Monthly Archives: March 2010

Suzuki March 31, 2010 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV250SP Titled on Ebay

1991 Suzuki RGV250SP Titled on Ebay

Here it is, back by popular demand of RSBFS readers.  You may remember this RGV250SP from a couple of months ago.  It got a new owner but is back for sale.  In my opinion this is one of the most desired RGV models out there.  First it’s and SP (dry clutch, close ratio gearbox, adj. suspension, rare).  Second it has the banana swing arm and third it has one of the most popular paint schemes on a RGV.  Maybe the best feature though is that it is titled: am I correct?  It appears to be in good shape with low mileage (considering age) but the seller states if has a few bumps an bruises.

From the seller:

For sale is my 1991 Suzuki RGV250SP. Yes, this is a real SP w/dry clutch, close ratio transmission, fully adjustable suspension, larger carbs etc etc. Bike has a total of 9300 original kilometers. Bike is all original in rare unmolested condition. This was originally a Japanese spec bike but I have updated it with a  European spec de-restricted SAPC unit.  Only known issues are leaking forks seals and the right turn signal doesn’t work (burn out bulb?)  All in all this is a nice original bike. It is not perfect, has a few nicks,cracks and dings hear and there but for a 20 year old bike it is very nice.  It is plated and registered here in California and the registration is current and up to date.

It will be very interesting to see what this .  It has everything going for it except maybe mint condition status.  The first time around the asking price was $4200 w/non functioning clutch.  One small note: in one photo on the old posting the bike has a different tail section on it. If I remember correctly that tail piece with the white background is off a standard RGV.  I’m not hinting at a great conspiracy but might be worth asking about.  One nice thing about RGV’s is that there is a large supply of aftermarket goodies that are readily available thanks to the internet.  I’ve seen anything from bolt on stuff to race prep engine work.  So if you get tired of your boring SP there is plenty to spend your paycheck on.  Unless you are holding out for an ultra rare SP2 it’s time to raid the savings account.

Here is some fun viewing to get you in the mood to bid.  It is the promotional video for the standard 92 RGV.


Honda March 31, 2010 posted by

2004 Honda CBR150R Titled In California

We’ve seen this CBR150R but, it’s available again from a different seller.  Located in San Jose, California is a 2004 CBR150R with 5,173 miles–that actually might be km as that is what the previous owner stated the mileage in.  This bike has been fitted with Keihin 28mm carb, K&N filter, Endurance full exhaust system, CDI, and since being in new ownership, adjustable levers and Bridgestone BT16’s with 50 miles.  This bike is the four stroke replacement for the NSR150 that was very popular.  The asking price hasn’t changed on this bike even with the addition of the new tires and levers.  See the original posting here.  See the current ad on here.


Aprilia March 30, 2010 posted by

2009 Aprilia RS125 Track Bike in Washington State

2009 Aprilia RS125 Track Bike

This thing has fun written all over it.  How can you possibly go wrong with a little two stroke for the track?  This bike is for sale through a dealer so I wouldn’t even bother asking about making it street legal.   As most of you probably know this bike is officially imported through Aprilia USA as a track bike.  It was redesigned in 2009 and all RS125’s here in the US get the race replica paint scheme.  Some like it: some don’t ( I could live without the number 1).  If you are wondering;  it pumps out roughly 28-30hp in stock trim.  That relatively low hp figure leads to all the fun though.  I was trolling around the Aprilia Forum and it looks like people are having some serious fun with these things.  There looks to be plenty of options with pipes and carbs for the beginners and porting and squish fun for the more advanced.

From the Craigslist ad:

2009 Aprilia RS 125– 2 stroke for sale.
The bike is a track bike only and not able to be street legal in Washington.
Price is $4990 plus tax lic and doc and factory financing is available
Trade ins are welcome

I’m not sure on the price considering this is a track bike.  A lot of older Honda RS125’s can be had for quite a bit less including some spares.  If you are an Aprilia fan and have been looking for one of these maybe this is a decent deal considering they take trade ins and can finance.   Check it out here on Seattle Craigslist.


Aprilia March 30, 2010 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup Bike With 1,600 Total Miles

This is track only RS250 finished in Red Bull™ colors.  Located in Warren, Michigan is a 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup bike.  The bike has 1,600 total miles and 50 miles on a new top end.  The forks have been rebuild and re-sprung for a 170-180lb rider, the tires are Battleax’s with 60% tread, rebuilt brake calipers, Jolly Moto exhaust, Tyga Performance powervalve covers and carbon fiber front and rear fenders.  Spares included in the sale are:  Two barrels, extra gearing, gasket kit, RS250 tools and a rear stand.  The asking price is $4,200.  The only drawback on this bike appears to be the non-standard paint scheme but, being Red Bull™, it shouldn’t turn off too many people.  Have a look at this very solid RS250 on Craigslist here.


Kawasaki March 29, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR with only 762 miles!

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 with only 762 miles and 100% stock!

Located in Marrero, LA is this pristine 7RR N1 Homologation Superbike. Since I started writing for I’ve mentioned several times that my two favorite bikes are N1’s and FZR400 ‘s. The N1’s are the pinnacle for me and the 400 are a very, very distant second place. I’ve been in love with ZX7’s all my sportbike life, but have yet to own one. I’ve come very close to buying one, but have never pulled the trigger. When Les sent this one in today I was beside myself trying to decide whether I should post it or contact the seller and ask “what’s it going to take to put that in my garage?” But, since I have a better half, I decided to run it by her and see what the reaction would be. Not much to my surprise, there was a lot of mumbling, a few choice words about me and my bikes, I also heard something about diamonds, but couldn’t quite make it out. Needless to say, I’m posting it instead of contacting the seller.

I’m guessing most people would agree, even if you aren’t a Kawasaki fan, that the 7RR’s have something about them that says ‘I’m fast’. The design is aggressive and it has a certain flare about it that no other bike, in my opinion, has. These came from the factory with adjustable swing arms, adjustable steering head and 41mm flatslide carbs. The N1’s didn’t get the luxury of the aluminum gas tank like the previous years, but as mentioned did have more adjustable parts which included better suspension. If you are unfamiliar with Team Green Machines here are a few of my favorite websites that talk extensively about the 7R/7RR’s. First up is the evolution of Kawasaki’s Homologation Supebike. Next up is one of my favorite ‘eye candy’ sites regarding my favorite Superbike.

The seller didn’t put many pictures up on the auction so you’ll have to contact him should you be interested in seeing more.

Quotes from the auction:


Okay, so not many pictures and not much to say, but in all actuality what can he say other than “Sweet and being sold as new!” I have to believe if I didn’t just buy another 400 I’d be in the ring, but as it sits I’m out on this one. It is being offered with a starting bid of $8,000.00 and I have to believe the reserve is somewhere around $10,000.00. Hopefully, this one will be bought and enjoyed or put in a museum for everyone to enjoy.



Yamaha March 29, 2010 posted by

(1985) Yamaha RZ500 In Arizona For $4,500

This RZ500 isn’t perfect but, it’s available at a very good price.  Located in Chandler, Arizona is a Yamaha RZ500 with 50,000km (31,000mi).  This bike is titled and registered in Arizona.  The bike does have higher mileage, starts and runs but, has some running issues.  The side fairing and some spares are also included in the price.  This bike is for someone who can do their own work and would like a big RZ at a very good price.  Don’t think this bike is perfect though as the seller states that it is far from it however, money talks and this one speaks quite well.  If you doubt that this is a good price, see what we have posted in the past here as we see a couple of these a month.  See the bike on Craigslist here.


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]

Kawasaki March 29, 2010 posted by

Phil’s 1991 Kawasaki ZXR750R for sale

Here’s my own personal 1991 Kawasaki ZXR750R homologation special for sale. I bought it initially with the intention of restoring to it’s former glory, but with our new baby daughter arriving in May, it’s probably not the best time to take on such a project, so would prefer to see the bike to go a new owner who would take good care of it.


The ZXR750R is the homologation special of the standard ZXR750, with Keihin flatslide carbs, close ratio gear box, aluminum gas tank, single seat (the previous owner added rear pegs and a passenger ‘pad’) and even a slipper clutch (called a ‘Back Torque Limiter’ – bet you didn’t know that!)  There’s a wealth of excellent ZXR750R info on Andy’s ZXR750R site. This specific sample has 19,493 km on the clock bike has new fork sliders plus Racetech gold valve internals, Ohlins rear shock, Akrapovic header with Micron carbon exhaust, and new Michelin tires.  Cosmetically it’s a bit ratty and could do with some restoration (or you could get some race bodywork from Airtech and turn this into an awesome 90s track bike!), but then again I’m only asking for $2000 or best offer. There is a slight catch though – the bike is located in Hong Kong.

In any case, please allow me to share my vision of what I had planned for this ZXR750R – I’ve always had a thing for endurance racers (as in the bikes, not the riders!). Inspired by the original endurance racing ZXR-7 (see attached photos below), I wanted to restore the “Zed” with a complete strip down, and rebuild it with completely new body work and paint it up as a ZXR-7 endurance replica.  Actually, a limited number of ZXR750R were available in the red/white/green endurance colour in the UK back when:

And just for reference, here’s one of the original ZXR-7 race bikes for sale. Even more info on the  ZXR-7 and older ZXRs in general, click HERE, HERE and HERE.


So if you’re in the market for a Homologation special on the cheap, cheap hit Phil up and help him buy some diapers

🙂 dd

Laverda March 29, 2010 posted by

1999 Laverda Formula 750S No Reserve on Ebay

I know we’ve had a few of these on RSFS lately but I sure don’t get tired of looking at them.  Maybe I’m stuck in the 90’s but these Laverdas  just look like a sport bike should.  Maybe it’s just that cool paint scheme.  I wont go into much of the tech specs since several have been posted lately but what you have is a parallel twin with quite a few top shelf components.   I’m not a big enough Laverda buff to know what led them down the path of demise but Piaggio (think Aprilia) bought the brand in 2004.  They then proceeded to stop all production and development associated with Laverda.  That is a shame because can you really have too many motorcycles coming out of Italy?  This particular Formula has a little history to it, read on:

The Last LAVERDA!  ALLOY FRAME,  MAG WHEELS, Weber , Brembo,  92 hp 400 lbs. All the best of the day. 1999 FORMULA 750 S The LAST and BEST LAVERDA. Got this one from the NICOLAS CAGE COLLECTION,,, he had 2 and decided to sell one so I got it. ONLY around 2500 miles. VERY CLEAN . LOOKS ALMOST NEW. Not many of these around, most are in collections. Manual, tool kit.

I could stare at the front of that thing all day!  I have to admit I’m having a hard time  putting a value on this bike. On one hand $8500 (the starting bid price) for an Italian sport bike with top shelf components doesn’t seem out of reason.  On the other hand, I checked the blue book value and it is barely half that price.  Can a Laverda buff help me out?  Is this a decent deal or someone inflating the value because someone famous owned the bike?  Check out the bidding on.


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