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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Part for my slabside

I am currently rebuilding an GSXR 750 F 1985 [ Slapside ] and have an option of buying a GSX750F [ Katana or teapot ] 1989 model for cheap,to part out.

What parts could i use off it ?? I need calipers, longer swing arm, speedo drive. and lots of small thingos to long to mention.

Are the wheels and suspension any use to me ?? is the engine same same as the GSXR 750
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 07:00 AM
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Re: Part for my slabside

I probably wouldn't buy a Katana to use as a parts bike for a GSX-R. There are a few parts that might be the same but not very many.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:04 AM
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^ +1, what he said^ ...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:52 PM
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Re: Part for my slabside

Yeah, not much on a Katana would be direct swap and nothing would really be performance update. I'd pick up the speedo drive from the dealer. I picked up one for my 85 two or three years ago so I expect they still have stock today. Calipers can probably be had from the Classifieds on this site and you can probably get a line on anything else you're looking for as well.

Why do you want to lengthen the swing-arm? The 85 was slightly shorter than the 86/87 and is a bit more stable but lengthening it will affect the geometry of the bike.

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