Monthly Archives: August 2010

Honda August 31, 2010 posted by

Ready For The Street- Rare NSR80 On Ebay

Ready For The Street- Rare NSR80 On Ebay

How can one of these not be fun?  Anyone remember riding an 80cc dirt bike around when they were a kid?  Yeah, you get the idea,  this is a ticket waiting to happen.  Not because of out right speed but just the shear hooligan factor.  Some even say these bikes are a good way to improve your riding/racing skills.  Maybe but I bet most of us would just be pretending we are Michael Doohan ripping around the neighborhood and pissing off neighbors.  From what I can tell by the pictures this thing looks bone stock.  It is ready to be added to your prized collection or ripe for tinkering with to see what kind of power you can get out of that little cylinder.

From the auction:

Up for auction is one of my most prized toys. It's an almost perfect 1998 Honda NSR80. This bike was never available in the US market and indeed is a rare find here. As you can see from the license plate it is completly street legal. For the past few years I have not put it on the road due to other interests. ( it has been stored inside my house out of the elements)The bike is in near mint condition with only some minor scratches on the tail and the decal on the lower left fairing. The pics really speak for themselves. The speedometer reads in kilometers so the 3800 is actually less in miles. Any questions just ask.  


Now you know you have to pay to play.  The bike has a buy it now price of $3900.  Of course that is high for a small bike but you aren't paying for cc's.  You are paying for a bike that was never imported here, is immaculate, has low miles/kms and is titled.  Is it worth it?  Depends on how much you like little bikes and how badly you want to be the coolest guy in the neighborhood.  YSR's beware! 

I've posted this video before but it is worth watching again if you are into these bikes.  It shows all the paint schemes over the years.  As you can tell they didn't change much from year to year.  Basically pick the paint job that appeals to you and lay down your money.


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 31, 2010 posted by

1974 Yamaha TZ250A Freshly Restored In Washington State

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This is a freshly restored TZ250A from Washington on eBay!

Bike:  1974 Yamaha TZ250A

Location:  Camano Island, Washington

This TZ250A comes to us from the same seller who is parting with his RG500.  They appear to be liquidating quite the desirable motorcycle collection and I wouldn't hesitate adding them to your favorite sellers list.

This TZ250 has been completely gone through with a fresh engine rebuild, new bodywork/paint, NOS rear shock, redone expansion chambers and a redone tank.  A small spares package is included.  This A model looks perfect with it's wire wheels and large disc breaks, which were changed for discs on the C variant.  This should definitely be considered if you're looking for a TZ to vintage race or just add to the collection.  See the other TZ250's that have crossed our desks here.  See this bike on eBay with a $10k opening bid.


Honda August 31, 2010 posted by

Rare Honda NS400R-3 Cylinders-No Valves

Rare Honda NS400R-3 Cylinders-No Valves

The Honda NS400R;  probably the rarest of the big two strokes and also probably the least popular.  The big Honda just didn't have the allure of the RG or RZ of the same time period.  I think Honda kind of shot itself in the foot by limiting the bike to 400cc's where the RG and RZ where both a full 500cc for the export markets.  In general I think the NS400R suffered from the impression that  it was a little soft.  True or not I think that Honda didn't quite make the bike as "racey" as the RG or RZ.  Honda haters claim Honda was never were really into building two strokes and eventually killed them by being the leader in switching to four stroke technology.   Damn you Honda! 

This particular bike is a clean but well used example.  It has just over 29,00 kms on the  clocks.  Not a problem for a well maintained bike but woth noting.  It also is sporting a nice set of Jolly Moto exhausts.  Check below to hear the different exhaust notes of a stock NS and an unplugged one.  The bike is located in Canada where they were legally imported.  It should have a Canadian title but you will have to work you magic here in the states.  The seller did list the VIN on the bike and it is a 17 digit VIN.  Just thought you might like to know. 

Not much in the way of details from the ad:

Extremely rare 2 stroke 3 cylinder Moto GP replica in original colors with Jolly Moto pipes (stock available). Looks, runs, and sounds great. Certified and just tuned up. ONLY 29,167 KM. Plus tax and license.

The good stuff:

The seller has the listing set as a classified ad.  He is asking approximately $6100 but he is also taking offers.   Make the man an offer and get another two stroke down here where they should have been years ago.  Be sure to swing by your local Honda dealership and belittle them for killing two strokes (I'm just having a little fun)!  


Wow, turn up your speakers and compare the sounds of these two clips.  Honda really plugged up the stock NS400R.

And how it should sound. I must say, it is a pretty bike in the old Rothmans colors.


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 30, 2010 posted by

1981 Suzuki RG500-VI On eBay!

This is a draw dropping RGB500MK6 on eBay!

Bike:  1981 Suzuki RGB500MK6

Location:  Camano Island, Washington

If you're into motorcycles, it doesn't get much more serious than this!  According to the seller, this bike was purchased new from Heron Suzuki in 1981 and run at Daytona & other U.S. National events.  It'd be nice to know more details but, I'm sure you can contact the seller and he could speak of this bike's history for sometime.  This bike has just been fully restored using all OEM parts and comes with an extensive spares package.  This bike has been restored to Heron Suzuki GP colors and looks fantastic.

This bike looks ready to go and hopefully the spares package can make it feasible (22 pistons included!) to run the bike at an event or two through out the year.  Unfortunately, I do not know the market on these big Suzuki's but, the asking price of $50,000USD doesn't sound completely unrealistic based on condition but, I'm sure the history will play into it's value depending on who has ridden it.  If you can provide any insight into historic values of the RG/RGB series, we'd love to hear from you!  See the RGB500 that Doug posted previously that had a $60k B.I.N. here.  See the seller's TZ250A on eBay here, too.  See this RG500 on eBay .


Sport Bikes For Sale August 30, 2010 posted by

Original Condition And Titled RZ500 For The Taking

1985 Yamaha RZ-500

Original Condition And Titled RZ500 For The Taking

Ok RZ fans, this is one of those bikes.  If you have been waiting for an original condition RZ5oo to come along, take a look at this.  RZ500's pop up for sale on a semi regular basis but ones that have not been tinkered with are a rare find indeed.  From the sound of it, this one has only had a set of aftermarket pipes installed and the jetting to go along with it.  You really have to look a the pictures.  This thing is 25 years old and look just look at those pictures with the bodywork off.  Clean as a whistle.  The bike only has 10,665 miles/kms (not sure which) as well.  The seller states that he is only the second owner of the bike and didn't ride it much.  I believe him, the pictures don't lie.

A thing of beauty:

Auction details:

This is the pride of my collection.  Clean Clear Legal New York state title in my name.  I have owned this RZ for a decade, and it spent most of its time just collecting dust.  This Spring I did all the service work to ride her this year but a leg operation ended that.  Service included: fork seals and carbs, air filter, brakes and fluid (front) and new tires.  Yes, the oil injection is working and other than the Spec 10 exhaust and jets, this RZ is 100% original, NOT a repaint, NOT restored!  YES, all lights and electronic work perfectly!  You can ride this bike anywhere!  Please look closely at all the pictures and watch BOTH VIDEOS to see what you are bidding on.  The TEST RIDE VIDEO demonstrates just how good (and fast) my bike runs.  I don't need to tell you how rare this bike is and what it is worth.  I am not giving it away and you may call me  with your questions.  Shipping is at buyer’s expense.

As he states in the text be sure to link on over and see the videos he has included in the auction.  I know some clean/low mile RG's have gone for over $10,000 lately.  I would assume this would fetch a similar price.  I would assume even with a saturated bike market this RZ will still command a high price.  You simply don't find 25 year old bikes that have not been modified or molested.  To top it off it is a titled 4 cylinder two stroke!  Enough said.  Get the check book out, break out the credit card, sell the stock and jump on over and .


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]


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