Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sport Bikes For Sale February 16, 2011 posted by

Screaming Good Time: 1994 YAMAHA TZ125

Screaming Good Time:  1994 YAMAHA TZ125

 Here is something a little different for anyone shopping for a fun track bike.  Although TZ250’s are regulars at the track, not so for its’ little brother.  Most everyone seriously racing a 125 is on a Honda RS125.  Most of us mortals aren’t that serious about racing and are just looking for a good thrill at the track.  I would think this TZ125 would do the job quite nicely.

What does this photo say to you?  To me it says ease of maintenance and low cost.  If you haven’t owned two strokes they may seem a bit mysterious and complicated.  The way the expansion chamber charges the engine is mysterious but other than that they are very simple machines with much fewer parts than a comparable four.  Fewer parts means less to buy, so more money in Joe RSBFS readers pocket.

Mmmm, nice spares kit.  Read on for all the details:

 THIS IS A VERY NICE PURPOSE BUILT PRODUCTION ROAD RACER, SIMILAR TO THE HONDA RS125,  A GREAT STARTER BIKE FOR ROAD RACING AND STILL COMPETITIVE IN AHRMA SOUND OF SINGLES RACING – ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE OF MOST OTHER OPTIONS…

RUNS GREAT…

HAS NOT BEEN RIDDEN COMPETITIVELY FOR OVER 10 YEARS (I BOUGHT IT FOR MY COLLECTION, AND HAVEN’T HAD THE TIME TO USE IT), AND THE PREVIOUS OWNER WAS AN OLDER RIDER WHO USED IT ONLY FOR TRACK DAYS FOR 7-8 YEARS…GREAT FUN TO RIDE; IF YOU’VE NOT RIDDEN A SMALL PRODUCTION ROAD RACER, YOU’LL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE AND NIMBLE HANDLING…

MANY SPARES COME WITH IT…

        FACTORY SPARES KIT

          MANY 1996 UPDATES (C/O PREVIOUS OWNER)

          SOME OF THE SPARES INCLUDE:  SWINGARM STAND, REAR SHOCK, MUFFLERS, PISTONS, RINGS, PLUGS, GASKETS, JETTING, FORK SPRINGS,  FRONT BRAKE CALIPER AND ROTOR,  ASSORTED GEARING, PETCOCK, FOOTPEGS, PIPES, CABLES, THROTTLE PARTS, POWER JET, CYLINDERS, CRANKSHAFT ASSEMBLY,  FORK SEALS, AND MANY OTHER ASSORTED SMALL PARTS…PLEASE SEE PHOTOS

THERE ARE SOME COSMETIC BLEMISHES ON THE FAIRING/TANK, AND A CRACK ON THE FIBERGLASS

OTHER PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST…AND, OTHERS CAN BE TAKEN…

DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE WITHIN ABOUT1500 MILES FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE COST OF FUEL, AND A FEW NIGHTS IN A MODEST/CHEAP MOTEL…

SHIPPING, CRATING, AND DELIVERY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.  PACKAGING SPARES AND DELIVERY TO A SHIPPING AGENT WILL BE $150 (THERE ARE A LOT OF SPARES)…

 

A quick search of the internets revealed people are still trying to squeeze performance out of the tiny TZ.  One option included a new cylinder, head and pipe that allowed the bike to run RS125 pistons.  In other words, “there are ways to waste your money with the TZ”.  This is an Ebay bike and as of this writing there were no takers on the auction.  and see if you can come away with a unique track bike.

This pretty much sums it up. Watch the TZ catch him on brakes.

IK

Moto Guzzi February 15, 2011 posted by

It’s not easy being green: 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

For Sale: 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

You have to hand it to the Italians: They certainly do things their own way. Take this 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport, for example. From the engine-dominated side view, to the voluptous “naked bike” bodywork, to the electric green-paint, this bike practically screams “eclectic designer custom.” Yet this is pretty much factory stock, save for a few added tidbits. All in all, this bike is a very interesting package.

View from the rear. Top section of tail can be removed to reveal passenger pillion. Can anybody make a bike’s plastic flow quite like the Italians?

From the seller:
2000 MOTO GUZZI V11 Sport, Engine: 90 V-Twin, 4 stroke Cylinders: Aluminum alloy with Gilnisil treatment Pistons: Forged, 2 compression & 1 oil control ring Cooling system: Air cooled Displacement: 1064 cc Bore and stroke: 92 mm x 80 mm Compression ratio: 9.8:1 Valves & operation: 2 overhead valves with light alloy push-rods Maximum power: 91 hp @7800 rpm Maximum torque: 70 ft/lbs @ 6000 rpm Fuel system: Magneti Marelli IAW Multipoint phased sequential fuel injection Starting system: Electric Ignition: Magneti Marelli IAW electronic digital ignition with inductive spark Exhaust system: Steel, 2 tubes connected to 2 steel mufflers Gear box: 6 speed Lubrication: Wet sump, forced oil, cartridge filter Transmission: Primary: helical gears Secondary: shaft drive Clutch: Double discs, dry, with hydraulic command Electrical system: 12 V; 12 V alternator; 14 Ah battery Instruments: Speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer and warning lights Frame: Monobeam frame Trail: 4.05″ (103 mm) Rake: 25 Front suspension: Marzocchi USD fork, 40 mm compression/extension adjustable Front wheel travel: 4.72″ (120mm) Rear suspension: Cantilever swing arm with Sachs Boge mono shock compression/extension/preload adjustable Rear wheel travel: 5.03″ (128 mm) Front brakes: Two Brembo ORO Series stainless steel 320 mm floating discs with 4 piston caliper Rear brakes: Single stainless steel 282 mm fixed disc with Brembo 2 piston caliper Wheels: Brembo spoke light alloy, Front: 3.5″ x 17″ Rear: 5.5″ x 17″ Tires: Front: 120/70 17″ Rear: 180/55 17″ Overall length: 84.64″ (2150 mm) Width: 30.90″ (785 mm) Height: 42.91″ (1090 mm) Seat Height: 31.49″ (800 mm) Ground clearance: 7.00″ (178 mm) Handlebar Height: 36.61″ (930 mm) Wheelbase: 58.66″ (1490 mm) Dry weight: 487.22 lbs (221 Kg) Fuel capacity: 5.81 gallons (22 liters) Reserve: 1.18 gallons (4.5 liters). Add ons: K&N Filters & Mistral Aftermarket Pipes. This bike is one of the most unique around, especially with this rare factory paint scheme. Bike has never been down & is always stored inside.

The seller has done us the favor of listing out the book specs on the bike, but little else. The two known modifications are the pipes and the air filters – both reasonable additions to performance considering the EPA-choked stock items of that era. Otherwise, this appears to be a very clean bike with low miles in a rare color. Given, not everyone likes their bike in fishing-lure green, but you must admit it catches the eye…

Pricing on Guzzis has been hit-or-miss recently. The older bikes have gone up in value, but the newer-generation machines have been flat. This auction started at $2999 – a very fair price – and quickly rose up to $4350, which is still a bargain. There is no reserve on this auction, so some lucky bidder is going home with this beauty. To get in on the fun, click the link and !

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale February 15, 2011 posted by

Smoke ’em if you got ’em: 1984 Yamaha RZ350

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition

For those of you looking for fun on the cheap, here is a nice ’84 RZ350 in classic Kenny Roberts colors. These little bikes are lightweight, offer nimble handling, have decent power, and make all the right noises. Unleash your inner hooligan and cover your tracks with a fog bank of blue smoke!

The RZ350 offered the Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS), which automatically controlled the height of the exhaust port – greatly improving the powerband of this two stroke.

From the seller:
1984 Yellow Kenny Roberts RZ350
Genuine Yamaha fairing 31K all rubber mounted
Toomey Pipes
Toomey air cleaner
Solo seat tail piece
New fuel and oil hoses
Fresh coolant
Less than a thousand miles on new Bridgestone Battlax
Matching engine and frame numbers
Runs great, very fun bike
No dents and just a few minor blemishes
Yellow plated bolts
Clip on handle bars

This has been a great little bike, and I hate to even sell her after all the detailing I have done. It’s time for me to move on my new Sportster. Lower chin cowl has a few small cracks but I think all of them do that have original plastic. That’s is why I have rubber mounted all fairing fasteners. As you can see from the photos this is one clean bike.

This particular bike has quite a few miles (42,000) and a few mods, including the Toomey pipes, a welded crank, clip-ons replacing the original bars, and more. The price for modded RZ’s has not really risen in the past year, and this could prove to be a barrel full of fun at a bargain to some lucky bidder.

The auction is currently at the $2,000 mark with reserve not yet met. I can’t imagine the reserve set much higher than $2,500 on this bike, and it should sell in the $3k-$5k range. For more information or to pick yourself up a fun little gem, click the link and . Good Luck, and may you never kick that smoking habit!

MI

Ducati February 14, 2011 posted by

It’s pouring Ducati 1198s! Second 1198s Corse Edition (#007) in a week!

2010 Ducati 1198s Corse Edition #007 with super low miles

You all know what they say about rain… this is second 1198s Corse Edition that has come up for sale within a week.  As I mentioned in my previous 1198s Corse post, I think the 1198s Corse is one of the best looking newer Ducatis (and no, the Diavel isn’t one of them!) and the brushed aluminum tank is the highlight for the bike.  What’s cool about this particular one compared to the other listed earlier:

-#007 (if you’re a James Bond fan, which I am!)

– even lower mileage (1,176 miles?!)

– a set of tire warmers from Ducati, two Ducati lawn chairs (ooo-er!) , a Ducati EZ up tent (DOUBLE ooo-er!) and a special Ducati titanium Swiss made wrist watch

2010 DUCATI 1198S CORSE SE Special Edition, (#007)… LOW Number!!!  This bike was bought locally at Pandora Motorsports of Chattanooga,TN. The first scheduled maintenance was done at Pandora.. The bike is ADULT owned, Never driven in the rain.. Always garage kept, covered and on a battery tender. Has only 1176miles.. Never taken to track days. Never been laid down. The bike is in perfect shape, no scratches, No dents or any other defects noted.. This bike is pristine shape. I love this bike from the way it looks, to the way it rides and especially the way it sounds..  New this bike retails for $24,995. Included with the bike is the Ducati Rear stand in the pictures, as well as a set of tire warmers from Ducati, two Ducati lawn chairs (see pics), a Ducati EZ up Tent (off course its RED!) [we all know that red tents are the fastest! – ph] and a special Ducati titanium Swiss made wrist watch (see Pics). As well as the factory exhaust and computer, Passenger rear seat, and rear riding pegs..I also have all the manuals, extra key and all paperwork.

I’m a sucker for limited editions and this one ticks all the right boxes for me.  Too bad that a.) I’m cheapskate  b.) I don’t have another $20,000 to spend on bikes (not without serious consequences anwyay), or else I’ll be scheming how to ship this one back to Hong Kong. Come on Powerball!

If you’re not me, then .

ph

Bimota February 14, 2011 posted by

Bargain Bimota! 2nd chance SB6R!

For Sale: 1997 Bimota SB6R

Attention class: School is in session. Open your textbooks to RSBFS’s earlier post on this very bike, a ’97 Bimota SB6R. Note that Ian called out the price as being perhaps a tad on the high side and recommended talking the seller down to more competitive levels. Well, if you didn’t do that, you now have a second chance – and THIS time you will be able to score an honest-to-God BIMOTA for the kind of scratch it takes to purchase an “ordinary” used bike.

Powered buy a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 motor, the SB6R blends Japanese hypercycle horsepower with Italian engineering and style. These bikes originally sold for stratospherically high prices compared to its mass-produced Japanese bretheren, but have recently come down in price. Part of this is due to the fact that production during this era of Bimota was at an all time high – the SB6 is perhaps the least exclusive of the 1990’s Bimota lineup. The pricing on this particular bike is aided by a fair amount of miles 16k, along with the seller experiencing some difficulties on the sales cycle.

From the seller:
1997 Bimota SB6R, orignal owner, always garaged. Milage 16000 estimate .GSXR 1100 motor,. ZESSB6000TR00014. European VIN Number. ***Orignal California Certificate of Title dated 07/14/1997. Orignal Bill of Sale: Bimota UK, Dunragit, Strangaer, Scottland.***OEM Certificate of Newness, Warranty book, Owners manual, with wiring diagrams, complete OEM graphic parts manual with all the bike part numbers , Paioli front fork manual, Olins shock manual. 11,000 Olins shock rebuilt, August 2009 the bike was completely detailed. This included new oil,filter, new air filter, new coolant,new chain, new rear sprocket, new fork seals, new fork oil, new front and rear brake pads, new brake lever, new hydraulic fluid clutch, new Dunlap quailifer tires front and rear, new Brimbo rear brake caliper, new battery. Since August 2009 I have put 2010 miles on the bike.OEM combination Tach and Speedmeter replaced with GSXR750 instrument panel because the OEM tach died and I could not get a replacement. The new Tach works but the speedometer is not hooked up.

Why am I selling the bike. I love it but I am 64 years old and I cannot ride the bike anymore in the sportbike riding position. It has always been garaged, never been in the rain and always have good maintenance.

While this is the second time around on RSBFS, this bike is making its third appearance on eBay, due to buyers backing out. The price as been drastically reduced to a BIN $8,500 OBO, which is about as fair a price range as you can ask for one of these models. Act quickly, and you will be sporting a shiny new red ride just in time for Spring! For more pictures, all of the details, and to score yourself a bargain, click the link and Class closed.

MI

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale February 13, 2011 posted by

1962 Yamaha YDS1R (YDS2R) Restored In Los Angeles

This is a great looking, restored, YDS1R race bike on eBay!

Bike:  1962 Yamaha YDS1R

Miles:  TMU

Price:  $18,500/Offer

Location:  West Los Angeles, California

What makes a bike collectible?  Well, being the first production road racer from a multi-world-championship-winning motorcycle manufacturer can’t hurt.  The YDS1R was Yamaha’s first production road race bike and based strongly on the factory example–and which also lead to the TD1.  The YDS1R was originally a kit intended to be fitted to a stock YDS1, the kit enabled the bike to produce 30hp with a top speed of just over 100mph but was also a serious race bike in terms of maintenance and tuning.  Yamaha later offered the YDS1R as a complete bike and followed it with a YDS2R before finally releasing the TD1.  Read more about the YDS1R here.

The bike for sale here looks to be in outstanding condition with a 1st place trophy from the now defunct Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance.  Here is what else they list in the ad:

Yamaha YDS1R for sale, Very rare Pre TD1 Road racer. Original Asama Road racer Gas tank,
1-1/2″ Yazaki racing tach, complete. ready for show.
Ordani racing brakes, (I have original Brake you can choice)
International shipping available.

I’ll admit, I don’t know a lot about these bikes but based on the date shouldn’t this be a YDS2R?  Any aficionados, please comment and put me straight! See the bike with .

AG

Ducati February 13, 2011 posted by

Mama mia – Limited Edition 2010 Ducati 1198S Corse!

2010 Ducati 1198s Corse Limited Edition with 2,300 miles!

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of the styling on the newer Ducatis, but I have to say that the 1198S Corse Edition looks salivatingly sexy with that brushed aluminum tank and Corse graphics (very simple, but effective) – I mean, just look at that thing!

Well, it just so happens that there’s one for sale on eBay right now. My bad for posting this so late, but there’s still 1 day and 20+ hours to go, so if you’ve been looking for one of these, (and come back to read my babblin’ after you’ve placed a bid)!

2010 Ducati 1198 S 2010 Ducati 1198S Corse Edition in perfect condition – #321, with 2300 miles. Comes standard with full Ohlins suspension, traction control, and larger custom aluminum tank (unique to this year’s bike). The ‘S’ rides on beautiful black 7-spoke lightweight, forged-aluminium, machine-finished wheels by Marchesini. Finally also has the unique Corse graphics treatment not found on any other 1198 bar the R edition costing thousands more!Comes with both original pipes and ECU and the Termignoni exhaust and race ECU! Single Swingarm rearstand also included!

From what I understand, the 1198S Corse Edition differs from the standard 1198s in the following ways:

– larger 18L “factory style” aluminum fuel tank (tank capacity on the 1198S is 15L)
– “race kit”, which includes Termignoni carbon fiber slip-ons, a dedicated ECU, and a Ducati Performance rear paddock stand
– lighter dry weight of 168kg (1198S: 169kg) due to the aluminum fuel tank
– special Corse graphics
– limited edition with numbered plaque on the top triple clamp

I have seen one of these in flesh and I must say they are GOR-JUS! Out of all the newer Ducs, these are pretty darn cool.  And with 170hp on tap, traction control, and an equipment list that reads like a WSBK spec sheet, they are for sure darn good to ride as well.

If you haven’t already placed a bid yet after seeing that first photo, .

ph

Sport Bikes For Sale February 13, 2011 posted by

1982 Suzuki GS KATANA 1000

For Sale: 1982 Suzuki GS KATANA 1000

Times appear to be very good at the moment for those wishing to collect an early 80’s Suzuki Katana. RSBFS staff have posted several of these recently – some in great condition, some not so great condition – after a long dry spell. This particular bike appears to be in excellent, although not completely original, shape.

The Katana was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting public in 1981. These models can be identified by the sliver/black color scheme. In 1982, the bike was resyled in the silver/blue color you see here. Both bikes sported 1000cc, air cooled, two-valve motors – although in subsequent years that was bumped to 1100. This bike is missing the passenger seat strap, sports a Vance & Hines aftermarket exhaust, and appears to have extensive polishing done on the wheels, forks/trees, and engine cases – but otherwise appears stock.

From the seller:
THIS IS THE ORIGINALHISTORY MAKING ICON CAFE RACER FROM THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN ONE TO HAVE FOR YOUR COLLECTION THIS IS THE NICEST EXAMPLE OF AN 82 SUZUKI KATANA 1000 I HAVE SEEN ITS ALL ORIGINAL UN MOLESTED BUT FOR A VANCE AND HINZE EXHAUST AWSOME SOUND RUNS LIKE NEW BRAND NEW DUNLOPS FULLY SERVICED READY TO RIDE OR SHOW CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS I CAN E MAIL YOU A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF IT RUNNING SHIPPING IS UP TO THE BUYER

Whether a 1000cc or an 1100 model, whether a first year or subsequent, these bikes simply turn heads like no other. They are increasingly rare (especially in decent condition), and a great example of a collectable mass-produced bike. Bikes are in demand, and there exists a hungry public. Pricing continues to stay reasonable – for now – but as always, the cleaner bikes will fetch more green.

Most Katanas of this era will bring $5,000 – $6,000 in reasonable condition. This bike is currently at $3k, with the reserve not yet met. This is still bargain country for the ride, and I would recommend you get in early if you want a piece of this one. For more details or to get your bid on, click on the link and . Good Luck!

MI

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