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Sport Bikes For Sale April 18, 2014 posted by

Another Sweet 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in the House!

1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale

Rather, it's really in the house as seen in the photographs. More importantly it's another very nice RZ500 for sale in California. This one has seen even fewer miles than the one we posted yesterday with just 2500 miles covered since new! Just two owners and a convincing seller description. The buy-it-now price on this stated museum worthy example is $18,500 and opening bid is $7000 reserve not met. A great month for California RZ500 buyers and collectors for sure!


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

This Yamaha RZ500 is the Australian model with only 4,000km on it. This is not the Canadian model.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a cleaner one that was not in the crate.

This is bike has had two owners. The second owner (a Yamaha master mechanic) bought this from the original owner 25 years ago with under 300km on it. The second ownder put 3700km on it in 25 years.

He noticed two years ago that the crank seal was leaking, as they all do. While him and his buddy (who was a former Honda race bike mechanic) the motor apart to fix it as well the crank shaft end bearing, they decided to put new Yamaha factory pistons in it. Please look at the pictures of the original pistons, as they will be included and didn't need to changed (but the owner was very particular about this bike).

This bike was run once or twice a year for the past 25 years he owned it. The bike runs great and the gas was drained after each ride. The second owner stored the bike in heating controlled room for the 25 years he owned it.

The second owner changed the original tires 15 years ago. The bike will include the original Yokohama tires as they have no dry rot and are not worn out. Pictures of original tires included.

This bike is California plated and has a custom RZ500 plate.

The bike also comes with perfect original owners manual as well as the original tool kit.

The bike has never fallen over, been dropped or washed with water it's entire life. The bike has no cracks in the stock body work.

All bolts and fasteners look like new.

The bike does have 2 extremely small scratches on the front fender. One is 1/2" long and the other is 1/4" long. There's one tiny nic in the blue stripe on the left mid fairing the size of a pencil lead. There's 2 small scratches on the right hand side of the gas tank about the size of 2 1/2 pencil leads. Take a look at the pictures.

This bike is NOT a restored bike, this is all ORIGINAL. There are no stories or issues with this bike.

I cannot stress enough that you will not find a better bike.

I do not have to sell this bike, so low ball offers are unwanted and unappreciated.

the only cleaner bike you could find would either be in a crate or in a museum, where this one should be.



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Yamaha April 17, 2014 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 with Recent Engine Rebuild in San Francisco

1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale California

Attention California buyers! Here's a great looking RZ500 that is described as better than average. It definitely looks like a well preserved original with some refreshed panels. And sporting a fresh rebuild with just 700 miles ensures you're looking at a bike that is ready for several riding seasons ahead. The seller clearly states that his reserve is above $12k in the description when he suggests that an average example should bring $10-12k. While many other markets might raise an eyebrow, in California you can try to find another but there will be few to choose from at any given time.


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

RZ fans! Here you go..... An RZ500 with a rebuilt engine Wilson Performance Stage 1..... Check em out. The bike has SWEET Steel Chambers, and new plastics.
This bike runs flawlessly! I take it out and blow my friends minds and leave residue on their windshields!..... The bike only has about 680 miles since rebuild.
Nothing wrong, no cracked fairing, no issues. ALSO as a BONUS---- Original factory pipes included! These are rare, ( heavy, but COLLECTIBLE JEWELS)

BID with confidence. You will not be disappointed! I LOVE this bike and it gets ALL the Looks! Yes a Gamma is faster, But NOTHING compares to the fit and finish

of this RZ500.

If you want an average quality RZ500 for 10 -12k ,,,,,,go get it....this bike is NOT FOR YOU.....IF you want a Professionally rebuilt, 9.8 outta 10 Show quality daily rider

RZ500 with original pipes, manual etc, this bike is for you.

thank you for bidding. No dissapointments here.

On Apr-14-14 at 07:49:42 PDT, seller added the following information:

Bidders - The Actual mileage on the bike and frame is 16,953 km, but as stated I have put about 680 Miles on bike since I have owned it. (1094 KM)
Rebuild was done by previous owner. Bike also came from Colorado and was jetted for higher altitude. When I got the bike to CA, I had it re-jetted.

To clarify cosmetics specifically as best I can:

Also as I stated bike has new plastics- (let me be more specific- Previous owner I believe replaced the top and bottom fairing plastics)

The middlefront side plastics are original and there is slight color differentiation between the two- very minor

there is a nick on one of the rear side exhaust plastics about an inch long

there also there is minor oxidation on the triple clamp and some oxidation on the black metal reservoir cap cover. This is why I state the bike is not a 10.

It is a beautiful, clean bike which I store indoors, and ride maybe once every 2 months

the bike is a 9.8 out of 10 , ( 9.9 with out the minor cosmetic flaws and a 10 being a show bike)



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Harley Davidson April 17, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: 2009 Roehr 1250S

Roehr 1250S for sale

It doesn't get much more rare than this! Today's Featured Listing is a Roehr 1250, an American made superbike. There were only 50 scheduled to be built, though the seller states that only 10 were actually made for worldwide consumption. This particular example was Roehr's development bike that the later supercharged versions were based on. Being normally aspirated with cams this configuration should be good for around 130hp.

2009 Roehr 1250S for sale on eBay

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The 1250 features a chromolly steel and aluminum frame that carries around the big Harley-Davidson VROD engine. It also has Ohlins suspension, Marchesini rims, semi-floating front discs with radial-mounted, calipers, and a strange combination of Vance & Hines and Arkapovik components make up the exhaust system. Even more unusual is the fuel filler over the race hump in the back as the gas is stored behind the rider!


When released in SC trim, it was the most powerful, American made motorcycle available. But there are few stereotypical American analogies to be made as this bike as it looks much more like an Italian superbike. With the exotic materials and parts utilized, it was clearly a bike that had the likes of MV Agusta and Ducati in it's sights.


We'd like to thank Chris for helping to support the site with a Featured Listing and wish him good luck with the sale!


from the seller:

2009 Roehr Harley based sport bike.

Original price was $ 50,000. BIN is half of that. Reserve a bit lower

Here's something you don't see everyday. A 2009 Roehr 1250 S. 2800 miles, Never registered and sold on an MSO. This particular bike belonged to the owner (Walter Roehrich) and was the bike that all the others were based on. There are ten of these in the world with most being sold to collectors in Europe and Asia. This is bike is one of only two in the U.S. according to Walter Roehrich.

The motor is a 1250 cc Harley Davidson VROD and the bike is constructed using only high end components and materials (Carbon fiber, billet, titanium, Ohlins, Brembo, Etc.) and was being offered as an "American Super Bike". Roher built his bikes for sale and added a supercharger, boosting the horsepower to the 180 range. This bike is normally aspirated using cams and K&N intakes and is extremely tractable, handles great and hauls ass. Google "Roehr" and read some of the articles and watch the videos, pretty interesting. If you are looking for different, it doesn't get much more unusual than this.

Larger pictures can be e-mailed, direct if closer look for blemishes is desired. Bike always stored indoors , and run every couple of months to keep healthy. Have very large bike collection being thinned down to make more space. See pictures. Overall, a pretty well preserved bike. 62 year old owner, former bike wrench and former shop owner. Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with pictures and video.

Kawasaki April 15, 2014 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale K1

This is one of those listings that sell themselves from the owners description and lovely pictures. A huge RSBFS fan favorite, the K1 needs little introduction. This example has a tick over 15k miles and the starting bid is at $7k reserve not met. While it's been fitted with CV carbs and various other street riding improvements/adjustments, it includes most of the stock bits should you want to restore it in the future.


1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

You are bidding on a 1992 ZX7R, true K model as you can see in the VIN.

If you're not aware of the R models they came with an Aluminum tank, Magnesium motor covers, a special Race transmission with a very tall 1st gear (not great off the line by the way), a solo tail section with special lightened subframe, larger cams and higher HP, reservoir shock, higher redline and the very cool Flatslide carbs which retail for around 2500 or so on bike bandit by themselves! This bike is truly worth more in parts but as you know…few of these left as it is.

A bit of a long story on this one so please bear with me. First and foremost, if you are looking for a true collectible, there are very few of these left and even less in this condition. I literally checked Ebay and a few other various sites a couple times a month (for last few years) in hopes of finding one when this one finally came up. Almost closed on one from HI last year but we had a challenge connecting to close the deal and the freight would of been pricey. This particular bike is more of a PROGRESSIVE restoration. I'm told I''m the 4th owner and as such have worked on it a bit myself to correct some flaws, etc. Haven't had it terribly long but spent a bit more $ on it.

Reason I'm selling. I bought this bike to hold in my office with two other highly collectible bikes as these 3 were the top of the class back when I was still goofing off at Willow, etc. At the time, Scott Russell was the man and this was his bike of choice. Anyway, I spend a lot of time working in Asia and by luck would have it, I came across a VERY special GP bike that I simply MUST HAVE. So much so that I'm selling all 3 of my rides to get it and then some! Getting it into the US has been a hassle but I can't wait to get my hands on it. The other two bikes I just sold to a local well known vehicle collector (to remain nameless) and sure enough, he has a ZX7R already in his arsenal.

I was told by the last owner that he was the 3rd owner but haven't confirmed it (he's a motorcycle mechanic to boot so probably why she runs so well). I haven't had it long and to be honest, I really don't need to sell so please understand that I will not take a low ball offer.

Back to the bike…

Bodywork is in amazing shape. Nose looks like brand new without even a rock chip. Clearly someone replaced it although I'm not sure where you could find a near new one. There's a small fingernail scratch on the left edge but you can barely notice and barely worth bringing up, it truly shines like it's one day old.
Sides have a few knicks but again, exceptionally good shape. I'll post a bunch of picture to see. Tank is near perfect, tiny little knick on top but very small and a small rock chip but again…very nice! Tail is in good shape, no cracks, side plates look great but there's a chip in the paint by reservoir and a couple of scuffs on the under edge. It's really difficult to pull the seat back off where the storage compartment is so that area has some rub marks from the seat tabs. Thing is, they didnt make a ton of these bikes so the tail section mechanicals are a bit jimmy rigged from factory.

Headlights, signals and taillight are all like new.

I replaced many of the non OEM bolts so that's all good to go. Also replaced all 3 rotors as others weren't in as good of shape but looks good now. While I was at it, cleaned calipers and put new pads all the way around.

Shock is an aftermarket Penske unit and as such, rides great with it although if you're an OEM fanatic like me, you could easily sell and likely find a nice stock one to replace it with.

Frame has some wear and tear for a 22 year old bike, no scrapes or damage of any type but some wear marks in the paint just from services, maint, riding…etc. Wheels are great shape, no marks, bright green and in excellent shape.

Swingarm is a little problem for me… It's the stock one but it looks like he may of painted or power coated. Looks beautiful condition wise but the color is off a little from the frame. Enough that I would likely redo it if I don't sell but again, I'm a fanatic so not sure it would bother you as you can only tell under certain light.

All signals, rear wheel valance, fender etc are fine shape…no worries there.

Rearsets are NOT OEM although pcs of them are. You could easily find the right parts on Ebay and get it back to factory if desired.

The last owner (as a bike mechanic) didnt want the hassle of dealing with the flat slides as they make it VERY hard to ride on the street not to mention they need a lot of tuning... Therefore, he put on a set of CV carbs for rideabilty. However, it does come with a pristine set of OEM flat slides, the proper air box and a spare bright green windscreen. They too are worth quite a bit but exceptionally hard to find so keeping with the bike. Wouldn't take long to put them back on, just may require some tuning after.

Bike runs GREAT! Starts right up but it's a cold blooded machine so needs the choke. Chain is near new and tires are new as well. Just registered it in California so plates are good for a year. As you can see from pictures, has a Muzzy exhaust and I DO NOT have the OEM system although I do see them on Ebay from time to time.



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Honda April 14, 2014 posted by

Paging SixthGear, Hwood851, and RC30Freak: 1990 Honda RC30 for sale in Ohio

Honda RC30 For Sale

We posted a great looking RC30 in Australia just a few weeks ago, and while there is no question it's a solid bike, there were lots of notable discrepancies being discussed in the comments section regarding it's originality and need for additional history. In fact the amount of expert evaluation displayed made Mike and I both take notice and realize we need to take better advantage of the knowledge available within our own community. While there was a lot of people involved in the conversation, I'd like to call out SixthGear, Hwood851, and RC30Freak in particular to share their expertise on this example shown today. We really appreciate your contributions and professionalism, and hope you'll step up again to help out our readers. My sincere thanks in advance!


1990 Honda RC30 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

I bought this wonderful bike about a year ago with an intent to re-live my experiences from when I owned a new one back in 1991. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I have become consumed with vintage autos and will now be going vintage racing. Other than a few miles of driving, she has been sitting in the corner of my garage during my entire ownership period. A totally undeserving lot for a bike of this caliber. I'm lucky that my garage is heated and she sits on a battery maintainer. I frequently start and bring her up to temperature. She starts right up without difficulties.

I hope the following facts will help you decide if this is the right RC for you:

1. This bike is everything my new one was back in the day. The visuals, sounds, and textures are great.

2. During my ownership I topped off the fluids, put new factory grips on, and have been slowly refreshing the exterior.

3. This bike has had a clear bra on it from almost its entire life (or perhaps for every minute of it). I removed it because it was lifting at the edges. What I found underneath was essentially pristine paint. I recommend the next owner re-apply a clear bra as it obvious worked for the first 13K miles.

4. The previous seller owned the bike twice (sold it once, bought it back a year or two later, and then sold it to me). He stated a notable CA specialist (name available) serviced the bike while he owned it. The emissions equipment was removed and is now in a box.

5. Since I've been deep cleaning and refreshing the bike, I've found numerous small paint defects here and there. From 3 feet away she looks a 10 out of 10. From 6 inches she looks like a 9 out of 10. I haven't yet removed the wheels and gotten inside all of the spokes etc. but they have a few paint defects as well. A strip and powder coat would make them as new.

6. I bought a new reproduction high quality sticker kit from the UK to replace the tank stickers. If it actually arrives it will be included in the purchase. All the rest of the stickers are factory. I have found no evidence of any bodywork or paintwork on this bike. She's all original as far as I can tell.

Some things that are currently imperfect:

1. The rotors are on backwards and they pulse on application. I was going to send them out to a specialist floating repair shop for repair but haven't gotten around to it. I don't know how or why they ended up backwards prior to my ownership.

2. The neutral indicator doesn't light up in neutral. Previous owner said it worked for him and perhaps it was just a micro switch.

3. On the lowest portion of the fairing nearest the exhaust there is some slight discoloration in the white and if you look at a high angle, some lifting or bubbling (0.5mm?). The area involved is about 1.5" in diameter and wasn't noticeable until I removed the clear bra and cleaned and polished the surface. I'm not sure if this is typical for a 13K mile RC or not.

4. A couple of the dzus fasteners have damaged the paint underneath, noticeable when you remove the fastener. A couple are missing the plastic washer which I think is the culprit.

5. The license light is missing. I've been looking for a replacement but haven't found one yet.

6. The factory stand is mechanically fine but the finish is tired. I have the yellow warning sticker for it but haven't gotten around to the task of stripping and refinishing.



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