Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tulsa, OK
Motorcycle: I don't ride anything. Who has the time? Plus, everything I own is in pieces.
"Flat" fuel tank used in 1987?
So, some of you may know that I'm finishing up a restoration of an old race bike. One of the things you learn along the way is that these things changed a lot over the course of a season. And, there were differences between the 'A" bike and "B" bike at any given event. So, one of the choices you have to make is, which version/event do you restore it to?
For more years than I care to think about, a normal Blue/White "humped" tank has sat on this thing. Now I figure out that it more often seems to have been run with a flat topped tank. Woohoo.
The question I ask, before I go looking for one of these things to buy is this:
DID SUZUKI SUPPLY A BLUE/WHITE '87 750 WITH A FLAT TANK IN ANY MARKET?
I speak of color code 9HE (not the "other blue/white scheme that was apparently used in some markets, like Japan - color 9UY) which is the "normal" blue/white scheme most of us are familiar with. I have found a part number 44100-28A60-9HE listed in some markets, which is different than the part number I think was used here in the US for Non-California '87 blue/white tanks, 44100-28A50-9HE. This makes me think that a blue/white '87 flat top tank might exist, but then I have seen that the blue/white '87 in the Japanese market had a humped tank, so now I wonder... if the Japanese market had a humped tank in 1987, did everybody?
Some of you knuckleheads live in Canada and others in Europe, so I figure that if these things exist, you'd know it by now. I know they had them in '85 and '86, so let's stick to '87 models.
What say you?