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  • Suspension Info and Setup.
    by Kreylyn
    From various postings...
    Suspension set up explained

    07-27-2005, 11:06 PM
    Some of these things don't pertain to the Katana(stock) but can come in handy when replacing the suspension with a better setup. This is another addition to Black Peter's threads
    Suspension set up explained

    The components, where are they and what do they do.

    A- Fork Rebound Damping

    Usually located on top of the fork in the...
    09-19-2019, 02:44 PM
  • Carb Settings and Specifications
    by Kreylyn
    Carburetor Settings and Specifications

    Specifications and stock settings for the Mikuni Carburetors found on the Suzuki Katana Motorcycle.

    Note: When tuning the fuel screws start at the stock setting, or a known good position. Make changes in increments of quarter or half turns on the screws.


    • Type BST31SS
    • Main jets 1 and 4 137.5
    • Main jets 2 and 3 135
    • Main air jet 1.0 mm
    • Jet needle (-clip position)
      • California
    06-22-2019, 03:13 PM
  • Carb Parts
    by Kreylyn
    Carburetor Parts


    You may need to take the four carbs apart from each other. Some reasons to do this are:

    1. You need to replace one of the carb bodies.

    2. You need to replace broken or mangled linkage.

    3. You need to replace a leaking fuel T

    4. You need to dip the bodies to clean the small passages out.

    5. You need to remove the choke plungers.

    While not all of the parts...
    06-22-2019, 03:01 PM
  • Carbs 102
    by Kreylyn
    Carbs 102

    Carbs 102 PDF - for Post-98 Katanas. NOTE: USE 2 1/2 TURNS OUT, NOT 1.75! See Also...
    06-22-2019, 02:49 PM
  • Carbs 101
    by Kreylyn
    Carbs 101

    Carburetor Reference Guide for pre98 bikes.

    RULE # 1 is DON'T mess with things that you don't know anything about! (Take them to a pro & pay them to fix it)

    RULE # 2 is that if you ARE going to mess with things, get a reference or some education on what you are about to mess with! (Buy the book, read it and look at the pictures!)


    Failing all the above, at least try a logical approach to things:
    06-22-2019, 02:43 PM
  • Hose Connections
    by Kreylyn
    Hose Connections

    Pre98 600 & 750

    Fuel line hose connections and diagrams.

    1 = B 2 = A 3 = D, A vacuum line from carbs to petcock. 4 = California Model Emissions Vent/Drain (note many of the CA models were sold in other states.) 5 = E, Filler Neck Over Flow 6 = Vent/Drain Hose for fuel sender unit.
    4, 5, 6 all run to the bottom of the bike and are uncapped drain lines.

    Crank Case Vent Hose=C
    06-22-2019, 01:56 PM