Posts by Category: Yamaha

Yamaha June 26, 2009 posted by

1973 Yamaha TZ250A

Located in Libertyville, Illinois is a gorgeous 1973 Yamaha TZ250A.  This bike has been meticulously restored to original specification and looks brilliant.  The motor has recently been gone through and the seller claims it only needs tires to be vintage race ready.  Vintage race bikes are attractive because they will always be competitive compared to a newer bike which will become out-dated. See this beautiful race bike on eBay See the eBay ad here

EDIT:  This bike sold for $9,987 with fourteen bids on 07/01/09.


Also, avialable in Tokyo, Japan but listed on eBay U.S.A. is a 1980 Yamaha TZ250G.  This bike is claimed to be completely original, only having one owner.  Being an original bike, this one isn't perfect but carries some patina and wear--especially on the left-hand side faring.  Seller is located in the US and claims shipping isn't a problem.  See this one owner TZ on eBay here.

EDIT: This bike failed to sell on 06/27/09 with zero bids and a starting price of $6,000.



Yamaha June 23, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 $1800

Located in San Francisco, California is a modified 1985 Yamaha RZ500.  I'm not entirely sure what body work is fitted to this bike but it has been made to look like a "Valentino Rossi" GP bike and fitted with a FZR front end and rear wheel.  Seller states: "TSI GP pipes, TZmikes carbon cans, FRZ600 front end and rear wheel. Underseat oil tank, carbon tech reeds, mild port work. new pistons and rings."  I assume this bike isn't titled or plated.  Regardless of this bikes modified condition, it is a running RZ500 priced at only $1,800; making it worth a look.  See the Craigslist ad here.



Yamaha June 18, 2009 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZR750R

Located in Russell, Illinois is a 1987 Yamaha FZR750R.  This example shows only 2,596 original miles and looks to be in excellent condition with a clean title.  Examine this homologation special on eBay here.


Also, located in Austin, Texas is another 1987 FZR750R.  This example has less than 8k miles, been kept in a climate controlled garage, but has been sitting and will need to be gone through.  Asking price is $4,500.  See the Craigslist ad here.


Yamaha June 16, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RD500

Located in La Palma, California is a 1985 Yamaha RD500LC that only need some minor work to be complete.  This two owner RD500 shows only 3916km (2433mi) and only has 400mi since a "...frame off mechanical restoration."  Supposedly the bike has mechanically been completely gone through and only need some minor cosmetic touches to complete it.

Cylinders were honed and ports chamfered. New oem rings, wrist pins and clips installed. Every seal, gasket and o-ring was replaced along with oil injector lines. Brakes were completely rebuilt including master cylinders, calipers (fitted with EBC HH pads) and rotors resurfaced. All wheel bearings were replaced with new sealed bearings

This RD500 needs some cosmetic replacement parts, most importantly the exhaust and fairings, to become a very nice, low mileage bike.  The bike is titled and registered in California. Seller is also a forum member so contact him through that site or through the eBay ad here.



Yamaha June 11, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 $6600

For you large two stroke fans we have a 1985 Yamaha RZ500 located, titled, and registered in Encinitas, California.  This completely original example shows 22,000 miles but looks to be in great condition.  The seller claims that the motor has never been apart, so it may need a careful eye but should be a good runner long into the future--something you can safely ride without worrying about diminishing the value.  California registered and priced right at $6600.  See the Craigslist ad here.



Yamaha June 11, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha RZ350

For you lucky northern residents we have a Canadian market 1989 Yamaha RZ350 located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.  The seller claims that this bike has an unbelievable (it doesn't look like it in the pictures) 29,000km (16k mi).  Shown in an excellent looking blue and yellow paint scheme, this bike looks showroom new--either it is, or the seller is good with a camera.  There are some evident scratches around the triple-clamp, but for being twenty years old, this bike looks almost perfect.  If I were a Canadian resident I would seriously consider this fine looking example.  See the eBay ad here.