Posts by tag: FZR400

Yamaha June 10, 2014 posted by

Bargain in the making: 1988 FZR400

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The Yamaha FZR400 is revered for its handling capabilities. The little Fizzer is razor-sharp when it comes to the twisties, and the 400cc inline four cylinder is a willing - if slightly weak - partner in the mix. These 400s are relatively rare in North America (the US audience seems to prefer cubic inches), and FZR400s that have not been raced, hot-rodded or destroyed and rebuilt are even more rare. That might explain why this particular example hails from Canada - home of many coveted models, some of which never made it to the US. For the FZR400, there are official US imported examples available, so US-based readers will need to take that into account. Still, this bike looks clean (if not in need of a bit of loving), is claimed to be all stock, and at the current moment is a bargain in this no reserve auction. Check it out!

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1988 Yamaha FZR400. All stock. Great bike with some minor scratches and scuffs from use and a tip over from the previous owner. From 6 feet away the majority of the scuffs are unnoticeable. Tires have about 50% tread left. The bike runs and shifts great. No known problems. Very very low miles. Bike is sold as is, so there are no warranties expressed or implied. It has a clear open Canadian title, so the new owner will have to register the bike in there state. Rare sport bike that still looks and perfoms great. These will always go up in value as they didn't make a million of them, like they do with the modern bikes now.

Bargain in the making: 1988 FZR400
Yamaha May 12, 2014 posted by

Our Continuing Love Affair: 1989 Yamaha FZR400 in Virginia

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In case you hadn't noticed, we're kind of obsessed with these 400's. Today's example has a bit over 19k miles and has reportedly never been tracked. The panel condition backs this up with just minor wear in places. The only upgrade is the Vance and Hines pipe but the rest looks stock and intact. The best news is that there is no reserve and the current winning bid is just $2500.

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1989 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

It has the original plastics in the traditional pearl white and red that this bike is known for. It even still has the original solo seat cowl. Note that the cowl can be removed to ride a passenger. I have posted close up pictures of any small imperfection that can be found on this bike. Compared to other bikes of this year and model, it is in excellent condition!! It has never been put on a race track and the pictures make that quite obvious. All of the small imperfections that are on this bike come from the previous owners so I don't have any information about where the small nicks and dings came from. (I am the 3rd owner.) I get compliments on my bike everywhere I go. Everyone wants to take a look at it and ask questions. There is a good reason the motor cycle magazines say its "the best handling bike you can buy under $25,000.00" to this day. Find out for yourself.

The tires are nearly new Pirelli's. Chain and sprocket are in good condition. And a brand new no-maintenance battery. And a recent oil change.

A few years ago I had a professional mechanic balance the jets and it runs really smooth and handles well. Such a joy to ride!

The only "non-stock" piece on this bike is the Vance and Hines pipe.

Also included with the sale: Rear stand, new in box oil filter & fuel filter, original owner's manual and service manual, as well as the original under seat tool set.

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Yamaha April 30, 2014 posted by

Small Bore Fun: 1988 Yamaha FZR400

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A continual fan favorite, the Yamaha FZR400 has long been regarded as one of the best handling motorcycles to come out of Japan. Popular on the racetrack, many of these mid-range Fizzers have lived hard lives. This bike looks to be a bit different, in that it *appears* to be stock and unmolested. If that is the case, this is a pretty rare find indeed!

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1988 Yamaha FZR400U First Year USA Edition
Frame Number: JA-000703
Engine Number: 3BF-000703

For Your Consideration is this Exceptionally Nice 1988 First Generation, First Year USA, FZR-400 in Great Stock Condition! Only 9K Miles with Matching Frame and Engine Numbers. A very uncommon and especially clean low mile original, show-quality bike!

The bodywork is complete with original paint and graphics. All stock exhaust, intake, frame, suspension, motor, trim, brakes and lines, cables and controls. No fading or yellowing anywhere; the paint, alloy and soft parts are outstanding. The front tire is likely the original Bridgestone Battlax BT45F 110/70-17 54H with about 60% tread remaining, and the rear is a near new, matching, Bridgestone Battlax BT45R 140/70-18 67V. Excellent original chain and sprockets.

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While this bike looks to be very, very clean, there are some nits that our readers might notice, and might be willing to comment on. The windscreen appears white in these picture, but that is not how the bike came stock. Also, the front fairing should have red graphics to the left and right of the headlights, below the mirrors. This leads me to believe that some of the bodywork may be reproduction and not stock - not a major issue, but something to consider.

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FZR400s are holding decent value - but the best news is that these are downright cheap when it comes to acquisition. Unlike two strokes or rare Italian beasts, little Fizzers are fun AND affordable. Be sure and check this one out. Good Luck!

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Small Bore Fun:  1988 Yamaha FZR400
Sport Bikes For Sale March 22, 2014 posted by

Little Bike, Big Fun: 1989 Yamaha FZR 400

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I have yet to talk to a rider who doesn't look fondly upon the FZR 400. While not the littlest Fizzer in the lineup, the 400 somehow achieved the perfect blend of great handling and good enough power. While it will never pull like a liter-bike, it will run circles around one on tighter racetracks. As a result, many of the FZR 400 examples you will find have spent some time on a racetrack. That is not a bad thing, as it proves how worthy these bikes are when it comes to the Yamaha "Pure Sports" moniker.

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
When I bought this FZR400 in 2011 it was nowhere near as clean or excellent running as it was described. It is now! Previous owner had installed front braided steel brake lines and R6 calipers. I had to clean and adjust the carburetors and adjust the valves. It got new tires as well. New chain and sprockets and I started acquiring the missing bodywork. Rear subframe was removed for looks I assume so I had to rebuild that by hand. The rear brake caliper was rebuilt at the same time. New Racetech fork springs were installed and the forks got new seals and oil. They work great. I found out about the retrofitting of an R6 rear shock as an inexpensive way to upgrade the rear suspension and did that including hand made dogbones to keep the ride height the same as stock. Last but not least the new tires would not hold air so I had the wheels powdercoated black when the beads were machined smooth. The bodywork is not perfect but is darn close. The solo seat cowl was an all red unit for an FZR600 and I haven't gotten the white painted yet so I used pearl white duct tape. Looks pretty good for now.

There is a Battery Tender wired in and that goes with the bike. I have the cracked and repaired seat fairing that I replaced with a better one included too. A box of spares with another saddle, chainguard, passenger pegs, stock case covers, some hard to find fairing bits, stock fork springs which are still to spec, service manual etc. About four hundred miles on last oil and filter change and the muffler was repacked last winter. Runs great and handles even better. There is a good reason the motor cycle magazines say its "the best handling bike you can buy under $25,000.00" to this day. Find out for yourself.

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As far as pricing goes, this FZR400s has an opening bid of $4,000 and a BIN of $4,500. That is fair money for one of these bikes, dependent upon condition. As with all rare bikes, we recommend that the prospective buyer do the requisite homework and ask a lot of questions. This one could turn out to be a pretty sweet ride that is worth the legwork. Good Luck!

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Little Bike, Big Fun: 1989 Yamaha FZR 400
Yamaha September 8, 2013 posted by

Work in Progress: 1988 Yamaha FZR400

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While we don't post many bikes that need this much work, the FZR400 is a cult favorite around here. As the seller states, it's mostly cosmetic so you can ride it as you bring it back to life. With the obvious safety wiring, it's probably lived at the track previously but that doesn't necessarily mean you should kick her out of bed. All depends on where the reserve is.

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

I am looking to sell my 1988 Yamaha FZR 400. Has 25,106 miles, and has been taken good care of since I bought her outside of the issues mentioned below. A lot of the issues listed below I inherited from the previous owner(s) and I rode as is. Mostly cosmetic issues - I don't have the time or the money to see her fixed up to the level of pristine that I would like, and so I want to pass her off to someone who would be able to do so. With a little bit of money and time, you will be able to take an already fantastic machine to another level. Handling in the corners is superb, and she has more than enough power and acceleration on the straights to put a smile on your face as you shift up at the higher RPM's. I also have a set of rear pegs, and stock mirrors that will go along with the bike.

This bike is by far the most fun I've had riding a motorcycle, and I am very sad to sell her but it is time to move on.

The Good (work I have had done):
Rare rear seat cowl.
Front fairing has new red decals (not shown in pictures).
Carb work: cleaned, o-rings and manifolds replaced.
Oil changed 300 miles ago, new air filter.
All fluids changed, spark plugs changed.
Rebuilt Stator.
New Battery.
New chain, sprockets, and brakes recently serviced.
New Fuel Pump.
Upgraded forks.
Aftermarket Hindle exhaust.
Larger rear wheel.
Tabbed until next May.
Clean title in my name.
Service records during my ownership.
Not dropped during my ownership.

The Not So Good (issues I rode with as is):
A little rough around the edges.
Trip odometer does not work (likely a stuck gear inside the clocks) and I have it set at 999; the overall mileage counter is functioning and accurate.
Scratches on one side of the tank and on the bottom of the lower fairings on the Yamaha logo.
Has an idling issue (probably a Jet or Carb screw fix - I just don't have the time).
Crack on the dash where the info lights are (neutral, high beam, etc).
No horn is currently hooked up.

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Work in Progress:  1988 Yamaha FZR400
Yamaha July 23, 2013 posted by

1988 Yamaha FZR400 in Portland, Oregon

1988 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

Another RSBFS affordable favorite, the Yamaha FZR400! While pretty much overlooked in the U.S. market when new, these are great little back road machines and track day hero's. What they lack in power compared to the larger FZR600 they make up for with lighter weight and better handling. This example is largely original and includes the stock exhaust and mirrors. And the seller has lots of close up pictures to detail the patina this 17k mile, 25 year old example has. While not a museum piece it looks perfect for Sunday morning rides in the hills -- after a Saturday track day!

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

This is a very pristine example of this model year. I have owned the bike for 3 years, it runs perfectly and has been well maintained. The body work has no cracks or dents anywhere. There are few light scratches on a few spots on the top of the gas tank cowling from where the tank bag is mounted and also around the edge of the rear seat cowl. Please look at the detailed photos. The tires have only 400 miles on them. Dr. Brown's motorcycles adjusted the valves, changed the oil, changed the coolant and replaced the temperature sensor. There are 17,000 mile on the odometer and the bike is completely stock except for the exhaust pipe and bar end mirrors. I have the original exhaust system and mirrors that are included in this sale. I also have the factory manuals and extensive literature that is also included.

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 in Portland, Oregon