Suzuki GSX-R1100 1987 (H) NOS NLA fuel tank 44100-06B40-9HD
Suzuki 44100-06B40-9HD is a fuel tank for the GSX-R1100 model year 1987/H. Note it could fit other years too, see below regarding the colour and/or if it matches your bike. 9HD colour code refers to codes 13Z+22P / Space Black No. 2 + Pearl Twinkle Red. NLA (No Longer Available) from Suzuki, nor the usual big independent suppliers.
Actually, new fuel tanks for the oil-cooled GSX-R1100 are super-rare; and price of these tanks when they were available reached almost 4 digits. About the item condition, etc. NOS (New Old Stock), kept all these years in a Suzuki shop in my city, before reaching my hands. Item is in a Suzuki box, but not the original one (I have/had 70 Suzuki NOS tanks from the'80s and'90s, and so I know what to look for; actually, this case is simple, since in the inside of box "TL1000" stamp can be found); the box is undamaged, but expect some dirt and rougher zones, due to age. Someone marked the part number in the box, and as far as I know it is correct for the model/year; but please check if colours/decals/letterings (where applicable) match your bike.
Note that when wrapping is disturbed, I usually do a cleaning of tank's exterior (light dust is present, and I need to inspect item and take good pics; pic 5 was taken before the cleaning). All tank's openings are still factory sealed!
As it leaved the factory 30 years ago time warp! Paint is all shiny, no dents nor markings nor scratches nor abrasion signs. I love the golden flakes embedded in this 9HD's black... Marvelous; nowadays, paint job in motorcycles are miles away from this quality and detail, contrary to popular opinion I agree that the paint job in frames were not that good in old japanese bikes, but it is not the case of their fuel tanks!
In the inside the tank is as good as it gets something is definitely not rotten in the state of Denmark! Note that fuel tanks used to leave the factory with some oil/protection brown liquid; in some spots it accumulates and seems rust at 1.
Dont miss this deal if you have one of these splendid motorcycles (I think GSXR1100s are like the last generations of the classic aircooled Porsche 911: the last of a breed, with infinite resell potential in the future, if kept in pristine conditions and within the original looks). Grab a brand new fuel tank for spare, while you still can. Are you restoring your GSXR to its former glory, using your decrepit tank? That should be a last resort solution only!
Fighting the inevitable incrustations and corrosion inside requires special kits which are expensive e. Restom kits and needs a significant amount of time and effort to apply, with some uncertainty in the long run been there, done that; will the epoxy endure time, or will it eventually dissolves and nasty stuff goes to the carburetors? The perfect paint job, with 100% matching colours and 0 defects, is almost impossible to get (been there, done that, and I work with the best painter in my city). Can you still get the original Suzuki stickers?
Or make a perfect replica of those? Unless, your old tank paint is OK and only the interior needs refurbishing?
Because it takes only one drop of the acid of the "kits" to damage the paint, in no time (too easy to happen).. I know this is standard talk in all my fuel tank advertisements, but I know by experience the trouble of recovering old rusty tanks; I have a Restom kit to apply in 3 old tanks from my personal bikes under restoration, and I'm not looking forward to do the nasty job... Private sales Im not a company, just an enthusiast of Suzuki old bikes, having a significant stock of Suzuki NOS parts for late'80s and early'90s bikes.
Original box shall be put inside another box 160 liter / 80x50x40 cm i. Not applicable to EU countries, naturally... Citizens from UK: hurry with your whish lists from abroad, since Brexit will come soon - not good news for the trading business. It must arrive at my home in the same condition. Price factor half price of new? The item "Suzuki GSX-R1100 1987 (H) NOS NLA fuel tank 44100-06B40-9HD" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Auto, moto - pièces, accessoires\Moto\ pièces détachées\Prise d'air, débit carburant\Réservoirs à essence". The seller is "antoniomota1971" and is located in Aveiro. This item can be shipped to European Union member countries.
- Numéro de pièce fabricant: 44100-06B40-9HD
- Marque: Suzuki