KOTM Jan 2009 Shifty
 

Welcome to the KatRiders.com forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   KatRiders.com > Service Department > Mechanics 101

Mechanics 101 Can't get it to run right? Find a trick to add HP?
From the first oil change to completely rebuilding the engine,
this is the place to talk about the heart of the beast!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
dsrdave
Skid Mark
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: neenah
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

Default 1988 katana 600 carb parts ???

Just picked this up and I'm looking for carb kits and parts. Several places seem to be out of stock. Any good ideas or does the 1990 kits work ???
dsrdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
arsenic
Captain Metric
Supporting Member
 
arsenic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: 60505
Posts: 19,199
iTrader: (217)
eBay ID: arsenic1016

Default

No, the 1990-1997 (BST33SS) 600 kits do not work with the 88-89 600 carbs (BST31SS). The 88-89 600 carbs really blow. It's relatively easy to use the 90-97 600 carbs with an 88. That's a much better option in my opinion.
__________________
"hypothetical power wheelies with a non existent B12" - cintidude04


A dealer of rebuilt Katana carbs.
Partly Chris's Motorcycles
DREAM Katana

arsenic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
dsrdave
Skid Mark
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: neenah
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

Default

Thx for the info. What, if any modifications are necc. to put the '90 and newer carbs on ??? That might be a good change in the long run if it's not a big deal. Arsenic, hope you're not too biased with the info seeing as you have a set of carbs for sale Thx, Dave.

Last edited by dsrdave; 03-15-2013 at 09:04 AM..
dsrdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
arsenic
Captain Metric
Supporting Member
 
arsenic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: 60505
Posts: 19,199
iTrader: (217)
eBay ID: arsenic1016

Default

No, I ALWAYS have sets of carbs for sale. And right now I do not have any rebuilt 90-97 600 carbs ready to go. Don't take my opinion on it. Ask any member of the forum if the 90-97 600 carbs are better than the 88-89 600 carbs. Here's a set that sold yesterday. I'll let you decide if I know what I'm talking about.
carburetors carbs Suzuki GSX600F Katana 600 90-97
That doesn't mean I don't have any. I have 3. 1 with stock jetting. One with a Dynojet stage 1 & 3 jet kit, and 1 with a Factory Pro stage 1 jet kit. They just aren't done yet.

Last edited by arsenic; 03-15-2013 at 09:18 AM..
arsenic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
Jman2343
Tank Slapper
 
Jman2343's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 308
iTrader: (2)
eBay ID: Mrhappybidder

Default

If you can upgrade, do so. I have the 88 carbs in my ummm 88 gsx600 They are hard to get parts for, and the metal float needle sucks (rubber tip float needle seals better), the jetting sucks, and I hate reaching in the frame to pull the choke

I'm almost done rebuilding a set of 93 carbs to upgrade it. However, keep in mind you will need the choke lever and cable (replacing the left hand control) also the airbox will need to be changed. The intake boots you can keep I guess, but then you will have sync ports on the intake boots and the carbs, don't really see an issue with it, but going to change that on mine.
__________________

Sometimes, getting tackled to the ground by police, can feel like a hug.
Jman2343 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

  KatRiders.com > Service Department > Mechanics 101

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1988 Katana 600 Carb Rebuild Kit 88kat600il Mechanics 101 23 05-24-2012 06:50 PM
1988 carb diaphragm bljakkl 1100 Kats ONLY! 3 12-16-2011 01:30 AM
1988 katana 600 gas caps chris722 Suzuki Katana Talk 3 02-13-2011 07:22 PM
1988 katana NEED PARTS! katoom323 Suzuki Katana Talk 2 01-04-2010 10:01 AM
1988 600 Carb Rebuild d3ad1ysp0rk Mechanics 101 4 05-23-2007 02:17 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Katriders.com, Copyright ©2004 - 2014
Katriders.com | Promote Your Page Too