Posts by Category: Yamaha

Yamaha October 16, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ 500


Yes, another one..  it seems there are a lot of these for sale as of late.  Maybe the price of 2 stroke oil is on the rise and there is a unified mass sell off.  Whatever the case maybe, these are way cool and they are available for your viewing or purchasing pleasure.


1985 Yamaha RZ 500 on the Baltimore Craigslist



This one is all stock with the exception of the "go fast while sitting still" stickers.  The owner had the following to say about his prized bike.


I have had it for 15 years.  I bought it in Florida.  Bike has 21000 mile on it.  I would say the bike is a 7 from a scale of 1 to 10. All stock besides the new metzler tires.  Motor was rebuilt 8 years ago.  Bike runs and drives well.


This one is offered at $6,500, which is the cheapest we've ever posted on RSBFS according to my research.  You can verify for yourself here.   


Is it just me or are the front turn signals facing the wrong way on this bike???



Yamaha October 14, 2009 posted by

Yamaha 2 stroke multi-post


1st up is a TZR 250 on the South Florida Craigslist located in Hollywood, FL




Very Good Running Condition
2 Stroke Very Fast
Sold as is with bill of sale


The seller didn't disclose the year, but if I had to guess I would say it is a late 80's due to the color scheme; my 89 400 looks very similar.  I really like this little bike and I think it would look nice next to my 400 and at $2,600 it seems to be on par with previous post on RSBFS.




Next up is an Aussie 1985 RZ 500 on the Tucson, AZ Craigslist



The pictures aren't that detailed to see the quality, but the seller gives a very detailed description of the bike and offers more pictures if requested.  It is being offered at $7,000.  You can compare past RSBFS RZ500's here.


The plastic is in good condition with a couple of broken corners but nothing serious for a 25 year old bike that hasn't sat in a museum. The paint is okay with a spot on the upper cowl where it's cracked. I'll send more detailed photos to interested parties.  I imported this bike a number of years ago and have ridden it very little.  It has a fair number of miles on it at 50k but, it's been well cared for and not abused. It has the original Solo Cowl and even still has the Aussie license plate on it.


This one is registered on a Canadian frame that is currently on the bike, but the owner states he has the original frame as well so it could be put back to original if you chose to do so.  I've never had the opportunity to ride a big 2 stroke, but they sure look fast sitting still.  There's nothing like the smell of burnt oil in the morning!



Yamaha October 12, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR400

Located somewhere in the Bay Area of California is a very nice 1989 FZR400 set up for track use but also comes with a title, license plate, and registration.  This FZR400 features a FZR600 radiator, fan, and thermostat; 17in rear wheel, R6 front brakes, double click Fox rear shock, Daytona steering damper, Woodcraft rearsets and Sharkskinz bodywork.  That isn't all this bike comes with however.  The asking price seems very fair at $2,000.  See this bike on Bay Area Riders Forum here.


Also, check this original street version on BARF too:

Clean and low miles (less than 9K).
This bike has never been raced.
Corbin seat.
Stock lowers (not perfect but close)

(for an additional cost)
NRC left and right case covers.
Race upper and tail section.
Spare headlights.
Spare levers.
Spare turn signals.
Many other spare parts.



Yamaha October 11, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale in Los Angeles

Here's another great legal two-stroker bike in L.A. on Craigslist, a 1985 RZ350 for $5900 (15k miles):

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quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

You can see by the pictures how clean this bike it, but you need to see it in person to really appreciate it. Not only does it look sweet, it hauls ass! 30mm Mikuni carbs, Boyesen carbon reeds, and CRG bar end mirrors, were just put on. The cylinders have been ported & the pistons are 1 size bigger than stock. The pipes are Spec II, and has a Fox shock. The solo seat cowl, that alone is worth money. The Dunlop tires have less than 400 miles on them. The fairing was made in Japan, and I'm not too sure if it's still available. Pretty trick looking, street fighter like.
There are no dents on the tank, 1 maybe 2 nicks, and there are no scratches. The miles 15,847 are original, I'm the second owner of this bike and I keep it covered to keep it clean and avoid the sun beating on it. It's well worth 5,900, but I'm willing to take reasonable offers.

This bike sounds like it's well sorted and ready to be enjoyed by it's next owner. Checking prices of other RZ350's we listed in the recent past show this price is about right.

Thanks for the heads up Roy!


Yamaha September 27, 2009 posted by

1978 Yamaha RD400

Located in Spokane, Washington is a fantastic, original, 1978 Yamaha RD400 race bike.  This bike is in the same condition that it was last raced in 1981, and looks very good with no obvious damage and only slight patina.  This bike comes with an extensive period memorabilia collection, some of which this bike appears in.  The bike is priced fairly at $5,500; but the seller is accepting offers.  This is a quote of the entire ad to give you a history of this bike and what is included with it:

This is a 1978 Yamaha RD400 that was purchased out of Escondito California brand new and built into a race bike that competed in the Southern Californias ARRA and AFM race series from 1978 - 1981 then stored correct......... and it sits now just as it came off the race track in 1981. Most these bikes were either junk or got molested for parts which makes a bike like this, a complete unrestored full race bike with the paper history it has pretty rare! I bought this bike from the original owner/racer who kept the bike in great shape and also had a ton of paperwork on it. The motor had a fresh build with only one race on it then was pickled, it pulls very hard!!!! Bike is ready for the track, just needs to be unstored and new tires put on because it still has the old slicks on it from '81

Original ownership certificate, owners manual and warranty guide from escondito yamaha

TZ full race bodywork, electronics, wheel set, Tony Smith built motor with handmade matched expansion chambers, custom big reed blocks, lectron carbs, specialized aluminum swingarm, mulholland rear shocks, re worked front forks with air, ack rearsets, tapered head bearings, adjustable steering damper, clip ons, steel braided brake lines, fully safety wired

TZ cdi mag assembly, black box, full race bodywork, Tony smith motor mods and handcrafted expansion chambers, westach cylinder head temp gauge, mulholland shocks, lectron carbs

Racing stuff
A signed letter from Keith Code with the envelope dated 5-12-78 explaining what his riding school (now known as california superbike shcools) consists of and what he hopes to teach you, an original copy of his instrucional riding/race manual dated 11/76 which according to his website is before his school even opened, they are claiming 30 year anniversary this year ('09) and well before the famous twist of the wrist series. Also have an old California superbike school brochure with Eddie Lawson on it

AFM (American Federation of Motorcyclist) competition racing license ('79), number assaignment card, 4 race programs ('78-'79) race schedule ('78 ), 3 competition rulebooks ('78-'79)
ARRA (American Road Racing Association) 12 newletters (78-81), standing regulations, 10 race programs, 1981 race schedule and a points standing sheet from '79 which show Cooley, Lawson and Oliver

ack rearsets, westach cht gauges, mulholland shocks, lectron carbs, goodyear slick tire band, 2 Tom Hayner racer supply cataloges (78-79), specialists 2 performance cataloge

20+ cycle news from ('79-'83) and I believe this bike/racer is listed in reults in 1 or 2 of em, I have to go through and check for sure though, old motorcycle sport book by bob greene, cycle mag feturing the rd400 from 11/77, official program from the champion spark plug 200 at laguna 6/83, Kimberleys Grang Prix bike team guide #1 which talks about yamaha gp racing from '82-'85 including Roberts, Lawson and even Graziano Rossi who is Valentino Rossi's father

Bike also has bunch of jetting lectron needles, extra head gaskets,rear sprockets, plugs, chain pieces, master link and tool, # plates and other stuff needed for a day at the track all from that era.
The Windscreen is broken but I have a new in the box from gustafson racing. The guy said one of the Toomey brothers pushed him into the grass back in the day and he dropped it, also has a small dent on the left side of the tank.
I'm probably also forgetting some stuff, any questions just ask

If you're in the market for a vintage racer or classic piece of art, this bike should be considered!  See the bike on the Pacific Northwest Riders Forum here.



Yamaha September 17, 2009 posted by

1988 Yamaha FZR750 (RU)

Located in Denver, Colorado is a very nice 1988 Yamaha FZR750.  The seller states that it has a fresh clutch, fork seals, head set bearings, grips, K&N filters, oil, plugs, O-ring chain and more.  Owned by the same family for the last nine years.  Only 7,068 original miles.  The seller states that the bike is in perfect condition and the pictures agree with this.  See this fantastic FZR750 on Craigslist here.



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