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Katana project 2
Fiches '81 GS(X)1100ET
Fiches '83 GS(X)1100SD
Fiches '85 GS(X)1100EF
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Much like my GSX this Katana is originally a 750 that got dealt with a bigger engine. As 750 Katana's are cheaper to come by then 1100's I decided to look for a small Kat as a start for the new project.
Also because I intended to completely rebuild the whole bike and especially the frame and rolling gear the most important parts were the bodywork which looked fine to start with.
Before taking the bike apart I made the effort to make a complete sketch of what the bike should be looking like and specified all the parts needed intending to stick to it till the end of the project.
Armed with this plan I started collecting the bits while dismantling the Katana further. Most of the ideas for the frame were already present before I got the bike and are a step up from the frame bracing I did on my GSX. Apart from modifying the ThunderAce swingarm to make it fit the rest of the building process was pretty straightforward. In the meanwhile I had collected all the part that were needed so much like a model kit I could just put the pieces together knowing everything would fit because I had worked out everything beforehand.
Mainly because of the limited (no) budget I had choosen from the start to focus on the rolling gear and just have a working bike. That's why the engine was to remain mostly stock (apart from things that didn't cost any money and I could do myself). So the next plans are to get some more power from the engine. As my GSX is in the process of getting some bigger pistons fitted there will be some "left-overs" still good enough to be hand down to the Kat. Also some refinement in the appearance department will take place making the package complete..
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'81 GSX1100ET head
Ports worked on (intake to match manifolds, cleaned up)
Guides ground down to match ports
Compression about 1:11 (guestimation)
28,5 mm Manley intake valves
24,5 mm Black diamond exhaust valves
PM valve springs
Ports worked on (enlarged, cleaned up)
Gasket face milled down 0.8 mm
Megacycle cams #385-35 (250 dur. 108 LC's)
New rockers (genuine Suzuki)
Cometic graphite head gasket
K&N clamp on filters
Much modified Marshall muffler (now adsortion type)
Cylinder block/ Pistons
'85 1100EFE block bored to 75 mm
Wiseco K1285 piston kit (1261 cc)
Home made copper base gasket (0.5 mm)
APE cylinder studs
'81 GSX1100ET cases (modified to accept EFE block)
Stock ET basket with heavy springs and stock hub
GSX750 clutch springs + shortened spacers
Afam 10 mm offset 17T sprocket
GS750E oilpump gears
Setrab 13 row oil cooler
Dyna 3,0 Ohm Green coils
Stock katana instruments and switchgear (GSX-R600 throttle)
'82 GSX750S Katana frame heavily braced
Braced steel engine mounts
Modified side stand
'89 Suzuki GSX-R1100K forks with spacers
Clipons on top of yoke
Much modified YZF1000R swingarm with twin shock mounts welded on
RK 530 LFO chain 118 links. JT 43T rear sprocket
White Power L325 SAVP-T twin shocks made to own spec
TRX850 front rim (17x3.5") milled out bearing seats
FZR1000 Exup rear rim (18x4.5")
R1 "blue spot" 4-pot calipers mounted using
Custom made CNC-ed adaptors
GSX750F "katuna" master cylinder
Bandit 1200 front mudguard
Wheelbase - 1490mm
Caster - 68 deg.
Weight (no fuel) - dunno..
Weight distribution - dunno either..
Power guestimated at rear - 130 HP ??
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