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Suzuki GSX600F (Katana 600) numbers

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Suzuki GSX600F specifications

Dimensions and mass
Overall length: 2,135mm (84,1 inches)
Overall width: 745mm (29,3 inches)
Overall height: 1,195mm (47,0 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,470mm (57,9 inches)
Ground clearance: 120mm (4,7 inches)
Seat height: 785mm (30,9 inches)
Dry weight 1988 to 1997: 200kg (441 lbs)
Dry weight 1998 on: 208 kg (458 lbs)

Engine
Engine type: Four stroke inline-four DOHC, air/oil-cooled with SACS, TSCC. 16 valves.
Piston displacement: 599 cc (36.6 cu.in.)
Bore x stroke: 62,6 mm x 48,7 mm
Compression ratio: 11,3:1
Carburetor 1988-1997: Mikuni BST32 x 4
Carbuteror 1998 on: Mikuni BSR32SS x 4
Starter system: Electric starter motor
Lubrication System: Wet sump
Clutch: Wet multi-plate type
Transmission: 6-Speed Constant Mesh
Gearshift pattern: 1-down, 5-up
Drive System: Chain, 118 links
Primary reduction ratio: 1.744
Final reduction ratio: 3.133

Chassis
Frame: double-craddle steel pipe
Front suspension: Conventional telescopic, coil spring, oil damped. 41 mm inner tube, fully adjustable rebound damping (1998 on: 4-step rebound damping)
Rear suspension: Swingarm, progressive linkage, 4-step rebound dampind, 7-step spring preload
Rake: 25,3 degrees
Trail: 99,5mm (3,9 inches)
Front brake: 2-piston calipers, dual disc, diameter 290 mm (11.4 in.)
Rear brake: 2-piston caliper, single disc, diameter 240 mm (9.5 in.)
Front wheel: 3.50 x17 inches, cast alumium-alloy
Rear wheel: 4.50 x17 inches, cast alumium-alloy
Front tyre: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre: 150/70-ZR17

Electrical
Ignition type: Transistorized
Ignition timing: 13° B.T.D.C. below 1500 rpm
Battery: 12V 39.6 kC (10Ah)/10HR
Generator: Three phase A.C. generator
Headlight: 12V 60/55W

Capacities
Fuel Tank (including reserve): 20 ltr (5.3/4.4 US/Imp gal)
Reserve: 5,0 ltr (5.3/4.4 US/Imp qt.)
Oil capacity: 4,7 liter


1988 GSX600FJ specs (click to enlarge):

1988 GSX600F specs
Can anyone tell me why many of the numbers on this brochure are different?


GSX600F performance figures

Model

Year
Max Speed (Prone) MPH
Max Speed (Upright) MPH
Standing Start 1/4 Mile
SEC@MPH
Power
BHP@RPM
Average MPG
(guide)
GSX600FJ
1988
130
125.6
12.36@110.4
75.0@10,700
N/A
GSX600FL
1990
131.5
126.5
12.60@107.5
69.0@9,500
48
GSX600FM
1991
135.5
129.5
12.60@108.0
71.0@10,500
44.5
GSX600FP
1993
130.6
126.6
12.20@109.0
72.0@10,500
52.3



GSX600F service iInformation


Engine

Spark Plugs  

        Standard (1988—1995)

NGK DR8ES

        Hot type (1988—1995) NGK DR8ES-L
        Standard (1996 on) NGK CR9EK

        Hot type (1996 on)

NGK CR8EK

        Gap

0,6 — 0,7 mm (0.024 — 0.028 inch)
Engine idle speed  
        1988 and 1989 UK 1100 +/-100 rpm
        all others 1300 +/-100 rpm
Valve clearance (cold engine)  

        Screw-type valve adjusters

0,10 — 0,15 mm (0.004 — 0.006 inch)
        Shim-type valve adjusters  
                Intake 0,10 — 0,20 mm (0.004 — 0.008 inch)

                Exhaust

0,15— 0,25 mm (0.006 — 0.010 inch)
Cylinder Compression Pressure   

        Standard

9,78 — 14,67 bars (142 — 213 psi)

        Minimum

7,85 bars (114 psi)

        Maximum variation

1,93 bars (28 psi)
Cylinder numbering (left to right) 1-2-3-4


Recommended lubricants and fluids

Engine/transmission oil  

        Type

API grade SE or SF (minimum)

        Viscosity

SAE 10W-40

        Capacity

 

          With filter change

3,8 liters (4.0 US qt, 6.7 Imp pt)

          Oil change only

3,6 liters (3.8 US qt, 6.3 Imp pt)

          Engine overhaul

5,0 liters (5.3 US qt, 8.8 Imp pt)
Brake fluid DOT 4
Fork oil  

        Type

SAE 10 - fork oil

        Amount 1988

460 cc (15.5 US fl oz, 16.2 Imp fl oz)

        Amount 1989 on

478 cc (16.1 US fl oz, 16.8 Imp fl oz)

        Oil level 1988

134 mm (5.28 inches)
        Oil level 1989 on 100 mm (3.93 inches)
Drive chain 20W-50 engine oil (not chain lube)
Cables and lever pivots Chain/cable lubricant or 10W-30 motor oil
Sidestand/centerstand pivots Medium-weight lithium-based multigrease
Brake pedal/shift lever pivots Chain/cable lubricant or 10W-30 motor oil
Throttle grip Multi-purpose grease or dry film lubricant


Miscellaneous

Brake pad minimum thickness To limit line
Brake pedal height 45 mm (1.8 inch) below top of footpeg
Freeplay adjustments  

        Throttle cable

0,5—1.0 mm (0.020—0.040 inch)
        Clutch cable  
                1988—1993 models 4 mm (0.16 inch)
                1994 on 10 to 15 mm (0.4 to 0.6 inch)
Drive chain  

        Slack

 
                Standard 20—25 mm (0.8—1.0 inch)
                Service limit 45 mm (1.77 inch)

        21-pin length

319,4 mm (12.6 inch)
Battery electrolyte specific gravity 1,28 at 20°C (68°F)
Minimum tire tread depth (2)  

        Front

1,6 mm (0.060 inch)

        Rear

2,0 mm (0.080 inch)
Tire pressure (cold)  

        Front

2.27 bars (33 psi)

        Rear

 2.48 bars (36 psi)


Torque specifications

Oil drain plug 20—25 Nm (18—25 ft-lbs)
Spark plugs  

        New plugs

1/2 turn after gasket touches engine

        Used plugs

1/4 turn after gasket touches engine


Model identification


Year and model code Frame numbers (starting frame number)
1988 GSX600FJ GN72A-100001 to 103968
1988 GSX600FJ GN72A-103979 to 104098
1989 GSX600FK GN72A-103969 to 103978
1989 GSX600FK GN72A-104099
1990 GSX600FL GN72A-106385

1991 GSX600FM

GN72A-110633

1992 GSX600FN

GN72A-115034
1993 GSX600FP GN72A-118194
1994 GSX600FR GN72A-121465
1995 GSX600FS GN72A-12371



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