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1988 Yamaha FZR400U

1988 FZR400 Canadian ‘U’ model that is registered and located in Virginia.

Submitted by the owner for your consideration is this very, very nice 400. It appears to have been cared and looked after with pride as is the case with most 400 owners. It’s been well documented on RSBFS.com that we received the short end of the stick from Yamaha with regards to their 400 line up. Some of the Japanese versions are true replica racers and were available in “R” models and “RRSP” models. You can view all of the 400 models here. If you click through the link that I provided you will see that the model that was offered state side was actually a 1986 model carried over to what was our 88 model. I know it sounds like I’m whining, but in all actuality I’m very happy with the versions we received. I only wish more people appreciated small displacement sport bikes so we could receive an updated version from one of the manufacturers.

This bike is listed on the FZR forum and can be viewed here.

Have a look:

Quote from the listing:

For sale is 1998 FZR 400U imported from Toronto, Canada in August 1995. I bought the 400 from my cousin and obtained the necessary paperwork to import and register the bike in the States. I have all the papers from Yamaha, EPA and DOT when I imported the bike. The bike has been registered in Maryland and Virginia. The bike had 8,264 miles on it in 1995 and it has 12,788 miles on it now. I rode the bike on days when it was fun and sunny. Garage kept. This bike is in pristine condition for an 1988. NEVER LAID DOWN OR WRECKED. The plastic does show some signs of age and there some cracks in the cowlings. It needs a new battery.

I have a D&D pipe with Dyno Jet stage 1 (2002 – Speed Werks DE); FZR 600 carbs (2003 – Speed Werks DE); braided stainless steel cables(2008); new brake pads (2008); new Battle Axe tires (less than 500 miles); and a new brake master cylinder (2008).

I have the original odometer that was in kilometers; I have the original stock pipe and 400 carbs; I have the original master brake cylinder; extra friction plates; and clutch springs. I have the original owners manual and yes it is in English and French (for those Canadian frogs since it was imported to Canada). I have title in hand.

I hate to sell the bike but the wife says it’s time to let her go to someone who can enjoy riding her more than I can or have over the years. My loss your gain. Asking $3,200 with all the extra parts included.

It appears that John leaned on the boys at Speedwerks to get his 400 ironed out. Steve and Dave know 400’s and can make them run as well as anybody in country so rest assured having 600 carbs on a 400 is a proven upgrade. This one has a tasty D&D exhaust installed and tuned and I speak from experience that nothing sounds better than a FZR 400 with a D&D screaming at 14,000rpms.

Asking price is $3,200.00 and considering these are getting harder to find in this condition this one is worth a look. If your in the market for a classic sport bike, a great, reliable beginner’s bike or a fun weekend bike look no further than this post.




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