Posts by tag: RZ500

Yamaha June 16, 2014 posted by

One Owner 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with 4400 Miles For Sale in New York

1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale

Update 6.16.2014: First listed in late May, the seller has dropped his buy-it-now over $3,500 to $15,699. Thanks for the heads up Tony! -dc

If the RG500 that sold yesterday for $36,900 was too rich for you, maybe this tasty RZ500 is at nearly half the price. This one has 4,400 miles but looks very well preserved and is coming out of a collection. Preserved well enough that the things the seller points out are just to detail what isn't 100% from the factory, like the original tires. Otherwise it sounds like it will need some reconditioning as it hasn't been run in a while, but the seller sounds eager to work with a potential buyer.


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

1985 bike, remained 100% stock except SS brake lines and Metzeler tires. (personal preference), done at dealer pre-delivery. I rode it very rarely and it was last plated for road use in 1999. Since then it was stored at our family estate which while not explicitly "climate controlled" was an attached insulated full brick 2 story with mezzanine garage - and you can tell from the bike's condition.


Here is the complete list of non-stock items and flaws I know about with this bike:

- The DOT3 fluid has seeped out of the brake reservoir and somewhat marred the black paint on the aluminum
- Does not have factory original Bridgestone tires or brake pads/hoses - replaced with Metzlers and Ferodos/Russell lines at pre-delivery
- Small scratch on "V4" sticker of cowl, RH side, visible from 3 feet, as missing "red", white paint below it perfrect, not visible 10 feet
- Non stock chain, changed to gold DOD o-ring along the way to match wheels
- Original belly pan developed (and by developed, I mean, was broken during PDI) a crack. The crack got progressively worse, so I substituted the fiberglass reinforced belly pan from my 1984 rz500 when it was sold. This belly pan is 100% solid but does have a pro fiberglass reinforcement in the bottom

Otherwise, this is about as close as it gets to "time machine".


One Owner 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with 4400 Miles For Sale in New York
Yamaha June 6, 2014 posted by

Got Wayne? 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Florida


RSBFS is on a RZ500 roll these days, and here is another gorgeous V4 smoker. Unlike the stock bikes found last week, this particular example appears to be a well-built hot rod and sports the awesome Marlboro colors reminiscent of the glory days of Wayne Rainey. This bike has a lot of high-end pieces on it, and there is no doubt you could attract some attention on this machine. The seller has shared some good information, as well as several tasty pics. Read on and good luck!


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
Up for GRABS!!! My RZ500 / YZR 500 rep Just fully rebuilt Rick Lance / Lance Gamma motor. Heads were decked and mild port work was done . 5 k worth of greatness inside that motor.. runs amazing !!! Chassis and fabrication done by Wyn Belorusky / Rooskie Heavy Industries . Paint and assembly done by Jim's custom Refinishing, New jolly moto carbon silencers from Morgan Racing .. List of Goodies 04 R1 Forks and wheels , Ohlins rear shock , JMC Mega braced Swingarm . ZX7R radiator , custom ride height adjuster from Ron A . 28 mikuni flat slides , custom cables from Motion pro . GPS speedo . indy temp gauge . Many hand built parts Rear sets , kick stand , sub frame .... Spare parts as follows Frame , transmission , clutch assembly , kick starter , and other parts shown . As for riding this bike ? endless smiles will be yours and countless questions asked about what it is ... Its a shame for it just to be sitting so I'm going to try to sell ... Free and clear florida title with headlight and tail light ..... I've driven it around these parts for years and no problems but every state and city is different ...

Got Wayne?  1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Florida
Yamaha May 31, 2014 posted by

Smoking Okie: 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Oklahoma


Another day, another good looking RZ500. Life at RSBFS is good. This particular example is not as clean as the RZ500 in Canada posted earlier in the week, but it is still a freaking RZ500, and the fact that it is already titled in the United States makes it pretty freaking cool. Check out all of the pictures provided by the seller. This is truly an indoor/outdoor model as depicted, and shows much of the normal patina that nearly 30 years of use will bring on. The seller indicates that this bike has never been to a car wash (isn't that a good thing??), but it looks like it could use a few minutes under the hose. Only 8,430 kilometers showing on the odometer - which works out to just over 5,000 miles by my math (the seller is claiming 5,600 miles) - and there is a garage tip over to blame for some of the damage indicated. These bikes are highly sought over and easy to nit-pick on .... but not easy to find. The old adage is to buy the best example you can afford. These bikes are getting more and more expensive, and this example has a BIN of $16k. The bidding is well below that with reserve still in place, so the final days of this auction could get interesting. Good Luck!


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
Here is a two owner, 100% stock (except for tires) 5623 original miles (8435 KM's.) '85 RZ500. This bike has been a living room display for most all its life. Previous owner store in his business warehouse. It is started, warmed and ridden every two months. Let me state that this bike is dirty! It has never been to a car wash, only wiped down by hand. It has also never seen a wet road in it's life.

Smoking Okie: 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Oklahoma
Yamaha May 30, 2014 posted by

Borderline: Stock 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Canada


RZ500 models from Yamaha are a continual RSBFS fan favorite, and here is an interesting one. Purported to be stock with the usual wear and tear, this one has 20k+ miles, with an engine rebuild fewer than 500 miles ago. The seller doesn't state how comprehensive the rebuild was (top end only? rings? overbore?), but the bike appears to be in extremely clean condition for the age and mileage. The seller is pretty up front about some of the minor nits, and has a whole bag of exciting NOS spares and more that go along with the sale. The bike looks great and should be interesting to anyone lusting after the big RZ.


1985 Yamaha RZ500 sale on eBay


From the seller:
1985 RZ500. Canadian Model. All original. It's been well taken care of and maintained over the years. Bike is in excellent condition both running and appearance. One small crack on middle left fairing, (which were brand new NOS). Otherwise very very tidy. 23,400 miles, (37,380 km). This bike has had an engine rebuild 400 miles ago. Recent new front tire, clutch, battery and fuel petcock. 400 trouble free and nostalgic miles. The bike was amazing to ride. Full set of brand new never used stainless JL expansion chambers to go with bike along with many NOS bits worth a lot of money, the most interesting of which is an amazing NOS fuel tank, (imagine how much that cost and how rare it is). Always stored in climate controlled environment, maintained no matter the cost.

Borderline: Stock 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Canada
Sport Bikes For Sale May 11, 2014 posted by

Another Sweet 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in the House!

5.11.2014: Previously bid to $14,256 with no sale last month, this RZ500 is back on eBay with an opening bid of $16,500 and appears to be no reserve. Good luck to buyers and seller. Links updated, -dc

1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale

Rather, it's really in the house as seen in the photographs. More importantly it's another very nice RZ500 for sale in California. This one has seen even fewer miles than the one we posted yesterday with just 2500 miles covered since new! Just two owners and a convincing seller description. The buy-it-now price on this stated museum worthy example is $18,500 and opening bid is $7000 reserve not met. A great month for California RZ500 buyers and collectors for sure!


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

This Yamaha RZ500 is the Australian model with only 4,000km on it. This is not the Canadian model.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a cleaner one that was not in the crate.

This is bike has had two owners. The second owner (a Yamaha master mechanic) bought this from the original owner 25 years ago with under 300km on it. The second ownder put 3700km on it in 25 years.

He noticed two years ago that the crank seal was leaking, as they all do. While him and his buddy (who was a former Honda race bike mechanic) the motor apart to fix it as well the crank shaft end bearing, they decided to put new Yamaha factory pistons in it. Please look at the pictures of the original pistons, as they will be included and didn't need to changed (but the owner was very particular about this bike).

This bike was run once or twice a year for the past 25 years he owned it. The bike runs great and the gas was drained after each ride. The second owner stored the bike in heating controlled room for the 25 years he owned it.

The second owner changed the original tires 15 years ago. The bike will include the original Yokohama tires as they have no dry rot and are not worn out. Pictures of original tires included.

This bike is California plated and has a custom RZ500 plate.

The bike also comes with perfect original owners manual as well as the original tool kit.

The bike has never fallen over, been dropped or washed with water it's entire life. The bike has no cracks in the stock body work.

All bolts and fasteners look like new.

The bike does have 2 extremely small scratches on the front fender. One is 1/2" long and the other is 1/4" long. There's one tiny nic in the blue stripe on the left mid fairing the size of a pencil lead. There's 2 small scratches on the right hand side of the gas tank about the size of 2 1/2 pencil leads. Take a look at the pictures.

This bike is NOT a restored bike, this is all ORIGINAL. There are no stories or issues with this bike.

I cannot stress enough that you will not find a better bike.

I do not have to sell this bike, so low ball offers are unwanted and unappreciated.

the only cleaner bike you could find would either be in a crate or in a museum, where this one should be.



Another Sweet 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in the House!
Yamaha April 17, 2014 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 with Recent Engine Rebuild in San Francisco

1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale California

Attention California buyers! Here's a great looking RZ500 that is described as better than average. It definitely looks like a well preserved original with some refreshed panels. And sporting a fresh rebuild with just 700 miles ensures you're looking at a bike that is ready for several riding seasons ahead. The seller clearly states that his reserve is above $12k in the description when he suggests that an average example should bring $10-12k. While many other markets might raise an eyebrow, in California you can try to find another but there will be few to choose from at any given time.


1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

RZ fans! Here you go..... An RZ500 with a rebuilt engine Wilson Performance Stage 1..... Check em out. The bike has SWEET Steel Chambers, and new plastics.
This bike runs flawlessly! I take it out and blow my friends minds and leave residue on their windshields!..... The bike only has about 680 miles since rebuild.
Nothing wrong, no cracked fairing, no issues. ALSO as a BONUS---- Original factory pipes included! These are rare, ( heavy, but COLLECTIBLE JEWELS)

BID with confidence. You will not be disappointed! I LOVE this bike and it gets ALL the Looks! Yes a Gamma is faster, But NOTHING compares to the fit and finish

of this RZ500.

If you want an average quality RZ500 for 10 -12k ,,,,,,go get it....this bike is NOT FOR YOU.....IF you want a Professionally rebuilt, 9.8 outta 10 Show quality daily rider

RZ500 with original pipes, manual etc, this bike is for you.

thank you for bidding. No dissapointments here.

On Apr-14-14 at 07:49:42 PDT, seller added the following information:

Bidders - The Actual mileage on the bike and frame is 16,953 km, but as stated I have put about 680 Miles on bike since I have owned it. (1094 KM)
Rebuild was done by previous owner. Bike also came from Colorado and was jetted for higher altitude. When I got the bike to CA, I had it re-jetted.

To clarify cosmetics specifically as best I can:

Also as I stated bike has new plastics- (let me be more specific- Previous owner I believe replaced the top and bottom fairing plastics)

The middlefront side plastics are original and there is slight color differentiation between the two- very minor

there is a nick on one of the rear side exhaust plastics about an inch long

there also there is minor oxidation on the triple clamp and some oxidation on the black metal reservoir cap cover. This is why I state the bike is not a 10.

It is a beautiful, clean bike which I store indoors, and ride maybe once every 2 months

the bike is a 9.8 out of 10 , ( 9.9 with out the minor cosmetic flaws and a 10 being a show bike)



1985 Yamaha RZ500 with Recent Engine Rebuild in San Francisco