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  • Wheel Swaps

    Wheel Swaps

    Wheel Swaps


    *Originally posted in the Wiki by Katriders.com user Wild-Bill. Edits for viewability or broken links with source change have been made*

    1100 Wheel Swap



    I upgraded from a 95 750 to a 92 1100 Kat last fall. The bike came with a number of extra goodies including a 17x5.5 rear wheel from a 91 GSXR-750. Having read a lot about the stability benefits as well as the better availability of 17 tires versus 16 I decided to use...
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    Last edited by Kreylyn; 06-23-2019, 10:16 AM. Reason: Updates

  • Petcock

    Petcock

    Petcock


    Definition


    Petcock (Noun). Device to limit or stop the flow of fuel. It is named a Fuel Cock in the Suzuki parts inventory system and most service manuals.

    Also known as a Fuelcock, Fuel-cock, or Fuel stop in common parlance.


    Positions





    Also note that on some later models, if your petcock knob's arrow won't point down, but up- then all the settings are backwards. Arrow pointing...
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    Last edited by Kreylyn; 06-22-2019, 08:37 AM. Reason: updates

  • Hose Connections

    Hose Connections

    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
    ...
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  • Carbs 101

    Carbs 101

    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!)

    Steps

    Failing all the above, at least try a logical approach to things:
    ...
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    Last edited by Kreylyn; 06-23-2019, 10:02 AM. Reason: Updates

  • Carbs 102

    Carbs 102

    Carbs 102



    Carbs 102 PDF - for Post-98 Katanas. NOTE: USE 2 1/2 TURNS OUT, NOT 1.75! See Also...
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  • Carb Parts

    Carb Parts

    Carburetor Parts

    General


    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...
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  • Carb Settings and Specifications

    Carb Settings and Specifications

    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.

    1988-1989

    600cc
    • 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
    ...
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  • 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.

    1988-1989

    600cc
    • 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

    General


    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!)

    Steps

    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
  • Petcock
    by Kreylyn
    Petcock


    Definition


    Petcock (Noun). Device to limit or stop the flow of fuel. It is named a Fuel Cock in the Suzuki parts inventory system and most service manuals.

    Also known as a Fuelcock, Fuel-cock, or Fuel stop in common parlance.


    Positions





    Also note that on some later models, if your petcock knob's arrow won't point down, but up- then all the settings are backwards. Arrow pointing...
    06-22-2019, 08:30 AM
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