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I am looking to buy a 1987 GSX-R 750 from my friends dad for $1,200. i took the bike for a short ride and seemed to be an awesome bike. Now, i have a special connection at a "bike shop" and i can ride any bike there i want. I have been riding a bunch of older Harley's but also a ducati monster 750 and a 1989 yamaha FZR. But i want my own bike to work on and what not. I am 17 years old, just wondering what you guys think about a 1987 GSX-R 750 if any of you have rode one or own one.
 

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Get it because for one its a low risk item for you(insurance and no payments)
Keep it because that is a nice classic bike and for 1200 that is a good deal.
Take some pictures as i wanna see it because if you don't want it I may take a look at it
 

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Where is this bike? I agree if you do not buy post picture! I am very interest!
 

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Yea i think i am going to buy the bike, i will post pictures after i buy it and if i dont buy it for some reason then i will let you guys know. the bike is in northern NJ, thanks guys
 

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87 Gsxr

I had an '86 1100, '87 750, '88 750, '90 750, 91 750. I rode them on the street and raced them for several yrs. They are oil cooled and out dated. Look for a 90 or newer FZR 400, or FZR 600 they are water cooled and the 600 is almost as fast and you can do a lot of mods to them ie.. wheels, body work.
 

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OIL/air colled

Well I've owned only 88-92 Zukes over the last 12 yrs. I love the bikes, you can always cutomize and increase performance on these mules! They are work horses. The only down fall is HEAT! Heat is a killer at bike week, and in Heavy ass traffic S/Beach! Don't do it for long....lol.. You'll pay. I did do one mod that helped in this area. I took some heavy duty computer fans and mounted them to the inside of the oil cooler and wired them to a toggle switch. Worked like a dream! You'll surprised on the difference on temp this thing would make. I'm now looking at the aftermarked oil coolers that they show on the oldskool 7/11 site. Dam, cost is hight as .f(^%&(!. If I get the dinero I may go that route if not, Radio Schack here I come.
 

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ive got an 86 750 and shes a great ride :thumbup: a clasic and a very reliable bike if treated well. keep her clean you'll have that bike for the rest of your life with a :D the whole time
 

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The bikes ride great. You can beat on them all day long and they just keep asking for more. I loved my 87. Didn't have any problems with it at all. Heating is an issue though. I would try the one guys fan idea for sure. I was on Young St. in T.O. when it was about 26 out and after about 15-20 min in some heavier traffic it overheated.
 
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