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Suzuki January 10, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Update 1.6.2022: This bike has SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

The RSBFS faithful will undoubtedly know Chris Perkins from GSXRonly.com. Chris has listed some amazing builds on this site, complete with the requisite photography and honest descriptions. And today’s bike is no exception, except that instead of a perfect resto or a mod-rod hammer style big bore build up it is more of a very clean survivor / rider example of the classic liter bike monster, the GSX-R 1100 in beautiful blue & white.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 on eBay

Featured Listing – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

The GSX-R line should require no introductions on these pages, as Suzuki’s revolutionary race bike for the street bowed as a 750 in 1985, introducing light weight and race-spec components that redefined performance for the 750cc class. The 1100 model followed the next year, and similarly made existing liter bikes obsolete. But nothing remains static in the competitive arena of competitive motorcycles, and by 1988 the original 750 had already been upgraded in several areas, including a more robust frame. 1989 introduced similar changes to the 1100 (including a bump in displacement), resulting in the best handling and fastest big Suzuki to date. The 1127cc inline four – still cooled via a combination of air and 2 high-flow oil pumps – churned out 143 HP when new, could rip a quarter mile in the very low 10s, and nudged 170 mph flat out on the top end. Heady stuff for the 1980s.

From the seller:
1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100

15,600 miles
New Michelin tires
Yoshimura Duplex Exhaust
Repainted Rear Wheel
Great brakes, clutch and chain/sprocket
Cleaned and rebuilt carbs, new needle valves, ‘O” rings fuel lines and seals for the fuel delivery to the bowls
Lowers have been repainted due to tip over cracks and scuffs. Plastic welded and repainted with PPG products
Rear tail panels have had a few of the mounting nipples repaired.
Small crack left ear near the mirror on the upper fairing
Small crack (repaired from inside to stabilize) on right rear tail,
Small crack on left rear tail
Small crack on front fender
Scratches on the tank
Original white pearl paint is yellowing, as is typical for these bikes.
Metal is very nice, small scratch on right side of swing arm behind pipe
OEM reflectors, rear fender , rear tire hugger
OEM directional’s and mirrors

Running bike, Add fuel. Very fast, somewhat loud, but a lot of fun. If you are looking to have the rest of the bodywork painted, we can make that happen. I have the complete decal kit in hand. Otherwise, ride it as it is.

I try very hard to advise of all known defects so there is no confusion as to the condition, many times I am overly critical, but I have made a trip myself to get bikes, and have been disappointed at the description.

More from the seller:
This 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 is a really nice, mostly original example of a survivor /rider that is in need of a new pilot. Clean Florida title in my name. Ready to assist in shipping, but it is the buyers responsible for making arrangements. Any question or offers, please call.

Asking price: $11,500

Contact information: Chris Perkins 407-492-5854 gsxronly.com

Today we are seeing earlier generation GSX-Rs evolve into true collector bikes. Time has been kind to the style and the legend that is the Gixxer, but so many of these models were not treated kindly in return. Therefore simply finding a serviceable example of one these bikes from the 1980s is a feat unto itself. And when you find one, you have work to do. Potentially a lot of work, depending upon the condition and how recently it was used. Today’s Featured Listing 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 has already had a pretty thorough going over by the sounds of things, and Chris is very open as to the overall mechanical and cosmetic shape of the machine – in both pictures and words. The period correct Yoshimura exhaust and Lockhart tinted screen is just icing on the cake! If you have lusted after a classic GSX-R and are looking for a rider or if you seek a platform to build the bike of your dreams, check out all of the great pictures and then give Chris a shout and strike a deal. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
Suzuki December 15, 2021 posted by

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!

1987 GSX-R 750 for sale on eBay!

Make: Suzuki
Model: GSX-R
Displacement: 749cc
Location: Miami, FL
Mileage: 25,300
Price: $8,000 obo

It’s always nice to see an older GSX-R leveled up and looking good. This one appears to be a pretty nice – survivor – rider – usable – restore-able kind of machine.

The seller states it is an all original bike, runs great and I’m happy to see the original buyer opted for the cheese grater exhaust.

Seeing these older machines with the stock exhaust always makes me smile because, as we all know, 99.9% of them were outfitted with a Yoshi or V&H can. It looks like this one escaped with only a V&H sticker- Whew! Thank you 8# Baby Jesus.

Some notes from the eBay ad
1987 Suzuki GSXR750 low mile original bike. In excellent condition.
They’re getting harder and harder to find like this especially in this state. Prices are climbing steadily.
Right now this and the 1100 are two of the most collectible bikes out there.

Not to poo poo on the ad, but there are a couple of CBR 900rr’s over on BAT snickering right now.

Anyway, back to the GSX-R at hand and a little more from the seller:

DO NOT bid, make offers or press buttons if you’re not absolutely sure you’re buying it.

Your purchase is not subject to ANYTHING after you buy.

ANY questions, inspections, viewing, test drives etc. are welcome BEFORE PURCHASE ONLY!!!!

Buttons, button . . . where did I put that button? Oh! Here it is-

Woops! That’s not a button that’s the manual choke!

In all seriousness- this does look to be in great shape and a true survivor. Everything looks to be in tact and I’m probably most impressed with the bodywork and how it has survived 35 years in an (assumed) uncontrolled environment. I do need to make note of the front brake calipers . . . Looking at those might as well be a baby screaming behind me on an airplane ride from LGA to LAX.

Interested in hitting the BIN button? Check this one out here!

See ya!

dd

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!
Suzuki December 12, 2021 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

Currently, sitting at a $6,000 bid and inching closer to the $7,500 BIN price is this first year GSX-R 1100.
The pictures tell the tale of this 35 year old machine. While it’s not a museum piece or a garage queen I’d definitely call it a “rider”. Is it perfect? No, but neither are you or I 🙂
Much like Cartman and this GSX-R 1100, I consider myself to be “festively plump”

There! I ripped off the band-aid for you and all of the world to see. Okay, so it has a few bumps and bruises or shall we say it has some history? Whatever you want to call it, it’s not bad for a 35 year old machine that you can hop on, ride and grin like Alfred E. Neuman on the cover of Mad Magazine.

A little from the seller:
1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 24,278 original miles. This is the first year of the iconic GSX-R 1100 and is highly collectible. Has the original bodywork, forks, brakes, shock, wheels, carbs, air box, etc. The windshield is a new as is the seat cover and solo seat pad. There are some minor scratches and cracks noted on the bodywork consistent with a very well cared for 35 year old sport bike. No dents or dings in the tank, frame, swing arm, etc. It also has the coveted rear solo seat cowl. Best of all, it recently had the front forks, rear shock, and carbs rebuilt. All fluids where changed (oil and brake fluid), carbs were synced and new Pirelli Angel GT tires installed. All work professionally done by former Suzuki factory race mechanic and receipts included. Will include a very rare factory Suzuki badge that was included when the bike was originally sold in 1986. Bike starts, runs, and handles like new. All lights, gauges and controls work as they should. Needs nothing. Ready to ride.

Isn’t that a spiffy little trinket? You can put that on your Levi’s blue jean jacket, cruise your local strip and “bark” with the period correct Vance and Hines Supersport header that comes on this one.
If my memory serves me correctly- these have 130hp and weigh around 450# dry. I can say I’ve never thrown a leg over one of these, but I can only imagine that these are a handful! 130hp coupled with 18″ wheels wrapped in bologna rinds for tires has to be a lot to tame- Just a guess!?

Still have your Levi’s blue jean jacket, Oakley’s and a pair of black Reebok hi-tops? Then step right up because the answer to your mid-life crises has arrrived.

Check it out out here!

Cheers!

Doug

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!
Suzuki December 2, 2021 posted by

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale!

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale on eBay!

I like to look at pictures. Do you like to look at pictures? Good- have a seat and feast your eyes on this 2 Stroke goodness.


 

From Mr Two Stroker
1990 Suzuki RGV250SP2. My rare RGV250SP2 which I have owed since March 1991 is up for sale from my collection. As the second owner I imported this bike from the original owner back in 1991 and therefore it’s not all corroded and oxidized like many Japanese imports of this age. For those who are no familiar with this rare SP2 model, it was only made by Suzuki in limited numbers for a few years. It’s a Japanese SP model bike with one big difference. The SP2 model came with the same gear ratios as the street non SP model. It did not have the tall SP racing transmission. But everything else was identical to the SP1 model, dry clutch, bigger carbs, and fully adjustable suspension, used on the SP1. I have spent a small fortune on upgrades for this bike. Many upgrades that are no longer available.

I totally rebuilt the engine less than 1,000 miles ago. New Pistons, rings, Crank seals, water pump, dry clutch upgrades, VHM O-ring high performance heads. The cylinders were ceramic recoated and lightly ported by my old friend Stan Stephens back in the UK. Ceramic coating is harder and more durable than Nikasil plating. Aftermarket billet power valves installed. It has the bigger SP carburetors on it with the Suzuki full SP jetting kit set up. Air box modifications. I put a UK made Pace high performance radiator on. This is a thicker high quality racing Rad. Not some cheap Chinese aftermarket product. That with silicone radiator hoses. Bike has a full power UK black box. All with a beautiful set of Lomas stainless steel pipes with carbon silencers.

For handling I installed a Tyga triple clamp, Sansei handle bars, racing 300mm Italian made front disk with 6 piston calibers, and 19mm front master cylinder. Brakes are phenomenal. Front suspension is fully adjustable and had been reworked by PPS. The back has a beautiful Penske fully adjustable rear shock, Wave rear disk. I just rebuilt the rear caliber, steel braided brake lines throughout. Installed, at a high price, custom made light weight magnesium rims front and back from Dymag. Tyga rear sets, steering damper, were added along with a new MPH speedo! It has almost unused Michelin Pilots tires on it, that are old and should be replaced.

I recently did a brake fluid flush, trans oil change, new coolant, new plugs, new battery, New petcock, Ultra sound carb cleaning. Bike was sitting in my collection and hasn’t been used in years.

Bike has a lot of titanium, stainless and aluminum nuts and bolts, Carbon front and rear fenders, Aluminum front fairing stay.

I have a Tyga unpainted rear tail section on it. Custom shock reservoir holder. The front fairing are the originals from 1990! They have some chips and minor cracks in them. Not the best of shape but still fine. Tank has a small ding in it that was there when I bought the bike in 1991. I was going to put a new Tyga front fairing on it. Have it all pained to look like a museum piece, but decided after 10’s of thousands of dollars, I’m not spending any more on I bike I no longer ride. It needs to go to someone who will appreciate and ride it.

This bike is ready fast with some of the best aftermarket parts that were available at that time. It’s ready to go and comes with a current valid California plate and title! I loved riding around on this bike, but after 31 years it’s another bike in my collection that I must sell. At my age, I’m getting to the point I’ll be hauling round on a motorized wheelchair rather than on a super-fast 250!!

 

I think I need a cigarette now, but I must confess- I usually look down my nose at heavily modified machines. However, not so much on this one. What’s different you ask? Lets start with the drool worthy Dymag wheels. Wooooo doggy!
How about we throw in a race worthy Penske shock, ceramic coated cylinders and full power chip? Had enough yet? Okay, it’s outfitted with some tasty TYGA carbon and aerospace grade aluminum bits and bobs too.

These make around 60hp, but the power band to make that power resides in a pretty narrow stretch of RPM’s. Usually, hitting between the 8-11,000 range for peak power. I bet those Lomas Shotgun’s scream “FU!” when you get on the pipe 🙂

Let’s look at some more pics shall we? Thank you! I don’t mind if I do.


Clean, tastefully modified, well sorted, definitely rare and most certainly one of a kind!

Step right up and don’t be shy (The Tubes 82′) –

Check out this 1990 Suzuki RGV250SP2 here!

Cheers!

Doug

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale!
Suzuki November 1, 2021 posted by

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale!

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

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Sorry, I got a little flustered and had to count to ten. Seriously though, cell phones can take great photos if you push the correct buttons. However, screen shots of photos are never your best marketing bet. #JustSay’n

Machine: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Slingshot
Miles: 21,570
Gearbox: 5 Speed
Ponies: 140-ish
Tires: Not phat enough
Cooling: Oil and air (if you’re moving)
Rare: No
Cool: Most definitely
Location: New Jersey

From the seller:
Suzuki GSXR 1989 1100 Slingshot. All original number matching bike. Tires, brakes, clutch and all fluids have less than 100mi. I have the passenger seat also. Bike runs and drives excellent. Carbs just rebuilt and new battery was just installed. Frame was polished years ago and still looks decent. Has some aging on solo seat top pad and clear peeling on solo seat stripe, top only. Some scuffing on tree top where keys rub (normal). Please see pictures. Will not answer emails asking about low ball offers or trades of any kind. The air box is not available… Been looking for one for a long time. This is a rare bike which offers a great investment! Slingshots are hard to come by so don’t miss out on bidding for this 9 out of 10 killer bike.

There- That’s all you wanted to see anyway 🙂

It’s pretty hard to tell from the pictures supplied, but this one looks to be a touch lower than “9 out of 10 killer bike”. I’m thinking 7, but again, you’ll never know unless you visit New Jersey. Other than the flat slide carbs the coolest thing about this machine is it’s being offered without a reserve so, there could be a lucky buyer. Currently, it’s sitting at $3,000.

Let’s fire up the discussion and see what you all think of this big Gixxer.

Place your bid HERE!

Cheers,

dd

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale!
Suzuki October 3, 2021 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf For Sale!

I know smokers have been plentiful as of late, but seeing a Walter Wolf RG250 for sale is a tad bit more rare. What I mean by “rare” is Dan Crouch 12oz Filet Mignon Rare!

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf For Sale on eBay!

Since it’s Sunday Funday I figured I’d entertain all of you young whipper snappers with some old skool kool motorcycle music.
Once again, Smoke’em if ya Got’em! Ring a Ding Ding!

 
There really is nothing quite like the smell of Techniplate and VP C12 in the morning to kick start your day 🙂

As with most JDM 2 strokes, they have succumb to some sort of oxidation and *may have accumulated some bumps and bruises in their time. This WW RG250 is 35 years old and the seller lays it all out for you.

Here’s what they have to say-

From the seller:

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf

Oil injected two stroke twin cylinder 250 with a 6 speed. Never sold in the US, I bought this one in Japan and imported it a few years ago.

Not a show piece, but a very solid rider. I commute 40 miles on it a few times a week. Tons of compression, everything works as it should (except the gas gauge), no leaks, runs awesome. Newer tires, forks just rebuilt with stiffer springs, CBR300 shock, carbs rebuilt, new battery, new voltage regulator, belly pan is new and aftermarket. Has Mikuni flat slides with pod filters. I have the air box and left mirror (glass is missing). Has some oxidation issues from living near the ocean its whole life, which I tried to show in the photos. Tank is clean. 11,000km, which is about 6,800 miles.

It’s absurdly fun to ride.

The upside on this machine is it’s not a museum piece, has low miles and is ready for you to rip around town on. At the time of writing, the opening bid was a mere $2,394.00 with the reserve (obviously) firmly in place.
If you’re not familiar with Walter Wolf and the mark he left on the racing world you can read more about him and his legacy here. I know he left some other legacy’s, but we’ll skip that discussion and focus on this ready to ride smoker.

If you’re interested in getting your feet wet in vintage 2 strokes, this one might be your ticket for entry. Need more convincing? Check out this one here!

Cheers!

dd

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf For Sale!
Suzuki September 20, 2021 posted by

1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750

1985 Suzuki GSX-R For Sale on eBay!

$15,550 is the BIN price for what cost right at $4,500 36 years ago . . . ?
Not the best ROI, but not too shabby for a Japanese sport bike either!

Well, what do you think? It looks pretty amazing in my humble opinion. I think the biggest surprise to me is it’s survived 36 years without being modified.

From the seller:
Here is a first year GSX-R 750. The bike that started it all 36 years ago. It was imported a few years ago from Canada. 100% bone stock. All bodywork is original. No cracks. No hairline cracks. No scratches. Original windscreen/turn signals/air box/exhaust/flatslide carburetors. Come with the original rear seat/toolkit/owner’s manual. It had a repaint a few years ago with RDdecals. Bike runs/idles/shifts great. No leaks. No smoke. All electrical works as it should. New tires. New starter. Fresh motul oil. Suzuki oil filter. NKG spark plugs. New stock air filter. New float needle valve assembly. Carbs gone through/cleaned and adjusted. 25,092 km 15,591 miles

These bikes are hard to come by and only increasing in value. Comes with a clean California title. Currently registered. I have additional photos. I also have a video of the bike running. The pictures do it no justice. A beautiful bike in person. An awesome bike to rip on or stored in a collection.

Traditionally, I think folks frown on sport bikes being re-sprayed, but just like in the collector car world, the older a machine is the more receptive we’ll have to become to re-sprays. I’ve spent the better part of my morning viewing photos of this machine side-by-side with official Suzuki photos and I can’t see a difference. I know RDDecals.com does a great job, but being completely transparent- I’ve never compared photo’s of their work side by side with intent. *From the photos- the decals look perfect to me. I don’t dare comment on the respray colors/tints/shades because I know every computer monitor is different.

Based on the sellers description and how well this one looks in the photos, I’m thinking this one might be one for the showroom, but I also think this one would fit right in at your local bike night or weekend show. Wouldn’t it be a hoot to ride this 100hp, flat-slide carbed, 18″ wheeled antique side by side with a modern day 150hp, FI, 17″ hooped machine? 🙂

The seller has supplied many hi-res photos and even offers a video should you want to make contact and request it. They’ve listed their phone number over on the auction site. You can make contact here-. I watched the video and I will say it made me smile hearing it come to life.

Cheers!

dd

1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750
Suzuki September 18, 2021 posted by

Dry Aged Rare: 1985 Suzuki GS550E

During a recent staff pow-wow in the ultra plush offices located on One RSBFS Drive, a debate raged whether mass produced Japanese sport bikes really deserved to be on the pages of this fine publication. After all, “rare” is right there in the title, and mass production somehow works against the whole concept of supply vs demand. But if we limited ourselves to a narrow margin of production numbers, this would become the Ducati_Gray_Market_Two_Stroke_Homologation.com site, and fail to list some of the more interesting finds available. Ultimately, we decided that while production numbers are one element of the equation, condition and rarity as found today (be it survivor, locality given imports, etc.) would be a necessary augmentation to the formula. Thus I present a not rare in the day, not super expensive, unlikely to appreciate into 5 digits type of motorcycle that is sure to please readers of a certain age: this 1985 Suzuki GS550E.

1985 Suzuki GS550E for sale on eBay

Take yourself back to 1985 (in a DeLorean if you must). Turn on the TV and you were either watching the Cosby Show or Family Ties. The radio was blasting out Madonna, Wham! or REO Speedwagon. Fred Merkel was in the middle set of his 3 AMA Superbike championships on Honda VF750 machinery. Freddie Spencer was winning both the 500cc and 250cc GP titles. The mighty 900cc Ninja redefined sport motorcycles as we knew them, and the middleweight class of 550cc sport bikes was as hotly contested as always. From this last mix came the GS550E, a capable entrant by Suzuki, seeking to win sporting riders over to the brand. The 572cc inline four pushed out 64 HP, and the Suzuki was notable for triple disk brakes, the rising rate single shock rear suspension, and up front the novel 4-way adjustable anti-dive front fork. Like most of the middleweights during this time, the GS550E was as much a commuter and sporty tourer as it was a sport bike – which means this class had not yet gone down the road of full-on hyper-sports middleweights.

From the seller:
1985 Suzuki GS550E with only 4,100 miles. This low mileage original bike is in great shape. The bike runs great, just a smooth comfortable ride. The 6 speed transmission shifts through the gears flawlessly. Seat is in fantastic shape, paint stills shines beautifully. You can tell that this bike was stored inside. These GS550E models are a fun bike to ride. They’re lightweight, easy to throw around and enough power to get you in trouble. All the lights work, headlight (high and low beam), stop light and directional. All the indicator lights work, along with gas gauge, speedo and tach. Oil has been changed and brakes bled. Carbs were recently rebuilt. It even has the original tool pouch. There are a few knicks and scratches on the tank, front fender and side covers which I have shown in the pictures. I had to make a repair to the left side cover. One of the tabs was broken so I had to epoxy a new one on (picture attached). It appears previous owners weren’t very careful when storing this bike. The side covers and front and rear cowling have no cracks. Overall a nice bike that will give you years of fun riding. I have a clear AZ title in my name.

In the “find another test” method to determine rarity, the condition of this bike is pretty sublime given the age. It has clearly been used, but would not look out of place in a stable full of much more rare machinery. The fact that it has racked up but 4,100 miles (that’s 114-ish miles per year if you do the maths) probably helps a bit. That can sometimes be a warning sign that a vehicle has been sitting for too long to function properly, but according to the seller all is well with this example. A running video might help, but the pics do show a properly clean example of a mid-1980s ‘Zook. There are a few scratches that the seller points out, as well as surface rust on the ends of the exhaust pipes. But in general, this is nearly 40 years old and looking great.

Pricing on these older models is tough. So many of the 550cc class bikes have been run hard, sold often, abused incessantly and cared for infrequently. That is what makes this example stand out, and what makes it RSBFS worthy. The best part of looking at extra-minty examples of mass produced bikes that were never collectors to start with is that the pricing is more reasonable than your average Italian exotic. This Arizona beauty has a starting bid of $3,400. Check out all of the details here, and then let us know your thoughts on if the condition of this one rates it as rare. Good Luck!!

MI

Dry Aged Rare: 1985 Suzuki GS550E