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Old 11-19-2017, 11:03 PM   #1
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2005 Suzuki GSX-R750

Year
2005

Make
Suzuki

Model
GSX-R750

Mileage
~37k

Asking Price
$3500

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I am selling my bike and have attempted to answer any questions you may have below.

What am I selling?

I am selling a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 750 with ~37k miles, in the classic white and blue color scheme, with a salvage title (see below for more info).

How much am I selling it for?

I am selling it for $3,500. (Cash only; I am not interested in trades nor do I accept payment plans.)

Why am I selling it?

I had this bike for 9 years, bought a second bike and barely have enough time to ride one. At this point I've been riding it every ~3 weeks or so to make sure the battery doesn't die.

What about test rides?

Test rides will only be permitted with the full amount of cash in my hand. (Goes without saying but if you drop it, you bought it.)

How was it ridden?

I’ve done 3 trackdays on the bike, all in the novice level. Aside from that, I use it mostly on the weekends for fun (i.e. canyon riding).

Has the bike given me any problems over the years?
The only problem it has ever given me is not starting on 9/2014 due to a failed starter switch; a commonly known issue for these bikes. Even then, I was able to roll start it and take it to the dealership to get the start switch replaced (a $100 part).
Aside from that, in 9 years and almost 30,000 miles of ownership, the bike has not given me any issues.

What else is included with the bike?

In addition to the motorcycle and one key, the following is included:
-Rear seat cowl
-Haynes repair manual
-Remote for bike alarm

Other Questions You May Have

Why does the bike have a salvage title?

Salvage title happens when someone drops the bike and according to insurance, the cost to repair the bike exceeds a certain percentage of the total bike cost. For a motorcycle, especially a sportbike, it is common for this to happen with damaged fairings alone (which is the case here).
The original owner dropped the bike when it was new, made a claim to insurance and they gave it a salvage title even though the damage was mostly cosmetic (i.e. the fairings).

Before purchasing, I had the previous/1st owner meet me at a motorcycle shop (that I picked and trusted) to have the mechanic check it out and go on a test ride. The professional mechanic concluded that the motorcycle was mechanically OK and that if I wanted to make it "new", all I should invest in is new fairing pieces.

Since then I have replaced most of the fairings, owned the bike for 8 years, put almost 30,000 miles on it, and had RaceTech measure the frame straight. I think this proves the bike is structurally sound.

P.S. Since I’ve been in California, I’ve taken the bike to a highly rated motorcycle shop. If the candidate buyer still questions the bike’s integrity, I can disclose the shop so you can call and ask about the bike yourself.

Why should you buy this bike over any other?

In short, you are getting a good deal on a well-maintained bike.

While this bike does have a salvage title, I have done my best to present the history of the bike so that any buyer can have confidence at what they are purchasing.

Many owners drop a bike, fix it up and never claim it to insurance (i.e. the title reminds clean). In this case, I am letting the buyer know exactly what they are purchasing since I don't have anything to hide.

What modifications have I done?

-Scorpion titanium exhaust (to improve the sound)
-Flashtune (improve air/fuel ratio)
-Brembo RCS19 front brake master cylinder (improve stopping performance)
-Heated grips (to keep my hands warm)
-Rear sprocket +2 (to improve the low-end torque)
-Speed healer (correct speedometer to account for sprocket change)
-K&N air filter (improve how well the bike breathes)
-GPR steering stabilizer (avoid tank slappers)
-Stainless steel brake lines, front and rear (to prevent brake fade)
-GSX-R cosmetic bits to improve looks (tank protector, tank cap, flush turn signals, wind shield, blue wheel strips, white backlit display gauge, etc.)

How well have I kept up with maintenance?

As meticulous as I am about writing this ad, I am equally meticulous about maintaining my bike. Below is a log of the history of the bike:

Note: While I attempted to list all of the maintenance done below, some of the minor/general items are not listed. For example, getting the chain cleaned/lubed (every 500 miles) and new tires (every ~4,000-5,000 miles).

Date: 9/2009
Miles: 7,300
- Purchased from previous/first owner

Date: 10/2009
Miles: 8,300
- Full service (synthetic oil change, oil filter, adjust valves, chain cleaning and lube, replace air filter, replace spark plugs, full inspection, etc.)

Date: 10/2010
Miles: 11,000
- Changed oil and oil filter

Date: 10/2011
Miles: 14,500
- Replaced chain and sprockets (I kept the front sprocket OEM and the rear sprocket is +2)
- Changed oil and oil filter

Date: 4/2012
Miles: 16,000
- Replaced clutch cable with new OEM part

Date: 6/2012
Miles: 16,500
- Replaced throttle cable with new OEM part
- Replaced OEM air filter with new K&N filter

Date: 10/2012
Miles: 17,200
- Replaced spark plugs with NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
- Changed oil and oil filter

Date: 3/2013
Miles: 18,300
- Valves adjusted

Date: 6/2013
Miles: 20,500 miles
- Changed oil and oil filter

Date: 10/2013
Miles: 23,100
- New tires (Dunlop Q2)
- Installed new front brake master cylinder (Brembo RCS19)
- Installed new stainless steel brake lines (front and rear)
- Replaced brake fluid (front and rear)
- Installed GPR steering stabilizer
- Changed oil and oil filter

Date: 3/2014
Miles: 23,600
-Changed oil and oil filter

Date: 9/2014
Miles: 25,199
- Fork oil and seals changed
- Heated grips installed
- Starter switch replaced

Date: 11/2014
Miles: 26,144
- New tires (Dunlop Q3)
- Installed new GSX-R grips

Date: 12/2014
Miles: 26,600
- Brake pads, front/rear (Vesrah RJL, EBC Rear Organic)


Date: 2/2015
Miles: 26,600
- Cleaning air filter
- Oil change
- Chain clean/lube
- R1 throttle install
- Forks work (oil, rebuild, adjustment, etc.)
- Galfer Wave Rotors (front and rear)
- Paint job

Date: 7/2/2015
Miles: 27,500 miles
-RaceTech suspension work (forks gold valve, rebuild ohlins rear shock)
-chassis measurement (result was a straight frame)

Date: 10/2015
Miles: 28,000 miles
-hid kit install

Date: 11/2015
Miles: 29,000 miles
-(ape) cam chain tensioner
-spark plugs
-check valve clearance
-adjust throttle position sensor (tps)
-adjust throttle synchronization
-spark plugs
-clean/lube chain (change chain in 5k = 34k)
-serviced GPR steering stabilizer
-installed Flashtune

Date: 1/2016
Miles: 29,915 miles
-collator hose replaced
-valve stem
-T30 tires
-oil and oil filter change

Date: 3/2016
Miles: 31,054 miles
-New tires (Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa)
-chain cleaned and lubed

Date: 7/5/2016
Miles: 32,825 miles
-new sprockets and chain
-oil filter and oil
-front brake bled

Date: 06/03/2018
Miles: ~36k miles
-shock rebuild (ohlins)
-coolant change
-oil and oil filter change
-brake bleed (front and rear)
-chain clean/wax
-new tires (Pirelli Diablo Corsa II)
-new radiator and radiator guard (old radiator was punctured in a ride)


Any recalls with this model year?

Yes and they have been taken care of.

The recall out on this motorcycle is the front brake master cylinder. It has been known to fail, effecting how well you can stop the bike. Fortunately, I always knew the OEM brake master cylinder wasn't all that great on this bike and decided to get the Brembo RCS19 (http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=4840) even before they announced the recall. In summary, there are no recall issues/items to worry about.

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Closing this thread since I decided to keep it as a second bike (i.e. mostly for the track) so I can improve my skills without the fear of dropping the new RSV4 that I picked up.
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A year later I've come to terms I don't have enough time, between a full time job and grad school, to ride enough let alone have two bikes.

Bike is back for sale.
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