Posts by tag: gsxr750r

Suzuki November 1, 2013 posted by

Nice Pair Mate: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750R And 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OWO1

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Now that is quite a pair!  Before you pawn your wife’s wedding ring a note on location;  Australia.  Quite an opportunity for the locals.  Thanks to Spencer on our Facebook page for spotting these and making all of us not in Australia jealous.

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This would be at the top of my list to Santa.

The info:

Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase 2 of the most desireable race replica road legal bikes from the late 80’s.

These bikes along with the Honda RC30 and the Kawasaki ZZR750RR were definately the turning point for what was to become the normal factory process for homologation for racing.

Both bikes have been imported from Japan and have full aust import approval.

Suzuki GSXR750 RK (RR) 1989,

only 500 were produced to comply with racing rules,

18,304 Km, very good overall original condition, the fairing has been repainted at some point and the paint is a bit blistered

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I’m not up the OW’s, the owner mentions upgrading to full power spec.  Is that just a result of it being a Japanese domestic bike?

The info:

Yamaha OWO1

Only 1000 were produced

This has been upgraded to full horsepower spec, also has a performance pipe, and in generally in very good condition.

The speedo only shows 1007 Km not sure if this is correct, I would assume it has been changed or reset after the upgrading ???

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Check em out on Ebay Australia.


Nice Pair Mate:  1989 Suzuki GSX-R750R And 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OWO1
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 October 16, 2012 posted by

Low Mile Limited, Limited Time Remains: 1986 GSXR750 Limited

Low Mile Limited, Limited Time Remains:  1986 GSXR750 Limited

The RSBFS management team is going to be on my butt for letting this one sit: or will they?  This one started as a six day auction and as of this writing; not a single bid has been placed with two days remaining.  What gives?  Is the bikes not all it is cracked up to be or is the $10,000 starting bid too lofty?

The details from the seller:

This very rare 1986 GSX-R 750 is in excellent condition. Super low 1863 miles, you probably won’t find one with lower miles! I am the original owner. It has always been garaged and kept clean but has not been started for a few years. The paint job is original and still looks fantastic. It has a few nicks and some minor scratches to the paint, but no damages otherwise.

My amateur eye spots mis-colored wheels and the air box missing.  A friend of mine who is a Limited owner thought the carbs might look like Canadian versions.  I want to say I remember a RSBFS reader stating the Canadian bikes had different tanks as well.  I do not remember what that difference is.  Did this bike start its’ life in America Lite?

Having pointed that stuff out, it has less modifications than most Limited’s I’ve seen.

Maybe it is just the pictures but it just seems a little dull for only having 1863 miles on it.  The pod filters seem like an odd modification for a bike with low miles.

Although the starting bid is high we have seen very nice examples of 1986 Limited sell in the $10,000 to $12,000 range.

Check out the auction here.


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 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 March 22, 2012 posted by

An RK In The UK: 1989 Suzuki GSXR750RK

An RK In The UK: 1989 Suzuki GSXR750RK

Did anyone catch my Sex Pistols reference in the title? ……….Bueller?  On my unofficial list of rare Suzuki’s the 1989 double R GSXR750 sits right at the top, especially being here in the United States where we never had the bike imported.  Most of my knowledge on this bike comes from an owner I know and I’m sure he will comment on anything I get wrong.  500 RK’s were produced with the first 50 going to America Lite (Canada).  Japan kept the most with 200.  The UK received their batch of 50 from the 200 that went to Europe as a whole.

This was simply a bike built to get homologated for racing purposes.  Race teams were after a long stroke motor that took to tuning better than the short stroke version in the 1988 GSXR750.  I was told they did not even build a prototype of the bike before production.

It’s aluminum and light.


Boring photo but until seeing these in person, I did not know they were  hand made fiberglass units.  I’m told they made spares for a 100 bikes and then shut her down.  I had forgotten these didn’t have the dry clutch that the earlier Limited did but since the bottom ends are the same I believe it could be fitted.  Has anyone ever seen a list of the kit parts that were available back in 89?


A race oriented cluster.  Suzuki figured most of this stuff would be stripped off so it is kind of a mix and match of Suzuki parts in places.


The info on the bike:


Only 12,000 miles from New with Service Book, Handbooks etc.

A very hard to find bike

Message me through Ebay if you are interested.
Please refrain from the usual how much do you want to buy it now. Its an Auction, you bid the most you want to pay and you may end up buying it.
I can ship worldwide in a crate – please ask for exact quotation. I am an experienced shipper. I would think that 1500 pounds sterling will get this bike to most places in the world.
I am happy to ship at cost when payment is received and cleared.

Something I learned from restoring my GSXR400R is that this color of Suzuki engine paint (it’s not black)  is basically impossible to find.  Something to consider if you are a  stickler for authenticity.

Those stickers don’t come cheap.  This bike has 12,000 miles on it but appears overall to be in good condition.  It isn’t a museum piece but it hasn’t been abused either.   My guess would be high teens to low 20’s for a sales price if this bike was in the U.S.  Maybe a little less in the UK where the bike was imported?   There can’t be that many road going versions still in circulation.

 Enjoy the auction.


I’ve posted these before but I don’t get tired of looking at the brochure

Wow, how about his combo?  Look at that tank and frame on the Harris GSXR. The RK has the dry clutch installed.  I’d give that collection a thumbs up too.