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post #41 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-02-2017, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Kudos to you Racerxxx for your attention to detail and dedication. The rebuild looks great.
You probably have thirty hours in your day, or you are minus a Mrs Racerxxx and junior racers because I have my crashed GSXR that is waiting for me to get it back in shape and I find it very hard to allocate enough time to get any real progress done with my three kids and the Mrs in tow.
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Yep, after my divorce I found more time lol. Having parts ready is what slows me down, realized I got the wrong fork seals. Pissed me off, had to reorder. Oh well.

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Finally got the forks built and installed, now front wheel and fit swingarm before it goes to the welder.



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The bike is looking legit dude. Nice work.

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The bike is looking legit dude. Nice work.
Thanks man, Im trying lol

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Look'n Pristine!

Are those the stock clip ons?

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They're aftermarket for 93 gsxr. Front wheel on, rear swingarm fitting this weekend,
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Fitting swingarm and determining where to place rear lower shock blocks before welding them and the extensions into place.
Had to do some mods to the swingarm as well. Im going to paint the rear arm silver. I think too much polishing will be a pain to keep up with. Had to remove old monoshock bearing boss to clear my battery box. Cut the boss off with a sawzall (carefuly lol) That aluminum flap sanding disc went through that clean up like butter, Im amazed.









Ebaying Bandit 1200 rear caliper/bracket/and brake rod to make life easier. Same disc size on 2002 Bandit and 1993 GSXR 750 wheel 240mm diameter.
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This one is not a Kat,
But if you haven't seen this, I thought you might like this

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post #49 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Got swingarm back from welder, it looked like crap. Not even close to a factory weld or finish.
The weld on shock mounts from research now show severe weakening and breakage,sooooooooo

I bit the bullet and ordered a Tracdynamics custom built GS1100 6inch over arm with strong shock mounts. This is a much stronger better looking swingarm than what I was doing, I'll sell the other one.
Here's a pic of one without the shock mounts.



5 weeks from now, I'll get to snowball forward with this build.
Just spent 3/4 of my income tax return....dohh

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Just spent 3/4 of my income tax return....dohh

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Got swingarm back from welder, it looked like crap. Not even close to a factory weld or finish.
The weld on shock mounts from research now show severe weakening and breakage,sooooooooo

I bit the bullet and ordered a Tracdynamics custom built GS1100 6inch over arm with strong shock mounts. This is a much stronger better looking swingarm than what I was doing, I'll sell the other one.
Here's a pic of one without the shock mounts.



5 weeks from now, I'll get to snowball forward with this build.
Just spent 3/4 of my income tax return....dohh
Trac makes a HECK of an arm. One of like 3-4 companies that make solid swingarms. Def money well spent...
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That swingarm is going to look like butter on that bike. I've always loved old Katanas, so this is currently my favourite thread.

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That swingarm is going to look like butter on that bike. I've always loved old Katanas, so this is currently my favourite thread.
Thanks man, it's going to really take off once that arm gets here. Already have the bearings and new spacers ready.

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Hello , l read you post and wondered if you have a swingarm solution yet .
I got one .
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Dude... As much as I HATE to see a beautiful Katana getting altered in anyway. This is going to be one gorgeous bike. Please tell us you have made some progress on this beast...

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Swingarm is bolted in, BUT I noticed a few small holes in some welds after it was blasted for powder coating. It's eating at me. Looks like Im going to pull it back apart and have that fixed and weld in the gussets recommended to make a horsepower beast of it. Im still planning the turbo, so I have to do this right. I hate that I didn't go right in the first place.
Right now getting my girl's bike finished and getting ready for this season trackdays with the other bike.
Also building a house, it's been crazy. I'll revive the thread when I get more time. Thanks yall.

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