The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Rettax3 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:44 am

My old Katana 1100 (now a 1236, I believe) has stainless braided brake lines up front too -I was looking the bike over before taking her out for a couple of good long rides yesterday and today, and I think they put in an adapter at each front caliper, but the lines are direct-fit into the rest of the bike, all the way to the master cylinder -those adapters might even be stock fittings on that bike's calipers, I really don't know, a lot was done to this thing before I got it.

Woody, I like your lines better, but yes, I too am sure there will be no problems with the AN adapters used here -I just want to state again that I think your build (Whiteretta) is coming along great, and looks awesome! :good:


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:39 pm

I had one leak, a misaligned crush washer! But it moves and stops again, and the four wheel disc looks great! It's still having a lot of trouble starting though.

And it really needs a bath...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:42 pm

Rear disc swap definitely pushed the rear wheels out a tad!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 pm

Internal rear bar looking good!

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I also figured I should post my vacuum routing in here too. Best to have it where I can access it easily in case anyone needs a reference.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Just "hanging out" under my car for a few minutes before dinner...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:26 pm

Thanks to info from Tyler, I found how the Achieva SCX bushings are supported! After lots of research, I found the diagram and the part number!

https://www.tonkinonlineparts.com/showa ... odel=15686

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby GT_Indy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 pm

I feel like hose clamps aren't strong enough for that considering I've stripped them easily with a screw driver when changing radiator hoses. lol. Do they hold good?

I hope those are stainless steel.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:12 pm

The 12338017 is the exact number it shows on their diagram, I'm sure it's stronger than your average parts store hose clamp. Another seller on eBay is selling sets of 5 for $9 shipped, so I ordered a pack, and will see how they work!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby GT_Indy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:07 am

whiteretta wrote:The 12338017 is the exact number it shows on their diagram, I'm sure it's stronger than your average parts store hose clamp. Another seller on eBay is selling sets of 5 for $9 shipped, so I ordered a pack, and will see how they work!

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I hope they work out for you!
This is all I can think off for a stainless clamp that might be made stronger if those dont work:
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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby woody90gtz » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:57 am

Yeah, I've been using those t-bolt clamps on mine. I like them a lot better.


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Postby whiteretta » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Good info, I didn't know how well they'd conform to them!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:39 pm

Dual rear sway bars are on!

I also used ES kit # 9.5157R, it's for 20.5mm bars. Fit great!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby GT_Indy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:18 pm

Did you have to drill the 2 holes on each end to mount it?
I have one in storage, I was considering adding it to my 96 to help the soft ride suspension.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:24 pm

On that early style rear axle there is already a slot and bolt hole for the rear bar end bracket. He did the same thing as me though and drilled the slot for a bolt with a poly bushing and clamp.

On the 95-96 you do need to drill two holes in the spring perch, but it's pretty easy. I did that on a different car about 15 years ago. I will say, too, the Addco bar was the single biggest suspension improvement I made. Much more bang for the buck than springs or struts/shocks.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:39 pm

Yep, used the slot and the bolt hole, and lock washer-ed it all on! Testing it out tomorrow. Should be a major upgrade from running just my old hollow bar and my MRZ bar in the trunk too!

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