katana tech
   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.
     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.
     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.
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Converstion Parts Here

 Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017
You can buy conversion parts on the Katana Parts site.
     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.
     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.
     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.

Welcome to the Katana technical pages. This site is the result of my years of experience upgrading 1982 and 1983 GS750 / 1100 Katanas with wheels, suspension and brakes to more modern versions. The site also has other information of interest to both Katana and other GS owners.

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WARNING Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017
   Information on this site is my personal experiences and experiments with modifications. I am not a licensed mechanic. Any changes to handling, braking or anything else described on this site are for entertainment purposes only. I do not recommend that anyone make changes to their motorcycle without checking with a licensed professional.

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