Grumpy1260’s main man has been fixing, tuning, selling and racing big air-cooled Kawasakis and Suzukis for more than 30 years
THE INTEREST in old air-cooled fours is as strong as ever. Our workshop is constantly busy – servicing, bike building, tuning and resto work. It’s not local work either, we get customer bikes from all over the UK because what we do is specialist stuff.
The best work comes by word of mouth because that way you know you’ve done a good job. I always use quality parts, and I’ll never use pattern gaskets – just don’t trust them. Quality is where it’s at, and that’s the reason why the companies we sell parts from like APE, Carrillo, Wiseco and Keihin have been around for years and they’re still in business.
Over the years I’ve seen bikes like GSS, GSXS and GSX-RS go from being everyday transport and weekend fun to stuff that owners now use only on occasion. Even so, I can’t see those Suzukis reaching big Zed money. You can still get a mint GSX-R1100J for £5k, I just can’t see them making 15 grand. At least I hope not…
grumpy1260suzukispares.co.uk, 01366 388 352