F.A. Ebay: Suzuki GSXR 750 1985 model

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Steven Brightner, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. This gixxer has been relisted due to non paying bidder.

    Three years ago the previous owner parked this bike in his backyard and left
    it uncovered and out in the weather untill I got it a few weeks ago. It is
    missing the riders seat and the key but can be started with a screwdriver
    (needs a new ignition lock). It is very scruffy but ran on Aerostart so I
    believe with the carbies cleaned, fresh petrol and a new battery this bike
    should run. This bike could be restored or would make a seriously good
    buggy engine.

    Sold as is Inspection recommended Geelong VIC.

    Shipping and quotes are the responsibility of the BUYER not SELLER.

    Steven Brightner, Jan 4, 2009
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  2. Steven Brightner

    Yeebok Guest

    If I buy it, will you get a quote for, and pay the shipping ? :)
    Yeebok, Jan 5, 2009
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  3. Steven Brightner

    Yeebok Guest

    Damn, the starting price is about 750x what I'd offer for it. You should
    definitely include shipping. :)
    Yeebok, Jan 5, 2009
  4. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 05 Jan 2009 17:11:25 +1100
    what you won't even offer him three-fifty?

    hmm.. 1985. missing bits. scruffy as all hell, seals likely
    buggered, needing a lot of cleaning and work, was a sportbike anyway
    so no doubt thrashed plus why was it left out anyway?

    I figure $750 is more than most will be willing to pay unless they
    have the same bike and want wheels or calipers or something.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 5, 2009
  5. Steven Brightner

    Yeebok Guest

    Well I kinda expected a knockback, in which case I was then obliged to
    offer $3.50 with added bonuses ..
    Yeebok, Jan 5, 2009

  6. And what added bonuses would that be,?
    the kind that Gerry is talking about with knobless?
    George W Frost, Jan 5, 2009
  7. Nostalgia has already started pushing up the prices of landmark models
    from the 80's - what other explanation is there for GPz900R's fetching
    prices within $1000 of 15-years-newer ZX-9R's - and the slab-sided GSX-
    R750 is arguably *the* bike from that period; in time-capsule
    condition, they're already selling for a lot of money. If the bloke
    who dredges the dam in his back paddock and comes up with an 860GT
    someone threw in there can expect a $1000 payday from someone looking
    for a project, why not the bloke who peeled back a tarp behind his
    backyard shed and found an original GSX-R750?
    intact.kneeslider, Jan 5, 2009
  8. Steven Brightner

    knobdoodle Guest

    Hey Yeebok,
    if you want a cheap 750 I've got a pristine example of arguably[1] THE
    definitive bike of the 80s!
    It's a 1983 XJ750 Yamaha and I'll deliver it to your door for $1750
    (complete with new rear shocks and sealed-lead-acid battery)
    knobdoodle, Jan 6, 2009
  9. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:06:53 -0800 (PST)
    One born every minute as they say.

    900SS bevels are going for over 20 grand. I mean really!

    the Devil is apparently a $12k bike, and possibly (given the known
    history and originality although minus for the drum brakes) $15k.

    I wouldn't buy one for that :)

    (But nor would I sell it.... I'm weird that way.)

    And someone who would clearly has too much money or not enough
    acquaintanceship with the breed.

    An elderly GSXR would definitely be a nicer ride, but what's the
    aftermarket like? What's the spares supply like? Can't be worse than
    for Ducati singles (a 250 motor in unknown condition, not even if it
    turns over, and it went for $2500? hello?) but all the crashable bits
    have been crashed...

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 6, 2009
  10. Me, neither, but that's only a matter of price point; if I had the
    sort of money that people who drop $20,000 on a 900SS do, I'd be one
    of them, but I'd be finding the money for a spotless 1986 GSX-R1100,
    1992 FireBlade, 1993 ZZ-R1100, 1995 ZX-6R, 1998 GSX-R750 and YZF-R1
    and a 1999 Hayabusa... preserving history shouldn't just be done in a
    Aftermarket? For the bike which formed the basis of about half the
    street, track and drag specials built in the developed world over the
    last 20 years?
    intact.kneeslider, Jan 6, 2009
  11. Steven Brightner

    JL Guest

    I wonder whether those prices have changed in the last 3months ?

    There's an awful of large boats with forsale signs on them I'm driving
    past lately, and I'm told the values of holiday houses on the coast
    have crashed rather badly (like being down 45% in 12months in one
    particular example I'm aware of).

    Forced sales of luxury items to meet your margin calls tends to drag
    the whole market for them down...

    JL, Jan 6, 2009
  12. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 5 Jan 2009 23:27:21 -0800 (PST)
    Wouldn't surprise me, but it's hard to tell as they don't come up

    Even 10 years ago you'd see one or two bevels a month in Just Bikes,
    and maybe 3 singles a year. Now you almost never see bevels of any
    stripe for sale.[1]

    I expect there won't be as many people paying shocking prices for tat
    as there has been, but the top examples will probably still go for top
    money if the owner is willing to wait.

    After all, I'm still waiting for all those cheap Harleys that my 1970s
    Two Wheels mag was predicting when the Harley boom died out and all the
    stockbrokers went to some other fad.

    (Still can't get a cheap Vincent either....)


    [1] mind you, you almost never did see the ones that were changing
    hands, it's very much a word of mouth sale environment. None of the
    Devil's 5 owners (except possibly the first) got it from an ad.
    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 6, 2009
  13. Steven Brightner

    Yeebok Guest

    No George. You know the same as is offered for anything - $3.50 and a
    kick in the nuts. I'm not sure what Gerry's talking about. Wonder if he
    does some days, too. :)
    Yeebok, Jan 6, 2009
  14. Steven Brightner

    Yeebok Guest

    To be honest when I finish paying maintenance and all the other shite
    that piles up, I am still hoping ER6Fs are for sale new .. at not quite
    60kg the idea of a 750 worries me :)
    Yeebok, Jan 6, 2009

  15. Beter watch what you say about Gerry else he might go and tell you to go
    kill yourself..
    George W Frost, Jan 6, 2009

  16. I am still trying to find those container loads of Army Harley which were
    buried after the Second World War because the yanks didn't want to take them
    back home.

    Got the Vincent, but it wasn't that cheap , had to pay $3500 for it

    Of coarse, it was in 1971

    George W Frost, Jan 6, 2009
  17. Steven Brightner

    Nev.. Guest

    You ride it, not carry it. The average MotoGP rider would be your size.

    '07 XB12X
    '08 DL1000K8
    Nev.., Jan 6, 2009
  18. Steven Brightner

    Nev.. Guest

    Last month I was looking through the list of 2nd hand bikes at a local
    bike shop and was astounded at the asking price on a 1998 model Suzuki
    TL1000R. At the same shop, for $10 more, I bought my 2008 DL1000.

    '07 XB12X
    '08 DL1000K8
    Nev.., Jan 6, 2009
  19. Steven Brightner

    G-S Guest

    From what I've seen (and I've been looking at buying another holiday
    house or maybe updating the boat) it's only the top end of both markets
    that are seriously getting hammered.

    The entry level and even the midrange seem to be holding reasonably
    well. [1]


    [1] Maybe some margin callers are down sizing rather than getting right out?
    G-S, Jan 6, 2009

  20. You have to remember that Yeebok is NOT you average GP rider

    Then again, Yeebok is not your average rider either.
    George W Frost, Jan 6, 2009
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