Posts by Category: Honda

Honda June 2, 2009 posted by

Restored Honda RVF400R NC35 $9000

Located in Tampa, Florida is a gorgeous, recently restored Honda RVF400R (NC35).  A beautifully presented example, this bike shows a recent, documented, restoration to stock with some additional carbon fiber ad-ons. Seller states:

Comes with track upper fairing, race can, some spares, all original OEM parts that I replaced, Haynes manual, parts manuals, decals, graphics, etc. The bike is 100% complete and even comes with OEM tool kit. I even have several hundred digital pics to document the entire journey.

Not cheap, but, this bike has recently been gone through, restored, and sorted.  NC35's are only getting rarer and I don't see them going down in value anytime soon.  See the Bay Area Riders Forum post here. See the documented restoration thread here.

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AG

Honda June 1, 2009 posted by

1990 Honda NSR80

Keeping up with the Friday's mini influx is an excellent looking Honda NSR80, complete  with Florida title.  Located in Naples, Florida is a 492km (305.7mi) original NSR80.  The seller claims to have owned the bike for the last eight years, keeping it in a temperature controlled garage, which, based on the condition is quite believable.  Seller states that the bike may need a slight tune-up, which should be quite easy if the carb just needs an adjustment and not a full cleaning/rebuild.  Currently on eBay at $2085 with three days left, this bike should definitely be considered if you're in the market for a mini--also,  a bike that you can be assured no one else has.  See the eBay ad here.

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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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Honda April 20, 2009 posted by

1993 Honda CBR400RR For Sale in San Fran Area

I've always thought these were striking little bikes! Here's a good looking NC29 CBR400RR for sale on the Bay Area Riders Forum:

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quote from seller's post:

1993 Honda CBR400RR NC29 Gull-Arm with CA Plate and Title (SPCN)

Asking $5000.

As shown in these pics, it has: eBay fairings, oem tank painted by Cycle Finish, frame sliders, oem wheels and forks powdercoated by a shop in Menlo Park, front fender by Tyga (also painted by Cycle Finish), Tyga windscreen. Camera mount not included.

Things you can't see from pics: new Fox fully-adjustable shock (made for F2), Michelin Pilot Powers (plenty of tread left), front SS brake lines, K&N drop-in filter, titanium headers/midpipe.

* edit - new battery as of 3/14/09 *
* edit - new steering head bearings and fresh fork oil (20w) as of 3/20/09 *

Swapped the oem KMH speedo with MPH from 900RR.

The valves on this gear-driven cam I4 motor and carbs (with DynoJet) was inspected/adjusted/tuned by Elskipador. Has approx 25k miles.

It has the all important title, but with that kind of mileage is $5k too high? Leave a comment with your experience.

dc

Honda March 15, 2009 posted by

Vintage VFR: 1985 HONDA VFR 400 NC24 For Sale

I've been meaning to post this cool old Honda VFR for quite a while. It sports the same colors my buddy BV is lusting after on the 2007 anniversary edition VFR800: Classic white with blue and red details with the gold Honda wing logo.

This particular VFR400 is a pretty special model because it was never offered for sale in the states, and it sports some very cool features like the single-sided swingarm, V4 engine configuration, and rev happy 400cc motor. Check out this Honda VFR400 NC24 for sale in Kansas City on Craigslist ($3500):

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quote from seller's Craigslist posting:

MAKE: HONDA VFR 400 NC 24

ENGINE : 400 CC

TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED
MILEAGE 40,054 KILOMETERS
ROTHMANS RACING, VERY RARE, ALL NEW DECALS AND NEW PAINT CODES FOR BIKE

www.frontstreetmotors.com

*First things first, this is not an 85. According to this Wikipedia article, the NC24 wasn't introduced until 1987, and this bike definitely sports all the important features of the later NC24 model. But when I first saw the listing as an 85, it made me wonder if the 25 year rule works the same way it does for classic cars in the U.S. - no import or registration issues with models not previously imported. Anyone know for sure? Also, was there a Rothmans edition of the NC24?

It's a cool bike for $3500 either way though! Here's a sweet YouTube clip of an NC24 VFR400 in action:

dc

Honda January 21, 2009 posted by

1991 Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale in Vegas Baby

Are 2 strokers getting more affordable in 2009? This low mileage NSR250 has plates and is only $4500?! Check out this 1991 Honda NSR250 For Sale on Craigslist:

quote from seller's Craigslist listing:

1991 Honda NSR250 MC21 Streetbike
Imported from japan only 6,400 kilometers Street legal registered in Nevada all all stock never down, dry clutch, runs great in really good condition never abused serious inquires only please, asking $4,500 Clean Nevada title.

Is this the same bike I posted earlier last year? This is a serious price drop if it is.

These are getting cheap enough that it's getting harder and harder to make excuses about why there isn't one in my garage. Obviously with the sheer numbers of 2 strokes listed on this site, you know I'm a fan. Talk me out of a gray market 2 stroke... or can you at these prices?

dc