Monthly Archives: May 2009

Derbi May 29, 2009 posted by

Derbi GPR50 Overload

Today, it seems, Derbi GPR50's are quite prevalent.  If you're in the mood for something cheap on insurance, neat, rare and able to be wrung out within posted speed limits; the Derbi GPR50 just might be your bike--especially with several available across the U.S.  Listed below is a sample of Derbi's currently available in the U.S., I have excluded the ones in less than desirable condition and there may be some that I wasn't able to find.  Let us know if you are aware of one we haven't posted, if you would like your rare sport bike posted, or, if you'd like us to find a particular model you haven't seen yet.

2003 Derbi GPR50 Millbrae, California $2200

8600 miles, original exhaust plus Arrow from Team Calamari, rear stand, manuals, both keys and clean title.  See the San Francisco Bay Craigslist ad here.

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2002 Derbi GPR50 Burbank, California $2950

2250 miles, Arrow exhaust, 24mm Mikuni carb and newly registered.  See the Los Angeles Craigslist ad here.

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2001 GPR50 Lawrence, Kansas $1700

Ducati replica, new piston, water pump, etc. (Rebuilt motor?).  See the Lawrence Craigslist ad here.

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2003 Derbi GPR50 Fairfield, Iowa $2400

Titled as moped.  See the Des Moines Craigslist ad here.

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2003 Derbi GPR50 Fishers, Indiana $2100

1400 miles, premium gas and oil only, ABS (it's what the ad says).  See the Indianapolis Craigslist ad here.

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Two (2) 2005 Derbi GPR50's Kenesaw, Georgia $3600 & $3200 (See ad)

272 miles, 2 of 100 imported to US, MCO (MSO) title, owners manual, tool kit, 24mm Mikuni, modified Derbi exp. chamber. $3200

230 miles, 72cc Metrakit engine, Arrow exhaust, premix only. $3600

See the Atlanta Craigslist ad here.

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2003 Derbi GPR50 Greensboro, North Carolina $2000

4700 miles, 72 cc Metrakit, Mk Sp Exhaust, Mk PRO Crank, Mk PRO Clutch, 19mm DelOrto Carb, Engine was completely rebuilt and ported professionally at 2500 miles, Oil injection taken out - Premix only.  See the Charlotte Craigslist ad here.

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2003 Derbi GPR50 Baltimore, Maryland $2000

5300 miles and clean title.  See the Baltimore Craigslist ad here.

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2005 Derbi GPR50 Georgia $3000

No specific information listed.  See the Tampa Bay Craigslist ad here.

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2000 Derbi GPR50 Smallwood, New York $2200

448 miles (shown), 80cc big bore.  See the Fly Kitty Motorsports ad here.

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This post is quite old, but here are some Derbi's for sale right now:

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Yamaha May 29, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR400 $2750

Quite rare, but not unobtainable, are the aluminum framed FZR 400's.  Located in San Jose, California is this 1989 FZR 400 with an asking price of $2750.  This isn't the most desirable year, but, looks quite clean for being twenty years old.  FZR's (Specifically the 400's and 600's) need to be carefully examined to make sure they haven't been beat continuously for their whole lives.  This example only shows 9K miles and looks well cared for--still having its original plastics.  If you're in the market, this would be worth looking into in this condition and at this price.  See the Bay Area Riders Forum post here.

Edit: Bike is now sold 06/02/09.

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Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these FZR's on eBay right now:

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Laverda May 26, 2009 posted by

1969 Laverda American Eagle GT750 For Sale in Spokane

I think I'll keep the vintage sportbike theme going this week with this restored 1969 Laverda American Eagle GT750 on Spokane Craigslist:

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quote from Criagslist ad:

I restored this 1969 Laverda American Eagle 750 GT in 2005. It has a McCormack Motors tag on it with a VIN of 1322. This was a frame up restoration. The frame has been powder coated and the paint is fresh. The motor has been rebuilt with the assistance of the North American Laverda expert, Wolfgang Haerter. The tank, seat, silencers, front fender, and instruments are not original. The instruments are there primarily for cosmetics - the tach works and the speedo registers but is not to be trusted. The bike runs well and presents itself nicely. It has a clear Washington title. I'm asking $4,200

I am far from a market expert on any bikes, but I find I'm really behind with these vintage bikes. But this doesn't seem like a lot of money for what looks like a really fun vintage motorcycle! Help me out in the comments if you have perspective!

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Ducati May 25, 2009 posted by

1980 Ducati 900 SS For Sale in San Diego

The classic Ducati SuperSports are such beautiful machines and this one is not exception. This 1980 Ducati 900SS sports 17k original miles and all the right upgrade bits. Check out this one on San Diego Craigslist for $20k:

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quote from seller's Craigslist post:

I am the second owner of this beautiful 1980 Ducati 900 SS and have owned it since 1983. It has 17xxx original miles, and is in exceptional condition. It has the "speed kit" installed, which consisted of 40mm del orto carburetors, Conti mufflers and a larger front sprocket. I am including various extras, such as a solo seat, several factory tools, brake pads, oil filters, s&w shocks with two sets of springs (the original marzzochi's are on the bike) a Haynes owners manual and more. I also have the original turn signals, but they are removed for appearance sake.

I couldn't really speculate on this market, but I know it jumped off the page when I opened the link. Any early 900SS owners out there that want to comment?

dc

Suzuki May 20, 2009 posted by

1991 GSXR400 GK76A $4000 (SOLD)

Another find from a reader request is this possibly still for sale Suzuki GSXR400.  Here is the posting from the gsxr400.com forum:

Sadly I am buying a new house and need some cash to cover closing cost. I thought I'd give the people on the forum a chance to buy the bike before it goes on e-bay.
It is a 1991 GSXR 400 GK76A with a complete front end off of a 2004 Kawi 636. It has a new front tire, new computer, and a rebuilt starter. The motor was rebuilt not too long ago (and I have receipts to show). Red paint in great condition. The only draw backs are a bent shifter, which still works great, from a driveway drop after letting my cousin borrow it. Also the neutral switch likely needs to be replaced or bypassed...it used to start up intermittantly (hence all the new electrical) and I tracked it down to the neutral switch (by process of elimination). After a while I discovered when it would'nt start I would just wiggle the shifter and it'd start right up. Since the front end swap my mechanic rerouted the clutch cable and it now hasn't given me any issue, but I've only taken it out a handful of times since then so wanted to mention it. Anyways it is a great bike, very solid, and it comes with tons of spares and the entire original front end. Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you pix via email. I can be reached at (email removed). I have over $6,000 U.S. into this bike and I'm asking $4,000.
Cheers,
Andrew

If you are interested, shoot Andrew an email as the ad was only posted on 2/3/2009.  See the thread in it's entirety here.

(NOTE: BIKE WAS SOLD BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO PUBLISH THIS POST)

If you are searching for a bike that you haven't been able to locate; or if you've found something that you think deserves to be on our site, send us an email at Alex.RareSportBikesForSale@gmail.com

Honda May 20, 2009 posted by

1990 VFR400 NC30 $4300

A request from a reader, Ozzie, to locate a NC30 generated this find on the Reno Craigslist.  Located in Sparks, Nevada (Just north of Reno) is a 1990 Honda VFR400 NC30.  Currently registered and titled in Nevada, this Japan market bike looks quite good but carries some rash and "runs hot" at stoplights.  This could be quite an issue if it isn't as simple as the need for a new thermostat that the seller is claiming.  One question to ask yourself is, if the problem is so easy to fix, why hasn't the seller done it before bringing it to market?  If indeed the thermostat is to blame, it would be an easy fix to be a genuinely nice, gray-market bike.  The ad doesn't list mileage but mentions new front pads and fork seals, unrestricted black box, ceramic coated OX headers, carbon can, new rear sprocket and smoked windscreen.  The ad is a little vague, but with something as rare as this, you only need to let people know it's on the market and they can contact you from there.  If you're interested, see the Craigslist ad here.

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