Yoshimura Inspired 1986 GSXR-750

So I have the Thruxton on the chopping block, and almost have the front end worked out to sell it. I’m gonna miss that little bitch, but I’m super excited about the new project. It an ’86 GSX-R 750. 40 more horsepower than any of my bikes, and should weigh in at about 375 lbs. about 100 lbs less than the Thruxton. Should be exciting to say the least. To be completely honest, I’m a bit scared. as I’m used to “little bikes”. I bought this project from my roommate for $800. I think I’m about $2500 all in, at the moment, and I would say I have another $500 to go. In any case, I have tried to do as much of the work myself.

I had an idea of what to do with this old girl at first, but my roommate has a Yoshimura endurance book at home, so I started to flip through it. I really love that 86′ Suzuka bike. It’s amazing. I’m not really into replicas, because, all of the “hardcore” replica bike people, are all to happy to tell you all of the mistakes you made. Plus, I’m not rich, and it usually takes a grip of coin to reproduce all of that one off shit. Anywho, check it. My version of Yoshimura’s 8 hour Suzuka bike.


86′ GSXR 1100 Rear linkage, to pick up her ass a bit, a WP rear shock, w/ preload, compression, and rebound adjustments and remote reservoir. The wheels are from and 89′ I believe


Offset Endurance style headlight from a VFR400. Mr roommate says the original “anti-dive” forks are terrible, so I put on a set of ’89 forks and front wheel. these also have adjustable preload, compression and rebound.


I think the stock taillight is quite complimentary to the shape of the rear cowl.


In the foreground is Sander’s Next Gen 750 Race Bike. That thing is amazing. if you know Sander (Dutch) at all, you know he doesn’t half ass anything. Maybe I will talk him into doing a write up on his bike.


I’m waiting for the custom GSXR decals, from AKA Screenprinting to finish the clearcoat on the rear. I couldn’t find them anywhere, without paying a grip for the entire ’86 decal set, so I just had them made. Plus I wanted custom colors done.