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Suzuki March 31, 2015 posted by

Coming Directly: 1986 Suzuki RG500Γ Walter Wolf Replica

1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf R Side

The Suzuki RG500Γ Walter Wolf Replica is one of the most collectible sportbikes of the 1980’s, combining maniacal two-stroke power-delivery, big cubes, a state of the art suspension, and an evocative race-rep paint job.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf L Side Rear

It’s always fortunate when someone is born with such an appropriate and evocative name, and Walter Wolf certainly fits that description. An Austrian-born, Canadian oil tycoon and racing sponsor who supported UK racing teams at the highest levels of both two and four-wheeled competition.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf Dash

Powered by a water-cooled “square” four cylinder that used two parallel twins geared to a common crank to produce 100bhp, the Gamma blew the competing RZ500 out of the water in most quantifiable performance measures, although that bike obviously has its rabid fans as well.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf Engine

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki RG500Γ Walter Wolf Replica

The bike is in very good condition but it does have however 2 small cracks in the body work that have been plastic welded that were there when I purchased the bike over 14 years ago from the last owner that had it in storage for about 10 years. You can see them in the pictures and there are some very light scratches on the LH lower expansion chamber that you can see also. There looks that there might be a very small piece of plastic that is cracked from one of the tabs that is on the mid panel but it is covered by the upper so you will not be able to see it from the outside if you look at the bike. Other than that there are two spots on the foam pad that is around the instrument panel that have some sun burn from the wind shield which is a very common problem on these bikes.

The bike is not perfect, since it has two or three small hair line cracks in the body work that have been fixed but for a 29 year old bike that has 9951 km on it, it is very close. I would say it is a 9.5 out of 10 and the cracks are very hard to see unless you know where they are and I point them out to you.

The bike is in storage at the moment but before I sell it I will take the carbs. off and have them ultrasonic cleaned and have them synched.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf R Side Rear

This example may not be flawless, but it’s about as close as you’re likely to get, and in very original condition with low miles.

These aren’t the most elegant-looking bikes, a little bulbous to my eye, but the blue/red/gold paint on the Walter Wolf bikes really flatter the shape. 100bhp may not sound like much, but keep in mind the light weight and slightly abrupt power delivery certainly make for an entertaining ride, an a valuable one to boot.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf L Side Front

Coming Directly: 1986 Suzuki RG500Γ Walter Wolf Replica
Suzuki March 5, 2015 posted by

Mile-Eater: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for Sale

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 R Side

In 1986, one year after it was introduced, the GSX-R750 got a delinquent bigger brother, a misfit bike with race track looks that wasn’t eligible for any race track longer than a quarter mile or one with corners… As in the original Gixxer, the 137hp, 1074cc inline four-cylinder that powered the GSX-R1100 eschewed liquid-cooling to save weight, and Suzuki used a specially-designed oil pump with two chambers that could provide both cooling and lubrication. Of course “Suzuki Advanced Cooling System” sounds much more exciting and “SACS” looks much cooler featured prominently on the side panels.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Front

The frame ran over the engine so the bike carried much of its nearly 500 pound weight up far too high for agility, and the 1100 isn’t really keen on changing line once heeled over in a turn. The later ’89-’90 bikes were worse, and Suzuki tinkered with the frame and suspension throughout its life, although they never got these to handle like their smaller siblings.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Dash

But this original bad-boy became the darling of hooligans and drag racers. In spite of numbers that look unimpressive now, these offered absolutely brutal performance at the time. The 1100 also has a reputation for unburstability and can handle far more power: many hop-up and tuning parts exist for racers and guys who just want to lay a really fat rolling burnout…

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 L Tank

So while these aren’t nimble canyon-carvers, that big fairing and juicy midrange punch makes the Gixxer 1100 an excellent, mile-destroying grand touring machine, much like its more modern descendent, the Hayabusa.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Tail

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for Sale

This is my 1986 GSX-R that is being offered at a very low reserve for what it is. These old school GSX-R’s are getting very rare to come by and are doing nothing but going up in value. I bought a few years ago to restore to brand new condition. I just don’t have the time to restore it now. Recently pulled it out of the garage after not touching it for about a year and a half. I put in a new battery, gas and oil and she started right up. She runs rough, I’m pretty sure carbs just need cleaning. The clutch is real soft, I think it needs to be bled. The clear coat on the gas tank and some fairing pieces are peeling. Some of the fairing pieces have cracks from being dropped. Bottom left fairing was repaired but wasn’t a great job. Probably needs to be redone (see pic)  I might be being picky about the bad things but I have 100% positive feedback and I don’t want anyone mislead.  The bike is still really nice for its age and I only bought it a couple years ago because it ran great and needed some cosmetic stuff. Also, the bike has newer tires, just bought a used OEM windshield, a rear seat cowl, and matching pad.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Yoshi Pipe

Bidding is at $2,950 with very little time left on the auction. It’s hard to tell from the photos, since the sun washes out some detail, this looks to be in very decent original shape. Considering the age, it looks to be very complete, although there are some paint flaws and scratches. While high miles may detract from the value for collectors, folks who want to ride their bikes know that miles aren’t nearly as important as maintenance: as mentioned above, these motors are very rugged and can handle much more horsepower.

It might make an excellent restoration candidate if you’re obsessed with perfection, or just a really cool bike to ride as-is. Or use it to lurk at local bike nights so you can leave in a cloud of tire smoke…

-tad

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 L Side

Mile-Eater: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for Sale
Suzuki February 16, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: Very Original 1986 GSX-R750 for Sale

Update 3.19.2015: The seller has decided to hold on to this one. -dc

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 L Front

Today, we’ve got a very original and very clean first-generation GSX-R750 for sale. The point cannot be made strongly enough: the original GSX-R750 was ground zero for modern sportbikes. The underlying principles of light weight, mass-centralization and purpose-built focus on speed had combined previously in exotic bikes from niche manufacturers like Bimota, but those bikes often had single-digit production numbers and, while they served to demonstrate what could be done, they were a “what if” sideshow and had no real impact on mainstream production. Previous Japanese “sportbikes” were big, heavy inline fours with revised and reinforced suspensions, better brakes, and increased output, but they were fast in a sort of “hulking” way, something like a modern day Hayabusa: they were nothing to sneeze at, and did handle predictably, but didn’t have anything like the backroad focus of a modern 600 or 1000.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 R Side

Introduced in 1985, the GSX-R was powered by a 750cc inline four. Seemingly a step backwards, the engine was oil/air-cooled, although it was felt that the weight savings and simplicity versus liquid cooling would easily offset the power disadvantage.

Almost as importantly, while other bikes might have dabbled in middleweight performance and handling, the GSX-R set the tone in terms of look, with a slab-sided fairing that fully-enclosed the motorcycle, leaving engineers to focus on function instead of form, since the mechanical bits would be completely concealed. A distinctive aluminum beam frame, dual front discs, a monoshock rear suspension, and 18″ wheels front and rear helped set the standard as well, creating a basic look that still endures today, and likely continue into the future, until we adopt a practical replacement for the telescopic front fork.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 L Rear

From the seller: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 for Sale

The bike has not been wrecked and no painting has been done. 100% original with 25,000 miles. The bike has been ridden and has normal wear and tear, but it is a crowd-pleaser, to say the least.

The bike is in perfect running condition and because I’m a little fanatical I recently had the bike fully serviced, prepped, and set up on the Dyno at Karns Performance Suzuki, in Mechanicsburg PA to get the carbs set up and the bike in tip top condition. These guys specialize in sport bikes and I knew I had the right shop when I went in and saw the GSXR-750 Limited up on a pedestal on display in their shop. Jason, one of the owners, took the bike in and made me feel good about leaving it with them. I was apprehensive about having all the work done but these guys are pros and it was right up their alley.

This complete service was almost $2,000 and included:

  • New fork seals and fluid.
  • New fuel petcock/valve.
  • Fresh oil and filter.
  • New OEM air cleaner.
  • New chain and sprockets.
  • New OEM Bridgestone radial tires.
  • Ultra sonic carb cleaning and balancing.
  • Dyno run/tune, to set up freshly cleaned carbs. Graph printout etc..
  • New battery.
  • New fuel lines.
  • Fresh front and rear brake fluid and flush.
  • Fresh clutch fluid and flush.
  • New flasher relay.

The paint is deep and lustrous, there are no visible scratches, the windshield is perfect and clear, the rear solo seat cowl cover is in place, all lights and electronics function as new, the inside of the tank is like new, the bike has been stored indoors its whole life and currently has fuel stabilizer run through it and is on a battery tender. The stock seat was recently put back on there is a Corbin Gunfighter that comes with the bike. The previous owner stored the stock seat and it is in brand new condition.

I purchased this bike from the original owner last summer who was a local State trooper. It was in near perfect condition with a couple very minor imperfections: a small dent on upper left edge of tank from a broom mishap that is barely noticeable. In fact I didn’t notice it when I bought it but got the story later from my friend. There is also a small section of gray epoxy on the inside upper left faring in a thin strip a couple inches long, presumably to stop a hairline crack. However no crack is visible from either side. I did not notice either of these things when I bought the bike as they are very subtle or out if view.

Neither of these imperfections detract from the pristine appearance of this rare and stock condition machine but in the interest of full disclosure I wanted to point them out.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Tank Detail

-tad

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Featured Listing: Very Original 1986 GSX-R750 for Sale
Suzuki February 14, 2015 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma with Zero Frickin’ Miles for Sale

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma R Side

If you’re looking for a truly collectable Suzuki RG500Γ, your unicorn has been spotted, so move quickly. No seriously: this thing has zero, nil, null, 0, nada miles on it. Absolutely none.

Race replicas from the 1980’s obviously needed appropriate powerplants to complete the illusion, and featured two-stroke engines like the machines racing in Moto GP. Suzuki’s 500cc four-cylinder featured an unusual, water-cooled square four that was basically two parallel twins geared to a common crank. At under 400lbs dry with 100bhp and a race-ready chassis, it was a serious machine.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma L Side Detail

When the listing mentions ” rare chance to find another” he may be underselling it a bit, although his $39,000 asking price certainly doesn’t… That’s a lotta dough, but this may be the lowest-mile Gamma available anywhere, and has a valid California title to boot!

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma R Grip

From the original Craigslist post: 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for Sale with Zero Miles

Suzuki RG500 . I am original owner. Purchased brand new. kept well preserved. No acid in orig battery . no gas in tank. The bike is brand new and no leaks. Cylinder maintained with constantly Not a single scratch . CA titled in non-op status with blue plate the same year purchased and imported into USA. Has the orig clear screen. Rare chance to find another.

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma Close Up

But what goes through the mind of someone willing to buy a state of the art sporting machine, then pack it away, never to turn a wheel in anger, or spew fragrant two-stroke smoke in the face of riders on slower bikes?

For anyone who wants a basically brand new motorcycle to place in a hermetically-sealed display case, this does represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For the rest of us, it represents an absolute tragedy: a machine built for speed, in suspended animation.

-tad

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma L Side Tail

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.

1986 GSX-R750 LE R Rear

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

1986 GSX-R750 LE R Side

Setting the Standard for Performance: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition
Honda January 9, 2015 posted by

Some Assembly Required: 1986 Honda NS400R

1986 Honda NS400R R Side

Honda’s NSR400R was a snarling, two-stroke middleweight from an era of unprecedented experimentation; a three-cylinder, triple-piped sportbike with cutting-edge specifications. The 1980’s must have been a very discouraging time for European and Italian manufacturers. While they were barely hanging on by their fingernails, Japanese manufacturers were in the throes of an era of funky, experimental technologies, trying out new formulas, and nothing was off-limits: unusual engine configurations, turbos, and active suspension were all tried, with varying degrees of success.

1986 Honda NS400R R Rear Suspension

The NSR400R wasn’t lacking performance or technology: the rattling heart of the little monster was a liquid-cooled, 90° V3 that put 72hp through a six-speed transmission. Power-valve technology beefed up the midrange power while water-cooling increased power and kept mechanical noise to a minimum, although the snarl from the pipes is undeniably that of a two-stroke. Anti-dive forks and modular wheels wrapped in radial tires completed the package.

1986 Honda NS400R Dash

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Honda NS400R for Sale

This is a rare Honda NS400R Rothman’s edition 2-stroke. We got this jewel  from a retired motorcycle mechanic. Bike is not running and engine will need to be redone according to him. Honda appears to be complete with a couple of things missing like keys, exhaust, mirrors, gear shifter lever, kick start lever, and coil cover.  Paint and fairing is nice with some scratches. Mileage is really low at  4,741 Km. Bike has a small decal with Japanese writing and No. 301 If someone can tell me the year or more info please feel free to do so and I will update the auction.  BIKE IS SOLD WITH A BILL OF SALE BUT If winning bidder wants a title we can obtain it at additional cost  just contact us.

1986 Honda NS400R L Fairing

Just two days left on the auction, with bidding just over $3,000 and the reserve not met. While this bike isn’t 100% complete, the bike is in cosmetically good shape, and the parts missing are fairly straightforward to replace. Those missing pipes might be difficult or possibly expensive to source… So why not go all-out and, since you’re going to have to rebuild the engine anyway, just have someone whip up a set of pipes with custom expansion chambers, all out of titanium while you’re at it?

-tad

1986 Honda NS400R L Side

Some Assembly Required: 1986 Honda NS400R
Suzuki December 22, 2014 posted by

Move Fast: 1986 GSX-R750 Limited Edition

Note: We’ve seen this one before, but it’s been a couple years and Tad has a fresh perspective to consider. -dc

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE R Front

We generally try to stay away from modified machines at this site, but this GSX-750R LE is exactly the type of motorcycle I love: a bike that shows evolutionary change, a gradual improvement to more closely match the needs of the owner and address performance shortcomings from the factory. I’m sure the spoked wheels will generate a bit of controversy here, but they do look pretty sharp, and the listing includes his reasons for the swap. Most importantly, it should make the bike much more usable: the original 18″ items don’t have much in the way of high-performance rubber available these days…

The GSX-R was introduced in 1985 and featured a 750cc four-cylinder that eschewed water-cooling in an effort to save weight. The bike basically set the pattern still being followed today, with an aluminum beam frame, four piston calipers gripping triple-disc brakes, and monoshock rear suspension.

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE Carbs

This “LE” or “Limited Edition” version of the Gixxer was intended to homologate parts for racing, specifically the distinctive vented dry clutch, aluminum fuel tank, and anti-dive forks that were an electronic alternative to Honda’s mechanical system. The swingarm was lengthened for 1986, although this example uses the shorter item from the 1985 model for a shorter wheelbase and quicker steering.

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE Dry Clutch

The description includes a pretty detailed account as to the changes that were made and why, and they all do make plenty of sense in context. He also includes a video clip of the bike starting and running, although the sound quality is pretty horrendous. It’s nice to see that the bike starts up quickly and settles into a nice idle, but if you’re curious about the dry clutch sound, you’re best off clicking around YouTube for another video.

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE Rim

It’s also interesting to note that, although regulations in Europe concerning noise can be very strict, he was granted an “exception” for his modifications, which seems so strangely… reasonable. It’s pretty impressive that the German equivalent of the DMV has folks on-hand knowledgeable enough to make that sort of determination!

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE Dash

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition

I am offering up for sale a very unique bike. I have outfitted this bike myself and have used it on the roads in Germany, before moving to the USA. I have all the German registration documents and those from the original owner. I have owned or ridden most every GSXR and a fair number of other bikes, this bike by far is the best road going sport bike I have ridden. The wheels I had special made by WIWO in Germany, 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 and 180/55/17 I have run Metzlers without any problem. The wheels are certified tubeless. The rims are AKRONT. There is no damage to these wheels and they run true. This bike is outfitted with the short 1985 swingarm giving it a 55 inch wheelbase. There has never been any wobble or shake at speed. 260kph seems to be the top speed and it is quite a joy to ride at any speed. 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. The ignition box is a Yoshimura item. The difference is night and day. The engine will rev to 12,000rpm. The hit at 7000rpm is quick. The exhaust is a 4-2-1 stainless system custom made to fit this bike by Shaefer Racing in Germany. I had the bike on a Dyno outdoors. At 7000rpm the shreak from the carbs drove everyone for cover. It is louder than the pipe. 

At some point you will ask, ‘Why spoke wheels?’….When this bike was being drawn up, the fastest bikes were all examined in great detail. One of the fastest bikes at that time was a TZ750. If you look at the two bikes they share the same basic shape. Since the first TZ had spoke wheels I had a set made up for this bike. They are TUV certified. At the time I could get magnesium wheels but they were not allowed for road use. Aftermarket aluminum wheels were not widely available. The Mitchel wheel from Lockhart was an option, however they are heavier than the spoke wheels. These wheels run perfect true and none of the spokes has ever needed adjustment! This bike will accept any standard 3 spoke GSXR wheel from the first or second generation bikes. Remember that the original Limited Edition has a 15mm front axle and is more prone to flex. The small amount of frame flex in the 750 seems to be ideal for road work. The Akrapovic end can was added to keep the bike road legal. All modifications have been signed into the brief. The process of doing this is a story in itself. I first went to the TUV engineer and asked to have the airbox removed. Stock exhaust, stock engine, dry clutch. Since the dry clutch made more noise than either the exhaust or the intake (before engine tuning) I was granted an exception. I had the exhaust fabricated and the road legal Akrapavic end can installed. Back to TUV and another modification signed into the brief. I have the original swing arm, which is quite long, and the original footpegs in perfect condition. I do not have the original exhaust, wheels or forks and triple clamps. .This bike has never been crashed or dropped!

With just one day left and a starting price of $7,500 and no bids so far, it looks like the seller may be aiming a bit too high. That’s the problem with making changes to the bike to suit your personal preferences: they may not match anyone else’s! Plus, the missing fairing lower may be putting casual browsers off as, at a glance, this looks like just another well-worn Slabby.

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE Headstock

I’d find a fairing lower and paint to match, but this is otherwise a very cool resto-mod that seems to be very much in the spirit of the original bike. Note that the seller does not have the original fork or wheels, so be prepared if you plan to buy this and return it to stock appearance. All-in-all, this is definitely not a bike for collectors, but for folks looking for something that evokes an earlier, simpler era of riding but has a few nods to advances in technology.

Or ex-Ducati owners who miss the rattle of a dry clutch.

-tad

1986 Suzuki GSXR LE R Side

Move Fast: 1986 GSX-R750 Limited Edition
Suzuki December 2, 2014 posted by

Nut-and-Bolt Restoration:1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for Sale

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 L Side Front

This is about as close as you’ll get to a time-capsule GSX-R750 in a daily-rider package. It’s been fully-restored after a life on the road, making it ideal for someone who wants the very best Gixxer they can find, but is looking for something to ride rather than a bike to simply park up and admire.

Suzuki made plenty of GSX-R’s, but few survive in anything like this kind of condition. It’s one of the most significant sportbikes ever built, and represents a real paradigm shift: before the Gixxer, most racy road bikes were replicas of race bikes that were based on road bikes. The GSX-R basically took the last part out of the equation: it was a road bike based on a race bike, a production endurance racing machine for the masses.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 R Side

Introduced in 1985 and nicknamed the “Slabby” for its slab-sided styling, the original GSX-R came in one flavor only: 750cc’s. The engine eschewed liquid-cooling to keep weight down and the bike used an aluminum beam frame, state of the art brakes, and a monoshock rear suspension. It looks so familiar today because it basically invented the formula still being used for today’s sportbikes.

From the original eBay listing: 1986 GSX-R750 for Sale

The cleanest and most correct 86” GSXR 750 around! Every part on this bike has been cleaned and refurbished or replaced with OEM direct parts! I have every Suzuki label from the parts put on to prove it along with all of the parts and maintenance receipts. Direct OEM new and NOS parts are VERY expensive for these bikes. I have over $12k invested in parts alone.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 R Side Front

For more details, check out the original listing: the seller includes a pretty detailed list of what went into the restoration. The fairing has been treated to high-quality work to make it better than new, and both solo and dual seats are included. The engine was completely rebuilt and he does have a NOS OEM exhaust available if you don’t like the Vance & Hines pipe on there currently. Basically, that seems to be the story here: if you see something that doesn’t look stock, he probably has the original part, in better-than-new condition to go with the bike. He even has a spare set of tires to fit the 18″ wheels.

Here’s hoping the seller isn’t trying to recoup his investment in terms of the reserve price: one day, bikes like this may be very valuable, but they’re not quite there yet. No reason listed as to why he’s selling it after investing so much time and energy in the build, but his loss is your gain: unless you’re looking for a zero-mile time capsule still in the shipping crate, or want to hold out for a blue and white one, then this is your ride. Or this is your “sit in your living room and admire.” Or your “seal up in a temperature-controlled, hermetically-sealed vault.” Whichever.

-tad

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 L Side

Nut-and-Bolt Restoration:1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for Sale