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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,
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Engine Code Decyphering

Ya know.

Those numbers on the side of the engine. There has to be a way to decypher what they mean!

Like, in my case, I thought I was buying a 1990 GSXR engine, and based on the spark plug type, that might be the case - but the signal generator says its a 1986 or 87!!!

The only topic worth reading on here, after several search strings is:
http://katriders.com/forums/viewtopi...ht=engine+code

Anyone have the key to this lock?

I found this at Gixxer.com: http://www.gixxer.com/ubbthreads/sho...ue#Post1635438
which points to a German PDF file:
http://ezwebz.com/gs-classic/downloa...ki_Rahmen1.pdf

Now, gixxer.com guys says in the thread that the pdf has errors, but I wonder how many.....

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Old 03-04-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Ok.

It took a while - reading german, when you dont know how takes alot of time with a translating dictionary.

Basically, page 2 and on are all the makes and models of bikes that suzuki made. From there, you can use the PDF find feature to locate your particular engine code.

Example?
http://katriders.com/forums/viewtopi...ht=engine+code
From this thread we find a provided engine code of:N721-114885
which, when the database is compared, is an engine from a GSF600S, aged 2000-2004 model, or so it would seem, if the database is correct. I kinda wish it was more year specific.

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