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    I found a katana swingarm that is strecthed 6 inches and is wide enough to put a busa wheel on and i was wanting to swap the front wheel also..... I think i know what i need to swap the rear wheel but not real sure about the front wheel... Can anyone help me out with this

  • #2
    Might be a slight diference in spacers.

    Check the ID of the bearings, might be differences. If there are, look for bearings that have the busa OD, and the Kat ID, and use them.

    Are you looking for wheels with different spokes specifically?.. cause there are 6" busa rims that match the front wheel you have now.

    Krey
    93 750 Kat



    Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

    "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

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    • #3
      Yeah i kinda want a different look but i wanna keep them black and will i need to get the busa front axle to make a busa front will work?

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      • #4
        The hole for the axle in the forks is going to be your biggest limitation. I would stick with the Kat axle.

        If the Kat axle is smaller, you could also sleave the axle to fit the difference between them.

        Krey
        93 750 Kat



        Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

        "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

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        • #5
          you could do a busa front end swap. heres a pic of a busa front end on a kat



          another kat with busa front end
          Chrome Project Part 1
          http://www.freewebs.com/mreedohio/

          Chrome Project Part 2

          http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

          Chrome Project Part 3
          http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192&page=30

          Chrome Project Finished
          http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=107586

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          • #6
            To be honest, I love the Busa front end swap. Anybody know the other needed parts besides forks? Do I need to change out the bearings and trees? I was going to do the GSXR swap, but it would take me alot of $ to do and the weight difference I was told would cause it to be a bit "squshy". Is the Busa going to be cheeper?
            Last edited by GSXF 600 Guy; 04-26-2009, 11:49 AM.
            If you think routine maintenance is expensive,... Try Ignorance!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GSXF 600 Guy View Post
              To be honest, I love the Busa front end swap. Anybody know the other needed parts besides forks? Do I need to change out the bearings and trees? I was going to do the GSXR swap, but it would take me alot of $ to do and the weight difference I was told would cause it to be a bit "squshy". Is the Busa going to be cheeper?
              PM Thazkat, that's his bike in the pic. He had to do something with the triple tree bearings to fit it I believe.

              Read about it here.
              Last edited by Trackerrrr; 04-26-2009, 12:59 PM.
              Chris

              Originally posted by jetmerritt
              Save up for great gear and dress for the fall before you ride. If you can't afford good quality gear, don't ride. It's like saying you can't afford seat belts for your car. There are just no laws to make gear mandatory.

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              • #8
                you need the entire front end(forks,brakes,front fender,trees, wheel), and get a custom neck bearing for it to fit, then remove the bump stops. if you do it on a post98 kat that would be cheapest because when its done on a pre98 you need to change the front sprocket cover, gauges and then match your rear wheel to the straight spoke design among other things.

                heres my thread where Thazkat did the front end swap on my 6/11 kat
                http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192
                Last edited by mreedohio; 04-26-2009, 02:01 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
                Chrome Project Part 1
                http://www.freewebs.com/mreedohio/

                Chrome Project Part 2

                http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

                Chrome Project Part 3
                http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192&page=30

                Chrome Project Finished
                http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=107586

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                • #9
                  For the Pre's you can use 1993-1995 GSX-R 750, maybe the GSX-R 1100, front end. It uses the cable driven speedo-meter and has the trick USD forks.

                  The top and bottom steering head bearings are the same, it has the same steering stops and, for me, uses the same ignition.

                  The post that mreedohio linked has the discussion of using the Hayabusa front end mated to the Kat.
                  How To Install Race Tech Emulators & Rebuild Forks
                  How To Repack Yoshimura RS3 Exhaust
                  How To Install Oil Cooler Fans
                  How To Install Audiovox Cruise Control On A 1998+ Katana

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                  • #10
                    I have a 2001. Every Pic i see is older. Suzuki and other sites arent very helpful. You guys seem to be knowledgeable. And im not the best at researching. LOL If someone has done it, and reads this, let me know what was needed.
                    Thanks!
                    If you think routine maintenance is expensive,... Try Ignorance!

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