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Title: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 02, 2018, 17:56:44
Why not, we all loved them when we were young (or younger).  Getting impossible to find the old Slingshot GSXR bikes and I wanted one, wanted one for along time.  I also have a problem where I dont like buying bikes that cost money up front, but instead really like to buy cheap bikes that cost me a ton more in the long run.  Added a couple fun pics here as well to keep us on all track and try to get everyone else into the dual round hot zone.

Thats where this girl comes in.  You can see in first pic what it was advertised as.  The bike was 4 hours away and the guy was actually coming into Indy the next day to see some family so I bought it sight unseen.  He said that it ran but not well, he rebuilt the carbs and found that all the carbs had different jets so he sorted that out.  It then had some electrical issues and he was done with it.  Picked it up for $600 so I have some runway before im underwater, but i bet im going to need it all.  When I got it into the garage I took a pic, thats how it was delivered.

The front fairing is trashed, the rest are pretty rough.  Wiring harness is spliced in more places than I can count, starter button doesn't work, exhaust is welded together pieces of automotive pipe, I dropped it the first time I tried to move it and broke the starter cover, lots of other stuff wrong with it.  Figured why not have another bike that drains my bank account and patients.  I still need to change out the clutch on the RD, then its getting pulled off the lift and this is going on to start messing with it.  Ive already ordered a couple of things that are hard to find, have been watching ebay and hitting up some facebook groups over the last couple months trying to piece some stuff.

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15707.0;attach=203057;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15707.0;attach=203059;image)

Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: advCo on Apr 02, 2018, 18:49:53
I also have a problem where I dont like buying bikes that cost money up front, but instead really like to buy cheap bikes that cost me a ton more in the long run. 

Well this sounds vaguely familiar.

I'm always in for a GSXR
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 02, 2018, 23:00:20
I'm in!!
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 02, 2018, 23:20:49
Cool.

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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: The Limey on Apr 03, 2018, 08:11:11
I love the flexi-flier.  I'm definitely in.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 03, 2018, 08:39:28
In
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Maritime on Apr 03, 2018, 08:47:09
In!
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Flugtechnik on Apr 03, 2018, 10:38:11
Yes!  I love those things.  We think and snore alike.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: J-Rod10 on Apr 03, 2018, 10:40:04
In.

I've got a 91 I'm just getting started on.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 03, 2018, 11:53:43
In.

I've got a 91 I'm just getting started on.

Awesome, do you have a thread on here? I really know nothing about them other than dual headlights are sexy as shit.  Im sure this will be a SUPER slow thread but i'll do my best to keep it updated.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: TranceMachineVienna on Apr 03, 2018, 12:35:46
in!
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: doc_rot on Apr 03, 2018, 13:21:23
Im in. got an '86 Im working on.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 03, 2018, 13:22:12
Im in. got an '86 Im working on.

On the bright side, im not the only idiot around here :)
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 03, 2018, 14:59:54
On the bright side, im not the only idiot around here :)
I thought being an idiot was the only prerequisite for being here.

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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 03, 2018, 15:06:20
Found this on the interwebs...
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Maritime on Apr 03, 2018, 15:40:50
That is some inspiration right there. Nice.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 03, 2018, 15:46:15
Wire wheels look the business on that thing. Never thought they would

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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Tifun on Apr 05, 2018, 14:21:28
I saw it a couple days ago


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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: J-Rod10 on Apr 05, 2018, 14:38:31
Awesome, do you have a thread on here? I really know nothing about them other than dual headlights are sexy as shit.  Im sure this will be a SUPER slow thread but i'll do my best to keep it updated.
I haven't gotten anything done on it yet.

I need to get a different swingarm ordered, and build a fairing for it. I've gone back and forth on cutting the subframe off and welding one up, or not. I think I'm going to keep the stocker, and build a cafe-ish tail for it.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 05, 2018, 15:51:31
Im sure this will be a SUPER slow thread but i'll do my best to keep it updated.

I'm all about that...  :) 
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Streetfighterkz on Apr 05, 2018, 20:10:53
Hereís my Ď89 I sold a couple of years ago. I never got around to swapping to a smaller tail.

(https://s26.postimg.org/clytmm6dl/853155_CE-_DAD7-4_EC1-990_E-86_DAE89_C169_E.jpg)
(https://s26.postimg.org/jcfaw2195/8_FC1_A3_BA-3_E7_E-4_A56-_B441-90563542_DE3_D.jpg)
(https://s26.postimg.org/uc0i7nc8p/BE4_AFF86-_B917-4_B65-_B725-_F8_BA82_FD497_A.jpg)

I had pics of it painted in all one color (satin black) but canít find them now.

Later, Doug
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: datadavid on Apr 10, 2018, 04:35:17
I was told there would be bikini girls here?
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 10, 2018, 12:14:37
Good point.  Here is a color scheme idea...

Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 10, 2018, 13:04:32
and more food for thought..
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 10, 2018, 16:44:01
Those are some sexy slab sides, but this is a slingshot.  I need that pic from canyon carver blown up and printed for my garage, whos got a large format printer?
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: john83 on Apr 10, 2018, 17:56:06
Good point.  Here is a color scheme idea...

Not quite a bikini but I'll accept it.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 10, 2018, 22:05:11
How about this one?
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: teazer on Apr 11, 2018, 01:16:50

(http://www.sportbikerider.us/Pics2/1991-Suzuki-GSX-R750-1401.jpg)

http://planetjapanblog.blogspot.com/2017/10/suzuki-gsx-r-750-team-yoshimura-suzuki.html

https://112on2.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/gsxr750_88_yoshimura_all_japan_sbk_nekopanchi-1.jpg

http://oneguytwowheels.blogspot.com/2013/05/

No bikini girls though....

Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 11, 2018, 13:15:19
or these...
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: irk miller on Apr 11, 2018, 15:48:37
I'm pretty sure the dual headlights is one of the most important stylistic qualities of this gen bike, and why he likes them.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 11, 2018, 16:20:04
I'm pretty sure the dual headlights is one of the most important stylistic qualities of this gen bike, and why he likes them.

I mean this is true, however, no reason you cant have inspiration on everything else :)
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 11, 2018, 16:22:57
I mean this is true, however, no reason you cant have inspiration on everything else :)

I did get a package from Europe with some decent quality plastics yesterday.  They are not fresh, but they are way better than what I have.  They will be a good starting point and good for paint if I end up going that far.  I'll get some pics up
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 11, 2018, 16:30:47
It's interesting, these older japanese sport bikes....I've had to go overseas for quite a few parts for my YZF too.

Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 11, 2018, 19:51:21
Those are some sexy slab sides, but this is a slingshot.  I need that pic from canyoncarver blown up and printed for my garage, whos got a large format printer?
Here's a thought:

Shutterfly took a good phone pic of mine and made it into a shower curtain.  So....
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 11, 2018, 20:10:21
Ha...never even noticed my inspiration pics don't even have damn headlights...
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 19, 2018, 15:31:22
You done yet?
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Jul 19, 2018, 15:38:52
You done yet?

Yup, loaded it on the back of someone elses truck and off it went.  Another kid on the way and too many bikes to keep going had to thin the hurd a little.  Stayed in the family though, a friend of mine bought it and it should be together before too long.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 19, 2018, 15:57:59
Yup, loaded it on the back of someone elses truck and off it went.  Another kid on the way and too many bikes to keep going had to thin the hurd a little.  Stayed in the family though, a friend of mine bought it and it should be together before too long.

Hey, Congrats Daddy-O!   
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 19, 2018, 16:02:23
Hey, Congrats Daddy-O!
+1 congrats man!

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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Jul 24, 2018, 12:41:48
Hey, Congrats Daddy-O!   
+1 congrats man!

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Thanks guys, #2 should be exciting.  Ive still got the RD, the BMW, and the KRZ. It was between selling off the RD and building the GSXR or selling the GSXR as it was.  ive got alot going on so I dont know when I would have even of had the time to really build the GSXR so out it went.

Current debate is if I should get a boat.  I did alot of fishing as a kid, there is one im looking at on facebook and talking to the guy, but boats are kinda scary used.  Cant really test drive them very easily and you can only tell so much firing it up out of the water. 
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: clem on Jul 24, 2018, 23:05:14
Break Out Another Thousand.
Besides that boats are fun. I just realized that I will never be able to use it enough to get my money out of it.
Saltwater or fresh?

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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Jul 25, 2018, 11:13:31
Break Out Another Thousand.
Besides that boats are fun. I just realized that I will never be able to use it enough to get my money out of it.
Saltwater or fresh?

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Its a freshwater boat, fish and ski.  When I was a kid I had one part of my family that did alot of skiing and tubing, and another part of the family that did alot of fishing.  I miss doing all that and want to do it with my kids.  This boat is exactly what im looking for long enough with a big motor to be able to pull tubes, but still setup for great fishing.  I think though im realizing it'll still be another 1.5-2 years before it'll get used much.  So im leaning toward holding off and looking again maybe next year.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2047161225359243
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: clem on Jul 25, 2018, 22:35:23
That's a sweet boat. It'll definitely put smiles on kids faces cruising and tubing behind it.  Whenever I feel bad about buying my boat, I just take it out on the water and quickly forget about all of that.

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Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Popeye SXM on Jul 26, 2018, 01:19:37
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I think though im realizing it'll still be another 1.5-2 years before it'll get used much.  So im leaning toward holding off and looking again maybe next year.
Wise words. I live on a sail boat and run a boat yard for a living. DO NOT buy a boat until you KNOW you will use it. B.O.A.T really does stand for Break Out Another Thousand. If it flies, floats or fu*^! pay as you go way cheaper and easier. If your friends do not have boats, rent one, surprisingly easy,  ::)
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Jul 26, 2018, 11:01:53
Wise words. I live on a sail boat and run a boat yard for a living. DO NOT buy a boat until you KNOW you will use it. B.O.A.T really does stand for Break Out Another Thousand. If it flies, floats or fu*^! pay as you go way cheaper and easier. If your friends do not have boats, rent one, surprisingly easy,  ::)

Whats with all this break out another thousand stuff.  I know boats are going to break down some, and they dont like sitting, but arn't all of us here builders? Isn't this what we already deal with day in and day out with these old vintage bikes?  Whats going to go wrong on a boat that is going to cost $1000 dollars unless im taking it to a marina to have it worked on every time?  Do they really take more maintenance than these bikes?
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: Popeye SXM on Jul 26, 2018, 11:31:04
Boats are high maintenance but the real problem is the word MARINE. Anything with that word attached will cost twice what it would in the rest of the world, except maybe in aviation Boats are a little like race bikes/ cars, you will spent way more time working on them than using them. That can be fun, although looking after the bottom of a boat is nasty
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: datadavid on Jul 26, 2018, 12:39:40
Its only if you want the biggest baddest everything, and salt water eats away everything thats not high grade stainless. I just got a boat for free, nada, zilch, nothing. And welded some stainless replacements for rusted out crap(which would have been expensive if bought) newly serviced engine and all. Cant complain since its gonna take me fishing and diving for years probably on zero dime budget.
Title: Re: 1989 GSX-R750 Bikini Girl Poster Bike
Post by: JSJamboree on Jul 26, 2018, 15:29:58
Its only if you want the biggest baddest everything, and salt water eats away everything thats not high grade stainless. I just got a boat for free, nada, zilch, nothing. And welded some stainless replacements for rusted out crap(which would have been expensive if bought) newly serviced engine and all. Cant complain since its gonna take me fishing and diving for years probably on zero dime budget.

I dont need biggest and baddest and it'll never see saltwater.  I'll still get one, hopefully a Stratos 290, I think i'll just wait till next year.  I will watch when october hits, might see something stupid cheap at end of season i'll snatch up.