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Suzuki October 28, 2012 posted by

1990 oil cooled red-white Gixxer – in Germany

The Suzuki GSX-R 750 is among the most sought after super bikes of the late 80s and synonymous of sportiness. Especially so, if the colors are like the ones of this almost pristine sample found in Germany:

The bike has less than 9000 km which is really rare for this particular version. The seller describes and documents well the condition of the bike:

Suzuki GSX R 750 with original mileage of 8088 km

One of the last oil cooled with genuine 8088 km. The vehicle is in an almost new condition, was deregistered in 2002 because of death and only now brought back to life. The oil is changed, engine running, makes no noise, the machine moves.

TÜV should be no problem.

The tires are on her profile as new, but according to DOT from the 1998.

The conversion parts for passenger seat. bracket, screws and trim are of course included.

The bike has a scratch on the exhaust, and also on the panel below (under the word “Marlboro”).

Brake and radiator fluid should be changed and cleaned the carburetor. The bike in a collector’s condition and will certainly get appreciation.

Papers, ie vehicle papers, 2 items, the bike was over 20 years in one hand!

As mentioned above the bike needs a service and cleaning the carburetors should improve the sleepy behavior of the motor that you can appreciated here below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SNolysxHaNc

I must say that I love the colors on the GSX-R and that single seater unit looks the business.

The current bid is around 1700 $. I guess that the bids might go up to about 4k Euro.

If you are interested to know more or place a bid (the bike will be delivered across Germany for a price within 190 Euro), click on the eBay listing link below:

1990 Suzuki GSX R 750 for sale on eBay Germany

Claudio

Sport Bikes For Sale December 22, 2011 posted by

Littly Bitty Gixxer: 1988 Suzuki GSX-R 250

For Sale: 1988 Suzuki GSX-R 250

Here in the RSBFS corporate office, Christmas shenanigans are in full swing. Hey look Rem – I wrote up a gixxer! Sure, I had to go to the Land Down Under to find one, and it is “only” a 250 at that – but I finally beat Rem to the GSX-R punch!

From the seller:
RARE GSXR 250 REGO TILL 12TH SEP 2012
EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE MODEL IN ABOVE AVERAGE CONDITION FOR ITS AGE (88 MODEL) WITH ONLY 20,000KM (12500 MILES)
That was the Good now the bad
Has been dropped at some stage but only very light damage to original exhaust and barely noticeable minor scratches to fairing, carbies need a tune as bike was sitting for over 10 years in shed, recently registered and now for sale ,This bike is registered as a race bike in NSW PJB96,

NOW FOR BUYERS INTERESTED IN THE US: As this model was never released in the United States and only limited numbers were made im listing this on EBAY US so all you collectors out there have a chance to own a piece of gsxr history, If purchased at the buy it now price bike can be delivered to either SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE TO AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMPANY THAT YOU MUST ORGANIZE AND PAY FOR YOURSELF, Delivery is only to these 2 cities at the buy it now price!

There are not a lot of pictures of this bike in the ad, but the seller does quote a decent amount of specs for the model:

From the seller:
The Suzuki GSX-R250 is a motorcycle that was manufactured from 1987 to 1990 by suzuki A couple of years after the presentation of the GSXR750 the 250 cc GSX-R250 was released. Like the larger bike, the GSX-R250 had a box-frame (steel, not aluminum), full fairing, Full-floater rear swing and a four-cylinder four-stroke engine. But while the GSX-R750 engine was air and oil-cooled, the baby brother had a liquid-cooled engine. Not many examples are seen outside Japan. 17-inch cast wheels and 300 mm twin disc brake at the front. The GSX-R250 had impressive power and was made primarily as a road legal 250 cc racing bike reaching speeds of 200+km/h (124 mph). Imported specimens may be seen in Australia and New Zealand . Also, around 350 units were imported to Denmark around 1989 to 1992.

Model
Engine type: Water-cooled inline-4 DOHC 4-stroke, 16-valve
Cylinder volume: 248 cc
Bore and stroke: 49,0 x 33,0 mm (1.929 x 1.299 in)
Power output: 45 PS (32.6 kW) at 15,000 RPM
Torque: 24 N·m (18 ft·lbf) at 15,000 RPM
Fuel capacity: 16.0 litres (2.0 litres reserve)
Starting system: Electric start
Ignition type: Full transistor
Transmission type: 6-speed constant mesh
Gearshift pattern: 1-down, 5-up
Secondary drive type: Chain
Clutch type: Wet multi-plate
Frame type: Steel box type
Front suspension: Telescopic
Rear suspension: Full-floater
Overall length: 2000 mm (78.7 in)
Overall width: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Overall height: 1105 mm (43.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1370 mm (53.9 in)
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 in)
Dry weight: 138 kg (304 lb)
Front tyre size: 100/80-17
Rear tyre size: 130/70-17
Front wheel size: 2.50 x 17 in
Rear wheel size: 3.50 x 17 in
Front brake: Dual-piston twin disc, diameter 300 mm (11.81 in)
Rear brake: Single disc, diameter 250 mm (9.84 in)

Here is a cool video from a Japanese rider on a track day at the Fuji Speedway short course. These little 250s can really zing up the RPMs! If your local roadcourse is short and twisty, this could be your weapon. Sure looks fun to me.

This auction is on right now, and your chance to own a pretty rare machine is here. Perfect for Christmas, this gem is apparently ready for shipping. There is a $2k opening ask, and the BIN for this bike is set at $4,000 (plus shipping). All in all, that is not bad money for a quarter liter rocket that never made it far beyond the borders of Japan! For all the details and to check in on the action, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and hopefully I don’t end up with a lump of coal in my stocking for stealing this Suzuki off of Rem’s plate!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale September 13, 2011 posted by

Little Gixxer: 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 400

For Sale: 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 400

The 400cc class is a very interesting one for RSBFS staff. If its not an import smoker, then a micro-light four stroke is the next best thing. And while we see the CB-1, NC27 and FZR400 relatively often, the GSX-R 400 is a little bit more rare.

This bike looks suspiciously like this one posted by Ian on RSBFS last year. As such, I will quote liberally from our resident mini-Gixxer scholar:

In a perfect world I like more info on grey market imports but you have to work with what you have. I said project earlier because this bike will really take a good looking over and probably some amount of disassembly to make sure everything is cool. Would you ride on a bike that old without seeing everything with your own eyes? Once it is broken down it will take a little work to track down the needed parts. I personally enjoy this detective work during rebuilds. You will head into the garage in the Fall and emerge in the Spring with a nice unique little bike. There might not be too many willing to take that sort of project on so you might catch a deal on the auction (depending if a reserve is set of course).

From the seller:
THIS I A VERY RARE RUNNING BUT NEED CARB CLEAN SITTING FOR SIX MONTHS GSXR 400 86

Things too look for on a baby GXR-R: Corrosion is the big fly in the ointment with many Japanese import bikes- and the 400cc Gixxer is no exception. Expect to find rampant deterioration on engine cases and cockpit area (triple clamps, instrument cluster, etc.). Carbs are another source of annoyance; there are multiple rubber pieces in each carb, and these tend to decay over time. As the bits of rubber make their way into the intricate passages of the carb, the bike will begin to run poorly – and then not at all. For a bike like this that has been sitting, a complete carb rebuild (not a simple clean-out) is a must.

This bike definitely has some needs – new tires are mandatory, as is a carb rebuild and some new plastics. For the effort you will end up with a striking machine that is rare and unique; perfect for the street (if titled) or track days (get ready for jealous looks from all those pitted nearby). The seller is asking $2,800 OBO on this one, and if you are willing to do a little work there might be a Gixxer on the cheap for your collection. Good luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale April 13, 2011 posted by

A Pampered Old School Gixxer: 1987 GSX-R1100

A Pampered Old School Gixxer: 1987 GSX-R1100

Nothing super exotic here, just a clean, low mile example of a stock 1987 GSX-R100.  In a world of SP’s, RR’s and Italian exotics something like this may seem a bit boring.  If you have shopped for a clean early model GSX-R though you know these can be just as rare.  If you do find a half way decent one it usually has had its’ share of mods.  Clean and stock is rare indeed.

Clean and stock is exactly what we have here.  I still find it amazing when I see a bike this old and they haven’t even put a pipe on it.  I respect their restraint.  I’d have to own two, one  to mess with and one to hide away.

Auction details:

1987 Suzuki GSXR 1100. I bought this new at Mike’s Suzuki in Milwaukie Oregon in 86.  The bike is 100% stock except for the tires which I replaced last summer because the originals had developed a flat spot from sitting. The bike suffered a slight fall from a standing position when I parked on a  hill. My brother was standing close by when the bike started to fall, so he was able to slow the fall but it fell low enough to touch the lower right panel (see picture) and that scratched the white paint and blue sticker. The white painted  area has a  discolored spot a little larger than a half dollar. I had a new sticker put on but it is starting to lift a little because I think they did not clean the area free of wax before applying sticker . The bike has 11,327 easy miles, and is in very nice condition and very clean. I have an original broacher and factory service manual. The bike still has the original” break in sticker” on the speedometer.  Buyer is responsible for shipping/shipping fees, I will assist with loading. 

 

If it was ridden every year it travelled roughly 470 miles a year.  Are you the one to add some more?   I think of these bikes as the “muscle cars”  of the sport bike crowd.  They were simple, yet powerful and set the standard for performance.  Now, year by year they get harder to find and it takes a little more cash out of your pocket to own one.  This one has a BIN price of $6,400.  Sure that is a bit high but start to look around and see what else you can find that is clean, has low miles and has been kept stock.  The pickings get real slim, real quick. .

Ik

Suzuki September 28, 2008 posted by

Suzuki GSX-R Blowout Post: 5 Classic Gixxer’s on eBay Right Now!

Apparently these aren’t quite as hard to find as I thought! Here are 5 great looking classic GSX-R sportbikes for sale right now on eBay:


1986 Suzkuki GSX-R 750
– This one only has 17k miles and wears the original body work that is in shockingly good condition considering this bike is 22 years old! Has a buy-it-now for $5200.


1990 Suzuki GSXR750
– Nice upgrades on this one include: Later forks, Marchesini rims, Cosworth pistons, Yoshimira exhaust and cams, Keihin carbs, and more. This sucker is loaded and the auction is about to end at just under $3k reserve not met. What a shame, although I’d be secretly thrilled if it were my bike and it hadn’t sold!!


And three more GSX-R 1100 models: an 86, 87, and 89!

Have experience with an old GSX-R like one of these? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

dc

Suzuki April 1, 2020 posted by

Tough Love – 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750

Not far into Suzuki’s water-cooled era, Ram Air Direct became a way to extract just a few extra ponies from 748cc, and were a nice success combined with the new-to-96 alloy twin-beam chassis.  This second-owner Gixxer looks worthy of a little TLC.

1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 for sale on eBay

After many years of air/oil-cooled engines, the 128 hp SRAD engine had tighter cylinder spacing, crank-end camshaft drive, and even tilted forward to straighten the intake path, presented a very compact package.  Magnesium covers for the head, starter and clutch helped contain dry weight to under 400 lbs.  The frame and alloy swingarm were an eclectic mix of stampings, extrusions, and castings, and must’ve give the production welders fits.  Multi-adjustable suspension was in place front and rear, and wind-tunnel tested bodywork smoothed airflow.

After an owner who seems to have been focused on performance, this GSX-R might respond to a rolling restoration.  Complete and not much in the way of external mods, it has been kept running to a high standard.  Especially the not-so-intuitive brake modification of going to a four-pot caliper to improve feel.  A nice list of mechanical improvements from the eBay auction:

-Wiley Co. Slip-on with larger main Jets Carburetor rebuild kit.
-Steel braid lines front and rear.
-Valve adjustment is done less than 100 miles ago. 
-New Throttle cable  
-New Spark plugs 
-Replaced New fuel pump, filter, complete petcock, and base gasket.
-Replaced the OEM front six-pot (wooden feel) stock calipers for a set of newly rebuilt Nissin 4 pot with new EBC pads (100x better-stopping power over the OEM calipers).
-Replaced the OEM automatic (CCT) cam chain tensioner (known recall issues) with an APE manually adjustable one.
-Replaced the OEM Charging system, with a new stator, Regulator/ Rectifier, and battery. Charging at 14.5 volts now.
-Rebuilt rear caliper with new pistons.
-Rebuilt front forks, new seals/oil, also new bearings for the steering head.
-Racetech rebuilt rear shock new spring and cart; fully adjustable preload, compression, and rebound damping. I have added adjustable rear links for ride height adjustment.
-K/N Filter for the Ram Air.
-Battlax S21 Front and Rear tires
-Front and rear wheel bearings replaced.
-A new chain and sprocket.
-Rear solo seat cowl and passenger seat.
-The seat has been reupholstered with a back pad.
-Undertail fender eliminator.
-New Brembo 19mm RCS Radial Master Cylinder and Clutch lever
-New set frame sliders.
-Stomp Grip traction tank Pads.
-New battery

In a segment where lightness never goes out of style, Suzuki injected a bunch into the SRAD models and combined with popular pricing, had a hit.  Hopefully fans will see around the cosmetics of this example and know that the hard work of helping this ’97 survive has been done.

-donn

 

Tough Love – 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750
Suzuki March 30, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 1999 Suzuki TL-1000R

Update 7.7.2020: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

It was supposed to be a World Superbike-dominating Ducati killer. That never came to pass for the 1999 Suzuki TL1000R, but the bike’s sweet engine gained it a huge cult following. With a few choice modifications, TLs can be fantastic weekend mounts, and have an extra edge of panache that Gixxers lack. 

1999 Suzuki TL1000R for sale on eBay

This 1999 Suzuki TL1000R comes from a fastidious mechanic whose CV includes stints for Roland Sands and Kevin Schwantz. The list of modifications is long and impressive, and includes a Yamaha R1 front suspension and brake setup, as well as a Bitubo shock to replace the weird stock rotary damper. It also sports a new-used engine with just 6,000 miles on it. 

That last point is an important one, as this TL shows a scarcely believable 118,000 miles on the clock. That figure points to the stoutness of Suzuki’s stock bits, but must have been backbreaking for the big bike’s owner. 

From the eBay listing

1999 TL1000R.

I am the second owner.

Fresh light restoration TLR. I’ve built bikes for Roland Sands, and suzuki racebikes for Kevin Schwantz, so this one is done RIGHT.

Dash and title show 118k miles. BUT:

Every nut and bolt on this bike has been touched and cleaned, replaced, or refurbished. Sure, I could have replaced the gauges with some low mile unit and misrepresented, but I feel like being honest here shows how well this bike has been cared for even before I got it and cleaned it up.

Complete R1 wheel, brake, and fork/triple swap. Forks are freshly rebuild with upgraded springs and top of the line seals and fluid. Lower offset on the R1 triples makes this bike feel 100 lighter than standard.

Ohlins steering damper

Woodcraft clipons

Brand new Bitubo aftermarket shock. (It’s eyetalian)

Brand new wheel bearings in the wheels, and all balls steering head bearings.

New swingarm bearings.

New (used) complete engine with 6000 miles.

New M4 complete stainless exhaust with carbon cans.

Nice Michelin tires.

Braided brake lines

Fresh paint with new factory decals under the clear coat.

Zero gravity windscreen

New chain and sprockets

New Barnett clutch

New air filter

Power Commander

I know it’s a lot of money for a TL however, if a brand new showroom bike is a 10, and every abused, neglected TL on Craigslist is a 5, this one is a solid 8.75. It does show its age and mileage in a few areas buts it’s very very clean.

As he acknowledges, it’s a big ask for a 21-year-old Japanese sportbike, but they aren’t making more TLs, and this one is set up exactly as it should be for years of enjoyment. If you’re looking for an escape from the scourge that is COVID-19, what better way to isolate yourself than on a 130-horsepower v-twin superbike? 

Featured Listing: 1999 Suzuki TL-1000R
Suzuki February 2, 2020 posted by

Pre-Busa: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

The 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 earned a hairy reputation on their debut, as frame revisions or dodgy factory suspension meant their handling wasn’t what people had come to expect from the GSX-Rs, which even that early in their run had earned a sterling reputation. The handling was enough to scare some people away, but those who bit the bullet were rewarded with Suzuki’s gem 1127 cc air-oil cooled inline four.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale on eBay

Despite a fatality at the 1989 Isle of Man TT that caused organizers to ban big bikes for a few years, the big Gixxer made a huge impression on street bikers and drag racers alike. Even with modern tech and the likes of the Hayabusa floating around, the appearance of the twin-headlights strikes fear into straightline guys on lesser machines. With 122 horsepower stock and a very tunable platform, the engine made lots of friends very quickly.

This tri-color 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 has been in storage for the last little while, but had excellent compression numbers and looks like it was very well maintained over its 21,000 miles. It has avoided being hacked up, painted garish colors, slapped with an extended swingarm or chromed, polished and neon’d to death. If you love these bikes, this is your Huckleberry.

From the eBay listing:

1989 GSXR 1100, Well kept bike. New Pirelli tires, brakes, clutch, carbs just redone. Paint is showroom condition, 200psi in all cylinders. This is when bikes where bikes. Very rare to see in this condition. Top pad seat has some de lamination. Top tree is dull from keys (common). XL jacket included also bike stand included. This is no poverty sale so please no low ballers. Under ten feedback please stay away! The bike has no fluids in it right now as it is in storage. Bike runs and rides perfect. Please don’t ask what the reserve is, want auction to run in full!!

The days are getting longer, and even here in the heights of the Appalachians, the days are warm enough to get out and ride. This thing is ready to add a little extra steeze to your riding season.

Pre-Busa: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

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