1989 Suzuki GSX-R750

SOLD FOR: $6,714

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 26, 2023

Winner: l********s

Winning Bid: $6,275
Buyer Fee: $439
Total: $6,714

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Description

Please Note: This is part of the McCord Collection. Greg McCord has been an avid motorcyclist and collector for the last 25 years. Mr. McCord owns several motorcycle dealerships throughout the United States including 3 European dealerships in Northern California and a new flagship Triumph store opening soon on Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles, California.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Suzuki pulled the cover off the first-year GSX-R750 at the 1984 Cologne Motor Show, before its official launch in March of 1985. Upon its release, the Gixxer was unquestionably king, setting a new benchmark in the industry.

Suzuki revamped just about everything for the 1988 debut of the second generation. The aerodynamics were improved (11% less drag), the wheelbase was shortest in class (140cm), and the alloy frame was stronger (60% more rigidity). There were several other upgrades (such as a new short-stroke 748cc engine), but one specific change would end up becoming a nickname for the entire generation – the “slingshot” Mikuni BST36SS carbs.

Basic specifications were 112 horsepower, 55 lb-ft of torque, and a dry weight of 430 pounds. New for ’88 were 17″ wheels, while braking duties were handled by 320mm dual hydraulic discs up front and a 220mm hydraulic disc in the rear.

Manufactured in November of 1988, this example is VIN: JS1GR77A8K2102126.

The odometer shows 12,882 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, drain and refill the tank, perform a safety inspection, and make a list of recommended repairs. Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 135 / Rear: 325
Tire Life Front: 30% / Rear: 50%
Tire Press Front: 10 PSI / Rear: 25 PSI
Brake Life Front: 80% / Rear : 80%
Hydraulic Front and Rear Brake Fluid: Fail
Oil Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Coolant Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Suspension Leaks Front: Yes Rear: No
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signal Front and Rear: Fail
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: New
Bike ran on bench

Notes:
• Carbs are leaking
• No Pressure on front brakes
• Front brake switch not working
• Front and Rear Sprockets are worn out
• Left fork leaking
• Front Tire has a nail

Recommended Services:
• Carbs
• Front and rear brake fluid flush
• Front and rear sprockets
• RR front and rear turn signals
• New tires

Modifications:
Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax tires that have aged out.

The sale includes two keys.

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






Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in August 2009.

Per the CA DMV website, it would cost $142 to make registration current through August 2024.

Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1989

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750

Mileage

12,882

VIN

JS1GR77A8K2102126

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 27

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: l********s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
l********s October 26, 2023 11:01 am PDT $6,275
b******2 October 26, 2023 11:01 am PDT $6,250 Auto
b******2 October 26, 2023 11:00 am PDT $6,150
l********s October 26, 2023 11:00 am PDT $6,050 Auto
l********s October 26, 2023 10:59 am PDT $6,000 Reserve
b******2 October 26, 2023 10:59 am PDT $5,750 Auto
b******2 October 25, 2023 4:16 am PDT $5,200
b*********r October 25, 2023 4:16 am PDT $5,100 Auto
b*********r October 24, 2023 9:00 pm PDT $4,850
b******2 October 24, 2023 9:00 pm PDT $4,750 Auto
b******2 October 21, 2023 3:11 am PDT $4,600
d*****k October 21, 2023 3:11 am PDT $4,500 Auto
d*****k October 20, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $3,300
r******e October 20, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $3,200 Auto
r******e October 20, 2023 4:33 pm PDT $3,100
d*****k October 20, 2023 4:33 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
d*****k October 19, 2023 4:51 pm PDT $2,600
t*******2 October 19, 2023 4:51 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
t*******2 October 19, 2023 3:56 pm PDT $2,300 Auto
e*******s October 19, 2023 3:56 pm PDT $2,200
t*******2 October 19, 2023 9:20 am PDT $2,100
j****1 October 19, 2023 9:20 am PDT $2,000 Auto
j****1 October 19, 2023 9:15 am PDT $1,105
c*********3 October 19, 2023 9:15 am PDT $1,005 Auto
c*********3 October 19, 2023 8:41 am PDT $850
n*******g October 19, 2023 8:41 am PDT $750 Auto
n*******g October 19, 2023 8:40 am PDT $1
Auction started October 19, 2023 7:57 am PDT
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