No Reserve – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Project

SOLD FOR: $3,250

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on August 12, 2022

Winner: Racnking

Winning Bid: $3,000
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,250


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

While the GSX-R750 debuted in 1985 for most countries, the US first got it and the bigger brother 1100 in 1986.

It was an instant classic – an aluminum box frame housed a 128 horsepower oil-cooled engine, and it looked the part thanks to the full bodywork. The dry weight was 433 pounds, an impressively low number for the time.

Manufactured in April of 1986, this example is VIN: JS1GU74A5G2103292, Engine #: U703-103867. The seller acquired it two years ago from a private party in Washington state on Craigslist.

He acquired it as a project as has not ridden it. The odometer shows 17,640 miles.

The seller is a long-time client and friend of Iconic who “ became overzealous with my project intentions. I have realized that I cannot focus on more than 1 or 2 at the moment and I still have 6 or 7 to still complete or let go. I have done zero maintenance and have only stored the bike since receiving it for the previous owner. I would say this needs more than a general recommissioning. My approach is that everything needs to be looked at. It has a great aesthetic but appears that it will all need to be refurbished. Please have a look at the case behind the #2 and #3 cylinders as it appears to have had a repair.”

“I wanted this colorway in a 1100. It was a project bike from the get go. Hasn’t been run in years and my plan was to do a nut and bolt resto. The basic period upgrades have been started. I still believe it is a good base for what my intentions were but now for someone else that has the time and passion to bring it back to life.

Second generation front end with 17″ wheels, slotted rotors.

Yoshimura exhaust.

Factory optional rear cowl.

Headlight cover.

Aftermarket bar ends.

Blue Lockhart Phillips Speedscreen.

Flush mount front turn signals.

Flush mount rear turn signals along with OEM rear turn signals.

Several stickers.
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Relocated ignition.

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

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop D204 tires that have aged out.

The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Washington title. Have any GSX-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 25

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Racnking

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Racnking August 12, 2022 11:00 am $3,000 Auto
Briguy155 August 12, 2022 11:00 am $2,900
Racnking August 12, 2022 10:59 am $2,750 Auto
Briguy155 August 12, 2022 10:59 am $2,650
Racnking August 12, 2022 10:56 am $2,550
mcel August 12, 2022 10:54 am $2,450
Briguy155 August 12, 2022 10:50 am $2,350
Tomhook22 August 12, 2022 10:20 am $2,250
Briguy155 August 12, 2022 10:20 am $2,200 Auto
Briguy155 August 12, 2022 10:10 am $2,150
Tomhook22 August 12, 2022 9:56 am $2,050
ChrisPorter August 12, 2022 6:20 am $1,950
Tomhook22 August 11, 2022 9:00 pm $1,850
TimothyEL August 11, 2022 9:00 pm $1,800 Auto
TimothyEL August 11, 2022 8:58 pm $1,700 Auto
Tomhook22 August 11, 2022 8:58 pm $1,600
TimothyEL August 8, 2022 12:39 pm $1,500 Auto
josem August 8, 2022 12:39 pm $1,400
TimothyEL August 6, 2022 2:05 pm $1,210
Racnking August 6, 2022 2:05 pm $1,110 Auto
Racnking August 5, 2022 9:20 pm $1,100
TimothyEL August 5, 2022 9:20 pm $1,000 Auto
TimothyEL August 5, 2022 12:56 pm $350 Auto
PiraRacingTeam August 5, 2022 12:56 pm $250
TimothyEL August 5, 2022 11:05 am $1 Reserve
Auction started August 5, 2022 9:30 am
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