Can you believe that this RZ500 is pushing 30? Iconic, collected, desired, and appreciating, the big brother to the RZ350 was never officially imported into the United States, much less into sunny Southern California. They were imported into Canada, however, and that is how so many of these beauties entered the US. The seller doesn't provide any of his history with this bike, but I'm sure there is a pretty good story somewhere as this bike presents very well.
From the seller:
This auction is for a very rare and near perfect 1984 Yamaha RZ500. Starts on the first kick and rides great. The paint and body are in immaculate condition, any scratch or crack in plastic have a photo included, minimal. JL exhaust look and sound incredible (Stock exhausts included with sale). Larger rims with modern sizes on the bike for superior handling (stock rims/tires included). Front tire is (Bridgestone Battlax 130/70ZR16M/C) Width (61W), rear is (Bridgestone Battlax 160/60ZR18M/C) Width (70W) with plenty tread (pic incl). All four carbs were rebuilt on 03MAR14 with new gaskets, jets, needle and has perfect idle. This legendary bike is hard to let go and even harder to find, I waited my whole life for this bike, now it must go to the next lucky bidder. Moving forces the sale, my misfortune, your luck. Please ask for any details that I have left out.
Once the "wow" factor wears off, there are some details that make me want to know more. There are less than 700 miles *kilometers* showing on the speedo. Could this bike really have been used so little? If so, why the pipes, wheels, tires and carb rebuild? The triple clamps show some oxidation, but do I detect some keychain rash as well? I want to believe. Seller seems open about fielding questions, so prospective buyers should take him up on that offer. This looks like a wonderful machine, and deserves a good home. Click the link for the auction details. Good Luck!