1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100M Restomod Part IIISince my last segment on my Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Restomod story, one thing has become abundantly clear to me – nothing ever goes according to plan. That is provided you have a plan of course. There have been a few minor changes and a few major ones too; but all in the name of improvement…After sourcing the correct bearings for the headstock, the 2014 Hayabusa forks and triple clamps pretty much bolted straight on. I managed to find a complete front end with handlebars and switch gear. The set also included Tokico four-pot radial brake calipers. With the new forks on and the 1994 GSXR swingarm upgrade in place, it was time to organize some wheels.
All I had to do was push the mounting bolts through and tighten them up, lift the bike back upright and get the rug back in place before she noticed anything.Next on the list was hunting down a set of carbs and getting the wire harness hooked up.I must confess that I’ve been addicted to eBay for quite some time now, and I know a set of 38mm flat slide carbs fetch top dollar. The GSX-R 1100 has 36mm CV carbs as standard so the 38mm is a good size upgrade. Problem is they cost $1200 up. I eventually found a guy selling a set of 40mm Mikuni’s for a song, and after going back and forth over the details I discovered the seller owns an identical GSXR 1100 in standard trim. The 40s are much bigger than I wanted, but like I said, it never really goes to plan.I will be working tirelessly over the next few nights servicing the carbs and plugging the now mended wire harness back together in hopes of a successful, first start up. Until then lets keep those fingers crossed that nothing catches fire!Stay clicked to Ultimate MotorCycling for future installments.For more:1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100M Restomod Part I | The Plan1999 Suzuki GSX-R 1100M Restomod Part II | The Stripdown