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Old 12-16-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default How to find sub-model (or whatever it's called)

This is probably the wrong place to post this but I couldn't find a better subforum so bear with me.

On Partzilla, certain parts (in my case rear brake calipers) have a few options
  • Model J
  • Model K/L/M/N
  • Model P/R/S/T

How can I determine which one my bike is?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:22 PM   #2
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Each letter corresponds to a year.
This is literally a guess but: 88 was an odd ball year so that's probably J,. So if you have a 92, that would mean N.

Honestly for a rear caliper, I would expect the part to be the same for anything 89-97.

A manual (there's one available for downloads in mechanics 101) will be able to tell you the letter code.

Also if you drill down in the parts fiche, compare part #s. I'm willing to bet they're the same.
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They are in fact the same. I put a 97 on an 88. 92 would be an ĎNí.
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Also if you drill down in the parts fiche, compare part #s. I'm willing to bet they're the same.
This is actually why I posted; different part numbers for the pads.
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Huh. Wouldn't have expected the pads to be different of all things.
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Never thought of that...I buy parts by the year of the part. Iíll bet the 88-89 are different some how. Most likely due to rear rotor size. Now Iíll have to research that...thanks. Lol
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Yep, letter / number corresponds to the year model. Not necessarily the year made. Keep in mind for example, 94 models would have been made in late 93... so they were ready to sell for 94.

Anyways, here is a great source for all things numbers with suzuki.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/_misc/identification.shtml

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