No Reserve – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750

SOLD FOR: $6,688

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 16, 2022

Winner: josem

Winning Bid: $6,250
Buyer Fee: $438
Total: $6,688

Description

Additional photos of this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 are available here for your perusal.

Though the model debuted in 1985, Suzuki’s legendary Gixxer line did not make its way to the US until 1986. The changes were minor – better headlights, a revised belly pan, and 25mm longer swingarm, but Americans were probably too busy drooling over the first true street-legal race replica sold in this market to notice.

Those aren’t just our words – Suzuki specifically marketed the Gixxer as a “racebike for the street” and backed it up with a design that featured a 749cc inline-four motor fed by 31mm Mikuni carbs and Suzuki’s Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber with 16 valve heads. It put down 80 horsepower at the rear wheel (106 at the crank) through a six-speed transmission, and impressively the engine weighed 30 pounds less than the previous GS750 motor (even though that was air-cooled).

Weight savings were not just limited to the motor. The whole bike weighed just 388 pounds dry, which was a revelation at the time. The GSX-R750 inspired copycats from the other Japanese manufacturers and impressively, it’s still in production today (though it hasn’t seen significant changes since 2011).

This example is VIN: GR71F104914.

The odometer shows 52,470 kilometers (32,603 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us change the oil and oil filter, clean and sync the carbs, and replace the chain. We also swapped-out the grips, the bar-end weights and caps, as well as the battery. Finally, we rebuilt the front and rear calipers, flushed the brake fluid, serviced the fuel sender collar and gasket, and installed Bridgestone Battlax Bt46 tires with date codes of 2220 and 4720.

Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
– Brake Life – Front/Rear: 95%
– Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok
– Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
– Low Beam: Ok
– High Beam: Ok
– Turn Signals: Ok
– Tail Light: Ok
– Brake Light: Ok
– Plate Light: Ok
– Killswitch: Ok
– Horn: Working intermittently (we’ll have it fixed before shipment).

Modifications:

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1986

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750

Mileage

32,603

VIN

GR71F104914

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: josem

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
josem December 16, 2022 10:58 am $6,250
Bill Dunbar December 16, 2022 10:36 am $6,150
josem December 16, 2022 10:36 am $6,100 Auto
josem December 16, 2022 9:40 am $5,900 Auto
Bill Dunbar December 16, 2022 9:40 am $5,800
josem December 16, 2022 9:39 am $5,600
Bill Dunbar December 16, 2022 9:39 am $5,500 Auto
Bill Dunbar December 15, 2022 1:01 pm $5,400
classic sales December 15, 2022 1:01 pm $5,300 Auto
Bill Dunbar December 15, 2022 1:01 pm $5,200
classic sales December 15, 2022 2:12 am $4,600
Bill Dunbar December 15, 2022 2:12 am $4,500 Auto
Bill Dunbar December 13, 2022 1:33 pm $4,100 Auto
chonies December 13, 2022 1:33 pm $4,000
Bill Dunbar December 11, 2022 8:57 pm $3,850 Auto
Steel Nutz December 11, 2022 8:57 pm $3,750
Bill Dunbar December 10, 2022 11:54 pm $3,600
LDM December 10, 2022 11:54 pm $3,500 Auto
LDM December 9, 2022 1:47 pm $1,100 Auto
starhead December 9, 2022 1:47 pm $1,000
LDM December 9, 2022 10:17 am $1 Reserve
Auction started December 9, 2022 8:49 am
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