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Suzuki March 15, 2015 posted by

A true classic – 1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited Edition

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition on eBay

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Here is a chance to own a real, rare classic bit of motorcycle history.  Finding a 1986 GSX-R 750 in this condition is rare indeed.  Most of us are familiar with the classic blue and white, but this one stands out from even that small crowd.  The red and black beauty pictured here has been imported from Japan where this was the standard paint scheme.   I have to say, I have never seen one in person and only a few small pictures of one on the internet.

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This one appears mostly stock, although the turn signals are updated and it has what appears to be a Yoshimura slip-on exhaust as well.  There’s some wear and tear that indicate it’s been enjoyed.  The forks are pitted and there is some wear on the controls and the lower fairings.  However, and let this sink in for a minute… this motorcycle is now approaching 40 years old!  Hard to believe but true.

The seller provides only minimal details, as seen here in the eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition for sale

Beautifully kept bike, own a piece of history,
This bike came the way it sits in the pictures from Suzuki in Japan

If you’re an avid collector, this has to be on your radar.  And hopefully, considering that it’s not necessarily in MINT condition, you might even be considering riding it.  It deserves to be ridden, enjoyed and appreciated.

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A true classic – 1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited Edition
Suzuki January 14, 2015 posted by

Setting the Standard for Performance: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition

Update 1.14.2015: First posted in October last year, this LE is back on eBay. Previously a no sale with bids reaching $7,200, this time the bid is at $7,500 at current and reserve is not met. Links updated. -dc

1986 GSX-R750 LE L Front

Prior to 1985 and the introduction of the GSX-R 750, Japanese sport and race bikes were all about more. Even Suzuki’s own GS1000S was a huge lump of steel and aluminum to hustle around a track in Superbike racing. While watching riders wrestle these beasts around a track made for great entertainment, lighter is always going to be faster and, with few exceptions, lightweight speed at the time was owned by the two-stroke brigade: four-stroke refinement came burdened by additional weight and bulk.

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Other bikes like Kawasaki’s GPz’s stuck their toes into the water in an effort to give riders a complete package of power, agility, and handling, but it wasn’t until the Suzuki’s GSX-R750 that the rules for streetbikes were really rewritten.

Unleashed in 1985, the original “Slabby” GSX-R came with a 750cc, air and oil-cooled engine to save weight compared to water-cooling. An aluminum-alloy beam frame, four-piston calipers and a monoshock rear completed the package, setting the pattern that sportbikes would follow up until today. Despite being nearly thirty years old, only the 18” wheels really give the bike’s age away.

1986 GSX-R750 LE Dash

1986 saw a revised swingarm and other minor changes to the regular production model, but the LE featured here was a different beast altogether. An homologation special, it came with a very desirable dry clutch, lightweight aluminum tank, and a solo seat, along with Suzuki’s electronic anti-dive forks.

This particular bike that’s been hiding up in the great white north of Canada isn’t perfect, but could be with just a little bit of work.

1986 GSX-R750 LE R Engine Dry Clutch

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition

Rare limited edition with the dry clutch, magnesium covers, electronic forks, rear shock with remote reservoir, hand laid fiberglass tail sections, no passenger seat on this bike, 1000 made worldwide, this bike is all original with only 22,000 kilometers runs good and sounds awesome, clutch works as it should.

This bike had a storage tipover and there is a dent on the tank, left side on the R note there is no scrapes shoing it wasn’t moving the front fender flexed and the paint flaked off in places.

Some scrapes on the bellypan sides.

1986 GSX-R750 LE R Front

This one currently sits at $5,600 with just a day left and the reserve not met. With just north of 13,000 miles on the clock, and just 200 of these imported to satisfy AMA Superbike requirements, they were rare even when new. Since many led a hard life on race tracks, it’s especially hard to find one as nice as this. It’s not perfect, but that could just keep costs down. If you’re looking for a first-generation GSX-R, this could be your bike.

-tad

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Setting the Standard for Performance: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition
Suzuki October 15, 2013 posted by

The Lost Limited: 1994 Suzuki GSX-R 750 SP (U.K.)

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The forgotten one of the limited edition GSX-R’s.  The design had gotten old and heavy, they were never imported into the Untied States and only a few hundred were produced;  it all adds up to one rare and highly collectible bike.  What it lacks is the wow factor of the 89 RR and 86 LTD.  Instead it has a list of small targeted upgrades to help reduce weight and help scoot it around the track.  I’ve highlighted a few below but the seller has included the full list on the auction.

1994 Suzuki GSX-R 750 SP for sale on eBay

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The larger 40mm flatside carbs.

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You can just see the magnesium head cover.  Those would be fun to try and order from your local Suzuki parts man.

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The seller describes a feature I had not heard of, tuneable head pipes via an adjustable bolt to help fine tune carbs.  Kind of interesting the engineers would waste even a single yen on this since the exhaust system is the first thing tossed for racing.

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Six pot brakes lifted from the 1100.  Wheels are lighter as well.

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The seller claims only six were imported into the U.K. by Crescent Suzuki.  I thought I’d never see one for sale but in the last couple of years we’ve seen 3 or so listed (all in Europe).  Bid accordingly if you are trying to finish off a collection. 

The auction is right here.

Ian

The Lost Limited:  1994 Suzuki GSX-R 750 SP (U.K.)
Suzuki August 29, 2013 posted by

You Asked For It: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited

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Boy, you guys must be a real pain in the ass. This poor seller is advertising another bike to sell and people spot a fender of interest in the background. So after emails, knocks on the door and a few of you hiding in the garage, here it is. I might have embellished that story a little bit but you get the idea.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited for sale on eBay

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The purists will spot that it isn’t original. It has had a restoration and I’ll let the seller tell the story:

HELLO.WELL HERE IT IS MY 1986 GSXR750 LIMITED.I AM SELLING A FEW OF MY BIKES.I WASNT REALLY SELLING THIS ONE BUT SOME PEOPLE WITH GOOD EYES HAVE SEEN IT IN THE BACKGROUND IN PICTURES OF MY OTHER BIKES AND WANTED TO KNOW IF I WANTED TO SELL IT.THIS IS A RESTORED BIKE BY ME AND SOMETHINGS ON IT ARE NOT EXACTLY BACK TO OEM AND IM SURE SOME PEOPLE WILL ASK WHY I DID THIS OR WHY I DID THAT.I DID IT BECAUSE I PERSONALY THINK IT EITHER LOOKS BETTER OR HANDLES BETTER OR STOPS BETTER.THATS WHY SOME THINGS ARE NOT ORIGINAL.THAT BEING SAID THIS IS A VERY CLEAN EXAMPLE OF A 1986 LTD.I BOUGHT THIS BIKE A FEW YEARS AGO FROM THE OWNER WHO HAD IT FOR 19 YEARS AND HE BOUGHT IT FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER WHO OWNED A MOTORCYCLE SHOP AND IT WAS NOT RIDEN ONLY DISPLAYED.I HAD THE BIKE SHIPPED TO MY HOME IN LAS VEGAS AND I WAS AT WORK AND MY WIFE CALLED ME AND SAID THE BIKE WAS HERE BUT THOUGHT THAT THEY SENT THE WRONG BIKE.IT WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE BIKE I BOUGHT FROM THE PICTURES.THE PICS I RECIEVED MUST HAVE BEEN FROM WHEN HE FIRST BOUGHT IT AS THE BIKE WAS IN VERY SAD SHAPE.I DIDNT WANT TO BUY A BIKE TO RESTORE BUT THIS BIKE WAS TO BAD TO JUST LEAVE IT LIKE IT WAS.I STRIPED THIS BIKE DOWN TO THE FRAME AND BUILT IT UP TO THE BIKE YOU SEE IN THE PICS.THE BIKE WAS PROFESSIONALY REPAINTED BACK TO ORIGINAL COLORS BUT EVERY DECAL ON THE BIKE IS NOW PAINT.THE PAINT IS STUNNING.THE WHEELS ARE POWDER COATED THE BRIGHTER BLUE NOT THE DARK BLUE LIKE THE ORIGINAL BECAUSE I LIKE THE BRIGHTER WHEELS(THE PURIST WILL FROWN ON THAT)THE REAR SHOCK WAS REPLACED BECAUSE THE WHITE POWER THAT CAME WITH IT WAS SO CORODED AND RUSTED AND LEAKING THAT IT WAS PRETTY MUCH SHOT.THE BRAKE LINES WHERE DRY ROTTED AND WHERE REPLACED WITH STEEL BRAIDED LINES.THE AIR FILTERS THAT WHERE ON THE BIKE WHERE K&N AND IN VERY SAD SHAPE TO NOT USUABLE SHAPE SO WHERE REPLACED UNTIL I FOUND A GOOD ENOUGH AIRBOX TO PUT ON(HAVE YET TO FINE A CLEAN ONE)THE EXHAUST WAS ALREADY ON THE BIKE WHEN I GOT IT AND IT IS THE YOSHIMURA DUPLEX SYSTEM WITH THE BOOST CANS ON THE DOWN PIPES.VERY NICE EXHAUST AND IF YOU WERE WANTING A TOP OF THE LINE AFTERMARKET EXHAUST BACK IN 86 THIS WAS ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GOT.THE MILES ARE VERY LOW AND WHEN I BOUGHT THE BIKE IT READ 735 MILES.I HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS NOT THE AUCTUAL MILES.THE OWNER WAS IN SCHOOL TO BE A PILOT WHEN HE BOUGHT THE BIKE AND IT WAS RARELY RIDING AND WAS SITTING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME AND WAS BASICALLY GIVEN UP ON.I WOULD SAY THIS BIKE SAT FOR 18.5 YEARS OF THE 19 HE OWNED IT.WHEN YOU HAVE INSECTS MAKING THERE HOME ON THE INSIDE OF THE FAIRING CORNERS OF THE BIKE IT HAS BEEN SITTING FOR ALONG TIME.THE TIRES HAVE 600 MILES ON THEM AS THEY WERE REPLACED BY ME.THEY ARE BRIDGESTONE BT016R RADIALS.THE TIRES THAT CAME WITH IT WERE MICHELIN HI SPORTS AND IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT FAR BACK THEY HAVENT MADE THAT TIRE IN PROBABLY 15-20 YEARS.THE CHAIN WAS REPLACED BY ME AS THERE WERE NO MORE O-RINGS LEFT ON IT.THEY WERE JUST GONE.THE BIKE WAS PURCHASED IN ALABAMA AND IT IS HIGH HUMIDITY AND HIGH RUST.JUST IMAGINE LEAVING A BIKE IN A GARAGE OR SHED FOR 18 YEARS AND YOU GET THE IDEA OF HOW BAD IT WAS WHEN I RECIEVED IT.I HAVE GONE THROUGH EVERY BOLT AND BRACKET AND SPACER AND EITHER THEY WERE REPLACED OR POLISHED.I HAVE OVER 300 DOLLARS JUST IN OEM ORIGINAL NUTS BOLTS AND 1/4 TURN FASTNERS.I THINK THAT THE PICTURES TELL YOU HOW CLEAN IT IS.IM SURE THERE ARE MORE ORIGINAL LTD’S OUT THERE BUT YOU WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ONE AS CLEAN AS THIS.EVEN UNDER THE REAR FENDER I CAN EAT OFF IT.ITS THAT CLEAN.IT IS STORED IN THE HOUSE AND STARTED ONCE A MONTH.THE PRICES OF THE LIMITED’S ARE RANGING FROM 10K TO A SUPER CLEAN ALL ORIGINAL THAT WENT FOR 22K A FEW MONTHS BACK.I PERSONALY THINK THAT MY BIKE WOULD NOT BE LOOKED DOWN ON EVEN NEXT TO AN ALL ORIGINAL LTD.IM 43 YEARS OLD AND ME AND THE WIFE HAVE PURCHASED A NEW HOME AND IM HAVING A SHOP BUILT SO THE WIFE CAN PARK HER CAR BACK IN THE GARAGE. THATS WHY IM SELLING A FEW OF MY BIKES.IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OR WANT ANYMORE PICS I CAN TAKE THEM.THERE IS NO WARRANTY WITH THIS BIKE AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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I guess the seller didn’t learn his lesson about including bikes in the background of his photos.

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It has been a nice summer for buyers interested in GSX-R750 LTD’s.  You have had your pick of museum piece examples to nicely modernized bikes.  The good news is that there is no reserve so get serious with those bids.

Here is the auction.

Ian

You Asked For It:  1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited
Sport Bikes For Sale July 16, 2013 posted by

Florida Find: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition

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LE model GSX-R 750s have been popping up this year. I think it is great to see so many of these rare models preserved, enjoyed and ridden. Today’s GSX-R LE looks fantastic, and has obviously been well loved. With fewer than 13,000 miles on the odometer, there is a lot of life left in her as well. What is the big deal about the LE model versus the “standard” GSX-R of the day? I’ll let the seller explain, starting with the money shot:

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From the seller:
The 1980’s was a very special time in motorcycle racing history, and Suzuki knew it. Homologation rules required a certain number of bikes be produced in order to qualify for racing. 1985 was the first year of the GSXR 750. Almost 100 LBS lighter than its competition at the time, it set the standard for racing. But Suzuki wasn’t done. They produced 500 “limited edition’ models in 1986, which offered even more trick items to include a dry clutch, factory fiberglass solo seat, bigger forks and brakes, adjustable shock, a swingarm prepped for spools, aluminum chain guard, and a few other goodies. Over the years the gsxr has has become THE iconic superbike of racing, and it all started here.

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From the seller:
For sale is a very rare 1986 GSXR 750R limtied edition. This is a Canadian model which I purchased about 5 years ago. It has a clear title in my name. Although the bike is almost 30 years old it still looks and runs great. I drive it regularly, time permitting. Unlike some collectors, I actually enjoy riding my bikes, as opposed to using them as garage art. Full Spectrum racing in Orlando Florida helped with refreshing the top end and tuning the motor. Randy Voth is amazing with these old GSXR’s and the only one I have ever let work on the bike. Each cylinder now has 180+ lbs of compression. The bike is currently running a set of new 1100 carbs and dyno’d at 107hp at the rear wheel, on a very conservative dyno. The yosh pipe sounds amazing. In addtion, the bike has a NOS gsxr gas tank which I purchased (no longer available from Suzuki), new coils, Wilber adjustable rear shock, 1995 GSXR 5.5 by 17 rear wheel powdercoated blue, fabrication work by Wyn Belorusky to include swingarm bracing, custom rearsets, rear brake hanger, 2004 GSXR750 complete front end with forks, clipons, brake calipers, master cylinder, rotors, braided lines, and 3.5 by 17 front wheel powdercoated blue. The bike has a carbon fiber front fender to complete the conversion. New clear Zero Gravity windscreen, billet aluminum left and right engine side covers and sprocket cover, period correct yoshimura pipe ceramic coated, new chain and sprockets, Yosh carb heat shield, and ohlins steering dampner. The bodywork is in very good condition for the age. All bodywork is original Suzuki. The lower is a NOS item I purchased (big $). The bike has been to deals gap and made the homepage cover of killboy. It always draws a croud.

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From the seller:
Overall its a very nice bike which I have built to ride and enjoy. I have and will include in the auction the aluminum chain guard, rearsets with OEM heel guards, OEM front end, OEM side covers, and factory original limted 18″ wheels which came with the bike when I bought it. I’ll also throw in a pit bull rear stand! The bike has a brand new battery, and fresh Castrol synthetic oil/filter less than one month ago.

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Bidding has started on this LE model GSX-R 750, and the price is currently up to $6,400 with reserve still in place. There is no BIN on this auction, so you take your chances and let the pieces lay where they fall. If earlier LE models are any indication, the price has quite a ways to climb before that reserve lifts. Check out the auction here, and then let us know your thoughts on this not-quite-stock but still very, very good looking Limited Edition. Good Luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale July 11, 2013 posted by

Red, White And Rattle: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited

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Life is pretty good if you have been in the market for a GSX-R 750 Limited.  There has been a steady stream of nice examples for sale over the past few months.  Now, you may not be so happy with the selling prices if you are buyer but you can’t complain about supply.

ltd closeUnfortunately there is no real info about the bike from the seller.  It looks like it is listed by a dealer who wants to tell you how rare it is instead of its’ history and condition.  Mileage is listed at a moderate 12,200.

ltd filterWhile the bike  appears mostly stock,  the air box has met the garbage can and a period Yoshimura muffler replaces the original.

ltd clutchI think I include this photo on every Limited I post.  I never get tired of it either.

ltd left 2Nice and mostly stock examples like this have been selling in the $10,500-$12,500 range lately.

Click here for the auction.

Ian

Sport Bikes For Sale May 24, 2013 posted by

And The Market Says? 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited For Sale

The last one sold for, wait for it:  $22,400!   That particular Limited was basically a 850 mile, untouched time capsule from 1986.  This one doesn’t meet those ultra high standards but it looks like a very nice example in it’s own right.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited For Sale on eBay

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Sometimes I wonder if I should post any other picture of a limted than this one.  The carbs/airbox combo is one of the few mods.

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The story:

This 1986 GSXR 750 Limited Edition has been in storage for over 20 years. It has had only one owner. The Arizona title shows MSO as previous record. Mileage is box A and original. The body work and all parts are as they came from the factory in 1986. If you know vintage sport bikes,you know that these were very rare and expensive bikes compared to their non Limited Edition counterparts. The only modifications that were done to the bike was the installation of GSXR1100 Carbs and air box. This was common during that period to maximize performance. The stock GSXR 750 Air Box comes with the bike. The original Carbs are not available. Lockhart Phillips Turn Signal Buds were installed at one time. These were removed and the original Turnsignals were installed. The Lockhart Phillips Turnsignals also come with the bike. The front brake lines were replaced with steel braided lines and the original rubber brake hoses also come with the bike. There are extra engine ignition point covers as well. The fork sprngs are Progressive Springs and the original springs also come with the bike. A Lockhart Phillips front Headlight cover is also on the bike. There are some scratches and chips on the paint. Overall,it is in outstanding condition and runs very well.The original owners manual and tool kit are also included. The values on these keep increasing. Bid now and own a piece of history. I reserve the right to end the auction early as this bike is for sale locally as well.

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Looks just as clean under the bodywork.  One simple trick I use is looking for the OEM Suzuki zip ties.  If missing, well, things have come off the bike.

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Well kids, she isn’t going to be cheap but how high will the market drive the price?  Other than the missing stock carbs, it is all there.  I’d consider the mileage still on the low side for a bike built in 86.  Am I in the ballpark at $12,500?  Whatever the price they are one highly desirable bike.

If it does sell for way above average maybe it is time to start burying Limited’s in my backyard instead of gold.

Ian

Suzuki May 9, 2013 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited with Just 850 Miles!!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited For Sale

While we’re always happy to show late 80’s GSX-R survivors on this site, we get a little extra excited when a Limited comes along. Especially one with under 1000 miles! Reserve hasn’t been met yet, but with bids nearing $10k after just a day there are quite a few interested parties to be certain. Don’t miss your chance if you’ve been waiting!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited For sale on eBay

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from the seller:

This bike is a very low mile original survivor

It has 856 original miles on it and is in showroom new condition

This bike has been in 2 private collections and stored in controlled environments since new

The only thing missing off the bike are the 4 side reflectors that were mounted on the front and rear fairings

Otherwise, the bike is as it came from the factory including the original tires, and chain.

All the lights, turn signals switches and other operating systems are in working order.

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