Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sport Bikes For Sale August 19, 2011 posted by

Rough but ready: 1984 Yamaha RD 500 LC

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RD 500 LC

Hail Canada! Lucky recipients of the complete RD series of bikes, our neighbor to the North has occassionally let one or two slip through the borders, providing US riders with grey market 2-smoke candy. This is one such bike. And while the condition is a bit more rough than many of the bikes you are accustomed to seeing here on RSBFS, it is no less special.

With the speedo calibrated in the devil's own metric system, this is clearly an import. The kilometer to miles conversion puts this bike under the 15,000 mile mark, which is not bad considering the age. And while a lot of collectors look for extremely low mile bikes, the truth is that a bike that has been ridden regularly makes for a better purchase for those who want to ride. Nothing wears out seals and gaskets like a garage queen. Like people, motorcycles do well with a little excercise.

The RD500LC was best known as the RZ500 to enthusiasts Stateside. While the Candian nomenclature followed in the RD footsteps (adding an LC for "Liquid Cooled"), the US re-introduction to the two stroke was via the RZ moniker. Thus, this RD500 can be thought of as an early RZ500. Yamaha eventually dropped the RD in favor of RZ across the board in 1985, but that change took time.

From the seller:
You are bidding on my 84 yamaha RD 500 LC the european version of the rz 500. This bike is an great condition and has alot of upgrades done to it. The bike has a clean California title and I have pink slip in hand. The overall conditon of the bike is as desribed, It has the original stock fairings, the brake pads have alot of life in them. Rotors are in great shape, Tires are in exellent shape, The jetting has been properly done for the Jolly Motto GP pipes, the bike has k&n filters which have been attached to the air boxes, It has fuel filters which run from the tank to the carbs, The engine has about 30hrs on a rebuilt top end.I have been using the motul 710 injector lube for the oil pump which works fantastic. ypvs is operational. Transmisson and clutch runs superb. The only issues this bike has is a small dent on the top of tank,needs the front turn signals, the RD sticker kit and a paint job. I will also be including the orignial stock pipes and extra gas tank with purchase.

Let's quickly review what the seller has to say about this bike. The key words - for those of you working on your book report - are CA title, Jolly Moto pipes, K&N filters, and rebuilt top end. Of all of those, the CA title is the key. Even if you do not live in the sunny Republik of CA (which, by the way, has amazing roads and many, many warm sunny days to ride), that title will save you a great deal of pain when registering the bike in your own state. Largely regarded as the most difficult state in which to title an imported bike, that sticker on the plate is gold for CA residents.

This bike is not quite perfect, but if you look at the pics you will see a complete bike plus another RZ in the background. This would lead me to believe that the seller knows a little bit about these bikes - which is always a good thing when an import is concerned. The buyer will also receive some additional stock parts as part of the deal.

This auction is going on right now. With only a handful of bidders present, the current price is $6,500 - with NO reserve! For your chance to own a two-stroke legend - or if you just want to check out the details and pictures - click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale August 19, 2011 posted by

Oh my…. 2001 Ducati 996 R

Before the R model was just part of the model range Ducati produced enough bikes to get going racing under homologation rules.  So 500 of these were built. The 2001 996R was the first Ducati to use the new Testastretta engine and was only sold over the internet.  The chassis was the same as the 996 SPS with changes to the front end brakes and a revised fairing that lost the side vents to lower drag.  With the engine being much more powerful that the previous 996 the bike was a great foundation for Ducati in World Superbike.

In 2001 Ducati introduced the limited production (only 500 were built), 996 R, the suffix standing for ‘Racing’, which featured Öhlins suspension (rear and front), carbon fiber bodywork, a revised and more streamlined fairing, but most importantly the newly redesigned engine, the Testastretta (narrow-head) which actually displaced 998cc. The engine got its name from the narrower angle between the intake and exhaust valves, down to only 25 degrees, which was designed by Ing. Marchetti, coming from Ferrari F1. It featured more aggressive camshafts, titanium conrods and a shorter stroke and wider bore, which allowed it to rev more safely at high RPMs. It produced 98.5 kW (135 bhp) at 10,200 RPM with a maximum torque of 105 Nm at 8000 RPM. Most of the chassis was the same as the 996 SPS, but using a new Brembo braking system, with thinner discs and 4-pad, 4-pot calipers with 34mm pistons.

Carbon wheels, and long race swing arm added.

You can start your bidding over here at the eBay auction.

I for one would love to have this bike.  The owner has done a couple of changes such as carbon wheels and a longer swing arm from the Corse group at the factory.

AS

BMW August 19, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

Welcome to yet another edition of our weekly recap of what’s been showing up on our sister sites at ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com. This week we have some real awesome looking bikes. Be sure to check out the always classic BMW R90S on CSBFS and the murdered-out Honda CB400F Cafe on CBFS. Enjoy!

1976 BMW R90S For Sale on eBay!

Harley Davidson XR750 Flattracker on CSBFS

1974 John Player Norton

1975 Honda CB400F Cafe Flat-Tracker for sale on CBFS!

1983 Honda CB1000F Cafe Racer up for grabs.

Jump on over to ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com!

-JS

Ducati August 18, 2011 posted by

RSBFS Reader’s Rides For Sale!

Welcome to another edition of our Reader’s Rides For Sale here at RSBFS! This time around, we have a couple of my personal favorites when it comes to rare sport bikes. Have a look!

1990 Yamaha FZR400 in Pittsburg, PA for $4,800. The vast majority of these bikes I see for sale are in red/white, so it’s nice to see a clean example of this color scheme for sale. This one-owner example only has 4,930 miles and just had a major service after been in storage for 15 years. Check out the seller’s For Sale ad here!

1987 Ducati 750 F1B in Vancouver, BC for $15,000. I have seen a handful of these in person, and they are awesome. This one has some factory upgrades, but the seller does state that the stock parts are included. There is some maintenance needed due to lack of use, but it appears to be in good condition for its age. Make the jump to the for sale ad here.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more bikes that are for sale that didn’t quite make the main site. Also, if you are selling a bike and want it listed on the front page of RSBFS, take a look here!

JS

Ducati August 18, 2011 posted by

Real Italian Beauty- ’91 Ducati 851 Superbike

Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
Mileage: 9,253
Price: Auction, BIN $6,500

For me the Ducati 851 is simply one of the best looking Ducati's ever. And that's saying something since they're not a company that cranks out a lot of ugly bikes. Then there's the race heritage that I'm sure most Ducati fans are familiar with. But for those that aren't, the 851 started Ducati's WSB success and won the first WSB race. It's the first  V-twin, 4 valve, liquid cooled Desmo engine and it cranked out 93 bhp at 9,600 rpm. And I'll say it again, the thing is just beautiful.

There's only a few pics-

And here's a brief rundown from the seller-

This is a classic, all original, never scratched bike.  This bike was completely serviced by Eurosport Cycle in Ft. Worth, in march of 2010, and has less than 100 miles since, I have all receipts when serviced.  They replaced tires, battery, changed the oil, new front fork seals, new ohlins rear shock, cam belts, chain.  This bike sat four 5 years and was not touched.  Its has D&D carbon fiber slip-ons, and carbon fiber front and rear fenders.  I have all the original parts. Please let me know if you need any more info.  thanks for looking 

The seller highlights some of the changes to the bike (D&D slip on exhaust and carbon fiber front and rear fenders) but also kept the original parts. The bike also looks to be taken care of in the maintenance department, hopefully addressing any issues with the fact that the bike has sat for a while. Otherwise this looks to be pretty clean example with decent mileage. At a BIN price of $6,500 it also seems like it's pretty affordable for a bike of this condition.

I love these Ducati's for their beauty and all they represent, but don't have one...yet. Someday. If you love these bikes too and have the ability to pull the trigger, or even if you don't and just like stunning bikes, go ahead and check out this auction.

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale August 18, 2011 posted by

A Crescent Creation: 2004 GSXR1000 K4 Rizla John Reynolds Replica

A Crescent Creation:  2004 GSXR1000 K4 Rizla John Reynolds Replica

I'll will keep our current run of nice GSXR's going with this 2004 special edition from UK Suzuki dealer Crescent Suzuki.  These aren't true "factory" special editions but Crescent has been doing this for the past few years now with some faithful reproductions.  Some are mostly cosmetic with an exhaust system and others I've seen would have looked at home on the track.  What I don't remember is,  if Crescent decided the spec or the customer choose the spec he wanted.

This particular model celebrates John Reynolds winning the BSB championship.  13 were produced and I'm not sure how they settled on that number.  Maybe Rizla should have stuck with just BSB instead of throwing money away with that God awful GSVR800 in MotoGP.  If the Rizla scheme is a little much, check out the Worx edition.  Me like!  Worx is the current sponsor for Crescents'  BSB effort.

The copy and the real thing.  This particular edition is 98% cosmetic.  There is a Yoshimura can and some carbon bits sprinkled in there.  If that is a little bland, check out this K1 that is done up quite nicely.

I wonder why one of the larger Suzuki shops hasn't gotten together with Yoshimura here in the United States and produced something like this for us.  Bueller? Bueller?  Until that happens you are stuck with a Mladin sticker edition or looking at this one for sale on Ebay UK.

Can we talk Suzuki into a replica of this?  I know they did produce a few with Yoshimura/Jomo bodywork for the Japanese market a few years ago.

Ian

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