Posts by tag: TZ

Yamaha May 22, 2017 posted by

Vintage Racer: 1970 Yamaha TR2 350 for Sale

Introduced in the late 1960s as an over-the-counter racebike, Yamaha's TR2 was based on the road-going R3, and was extremely popular among privateer racers of the period. At just 253lbs dry, the bike was lightweight and, with a nearly square 61mm x 59.6mm bore and stroke that worked out to 348cc, the little air-cooled, two-stroke parallel-twin put a claimed 55hp through a five-speed gearbox.

The huge drum brakes at both ends seen here were difficult to adjust correctly and are obviously not as effective as discs that would have likely been fitted to period racers as soon as they could get their hands on a set, but look very shiny!

From the original eBay listing: 1970 Yamaha TR2 350 for Sale

Restored to an excellent condition. Matching numbers. This very rare racebike have been completely overhauled with a lot of brand new parts as new cylinder barrels and pistons and an overhauled crankshaft, new Koni shock dampers, tires etc.

Transport can be arranged to most EU countries as I can deliver it by myself for actual costs for petrol and ferry tickets and, depending of distance, overnight costs at a cheap hotel. Transport outside Europe must be arranged by the buyer himself. I will make it ready for shipping with a crate and good wrapping.

Currently located in Sweden, this bike is in extremely nice condition, considering the age and the hard life most racebikes have endured, and appears ready to run or for display. Starting bid is $9,900 with no takers and very little time left on the auction, so move fast if you're living room needs redecorating!

-tad

Vintage Racer: 1970 Yamaha TR2 350 for Sale
Yamaha July 10, 2014 posted by

Race Team Starter Kit: 1995 Yamaha TZ125 for Sale

Do you have a fourteen-year-old with a head full of gears and a heart that pumps premix? Are you a serious sport rider that’s built like a fourteen-year-old? Are you a normal-sized guy who doesn’t care if he looks like the proverbial “monkey humping a football” while riding a bike that’s a bit on the small side? Well have I got a deal for you.

1995 Yamaha TZ125 for sale on eBay

1995 Yamaha TZ125 R Side

What we have here is a complete package, a ready-to-ride bike with stands and a whole raft of spare parts, extra transmission gearsets, and even a complete spare engine! Win the auction, roll up with a van, and drive away with your brand new race team. Just add stickers.

1995 Yamaha TZ125 R Side Naked

The TZ125 is not a roadbike converted to track duty: it’s a two-stroke racing machine in miniature with no starter but 44hp and six forward gears.

1995 Yamaha TZ125 Dash

From the original eBay listing: 1995 Yamaha TZ125 for Sale

Here is a chance to own a Two Stroke GP Bike. The little 125 can make 50hp and is certainly no toy. Lot's of features on this bike, my favorite being the cassette transmission. These are getting to be quite rare and hard to find. The bike was purchased used and completely disassembled and rebuilt. We had a plan to begin racing the following spring, but unfortunately the rider failed to qualify with his school grade points and the project stalled. The bike has sat unused in my heated garage and is now going to be sold. As you can see, the bike has had thousands invested in it. It is a racing motorbike and has no title and can not be ridden on the street. The Front and Rear Stands are included, along with one brand new windscreen worth $100 alone. But Wait there's more! A huge package of spare parts is included, Parts Manual, Workshop Manual, Jetting, Gearing, Pistons, Gaskets, O'rings, Throttle, Clutch and Brake Levers, Clutch Plates, Tachometer, Complete wire harness, ECM, Power Valve Actuator, Exhaust Pipe and muffler. A brand new Battle shifter, never fitted. Also included, all the alternate gear ratios for the trans, that's like 18 gears! Along with three new Shift Forks. Just take a look at the pictures. Just when you think this can't get any better, IT DOES!!!!! Now for the most amazing part of this auction...............A complete spare ENGINE with Carb and Generator is also included in this auction. I'm not kidding, it all goes with one winning bid.

1995 Yamaha TZ125 R Engine

This is obviously no collector’s item, no jewel-like classic to adorn your office or living room. This is a tool, a device for going fast. Or a device for learning to go fast. Given everything that’s included, the price so far is looking very fair.

Your teenage son or daughter is going to be so excited this Christmas, they probably won’t even notice that you’ve been “breaking it in for them”! Who needs a pony, anyway?

-tad

1995 Yamaha TZ125 L Side

Race Team Starter Kit: 1995 Yamaha TZ125 for Sale
Track Bikes For Sale June 3, 2013 posted by

Kitted TZ: 2004 Yamaha TZ125 W/SJK Kit

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How about a tasty TZ125 to brighten your Monday?  They don't come up for sale often and this one is unique in that it has a full SJK kit.  What does said kit involve?  Read on.

From the seller:

SJK were to Yamaha what HRC is to Honda - a dedicated race company. The SJK kit was only available for the Japanese market - they were released to help promote the bike for the worldwide sales. The kit comprises of airbox, snorkel and fairing, K810 kit power valve cylinder, titanium kit exhaust, N800 kit piston, carbon reeds, 7 position ignition/power jet controller with special loom and CDI, kit 39mm carb and VHM head. This results in a 45 bhp output - dyno sheets to prove this.

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That little beast needs plenty of cool air to breath.

The rest of the story on the bike:

 Reluctant sale of my very rare 2004 Yamaha TZ125 with the full SJK kit. Only 6 of these were produced - most are in Japan, Australia and America.

  This bike was raced in the All Japan 125 championship - finishing second (it still has the Aida circuit scrutineering sticker on the frame) The bike was then brought to the UK and raced in BSB in 2006. It was then laid up for a number of years. I purchased the bike and have fully rebuilt it - it has the following new parts on it, new handlebars and grips, new brake pads front and rear, new chain, new kevlar silencer, new footrests and Battle Factory gear and brake pedals, new clutch and front brake levers, new front mudguard, new battery. It is ready to race, the cylinder is in perfect condition and there is no signs of detonation on the head - I will strip the top end of the engine for any serious buyer.
 
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Some of the said SJK kit parts.

 

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But I need spares, damn it!

The bike comes with a massive spares kit - too much to list here - send me your e-mail address and I will forward a complete list, but briefly there are brand new wets on wheels with discs, a full gearbox kit (optional high and low gears for every gear) clutch baskets, plates, pistons, rings, gaskets, fairings, seats, sub frames, ignitions, wiring looms, Battle Factory pedals, levers etc. etc.
 
NEW SPARES
2 x Clutch baskets
5 x Clutch springs
1 x Clutch centre
1 x Clutch pressure plate
6 x Inner clutch friction plates
4 x Outer clutch friction plates
2 x Clutch 'half' plates
14 x clutch steel plates
7 x Clutch housing gaskets
1 x ignition stator
1 x ignition rotor
1 x wiring loom
1 x SJK N800 kit piston
3 x SJK kit piston rings
4 x small end bearings
2 x gudgeon pins
5 x inner head o rings
8 x outer head o rings
4 x balancer shaft housing gaskets
4 x water pump housing gaskets
2 x water pump seals
1 x VHM 11.20 head insert
15 optional gears for gearbox - high and low options for every gear
1 x SJK 61T optional primary drive gear
2 x power valve pulleys
2 x SJK kit carbon reeds
5 x gearchange rod oil seals
1 x ignition kill switch
15T front sprocket
18T front sprocket
37T rear sprocket
38T rear sprocket
1 pair handlebar clamps
2 x clutch levers and perches
5 x front instrument/fairing brackets
1 x Battle Factory gear pedal
1 x Battle Factory brake pedal
6 x upper fairing brackets
6 x side fairing brackets
1 x SJK kit fairing upper and lower
2 x SJK kit airbox scoops
SECOND HAND SPARESFront and rear wheels with brand new Dunlop wet tyres, new EBC front disc and s/h standard rear disc
Engine bottom end - crankcases with freshly rebuilt crank, new mains seals etc.
1 x CDI box
1 x wiring loom
3 x rear sub frames
2 x seat units
1 x SJK kit fairing (upper and lower)
2 x SJK N800 kit pistons
1 x SJK kit airbox
1 x SJK kit airbox scoop
1 x VHM 11.30 head insert
1 x reed valve block and rubber
4 x clutch cables
2 x power valve cables
1 x throttle cable
1 x 16T front sprocket
1 x 17T front sprocket
1 x 18T front sprocket
1 x 38T rear sprocket
1 x 39T rear sprocket
4 x sprocket cush drive rubbers and bolts
Carb jet kit
Parts list
Manual
16 x kit base gaskets (all re-usable)
1 x Paddock stand
 
 
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The bike is located in the UK and she isn't cheap.  The asking price is 6,995 GBP ( roughly $10,700) and the seller is open to offers.

 

See it here.

 

Ian

Track Bikes For Sale February 18, 2013 posted by

Midlands Masterpiece: 2002 Spondon Framed TZ250

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Can the boys in the midlands of the U.K. improve on what came from the engineers in Japan?  I'm not aware that there were ever things lacking with late model TZ250 frames but Spondon took a swing at improving on the design.  Whatever the case, the whole unit makes for some serious stroker eye candy.

I'll skip my incredibly witty small talk and lets see what we have here:

2002 spondon tz250, ex derick welch.
Not raced since 2007 just paraded and kept in my collection.
Spec as is.
Spondon frame and swingarm, carbon dymag wheels, double core kit radiator, kit cylinders new in 2007 very low miles since then, kit ignition, kit pipes, 2003 on airbox and fairings, 7 position curve map, ohlins damper, maxton front and rear suspension, Brembo m,cylinder, setup for avgas so ultra reliable, maintained by dennise trollpe thoughout its life as he was sponsoring him, plenty of data, for most uk circuts.

This bike clocked over 160 mph at the nw200 in 2007 and won and set the outright lap record at aberdare park against the likes of ian lougher and chris palmer.

This bike was reported to be around 100 bhp, from derick himself.

Comes with Spare fairing and seat unit, Some jets, spare battery, bars

This is a championship winning bike ready to race.>

 

tz front

What RSBFS reader can provide the details:  Spondon vs. stock frame?

 

tz arm

 That swing arm looks down right spindly compared to the stock TZ unit but a dead giveaway that it is a Spondon frame.  Visually, the chambers are art.

 

tz rad

 Oh, if I could only see this without the bodywork.  I think it would satisfy my radiator fetish quite nicely.  My bucket list would include a spin on a professionally prepped and tuned two stroke.

 

 

tz rear If you happen to have 14,000 GBP (approx. $22,000) sitting in a jar from your last trip to the U.K. you are in luck my friend.

 Here is the classified ad

 

 

Ian

Sport Bikes For Sale May 23, 2012 posted by

Last Of The Line: 1982 Yamaha TZ500J

Last Of The Line: 1982 Yamaha TZ500J

Update 5.23.2012: This bike is back on eBay and at a significant discount compared to it's $100k buy-it-now when listed in late March. Now listed for nearly half the original asking, it seemed an appropriate time to bump this post with Mike's post on the TZ750 OW31 for sale today. Links updated. -dc

1982 was the end: the end of the customer Yamaha TZ500. The TZ500 was a direct response to RGB500's lining up on grand prix grids. From what I can gather the TZ500 did not enjoy quite the success of other TZ models. I did see comments such as "ill handling" and "under powered". That was back in the day though, now everything from that era could be considered ill handling. Owning a bike like the TZ500 now is about either relieving the era on the track or enjoying it in a collection.

You have carbs coming and going. The two outside cylinders are positioned in the opposite direction of the inner two. The seller states the cylinders aren't the originals. Are any RSBFS readers knowledgeable enough to know what the new cylinders are: Yamaha kit, aftermarket? Stock, it pumped out approximately 110+HP. Note the mechanically operated power valves. That had to be new tech back in 82.

The money shot.

The info:

1982 YAMAHA TZ500 J OW48R . THIS IS A ONE OWNER BIKE FROM NEW. IT WAS IMPORTED IN 4/83 FROM THE YAMAHA AMSTERDAM DISTRIBUTORS. IT WAS ORIGINALLY ORDERED FOR SON AUTO OF FRANCE, BUT THEY DID NOT TAKE DELIVERY.IT IS COMPLETELY STOCK AND ORIGINAL EXCEPT FOR THE LECTRON HI-VELOCITY POWER JET 38MM CARBS. AS WELL AS THE FRONT BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER IS NOT ORIGINAL. ALL BODY PANELS ARE ORIGINAL. INCLUDED WITH BIKE IS THE ORIGINAL SPARES KIT WHICH INCLUDES CRANKS, PISTONS , CYLINDERS, GEAR SETS. SPOCKETS,BEARINGS,ETC. SOME PARTS ARE USED SOME ARE NEW.ALSO WILL INCLUDE AN ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL AND PARTS MANUAL.. THIS IS A LOW MILE EXAMPLE WITH ONLY 1200 MILES ON BIKE AND ONLY 200 MILES ON FRESH ENGINE.THIS BIKE WAS ONE OF ONLY 4 BROUGHT INTO USA IN 1983, EXTREMELY RARE. THE OW48R FACTORY RACER WAS KENNY ROBERTS FAVORITE RACE BIKE!THIS BIKE IS FASTER AND BETTER HANDLING THAN A TZ750!THIS WAS THE LAST MODEL PRODUCTION 500CC RACER AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FROM YAMAHA! IT HAS NEVER BEEN CRASHED OR ABUSED.THERE IS ONE SMALL DENT IN TOP OF TANK, COULD BE DENT BUSTEDOR FILLED.BUYER WILL PAY FOR ALL SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES. I WILL ASSIST IN GETTING BIKE SHIPPED. $1000 DEPOSIT TO PAYPAL WITHIN 24 HOURS OF END OF AUCTION BALANCE BY WIRE TRANSFER FROM USA BANK WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS. ANY OVERSEAS BIDDERS MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING PLEASE.

 

Since a true OW works YZR stroker isn't in the cards for us mere mortals the TZ500 is about as close as you can get. Price? Well, it is up there: the seller is asking $99,999.99 OBO. I almost forgot the 99 cents. I can't seem to find the source again but I believe they originally sold for $14,000 and that was considered pricey back in the early 80's. Feel free to comment if I'm off on that number. For a price comparison, I've seen a collector quality 1981 TZ500 go for 37,400 British Pounds. That is roughly $60,000. It is nice that the bike is mostly stock and the spares kit would be cool but I think the seller is reaching a bit on the price. He is open to offers though so don't be shy.

Check it out.

http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/22-10-2010-HaynesInternationalMotorMuseum-1274/1981YamahaTZ500-32048.aspx

Sport Bikes For Sale May 7, 2012 posted by

Unique TZ: 1980 YAMAHA TZ 350 NICO BAKKER SPECIAL

Unique TZ: 1980 YAMAHA TZ 350 NICO BAKKER SPECIAL

Update 5.7.2012: First listed in December last year, this TZ350 is back and now $2k cheaper at $16k. Links updated. -dc

Here is a little something to distract you for a few minutes from your holiday shopping. I can't say I"ve seen many TZ350's for sale and especially one with a Nico Bakker frame. The bike has some race history to it but the seller doesn't specify if it was recent history or back in the bikes prime.

It sounds like the TZ350 was the sh*t back in the 70's depending on the model year. Here is an excellent site with some tidbits on the bikes history. Be sure to check out their page on all the companies that built frames. It is quite a list. Here is a link to the Nico Bakker website itself. Be sure to scroll down and check out their RMZ250 Moto3 bike.

The details on the machine for sale:

* FRAME " NICO BAKKER" MONOSHOCK//// HOLLAND MADE///SPECIAL; RACING FRAME MONOSHOCK.

* SPECIAL YAMAHA TZ 350 ENGINE,6 TRANFERS CYLINDERS,6 SPEED,DRY CLOCH,380MM MIKUNI CARBURETOS /PJ.

* ENGINE REFRESH NEW SEAL,GASKETS,RINGS.

* SPECIAL IGNITION KROBER///ELECTRONIC TACHOMETER KROBER.

* SPECIAL PIPES.

*SPECIAL YAMAHA BIG RADIATOR.

*SPECIAL FLOTING ALUMINIUN DISK BRAKES"ZANZANI" ITALIAN MADE///2 FRONT//1 REAR.

* SPECIAL YAMAHA MAGNECIUN BRAKES CALIPERS///BREMBO RADIAL PUMP.

* CAMPAGNOLO 18 WHEELS.

* VERY LIGHT BIKE MORE LESS 100KGS.///// 75 % TITANIUN & ERGAL SPECIAL SCREWS AND SOME PARTS.

* THIS BIKE WIN 4 LATINO AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

 

 

The asking price is a hefty $18,000. I was reading a thread discussing the bike and guys were going back and fourth if the bike is worth that much. I think the best insight came from one poster who mentioned he has not seen a TZ350 for sale for less than $10,000. I can't confirm or deny. Maybe if it sits long enough the seller will open it up to offers.

You can see the auction here.

Ian





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