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Suzuki January 22, 2022 posted by

2 – 1986 Suzuki GAG50 “Bomber” Editions For Sale!

We’ve posted two, maybe three, of these on the site in our long and storied history- What are the chances there are two for sale at the same time? Yeah, that chance is a whole lot slimmer than me, but I found them and here we are!

First up is this super fine example from Phoenix, AZ-

Make: Suzuki
Model: GAG50 – RB50 or GSX50
Edition: Bomber
Mileage: Not Stated
Price: Open your wallet a little wider
Location: Phoenix, AZ

2 years ago the bike was completely dismantled. All parts were Professionally cleaned, polished and detailed.
Wearable items such as brake pads, fork seals and dust guides ,grips, cables and tires were replaced with Suzuki OEM parts. Carb. was also rebuilt. Complete Re chrome of the exhaust system.
Retains Original Paint, plastics and decals.
Complete Fluid servicing of All systems. When all work was completed, the bike was put inside my house and remains there in the condition shown and described.
Cosmetic Flaws : the seat has a slight discoloration on a (small area 1×2) , and there is small amount of spider web cracks around a few of the windshield fastener screws. which are on the windscreen itself.
All of the Original Plastics and finishes on Everything else, are Superb. Not Flawless, nor Perfect.
Much time and effort has been taken to leave the bike as original as possible.
In the last 5 years there have Only been maybe 6 or so sold.
Prices as high as $15,000 and as low as 6,000.The average condition and price is 10k.
I consider this example to be above average.

You know the old saying “If you have to ask for the price, you probably can’t afford it”? I guessing that applies here, but there’s also another saying “Buy once, cry once!” Which carries a lot of weight when purchasing rare motorcycles- don’t you agree?



“I went from Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas.” -Steve Miller Band.

The second one will be sold at the Mecum Auction next week. Mecum put their IT folks to work and blocked my smooth brain from copying and pasting their pictures, but with a nasty work flow, I managed one for you.

Make the jump here to the Mecum Auction

Mileage: 875
Price: 2022 Crazy Auction Price
Location: Las Vegas, NV

This one seems to suffer from the dreaded JDM corrosion on the swing arm and lower frame. It also has a few more bumps and bruises than the Phoenix machine, but I suspect this one is unrestored and is in it’s original state. Which do you prefer?

If you follow some of the larger online auction sites you’ve seen the astronomical sale prices on motorcycles. If you’re in the market for a GAG50 and have been specifically jonesing for a Bomber edition now is your time. My thinking is you’re better off biting the bullet on the Phoenix machine because once the Mecum machine runs over the auction block, the Phoenix machine will cost you a lot more.

What do you all think?

Oh, almost forgot the gear head deets- The GAG50 Bombers weigh 141 pounds dry and crank out a robust 5hp at 7,000rpms. They have a single hydraulic front disc and are streetable with all the required lights.

I read a few articles and it appears parts are scarce, but not unobtainable.

Parts on eBay

There are also plenty of online GAG50 support groups out there, but most of them are located in Europe and Asia.

Cheers!

doug

2 – 1986 Suzuki GAG50 “Bomber” Editions For Sale!
Suzuki January 17, 2022 posted by

Upsizing – 1985 Suzuki RG500 in Australia

Update: this listing expired overnight, but is still worth a look !  Push “See original listing”  -donn

Most RG500’s seen on RSBFS chronicle the lucky-if-you-can-hang-on 500 two-stroke, but this Aussie example has been bored out to 570cc and well equipped to handle the extra ponies.  It’s finished in a very good dub of Heron Racing’s 80’s livery, and looks just about flawless.

1985 Suzuki RG500 ( Australia ) for sale on eBay

Suzuki had delayed the road-going RG500 until GP technology had moved on a bit ( and engineers had also wrapped up their work on the GSX-R750 ) but it was still heralded as a race bike for the road.  Its 95 hp were a revelation for a ride weighing under 400 lbs., though the square four’s airboxes filled out the fairing.  Using a small cross section alloy chassis, Hamamatsu carefully engineered the RG500 to handle the power, along with air adjustable forks with anti-dive.  Smallish 260mm brakes and staggered 16 and 17-inch wheels were along the smaller, lighter line to quickness.

Evidently built and imported from England, this RG500 shows beautifully and has some later, larger brakes to go with its additional horsepower, and lightweight modular Astralite wheels.  Not quite sure what year this animal is, but there’re no significant differences over the three model years.  Suzuki had their own Skoal livery for a few limited editions, but this more faithful replica has a bit more flash.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Well this is a hard one as I absolutely LOVE this bike.
Bike was built in England and I have many many receipts, can’t remember when she was brought into Australia but it was a long time and has been previously registered in WA, so no issues there.
The bike is now a 570 with Jim Lomas pipes, Astra Light Wheels and bigger brakes etc, all of the original parts paper work and workshop manual go with the sale.
Plastics are all original Suzuki, also have the original pillion seat.
I ride this bike at least twice a month and it absolutely beautiful to ride, I am fortunate enough to have two RG’s and this is my favorite but due to downsizing she has to go.
This bike is an absolute show stopper and I doubt you will see another one like her, irreplaceable in my mind. 

Team Heron was contracted when Suzuki took a break from a works GP team, and had some significant success with factory support.  They even commissioned a series of – carbon fiber chassis and swingarms – which gave the fire breathing lump a stable if all-enclosing platform.  Suzuki’s Skoal livery was a tribute to the team’s efforts, and appeared on a few different models.  Nice to hear this example is ridden regularly, and looks so great even so.  The ask is right up there and the post-transaction costs won’t be insignificant, but could be a smart investment given the current market.

-donn

 

 

Upsizing – 1985 Suzuki RG500 in Australia
Suzuki December 22, 2021 posted by

Schlittenglocken – 1984 Suzuki GSX750E in Germany

The 1984 Suzuki catalog had all kinds of wildness – the S3 Katana, RG500, XN85 Turbo, and could even be said to include the Bimota SB4S.  The all-purpose GSX750E benefited from all that genetic material but dressed down to a UJM.  This almost perfect example begs for a friend’s DHL account number, to get it here in time to hang some sleighbells.

1984 Suzuki GSX750E ( Germany ) for sale on eBay

The GSX had Suzuki’s newer four valve engine, with 9.6-to-1 compression and 84 hp.  50 ft.-lbs. torque spoke through a 5-speed transmission, with a pieplate-sized clutch cover stretching the steel twin cradle chassis.  Light looking cast wheels held 16-inch front and 17-inch rear tires.  Triple 275mm disks rate Suzuki’s anti-dive system, and should be able to handle anything the 456 lbs. GSX can muster.  Just the airbox and battery are hidden by the sidecovers, everything else is free for the asking.

Somehow hidden away near the Austrian border, this Suzuki doesn’t appear to have half of its 10,115 miles.  Preparation ( or maybe just preservation ) is at a very high level, without any extraneous polishing.  At 37 years, it’s over any discussion of ownership or maintenance, and a nice walkaround video is – here – complete with German synthesizer band soundtrack.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Complete ready to go motorbike, with:
– 2 original ignition keys
– 2 original frame lock keys
– original underseat toolbox.
 
Never damaged/crashed/repaired/refurbished or rebuild motorbike, extremely rare to find, really rarely saved condition for the motorbike, ideal for museum or jeans shop window, fancy stuff shops, coffee bar, etc (it is in so nice condition that is pity to drive it) – looks like has just came from a production line in Hamamatsu !
Who collects motorbikes, here’s a piece of history in its best shape.

Bidders will have to factor careful shipping into their purchase, though having this GSX on display next to some other vintage Suzuki’s would certainly fill out the showroom.  The seller is right that the road wouldn’t be right for this example, maybe just a blast down a private airstrip occasionally.

-donn

Schlittenglocken – 1984 Suzuki GSX750E in Germany
Suzuki December 15, 2021 posted by

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!

1987 GSX-R 750 for sale on eBay!

Make: Suzuki
Model: GSX-R
Displacement: 749cc
Location: Miami, FL
Mileage: 25,300
Price: $8,000 obo

It’s always nice to see an older GSX-R leveled up and looking good. This one appears to be a pretty nice – survivor – rider – usable – restore-able kind of machine.

The seller states it is an all original bike, runs great and I’m happy to see the original buyer opted for the cheese grater exhaust.

Seeing these older machines with the stock exhaust always makes me smile because, as we all know, 99.9% of them were outfitted with a Yoshi or V&H can. It looks like this one escaped with only a V&H sticker- Whew! Thank you 8# Baby Jesus.

Some notes from the eBay ad
1987 Suzuki GSXR750 low mile original bike. In excellent condition.
They’re getting harder and harder to find like this especially in this state. Prices are climbing steadily.
Right now this and the 1100 are two of the most collectible bikes out there.

Not to poo poo on the ad, but there are a couple of CBR 900rr’s over on BAT snickering right now.

Anyway, back to the GSX-R at hand and a little more from the seller:

DO NOT bid, make offers or press buttons if you’re not absolutely sure you’re buying it.

Your purchase is not subject to ANYTHING after you buy.

ANY questions, inspections, viewing, test drives etc. are welcome BEFORE PURCHASE ONLY!!!!

Buttons, button . . . where did I put that button? Oh! Here it is-

Woops! That’s not a button that’s the manual choke!

In all seriousness- this does look to be in great shape and a true survivor. Everything looks to be in tact and I’m probably most impressed with the bodywork and how it has survived 35 years in an (assumed) uncontrolled environment. I do need to make note of the front brake calipers . . . Looking at those might as well be a baby screaming behind me on an airplane ride from LGA to LAX.

Interested in hitting the BIN button? Check this one out here!

See ya!

dd

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!
Suzuki December 12, 2021 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

Currently, sitting at a $6,000 bid and inching closer to the $7,500 BIN price is this first year GSX-R 1100.
The pictures tell the tale of this 35 year old machine. While it’s not a museum piece or a garage queen I’d definitely call it a “rider”. Is it perfect? No, but neither are you or I 🙂
Much like Cartman and this GSX-R 1100, I consider myself to be “festively plump”

There! I ripped off the band-aid for you and all of the world to see. Okay, so it has a few bumps and bruises or shall we say it has some history? Whatever you want to call it, it’s not bad for a 35 year old machine that you can hop on, ride and grin like Alfred E. Neuman on the cover of Mad Magazine.

A little from the seller:
1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 24,278 original miles. This is the first year of the iconic GSX-R 1100 and is highly collectible. Has the original bodywork, forks, brakes, shock, wheels, carbs, air box, etc. The windshield is a new as is the seat cover and solo seat pad. There are some minor scratches and cracks noted on the bodywork consistent with a very well cared for 35 year old sport bike. No dents or dings in the tank, frame, swing arm, etc. It also has the coveted rear solo seat cowl. Best of all, it recently had the front forks, rear shock, and carbs rebuilt. All fluids where changed (oil and brake fluid), carbs were synced and new Pirelli Angel GT tires installed. All work professionally done by former Suzuki factory race mechanic and receipts included. Will include a very rare factory Suzuki badge that was included when the bike was originally sold in 1986. Bike starts, runs, and handles like new. All lights, gauges and controls work as they should. Needs nothing. Ready to ride.

Isn’t that a spiffy little trinket? You can put that on your Levi’s blue jean jacket, cruise your local strip and “bark” with the period correct Vance and Hines Supersport header that comes on this one.
If my memory serves me correctly- these have 130hp and weigh around 450# dry. I can say I’ve never thrown a leg over one of these, but I can only imagine that these are a handful! 130hp coupled with 18″ wheels wrapped in bologna rinds for tires has to be a lot to tame- Just a guess!?

Still have your Levi’s blue jean jacket, Oakley’s and a pair of black Reebok hi-tops? Then step right up because the answer to your mid-life crises has arrrived.

Check it out out here!

Cheers!

Doug

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!
Suzuki December 2, 2021 posted by

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale!

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale on eBay!

I like to look at pictures. Do you like to look at pictures? Good- have a seat and feast your eyes on this 2 Stroke goodness.


 

From Mr Two Stroker
1990 Suzuki RGV250SP2. My rare RGV250SP2 which I have owed since March 1991 is up for sale from my collection. As the second owner I imported this bike from the original owner back in 1991 and therefore it’s not all corroded and oxidized like many Japanese imports of this age. For those who are no familiar with this rare SP2 model, it was only made by Suzuki in limited numbers for a few years. It’s a Japanese SP model bike with one big difference. The SP2 model came with the same gear ratios as the street non SP model. It did not have the tall SP racing transmission. But everything else was identical to the SP1 model, dry clutch, bigger carbs, and fully adjustable suspension, used on the SP1. I have spent a small fortune on upgrades for this bike. Many upgrades that are no longer available.

I totally rebuilt the engine less than 1,000 miles ago. New Pistons, rings, Crank seals, water pump, dry clutch upgrades, VHM O-ring high performance heads. The cylinders were ceramic recoated and lightly ported by my old friend Stan Stephens back in the UK. Ceramic coating is harder and more durable than Nikasil plating. Aftermarket billet power valves installed. It has the bigger SP carburetors on it with the Suzuki full SP jetting kit set up. Air box modifications. I put a UK made Pace high performance radiator on. This is a thicker high quality racing Rad. Not some cheap Chinese aftermarket product. That with silicone radiator hoses. Bike has a full power UK black box. All with a beautiful set of Lomas stainless steel pipes with carbon silencers.

For handling I installed a Tyga triple clamp, Sansei handle bars, racing 300mm Italian made front disk with 6 piston calibers, and 19mm front master cylinder. Brakes are phenomenal. Front suspension is fully adjustable and had been reworked by PPS. The back has a beautiful Penske fully adjustable rear shock, Wave rear disk. I just rebuilt the rear caliber, steel braided brake lines throughout. Installed, at a high price, custom made light weight magnesium rims front and back from Dymag. Tyga rear sets, steering damper, were added along with a new MPH speedo! It has almost unused Michelin Pilots tires on it, that are old and should be replaced.

I recently did a brake fluid flush, trans oil change, new coolant, new plugs, new battery, New petcock, Ultra sound carb cleaning. Bike was sitting in my collection and hasn’t been used in years.

Bike has a lot of titanium, stainless and aluminum nuts and bolts, Carbon front and rear fenders, Aluminum front fairing stay.

I have a Tyga unpainted rear tail section on it. Custom shock reservoir holder. The front fairing are the originals from 1990! They have some chips and minor cracks in them. Not the best of shape but still fine. Tank has a small ding in it that was there when I bought the bike in 1991. I was going to put a new Tyga front fairing on it. Have it all pained to look like a museum piece, but decided after 10’s of thousands of dollars, I’m not spending any more on I bike I no longer ride. It needs to go to someone who will appreciate and ride it.

This bike is ready fast with some of the best aftermarket parts that were available at that time. It’s ready to go and comes with a current valid California plate and title! I loved riding around on this bike, but after 31 years it’s another bike in my collection that I must sell. At my age, I’m getting to the point I’ll be hauling round on a motorized wheelchair rather than on a super-fast 250!!

 

I think I need a cigarette now, but I must confess- I usually look down my nose at heavily modified machines. However, not so much on this one. What’s different you ask? Lets start with the drool worthy Dymag wheels. Wooooo doggy!
How about we throw in a race worthy Penske shock, ceramic coated cylinders and full power chip? Had enough yet? Okay, it’s outfitted with some tasty TYGA carbon and aerospace grade aluminum bits and bobs too.

These make around 60hp, but the power band to make that power resides in a pretty narrow stretch of RPM’s. Usually, hitting between the 8-11,000 range for peak power. I bet those Lomas Shotgun’s scream “FU!” when you get on the pipe 🙂

Let’s look at some more pics shall we? Thank you! I don’t mind if I do.


Clean, tastefully modified, well sorted, definitely rare and most certainly one of a kind!

Step right up and don’t be shy (The Tubes 82′) –

Check out this 1990 Suzuki RGV250SP2 here!

Cheers!

Doug

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale!
Suzuki November 1, 2021 posted by

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale!

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

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Sorry, I got a little flustered and had to count to ten. Seriously though, cell phones can take great photos if you push the correct buttons. However, screen shots of photos are never your best marketing bet. #JustSay’n

Machine: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Slingshot
Miles: 21,570
Gearbox: 5 Speed
Ponies: 140-ish
Tires: Not phat enough
Cooling: Oil and air (if you’re moving)
Rare: No
Cool: Most definitely
Location: New Jersey

From the seller:
Suzuki GSXR 1989 1100 Slingshot. All original number matching bike. Tires, brakes, clutch and all fluids have less than 100mi. I have the passenger seat also. Bike runs and drives excellent. Carbs just rebuilt and new battery was just installed. Frame was polished years ago and still looks decent. Has some aging on solo seat top pad and clear peeling on solo seat stripe, top only. Some scuffing on tree top where keys rub (normal). Please see pictures. Will not answer emails asking about low ball offers or trades of any kind. The air box is not available… Been looking for one for a long time. This is a rare bike which offers a great investment! Slingshots are hard to come by so don’t miss out on bidding for this 9 out of 10 killer bike.

There- That’s all you wanted to see anyway 🙂

It’s pretty hard to tell from the pictures supplied, but this one looks to be a touch lower than “9 out of 10 killer bike”. I’m thinking 7, but again, you’ll never know unless you visit New Jersey. Other than the flat slide carbs the coolest thing about this machine is it’s being offered without a reserve so, there could be a lucky buyer. Currently, it’s sitting at $3,000.

Let’s fire up the discussion and see what you all think of this big Gixxer.

Place your bid HERE!

Cheers,

dd

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale!
Suzuki October 3, 2021 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf For Sale!

I know smokers have been plentiful as of late, but seeing a Walter Wolf RG250 for sale is a tad bit more rare. What I mean by “rare” is Dan Crouch 12oz Filet Mignon Rare!

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf For Sale on eBay!

Since it’s Sunday Funday I figured I’d entertain all of you young whipper snappers with some old skool kool motorcycle music.
Once again, Smoke’em if ya Got’em! Ring a Ding Ding!

 
There really is nothing quite like the smell of Techniplate and VP C12 in the morning to kick start your day 🙂

As with most JDM 2 strokes, they have succumb to some sort of oxidation and *may have accumulated some bumps and bruises in their time. This WW RG250 is 35 years old and the seller lays it all out for you.

Here’s what they have to say-

From the seller:

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf

Oil injected two stroke twin cylinder 250 with a 6 speed. Never sold in the US, I bought this one in Japan and imported it a few years ago.

Not a show piece, but a very solid rider. I commute 40 miles on it a few times a week. Tons of compression, everything works as it should (except the gas gauge), no leaks, runs awesome. Newer tires, forks just rebuilt with stiffer springs, CBR300 shock, carbs rebuilt, new battery, new voltage regulator, belly pan is new and aftermarket. Has Mikuni flat slides with pod filters. I have the air box and left mirror (glass is missing). Has some oxidation issues from living near the ocean its whole life, which I tried to show in the photos. Tank is clean. 11,000km, which is about 6,800 miles.

It’s absurdly fun to ride.

The upside on this machine is it’s not a museum piece, has low miles and is ready for you to rip around town on. At the time of writing, the opening bid was a mere $2,394.00 with the reserve (obviously) firmly in place.
If you’re not familiar with Walter Wolf and the mark he left on the racing world you can read more about him and his legacy here. I know he left some other legacy’s, but we’ll skip that discussion and focus on this ready to ride smoker.

If you’re interested in getting your feet wet in vintage 2 strokes, this one might be your ticket for entry. Need more convincing? Check out this one here!

Cheers!

dd

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf For Sale!