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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by garandman, Jun 8, 2018.
Another beauty in the stable.
Thanks man, just got her home and she's getting to know her new stable mates.
I'll need to have one of my buddies ride the yellow K1 while I ride the red/wht/blu one, having both of them out on the road together would be pretty cool.
I mean....damn! So good Is EDR your company? I was at P.I.R. watching some club racing way back in 98 with my dad when I believe W.E.R.A. was there too running Formula USA and the Aprilia cup too IIRC. Not sure anymore but yeah, Polen, Chandler, Sadowski... Anyway, had the pleasure of seeing the new Hayabusa (dude had the copper one) and another cat pulls up to our spot on the new R1, gorgeous red and white. He was telling me about getting some work done at EDR, gave me a card. I've seen it in some of your posts and it always takes me back to that 98 R1.
Thanks man, nope I don't own EDR, I've just been good friends with Eric (Eric Dorn Racing) for 30+ years since back when we were hooligans on the late 80's Gixxer's causing mayhem. We're older and sometimes wiser now, but they're the only shop I trust wrenching on my bikes anymore. Some of the builds they do up there at EDR are absolutely stunning, along with the $ into them, he's put in the time, it's great to see his success, sometimes I go up there just to drink coffee n drool over the builds, good times.
When I got there this morning they had my Y2K Gixxer in the lobby next to one of the new Gixxer's that's been built and had it posted on their IG.
In the beginning.....
The original slabside... 34 years gone in a flash man. What a time! I remember after reading all of the magazine articles for months I was in Portland OR and we stopped at the Suzuki / Kawi dealer to see them for the first time. I was on a 500 Interceptor. Guy in the parking lot taking delivery of an 1100 with a salesman. We go inside and there's 2 750's right there. I'm not even noticing the Ninjas. I throw a leg over and reach what felt like WAY down to the clip ons and notice the white gauges so purposeful suspended in that foam bracket. So rudimentary, pods not even centered. Tach started at 3k, visible wire harness, all business. 4 into 1 exhaust, no center stand, pegs so much closer to the seat than on my Honda. I was still a VFR away from having one but after getting stationed at VAFB in CA about a year later 2 of my buddies were riding new GSX-R's. Both blue and white, one the 1100 and the other the 750. I ended up getting a new black and red 750 in 87 and several more in the years following.
I have owned the 86 GU74 for over 10 years now, and it is still waiting it's turn for a resurrection....initially wanting to save it from being hacked up into a streetfighter.
Hope to have my RGV-SP project running by early spring, and then it will be time to go back to big bore 4 stroke bikes.
Wanted to have the GSXR running again for it's 35th birthday.....but not sure if it will be done by then....world issues have kinda got in the way of things.
Here is a nice 87 750 slabbie on auction at no reserve. Someone will get a real prize here methinks. Less than 4k miles and never raced. Missing the original exhaust/airbox, a few scratches but overall clean and original. Can’t imagine why someone would paint the carb tops red but hey to each their own. If I didn’t have my own slabbie 11-hundo I’d toss my hat in the ring.
Besides the 250 class, this 750 class was awesome to watch in the AAMRR series.
This thread makes me really miss my K2, most fun I've had on a bike and I will forever regret selling. Currently have a 07 Yamaha r6 for track duties but it's just not the same....
Same here, I regret selling my pristine K5 1000. I wonder if it's still on the road or if it's been crashed and totaled.
My 750 is in its winter slumber. All it needs is the battery installed and a tire pressure check, and it's on the road. Soon...
Getting ready for spring...
I have a 1986 750 and two relatives, an 1986 1100 and the mini GSXR50. The 750 is first in the shop after these were stored for 5 years. Going through carbs and brakes, new battery etc. The 1100 has a long swing arm at the moment but that is going back to standard and I have the turn signals to put back on. The 50 just needs basic service and new tires.
Looks like the same Metzlers that we ran on those bikes. Wow, the 86 750 still has the fender unmolested, stock turn signals and chainguard too. Even the passenger grab bar, wow!. The 1100 is an 87. The D.O.D. tag takes me back too, just like mine. Great looking bikes
That little Gixxer 50 is awesome, didn't know there was such a thing.
I would love to see more pictures of the blue and white 750.
I'm not sure of the exact dates but I know I had just purchased a new GSX-750 back around '85 when I saw the sales brochure for the "all-new" GSXR-750. I traded the GSX on the spot and waited 4 months until the GSXR-750 arrived in Australia. I had the first or second in the country.
God, I loved that bike.
After the first service, I took it for a ride around the curvy bends and was very impressed wth myself due to me sliding the rear tyre! It was only when I stopped and realised the mechanic had failed to fully tighten one of the oil lines and it had been spraying oil over my boot and rear tyre. Lucklily no damage and the mechanic and I still go riding together.
I sold the bike in late '89 to finance a working holiday to the UK for 18 months. And never bought another one. This thread may change that.
To paraphrase Tom Cruise (Risky Business) "GSXR-750. There is no substitute!"
This is my 1986 GSX-R1100 “G” model. Originally sold new in Canada. I’m fairly certain the only difference from a US model is the speedo is in kilometers and a maple leaf vin sticker on the frame.
16000 kilos or about 10k miles
I’ve owned it since 2009. It was extremely clean and original when I got it 12 years ago. Oddly enough I never rode it or even started the engine until Feb/2021.
Spent a few weeks going through it and waking it up properly. It is nearly 100% original. Several stock items deleted but in boxes.
The exhaust was original on another early 1100 like mine. It had been removed from that other bike when new and this system went on a shelf. When I started my bike a couple weeks ago that is the 1st time exhaust gases went through this pipe.
I hadn’t ridden a 1st gen 1100 in a long time. Its just as awesome as I remember.