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Suzuki February 15, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Update 6.12.2016: SOLD!

Update 2.15.2016: This seller has upgraded to a Featured Listing. Thanks for helping to support the site! Price is $7,500

Chosen by a collector and studiously preserved, this GSX-R1100 was plucked from the streets with 9,300 miles.  The K-model ( Suzuki VIN numbers use a letter code for the year ) had a new 1127cc engine and robust alloy frame.  Notoriously tricky to set up, the combination of power and handling on the 1989 was labeled “expert” by some, and just avoided by others.

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Cooling the cylinders and heads with fins and oil flow, the legendary Suzuki engine delivered 143 hp.  The torque figure of 86 ft-lbs. required only a 5-speed transmission.  The frame of aluminum extrusions welded to cast connectors was light and strong.  The Kayaba forks and Full Floater rear shock each were 3-way adjustable.  Nissin brakes were 310mm front and 240mm rear.  Not as slab-sided as some earlier models, the biposto seat fairing complements the full endurance-inspired fairing, giving the rider a place to hide from the potentially 170 mph wind.

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The owner supplied a boatload of high-resolution photos, with every detail shown along with some patina, but no corrosion.  The bike has been ridden some, and the seat fairing has a broken mount underneath, but the fairing and paint condition is surprisingly good, and the cleanliness of the metals is astounding. 
Seller description:

Up for your consideration is a 1989 GSXR1100. This bike has had a very easy life considering. I feel the condition of this bike is way above average for the year and miles (9,295 miles). The originality speaks volumes as to who owned it and how it was treated. I won’t say anymore about that as I will let the pictures of the bike speak for themselves. The bike was bought by me as a collector bike and never put on the street. The tank is signed by Kevin Schwantz.  It can easily be removed if so desired.

I still have the original ad from when I purchased the bike. It has been thoroughly cleaned twice while in my care. It is detailed and would be a great addition for any collector or anyone whom just wants to ride it.  Note that the pictures with the tank bra (which I have since thrown out) and several others were taken before I ever cleaned or detailed the bike.  This is a California bike so it has all the EGR equipment still intact and no rust or degradation of metals and or fasteners. It is this bikes originality that makes  it so special…

Problem areas:

  • Small crack in the left side rear cover at the very rear corner. This is a common area that was abused due to lack of knowledge on how to remove the panel properly.  It is easily missed if not pointed out as the picture is high res and at the perfect angle to show its ugliness. I promise it is easy to miss walking arround the bike. I have watched for another NOS part to come along and have not been successful.
  • There are some very minor stone chips here and there. This is a used bike that has almost ten thousand miles so some wear is expected.
  • Steering damper; they typically last 5-7 years and fail so this is a common issue with a bike of this age
  • Does not come with a battery

That is it. Other than those items the bike is all there. It does include all manuals, keys, NOS solo seat cover, dealer brochure, binder with all articles and such from over the years, copy of previous owners titles, etc.  Note it does not come with the tank bra shown in some of the pictures – that was removed and discarded.   You are buying this bike from a enthusiast collector so I think you will be happy. I am however missing the previous owner’s maintenance documentation which I do wish it came with. Sadly most people didn’t think of these things at that time. The bike has had an oil change and tank and cabs drained while in my care.

This bike is on the rise in value and will follow the slab sided bikes that have just been white hot. It is very easy to see the trends and while most average bikes will get average prices the really good ones always bring the really good money. I was told long ago by a well renowned collector always buy the best you can afford as the best condition always is the most sought after, and always originality trumps restored. They can be restored hundreds of times and original once. This bike is not an ordinary bike and is not for most as you will see with the pricing. This bike is for the buyer that wants low mile, original bike, in great condition and will pay a premium for it.

I have listed and sold lots of bikes over the years without a single complaint. All were pleasantly surprised and all expectations were met, most even became friends after the purchase.

I will be listing a few bikes so please take a look and see if any of them tempt you! It is time to thin the herd so to speak. Good luck!

$7,500.

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20151118 1989 suzuki gsx-r1100 left rear wheel

The wear and tear of life on the street for this big horsepower bike ended when the current owner parked it, or rather put it on the lift for polishing.  Signed by Suzuki star Kevin Schwantz, most likely a high reserve will keep it on the display stand.  Might be for the best, since it reviewed as a wrist crushing ride.  Many were bored out and converted to drag bikes or just raced on the street, and survivors in this kind of shape are few and far between.  Maybe one of the current bidders will prevail and take it back out, possibly to the fan corral at an AMA Superbike race…

-donn

Featured Listing: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100
Suzuki July 31, 2015 posted by

Big Shot: 1991 GSX-1100R Slingshot, only 7750 miles

Good news everyone!  Today we get to take a trip to the past, into a time before fuel injection, ABS and traction control, when two wheel slides out of the corners were still seen in top level racing (ala Gary McCoy).  This was an era of serious performance that required a feather touch on the throttle and brakes instead of just point and squirt like they do nowadays.

Bonus points to those who read the paragraph above in the voice Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth 😉 – Marty

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1991 Suzuki GSX-1100R on ebay

In all seriousness, the brute performance focus of the era showed in the bikes, and perhaps the one that did this the best was the Suzuki GSX-1100R.  The big level performance focus of the big Suzuki is clearly seen in its design; not beautiful like a Ducati 916 or modern MV Agusta, the big GSX-1100R is a blunt instrument with aggressive angles and perhaps even a whiff of the quarter mile.

While the original 1989 GSX-1100R K model had a reputation for handling problems which was finally traced to incorrectly setup suspension units, by the time this 1991 2nd generation L/M model was produced the wheelbase had been lengthened and the front fairing was reworked to improve aerodynamics.  Perhaps most famously the 2nd generation GSX-1100R came with Mikuni carbs that had vacuum operated slides.  The slides cross section resembled the shape of a slingshot, hence the bikes nickname.

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This particular 1991 looks to be in almost totally OEM condition, with the often replaced turn signals still intact and the original clear windscreen still in place.  A Yoshimura exhaust canister appears to be the only non-stock item.  Overall the bike looks amazingly clean – the only issue I am seeing in the pics is the rear brake caliper looks a little offcolor and the bolts look like they have some white residue.

Mileage is listed at a barely broken in 7550 miles but I would be willing to bet the majority of those came back in the early 1990’s so I would expect fluids might need to be replaced. The seller doesn’t provide much service history but they do indicate fresh rubber has been mounted and a fresh service of the carburetors have been done.  The seller also lists some new parts are available but not installed, including a new rear rotor, grips and switchgear.

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Now we come to the question of whether this big slingshot is worth the $5,500 USD asking price.   The 1100 series doesn’t seem to be as high on most collectors wish lists as the 750cc series so its not surprising prices for the 1100 series still don’t seem to be as high as the 750cc model but as the supply of pristine slingshot edition Suzukis’ continues to dwindle, the price for the big 1100 does seem to be creeping up.

Previous versions of the big GSX-R posted on RSBFS have shown prices varying from a low of $2800 USD for clean examples of the next/3rd gen/”tiger stripes” model up to a high of $6500 USD for similar 2nd generation slingshots.

The $5500 USD asking price for this one actually seems a bit cheap to me and it will probably move pretty quickly.  If this one is on your list, you will probably want to move quickly (no pun intended).

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Big Shot:  1991 GSX-1100R Slingshot, only 7750 miles
Suzuki June 2, 2015 posted by

The Market is HOT! – 1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 LE

1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited Edition on eBay

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By now we all know the market for vintage GSXR-750s is red hot.  This listing is already reflecting that with 17 bids pushing it past $8000 with several days still to go.  Just one year after the first GSXR-750 revolutionized the sport bike world, the Limited Edition raised the bar even further.  Production numbers are a frequent subject of debate, but the general consensus is between 500 and 1000 made with just 199 reaching the U.S. dealerships.  The Limited Edition was a significant upgrade from the standard model, featuring a close ratio transmission with a dry clutch, electronic “anti-dive” technology, bigger forks and front brakes from the GSXR-1100, a fiberglass solo seat and special paint and graphics.

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The seller is upfront about the condition, and while it’s not quite “showroom” quality, it would make an excellent starting point for a restoration or *gasp* a really nice classic rider.  You can check it out on eBay right here: 1986 GSXR-750 Limited Edition

1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited edition.   This is a very rare bike.  500 to 1000 made, depending on who you talk to.  I’ve owned this bike 10 years.  I bought it, rode it for 4 miles, everything worked as it should.  I put the bike into storage until now.  It will need tires, a battery, and a full service.  The bike is very clean.  The upper front fairing has been repaired and painted.  The muffler heat shield has a scrape on it.  The wheels have been painted white.  As far as I can tell, the rest of the paint is original and in very nice condition.  With a servicing and a little cosmetic work, this bike would be near perfect.  Overall it is in excellent condition..  Production date is 3/86.  7183 original miles.  I have a NOS. foam gauge bracket , red Suzuki decal for upper front fairing, and an air filter.  New  after market Lockhart Phillips smoke wind screen, bubble headlight cover., and very rare supplementary service manual, and a microfiche card for the limited edition.

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The Market is HOT! – 1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 LE
Suzuki May 26, 2015 posted by

Two Owner 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Illinois

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If last week felt like Ducati week, this week is already starting to feel like GSX-R week. Following Sunday’s 86 model is this 87 GSX-R 1100 that is also in very original condition and shows less than 10k miles. Similar to the other example, this one has an aftermarket pipe and pod filters, so make sure it runs right as the comments on the other post suggest. While this one shows a bit more storage wear it also carries a higher price of entry with a $10,900 buy-it-now. Compared to the 86 which has met reserve and is currently at $4,650 with over 7 days to go. It will be interesting to watch these both (if the auctions run to completion) to gauge the market.

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1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay

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from the seller’s description (converted to lowercase, sorry personal pet peeve!):

1987 SUZUKI GSXR 1100 WITH LOW ORIGINAL MILES (9961), NEW DUNLOP ROADSMART TIRES, NEW US MADE GEL BATTERY, NEW REAR BRAKE PADS, GOOD FRONT BRAKE PADS, FRESH ENGINE OIL, THE BLINKERS AND ALL LIGHTS WORK, THE GAS TANK IS CLEAN INSIDE, THE MOTOR RUNS STRONG, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS INTO ALL THE GEARS, IT IS A GOOD RUNNING CLASSIC BIKE. I GOT THIS MOTORCYCLE FROM ORIGINAL OWNER FOUR YEARS AGO, I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL TITLE READY TO BE TRANSFER TO NEW BUYER. DO TO STORAGE OVER THE YEARS BIKE HAS SOME SMALL SCRATCHES, SMALL PAINT CHIPS AND TWO SMALL DINGS IN FRONT OF THE GAS TANK, THERE ARE FEW MARKS ON THE CLUTCH SIDE COVER OF THE MOTOR FROM OLD ACID BATTERY VENT TUBE.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. IT’S BEING SOLD AS IS CONDITION. IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN THREE POSITIVE AND/OR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE PLACING A BID ON MY LISTING. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR BIDS, AND BLOCK YOU FROM BIDDING FURTHER IF CONTACT IS NOT MADE.

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Two Owner 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Illinois
Suzuki April 6, 2015 posted by

It Must Be Spring: 3 Clean 1st Edition GSXR’s

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Here at RSBFS, the first edition Suzuki GSX-R’s are something we like very much.   We have posted both the 750 and 1100 editions previously so rather than rehash what we have previously posted, I am just going to post the pics along with some basic info from the auctions and let readers enjoy/comment.

Note: If you want to see our thoughts on the early edition gsx-r series/”slabbbie” bikes from Suzuki, click here.


1989 GSX-R1100 for sale on ebay

Here is the first one, a first edition Suzuki GSX-R1100 in truly amazing pristine condition.  I think this might be the most pristine one I have seen posted here on RSBFS.

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Mileage is listed as under 10,000 miles and location is Wisconsin in the USA. Current bid price is $6,000 USD.gsx2

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1986 GSXR limited (located to tbd)

Here is the second one, a Suzuki 1986 750 limited edition with 11,000 miles/18,000 kilometers.

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The LE came with an upgraded dry clutch, 1100 model derived suspension and were produced for homologation purposes in very limited numbers.   This particular one looks to be in very good but not perfect condition, with issues including minor bodywork scuffing on some pics on the ebay advert and a chain that looks like it should be replaced.  The windscreen may also be aftermarket.

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Asking price for this is a bit high but I am not an expert on the value of the 1st edition Limited Editions.  One thing to note is that location is a bit unclear between New Zealand or the USA.

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1987 GSX-750R on ebay US (New Jersey)

Here is the 3rd one, a supposed “barn find” 1987 GSX-750R.

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This one has almost 16,000 miles and an asking price of $6,500 USD.   I do see an aftermarket exhaust mounted, although pics of the original is included so its probably included.  gsxrbluew3

One other thing that I did notice is that the fairings look different from the pictures I have seen of the 1986-1987 Suzuki GSXR 750 series bodywork but I am not enough of an expert to tell if this is aftermarket bodywork…perhaps someone will enlighten us in the comments section of this post.  Otherwise the bike looks incredibly clean.

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If you have been looking for a 1st edition gsxr/”slabbie” for your collection, seems like this might be a good chance.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

It Must Be Spring:  3 Clean 1st Edition GSXR’s
Suzuki March 19, 2015 posted by

Gonna go fast: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Canada

Always a RSBFS favorite and a quickly appreciating classic, here is a pristine 1989 GSX-R1100 located in Ontario Canada.

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There have been a lot of posts here on RSBFS about the the early GSX-R series so I won’t waste time and repeat the previous posts.   This particular bike appears to be a very clean and almost completely OEM 1989 2nd generation “slingshot edition” 1100cc model in the red and white bodywork.

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1989 Suzuki GSX-1100R for sale on ebay canada

Pictures seem to show everything in very good condition.  The seller does note that the turn signals are not OEM and there is one crack under right mirror on upper fairing…neither of which seem like major issues. Exahust and seats also look to be OEM and in excellent condition.

Note:  While the pics show the full rear seat, the seller also indicates that the bike comes with the original hard to find rear solo seat section.

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While the bike certainly looks very clean, mileage is listed at a 45,000 miles so it hasnt been a garage queen.  To me the mileage doesnt seem to match the condition of the bodywork so I would want to check to see if any has been replaced or if the bike has been restored previously.  Then again, it may just be a really pristine survivor bike…its hard to tell without seeing it in person.

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Here is some of the information the seller includes in the ebay auction regarding condition:

  • NEW :
    • 2 metzler tires
    • Battery
    • all fluids/oils/filters
    • wheel bearings re-greased
    • chain and pivot points lubed
    • carbs cleaned/rebuilt with new jets
    • new spark plugs
  • Bike has just be serviced by my mechanic, can provide notes/bills of what was done
  • Signals, horn, hi/low beam all work as they should 

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The asking price for this slingshot edition is a surprisingly low $4,600 CAD/$3,600 USD which at first seemed a bit low to me.  However, a closer review of the auction posting reveals the following statement by the seller

“I can’t get it to fire up and start at the moment .. petcock/fuel shutoff needs a rebuild kit or replacement”   

This statement could indicate something as simple as a long-standing gas tank having some crud go into the fuel system …or it could be something more serious.  Personally I would want to take a close look at the bike myself before going after this one but it is a very clean early edition GSX-R1100 so it will probably “go quickly” to a new home.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Gonna go fast:  1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Canada
Suzuki August 4, 2014 posted by

Thuggish Survivor: 1990 GSX-R 1100 for Sale

Well, this GSX-R 1100 is definitely one of those bikes that wasn’t especially rare when new, but has become so by being a survivor: “Gixxers” of all displacements are much used and abused. 600’s get treated as “starter bikes” by noobs and crashed left and right. 750’s get raced, stunted, tracked, the 1100’s get drag-raced, and finally they all get parted-out when they’ve suffered one crash too many.

So “slingshots” in relatively pristine condition are pretty hard to come by, although this one is a bit less than stock under the skin…

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It’s not completely original but is, as the seller describes, a “sleeper”. The 1100 is a fast bike, even by today’s standards and this one, bored out to 1340cc’s and 190hp should be terrifyingly fast in a straight line, and possibly more so in the corners: while the 750 was the original race-replica and had some of the best handling available at the time, the bigger 1100 was heavier and far less nimble.

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 R Side Fairing

I have a great issue of SuperBike magazine from 1998 that covers four notoriously piggish machines and how to fix them, including the GSX-R 1100. Titled “WrestleMania” it described the bike as “… quite pretty. To look at, sure, but never to ride.” It’s obviously exaggerating a bit for effect, but their point is taken: handling was stable, but far from nimble.

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Tank Detail

The article blames a frame that carries weight way too high and makes the bike top-heavy. Luckily, there are a million shops that work on these and parts are readily available if you want to improve things a bit, and some bits from the 750 and later models will bolt right on.

Modern sport-touring bikes leave me pretty cold in general, but I bet something like this could be made to eat up miles in retro-style…

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From the original eBay listing: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for Sale

Here’s your chance to buy one of the baddest old school Gixxers around. 11k original miles, looks like a total sleeper, original 1127 motor built to 1340cc, (190 hp) APE cylinders, custom ground cams, Wiseco pistons, top end oiler kit, braided oil lines, Carrillo rods, 38mm Mikuni flatslides. Brand new Michelins Pilot Pure 2CT, 48T rear sprocket, battery. Yoshimura Duplex exhaust, Original Yoshimura carb covers, Fox twin clicker shock. Body work is all original paint and in excellent condition, a few small flaws. Bike never been crashed or even tipped over. This bike was built to drag race but I put it back on the street. Still has NOS (bottle removed but will be included), air shifter is there but not connected, shift light, Schnitz Pro Street ignition controller, etc. Totally street legal now. Currently registered until June 2015. Bike runs great, very streetable and tons of torque. You can’t even build a motor like this one for reserve asking price..

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I’m not typically a fan of Japanese motorcycles. A bit too mass-market and committee-think, their cars and bikes look like a bunch of designers sat around to discuss their individual goals, then the resulting bike is a hodge-podge of conflicting priorities. They are amazing machines, but they look bland to me, with all the passion optimized out of them. And growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, these things were everywhere, shrieking around, piloted by riders with little gear and fewer brains, so I lumped all the garishly-painted plastic rockets together.

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Carb Detail

But the 1988-1990 GSX-R’s have a purity of line that I really like. It was actually Icon [yeah, the apparel guys] that got me hooked on these: the builds they post up on their site are usually all ratbike, Mad Max-styled weirdness, but they did one very simple, classic build of a GSX-R 750 that got me thinking. They’re simple and well-proportioned, and those dual-headlights suggest endurance racing and the simple goal of speed at all costs.

In classic blue-and-white paint, in very presentable condition with none of the cheesy aftermarket weirdness these so often feature, this bike has mods in all the right places and a price that seems to offer a whole lot of bang for the buck.

-tad

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 R Side

Thuggish Survivor: 1990 GSX-R 1100 for Sale

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