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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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'86 GSXR forks on '01 Katana

Will forks from an '86 GSXR work on an '01 Katana?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 12:02 AM
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Will forks from an '86 GSXR work on an '01 Katana?
Why? I would imagine with 15 years of technology difference you wouldn't be getting any performance gains...
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Because the forks on my '01 are screwed up and I just got a GSXR part bike today.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 12:36 AM
 
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I doubt that a 86 GSXR and an 01 Kat are compatible. I think they upgraded the Kat in the late 90's. Some of the parts from old school GSXR's will work with old school Kats....but this might be a stretch for that big of an age range.



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In that case, I guess the forks are for sale.
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In that case, I guess the forks are for sale.
Measure them with the old ones..if they are intact enough to get a good measurement.



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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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86 Gixxer? That was the first year. Is the Gixxer restorable? As for the Katana forks, see if Race Tech makes those gold valves for the 01. It would make it better than most new bikes.
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I would be very surprised if that swap would work...
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86 Gixxer? That was the first year. Is the Gixxer restorable? As for the Katana forks, see if Race Tech makes those gold valves for the 01. It would make it better than most new bikes.
Mfr. Date on the bike is 2/86 , I'm assuming that'd make it an '86. I believe the GSXR might be restorable but I don't have a title for it. In the process of finding out how to get the VIN checked.

Gold valves?
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Mfr. Date on the bike is 2/86 , I'm assuming that'd make it an '86. I believe the GSXR might be restorable but I don't have a title for it. In the process of finding out how to get the VIN checked.

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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The reason he wants to try this is the forks on the Kat are screwed. see the thread in the suzuki section on 01 katana frame.
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Mfr. Date on the bike is 2/86 , I'm assuming that'd make it an '86. I believe the GSXR might be restorable but I don't have a title for it. In the process of finding out how to get the VIN checked.

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The reason he wants to try this is the forks on the Kat are screwed. see the thread in the suzuki section on 01 katana frame.
The 86 GSX-R1100 was faster and lighter than other Gixxers until about 2001 or so. The gold valves fix the damping inside the fork. You're right King Bob, the forks are the least of his problems. I thought when the forks were screwed, it meant not working correctly. LOL.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well shoot, they don't work correctly anymore.

The Gixxer is a 750.

True they are the least of my problems but new forks will make this one less problem.
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Well shoot, they don't work correctly anymore.

The Gixxer is a 750.

True they are the least of my problems but new forks will make this one less problem.
Suzuki made a very rare racing 750 back then. It had a dry clutch. If you have that one, it's worth keeping. Let's see a picture of this 750. It might be better to restore the 86 rather than the Katana.
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Mfr. Date on the bike is 2/86 , I'm assuming that'd make it an '86. I believe the GSXR might be restorable but I don't have a title for it. In the process of finding out how to get the VIN checked.
No title

I'll go take a pic now though.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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I'd restore the old school GSXR anyways, just for the sake of having something old school that runs and shows what classic stuff can do.
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