: My '86 got the cover!
05-09-2011, 01:02 PM
A few months back, MC magazine was looking for an '86 gsxr to use in a 25-Year anniversary story. Sent an email saying I was interested and got the lucky call a couple weeks later. Showed up on an early morning at GMR for several hours of still shots and video of canyon riding with my oil cooled, a limited and the 2011. A couple of other gsxr stories in there, so worth picking up this month's mag. Anyways, way stoked, so just wanted to share!!!
05-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Nice! Congrats man :Cheers
05-09-2011, 01:41 PM
That's Awesome, good job!
05-09-2011, 02:03 PM
congrats on the cover!
05-09-2011, 02:15 PM
05-09-2011, 02:28 PM
That's awesome, congrats kickhorse!! :punk
05-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Thats a wonderful way to have your bike immortalized!
Really good interesting front page picture as well, congrats
05-09-2011, 02:41 PM
Very cool. I posted up earlier about this issue then remembered they did check here for a bike to profile. Very nice and congrates! The value of your bike just went up IMO. How invloved were you?
05-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Good work! Nice bike too :punk
Any idea who belongs to the LTD? That's damn nice too!
05-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Superb ... any chance ordering two = 2 ea for shipping to NL in Europe ?
Thanks ! :cheers
05-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Thanks guys. I know, not minty stock but with the exception of the black seat, it's way more original than when I first bought it.
Anyway, not alot of involvement on my part except a 45 minute ride up to Glendora Mountain at 5:30 in the morning. I'm sure I woke up some of my neighbors while warming up. They offered to send a trailer to pick it up and then return it later but I wanted to be there to make sure nothing happened to it. Met up with the MC riders (Ari, Zack) and photographers. They did the rest. The fun part was watching them make multiple canyon runs elbow to elbow while leaning through the turns, just to get the right shot.
Best part, no more chicken strips!!!
The owner of the limited, Dave, is local to Glendora. Here's a couple more pics. Check out the mag for more.
05-09-2011, 05:49 PM
Very Cool. My little girls saw the magazine sitting on the coffee table and thought it was my bike. Your bike looks great. I'll say it again. Us SoCal guys really need to get together for a meet. We have alot of nice bikes around here.
05-09-2011, 06:26 PM
nice bike congrats on the cover. how many issue's did you buy 10 ? lol have 1 framed
05-09-2011, 08:54 PM
That's awesome! Congrats. I saw a thread about this the other day and have to go pick up my issue.
05-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Yeah, I've got one copy but gonna pick up a few more this week.
MMarsh, let's do it. I'm actually working on getting some space at the Japanese Vintage Car Show at the Queen Mary this Sept. I'll keep everyone posted. Anyone that wants to hang out with your bike on display is welcome.
05-09-2011, 09:14 PM
I just received this issue in the mail last thursday. Great looking bike. I like the colors too.
05-09-2011, 09:26 PM
Congrats bike looks great and the articles in the mag are good too. They talk about the development of the original and how it all came about. I think you better frame one of those up for yourself too!:cheers
05-09-2011, 11:53 PM
congratulations! got my copy in the mail.
05-10-2011, 12:32 AM
Very cool - well done !!
05-10-2011, 01:17 AM
05-11-2011, 12:56 AM
Congrats now we all know we are getting old! 25 years is a long a time ago.
05-12-2011, 10:27 AM
Congrats!! im new to the forum and new to this bike. I got my 86 gsxr750 on Sunday and the magazine on Monday! I love the seat that you have on the bike. Is it a corbin or something else? what about the blinkers? Again congrats, your bike looks outstanding!
05-12-2011, 12:37 PM
Awesome! Super cool that you have it on the cover. That is still a good looking model after all these years. I bought one new in 1986.
05-12-2011, 05:37 PM
when i saw the magazine i thought how did they get a pic of my bike.
then i opened the mag and saw that the exhaust is different than mine oh well
i got 2 copies of it anyway. because of that magazine my bike now has some serious credibility in a town that is dominated by under 25 year old riders on 2year old bikes or newer.they seem to think the wheel was invented in 2008 and anything older than that is shit untill now. one of them on a r6 wanted to race me and his only remark after the race was wow your tail light is huge and it got smaller. do you have a bad battery in that thing?
05-12-2011, 06:49 PM
I was too broke to buy a new one in 1986. Barely had enough to pay a stranger in front of 7-11 to buy me beer!!!
The seat is not a Corbin. Just had it recovered. Here's a shot of it without the cowl. As for the blinkers, they were on there when I bought it.
Yeah, I agree. I love the look of these old slabbies. Alot of the new bikes looks the same to me. It's awesome that Suzuki had the balls to bring this bike to production.
05-12-2011, 08:00 PM
The last magazine i bought was about 10 years ago, but i had to buy this one.
Looks great man! Thanks for sharing!:cheers