Katana of the Month - August 2008  lee3645
 

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 > Suzuki Katana Forums > Suzuki Katana Talk

Suzuki Katana Talk KatRiders.com conversations about Suzuki Katanas
and the days spent riding them. Includes Vintage Kats, Street Fighters, 1100 Kats Only, and Long Term Projects.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2018, 07:01 AM   #11
buffalobill
Knee Dragger
Supporting Member
 
buffalobill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 565
eBay ID: andropogon_scorparius

Default

It must have been for the 92 GSXR1100.
That bike has a hydraulic clutch lever, with a slave cylinder over the pushrod.
The cable clutch lever is lighter and has better feel.
buffalobill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2018, 05:48 PM   #12
buffalobill
Knee Dragger
Supporting Member
 
buffalobill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 565
eBay ID: andropogon_scorparius

Default Basic port and polish

Maybe I should wash down my Polish sausage with Port wine?
Cleaned up the valve stems too.

buffalobill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2018, 06:55 PM   #13
Parts man
Poser
 
Parts man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Kershaw county
Posts: 82

Default

Sweeeet bb...time consuming but jeez beautiful work dude
Parts man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2018, 12:36 PM   #14
ygolohcysp
Track Rider

 
ygolohcysp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Whitehall, PA
Posts: 950
eBay ID: theovergrowngnome

Default

I concur. Great job! I've ported single cylinder heads, but the idea of trying to get ports to match has put me off from doing headwork to the extra Kat head I have laying around. I did start collecting scraps of plastic tubing in case I decided to build a flow bench, but that'a a whole project in itself.

Seriously, you must have amazing patience to do such a consistently good job.
ygolohcysp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2018, 04:33 PM   #15
buffalobill
Knee Dragger
Supporting Member
 
buffalobill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 565
eBay ID: andropogon_scorparius

Default

Well, because the Suzuki heads are already so well designed and constructed, mostly all I had to do was de-carbonize all the surfaces.
I did find some minor irregularities in the exhaust ports to grind off. I'm gonna go back there and match the exhaust ports to the header seals.
These motorcycle head ports are smaller than a car engine head, some of the porting stones don't fit.
I also de-shrouded the valve pockets near the cylinder walls.
The intake ports were about perfect, and they should not be polished as a rule.
The valves and their stems were carbonized, so I cleaned those up too.
I can see at least one valve edge is a bit over pitted, that and anymore I find will be replaced.
I just want to regain the original HP of a new engine.

From what I've seen online, it's the old wedge head V8 heads that really need serious port work.

Last edited by buffalobill; 12-06-2018 at 04:42 PM..
buffalobill is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

  KatRiders.com > Suzuki Katana Forums > Suzuki Katana Talk

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
2018 gsx 25Or KATANA?! maniac1886 Suzuki Katana Talk 4 11-22-2016 02:46 PM
Winter Project kat600rdr Bodyshop 9 05-24-2012 12:10 PM
New winter project scottynoface Long Term Projects 18 09-18-2010 12:43 AM
Winter Project lino129 Pics and Flicks 0 08-17-2009 12:47 PM
winter project.... teddy Pics and Flicks 51 05-25-2009 12:15 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Katriders.com, Copyright ©2004 - 2018