Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sport Bikes For Sale June 30, 2010 posted by

RSBFS T-Shirts Pre-Order!

That’s right, we’re working with a printer to get some t-shirts printed! We’re trying hard to keep the cost reasonable at around $20. Shirts will be black with new logo on left chest and on the back.

It would be helpful to know how many of you would like shirts before we put our order in. Could be 10, could be 1000, and I want to make sure we order appropriately. Shoot Doug an email if you’re interested and we’ll reserve one for you and let you know when purchasing is available. Please indicate the size you’d like as well.

As always, thanks for your support!

Dan Crouch

Track Bikes For Sale June 30, 2010 posted by

1989 Yamaha TZ250W Reverse Cylinder Project In Montreal, Canada

This is a very nice TZ250 reverse cylinder that has had all the major work done and just needs to be finished!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha TZ250W

Price:  $6,500 USD

Location:  Montreal, Canada

This TZ is a project that’s nearly complete.  The engine has been gone through with a new top end, fifty miles on the crank, a polished frame and swingarm, and a paint job that isn’t perfect but was painted with track work in mind.  The asking price for this bike is $6,500 USD.  This is the same seller that had the restored Honda RS250 ND5 that looked fantastic and can be seen here.  The restoration of this TZ can be seen on NATS here.  See the ad for this bike on WERA here.


Sport Bikes For Sale June 29, 2010 posted by


Okay these bikes are pretty rare, I believe only 535 made in ’79 but we seem to have listed quite a few of these in the past several months which is really, well…weird!  Anyway 1979 (Van Halen rocks!), I was working at a Honda/Suzuki dealer and we just got in two of these gems. Both were already pre-sold, one to our lead service tech and one to our Suzuki sales guys (who just happens to be the GM of Yamaha for the US today, wazz-up Bob?). I remember uncrating them and we were blown away by the small cafe fairing because at the time it just meant, “total race bike” and no other Japanese bike had it.

This ones a bit  “cosmetically” challenged but it looks to be all there which is a huge plus. I just love these bikes and really believe they will be an even greater collector’s item given a bit more time. Cooley won the AMA Superbike Class on the Yoshimira Suzuki GS1000 and this bike is the “replica” version. Located in Columbus Ohio on EBay with 3 days left and a starting bid of $2500. Click “” to jump back into 1979 folks.

The ad reads:

1979 “Wes Cooley Replica”, Restorable Condition,  Made only in 1979 and 1980,  1979 cam with the 140 MPH Speedo

Bike is Very Complete !,  This is a very simple restoration,   and the following are the thing that need replaced or Attention:

Front brake lever is bent,  and needs Replaced,  Knob missing from Clock Set Screw and head light “ON” switch.

Missing Underneath Seat Pan Trim  (plastic White Painted Trim,  shown in pics,  but was off of the 1980 GS1000ST).

The bike also needs the air box Cover and mounting screw,  Several of the Screws,  Bolts, Washers and Fasteners

Need to be replaced with OEM original or aftermarket,  and there are a few of the above that are missing !

Fairing is in need of Minor Repair an has a Real bad Paint Job.

Right Rear Exhaust Pipe has a few scratches, And a small dent at the end.

Gas Tank Has Been Dented on both Sides,  Left Side Worst than the Right Side.

Carb’s Need Sinked, And  the bike needs Detailed. I Have a grab rail for the seat, but it is just not installed.

(Tank, Tail, Fairing and front fender Need Re-painted to bring this limited Edition back to it’s original glory) .

The paint and stripe work will cost about 600.00,  I spent over 500.00 in parts and 600.00 in labor,  New parts are:

New Keys, Battery, Turn Signals, NOS Seat Cover, Starter Clutch, Front brake Switch, New Oil and Filter,  Brakes have been Bled,

Had the Carb’s Rebuilt,  Bike Starts Up Very easy,  No Smoke,   Ran it around the Block a few times,   Runs Good !

Tires are in Very good shape,  Not bad for a bike that has not been Ridden or started for over 10 Years. 

At a $2500 starting bid that seems real reasonable, the bike is definitely a great candidate for having a perfectly restored Wes “I’m so cool” Cooley Replica, bid it up and be the first on your block, you won’t be sorry!

Ciao for now…Jay

Sport Bikes For Sale June 29, 2010 posted by

Drop the 7: GSXR50 (GAG50) On Ebay

Drop the 7:  GSXR50 (GAG50) On Ebay

Here is another one for all you GAG addicts.  Sounds like a disease to me.  This looks like another pretty clean example.  It isn’t showroom new but it has relatively low miles and the seller is including a few spares.  Thankfully it is also in traditional GSXR colors and not some of those crazy home market paint schemes  (see below).

From the auction:

Here we have an 87 Japanese grey market bike. It differs from the American version as this one can probably be made street legal as it has blinkers and a horn. I purchased the bike from a mini bike collector a couple of years ago, and it has been sitting in my house ever since. This bike is in very good condition. All the plastic is in excellent condition with no cracks or signs that it has ever been wrecked. The seat’s in great shape. No cracks in the bubble. All of the lights, turn signals, and horn work. The bike starts and runs fine with me on it. I weigh 230 pounds and live at over 7,000 feet elevation. The bike has 4,815 kilometers on it which is 2,991 miles.

The only things that this bike needs are tires, chain sprockets, and fork seals which I have included in the auction.

The bike does not have a title but will come with a bill of sale. The bike is located in Santa Fe, NM

And some pictures for your GAG fix:

The auction is underway and the seller is teasing you with a low $1 starting price.  As you would expect though a reserve is on the bike.  I’ve followed a couple clean GSXR50’s and YSR50’s (with titles) that were priced around $3000 to $3500 and they did not sell.  As you know though, with bikes you don’t see everyday sometimes you just have to pay to play. .

Would this brochure make you want to buy a GSXR50? 


Bimota June 29, 2010 posted by

Final Edition: 1997 Bimota DB2 EF on Ebay

Final Edition:  1997 Bimota DB2 EF on Ebay

It just doesn’t get much more Italian than this.  A tried and true Ducati engine in a hand built frame with quality components from front to back.  As the seller states, this is one of 100 DB2 EF’s built.  It is also one of just 75 with a full fairing.  As is usual with these bikes, the mileage is at a minimum:  1402 miles.  Basically the seller has completed the break in for you. 

Here is what the seller has to say about the bike:

“Limited Edition, Exclusive, Unique,” How many overused adjectives can be used to describe something that is truly available to very few. In the more then 30 years of it’s existence, Bemota has produced fewer then 12,000 finely honed racing and street motorcycles, roughly the number of motorcycles Honda Manufacturing would produce in 2 days. The Bemota DB2 EF is one of a production run of only 100 and the engraved pewter tank plaque notes this as the third built of that 100 unit production run.

“Edizione Finale” the final edition of the DB2 is powered by a 904 cc desmodromic valve Ducati engine, similar to the Ducati Monster 900cc engine but with carburetors. The intention being to produce a machine with the hart and sole of a pure race bike but with the manors of a civilized street motorcycle.

Suspension is uncompromised with Paioli 41 mm front forks, custom cast with the Bimota logo on the slider axel lug and single Ohlins rear shock. Brakes are twin disk floating Brembo in front and a single disc Brembo in the rear. The frame of small diameter tubes is reminiscent of a birdcage Masserati with billet triple clamps that are a work of art unto themselves. The signature of Massimo Tamburini, the godfather of the finest modern MV Agusta’s and Ducati’s is clear, as it should be for his role as one of the key founders of Bemota

The bidding is quite active already on this one with quite a few days left in the auction.  As of this writing the bike was at $9000.   As of late, a lot of the more expensive bikes have not been meeting reserves on Ebay.  Now I don’t know if it is the economy creeping in or sellers with unreasonable reserves.   Maybe this will be one of the bikes breaking the trend.  If your garage is needing a Bimota in it, then it is time to  .


Quick Spot June 29, 2010 posted by

1989 YAMAHA FZR 1000

1989 YAMAHA FZR 1000 for sale with super low miles!!!

Location: Detroit, MI area
Price: $3750
Mileage: 5152 original miles

I stumbled across this one just by chance this morning while looking for something else and I just couldn’t help myself- so here it is.

These were bad ass back in the day and I would venture to say they can still hold their own with today’s bikes. The 1989 FZR1000’s were much improved over the 1988 versions. One of the more noticeable differences was the addition of a 5.5″ x 17″ rear wheel. The 88’s used a FZR 400 sized 4.5″ x 18″ rear wheel and as you can imagine were no match for the 1000cc 145hp monster motor.

There is a ton of information regarding the FZR1000’s located here so be sure and check it out. This one looks like a true survivor.

Factory pearl white paint with red/blue/black graphics and stripes. Get a bike that nobody else has! Not many around like this, anymore.

Near Excellent ORIGINAL STOCK condition, a few scrapes on side LH plastic body panel becasue it fell over once or twice.
The RH has some scratches from the metal lugs on work boots rubbing on it.
No cracks in farings. There are 3 or 4 small paint chips on the gas tank, but no dents.
Some of the white paint is flaking off the rims. Rims could use a paint job.
Original windscreen is clear with original factory decal. Has some stress cracks from vibration but not noticeable.
I am the 3rd owner and always adult owned. Bike has been in storage since 2004.
The only thing on this bike that is not stock is a brand new K&N Perforamce air filter element.
Brand new battery this year. New factory Yamaha fuel petcock and strainer (old one was leaking).
Seat is in perfect shape. One tiny stress split on the vinyl underneath and you cannot see it.

Updated link 7.7.2010: Check it out here



Exclusive June 28, 2010 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 SE MC28 For Sale in California

Our friend and fellow NSR250 enthusiast, Nathan, has written back to us to let us know that he is letting go of one his bikes. As always we’re flattered when readers think of us, especially with such nice hardware as this.

1995 Honda NSR250 SE For Sale

If you’ve come this far you probably know exactly what an NSR250 SE MC28 is, but if not, here are some quick comments from this website Nathan refers to regarding NSR250 history:

On November 11, 1993 the all new MC28 model NSR went on sale in Japan as a 1994 model. It was completely different than previous models and changed peoples thinking about two stroke technology. The new Proarm NSR’s as they became known in Japan were the ultimate 250 bike for the street. They had PGM IV technology which allowed more accurate1994 NSR 250 R – 57K for more control of the carbs, smooth operation and perfect driving manners unlike past two stroke bikes. The all new Memory card replaced the standard key and made de-restricting the bikes very difficult. The 1994 lineup saw three types of NSR’s for sale once again. There was the standard 250R type model in fighting red and Ross white. They were sold with a regular wet type clutch and non adjustable suspension. They were priced at 680,000 Yen. 1994 NSR 250 SE – 58K for full imageThe SE model was priced at 720,000 Yen and came with the fully adjustable suspension front and rear made by Showa plus the dry clutch and different colored front disc rotors. SE colors were the same as the standard R type in fighting red and Ross white but were marked SE and the NSR logo was in bright yellow. SE models also were sold in blue and white with orange accents and also were marked SE but the NSR logo was white.

If interested, contact Nathan directly at: 714 833 4993

quote from his eBay listing:

Super RARE 1995 Honda NSR SE 250 or also known as a (MC-28) It has a CA plate and registration which is very hard to get on these so it’s ready for the streets. It has very low miles 5418 KM which = 3366 miles only!! These are actual factory farings not repainted after market china knock offs this bike is in amazing condition considering the age of this bike!! The whole bike is still stock except the turn signals in the rear have been taken off and now work with the rear brake lights!! also just put on brand new tires so this thing is 100% ready to go!!

Hi-Res Gallery Exclusive to RSBFS:

With only some 3400 miles, this bike is barely even broken in — not to mention Nathan prefers his bikes only one way: spotless! I expect this bike is worth a look if it’s passed his criteria.

Good luck with the sale Nathan!


Bimota June 28, 2010 posted by

Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale

A collector and friend of RSBFS is thinning the herd and offering the following fantastic homologation specials for sale {please kneel}:

Get the goods on each bike below:

1992 Ducati 851 For Sale Very Low Miles

1992 Ducati 851 with Less Than 2000 Miles!

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

All original -except for the addition of the booming Gi.Co.Moto twin pipes for that wonderful “Sound of Thunder” music from the Desmo V-Twin engine.

1988 Bimota YB6 For Sale Perfect Condition

1988 Bimota YB6

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

A beautiful old school collector for the Bimota enthusiasts.

Yamaha 1000cc engine with Keihin flat-slide carbs
(oh….this one will scoot alright!!).

Growls like a mean-ass junk yard dog.

1988 Bimota YB4E.I. For Sale

1988 Bimota YB4E.I.

Comments from the seller:

Take a look at this sexy thing……probably my favorite Bimota of all time. This thing is such a work of art. The 1988 YB4E.I. model released after Bimota took the last ever TT-F1 title in ’87.

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 For Sale

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 raced by Damon Buckmaster (AUS). YEC factory kit EVERYTHING from frame to swingarm to bracing to chassis to radiator to engine and every part on it. Adjustable swingarm pivot, steering stem, ride heights, etc.

Stroker 1080cc full-on SuperBike factory engine and every special YEC Kit factory item from the Yamaha WSBK team. 190hp and the best SBK chassis available back when Superbikes were Superbikes (and not warmed-over street bikes). This thing is light and goes like a missile.

The R7-1 was actually BANNED from AMA competition after it laid waste to the Formula Extreme class back in the days before the AMA series scuttled the class because the FX bikes were faster than the 750cc SuperBike Class (headliner) machines.

Have a ton of the press articles on the bike from magazines (and web
magazines) of the day.

{Still kneeling right?}

Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 For Sale

Yamaha FZR750R OW01

Comments from the seller:

Beautiful condition, all original with 2,700 miles. Only 200 of these produced and they’re getting harder
and harder to find here in the States.

Honda RC30 VFR750 For Sale

Honda RC30 VFR750R

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Wonderfully clean example with only 2,950 miles on the odometer. All original and unmolested condition.
Has all the manuals and tool kits and everything else it came with from the factory.

Honda RC45 RVF750 For Sale

Honda RC45 RVF750

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Very clean example with 6,975 miles on it. Has the HRC PGM wire modification done to it (more HP)
and has a aftermarket exhaust canister installed for a little more of that V-4 sound.

Bimota Vdue For Sale

Bimota Vdue

Comments from the seller:

Still in all original condition. 360 kilometers. Has the usual Vdue “issues” with the engine fueling -but can be sorted out.
(I’ve got another bike exactly the same that has been sorted and runs great.) This bike has stayed in original condition
though and has not had any modifications done to it.

So here’s my question: How do you choose? This is my favorite era of SportBike and seeing a collection like this is exactly what I’d like to have in my own stable some day. It would be like that corner spot in the Barber Motorsports Museum with all the great ones:

Interested parties better hurry because come Thursday after my $175mil PowerBall lotto ticket hits, I’m just going to buy them all!

If you have questions about the model specifications or history, or just want to chat about the collection, please post a comment below — the whole RSBFS team is going to keep an eye on this thread and will be happy to answer questions! Qualified buyers, I am acting as a proxy for the seller. Please send your inquires to for additional details.


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