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Sport Bikes For Sale March 22, 2014 posted by

Little Bike, Big Fun: 1989 Yamaha FZR 400


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


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.


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!



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

Work in Progress: 1988 Yamaha FZR400

1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale

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.


1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay


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.


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!


1988 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale on eBay


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.



1988 Yamaha FZR400 in Portland, Oregon
Aprilia July 19, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: June 2013 Sales Report


Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged a record 60 bikes in June and readers purchased 14 bikes in total.

Lowest sale price: $2900
Highest sale price: $19800

Congratulations to June’s buyers and sellers!


Let's get it started with this 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 that had a buy-it-now of $3600 and sold after one relist for $2950.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

This Yamaha YZR500 replica build in the UK was first listed for about $22,600 but ended up selling for $20,500 after two relists.

Yamaha YZR500 replica

In Arizona this 2002 Aprilia RS250 MKII sold for a shade over $9k.

2002 Aprilia RS250

This red-headed Moto Guzzi V11 Rosso Corsa sold for a very reasonable $5500.

2003 Moto Guzzi Rosso Corsa

Here was a sharp 1997 Yamaha YZF750R that sold for a mere $3700.

1997 Yamaha YZF750R

Next is this 1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane that sold for $3950.

1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane

A cult favorite, this 1985 Yamaha RZ350 sold for just $5000.

1985 Yamaha RZ350

This 1982 Ducati 900 Supersport pulled in $17,100!

1982 Ducati 900SS

After being relisted once, this 1996 Bimota BB1 is going to sell for $5444.

1996 Bimota BB1

With one relist, this Yamaha FZR400 sold for $3450.

Yamaha FZR400

Combining items in a single auction almost never works, but in the case of this lot with a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 and 1987 GSX-R50 sold for $13,100.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Here's an ugly duckling that sold for just $2900.

1996 Yamaha FZR600

In the Pacific Northwest, this 1990 Honda NSR250R (MC21) sold for a mere $4825.

1990 Honda NSR250R

While not a Formula, this 1999 Laverda 750S sold for just $4550.

1999 Laverda 750S

And this nearly new 2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss sold for an astonishing $19,800!

2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss

At the other end of the spectrum, this 2001 Ducati 996 with just 1100 miles sold for $7500, which I think might be the best Ducati of the month.

2001 Ducati 996

Another 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100, and this one sold for $5400.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Month in Review:  June 2013 Sales Report
Yamaha July 10, 2013 posted by

Modified and Restored: 1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale in California

1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

I was going to title this one as a "restomod", but that term usually implies more extensive modifications. While it's very clear it has been restored, and there are some very tasteful but subtle upgrades, it's just the paint scheme that isn't stock. However I think it's so well done that it could be mistaken for factory. On top of that, the bike only has 6k some miles. 6 days remaining and reserve is still in place.


1990 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

Complete Frame off restored 1990 FZR400 for sale.
Motor work:
1. Bored up one size from stock with new pistons.
2. Valves/Springs replaced and seats lapped.
3. All engine bearings and seals replaced.
4. Carbs rebuilt and recently cleaned.
5. New fuel and oil filter.
6. Fresh Oil Change Yamalube.
7. Engine Ice Coolant.
8. Engine Covers Powder Coated.
1. Front and rear subframes, top triple tree and suspension caps Powder Coated
2. Swing arm Powder Coated with new chain guards upper and lower. (Chain sprockets and tires have 4k miles)
3. New Wheel bearings and seals.
4. New Coolant tank
1. R6 Front Calipers
2. Brembo Master Cylinder (Front)
3. Galfer Steel Lines (Front)
4. New Rotors Front and Back.

1. FZR600 Front end
2. New OEM Rear Shock


1. All Quality Rigid Fiberglass. (No cheap stuff)
2. TapeWorks Graphics (Clear coated)
3. New upholstered seats.


1. Shinko Podium with 4k miles

Bike also comes with two-up seat paint matched with tapeworks graphics and reupholstered seats. Stock pipe and box of original and spare parts including master cylinder, front brake calipers, brake lines and complete set of carbs for spares. Brakes are extremely strong with excellent feel. Bike has not been tuned or jetted so better midrange with the stock pipe and better high RPM horsepower with the period correct Yoshimura pipe! Somewhere in the 23 year life of this bike it appears to have been down on the right side as shown in picture #22 of the indent in the steering stop. Nowhere else is there any evidence of a tip over. I suspect it was long ago. I have owned the bike since 2009 and have put all of the 6k miles on it without one slight issue. Bike is ready to ride. Needs Nothing!



Bimota April 11, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: March 2013, 27 Bikes in Total

Here is the latest round up of bike sales or bikes that saw high bid activity. We're starting with Feb 25th and moving forward as they hadn't been reported on in the last Month in Review as they were still open at the time of publishing. Each picture is linked to eBay as they haven't been archived yet.

We blogged over 60 bikes in March and these are the ones we have sale values on. A great read for savvy buyers and sellers alike!


Katana 1000 for sale

1982 Suzuki Katana 1000 Sold for $7000

Suzuki TL1000R For Sale

2002 Suzuki TL1000R Sold for just $4100

1987 Yamaha FZR750R For Sale

1987 Yamaha FZR750R Sold to one of our readers!

2008 Bimota DB5R For Sale

2008 Bimota DB5R Sold for $21500

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel Race Bike For Sale

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel Race Sold for $8215

1996 Honda VFR750 For Sale

1996 Honda VFR750 Sold for just $3223

1985 Honda VF1000R For Sale

1985 Honda VF1000R Sold for just $4500

1974 Yamaha TZ750 For Sale

1974 Yamaha TZ750 Factory Racer Sold for $42500

Honda CBR600 F2 For Sale

1993 Honda CBR600 F2 Sold for just $2750

1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America For Sale

1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America sold for $10401

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for $4800

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 For Sale

1990 FZR750R OW01 sold via Craigslist, owner reported bike as sold.

1988 Yamaha FZR750R For Sale

1988 Yamaha FZR750R sold for $5200

1981 Laverda 1200 Mirage For Sale

1981 Laverda 1200 Mirage sold for $10300

2001 Honda NSR150 SP For Sale

2001 Honda NSR150SP sold for $3550

1986 Honda RS250 For Sale

1986 Honda RS250 sold for $3750

1988 Ducati F1 750 For Sale

1988 Ducati F1 750 sold for $13700 to one of our readers

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 sold for $5500 to one of our readers

1993 Honda CBR900RR For Sale

1993 Honda CBR900RR sold for $5000

1991 Ducati 851 For Sale

1991 Ducati 851 sold for $8700 to one of our readers!

1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield For Sale

1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield had met reserve at $8500 but was pulled from eBay. The seller's website indicates it as available for $8950.

Ducati 999R For Sale

2006 Ducati 999R with 6 miles sold for $23000!

Honda NS400R For Sale

1986 Honda NS400R sold to one of our readers for $7500!

2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

2000 Aprilia RS250 sold for $7200

1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For Sale

1979 Suzuki GS1000S sold for just $5000

1983 Laverda RGS1000 For Sale

1983 Laverda RGS1000 sold for $8250