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Post  gus on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 8:34 pm

Why is it you seem to find good things when you are skint . Never mind ,I still think the $2000 was well spent . Also it was only 5 hrs drive away .
AS it came . Suzuki gsxr 1100 , 1987 slab side .Been in a shed for 6 years , unloved but not seized .New owner had powder coated wheels , bought
new disks and $400 worth of bearings and seals .THen bought 2 gsxr 750's and lost interest in this one .







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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 8:53 pm

Nice find, Gus.

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Post  Chalkie on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:01 pm

Now comes the magic Shocked
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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:03 pm

Slabbies are becoming quite collectable. 
Nice find, Gus.

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Post  paul on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:44 pm

  Great find Gus

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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 11:29 pm

Looking forward to your magic getting involved in this one Gus.  cheers
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Post  madmax on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 8:35 am

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Post  gus on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:22 am

He also had 2 GSXR750;s (slab ) for sale The best one was $4500 ,not bad .
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:31 am

Great "picking" Gus. How long before we're marvelling at this one?

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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2:15 pm

goddamn....I've been trying to find one of these for years......
is it an import, or australian delivered?
if its aussie.....fix what has to be fixed, clean it, then reassemble..thats it. leave it original.

has it got matching engine and frame numbers?

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Post  gus on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:52 pm

No idea ,So the frame and engine numbers match ? Or put another way ,engine number and frame number are the same???
Don't think its an import ,how do I tell ?
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Post  gus on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:57 pm

I checked the front sprocket and noticed the nut was not a Suzuki item  . No recess so the nut does not tightens onto the sprocket .
Whats 5mm  play on a sprocket at 160 kph  feel like ? affraid
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:25 pm

I don`t know the full clarification, but the compliance plate is the tell tale, and from what I understand, the imports, are supposed to have a mod plate as well.

Its just that, there are a lot of imports on the market, and not so many original Australian delivered, so there the ones you want, and are worth more, due to rarity.

3 months ago, I discovered an importer at Springwood Brisbane by accident. I was buying some tools, and the business opposite, was an importer, and he had a shed full of them, asking around $6500-$7500, for 1100 slabs, and a lot more for 1985 750`s, as they were the first, at where it all started with the SACS engine. But like I say, there`s plenty still out there in the world, but not so many Australian ones.
I`m not about to pay big money for an import..that fella can go stick it where the sun don`t shine.

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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:35 pm

This page gives a break down of vin. 

http://www.suzukicycles.org/_misc/identification.shtml

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Post  gus on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 6:42 am

After checking  its not an import .So that's handy .
I might get to the stage of trying to get it to start today . I always wonder why you leave a bike in a shed for 6 years . pale
I don't mind if its a bit tired but would like a gearbox
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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 6:45 pm

the gearbox is their achilles heal.
take the clutch cover off, and the sump pan, and have a good look at whats going on.
i know they're renowned for 2nd gear slipping out of gear

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Post  Chook on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 8:09 pm

@gus wrote:
Don't think its an import ,how do I tell ?

An Australian Compliance Plate
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Post  gus on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 9:18 pm

Yes has one of those .
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Post  Chook on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 5:07 am

If it's not marked as "Low Volume Import" it's Australian delivered then, if it's marked as "Low Volume Import" it would be a 2nd hand "Grey" import
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Post  gus on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 11:57 am

There is something strange about this bikes history I cant seem to understand .Who buys $500 worth of pieces , gets the wheels powder coated $300(?)
buys a set of new disks $300 .
Total $1100 ,stops ,and sells the lot for $2000 with a spare shock and headers . Doesn't seem right .
Also ,after filling it with clean oil ,the starter clutch cover was leaking . The allen heads were only finger tight so some one has had it off .
I hooked up a battery and turned the key and got, NOTHING , no instruments , nothing .
Tracing the power from the battery I got as far as the ignition switch . Power going in, but none coming out .Sure enough this has also been apart and assembled the wrong way ..
Is it a case of "I'm over this piece of Jap crap"  . "i'm flogging it the  first idiot that walks in "
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Post  madmax on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 6:46 pm

@gus wrote:There is something strange about this bikes history I cant seem to understand .Who buys $500 worth of pieces , gets the wheels powder coated $300(?)
buys a set of new disks $300 .
Total $1100 ,stops ,and sells the lot for $2000 with a spare shock and headers . Doesn't seem right .
Also ,after filling it with clean oil ,the starter clutch cover was leaking . The allen heads were only finger tight so some one has had it off .
I hooked up a battery and turned the key and got, NOTHING , no instruments , nothing .
Tracing the power from the battery I got as far as the ignition switch . Power going in, but none coming out .Sure enough this has also been apart and assembled the wrong way ..
Is it a case of "I'm over this piece of Jap crap"  . "i'm flogging it the  first idiot that walks in "

Sounds like he has very little knowledge and gave up, that and he is desperately short of cash.

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Post  paul on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 8:18 pm

Yep , his enthusiasm exceeded his ability by the sound of it .

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Post  gus on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 9:00 pm

Fixed the switch and get instrument lights . Press start button ,nothing . Trace power to handlebar switch ,no power coming out .Pull button apart and see a poor connection . Clean and get power coming out .Press button and get a hint of turnover and then nothing . Check fuse box and notice all fuses loose.
Wiggle one and get motor to turn over with no tank fitted .Accidentally pull the fuel line off the carbs . The inlet is hidden so I have to remove the carbs again which is a right pain .
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Post  Chalkie on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 9:20 pm

Fascinating so far Gus with obvious progress. Did it come as is in the photo or with a complete fairing?

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Post  gus on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 9:54 pm

Came complete but in pieces . Only thing missing was the exhaust header clamps . I managed to use some washers to pull the headers onto the head .
I had it all together last night but today had to go looking for problems and fix a bit of wiring I had wrong .
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