1987 SUZUKI GSX-R1100

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I spotted this on a pallet at a breaker’s in Corby five years ago. It was on its way to the skip. I ended up taking it home…. It had been heavily crashed years before, and the whole front end had been removed, along with the top of the engine – bottom end was scrap as they often are, due to the crash wiping out the exposed ends of the crank, and cracking the cases. I fitted an RF900 front end (a 1mm overbore on the yokes and it fits straight in) and rear wheel (using the RF cush drive and the GSX-R disc). Again, a straight fit and gives me 17in wheels for better tyre choice. Originally intended to fit a Bandit 12 engine but found an original 1052 GSX-R engine with a bad gearbox. Need to swap the box from the scrap gearbox. One day….

This how I first saw it!
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This more or less how it looks at the moment - RF900 front and rear ends in, Skidmarx fairing propped in place.
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Picking it up from the scrappy - not a lot of it left really, especially as what's left of the engine is scrap too.
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Dragging it all home in the back fo the car, complete with new fairing etc.
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I was going to fit a Bandit 12 motor, but when I took the head off to check it out, I found this....
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Bike Tags

GSX-R, project, Special

MANUFACTURER
Suzuki
MODEL
GSX-R1100H
YEAR
1987
COLOUR
Black/Red
OWNED FROM
2011
OWNED TO
I still own it!
MODIFICATIONS
RF900 front end and rear wheel, Skidmarx bodywork. Will have a chain oiler and heated grips, because even sportsbikes should be useable.
Engine size
1052
Top speed
160mph
At a Glance
+ GOOD POINTS
It was a GSX-R1100 for free! What could go wrong!


- BAD POINTS
It'll end up costing a bloody fortune - would have been cheaper to buy a runner and tart it up a bit. But where's the fun in that?
Tyre Choice
Don't know yet.