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Thread: Classic Suzuki Race Problem.... Help!

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    Have just joined and would like to find someone out there who can help me. I have built a GSX400F race bike and attaempted to enter it with the CRMC to race in the Aircooled 500 this season. I have been told to be eligible I have to produce proof one was raced back in the day anywhere in the world. I have scoured the Web without success, only finding evidence of GSX400FW's which I believe are watercooled. If anyone could help fining this proof ( if it exsists ) then I would be eternally grateful. It can be any meeting / anywhere but in the eighties, doesn't matter if it was a club race in Australia so long as there is photographic evidence or a programme from the meeting. There aren't many Suzukis racing with the CRMC so it would be nice to shake the Hondas / Yamahas up a bit!! It has cost a lot of money to get the bike to the standard it's at and would be a shame to call time on the project. With Suzuki being the first to introduce a 400 16v Twin Cam I can't believe no-one had a bash at racing it! All help is greatly appreciated


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    Default Re: Classic Suzuki Race Problem.... Help!

    Can't help much, but to say, if you can't race it with CRMC, have a look at the Earlystocks club. If its aircooled and twin shock they'll let you race (as long as it's old enough).

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    GSX400FW is air-cooled, good luck finding a picture of a GSX400F racing, in most parts of the world it would have been against 350LCs and they would have savaged it.
    Try Japanese F3 racing, this pitted 400 4 strokes against 250 2 strokes.

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    Default Re: Classic Suzuki Race Problem.... Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Try Japanese F3 racing, this pitted 400 4 strokes against 250 2 strokes.
    Didn't they do something like that on the Island too?

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    I think so, but not until the late 80s

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Didn't they do something like that on the Island too?
    Sounds like the TT/Manx lightweight class from the mid-90s to me?

    TT programmes of that period might not be much help - I don't seem to remember them listing much more than the manufacturer and cc?

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