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Suzuki July 23, 2021 posted by

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750: The L O N G Stroke Returns

So, I’m a little older and little fatter now than I was back in 1990. It’s also possible I had a Kenny Powers mullet and wrap around Oakley’s, but that can’t be proven by any of you gear heads.

Look at that side shot- it’s a thing of beauty! All I knew in 1990 was it looked a hell of a lot faster than my mullet and 87 750 Ninja! Plus, all of the kewl kids were riding them so, it had to be the one to get. Can I interest you in a tired Ninja?

1990 Suzuki GSXR 750 For Sale

1990 was a fantastic year for Suzuki GSX-R’s and my beloved Oakley’s. Suzuki revamped the air and oil-cooled power plant and returned to their long stroke 70mm x 48.7mm design as it proved to be a better race platform than the previous years short stroke design. And, if we’re being completely honest here- Who doesn’t like a good L O N G S T R O K E . . . motor?

From the seller:

The 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (L) Slingshot is probably the best of the oil-cooled models while retaining the classic dual headlight, flat head front. It’s a stunning and iconic bike, back then and now.

This one shows 14,982 miles on the clock (713 miles per year- WTF!) and appears to be very well kept.

More from the seller:

I’m the 3rd owner and put <10,000 mi during my 21 years of ownership. The bike was low-sided at low speed in fall 2000 and subsequently restored to its current condition (right side panels and front cowling replaced). Bike comes with original rear indicators, left mirror, original Suzuki air filter, two oil filters, tank bra, Clymer manual, and misc. parts. The bike sports a Vance & Hines header/muffler and was jetted for the original air filter and air box.

I like that the seller is up front about the repairs, but from the images, it was done the correct way and should be a non-issue. The seller is also upfront about his bottom dollar.

Reservation price is $7,000.

At the time of writing, the auction was still at the starting price of $6,000, but since we know the reserve, you know where you need to be if you want to park this 115hp classic in your garage.

For your viewing pleasure, the seller has a video link posted on the auction of the bike running and a quick walk around.

Check it out and let us know your thoughts.

dd

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750:  The L O N G Stroke Returns
Suzuki July 15, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S

7.15.2021: This bike has SOLD in just 5 days! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Suzuki was after some of that V-twin thunderbike love in the 1990’s, and developed the TL1000S which showed some innovative design solutions.  RSBFS reader Michael’s TL1000S has had numerous performance upgrades, only 16,565 miles, and just one owner.

1997 Suzuki TL1000S for sale

Suzuki’s 996 cc twin had a breakthrough cam drive, a chain-driven gear which spun both cams, making the engine more compact and pushing 125 hp.  Multi-port fuel injection reduced driveability issues normally expected in a big high compression twin.  Quite a bit was done to lighten and reduce the mass of the drivetrain, like staggering the transmission shafts and incorporating a compression relief system to allow a smaller starter.  The clutch size was reduced with a system of torque-sensitive ramps to increase clutch action under power, which also provided a slipper action on deceleration, smoothing downshifts.  Suzuki spec’d a rotary shock to help keep the wheelbase under control, but the proximity to the exhaust caused overheating, stiction, and often replacement with a more conventional damper.  The TL had a great-looking supersport fairing, revealing an oil cooler, upside-down forks and a small pillion above the two-into-two exhaust.

Michael has made a close study of all things TL1000S, and upgraded his bike carefully.  Also carefully ridden, it shows 16.5K miles, and looks great in the dark green.  The high points are the intake, exhaust, Power Commander, Racetech prepared forks, Öhlins shock and steering damper, cast iron rotors, Heli-Bars, and new Metzlers – but read through the list and see that just about everything has been improved and/or lightened –

The 1997 models were the most powerful of the TL1000S series. Suzuki later retuned them as sport tourers when they release the TL 1000R. I’m the original owner. The bike is dark green with 16,565 miles. There is one minor scuff on the lower right side of the fender* and right side mirror, due to a tumble when stopped. {edit: I meant “fairing”. In fact, looking more closely today, I think that it’s only the decal which is scratched.} Given the quality of components used, the thoroughness of preparation, this bike is a standout among TL1000’s. The bike has never been tracked but was tastefully modified with the best components available in the day which I will summarize below.

 

Performance –
Indigo Motorsports 50mm stainless steel full, equal length 2-1-2 spring mounted exhaust manufactured by Leo Vince, with carbon fiber oval cans. Front aluminum flange replaced with a welded SS flange to eliminate system droop. System now tucks in close to the engine.
K&N air filter
Airbox vacuum operated flapper valve removed and inlet enlarged to full ID of air filter. Side inlets from front scoops also enlarged. Work done in carbon fiber. I have step by step photos of the modification process and a side by side comparison of the current air box with the original
Original ECU, 32920-02F40 112100-0120 USA (original) replaced under warranty with 32920-02F41 112100-0123 USA (new, per Suzuki)
Dynojet Power Commander
Techtronics Quick Shifter
Suzuki uprated high performance clutch. Kit included springs, friction plates and steel plates
Valves Adjusted around 15,500 miles

Suspension –
Racetech prepared front fork w/Gold valves, uprated springs and Racetech synthetic Fork oil. Inner and out fork bushings, seals and oil changed 500 miles ago
Ohlins Rear shock
Ohlins steering damper mounted to a TL1000S (W) upper triple clamp (purchased new, the “W” means 1998 model year)
Vee Two adjustable rear link w/ increased rear ride height

Brakes –
Braking cast iron full floating rotors F&R. Front rotor carriers are aluminum.
6 piston GSXR-750 front calipers and master cylinders
Goodridge -2 teflon/SS brake lines F&R
Ti rotor and caliper bolts
Ferodo Ceramic metallic brake pads F&R

Controls/Steering –
Heli-bars with SS pinch bolts
Ti triple clamp pinch bolts
Euro right side switch gear with on/off headlight switch

Gearing –
Hard anodized AL rear sprocket w/ original number of teeth
1 tooth fewer countershaft sprocket

Carbon Fiber –
Airtech rear hugger/chain guard in CF
Yoshimura CF front fender
Carbon fiber heel guards and license plate frame



Miscellaneous –
Zero Gravity Windscreen
Zinc plated steel allen bolts replaced with SS cap screws
Fairing mount front turn signals w/o stalks
Twin Fiamm horns
Gel Cell Battery
Factory Suzuki gel seat covered with fabric.
Original saddle as well
Tail cowling included
Lightly stressed bolts (e.g. plastic side covers, fender and hugger) side replaced with AL screws
Front and rear tires (Metzler) replaced about 500 miles ago

Spares Package –
Factory Service Manual (paper binder, not fiche or CD)
2 oil filters
Hand and foot brake levers, clutch lever
1 pr throttle cables
Fuel pump gasket and bolts
Exhaust system springs
Clutch cover Gasket 11484-02F10
Spare Ferodo Brake pads F&R
1 front turn signal
Windshield rubber mounting nuts

Michael asks $4,000 for his TL1000S. Bike is located in Northern California, in Santa Cruz county, about half an hour south of Silicon Valley.

Suzuki saw SBK potential in the TL-S and developed a fully-faired TL1000R for 1998.  They returned to the undeniable GSX-R for racebikes in 2002, but the great-sounding twin lived on in Bimota and Cagiva bikes, and still powers the V-Strom.  The TL1000S might be seen as a V-twin supersport for fans of the brand or budget concious, but at this point has its own forum and book of knowledge.  Michael has made his TL-S very ready for the next owner,  who will be rewarded by the low mileage, single ownership, and extensive upgrades.  Michael asks $4,000 for his TL1000S.

-donn

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S
Suzuki July 15, 2021 posted by

Rescued & Rodded: 1982 Suzuki Katana 1100

Let’s start right out in the open: this is not your ordinary 1982 Suzuki Katana. While the Katana was made available in both 1000cc and 1100cc models (the former with an eye towards homologation for racing), this was originally the smaller of the two – an even liter. But much like the automotive world where there is no replacement for displacement, this owner performed a bit of surgery on his steed, swapping in a GS1100 motor for a bigger bang. And while RSBFS generally tends to post only original examples, the Katana is rare enough today – and the conversion looks solid enough – to allow this one to fly under the radar. At the end of the day this is not likely to bring in quite as much as a fully original Katana, but as a resto-mod rider it might just fit the bill. The seller has a lot to say, and I’ll let him pick it up here.

1982 Suzuki Katana 1100 for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1982 SUZUKI KATANA GS1000SZ

This beautiful 1982 GS1000SZ with a 1983 GS1100SD motor is coming out of my private collection!

It is in excellent condition with low miles! I have owned many Katana’s and GS’s this one is awesome, love to ride this one! The bike has been set up period correct the way it would have been in 1982. Could be easily be converted back to all stock OEM if you could find a stock exhaust.

I have only put less than 1000 miles on it in the last few years and have enjoyed miles. So, I hate say it is time to sell a few bikes!

More from the seller:
The speedometer was replaced. With only about 15K miles she doesn’t need anything, just a new rider! I had tank (fuel tank is rust free) and bodywork painted with new OEM paint so there are no chips, dents, scratches or even scuff markets! The full Vance & Hines exhaust system in perfect condition and sounds awesome, when you start her up it will instantly bring you back to 1982!

The tires only have a few hundred miles on them. The seat is a brand-new custom seat cover black and silver to match the bike and motor! The bike has new brakes (front and rear calipers completely professionally rebuilt), carburetors professionally rebuilt with a stage 3 Dyno-S and synchronized with K&N pod filters (carburetors ultrasonic cleaned), chain, sprockets, fork seals where all replace last year with all OEM parts with very few miles on them! Steel braided brake lines where installed a few years ago!

More from the seller:
The Motor came from a very low miles (3800 miles) 1983 GS1100SD when it made room for a drag motor back in the day. I wanted the 1100 motor and I think it looks awesome with the black motor which is a much better motor!

This Katana looks, runs and rides better then it did when it rolled of the showroom floor back in the day!

Early generation Katanas are wonderful pieces of history. Outrageous styling nearly overwhelms the massive lump of 16-valve, air cooled inline four. This was a brute back in 1982, and the 19″ front hoop, small-ish brakes and antiquated dual-shock suspension highlight how far motorcycling has come in the last 40 years. There was very little that was cutting edge when the Katana hit the showrooms, but it made a massive splash due to the gamble Suzuki took with the styling (credit Hans Muth and his team for the design). Today this is an iconic bike that is instantly recognizable – even when modified.

Today’s example, as recounted by the seller, is a bit of a hot rodded Kat amongst the pigeons. The 1100 motor in black looks fantastic and is a natural fit given that Suzuki also build models in that capacity. Some of the mods might not be to everyone’s liking (polishing, turn signals, tail treatment), but from a go-fast perspective this is right on the retro money. And speaking of money, interested parties need to bring a fair amount. The Buy It Now price for this beast is one buck shy of 13 grand. With Katana pricing on the rise, Summer firmly in full swing and the general condition of the bike, the seller has set the bar high. Offers are welcome, so there may be room to move. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Rescued & Rodded: 1982 Suzuki Katana 1100
Suzuki July 2, 2021 posted by

Original Hot Rod: 1982 Suzuki 1000 Katana

The original Suzuki Katana is one of those bikes that will always stand out from the crowd. Even 40 years later (yes, it has been that long). Today this is still an iconic silhouette that captures the eye – and the imagination. From a performance perspective, the Katana was practically a relic when released. It had an evolution of the mighty 1,000cc air-cooled GS motor, but aside from new-fangled front forks which incorporated crude (by today’s standards) anti-dive circuitry, nothing much was actually new. That is not to call the Katana just another pretty face, but it really was the angular design that made this model stick in the public’s mind. Today, they are very collectable. Which brings us to this nicely restored 1982 model. The seller has a lot to say about the bike and a long list of what was addressed. I will allow him to pick it up from here:

1982 Suzuki GS1000SZ Katana for sale on eBay

From the seller:
For sale out of my personal collection is my beautiful 1982 GS1000SZ Katana. The bike is very, very rare it is one of the first 1000 manufactured #000819. This is where the superbike history begins. If you don’t the History of the 1st one thousand produced, let me know and I will tell you all about it! The bike runs and rides awesome and everything works as it should. Bikes start right up and idle with very little choke needed!

More from the seller:
With only 11285 miles she didn’t need much at all, however, 2 years ago I opted to have it fully restored by RJT Cycles & Restorations. The old girl deserved it. RJT Cycles & Restorations specialize 1980 to 1986 GS and Katanas. They did a spectacular job, it looks as good if not better than the day it left the showroom in 1982. No chips, scratches or even a scuff on the in the original factory painted tank and bodywork, not one chip. With a period, correct Vance & Hines full exhaust in perfect condition and sounds like a symphony when she starts up. It willing bring you right back to 1982 with the push of the start button. The handle grips are original and in perfect condition. The frame was professionally painted with (OEM 13L) specially order from Suzuki in Japan is flawless also with scratches to speak of. RJT Restoration did a fantastic job, it is a piece of artwork!

More from the seller:
I brought in over the winter for service to RJT Cycles & Restorations. They went through the entire bike thoroughly. The carburetors where ultrasonic cleaned and completely rebuilt with all OEM parts. Installed dialed in and synchronized on the bike. They also rebuilt front and rear master brake cylinders and anti-dive until with OEM parts.

While I the care of RJT Cycles & Restorations I took the opportunity to have a lot parts powder coated and polished for low maintenance. Powder coating was done perfectly by Competitive Edge Coating. I hate to see this bike go, but I have enjoyed this piece of motorcycle superbike history immensely for years. It is time for you to give this piece of art work and history a new home and enjoy it as I have.

More from the seller:
Powder Coated parts;
Front Calipers & Bracket
Front & Rear Calipers
Rear Brake master cylinder
Battery Box
Air Box Cover
Fuse Panel
Kick stand
Center stand
Swing Arm & Polished
Torque link Bar
Firing frame

Brand New with zero miles
Tires Front & Back
Brakes Front & Back
Fork Seals
Battery
Oil Change
Brake fluid flashed and changed
Throttle cable
Clutch cable
Choke cable
Brand New Black steel braded brake lines front & rear
So much more!

More from the seller:
This bike has a money back guarantee! I have taken a lot of close-up photos of the good, bad and the ugly so please look at them all very carefully before you bid! The money back guarantee is, you will have 7 days to inspect the bike and if is not as described or is anything less then what is shown in the pictures or as have described you can send it back. However, your deposit is none refundable, and buyer is responsible for return shipping! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Please feel free to make a reasonable offer.

The internet seems to agree that this is one good looking bike, as there are many watchers to the auction. There have been few bids thus far (one at the time of writing), and a reserve that is still firmly in place. There are several days remaining on this one, so it is essentially still all to play for. If you are looking for a NOS museum piece, you might wish to look elsewhere as some of the work done on this magnificent looking Katana utilizes different methods than the factory did 40 years ago. But there is no doubting that it is clean, and overall appears to be in fantastic shape. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Original Hot Rod: 1982 Suzuki 1000 Katana
Suzuki June 27, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750

Update 6.27.2021: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Already the stuff of legend, the GSX-R750 got a substantial revision in 1988, with a higher revving engine, “slingshot” carburetors, and 17-inch wheels.  RSBFS reader Jim’s GSX-R has a professional re-paint and several neat updates.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R750 for sale asking $6,900

Beside the semi-flatside carburetors, the new 748cc engine had larger valves than it predecessor, and hotter cams to operate them.  112 hp at 11,000 rpm was the final result, with max torque of 55 ft.-lbs. of torque measured at a lofty 10,000 rpm.  The enhanced air-oil cooling system on the engine took an extra quart and ran it through a two-stage oil pump and oversize oil cooler.  The revised alloy chassis was substantially more rigid, and added some 15 lbs.  43mm cartridge forks replaced the air-adjustable models but lost their anti-dive circuit.  Brakes remained excellent with a 60-to-zero distance of 122 feet, and the full fairing had the dual headlight looks of an endurance racer.

Jim’s K-model has relatively low miles and looks to have been garaged consistently.  The full Yoshimura exhaust is complemented by a jet kit, and the wider rear wheel makes for a bigger contact patch.  Jim’s comments about his bike:

This is a very clean and unmolested 1989 GSX-R 750. I believe I am the 5th adult owner, previous owner was an engineer in Southern California, and by the previous owner the bike has always been garaged and well cared for. It survived the last 30 years without having its frame polished, being raced or otherwise abused. Low original miles (22,537) and in very nice shape. Few left like this anywhere, truly a classic. It pains me to sell this bike, but it’s time to thin the herd.

Prior to me purchasing it, the previous owner had the bike professionally painted and re-decaled. He said the original bodywork was un-crashed and in good shape physically but suffered from fading and the yellowing you will often seen on the decals. He left the tank and front fender original as they were nice – likewise the solo cowl is original Suzuki paint. They are in excellent shape. Mechanically solid with the carbs just cleaned a month ago, Pirelli Diablo’s are in great shape, almost new RK chain, fresh brake fluid flush and bleed front and rear and also has had a recent oil change. Bike is turn key and ready to ride. Everything works!

It’s very original with a few mods. Period correct Yoshimura Duplex header, a newer Yosh slip on exhaust, Factory Pro Jet Kit, has an 1100 rear shock as well as 1100 gauge surround. Rear wheel is from a 1990 to run a 180 rear tire.

Very hard to find unmolested GSX-R’s of this vintage anymore and prices are going up every year – and I do not think you will find one this nice cosmetically. The bike is located in Maryland near Washington DC and you are welcome to come inspect in person. Bike has a CLEAN and CLEAR Maryland title.

Jim is asking $6,900 for his GSX-R750.

The 2nd generation GSX-R750 weighed a bit more, but with the additional power, the pound/horsepower ratio improved a hair.  Though the model was well on its way to becoming a classic, the J and K years had a lot of nice improvements, and took the AMA SuperBike crown with Jamie James in ’89.  Jim and his previous owners have taken nice care of this GSX-R, and avoided the personalization pitfalls.

Jim is asking $6,900 for his GSX-R750.

Featured Listing – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750
Featured Listing June 10, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing: 1999 Suzuki TL1000R

Update 6.10.2021: Tim listed this bike last year on RSBFS but ended up deciding to keep it. It’s back and now available for $7,000. This now includes new brake calipers (front and rear), as well as both wheel bearings and spacers, ready to be installed — in addition to all the stock parts as well! Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace will cough up examples of Suzuki’s thundering, hairy-chested v-twin superbike bruiser if you really look, but they’re almost never worth a second glance. Generally, they’re wrecked, stretched, rattle canned or all three, and more often than not have been without a title since the Bush administration. The 1999 Suzuki TL1000R you see here is none of those things. In fact, if you’re looking for one, this might be your stop.

It’s a two-owner bike that has been ridden enough to show it was maintained and the bugs were duly dealt with. It looks clean enough to eat off of, and has been treated to an Ohlins rear damper, in place of the notorious factory piece. The seller says it has Penske springs front and rear. It also has Jardine exhaust cans, switched cooling fans, a Power Commander and a toggle switch for diagnostics. The paperwork for the suspension work is present, and the bike comes with a shop manual.

The TL1000R’s history as a race bike is, excuse the pun, checkered, as it didn’t quite measure up to contemporary Ducatis and Honda’s RC51 when it came time to put up or shut up. But the bikes don’t look like anything else on the road at the time, and are known as wonderful, brawny streetbikes and track toys. There’s more than enough power to get yourself into serious trouble, but none of the peakiness of an inline four.

From the seller:

I have 1999 Suzuki TL1000R I am looking to sell. I am only second owner and previous owner was a Suzuki mechanic so it has been adult owned it’s whole life. I have Ohlin’s dampener with Penske spring in back, and Penske racing springs up front. Jardine pipes, upgraded grips, a toggle switch in back that will read the problem codes as well as an auxiliary switch to keep the fans on while bike is turned off to cool oil. I recently rebuilt the original clutch so that is new. I also installed a new drive shaft seal as well as the pushrod seal (the pushrod seal is from an SV1000 and installed backwards…much better fit than the original part as this was a known oil leak issue). Also included are 2 head gaskets, 2 fuel pumps, a crank case gasket, full additional wiring harness and CPU’s, and a full set of shims for the bike. (not cheap stuff). It has just shy of 29k miles. I also have all original parts for it including the rotary dampener and springs, original muffler and additional items for maintenance. It will come with the full mechanic book as well as paperwork for suspension upgrades. It has been very well taken care of and runs perfectly with the power commander.

Seller Tim is asking $7,000 for this beast, which is an immaculate, two-owner machine that represents the pinnacle of the nameplate. Contact Tim by email: tim.morse33@gmail.com

Featured Listing: 1999 Suzuki TL1000R
Suzuki June 7, 2021 posted by

The Vapors – 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

In 1997 one could have walked into the Suzuki dealer and had a choice of GSX-R1100, TL1000S, or GSX-R750 ( even an RGV-250, of course not here ).  Here’s a recently updated SRAD model which has had quite a makeover.

1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD for sale on eBay

The 750 SRAD was an all new model in 1996, with a newly designed engine using a lot of fresh techniques in the casting and cylinder wall treatments, and ram air intakes helped make 128 hp at 12,000 rpm.  The oil radiator was updated to a oil-to-water heat exchanger mounted on the engine, helping reduce the ancillary plumbing.  The RGV-500 racer was the basis for the twin spar alloy chassis, with a swingarm similarly fabricated of cast and stamped pieces.  Width, wheelbase, and weight were trimmed to a compact package with a dry weight under 400 lbs.

Not much in the way of imperfections on this GSX-R, with mostly new chassis bearings, exhaust, paint, windscreen, and expendables.  Many parts have been cleaned with an abrasive slurry which can cause less damage than dry media blasting.  The new owner could clean up a couple of isolated fasteners, but just in between rides.  Comments from the eBay auction:

The 1996 and 1997 models were the last of the carburetor-fed bikes in the GSX-R line. The 1996 was the T model and the 1997 was the V model.

The bike has undergone a light restoration including: a repaint in factory colors (bodywork is original), cleaned tank, new fuel pump, new plugs, tapered steering stem bearings, wheel bearings, powder-coated wheels, new tires (under 100 miles), brake rebuild kits,brake pads, brake fluid, oil change and filter, radiator flush and fill, carb clean, etc. Finding one of these bikes that does not have a polished frame, extended or just completely ragged out is becoming harder and harder. The bike runs flawlessly and will be a great addition to anyone’s collection or as a rider.

Vapor blasting has been done on many of hard to clean parts such as the top triple tree, sprocket carrier, brake carrier, discs, etc. Take time looking at the pictures and you will notice how clean the bike is.

The bike is upgraded with a Micron full exhaust and jet kit as well as stainless steel brake lines. A Lockhart Philips windscreen is installed and the right front turn signal is an aftermarket unit.

The SRAD generation was a winner, if not in WSBK, Suzuki’s engineering made them a force in the World Endurance championship.  And in the showroom, though the seller is right that seeing one in any kind of nicer stock condition has become an event.  More expert fans will have to weigh in, but this restoration seems pretty faithful and the mechanicals have been taken care of as well.

-donn

The Vapors – 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD
Suzuki May 26, 2021 posted by

Canadian Delicacy: 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

The mighty Suzuki RG500 is well known on the pages of RSBFS. Derived as an homage to the RG500 GP racers developed in the 1970s, the Gamma is probably as close to the GP bike as you can get when comparing it across the other big factory two strokes. Utilizing the same twin crank, square four configuration as the racer, the street going Gamma was big, powerful and menacing. It was also fast and quite exclusive – especially if you lived in one of the 50 states that did not officially import this smoker across their borders. Enter the Canadian connection. Our closest border to the north, most of the forbidden fruit known as grey-market bikes came this route. Today’s example is a step further removed, in that it still resides in its native Canada.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1986 RG 500 4 cylinders- THE MOST POWERFUL of the ORIGINAL 2 stroke Motorcycles! and 90lbs lighter than a std RZ 500.. Include current Canada, Quebec Clean title/ownership in my name with SAAQ/CarProof vehicle history and odometer reports from new. + r.d.p.r.m. no liens Certificate

And I can include a Quebec saaq inspection sticker to be road legal here (if sold in my province)…easy to pass the inspection because the bike is run &drive and everything work great

Immaculate condition and excellent example of a 35 years old collectable bike ( one similar in perfect condition like this one…just sold for $ 34000 in Canada!) .*** very good compression steady on all 4 cylinders!

More from the seller:
Only imperfections I could see are inside the OEM front right middle fairing with 2 smalls cracks but PROFESSIONALLY repaired (please look these repairs at the 2 last pictures..the exterior fairing is PERFECT). And I can’t see any aftermarket parts(except top forks valves caps and fuel hoses..that are brand new …with new battery and new carbs kit). ***previously, gas tank always drained + a thin layer of oil inside for no rust spot…please see the picture

The (mostly low-res) photos show a clean and well sorted RG500 that appears to be stone stock. There was some minor bodywork repair that is evident from the back side of the panel, but the outward facing paintwork and graphics appear to be good. There is no service history noted beyond general condition, and it would be interesting to know if the crank seals have been replaced. Two strokes are notorious for seizing (usually at the worst possible moment), and the most common reason for that failure is a lean fuel mixture due to an air leak in the bottom end. The lean condition is doubly catastrophic as the air:fuel ration creates a tremendous amount of heat AND since two strokes mix oil in the fuel to lube bearings, etc, the high temp situation is exacerbated. That is why a leak-down test is paramount before wringing the neck of a 35 year old bike in anger.

Bidding has been pretty constant on this one, and while the bidding is in Canadian dollars, the US equivalent is sitting just below $20,000 USD with reserve still in place. There are still days left to go for this low-mileage wonder bike, which should give you plenty of time to arrange for transport over the border. Bikes this old can skate under DMV restrictions in some states, so best do your homework. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Canadian Delicacy: 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma