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I have found one of these babies for sale for about US$7.5K
Its supposedly 100% oringinal with only 4500Km on it!
I suppose its a bit steep (not sure actually) but you hardly see these on the mkt !

What can I check to ensure it is the genuine article?
A frame/engine No. unique to the RR?

Is there anything problem wise I should specifically look for ?

Does anyone know of a website or book dedicated to the 750RR
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The 89 RR was a little different from the early LTD. They were avilible with a wet clutch (the dry clutch was a option) they had the long stroke engine the regular 89 was short stroke. It had a removable subframe and different tail than the reg 89. and USD forks. I hope this helps.
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Bones,

I don't think that is entirely correct, I believe
the RR had conventional forks. See Below:-



Hope this helps.
Adrock.

[ 06-24-2002, 06:50 AM: Message edited by: Adrock ]
 

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Also.

These bikes seem to be for sale quite a bit in
Australia (strange since only 24 came here) and
they vary between $10k to $15k, saw one for $7k,
these are all in Oz dollars that aren't worth
the plastic (we have toy money) it is printed on.
That would be about $5k to $7.5k in US money. So
if the bike is mint maybe the price is right, and
rarity and show off value is high. As to whether
or not it is real, I can't help sorry.

Adrock.
 

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bring a magnet, the 1989 GSXR750RR had aluminum tanks, and magnets will not stick to them too well.
they have different front fairings, a solo tail and bolt on subframe.

a guy around here has one with a 1340cc motor in it.




Overall length 2,070 mm
Overall width 730 mm
Overall height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,405 mm
Ground clearance 120 mm
Seat height 785 mm
Dry mass 187 kg
Engine
Type 4-stroke, DOHC, SACS, TSCC, 4-cylinder
Bore 70.0 mm
Stroke 48.7 mm
Piston displacement 749 cc
Compression ratio 10.9:1
Carburetor BST40SS, Four
Maximum power 120ps/11,000 rpm
Maximum torque 8.3kgm/9,500rpm
Tires
Front tire 130/60 ZR-17
Rear tire 170/60 ZR-17
Bodycolours
White/Blue

all pics and stats from gsxrhouse.com

[ 06-24-2002, 07:41 AM: Message edited by: karl_1052 ]
 

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there was one floating around vancouver still in the shipping crate and had never been started dont know if its still around. The rr had different carbs with externally adjustable needles a braced swingarm there was also an optional transmission kit and I think an optional engine kit with titanium rods? I believe.
 

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I would contact Suzuki through your local dealer. Suzuki USA was very helpful getting me the correct paint codes and quantity of RG's when I contacted them.

They should know the VIN's from #1 to #500 (I recall only 500 were built)

My Clymer (#M478-2) for the '88-92 gixxers doesn't have any data on the RK.

Here's what I remember...

The J model was getting pounded by the competition because extracting HP from the short stroke motor was nearly impossible. I think Yoshimura gave up on the Short stroke motor before Suzuki did and started putting G/H motors in the J frame just to stay competitive.

The K model wasn't even an option for the race teams because Suzuki offered the RK model.

The K and RK weren't as similar as much as the RK and the L model were. The RK had bigger carbs, solo tail/fiberglass body panels, aluminum tank and different paint.

The dry clutch, cams, suspension (USD forks & better shock) were all available as a kit for LOTS of money from Suzuki. I've seen images of 4 RK's with the dry clutch and two of them were Yosh bikes...that kit is rare on a living RK.

You're lucky I'm financially tight or I'd seek that RK out for myself.


$7500 sounds like a good price, though I saw a 01 750 for $7800 at a dealer Friday.
 

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Damn I still want one...
-Karl
 

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The only one I ever laid eyes on in person had the full race kit and was at Yosh (May 89) when I was picking up my stage two head for the 88 750 (when it was still a 750) they had to call the Janitor to mop up my drool. I would like to get one and did'nt they make a later limited production (93?) 750 as well? I am going to get the wife a SV650 so that I can take away her LTD and restore it.
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