Just introducing myself. I recently picked up a clean one owner 1988 GSX-R 750 "Slingshot" in red and white. The bike is a 9.5/10, never abused and nicely upgraded with a stainless Supertrapp exhaust, new tires and a new Li-Ion battery.
The bike had been stored in a dry heated garage for a few months before I picked it up at an estate sale and even included the solo seat + original tools + case.
I am learning so much already from this site! Here is a pic of my bike. I'd like to get it all ready for summer riding but don't really know where to start yet! I will take more pictures soon.
only thing i could think of that you might want to do is get a 5.5" rear wheel if it still has the 4", hang on to the 4" if you want to keep it original that is one of the first things that people changed and the rears are kinda few and far between.
Thanks for all the compliments guys! I've been working like a mad man (Have to pay for this bike somehow!) and we haven't had the best weather lately but I will be posting some better pictures up soon.
awasson: I see you are local! Is there a good source for parts/service for these bikes? I may need to overhaul the carbs before I do any serious riding.
As far as who does the work, I'm doing my own work but it's hard to find decent tuners for carbureted bikes these days. There's a place run with some Japanese tuners called Windbell. I ran into them at the M/C Toy run this year with some vintage 70's Yamaha 2-stroke bikes and had a chat. I would be tempted to try them out. They seem to know their stuff and have an interest in the older stuff: http://www.windbell.ca/
We'll have to see if we can get some of the west coast oil cooled GSXR's out for a day ride... Soon if the weather keeps up
they start saying things like" it really hits when you hit 8000rpm"
just another way of saying"the jetting is fuct untill you get on the mains"
awasson: Thanks for the info, my carb problem has solved itself but great to know I can still get parts should I need them. I had a had a line on an '86 VFR750 but the unobtainium carb parts were a deal killer.
I had checked out Windbell before I bought my bike, seemed like an OK bunch. They had a beauty '90 400RR that almost got me but I resisted and held out for the big 750.
Streetfighterkz: Here are a couple shots of the right side of the bike and the Supertrapp for you.