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As there seems to be a lot of interest in the RK and Henriks thread got a bit hijacked, I thought I'd start a thread just for RK owners to share pictures and information and see how many we can find!

I own 2 RK's, one is standard and a little tatty, the other is very much a work in progress. It has Showa suspension, Nissin brakes, WS swingarm, SRAD 750 wheels and a Wiseco 771 kit eventually. It is taking me ages though!

The pictures below are my standard one, followed by the project one as it was when I bought it, and as it is now. I bought the second one at a really good price as it is a genuine RK. I think it looks horrible and didn't mind stripping it to use as a project bike! The first one is going to stay original. They are frame numbers 123 and 135, and engine numbers R713-100133 and 100156. I know only 500 were made and 50 came to the UK. They cost 8995GBP back in 1989!

Frame numbers should start GR79A, B, or C, and engine numbers start R715 for Japan (restricted to 77hp) , R714 for France, Germany, Austria and Sweden (restricted to 100hp I think) and R713 for the rest of the world (including Belgium, sorry muzzys!).

Many were obviously raced and crashed so it would be nice to know how many are still out there.
 

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Okay,

Here's mine. Chassis JS1GR79A2K2100031, engine R713100188. It's one of the Canadian bikes and is bone stock.

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Mine - chassis:GR79A-100050, engine:R713-100055, bone stock.. except for the 71mm overbore piston & paint.
2 more in Malaysia, im not sure whats the vin (most likely GR79A too) but I will definitely take pictures of em
Work in progress... at the moment engine on the shelf waiting for missing engine mounts & bolts, sprocket cover, carb rebuilt & etc... Im holding off on paint stripping the fibreglass, gonna make me fiberglass mould first...
 

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Number 24,,and an race only,,,have a line on the 00001 bike,,been trying to buy it for years,,the bike is turd but the frame and swingarm are stock unpolished and has the RK engine that came with it still in it,,now thats rare...but having the 0001 would be great,,actually surprised it was ever sold,,i thought they usually crushed the first 10 or so bikes,,maybe not a so a rare and special machine..
 

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Nice thread nsracing !:thumbup

Mine: chassisnr.: GR79A100080 - engine: R713-100090
I'm from Belgium and 24 RK's were imported (14 were sold in 1989, 10 sold in 1990). That was the information a couple years ago from Suzuki Belgium.
It's original and has 45.000 km. I bought him in 2000 with 29.000 km.
Only 1 option, a Yoshimura exhaust. He stand in the house since end 2006 but next month he's back on the road:banana
First picture: "beauty and the beast"
 

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As there seems to be a lot of interest in the RK and Henriks thread got a bit hijacked, I thought I'd start a thread just for RK owners to share pictures and information and see how many we can find!

I own 2 RK's, one is standard and a little tatty, the other is very much a work in progress. It has Showa suspension, Nissin brakes, WS swingarm, SRAD 750 wheels and a Wiseco 771 kit eventually. It is taking me ages though!

The pictures below are my standard one, followed by the project one as it was when I bought it, and as it is now. I bought the second one at a really good price as it is a genuine RK. I think it looks horrible and didn't mind stripping it to use as a project bike! The first one is going to stay original. They are frame numbers 123 and 135, and engine numbers R713-100133 and 100156. I know only 500 were made and 50 came to the UK. They cost 8995GBP back in 1989!

Frame numbers should start GR79A, B, or C, and engine numbers start R715 for Japan (restricted to 77hp) , R714 for France, Germany, Austria and Sweden (restricted to 100hp I think) and R713 for the rest of the world (including Belgium, sorry muzzys!).

Many were obviously raced and crashed so it would be nice to know how many are still out there.
I wonder how many are still alive I know one is on ebay. Wondering if older sportbikes will increase in value
 

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Hi, sorry to hi-jack the thread on my very 1st post (also sorry for not introducing myself yet) but I've been on the look out for an RK for a while now ans have turned up nothing. Just wondered if anyone knows of an example of one for sale in the UK at all?
Cheers
 

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Bike projects are like jigsaw puzzle games..(minus the complete bikes)
after all that time & money spent looking for pieces..
would you sell it off ??

*I see the manual.. the RK blinker lights are off from the productions ones... do you noticed they are actually squares?? almost like the GSXR400 or the RG ones?? or is it borrowed from it..
atleast all RK in Japan that is.. or different export requirements hence the different blinkers size in other countries
 

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I've had mine for a year now. It took a long time to find one for sale, but I finally have gotten my hands on one.
lovely... but the front fender is not rk I think
and also the usd fork..
 

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The front end of mine is probably from the 750L model. There seems to be a few of them out there with this set up. I've been told by a few owners that some of the RK's left the dealers that way, but it's one of those things that's impossible to confirm. The rest of the bike is currently stock, except for the blue screen, and it is soon to have a nice new WP rear shock.
 
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