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Old 11-03-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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just seen the holy grail

I was in a Suzuki dealership here in New Zealand last week and was drooling over a Genuine Yoshimira GS1200SS. A very tasty and rare machine.
It was painted up in red/black, very similar to my '85 GSXR750F. I mentioned this fact to the guy in the shop, who said, "I think we have some red/black fairing parts in stock" and proceeded to show me a pair of brand new fairing lowers for the '85 F.
They are definitely "F" ones as they are fibreglass rather than ABS that the G onwards used.
They are brand new, genuine Suzuki parts still in the original packaging.
If anyone wants more details, the dealer is Southern Suzuki in Invercargill New Zealand.

Note. I am in no way connected to the dealer and this is not an advertisement,
it is merely a heads up on the location of some very rare parts.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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two years ago someone in Southland had a red and a white NOS lower halfs on Trademe (New Zealand version of Ebay) for $350 per half, to rich for me.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Wow... if I were in NZ, I think I'd be there in a flash. I have a mint pair for my 85 but you just don't see them for sale anywhere in any condition these days.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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No pictures....???

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I was in a Suzuki dealership here in New Zealand last week and was drooling over a Genuine Yoshimira GS1200SS. A very tasty and rare machine.
It was painted up in red/black, very similar to my '85 GSXR750F. I mentioned this fact to the guy in the shop, who said, "I think we have some red/black fairing parts in stock" and proceeded to show me a pair of brand new fairing lowers for the '85 F.
They are definitely "F" ones as they are fibreglass rather than ABS that the G onwards used.
They are brand new, genuine Suzuki parts still in the original packaging.
If anyone wants more details, the dealer is Southern Suzuki in Invercargill New Zealand.

Note. I am in no way connected to the dealer and this is not an advertisement,
it is merely a heads up on the location of some very rare parts.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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Sent them a message; I'll see what returns. Oz
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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No pictures....???
I was 1000kms away from home when I saw them, without my camera.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
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hey Awason,, i think i have about 5 sets of those 85 lowers,,they usually easy fix,,but i do have a few sets that are near new,,,but not for sale,,LOL..
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #8
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hey Awason,, i think i have about 5 sets of those 85 lowers,,they usually easy fix,,but i do have a few sets that are near new,,,but not for sale,,LOL..
. ... Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:57 AM   #9
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Thank you Canadians ...

you might have " to solve something " in your part of the wold ?!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #10
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hey Awason,, i think i have about 5 sets of those 85 lowers,,they usually easy fix,,but i do have a few sets that are near new,,,but not for sale,,LOL..
Yeah, you've got 5 sets of some unobtanium and it's not for sale... big surprise

Personally I'm not concerned because I have a minty set of lowers for my bike that I ride every season but what's the point of having 5 sets of near new lowers gathering dust that will probably never see the light of day? Why not build a few bikes and put them to market so someone can enjoy them?

I was at the Xmas Toy run on my 85 this year and had a number of guys come up saying "man, I had one of those back in the day... Damn, I never should have sold it... Do you know where I can get one".
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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Yeah, you've got 5 sets of some unobtanium and it's not for sale... big surprise

Personally I'm not concerned because I have a minty set of lowers for my bike that I ride every season but what's the point of having 5 sets of near new lowers gathering dust that will probably never see the light of day? Why not build a few bikes and put them to market so someone can enjoy them?

I was at the Xmas Toy run on my 85 this year and had a number of guys come up saying "man, I had one of those back in the day... Damn, I never should have sold it... Do you know where I can get one".
Great answer!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #12
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Well that's Hootguy; his stuff, his call and I think we are all accustomed to it - sure wish you knew how to use a camera Mario so we could at least drool a little. Oz
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #13
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Well that's Hootguy; his stuff, his call and I think we are all accustomed to it - sure wish you knew how to use a camera Mario so we could at least drool a little. Oz
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #14
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I have a minty set of lowers for my bike...................[/I]".
Wish I could +1 on that, but "such is life" as Ned Kelly said
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:15 PM   #15
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LOL...I did mamage to post some pictures a few months ago,,,you guys have to cut me some slack here,,this shit is all in good fun and not meant to poke at anybody....i sure as hell am not the only hoarder on here,,,and the reason i collect all this stuff is because i have quite a few bikes i'm collectting parts for,,,2 85's in both colors,,2 86's in both colors,,and the odd hotrod project,,1 88,,189,,,not to mention 2 89 RK's,,,,and a pair of very cool RG500 Gamma's including the rarest of them all the Walter Wolf Canada model,,so you see,,i have a reason to collect so much stuff and not able to sell,,andyes they are fun to ride,,but to me,,i want to have a nice collection of most of the oil cooled 750's,,so if it annoys people that a post about some of my stuff,,or if it put some guys nose out of joint,,,Thanks,,i'll refrain from commenting from now on,,,you have a nice day now,,
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #16
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Well, it might put someones nose out of joint but like I said, I'm good for my 85 parts, now if you've got some spare LTD or RK parts, we might have to have words. Just kidding, I think I may have all I need for that too except for swingarm & OEM exhaust which I'm not in a rush for.

BTW, without pictures I'm starting to think it might just be an elaborate hoax and there are no 85's/86's in both colours or Walter Wolf Gamma's. I'm afraid we'll have to see some pictures

PS: I've got a thing for the early 750's too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:12 AM   #17
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Guys ... relax 99% of my gear will be for sale in 2013 (if I can find time to sort it) In future I only want to be found on a track somewhere in Europe ... on Classic 2-4 stroke Suzuki's but might well be a different make amongst ...
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #18
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I'll be content to wait for your sale Hans. Hoot... chill man. We love hearing the elaborate description of your parts collection. Pics from time to time might be fun... then we can really get on your case.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:06 AM   #19
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LOL...I did mamage to post some pictures a few months ago,,,you guys have to cut me some slack here,,this shit is all in good fun and not meant to poke at anybody....i sure as hell am not the only hoarder on here,,,and the reason i collect all this stuff is because i have quite a few bikes i'm collectting parts for,,,2 85's in both colors,,2 86's in both colors,,and the odd hotrod project,,1 88,,189,,,not to mention 2 89 RK's,,,,and a pair of very cool RG500 Gamma's including the rarest of them all the Walter Wolf Canada model,,so you see,,i have a reason to collect so much stuff and not able to sell,,andyes they are fun to ride,,but to me,,i want to have a nice collection of most of the oil cooled 750's,,so if it annoys people that a post about some of my stuff,,or if it put some guys nose out of joint,,,Thanks,,i'll refrain from commenting from now on,,,you have a nice day now,,
Don't take it like that. Is all in good fun.
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" Ooh I like this place ..."


Hoot ... please do not leave us alone ... !
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