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Old 02-02-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Question 750 Kat cases/ GSXR top end--Possible?

I need a head for my '97 750 Katana. I have 2 '91/'92 GSXR750 parts motors. Can I use my Katana cases/crank/connecting rods with a Gixxer head? Would I need the Gixxer cylinders/pistons or the stock Katana parts. And would I use the GSXR cams with the Katana sprockets? Is this even possible or am I . I searched and found references to using '86/'87 GSXR parts on the Kat motor, but not the later years. Thanks in advance for any input.
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no, the pre 98 Katana 750 is the short stroke "slingshot" engine 44.72mm. the GSXR 750 91-92 are the longer stroke 48.7mm. 86-87 parts are about the same stuff that's in Katana engines, upgrades come with the 88-89 GSXR 750, that's the years the GSXR was a "slingshot" 44.7mm, too

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Thanks for the info. Hopefully the bottom end of my "new" Gixxer motor is good.
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no, the pre 98 Katana 750 is the short stroke "slingshot" engine 44.72mm. the GSXR 750 91-92 are the longer stroke 48.7mm. 86-87 parts are about the same stuff that's in Katana engines, upgrades come with the 88-89 GSXR 750, that's the years the GSXR was a "slingshot" 44.7mm, too
what is Suzuki's "Slingshot" engine. Why do they call it that? I've heard that term here and at Maximum Suzuki.

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the "slingshot" is a short stroke engine, hence the name "slingshot"
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the "slingshot" is a short stroke engine, hence the name "slingshot"
Do you know the years and models? Or can you direct me to that listing?
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the 89-97 Katana 750 is the 88-89 GSXR 750 is. The 88-89 GSXR 750 is the offical "slingshot" that's were the term comes from.
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http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...xr750%2088.htm
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the "slingshot" is a short stroke engine, hence the name "slingshot"
Incorrect again while the 88-89 on bikes are slingshots its got nothing at all to do with the engine itself

What it actually refers to is the carbs, look it up instead of guessing fella
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