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Sport Bikes For Sale March 26, 2013 posted by

Some Assembly Required: 1986 Suzuki GSXR750R Limited Project

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Looks like the winter project just became a spring project.  Limited’s are rare but how daring are you? 

Lets get to the story from the seller:

So the story goes. The bike fell into my lap through a friend of mine. I got it about 6 months ago. I started to dump money over 2000.00 and paid 5000.00 for the motorcycle all in parts as it sat like that in the guys garage for over decade.  I have the original title.
The motorcycle has 38,000 miles on it. About 98% bike is there. Its only missing some mirrors , signals, fairing trim and center upper fairing headlight cover. All the other parts are there. The motorcycle was taking apart for single swing arm coversion. The owner filed the sides frame down then quickly abandoned that idea. The frame was fixed by long time fabricator in the motorcycle business. I have his name and number for verification. The frame has no problems and is very clean looking no scratches. Swing arm is clean looking as well. All parts are original. The fairings have been repainted and will need some more work. The lowers and the seat I bought on ebay. Im throwing in extra front end and Nice full Yoshimura period correct exhaust. All parts are very nice condition. Not all scratched up and rusted. You will to need powder coat the wheels get the seat reupholstered. The lowers need work as they were really rough. You will need a new chain and battery. All hardware and small parts are in a bag. Very complete build. A very strong foundation for restore. You see for the price its negotionable but not much.


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A single side swing arm conversion?  Isn’t that against the law on a classic like this?

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That is what you are after, isn’t it?  In or out of the frame, it looks good.

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Like the Honda NSR250 last week, if you have the patience and like the thrill of the search, then this could be a great project.  If not;  buy a model instead.  The bike has been on Ebay a few days now with no takers on the BIN price.  I’m guessing buyers are seeing a little too much work there for the asking price of $6,500, which is basically half of what you would pay for a nice example.  The seller did mention though, he is open to a little negotiation.  Shoot him an offer and clear some garage space.

Here is the classified on Ebay.


Suzuki March 20, 2013 posted by

Suzuki 1986 Limited(s) (Germany + Italy)

Among the elite of RSBFS bikes this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 R LE sits right on top. The exact number of LE models produced remains a mystery (some say 500, some say 1000…). What is sure is that it was produced in 1986 only, it featured a unique color scheme, a glass fiber hand made tail unit (yes like the RC30 of 2 years later), stronger brakes than its brothers, a more efficient chain, electrically actuated anti-dive front fork system,a single seat and those expensive and impossible to find dry clutch plates (apparently exactly the same as used on two stroke 500cc GP bike). Despite the exhaust of this bike is dead quite, the sound of the 4 cylinder oil-air mix cooled motor coupled with that beautiful open clutch cover is unique. I remember visiting once a Japanese website of a true passionate Limited owner that had a black background and the mechanical dry clutch in display that only the connoisseurs would recognise as being a website dedicated to 1) a motorbike model and 2) the Suzuki GSX-R 750 R LE:


Despite the rarity of this bike, it is not uncommon to find almost new models perfectly maintained. These don’t come cheap but well below RC 30 territory. I wonder if the first buyers of these models well aware of the rarity and costly bodywork and clutch spare parts well thought not to risk ruining their precious unique bike and simply stored them in warm and dry living rooms. The sample here is found in Germany. It had 2 owners and seems in good conditions. The price is on the higher side of the market but what prices LEs will reach in the future is all to be worked out…and I reckon won’t go down…


I personally have one of these in my garage and consider it more precious than other commonly sought after models. With its old style “seat in the bike and stretch your arms” riding position as opposed to “seat on top and hold yourself up” of modern bikes (try sitting on the tall and short RSV4) the feeling of riding it is a unique mix of time travel and riding involvement.

Any 1986 Limited is well worth it and that’s valid for Gixxer and non Gixxer enthusiast. If you are interested you can check the link below:

Suzuki GSX-R 750R LE in Germany for 11950 EUR

Now if the “standard” Limited Edition is not fancy enough for you, you can opt for the über rare Yoshimura Limited Edition as the one found in Italy (this has been on the market for a while now…). For this you’ll need to part with 9000 EUR…that’ right this is cheaper:


And it gets even more interesting as the same dealer is selling a “standard” white and blue colour LE for 15000 EUR…Confused ? Me too. I tell you what, if I had 9000 EUR to spare, I’ll rent a van and drive straight to Milan…


Suzuki GSX-R 750R LE Yoshimura in Italy for 9000 EUR

The discussion is open, what would be your choice ?


Suzuki November 11, 2012 posted by

Best of the oil cooled (non limited) 750s – Suzuki GSX-R 750 (in Belgium)

The oil cooled Suzuki GSX-R models are sought after by many enthusiasts. The engines of these bikes proved to be very reliable despite the extra mechanical noise given by the absence of thicker water insulated walls. The oil cooling system coupled with thin fins for better exchange with air proved a smart solution to keep weight low. Suzuki reckoned that having water cooling would add 5 kg. Beside the limited and extremely rare RR models, this 1990 edition is one of the best in the series. The version is powered by the long stroke version of the 750cc  motor (better low down power) and it uses for the first time the USD forks. There aren’t many on the market with less than 25000 km on the clock and incluing the beautiful single seat rear cowl like this sample found in Belgium:

The model code of this version is: GR7AB The bike seems in pretty good condition and it is 100% original.

The original rear passenger seat is also supplied by the seller who describes the bike with a motor in very good condition:

The bike had 1 owner from new and it is on sale at a fixed price of about 3200 $. It is located in Belgium.

To obtain the contact details please follow the link below:

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750




Sport Bikes For Sale August 8, 2012 posted by

A Limited That Makes You Say “Hmm”: 1986 Suzuki GSXR750R Limited

A Limited  That Makes You Say “Hmm”:  1986 Suzuki GSXR750R Limited

Hmmm, wire wheels.  Purists and collectors look away.  Yep, the swing arm has been changed.  Yes, the over sized muffler is  odd.  Hey everyone has different tastes and if you don’t like it you need to get over it because if you are hunting a Limited, you know they are far and few between.  This is one of the more unique ones I’ve seen, read on.

This one has a German accent.  It began life in Germany before the seller moved here to the U.S.  The bike is currently in North Carolina.


Hmm, the wheels definitely catch your eye.  Here is the story on them:

The wheels I had special made by a firm in Germany (WIWO)  they are numbered and dated 1994. They are 3.5 x 17 F and 5.5 x 17 rear  The tires are 120/65/17 fr and 180/55/17 I have run Metzlers without any problem.  They wheels are certified tubeless.  The rims are AKRONT. There is no damage to these wheels and they run true


Hmm, a shorter swing arm.  The seller does have the original though.

This bike is outfitted with the short 1985 swingarm giving a 55″ wheelbase.  There has never been any wobble or shake at speed.  This bike will allow you to stand on the pegs and drive perfectly straight ahead

Hmm,  that is a big muffler you have there.

The exhaust is a 4-2-1 stainless system custom made to fit this bike by Shaefer Racing in Germany. The Ackropavich end can was added to keep the bike road legal.

Clankety, clank, clank goes the clutch.  The seller says he has some spares for the dry clutch.  Those could be worth some money depending on what they are.  Those dry clutches are quite valuable pieces nowadays.


The info on the carbs and engine:

T he eurospec flatslide carbs have been precision CNC bored to 33mm and they have been expertly jetted.  The motor is on the original bore however the cylinder head was fitted with Yoshimura 1mm oversized valves and a Serdi blended 3 angle valve job performed to correct the factory valve jobs which were not very  accurate.


Hmm, she isn’t original and has a couple of odd modifications  but if you are looking for a rider and not a collection piece you should still be interested.  Different wheels, swing arm and muffler and you are  in business.  Heck, if you are a wire wheel man then you are loving life.  The bike does not appear to be neglected in any way.  What price will this Limited fetch with clean and original Limited’s selling for $10,000 to the low teens ?


Check out the auction.


The seller has posted a video for your enjoyment.



Rare Sport Bike Parts For Sale May 31, 2012 posted by

Not The Limited, Not The RR: 1994 Suzuki GSXR750SP

Not The Limited, Not The RR:  1994 Suzuki GSXR750SP

RSBFS alumn and ZXR750R expert Doug found a gem of a Suzuki for us, a 1994 GSXR750SP.  This is the first SP I’ve ever seen listed for sale.  While the 1986 Limited and 1989 RR are the most sought after, the SP has them beat in the rarity department with only 200 being produced.  I know the lack of a solo seat throws off most people.  It just doesn’t look like the homologation special it was built to be.  The pink graphics and blue seat don’t help either.



Here is a sampling of what you got with the SP:

Large flatside Mikuni TRM40 carbs

Close ratio gearbox

Exhaust with increased flow

Magnesium head cover and case covers.

Thin walled forks

Lighter and more rigid swing arm

These items I believe to be on the bike but can’t confirm:

Lighter wheels

6 pot Tokico brakes from the GSXR1100

Revalved suspension for racing


By 1994 the GSXR750 had become quite the porker compared to the original GSXR750 and even with all the features listed above the SP was only 2kg lighter than the standard bike.



The bike for sale sure looks like a mint example;  bone stoke and only 5.562 miles traveled.  The only draw back?  You guessed it: price.  The bike is being advertised at 16,995 GBP (roughly $26,500).  A steep price to pay but if you have the other two limited GSXR’s…….

These along with the gearbox would have to be the highlights of the bike.  The RR and the SP don’t have the dry clutch that everyone likes so much on the Limited.


Click it to own that last homologation special Suzuki built.


Sorry I don’t have better images of the brochure but pictures and info is scarce on this one.




Sport Bikes For Sale May 20, 2012 posted by

Rare, Rare, Rare…Suzuki GSX-R 750 R 1986 Limited Edition

A truely special and limited edition race replica motorbike: the 1986 GSX-R 750R LE:

This bike is one of the most exclusive Suzukis ever built. These days a few of them in close to new condition have appeared on the market and I was lucky enough to grab one myself. The above sample is sold via eBay in France but the bike is located in Sion in Switzerland. It is a Swiss edition which included a few adaptations to be able to be imported in Switzerland. These include 2 restrictions, one on the carbs inlet and one on the exhaust. The easiest way to recognize that it is a country special version is by checking the RPM counter: the Swiss edition starts with the 0 RPM at the bottom end instead of the 3k mark used on other versions:

To me, the Limited Edition is just as prestigious as an RC30 and while an exact number of models produced worldwide is not known, it is believed to be in the range of the 500 samples.

What is peculiar about the LE: to start with the bike has a competition derived dry clutch. It is said that the discs are the same as the ones used on the actual 2 stroke GP bike and therefore have always been very expensive (that is 2000 $ for a complete set !). The clutch isn’t built anymore by the OEM and collectors have been piling up stock and grabbing any clutch set they can find on the market. Few and I mean few, are still available if you look in the right places. The LE also features a hand made rear glass fiber single seat unit which, together with the seat itself, was made for this model only. Headlights were upgraded and the front fork anti-dive system is now electrically controlled through the front brake lever sensor instead of the previous hydraulically actuated system as used on the Katana. Want to hear how a dry clutch Suzuki sounds like ?

Here is a demo with a Schüle exhaust system (still available form Mr. Schüle himself in Germany today, check his website) fitted on (look for the last bit of the video and listen… just listen to this amazing combination of GSX-R engine sound with the mechanical rattle of the dry clutch !):

1986 LE sound

Back to item on sale…as you might have noticed form the picture of the tacho above this model has just 1520 km ! The pictures below further sustain the seller’s short description:

Comme neuve Km 1520 toute d’origine


If you wonder how one of these feels to drive I can give you an insight: basically unlike modern bikes you do not sit on top of it rather you sit “in it”. The seat is comfy and you arms are stretched toward the clip ons. Bikes of this age used 18inch wheels, add to it a long wheelbase and this adds up into a different riding style to what you might be used to nowadays. Basically you need to start entering a corner earlier and foresee a generally more round trajectory. Forget hard brake, turn in, square out and full gas (if you have traction control) of a modern let’s say RSV4 or Panigale. Nevertheless I love the feeling of driving the Limited. First of all you feel back in time with your head fully protected from the wind by the large bubble scree Being stretched along the bike when turning into a corner you are part of the bike and tend to move much less around the seat as you’d do on a recent super bike. Also the fact that you need to think and focus as you draw larger and more linear trajectories and having much less braking power, this all contributes to a truly involving and greatly rewarding experience. Add to it the amazing sound (not with the original exhaust though which is ultra quite), the view of the rev counter in front of your eyes, the light weight of the bike and the smooth and quick gearbox and you are in for a unique experience.



















The bike on sale has currently a bid at 10.500 EUR and the reserve

price is not indicated.

If you are a collector…buy it.

If you are a bike enthusiast…buy it.

If you even don’t care about bikes, you should still buy it

as in these times of Euro crises this will be your best investment !

Suzuki GSX-R 750 LE 1986 1500 km

only 1 day left…













Sport Bikes For Sale April 13, 2012 posted by

Forget Something In 1986? Zero Mile 1986 Suzuki GSXR750R Limited

Forget Something In 1986?  Zero Mile 1986 Suzuki GSXR750R Limited

Don’t blame me for being a tease, this left over from the 80’s was found by my Aussie apprentice Chris (yes, that means it is in Australia).  All of us can appreciated a sweet left over like this and dream a little though.  Chris says only 10 were imported to Australia back in they day making it an extremely rare item down under.  I can’t say I’ve even seen a zero mile Limited for sale here in the states.

Anyone booking a ticket or looking at shipping rates yet?


I want to meet the guy that has had this thing for all these years and hasn’t ridden it at least once.  Picture a perfect cool and sunny spring day and this thing sitting in the garage and just walking by it.  The only way I could pull it off is if I had purchased two of them.  One to ride, one to stare at.


I’m probably a little off on my numbers but I want to say the dry clutch alone on these has been selling for $2,500 to $3,000.


As you would expect, the seller is asking the moon for you to remedy your mistake of not buying one in 1986.  He is asking $30,000 OBO.  It is a straight classified ad though and not not an auction.  If you’ve got the coin and the desire click here.



Sport Bikes For Sale July 21, 2011 posted by

’02 Suzuki GSX-R 600 Telefonica MoviStar Limited Edition

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Mileage: 15,973
Price: Auction, currently at $3,100

I think everyone probably knows by now I’m a Suzuki fan. And I’m a sucker for anything that has special fairings and graphics. Up for grabs here is a 2002 Suzuki Telefonica MoviStar Limited Edition. With special livery (that term cracks me up) that’s a replica of the RGV-500 Kenny Roberts won a title on, this bike doesn’t look like your run-of-the-mill 2002 GSX-R 600. However, outside of the graphics the bike underneath is your standard 2002 GSX-R 600 (not that that’s a bad thing).

From the seller-

Up for Sale is my 2002 Suzuki GSXR 600 Telefonica MoviStar Edition. This version of the Telefonica was only made in 2002 and a limited number were made. This bike is pretty rare and also is highly sought by motorcycle enthusiasts.

I have been the proud owner of this bike for the last 3 years and I am sad that I have to sell it. I haven’t had much time to ride it the last two years and I am preparing for another move so unfortunately it is time to sell.

 The bike has a NY title (if that matters to anyone) and will come with a lien release.

 Since the bike has not been out much the last couple of seasons, I recommend that the following be performed after purchase:

1. Oil Change (has been sitting without much use)

2. Brake inspection (may need new pads, I had it out today and the brakes seemed thin).

 As far as condition, this bike is in pretty good shape. There are a few nicks and scratches in the paint but this is to be expected with normal wear (I have included photos). There is one spot that is pretty noticeable and that is on the muffler. This occurred during transport and not the result of a crash or lay down. 

 Now with all that being said, I want to mention that this bike has never been crashed, or dropped. I have taken pretty good care of it over the years and I would like to see it go to a good home.

 Please let me know if you should have any questions and good luck bidding on this beauty!

 **PLEASE NOTE, this Bike is also available locally for sale, so I reserve the right to cancel this listing at anytime prior to auction end date. **

Here’s some more pics-

Considering the mileage, this bike looks well cared for and the seller highlights some of the cosmetic blemishes (in photos) from the wear and tear of owning the bike. The seller also highlights some immediate maintenance that should be addressed if you purchase the bike.

There’s no reserve on this auction so it will be interesting to see where it goes. Another bike similar to this was up for $4,000 and sold, although I don’t know for exactly how much. I would guess this bike would go somewhere near that.

While this model doesn’t come with any performance goodies to go with the good looks, it’s a great bike that will perform well from the factory. Seems like a good opportunity to own something special without breaking the bank. You agree? Okay then, check out the auction!


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