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Sport Bikes For Sale April 18, 2014 posted by

Another Sweet 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in the House!

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
Yamaha April 2, 2014 posted by

Restored and Extensively Upgraded: 1985 Yamaha RZV 500R in Caliornia

1985 Yamaha RZV 500R for sale in California

The RZV500 is one of the most popular bikes we post on RSBFS and this is one of the more unique examples I've seen. At a glance it is absolutely spotless and obvious that it was a labor of love. Look closer and you start to notice deviations from stock around and behind the bodywork. The swingarm caught my attention first, followed by the rims, the exhaust, and then to the dry clutch(!) And for the purist, the seller has most of the stock pieces as well, so you get to choose. There are no bids as of this writing but the opening bid is $20k. The seller states that this example could not be duplicated for less, which is probably true. Custom builds, even when this thorough, rarely recoup their investment however. But there are always exceptions and with spring fever in full swing you never know!


1985 Yamaha RZV 500R for sale on eBay


from the seller's description:

Up for auction is my 1985 Yamaha RZV 500R. California Titled and Registered. This is the rarest version of the RZ, RD models. It was only sold to the home market in Japan. It is Yamaha's first production aluminum frame motorcycle. This bike has only appx 10 miles ridden since a ground up restoration.

It is probably the best example you will find. 2 Stroke engine completely rebuilt with new bearings and seals, New 2nd overbore pistons and rings. Stock Yamaha colors with clear coated graphics. This bike is flawless. Has no scratches or dents. Every piece of rubber has been replaced. You can not buy an RZV in any condition and restore it to this level for less money than I'm asking. It was a labor of love restoring this and money was not an object. Includes Solo seat. The stock RZV was not worthy of it's racing pedigree. It is based on the Moto GP YZR500 of the 80's, stock performance is kinda weak so I upgraded the bike to how I think it should have been produced. There are several mods. They include cylinder ports cleaned and matched, compression and squish increased, Still a little conservative for reliability. Mikuni 28mm Flat Slide Carburetors with K&N Air Filters, Ducati 916 Dry Clutch Conversion,One off YZR500 Replica Exhaust, 520 Chain Conversion (Stock was 530) Brembo and Yoyodyne Hydraulic Clutch Conversion, Slave cylinder is hidden in stock engine cover and only the hydraulic line gives it away. Yamaha R6 Rear Wheel and Swing Arm Conversion with Dunlop SportMax Rear Tire. Mirrors are unique and made for the RZV only. Originals were cracked and in bad shape and proved impossible to find. So I made a mold and reproduced the mirrors in carbon fiber. Bulky rear fender and tailight eliminated. Tailight and lisence plate moved up between rear exhaust pipes mounted on a molded carbon fiber panel for a more open racey look. Smaller battery relocated under gas tank. If your a purist this bike also comes with all parts needed to return it back to box stock someday if you or your buyer wishes. I will assist in shipping, but shipping is your responsibility. A couple things to keep in mind. For me the throttle is too stiff with four cables going to four carburetors, and the clutch should disengage better although it is perfectly usable and both should be easy to improve. I've run out of time. Good Luck to both of us.

Restored and Extensively Upgraded:  1985 Yamaha RZV 500R in Caliornia
Aprilia March 27, 2014 posted by

Recent Sale: Aprilia RS250 Loris Reggiani

1995 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

This one was only active for about a day and sold so quickly that we didn't get it into the queue in time. When first listed it had an opening bid of $6500 and stated in the description that the reserve was $7500 with title. Considering the condition and title, I thought we'd see bids well past the stated reserve as the auction ran it's course considering last year's notable RS250 sales on eBay. Instead when I went back to see the recent bidding activity the listing was already finished with a buy-it-now of $7500, which seems like a steal to me. When did eBay allow sellers to ad a buy-it-now after an auction had already started? In any event, congratulations to the seller on a quick sale and the buyer on what appears to be a well bought MK1 RS250!


1995 Aprilia RS250 sold on eBay


from the seller:

Loris Reggianni Replica Factory Street Version [# 485/500]
Clear Colorado title and current registration
140 kg (308 lbs) dry !!!
Fresh 40W gear oil (Red Line)
Fresh 2 stroke injection oil (Ves Race full synthetic)
Freshly cleaned and oiled air filter
Fresh 100 Octane race gas
Carbon front fender
Carbon fiber rear hugger
Carbon fiber heel guard (right side)
Penske rear shock
Maxton engineered front forks
Aftermarket exhaust w/ carbon fiber cans
CRG adjustable controls/levers
CFM Motorsports rear sets and foot pegs
Fork preload/damping adjusters
Woodcraft clip-ons
RS250 grips
Zero gravity smoke windscreen
Galfer rear “wave” rotor
Rizoma brake fluid reservoir
Braided steel brake lines
Motovation swingarm spools
Gilles Tooling kts chain adjusters
Rhinomoto frame sliders on front axle
Lots of titanium hardware
1998-2003 model year (Aprilia) front wheel
120/70 ZR 17 front tire (Michelin Power Race semi-soft)
150/60 ZR 17 rear tire (Michelin Power Race soft)
DID gold O-ring chain
AFAM rear sprocket (44 tooth) [stock gearing 14/42]
Complete set of spare body work and spare tank for track days
Never down or crashed

I didn't think I'd ever sell this bike. I raced for over 10 years before I bought this bike and the GP bikes would dominate the 600's at the track; nothing comes close to a 250 GP two stroke for hard core fun. I am also an engineer and restore motorcycles so I have taken very good care of it, more ogling than riding actually (always kept in a heated garage, and never, ever ridden in wet weather). Exotic grey market two strokes are hard enough to find and even harder finding in this condition with a clear street title. But I just turned 60 and I need the money and garage space. I have owned it since 2009 and put less than 500 miles on it (one track outing, a handful of street rides and a local Italian motorcycle show). The previous owner put the later model front wheel on the bike and the front tire is a little wider than stock. The later model wheel does not engage the original mechanical speedometer gear and so he removed the speedo/ drive (no loss, if you have time to look at the speedometer you're not riding it hard enough). The odometer reads 2376 miles from when he converted the front, so the actual 5,000 miles listed is my estimate. That being said, this is a low mileage bike in perfect mechanical condition, although my recommendation would be to put fresh tires on it before heading to the track or canyons. My reserve is $7500. The spare body work is in great condition and worth $1K by itself. Good luck bidding!

Recent Sale:  Aprilia RS250 Loris Reggiani
Aprilia March 18, 2014 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS250 Challenge with only 267 Miles!

3.19.2014: INCREDIBLE! This is the fastest sale on our site that I'm aware of: 23 hours after posting a deposit has been accepted and sale agreed on. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Aprilia RS250 Challenge for sale

Our next March Madness special Featured Listings is this great looking Aprilia RS250 Cup bike. These were used as a one make support series and thus sold as racebikes without lights, signals, etc... As most were used for that very purpose, there are few that remain like this one! These are based on the MKII RS250 which sports Suzuki's VJ23 VJ22 power plant with massaging from Aprilia. The fairings are fiberglass and very lightweight.


We'd like to thank Tom for helping to support the site with a Featured Listing.


from the seller:

Up for your consideration: 1999 RS250 Cup. Only 267 miles from new. I bought this bike a few months ago with full intention to track it. I changed directions to another bike/class so I am offering the 250 for sale. Since I intended to track it I bought new aftermarket race bodywork and windshield which was installed/fitted and professionally painted. The original bodywork and windshield are in excellent condition and included. The bike was race prepped at SBK Corse in Laguna Hills, CA. This included brake and coolant flush, tuning, etc. The original tires (14 years old) were on the bike which I had replaced with new Dunlop slicks.

This is like buying a brand new factory fresh RS. Price is $8500 which I am offering here before going to Ebay auction. Race or display ...

1999 Aprilia RS250 Challenge with only 267 Miles!
Honda March 2, 2014 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 MC28 in Arizona

Update 3.2.2014: Back on eBay after first being spotted in late December. Links updated. -dc

1995 Honda NSR250 For Sale

Like many of you, I'm a sucker for race replica paint jobs and the Rothmans livery has to be one of the best on any machine. It happens to look awesome on this NSR too. But you get a choice here as it also has Repsol bodywork included in the package as well.

1995 Honda NSR250 for sale on eBay


In doing my research on this one, I stumbled on to this archived post from Doug in 2011. It has to be the same bike right? Black wheels, both sets of bodywork, both key cards, Tyga exhaust, wave rotors... And to be honest, Doug is posing the same questions I was wanting answers for as well. Hopefully those of you with NSR expertise can fetter out the details in the comments below. Thanks in advance!


from the seller:

1995 Honda NSR 250R SP MC28 model - this is a 1of a kind, very rare excellent shape 2 stroke 250 - like the MOTO GP 250's. Bike runs great street legal and a clean title. 2 complete sets of farrings, one is Rothmans the other is Repsol, 2 fuel tanks, Taga pipes, tires are in excellent shape. I also have the stock credit card key and the HRC Race credit card key. If you are not familiar with the credit card keys call me and I'll explain it to you, as these are extremely rare also. Also included is part manuals, stock exhaust and miscellaneous parts. This is a rare find, especially in this condition

1995 Honda NSR250 MC28 in Arizona