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Saw an 86 gsxr1100 on the side of the road yesterday for sale. I stopped took a look at it. It was going to need an upper fairing, new seat cover some tlc etc but not a bad bike blue&white. It had a full yoshi pipe on it,K&n filters and has had some performance work done to it.odometer was showing 25,000 miles. I called the number and talked to the owner. He said the motor was out of a 91 Katana 1100,had 18000 miles on it. The bike was dynoed at 117 hp to the rear wheel. He said he was asking 2900 for it. I priced out the misc stuff I saw it was going to need from Dennis Kirk. About 225.00. Does 2900.00 seem kinda high for an 86? My buddy has a 93 gsxr 1100 he is seeling for 3000...

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Sportbike magazine compared the 1986 GSXR1100 to the 1988 GSXR1100, to the 1989 GSXR1100 to the 1994 GSXR1100(same as the 93.
they rated the older bikes above the 94.
 

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Very interesting.
 

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2500 seems littlr high for the condition you desribed, especially if the motor is not orginal and it will need some tlc, offer him 1500, then put the bike in your garage save up some cash and restore it, the 86 1100 has loads of potential the frame is only like 18lbs...you can have a fast light bike that will more than hold its own against anything new for a few addtional bucks
the 93 1100 is a lot heavier than the 86... but each have their strong suits...
-Karl
 

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It was a pretty neat looking bike thats why I stopped to look at it. It looks like it could be a real rocket givin some special attention. thanx for the reply.
 

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OLD SCHOOL RULES



IF you dont want to buy it then its your loss
i would take a 86 1100 over a 93 1100 any day

my 2 cents
JIMMY
 

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It is a neat bike. Hopefully the guy is willing to deal. It would make a great winter project.
 

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I paid $2500 for my 86, it had 18000mi, the original motor and fairly good bodywork. You can see pics of it on my site for comparason. I'd start low and work your way up. I don't think it's worth $2900 in the shape you describe, more like around $2200 or so as it's not really a collectors unit with that Kat motor in it no matter how much hp it's got.

Good luck.

And yes, old school rulz!
 

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I was thinking the same thing. I wish the guy had just left it alone.
 

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i picked up my project bike for 2200. had no lowers but overall was in decent shape (see pics below). one thing to remember, katana motors are similar to gixxers but the tranny is not geared the same, therefore, you will not feel the same type of power that you would expect from a gixxer. i bought a 92 1100 a few years back and after conducting a vin # search i discovered it was a katana motor. it did not pull like my others. anyway, heres a pic of mine for 2200, you can judge from there. you would be better off waiting and finding something that is all orig, and go from there. they are out there, just be patient. good luck!!
 

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That bike looks a heck of alot nicer than the one that im looking at. I think i will hold out for something more original. Thanx
 
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