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    How to identify VM32SS carbs

    I have found a couple of numbers on the mounting flange ( 49 and 20) on what I think are VM32SS carbs on my 1100SXZ. Does anyone have any detailed info on these numbers?? The carbs are not CV type and bike is a NZ import that has been in SA for over 20 years.
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    Tye
    Last edited by Tye; 18-09-20 at 12:16 PM. Reason: mistake in detail

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    Aren't the numbers 493 and 20 instead of 49 and 20? It's hard to read the 3 stamp on mine too.
    The number 49320 is I.D.No. for VM32SS of SXZ.
    Last edited by GSX1100SXZ.JP; 18-09-20 at 11:07 PM.

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    Vm32ss

    Quote Originally Posted by GSX1100SXZ.JP View Post
    Aren't the numbers 493 and 20 instead of 49 and 20? It's hard to read the 3 stamp on mine too.
    The number 49320 is I.D.No. for VM32SS of SXZ.
    Thank you for the response, I will have a closer look as I could not see the 3 but given your information it would appear that this is the correct ID numbers.
    My bike was imported from New Zealand over 25 years ago and has been in South Australia since, I am the third owner, it has travelled 19800 km .
    There is no Vin. plate on the head stem but the frame number is stamped in the usual location, there is a label with the Engine and Frame number on it.
    The rims have been changed, front rim is Takasoga 18 x 2.5, rear rim is Excel/Takasoga 17 x 4.25. Spokes are stainless steel.
    Chain guard has a slight notch in it to clear the rear tyre.
    Mufflers have 27mm holes in centre and all exhaust is original.
    I have just fitted 2 new ignition coils as bike had a miss at idle, purchased new genuine Suzuki coils from Mick Hone and this has fixed the miss fire.

    Regards
    Tye

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    Hi Tye, here is the pertinent part of the E27 SXZ parts book with the carb numbers. Carl Coleman, who actually placed the order for SXZs to Suzuki Japan from Coleman Suzuki has a list of the chassis/engine numbers for all the NZ machines and can easily confirm these.

    VM32SS 1.JPG
    VM32SS 2.JPG
    Darryl in E27-land


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    I hope the machine Tye has is a genuine E27, that would be a great part of Katana history to have here in OZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye View Post
    I have found a couple of numbers on the mounting flange ( 49 and 20) on what I think are VM32SS carbs on my 1100SXZ. Does anyone have any detailed info on these numbers?? The carbs are not CV type and bike is a NZ import that has been in SA for over 20 years.
    Cheers
    Tye
    Hi Tye, do you have the frame number and engine number? The Kiwi blokes are able to confirm if it is one of the 20 E27 SXZ.

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    Hi Shin-Ken

    Engine Number GS110X-142008
    Frame Number GS110X-100780.

    I can confirm carbs are VM32SS
    Cheers

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    Hi,
    hopefully I would like to see pictures of your SXZ.
    Cheers

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    Will take some pics tonight and try to upload.
    Regards
    Tye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye View Post
    Hi Shin-Ken

    Engine Number GS110X-142008
    Frame Number GS110X-100780.

    I can confirm carbs are VM32SS
    Cheers
    Hi Tye, Kiwialfa (Darryl) is a good bloke and could be able to help you contact Carl about your SXZ if you are keen to know more about it's history and confirm if it is one of the 20 genuine E27 SXZ shipped to NZ from Hamamatsu. OEM E27 SXZ exhaust had 33 mm outlet, 27 mm are standard Kat exhaust outlet. Exhaust systems don't last forever so the original 33 mm could have been replaced for a few reasons and the 33 mm systems are very difficult to locate and expensive when they are found so a 27 mm system fitted to an SXZ is an option if the pockets are not deep enough for a set of 33 mm pipes.

    Kat OEM 33 mm exhaust outlet.jpg


    Click on the file below for vernier pic of 33mm outlet.

    SXZ Pipe 33.0 mm b.JPG


    E27 didn't have a VIN plate fitted so that is one tick for it being an NZ machine as long as there are no bogged rivet holes for a lost plate. Frame GS110X 100780 is a W.W. frame, tick number two. VM32SS carbs, tick three. Hopefully it could turn out to be a very special Kat in Katanaland! Looking forward to seeing the pics tonight, I'll bet Darryl is pretty keen to eyeball them as well!

    Cheers,

    Glen.
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