The information here is geared towards katana modifications, in particular GSX-R or bandit suspension conversions but the information here works with many GS models. Better braking and handling is always a plus and the bonus is, the conversions put the katana in a whole new aesthetic light. I have even had some ask me if my bikes are new thanks to the timeless styling of these great bikes.
I built my first katana and posted the progress over a decade ago now I believe, on GSResources where my handle is katman. Since then I have built many bikes and even been honored to have some win show and shine events as well as some being featured in some great motorcycle magazines.
This is the Suzuki katana technical area where you will find information you need to tweak or complete your project katana. The information here is strictly that, information on the many builds I have done. I am not a licensed mechanic and although I have never had any issues with my builds, make sure you have your own worked checked by a professional before heading out on the road. These pages are packed with my experience stripping down and rebuilding these old Suzukis.
Over the many years I have been building Suzuki katana motorcycles, I have picked up some tricks and tips that have saved other time and money. Learn from my mistakes, I made many as I listened to to many on the internet who lead me down the wrong road. Everything contained in these pages are from projects I have done so you can be confident the information is from first hand experience. After a decade of riding the wheels of my builds I am confident in the work I have done.
I built my first katana and posted the progress over a decade ago now I believe, on GSResources where my handle is katman. Since then I have built many bikes and even been honored to have one win first place at a show and shine event. Two of my bikes have been featured in some motorcycle magazines.
I started getting inundated with emails about how to do this or that and what is a good upgrade and what have you. So, I started this website so everyone who was interested in getting these old katanas back on the road looking and handling better could see how I did it. By sharing how I did things maybe I could inspire others to breath new life into their old kats and get more back on the road.
That being said, again, I am not a licensed mechanic, I am a hobbyist gear head, check your own work. If you did find the information on this site helpful and cost saving, please consider a small donation to help keep the site going by clicking on the donation paypal button. Thank you.