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10-11-2001 06:16 PM
suzmcman As far as the rear tail section your out of luck. Last I checked it was no longer available from Suzuki. As a rep. from Suzuki put it when the stock parts run out for this bike they will not make any other parts but tell you what other parts will fit. The only problem with this is the colors will not match. If I remember correct the tail section was about $500 or more and it was fiberglass instead of plastic. As far as some of the other toys on it include a dry clutch, bigger carbs, misc 1100 parts, and a bunch of other neat goodies like a stock aluminum chain guard. It sure beats the ugly plastic ones. If I remember correct if you bought one by order you could also get the vin plate with your name on it or something to that effect. The bad thing about this bike is to try to find original stock parts. I have bought some of the last parts for this bike trying to put it back to original and I'am still trying to locate a couple more parts like the front right middle section which has a defect on it and a minor scratch. After about five years of searching the web I'am almost ready to give up but I keep running into new leads. The last was from New Zealand but come to find out over the pond the middle stripe is blue and not red like on my bike. This really limits my search to the U.S. and Canada for a match. Only around 2000 of these bikes were made with approx 500 coming to the States. Suzuki won't even tell you how many were made or how many came to the U.S. I had to find this in a Magazine. At this time I know of only around 10-12 of these bikes in original or close to original conditon and only a handfull, like mine, are still on the road for a ride now and again. As a matter of fact a research company that I have a friend at did a check for registration in the States to see if he could find how many of these bikes were still on the road in the States and he could only find two. Mine was one of the two in the 5 months of searching. Since I have come across a couple more still on the road with three here in Ohio but when a research company that works for the major car / motorcycle companies to advise them on how many of a year and type of vehicle are still on the road can't find more than two that tells you that its going to be a bitch to locate a used part. Just another fact that I found was that this bike was not allowed to race in the GSXR Cup due to not enough bikes to allow any racer who wanted one to be able to get one.
10-11-2001 05:01 PM
resonantfreq thanks for posting that pic. Looks good. What does the Ltd Edition come with and where can I get a rear seat and fairing like that? I've got the solo seat but I don't like the way the fairing comes down so far.
10-09-2001 03:20 PM
suzmcman I think the EPA has something to do about it as far as the two strokes go like the RG500. Which one of these days I'll have one. I have been working on a guy for about three years and one of these days he will sell it just to get me out of his hair.
10-09-2001 06:53 AM
Bonk!
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Originally posted by oldgixer
If the U.S. would join the rest of the world in the 20th & 21st century perhap you too could get a VFR in Silver or Blue.

grrrrrrrr.
10-09-2001 06:51 AM
oldgixer Are ALL '88 gsxr's considered a Slingshot? This thread is the first time I've heard that term.
Also, it seems all pictures I see of gsxr's show them in the blue/white colors. Were they available in other colors in the U.S.? Mine is a really cool Black/Grey/Silver which still turns heads today.
As for Canada getting bikes not available in the States, the only reason I could see it happening is because the instrumentaion could be kept in metric. If the U.S. would join the rest of the world in the 20th & 21st century perhap you too could get a VFR in Silver or Blue.
10-09-2001 03:24 AM
FZR400Tony
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Originally posted by suzmcman
I know the States didn't get the 85 version but if I remember right the 85 didn't come over the big pond. This dose not mean a few didn't show up even in the States. I know a collector that has one along with several other bikes that are all in the original boxes in his warehouse. Somehow he came up with several toys that others could only dream of. What he did was to get the bike and have a local shop prep it for him. After this was done he would have a photo taken with the bike and it would be put back in the box to be put in his collection. Last I knew of this guy had around 30 bikes and I'am sure its up around 50-60 by now. Also this collection covers all makes and not just Suzuki's.
i talked to a guy who was doing the same thing. he was selling an rc30. i saw them going for sale for 10000. i thought, cool, interesting bike, same price as a modern open-classer. then he mentioned it was in a crate, never started. he had bids of $16,000 that he wouldn't even concider.

i've seen 85's for sale in the states. it didn't say where they came from. i always assumed canada, since they did get a lot of those great bikes. but really, shipping a bike in from europe wasn't that hard to do then.
10-09-2001 01:15 AM
suzmcman I know the States didn't get the 85 version but if I remember right the 85 didn't come over the big pond. This dose not mean a few didn't show up even in the States. I know a collector that has one along with several other bikes that are all in the original boxes in his warehouse. Somehow he came up with several toys that others could only dream of. What he did was to get the bike and have a local shop prep it for him. After this was done he would have a photo taken with the bike and it would be put back in the box to be put in his collection. Last I knew of this guy had around 30 bikes and I'am sure its up around 50-60 by now. Also this collection covers all makes and not just Suzuki's.
10-09-2001 12:40 AM
FZR400Tony nice ltd. a guy i know raced one for years. cool bike. i think canada got 85's btw. they were getting all the good bikes then, rg500, the 89 750 ltd.
10-08-2001 04:46 PM
suzmcman I'am going to try to attach a photo if it dose not show up send me a e-mail.
10-08-2001 04:22 PM
suzmcman I'am not sure how to post a photo but if you send me a e-mail I'll send you a photo. Or if you know how to post a photo I'll give it a try.
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