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    Senior Member CAN odin1's Avatar
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    ebay Kat up for grabs

    I found this in my in box this morning. I thought my Kat brothers would enjoy.


    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/274041089117...&ul_noapp=true



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    Thanks Odin and the price in US Dollars is up there and out of my range and hope someone will purchase the Katana.
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    The ad states:
    What made the E27 SXZ1100 stand out from the regular katanas were:
    Spoked wheels (wire wheels) with an 18 inch rear wheel.
    More powerful front brakes.
    Mikuni round slide oval bore VM32SS carburettors.
    Larger 33mm bore mufflers.
    Performance camshafts (possibly manufactured by Yoshimura).
    Upgraded clutch.
    Chrome-moly round swingarm.

    The brakes in the pictures look stock to me. Is there a difference and if so what are they?

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    Hey Glen there is the 27 spanner you've been looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davegw View Post
    Hey Glen there is the 27 spanner you've been looking for.
    Hi Dave, thanks for the tip mate. I scored a new one of those recently. Hhmmmmmm, to good to use so straight to the pool room with it and leave the Sidchrome 27 mm in the tool roll.

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    Hi Tom, I am sure Darryl once mentioned the Kiwi "Upgraded Brakes" for the E27 were the squared off body shape front calipers and pads from the then soon to be released GS1100G. Reports of the time indicated pads in the GS1100G had a greater surface area compared to the pads in the SZ round body shaped calipers. I don't know how accurate that claim is however, Darryl may be able to help out in this if I have got it wrong. The calipers in the photo are the stock round body type SZ so maybe South Africa arranged something else with Suzuki just like they did with the Moly Pipe swingarm.

    Cheers.
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    This vehicle is not E27, is this? This is a SA SXZ,isn't this?
    I think that SA SXZs are not same specification as E-27. The SA SXZs have standard front calipers. The exhaust pipe of this SXZ looks like for 750 in JDM. And the chain guard is not original too. But I think this is a valuable vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shin-Ken 1074 View Post
    Hi Tom, I am sure Darryl once mentioned the Kiwi "Upgraded Brakes" for the E27 were the squared off body shape front calipers and pads from the then soon to be released GS1100G. Reports of the time indicated pads in the GS1100G had a greater surface area compared to the pads in the SZ round body shaped calipers. I don't know how accurate that claim is however, Darryl may be able to help out in this if I have got it wrong. The calipers in the photo are the stock round body type SZ so maybe South Africa arranged something else with Suzuki just like they did with the Moly Pipe swingarm.

    Cheers.
    Thanks Glen Yes, I now remember something about the GS1100G calipers which have pad that have a larger surface area.
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    The 25 examples of E27 specification SXZ were a genuine Suzuki import to South Africa.

    The following quote from New Zealand offers some details on the Kiwi and Saffer E27 SXZ Kats:

    Suzuki Katana SXZ Mikuni VM32SS Carb detail Twenty units of the E27 where delivered to South Pacific Suzuki Distributors (Colemans) as 20 units were the minimum required to homologate the machines as production motorcycles rather than racing specials under the rules of the New Zealand Autocycle Union -then the governing body for motorcycle sport in New Zealand. The GSX1100SXZ was crowned the overall 1981/1982 NZ National Production Champion (riders Dave Hiscock, Neville Hiscock and Robert Holden), but failed to win the 1981 Castrol 6-Hour, Suzuki's only Castrol 6-Hour loss for 5 years. 25 more units of the same E27 spec SXZ machines were built by Suzuki and exported to South Africa.
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    Yeah, very nice looking bike.
    All the right items, wire wheels, chrome Molly swing -arm etc.

    But I too question the "larger33mm exhaust".

    JDM units I've seen were restricted to 21.5mm.
    Aust delivered exhaust is 26.5mm. The photo looks like it's a small apature to me - 21.5!

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