Monthly Archives: January 2010

Kawasaki January 31, 2010 posted by

1991 Kawasaki ZX 7R Ninja K1

1991 Kawasaki ZX 7R (k1) model for sale on the Houston, TX Craigslist.

We’ve had a few of these over the past few months pop up on our site and I never get tired of them. This particular one was forwarded to us by JC, a regular RSBFS reader and scout. Thanks for the hook up!

The 7R/7RR Homologations are getting a little long in the tooth by today’s standards, but they are still my personal favorite bike of all time. The 96 7RR’s are at the top of the heap for me, but when I come across THE one, regardless of year, that is in the right place, has the right price and the timing is good, I’ll be a proud new Papa 🙂 But, until that day comes I’ll continue writing about them. So here I go…..

This K1 model has been enjoyed over the past 19 years with 31,573 on the odometer. That seems like a high number upon first glance, but it only averages out to 1,661 per year and that is almost an insignificant amount. I think I can do that many miles a year in my sleep.

From looking at the pictures, it doesn’t seem to be in too bad of shape cosmetically and it does have a tasty Hindle exhaust. It also has one of those “go fast” stickers on the tail section that is sure to add a few extra ponies.

Here’s what the owner has to say:

This is one of the 1991 limited edition motocycles. Comes with the aluminum gas tank and performace carburators. Has a few scratches but is in good condition. Has 31573 miles. Engine sounds GREAT and it may need a minor tune up.

I know these are temperamental bikes having the FCR’s and that issue is only compounded by the Hindle exhaust. But in the right tuners hands and an hour or so of Dyno time these will absolutely scream and still hang with most of today’s bikes. Give the pictures a once over and judge for yourself.

Most of the average 7R’s we’ve seen as of late have been priced between $5,000 & $6,000. However, this one is at $4,500.00 and is probably where it should be considering the mileage and current running condition. So perhaps you need a good solid base for a restoration project or maybe you already have a K1 and need some parts, either way this one seems as though it could fill the need. Here’s the link to the Craigslist ad.

Cheers,

dd

Suzuki January 30, 2010 posted by

1986 Walter Wolf Racing edition Suzuki RG500 Gamma in Canada

We’ve been having a little discussion within the team about posting foreign bikes for sale, and the general consensus seems that if the bike is unique enough and as long as we don’t do it too often, its OK.  So you may start seeing a few more (but not too many) international listings popping up – which I think is a good thing. A Rare Sport Bike is a Rare Sport Bike no matter where it is, right?

Like this 1986 Walter Wolf edition RG500 for sale in Oakville, Ontario, Canada that our reader Martin sent in (now why didn’t I see this when I was attending high school in Oakville?!):

All original Walter Wolf Gamma (Signed in person by Walter wolf himself). Pictures to prove it. This is truly a one and only and is geared toward the true collector. Bike is all original with 38,700kms. Runs and looks great. Signature across top of tank in matching gold paint pen. Bike was professionally appraised in early 2007 at $15,000, prior to Mr. Wolf signing the bike. (Appraisal will go with the bike). It has only grown in value since I obtained the signature. Mr. Wolf claims it is not only the first one he has ever seen, but the first and only he has signed. As with all gammas, there are a few minor spider cracks around some of the fairing connectors. This bike needs to be seen to be appreciated. Never dropped or abused. Very clean and still one of the most iconic sport bikes ever.

The RG500 Gamma is one of the most iconic sport bikes, and the Walter Wolf Racing edition is even more desirable (for me anyway).  Check out this RG400 that we listed before (with RG500 video).

So what is (or rather, who is) Walter Wolf?  Walter is a rich Canadian businessman (I think he is in the oil business) with a keen interest so he set up Walter Wolf Racing and even ran a F1 team from 1976 – 1980.  Here’s more info on this interesting gentleman.

If I have the money to buy an RG500, it would definitely be a Walter Wolf Racing edition.  And while I’m at it, I definitely wouldn’t mind picking up one of them F1 cars in the background to complete the set!

phil

Bimota January 30, 2010 posted by

1994 Bimota DB2 in Houston

It seems that the Bimota market is quite actively lately and it’s not even summer!  If you’re looking to pick up a Bimota, this is a good time to do it so keep checking for our new posts!

This week we have yet another Bimota for sale – a 1994 DB2:

This is a 2 owner bike w/ 17225 miles. It has NEVER been ridden in the rain, and ALWAYS garage kept!

It has never been crashed but has fallen over due to a friend not knowing about the suicide stand.
All the bodywork is original, but needs paint.
The original owner had the dealer install the factory $8000.00 race kit before it was ever ridden!
The big bore kit and heads were done by Fast by Ferracci from 904cc to 944cc.
This bike has a long list of other carbon, titanium and aluminum upgrades to many to list!
I am asking $15,000 OBO or trade for a Ducati Hypermotard, NOTHING ELSE! so please don’t ask.

The DB2 is one of my favourites, utilizing the Ducati 900SS air-cooled lump – the DB2 is one of the more popular models with approx. 400 made in total.  Famed Brit motorcycle journo Sir Alan Crashcart Cathcart even raced a DB2 – not sure for how long or in what race series, but I do remember it being sold on ebay for approx $10,000+.

Now this specific sample has very high mileage (for a Bimota), and although it claims to have the the “race kit” (to my knowledge that includes FCR carbs and a full exhaust), it’s not in its original paint (big no-no for any serious Bimota collector) and the 944cc kit, although nice, if also not a factory option.  More concerning is that The $15,000 asking price is way too steep for the bike in this condition.  There was a really nice DB2 listed on here back in June asking only $10,999, and more recently a Motocorse equipped DB4 for only $10,000 OBO.

Personally, I would offer around 7-8K+ only for this one.

phil

Yamaha January 29, 2010 posted by

Yamaha RZ500 In California For Cheap (Relatively)!

The seller doesn’t give much detail but you should know what you’re looking at if you’re in the market for a RZ500!  Located in Fresno, California is a Yamaha RZ500.  I’m going to wager a guess this is street registered but give the seller a call before someone else does!  The asking price is $7,000; which would put it at the lower end of the street registered market.  If this is as clean as it looks, has low miles and is registered, don’t wait to snap this up!  See it on Craigslist here.  For a nice little history lesson on the RZ500, see this website here.

AG

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

[AffomaticEbay]Yamaha RZ[/AffomaticEbay]

MV Agusta January 29, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #184 of 300

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #184 of 300

I’m sure you guys get a little tired of me writing about how sexy I think MV’s are, but I just can’t help it. Forwarded to us by Brendan is his beautiful black and red Senna. These were sold as a LE version of the F4 and here is a nice piece of info that I was unaware of regarding the Senna.

The MV Agusta F4 Senna was created by the President of MV Agusta, Claudio Castiglioni, to pay hommage to his close friend Ayrton Senna. All the profit from the sale of the 300 limited edition F4 Senna’s was given to the Senna Foundation charity.

So not only can you own a Superbike, but you can ride it with pride knowing that the simple being of this bike helped others out through the Senna Foundation

With 140 hp and weighing in at 414#’s the F4 performs and good as it looks, but since it is a LE consisting of only 300 world wide Brendan has enjoyed the looks a little more than the performance. In doing so he has preserved a beautiful machine that can continue to be enjoyed for a long time. I personally couldn’t fully enjoy a bike of this nature just by looking at, but I do love it when I am ready to buy and come across one in this condition.

Only sporting 607 miles, this one isn’t even ready to hit 7 grand on the tachometer. And by looking at the pictures it won’t disappoint the most discerning buyers priced at $16,900.00.

Seller notes:

I am the second owner of this bike. I purchased it 2 and a half years ago. I bought it with just 397 miles on it and obviously with 607 miles on the clock I didn’t put many more on. Bike comes with the original bike cover, original stand, original exhaust, and all manuals and paperwork. The RG3 exhaust and EPROM are all installed on the bike. I think the original owner put on a couple carbon fiber bits, but I’m not sure which one’s are “aftermarket.” Bike has never been laid down and is in perfect running condition.

In the market for a Limited Edition MV? Jump over to the MV forum and read all about these and talk to the seller.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati January 29, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition with only 2400 Miles!

I didn’t even realize they made a special edition to honor Foggy, but here’s one of 300 made for sale in Fresno, California on Craigslist. It looks really well preserved and ready to rock for $9500:

2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Foggy Edition For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

2002 Ducati Monster Foggy Edition with 2,408 miles. Number 87 of only 300 made! Termignoni exhaust, carbon fiber, not a scratch on the bike.

I had to do my research on this one on the Monster Forum and other websites, and from what I’ve gathered:
– these were all special order.
– only 300 in the world!
– the Fogarty package was only applied to the S4 model (which has the superbike motor and uprated suspension)
– It sits a little taller than the standard S4 (20mm)
– and of course the graphics and plaque are unique to this special edition

I tried to find a Foggy Monster video but to no avail. The closest I could find was the S4 with the high mount Termi cans:

With an original sticker of nearly $15k, this looks pretty good at $10k with only 2400 miles. It’s not even broken in yet!

dc

Suzuki January 28, 2010 posted by

1982 Suzuki RGB500 MK7 Grand Prix Factory racer on ebay

1982/83 Suzuki Gamma XR40 RG(B)500 MK7 Factory Grand Prix racer listed on ebay with a $60,000.00 B.I.N. and a current bid of $30,000.00.

This is a chance of a lifetime to own a true Grand Prix factory race machine. You are reading correctly; a true Suzuki Factory Grand Prix racer can be had for your personal collection or a vintage day at the track. Yes, I would have to give it a go at least once and maybe twice if it was really fun.

The exact history is a little vague at the time of post, but it appears to be a 1982 model that was purchased from the factory in 1983 by a satellite Grand Prix team. This particular machine has had a frame up restoration and in my opinion looks extremely nice. The current paint scheme was copied from the 1982 Randy Mamola HB Suzuki racer. Below you can see the two and I think you’ll agree it looks extremely good when compared to the original factory bike. I noticed a few mechanical differences between the two, but somethings just aren’t obtainable 27 years after only producing a handful of race bikes. It does appear that the seller did a nice job of maintaining the integrity of what would have been original to the factory race package.

Something interesting to point out about the history of this bike is that it was raced in the 1988 & 1989 USGP by Eugene Brown, of Portland, Oregon. I spent a considerable amount of time researching the 88/89 USGP and there were several Suzuki’s on the grid, but I couldn’t find a site that stated what generation of RG had been entered in the race. No matter how you slice it, history or no history this a factory Suzuki Grand Prix machine and you have an opportunity to park it in your showroom. Take a look at the documented rebuild pictures and judge for yourself.

1982 Suzuki Moto GP rebuild in Randy Mamola factory design

1982/83 Factory Suzuki Moto GP Randy Mamola machine

Quote from the lising:

This is one of the limited production GP bikes available to the private teams and the first year to use the works stepped square 4 cylinder arrangement and the all new full float rear suspension and the front fork anti-dive system.

For 1981 and 1982 the Suzuki`s were the bikes to have and in 1981 Marco Lucchinelli won the world title on the Works RG Gamma XR35, followed by Franco Uncini in 82 on the Works RG Gamma XR40.

Specifications
Type Water-cooled disc-valve 2 stroke stepped square 4
Capacity 495cc (54x54mm)
Comp ratio 8.5:1 corrected
Lubrication 20:1 premix
Carburation 4 Magnesium 36mm Mikuni
Gearbox 6 speed cassette
Fuel tank 6.9 gallons
Wheelbase 55.3 inches
Rear wheel 18” Dymag
Front wheel 16” or 18” Dymag
Weight dry 292 lbs.
Horse Power 120
Speed 170 mph @ 11000 rpm

I’ve spent several hours watching old Grand Prix video’s from this era and I always leave shaking my head and saying “WOW, those were real men”. I can only begin to imagine what it must have been like to ride a 170hp machine that weighed only 292lbs. So, I’ve attached a video of Randy Mamola trying to tame an ill handling 500cc 2-stroke and it is truly an amazing sight – only to see him get flicked off like a………..a……well a cowboy in a rodeo.

The seller is also including a huge and quite expensive spares package that I’m going to assume will be needed to keep a bike of this nature in pristine running order. Here’s what you’ll get if you pick this one up.

Suzuki RGB 500 Mk7 extra race parts
Suzuki 17” mag with 180-17 slick
Suzuki 17” mag with 120-17 slick
Suzuki 18” Dymag front with 120-17 Michelin slick, complete with disc`s and 2 piston calipers. (Tire for display only)
New Pirelli 190-17 slick
New Pirelli 120-17 slick
(Tire for display only)
Used Michelin 120-16Rain (Tire for display only)
New Michelin 160-18 Intermediate (Tire for display only)
New Michelin 160-18 slick (Tire for display only)
Used Michelin 120-16 slick (Tire for display only)
Rear sprockets (10)
Front sprockets (4)
Full set of main jets
Full set of emulsion tubes
New set of slides (4)
NOS crankshafts complete in factory boxes (2)
Used crankshafts Low miles (4) + (1) for parts
NOS pistons (4)
Used pistons Good condition (8)
Piston pins (6)
NOS piston rings (13)
Piston small end bearings (10)
Piston clips (18)
Cyl. new condition
Cyl used and need recondition (3)
Disc valves New (4)
Disc valves outer cases (3)
Disc valves inner (2)
Disc valve nut, seals, shims, keys and spacers
Cyl. base gaskets (20)
Cyl. head O`rings (6)
Cyl head /water O`rings (7)
Cyl. ribbed spring washers (50)
Cyl. stud O`rings (6)
Clutch O`rings (3)
Clutch basket used (1)
Clutch disc outer (6) new
Clutch disc inner (4) new
Clutch disc inner thick (2) new
Clutch disc inner (16) used
Clutch disc outer (16) used
Clutch spring (6) new
Clutch lock washers (4) new
Clutch nut (1) new
Head left & right New (1 each)
Crank bearing outer (4) New
Levers, clutch and brake (9)
Rear sets for left side brake w/brake line (1 set) New
Race stand (1)
Silencers alloy used and in good condition (2)
Tools
Seat pads back (4)
Seat pads bottom (2)
Gear box gaskets (3) New
Water pump gaskets (2) New
Fairing parts need repair (full set)
Wind screens (2) New

Many more magnesium and Ti. parts

The spares package is said to be worth $10,000.00 and by the looks of it, I wouldn’t disagree one bit. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and available for the taking if you have an extra $60k burning a hole in your pocket.

I came across another video that really has nothing to do with this bike other than there’s a distant connection via Randy Mamola. Check it out and then watch it a few more times just as I did.

Cheers!

dd

Honda January 27, 2010 posted by

1993 Honda NSR 250SP MC21 Rossi Mugello Replica

1993 Honda NSR 250SP MC21 Valentino Rossi Mugello replica with some very nice upgrades.

This sweet little NSR 250 SP was forwarded to us by Rock’n Randall and we certainly appreciate it. I’m normally not a fan of heavily modified motorcycles in any form, but this one had me from hello 😉 . Done up in classic Rossi style and based heavily on his 2001 Mugello Honda NSR500; this one is a must have for any Valentino Rossi fan. Anyone care to guess how long it took to lay-out the paint scheme? And hey, if you don’t like the Rossi repli paint scheme it’s being sold with another full set of OEM bodywork. There’s no mention of color, factory paint etc., but more is always better right? The upgrades to this one are both high quality and plentiful and the bike currently has approximately 17,350 miles on it. Give it a look and then check out the upgrades list.

Bike Info/Mods:
Tyga Bodywork, HRC Black Box, HRC Reed Valves, HRC Reed Valve Spacers, HRC Reed Valve Stuffers, HRC, Full Carb Setting Kit, Tyga Lightened Fly Wheel, HRC Race Plugs, Dog Fight Stainless Steel Pipes, Bomax, Motorsport Modified Air Box, Blue Anodized Quick Preload Adjusters, Dizzy MC21 Race shock, NHK Adjustable, Steering Damper, Honda Magtek Wheels Freshly Painted Flat Black, Tyga Step Kit, AFAM Sprockets 14t Front and 41t Rear, DID Gold 520ERV Chain, Michelin Pilot Sport Tires, HRC Race Break Pads, Heavy Duty Clutch Cable, Stainless Braided Mesh Lines Front and Rear, Dog Fight cans and more……..

If the lengthy list of modifications isn’t enough to get you revved up then to sweeten the deal the seller is throwing in the following as well.

I will include all extra parts and spares that I have lying around which include a full set of oem bodywork, bike stands, new spark plugs, extra x tubes, and brand new Daytona digital temp gauge that’s not installed.

All of this for $5,000.00, BUT it hasn’t been started in 2 years and currently doesn’t run. The seller states that it needs new plugs, carbs cleaned and some fresh fuel. However, if you aren’t the handy type the owner is willing to get it going and up the price to $5,500.00. Seller also states that it is registered for street use and both the top and bottom end of motor was redone prior to being stored. So if your interested or are a bigger die hard Rossi fan that this guy….

click on over to the Vancouver CL and check it out.

Just for the fun of it I was going to throw in a video of the The Doctor doing his thing, but I couldn’t find one video of Rossi in action that wasn’t blocked by youtube. Did I miss something?

Cheers!

dd

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