No Reserve – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750 Project

SOLD FOR: $3,150

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on August 16, 2023

Winner: Tomhook22

Winning Bid: $2,900
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,150

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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.

This example is VIN: GR77G102217. It came to Iconic as an import; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 17,718 kilometers (11,009 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us install the windscreen and mirrors and prove the bike runs.

Steve did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Ok, few spots of rust
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2020
Tire Life – Front: 80%; Rear: 90%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life – Front: 80%; Rear: 95%
Suspension Leaks- Front/Rear: None
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Overfilled; Quality:
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.02V on 8/1/2023
Test Ride: None taken, bike ran on bottle

-Carb clean and sync, (Maybe More)
-Oil Leak on right side, oil supply pipe to head(O-Ring)
-Forks Pitted at top of stanchion, oil seals undamaged

-Heated Grips

Heated grips, aftermarket levers and bar-ends.

Tank grips, pads.

Swingarm spools.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires with date codes of 0520 and 2320.

The sale includes three 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 Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 23

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Tomhook22

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Tomhook22 August 16, 2023 10:01 am PDT $2,900
whisk August 16, 2023 9:59 am PDT $2,800
Tomhook22 August 16, 2023 9:55 am PDT $2,700
Thesweepman August 16, 2023 12:30 am PDT $2,600
Hogboy August 16, 2023 12:30 am PDT $2,500 Auto
Hogboy August 15, 2023 4:36 pm PDT $2,400
Tomhook22 August 15, 2023 1:19 pm PDT $2,300
LDM August 15, 2023 1:19 pm PDT $2,251 Auto
LDM August 14, 2023 11:59 am PDT $2,200 Auto
Burro August 14, 2023 11:59 am PDT $2,100
LDM August 12, 2023 12:51 pm PDT $1,700
Steelnutz August 10, 2023 2:18 pm PDT $1,600
Burro August 10, 2023 6:39 am PDT $1,500 Auto
Tomhook22 August 10, 2023 6:39 am PDT $1,400
Burro August 10, 2023 6:39 am PDT $1,300 Auto
Tomhook22 August 10, 2023 6:39 am PDT $1,200
Burro August 10, 2023 6:38 am PDT $1,100 Auto
Tomhook22 August 10, 2023 6:38 am PDT $1,000
Burro August 10, 2023 6:38 am PDT $600 Auto
Tomhook22 August 10, 2023 6:38 am PDT $500
Burro August 9, 2023 11:25 pm PDT $300
Tomhook22 August 9, 2023 11:25 pm PDT $200 Auto
Tomhook22 August 9, 2023 2:01 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started August 9, 2023 10:00 am PDT
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