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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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1986 gsx-r

Picking up this 1986 GSX-R to restore, overall in good shape, felt good through the gears, and starts right up. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs_rrROH...on_share_sheet
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 06:58 AM
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Hi Sabien,

Restore? It looks great, ride that mofo

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Definitely will be, but do want to get it back to this look at least.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 04:59 PM
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Definitely will be, but do want to get it back to this look at least.
Great looking bike! And getting harder to find restorable ones. They have nice paint schemes but it takes a while
to repaint them back to factory. I always wondered why, whenever I saw one that had been repainted, it was often a solid color without the decals, or maybe it had some decals but they weren't sealed under a clear coat. Then when I repainted one back to mostly factory - I found out why! It takes a while to repaint one of those- At least it took
ME a while but maybe I'm slow. Still, it was worth the tmie & effort-

good luck with it!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like this place has stock appearing decal sets.

https://rddecals.afegraphics.com/vie...-FullKit-S6234


Most bikes I have seen for sale were a good distance to purchase. Luckily found this one a few miles away. Just happened to be a gentleman that owns a vintage motorcycle shop that obtained it. He has been through the carbs, electrical, and doing a few other things as part of the sale ( new plugs, tires, etc.)
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-15-2019, 06:21 AM
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Looks like this place has stock appearing decal sets.

https://rddecals.afegraphics.com/vie...-FullKit-S6234

Well that's a bit of a bummer. They seem to end at 1991... I have bee looking for some correct graphics for my '95.

Anyway, good luck with your restore. That's a great looking bike...

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 05:38 PM
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Great looking bike! And getting harder to find restorable ones. They have nice paint schemes but it takes a while
to repaint them back to factory. I always wondered why, whenever I saw one that had been repainted, it was often a solid color without the decals, or maybe it had some decals but they weren't sealed under a clear coat. Then when I repainted one back to mostly factory - I found out why! It takes a while to repaint one of those- At least it took
ME a while but maybe I'm slow. Still, it was worth the tmie & effort-

good luck with it!
That is a sharp looking GSX-R in your profile pic, you still have it?
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Have been working on the 86' GSX-R. Wheels and fairing stays powder coated, years of road grim cleaned off and polished, new bits (nuts, bolts, instrument panel, grips) and a few other items. Waiting on triple clamp upper from paint.
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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