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Mechanics 101 Can't get it to run right? Find a trick to add HP?
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #41
Skid Mark
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Not sure if i am using it wrong or what, but i was trying to find if carbs from an 89 katana 1100 would work in a 93 katana. I may have a chance to buy a non running 89 to use as a parts bike, but wanted to know if that would be a wise investment or not. Any info would be great.
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:55 AM   #42
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Very useful
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:54 AM   #43
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this is a great site.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:34 PM   #44
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Default 95 to 98 rebuild

So in the intro's i posted about my 95 rolling chassis to wrecked 98 rebuild. Nothing like working with the actual parts. So this is what I have found out mechanically that would apply to more than just those dates but pre and post Katanas.

The fork stabilizer plate on the 95 is 0.158" thick. The 98 is 0.090', not a place to save weight or make cheaper.

The steering stem bearings on the 95 are tapered roller, the bearings on the 98 are ball bearings in a plastic cage. The top and bottom triple tree have 2 pinch bolts instead of 4. All fit into the '98 (after changing races) and using the 95 stem nut.

The front calipers on the 95 are 4-pot, the 98 is 2-pot albeit larger pads.
The 95 does not have a banjo bolt fitting on the calipers. Rotors are interchangeable. The 95 has a 5/8" master cylinder bore the 98 a 14mm.

The fork components are the same except the 95 spring is not progressive and the compression tube is longer. Took the best of both.

The 95 has a mechanical speedo, use 98 spacers on axle. Wheels are the same, just different finish. The clip-ons only have one bolt groove. The main key switch is interchangeable (not the key).

So, the front end is together as a hybrid. Controls installed Tank is cleaned and rust treated. Gas cap cleaned and operating All key tumblers keyed alike. Need a new gas cock. Carbs rebuilt and pilot jets corrected.

This is a side project for me so I work on it when I can.
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