Looking for a cross reference manual? Kawasaki parts

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by messenger1, Apr 25, 2004.

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    messenger1 Guest

    Can anyone out here tell me if such an animal exists as a parts cross
    reference type book for motorcycles? i.e. a book that shows the sealed rear
    wheel bearings from a 1987 Ninja 900 will also fit a GSXR750 etc? I am
    working on a project that's using different components of several different
    model Kawy's and we don't have the luxury of a large box type motorcycle
    store here, so I am unable to just browse through parts bins to match stuff
    up buykawasaki.com lists parts numbers, but doesn't give the specs on the
    parts, so its hit and miss if that part number was changed by one digit for
    ease of identification or if its actually a different part entirely.

    thanks in advance!

    Tom B
    83 GPz550
    89 ZX6R
    84 KZ750/1105/R project
    messenger1, Apr 25, 2004
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    the fly Guest

    For any caged ball or roller bearings, you can go to a bearing
    supply house or a competent auto parts store. Give them the numbers
    (including suffix letters, etc) off the old bearing, and they should
    be able to match it.
    the fly, Apr 25, 2004
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    messenger1 Guest

    thanks for the reply thefly, but I'm still wondering about the existence of
    such a book? I have seen ebayers wording their ad's as " should fit blah
    years to blah years " according to the cross reference book. however, each
    time I've sent an email asking about where I could get such a book, no
    replies, so does it exist?
    messenger1, Apr 25, 2004
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    John Johnson Guest

    [looking for MC parts cross reference snipped]
    AFAIK, no such thing exists. Usually, when a person says part fits years
    xx-yy, it is because: 1. there were no significant model changes in this
    period. 2. The part is labelled or listed in such a way that when one
    orders it from the dealer, you find out this information. 3. Someone
    else told them this.
    John Johnson, Apr 25, 2004
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