is my 1982 GSX1100S, and some of her...

    Here is my 1982 GSX1100S, and some of her friends, cheers.

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    Thanks for the Kat pics, mine is on the way,...

    Thanks for the Kat pics, mine is on the way, cheers.
  17. Scudder, that's how to do it, beautiful job!

    Scudder, that's how to do it, beautiful job!
  18. I have a vintage 1982 Kerker on my 1100 and using...

    I have a vintage 1982 Kerker on my 1100 and using the proper packing makes a huge difference to the sound and it lasts for years on a road bike and it is not expensive.

    There should be some...
  19. Hi John, great write-up and photos about the fork...

    Hi John, great write-up and photos about the fork upgrade, will be watching this one through to the end. Only problem is watching the price of B12 front ends climb now.

    Cheers.
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    Thank you for your help John Kat, much...

    Thank you for your help John Kat, much appreciated. I see you are a GS1000 and Katana fan looking at your current bike collection! Cheers.
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    GS1000 Swing Arm Width

    Hello, I would like some help regarding a GS1000 (any year) steel swing arm.

    Could someone tell me the internal width between the arms at the mounting plate for the axle.

    The internal width...
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    Most of the gunge in the bottom of the sump is...

    Most of the gunge in the bottom of the sump is from the clutch plates which is why the service manual states to drop the sump and clean it every 6,000 miles. That clutch gunge is abrasive and if left...
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    Getting the Kat ready for a weekend ride in March...

    Getting the Kat ready for a weekend ride in March with about 20 other Katanas. New tyres, changed the fork oil, throttle - clutch - speedo cables cleaned and lubed. Chain cleaned and oiled, carb...
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    Hi Pete, good to catch-up yesterday and lets hope...

    Hi Pete, good to catch-up yesterday and lets hope this Summer is a lot drier than last year and we can get a few rides in while most of the crew has a bit of time off, cheers mate.
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    Another pic from yesterdays ride

    Another pic from yesterdays ride
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