Posts by Category: Yamaha

Yamaha October 19, 2008 posted by

Surfing the Local CL ads: 1997 Yamaha YZR1000R Thunderace For Sale

Here's another open class bike that caught my attention recently while surfing the local Craigslist motorcycle section - a cherry 1997 Yamaha YZR1000R Thunderace in black and gray. This one has 26k miles and is listed for $5800:

quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

One ownwer, 1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace, 1997 Sportbike of the year. Produced for one year only. Very RARE. Still one of the best handling most powerful bikes on the road.
Black/Silver, 26,000 miles, never down and never abused (no wheelies/stoppies)
Tuned (including having cams 'degreed') by Eric Dorn at EDR Performance, full Akropovic Titanium exhaust, K&N air filter, HeliBars, Attack rear sets, steel front brake lines, smoke windscreen, nearly new Pilot Power tires
I know of no maintenance issues with this bike. It is ready to ride.

$5800 sounds a bit lofty for this under appreciated bike, especially with such mileage. Not saying the bike is in jeopardy as a result of mileage, but at this price, I'd expect a lot less. The images sure do represent a well look after example though. I'll do some research to find out for sure like I did on the CBR900RR entries I posted recently.

After my ride to the Olympic Peninsula this past summer, I've been contemplating a more appropriate touring machine. The Ducati made the trip fine, but I felt terrible as it sat in the pouring rain overnight. While all it would've needed was a decent cover to avoid being totally neglectful, it got me to thinking about what a better mount might of looked like for such a task. Something tells me a bike like this with proper luggage might fit the bill and then some!

dc

Yamaha October 16, 2008 posted by

A Pair of Classic Yamaha Two-Strokes For Sale: Yamaha RZ350’s

Many of the readers coming to this blog are looking for the Yamaha RZ500, and while I haven't found one of those today, I have found two RZ350's for sale here in the Pacific Northwest.

1984 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale on Craigslist Spokane

quote from the seller's Craigslist post:

Spec 2 full fairing bodywork painted in the yellow/black color combo
Spec 2 expansion chamber exhaust
Mikuni 34mm carbs, custom billet intake with internal equalizer passage, pod airfilters, oversized reed cages and 4 petal reeds.
Adjustable steering damper, clip ons, billet tripple tree and fork brace.
Spec 2 rearsets
Fox clicker rear shock with remote reservoir
Re sprung front fork
Steel braided brake lines
Powdercoated frame

1984 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale on Craigslist Portland

quote from seller's Portland Craigslist ad $3600:

the bike comes with a slew of extras.
* original 80's full fairing kit with sqaire headlight conversion.
* extra tank
* extra tail
* extra front fender
* EXTRA ENGINE!!!

The bike has larger 30mm carbs with clamp on style k&n's. Allspeed pipes and silencers. new chain, sprockets, clutch, battery and brake pads.

this bike is oil injected so there is no worrys at the pump when it comes to premixing the fuel.

it has a adjustable steering stabilizer and a fork brace.

the bike has 28k but has had a recent top end to freshen things up.

Neither one of these are perfect beauty queens. But I like the full faired bodywork installed on the first one. And the second one offers a ton of spares plus full fairing bodywork pieces and a spare engine! And both are $4k or less! Seems like an affordable way into the classic bike market before these start going up in price - and a ton of fun to ride in the meantime!

dc

Yamaha September 27, 2008 posted by

Sharp Looking 1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

I love this color scheme! The white with red graphics are so classic looking. Check out this 1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale on eBay.

quote from seller's eBay listing:

This is a super clean 1989 Yamaha FZR400 up for auction. Runs as great as it looks, too! A true screamer. The only non-stock part to the bike is the Vance & Hines exhaust system. This bike has been well loved and taken care of by its owner for many years. As such, it has been ridden. The clock shows just in excess of 27,000 miles. Still, the engine’s got great compression and runs just as strong as the day it was brought home. CLEAR TITLE, of course.

Less than a day to go on this one, but it's already met reserve at just over $2300. Someone is going to score a great track bike or weekend playtoy! The owner is almost apologetic about the condition in referring to the bikes age, but the pictures sure do tell another story -- it looks great to me!

dc

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

[AffomaticEbay]Yamaha FZR[/AffomaticEbay]

Yamaha September 10, 2008 posted by

Yamaha RZ500 For Sale in Tacoma

This Craigslist Ad for an RZ500 is short on details, so I'll just post the whole thing:

Street legal 4 cyl. 2 stroke street bike!Lots of time and money invested!Have all original parts as well.This bike runs and rides perfectly!GREAT street bike!Lots of fun to own and ride!Call if you have any questions

But these aren't exactly easy to come by. If you're in the market, $9500 might be a touch on the high end. But the pictures do look awfully good...

dc

Yamaha September 3, 2008 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR OW-01 For Sale in France

I know it's not exactly in the neighborhood, but these just don't come up for sale anywhere that often. And this one looks perfect, though it bloody well should be at $22k!

1989 Yamaha FZR OW01 For Sale

quote from seller's website, classic-motorbikes.com:

This rare Yamaha 750 FZR OW 01, is a real collectors item. With only 4002 km and in exceptional original condition. First registered in France on the 15/06/1989 where it’s still registered and has had just two owners.

This French model bike also has the complete "Full Power" kit (145 hp) fitted. The as new racing exhaust is available with the bike as are the original tool kit and owner’s manual. Available in France.

I saw one of these for sale in person years ago in Portland at Bob Lamphere's place. At the time I recall thinking the asking of nearly $12k was outrageous. Not so much now...

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dc

Yamaha June 17, 2008 posted by

Two More FZR400’s For Sale in the Pacific Northwest

These two came up on Portland Craigslist. This first one has pretty low miles but the bodywork doesn't look stock - and it's been over since the pics were taken. But for $2k it's worth a look for sure:

1990 Yamaha FZR400 in Hillsboro, Oregon

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ad quotted from Craigslist

1990 Yamaha FZR 400 Classic Sport bike.
400 cc, inline 4 cylinder
Has ~12,000 miles on it

Street legal, great mileage (~50mpg)

Was dropped once by previous owner at 10mph, some damage to cowlings.

Aftermarket rear shock, stainless steel brake lines.

Has a small intake leak, haven't had time to fix it but found it.
Pictures from before the damage.

And while this one has more miles, it's originality and choice upgrades make it very appealing to my eyes:

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale in NE Portland:

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale1989 Yamaha FZR400 Gauge Cluster1989 Yamaha FZR400 Red and White

quote from Craigslist ad:

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 Classic Sport bike.
400 cc, inline 4 cylinder-13,000 RPM red line.
5 speed gearbox
30,732 miles as of 6/13/2008

Modern collectible. All original plastic. Very desirable.
Considered the mother of all modern sport bikes.
Street legal, great mileage (~50mpg)

Yoshimura full exhaust system
Steel brake lines
Rear seat cowl (have original rear seat, included)

Parts installed in last 500 miles:
New Penske rear shock ($945) (set for 150 lb rider)
GP suspension reworked forks ($400);
New front brake master cylinder ($80);
New EBC front Pro Lite brake rotors and HH pads ($250);
New Vortex front and rear sprockets ($175);
New DID 520 chain ($50);
New Bridgestone BT-014 Tires F&R ($250);
New parts total over $2100 (without installation)

SEE PHOTOS AT:
Left side - note flush turn indicators - oricinal Yamaha signals incuded. Note rear seat cowl.

Thinning the herd. Needs nothing. Always garaged. Clear clean Oregon title in hand. Extra upper fairing and miscellaneous mechanical parts included. Not interested in parting out.

$4200.00

I've got DT's knowing that these affordable and fun bikes are right in my backyard!

dc