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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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My new 1986 12/85 750

My new 1986 12/85 750. Barn fresh ! Not run since 1992. Check the tires ! All original. 25k KM

Repairing fairings with thin woven fiberglas.

Looking for R tank decals -- others look ok for now.

Might take to Toronto motorcycle show in Jan.2013

Will restore as well as possible, ride it a bit and then maybe sell

Any advice is welcome.

Looking for a steering damper although I dont think it was orig. kit ?

Also the seat bump pad is a bit tatty ...

Great cosmetic condition overall though ..!!! Never crashed !

I am unworthy ....
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:50 PM
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Re: My new 1986 12/85 750

Very nice find, I bought the same bike as a 86 leftover in April 1987.
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Re: My new 1986 12/85 750

I've previously mentioned that this bike looks great Fraser. What a great find!

I'd make the suggestion of keeping it stock. I'm not sure how much money you're willing to put into restoring it further before making a sale but if you want anywhere near a decent asking price ... you're going to have to repair OR replace the front upper cowl. The tank has a few small dings, some small marks over the bodywork (from what I can make out).

The all important bits would be maintenance and ensuring the bike is running. Changing the oil, take a look at the chain/sprockets, and a quick peak at the calipers (front & rear).

Ahhh... you already know what the bike needs Fraser. ...

I hope it turns out just the way you want it to. Enjoy it - and have fun with it!

Cheers.
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Re: My new 1986 12/85 750

Looks awesome as is. I wish mine had of been in that good of condition when i first got it. Would have cut a few years off my 7 year restoration.
It survived the move jackbird. I still own it!
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Re: My new 1986 12/85 750

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Looks awesome as is. I wish mine had of been in that good of condition when i first got it. Would have cut a few years off my 7 year restoration.
It survived the move jackbird. I still own it!
That is good news. When I first heard from Fraser about his acquisition, the first thing I thought about was you - and your bike. I'm sure you'll be glad you kept her.

BTW - Great to hear from you!

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Re: My new 1986 12/85 750

Looks good.

If you'll accept repro decals, you should be able to get what you need here: http://www.rddecals.afegraphics.com/...name=GSXR+Line

Steering dampers were not a factory piece except on the Limited. Personally I don't have one on my bike and don't really feel the need for one, at least on the street,

Congrats!
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Re: My new 1986 12/85 750

Shindy makes a decent damper and they also sell the fork bracket. Dampers vary in stroke, just as the fork brackets vary in diameter. Attaching the other end of the damper, to the frame - can be done by use of a bracket or by fastening directly to the frame.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380515891057...84.m1438.l2649

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