Posts by tag: GSXR750

Sport Bikes For Sale July 29, 2013 posted by

Modded And Updated: 1986 GSX-R 750 Limited

le right front I must admit, it was hard to come back to the RSBFS offices (even though they are as plush as they come) after two weeks of vacation in Montana.  Do we have any readers in Montana?  Well, ennough about my glamourous lifestyle; lets get to bikes.  This LE poppped up on Ebay several months ago and then disappeared just as fast.  Well it’s back for another go and it is an interesting one.  Lets call it a LE Evo.

1986 GSX-R 750 Limited for sale on eBay

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If Suzuki had a brain in their head they would produce this exact bike (yes, Suzuki I’m available for consultant work).  I have no doubt in my mind they would sell evey single one of them.  Take the classic, light weight GSX-R 750 of 1986, keep the dry clutch (mandatory) and put some updated suspension, wheels and brakes on the thing.  Finish it off in either this color scheme or that pretty yellow and blue HB Suzuki scheme.  Now sit back and enjoy the profits.  In my opinion, people rarely get it right when they start modifying bikes but I’m liking what the seller has done.

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The details:

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.

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. Please feel free to ask questions. Buyer to arrange and pay for shipping if required. I will do what I can on my end as needed.

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As described, the barced swing arm.  Damn nice job, looks OEM.

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Someone obviously loved their Limited.

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If only you had those back in 86!

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As a rider it seems to have the best of both world: exclusivity and modern updates.  Ah, but what would you pay?  Would you price it close to the stock examples we’ve seen lately in the $10,000 to $12,000 range? 

Click here for the auction.


Modded And Updated: 1986 GSX-R 750 Limited
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.


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.


Sport Bikes For Sale January 14, 2013 posted by

Where It All Started: 1986 GSXR750 (XR41 Replica)

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Like a bass to a shiny lure I got hooked again.  A reader spotted this XR41 replica a few days ago and it has now moved to eBay with some extra pictures and information.  Yes, it is nothing more than a nicely painted 1986 GSXR750 but those in themselves (in good shape) are getting hard to find.


Here is what the owner modeled his replica after;  the GS1000R or its Suzuki factory designation, the XR41.  The bike racked up quite a few endurance wins including Suzuka and the Bold d’Or 24 hour.  This bike is circa 1983 so you can clearly see the where the development went when it came time to launch the GSXR750.  The bike is commonly pictured with a red seat so the seller was spot on.  Here are some good pictures and info on the real thing.

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And like magic, there is the red seat, sitting on some custom bodywork.

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It is crying for a custom cut down tank like the XR41’s;  fuel capacity be damned.

The info:

1986 gsxr 750 built as a tribute to Suzuki’s championship winning xr41. Bike has fresh oil and filter, fresh brake fluid and new pads front and rear, new hel ss front lines, new battery, fresh carb clean and sync with stage 3 jet kit and k&n filters. New customized body work with custom headlights and seat. Bike was not built as a show bike so there are some imperfections and minor scratches, but bike looks and runs good. Clear Florida title, tagged and registered

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Hmm, looks pretty good.  On anything getting up in age I’m sure you’ll have to check out all the rubber and plastic bits.

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The seller has a BIN of $3,600 to go along with the auction.  Granted you have to like the yellow replica paint but the BIN seems qutie reasonable for a clean GSXR750 with some custom parts.

Here is the auction.


Rare Sport Bike Parts For Sale September 18, 2012 posted by

Parts Bin: Just A 2000-03 Suzuki GSXR750 WSB Spec Engine

Parts Bin:  Just A  2000-03 Suzuki GSXR750 WSB Spec Engine


Oh my!  This is what dreams are made of and what shrinks wallets.  I want to know what RSBFS reader doesn’t dream about putting some exotic,  one off parts on his/her bike.  Well,  how about a whole WSB spec,  Suzuki GSXR750 engine?  I am a mere amateur at identifying  works parts but have seen a few featured on various sites.  The reason I mention that is that this engine has an XRC engine code stamped on it and that is a new parts code to me.  XRO  generally designates Suzuki works parts and  ERO being the identifier for kit parts.  Experts please chime in here, what exactly do we have here with an XRC code stamped on it?  My amateur eye says that it  is a works engine and not one composed of kit parts.



I spoke with one Speedy Sie ( screen name from the PerformanceBikeForum), who is a UK based Suzuki fanatic who is the most knowledgeable person I know on Suzuki works parts.  To sum up what he told me:  this is the real deal, it is extremely rare and very, very reasonably priced.  The XRC code is the code used on the last engines produced before Suzuki went to 1000cc.  Perspective buyers, he also added he knows of someone in North America with some works throttle bodies they might be willing to part with!


I know there are some boys in the UK that can ID this stuff.  I wouldn’t say they are abundant but you sure see more works parts make it to the masses there than most places.  I do know the clutch can be an identifier to the actual spec of the engine.


Here is the story from the lucky seller.  Why is he lucky?  He has two of the damn things!

SUZUKI 2000-2003 SUPERBIKE GSXR750 WSB Spec Motor Complete.  XRO, ERO. XRC

Yes, this is an A spec Top tier factory team fully built GSXR750 XRC race motor.  170bhp, with all the factory bits installed.  Nearly impossible to find.  This engine was bought from the U.K. this way already to go and was assembled by the Factory Suzuki Team.  If you opened it up it would contain the following for example:

  • Lightened crank,
  • Titanium Connecting Rods
  • Titanium Valves
  • Worked Head, with factory only adjustable intake runners.  Shown as Blue anodized in the pic.
  • Custom Cams with 14:1+ Compression
  • Dry Clutch
  • Magnesium Deep Sump oil pan
  • Magnesium Starter cover delete.

Cost for these individual motors cost in the $80k-$100k range per engine depending on who you talk to.

This motor would be great for any Superbike collector, and or yes it could be installed to a street bike with some modification’s done to make it work.  Not for the faint hearted!!  Or you could complete a ground up Superbike replica.  Please note this is not your average GSXR750 motor, so reserve is set accordingly.  If you want a $400 GSXR motor go look elsewhere.

We will ship overseas, but buyer is responsible for actual shipping cost, which will be calculated after purchase.  We may end listing early so don’t wait!  It is listed elsewhere..

Once again this engine was not assembled by us!  It came this way from Suzuki.  Thanks for looking and any questions are welcome.




The secret codes.  Alstare was running Suzuki’s WSB program back in 2000-03 so I assume these engines would have come to the UK via Italy.  The riders back then were Chili and Lavilla.   Is there a possibility this an engine from a Suzuki BSB team?



Some Ti goodness hiding in there.  As cool as it would be to have this engine where do you find  something to squirt fuel in there?  It would be a fun search though.



I’m taking a pass on price because, well, I haven’t bought a WSB spec engine lately.  Chime in guys, what is it worth to you?  The seller has an auction running with a BIN of $8,500.  I think the main problem is that it would be a crime to stuff that into your otherwise standard bike.  This would in turn lead to a long, expensive but fascinating journey to track down the rest of the works bike.  Think it can’t be done?  Do a little investigating and you’ll find several enthusiasts are doing just that.


Speedy Sie also mentioned the last Suzuki works engine he saw sell, sold for approximately $14,500 in Germany.  Check that BIN quickly!

Here is the auction.



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.



Sport Bikes For Sale July 2, 2012 posted by

The Late 60’s, Detroit And A GSXR? 682 Mile 1987 Suzuki GSXR750

The Late 60’s, Detroit And A GSXR?  682 Mile 1987 Suzuki GSXR750

A mechanic friend and I were talking the other day about an early model GSXR he was rebuilding.  He made the  comment that the early GSXR’s are becoming the muscle cars of the 60’s-70’s to the two wheel crowd.  I think he hit it right on.  Both bring you back to simpler designs where power and weight were the driving factors.  Like a nice clean muscle car, early model GSXR’s are getting hard to come by and prices are rising accordingly.  Along with its’ incredible  condition this one has a bit of a story to it.  It apparently was originally purchased by Don Prudhomme  and sat tucked away for years in a race shop.  The seller is the second owner and only put 50 miles on it!  More importantly he freshened the bike up to showroom condition.



Yeah, it is that clean.



Damn, it took more than two decades to break the thing in.



Generally the dirtiest part of the bike.  Again, not even a smudge to be seen.


I spy something red and black…..


From the auction

this listing is a rare opportunity to own possibly the lowest mileage first gen gsxr on the planet! i am the second owner.original owner was the drag racing legend don “the snake” was stored in a climate controlled race shop it’s whole life with’s now stored in my living room.when i got it there were some minor bumps and bruises to the lowers and the mid fairings,and a small scratch on the front fender and fairing.i sent them out to tc concepts and had them professionally redone to perfection,as well as the solo seat cowl cover.i had the carbs redone and the engine oil replaced with the filter.(i do think it was the original oil) i then put about 50 miles on the bike.everything works like’s shocking how close this machine looks to showroom fresh.of course a 25 year old bike cannot be absolutely perfect the only thing i see is the bottom of the mirrors have a couple very minor scuffs,and there is a small scratch above the rear grab handle above the tail lamp.that is it.the tires are not even dry rotted. they should be replaced if the bike is  going to be rode. it is certainly a show/collectors bike.or it could be rode if the new owner chose to.i have many photos of the bike in the listing,including a pic of the “snakes” race shop in hot rod magazine,with the bike there around all those legendary race cars.  the pictures speak for themselves. i have described it the the best that i can.i reserve the right to end auction at any owner to pick up locally or arrange shipping is on him or her.this would be a  extra ordinary addition to some one collection.good luck bidding and thanks for looking at my listing!  also the original marker plate goes with the bike.      



It might not be as aerodynamic as modern bikes but it still looks race ready:  well minus the encyclopedia size blinkers.



I for one will be keeping any eye on the outcome of this auction.  I’ll admit, I don’t really know what I’d even pay for this bike.  Lets see some comments on what you guys think a standard  GSXR750 in mint condition is worth.  If it was a limited I’d say anywhere from $12,000 to $14,000.  Is it worth half that?


Check out the auction.





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.