Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ducati March 23, 2013 posted by

1991 Ducati 851 Superbike with just 8200 Miles

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"2 experienced adult owners" + "Never down, raced or abused" + "Always stored indoors" = the 851 you want. Plus I'll bet that Staintune exhaust sounds absolutely awesome. I usually prefer the later body work on the 851/888, but this really looks tight to me.

1991 Ducati 851 For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

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Always stored indoors. 2 experienced adult owners.

Clear and clean California title and current DMV.

Street driven. Never down, raced or abused. No damage or excessive wear.

Excellent paint and frame. Current on maintenance. Runs and rides great.

Almost completely stock except for upgraded brake lines and exhaust pipes.

Ducati owners will be proud to add this bike to their collection.

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Honda March 23, 2013 posted by

1993 Honda CBR900RR in White, Red, Blue

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Here's a solid rider example of a 900RR survivor in what has to be said is the most desired colors for the first year Fireblade. There are some nicks in the lowers but aside from some aftermarket markers and chopped rear fender, this bike is very complete. It has some appropriate period correct modifications as well. The current bid is in the low $2k's reserve not met and it wears a $5000 buy-it-now.

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1993 Honda CBR900RR For Sale on eBay

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from the seller (converted to lowercase to save your eyes):

93 CBR 900 RR FIREBLADE, LOW MILES, 15588 MILES, CLEAR CA. TITLE, PAINT IN GREAT SHAPE, MANY UPGRADES, YOSHIMURA EXHAUST, YOSHIMURA REARSETS, FOX RACING UPGRADED SHOCK W/PIGGY BACK RESERVOIR, WP STEERING DAMPER, ONTARIO MOTO TECH TOP TRIPLE TREE, STEEL BRAIDED BRAKE LINES, TIRES 85% THREAD, UPGRADED RIDER AND PASSENGER SEAT UPHOLSTERED TO MATCH THE RED/WHITE/BLUE CLASSIC HONDA PAINT SCHEME FROM THAT ERA.

THIS BIKE IS READY FOR A NEW OWNER, NEED ROOM FOR OTHER PROJECTS.

VERY MINOR SCRATCHES ON LOWER RIGHT FAIRING FROM PREVIOUS OWNER (SEE PICTURE), SHIFTER BOLT FROM YOSHI REARSET LOST AND REPLACED WITH ALLEN BOLT.

BIKE IS FOR SALE LOCALLY AND MILEAGE MAY INCREASE BUT NOT BY MUCH, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION AT ANY TIME IF SOLD TO LOCAL BUYER.

PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE BEFORE YOU BUY THIS BIKE, NOT AFTER, I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER THEM IN A TIMELY MANNER, IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS BIKE PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND I WILL CALL YOU BACK.

I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT IF POSSIBLE, YOU OR SOMEONE YOU TRUST IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA COMES AND INSPECTS THE BIKE IN PERSON BEFORE YOU BUY TO AVOID ANY SURPRISES, THIS IS A 20 YR OLD MOTORCYCLE AND HAS A FEW LIGHT SCRATCHES YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A BIKE THIS VINTAGE, I TRIED TO DESCRIBE THIS CBR900RR THE BEST I COULD.

BIKE IS LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES CA. SHIPPING IS ON BUYER BUT I WILL HELP TO HAND BIKE OVER TO YOUR SHIPPING CO.

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Aprilia March 22, 2013 posted by

Red Hot Chili – Aprilia RS 250 (Germany)

Do you fancy your food with a bit extra spices?

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This could be for you:

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A standard RS 250 is itself quite a fast bike, thanks to a super chassis, a lightweight package and enough horses to keep you moving at pace, provided you keep the needle in the last 1/3 of the rpm counter. But if you wanna spicy it up, there it comes the catalogue of Tyga parts (1 set of exhausts thank you very much) and a stage 3 Sport Production Kit to take the capacity to 270cc and the power to about 80hp.

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Now, we all know that 2 strokes have a great potential in power increase with simple tuning (port size increase, bigger carburetors, fatter expansion pipes) but we are also aware that the fine tuning of fuel-air mix in, exhausts out and back pressure waves is a fine art.

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We also know that tuned up smokers can turn in a reliability nightmare if not properly done, or not fed with the right mix of gasoline and fine synthetic oil, or not warmed up properly, etc. etc. So what’s better than a professional to add the spices on your favorite meal ? I mean, a bit of salt is good but too much will kill you right ? Add too much hot peppers and you’ll spend undesired time in the restroom with consequences that will accompany you into the next day as well.

So the seller thought that the “spicy meal” should better be prepared by a professional cook: Fischer FKZ (in Germany) that is.

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A few words from the seller:

"Aprilia RS 250 New Model EZ 04/1998 with SP MOTOR KIT 3 270 CCM + TYGA exhaust.

The engine was completely rebuilt by Fischer, installed and adjusted.
Motorcycle runs great and is visually and technically in a very good condition.
Engine has been run by the book by Fischer and has gone about 930KM.

KIT 3 + displacement increase to 270 CCM about 80HP
Further information at Fischer Automotive
www.tyga.de/250er/tuning.php"

Check it out at this local eBay restaurant in Germany, and hurry up as few days are left and you wouldn't like your meal to get cold...

Aprilia RS 250 stage 3 SP Kit for 6900 $

Claudio

Sport Bikes For Sale March 21, 2013 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP For Sale!

Venice, CA – 24,694mi – $2,325 with Reserve

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It’s always nice to see an older, and well cared for, FZR1000 pop up for sale. It just means that clean examples are not extinct and still around for those love to look at them and ride them. These are some damn good looking bikes. Anyone that knows and loves the older FZR1000’s knows that this is the model to have. Yamaha had redesigned their liter bike, bumping displacement to 1002cc and horsepower up to 145. Now present was the EXUP system which further enhanced the bikes power delivery.

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This bike comes to us from Venice, CA and as evidence by its storage conditions is taken care of. Check out the bikes in the background of this hanger! …and a plane.

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The seller has a lot to say about the bike which I don’t need repeating.

Full history and all documentation from day one comes with this bike. Every receipt this bike ever generated is included. I have the original "pink slip", California certificate of title, and the original purchase order from Simi Valley Cycles where this bike was purchased in June of 1989 for $8,000. I am the second owner of the bike. A divorce forced the sale from the original owner. The previous owner did an amazing job of keeping all service records, organized in a three-inch-thick, three-ring binder. He also kept the original owners manual, and all receipts.

Both original, stock keys are included.

There is a bill of sale from Thousand Oaks Yamaha from March of 1989 for $8,145. That was the 1st FZR 1000 the previous owner purchased, and it unfortunately was promptly stolen from Laguna Seca while he attended the USGP in 1989. So the bike you are bidding on is the bike he purchased from Simi Valley Cycles, to replaced the stolen one. I only mention that because it is rare to purchase a bike from a owner that has owned multiples of the same bike. He owned two FZR 1000. I have owned many.

Condition:

For a bike with 24,694 miles, you wouldn't believe it when you look at the bodywork. The condition of the bike shows a lot of TLC kept this bike looking new. The rear-sets, bar-ends, and turn signals, all the places you look for signs of a tip-over are all clean. The front right signal has a scratch, but not a tip over style scratch. More like something passed by the bike and scratched the signal. The lowers look amazing, there are a few scratches at the absolute bottom that look like they came from a ramp while the bike was being rolled onto the bed of a truck. You can only see them on your hands and knees. The right fork tube has a couple chips at the top of the leg. You can see the scratches in the photos. The paint quality is excellent and bright. The stock pipe is very good, but there are some signs of oxidation in the aluminum. There is also a very light abrasion at the front of the aluminum in the black paint on the weld. It is impossible to tell if it is from a tip over, or from something rubbing against it. But if it did tip over, that is the only sign. The bodywork and bar ends show no signs of a tip over. The tank is amazing and flawless. In the rear, there are abrasion scuffs and very small cracks from the seat where it sits on the rear side panels. Again, you can see the damage in the photos. The only way to see the flaws is by removing the seat. If the seat is in place, it's almost impossible to see the scuffs. Finally, there is a piece of the tinted windshield that was broken off by the airplane's tail while the plane was being parked. If I were keeping it, I would replace the tinted shield with a stock-looking clear screen, but it functions perfectly. The last 3" of the screen on the left side by the mirror is where the screen is broken. The wheels have been powder coated and are in absolute immaculate condition. Finally, the last owner installed an alarm. I have removed the guts of the alarm, however he did put a light on the tail section directly above the tail light. You can see the tiny red lens in the pictures.

All in all, I would say the bodywork is 98%.

The bike starts perfectly, idles perfectly and runs like it's 1989. The oil is fresh, the fluids are recently changed, and the Bridgestone Battlax BT012R's look almost new. The bike is 100% ready to ride.

Model notes:

The 1989 was the second generation of the FZR 1000 series. I also have a 1989 FZR750RR OW-O1, and next to each other, you can see the similarities between the two models. The EXUP in the name describes the header-mounted servo motor that opens and closes depending on throttle position. In the mid-range, the servo motor closes the valve, giving more back pressure, and as a result more mid-range power. As the throttle is opened, the valve is opened and the pipe becomes 100% free flowing.

The OW-O1 is more rare, but if you enjoy twisting your right wrist, the FZR is the bike you're looking for. It starts pulling around 3,000 and pulls hard all the way to it's 11,500 redline.

Like I said before, the second gen FZR1000 is the better of the two and seems to be more sought after. The seller goes to great description in detail a few minor imperfections with the bike, which builds my confidence without seeing it in person. Hell, it even has the stock pipe with its full “EXUP” glory. Hard to find much fault in this bike. If you agree and want to make it yours, then check out the auction here!

-JS

This post dedicated to my biggest fan – Big Tex

Kawasaki March 21, 2013 posted by

They Made Them in Black? (Part 2) 2000 Kawasaki ZX-7R (Germany)

Few days ago we showed a 1990 black Kawa ZX7 (ZXR in EU). Here we have another black Kawa, but this time it is the last in the 750 cc series, a 2000 ZX-7R. This latter evolution of the original ZX series was the most successful on the race tracks with a World Super Bike title in 1993 (ZX-7RR).

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Despite the years on the shoulder of the ZXR project, these bikes kept performing on tracks with high standards for many years. I guess this could be attributed to the fine chassis of the bike that didn’t require major updates, combined to what already in the early 90s, was a top notch motor. Some of the innovations included flat side carburetors, a first sort of slipper clutch (achieved by having different thickness friction plates) and the famous RAM air intake for extra power at high speed.

Commonly available in Europe in Red(front)-Purple(tail):

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or in the more classic Green(front)-Purple(tail):

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this Black version with grey and yellow stickers is a rarity (at least this side of the Atlantic). With 18000 km, 2 previous owners and in original trim condition it seems in a good shape.

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At a price of about 3500 $ it would be a good buy if you are into black motorbikes. It is on sale on eBay in Germany  at the following link:

2000 Kawasaki ZX7-R in Germany

Personally I find the Kawasaki in the traditional green to be a must like a Ducati should be red (with some exceptions... :-)).

Claudio

Honda March 21, 2013 posted by

Wrench And Patience Not Included: Project 1993 Honda NSR 250 SE

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Who is good with puzzles?  I love a good project bike and this certainly looks like one.  If you think you will be pulling up to your local hangout wreaking of Motul by the end of the week, arrow out of this page.  If you don't mind a twist here, a missing part there but the satisfaction of completing a project yourself; well then scroll on down.

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Maybe most importantly, the frame has a title.  That should provide some motivation to get it back together.

 

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If you are serious about this bike I'd make a new friend that knows his NSR's and see if he can gauge what is missing (if anything).  I didn't notice any chambers but the seller says it was a runner before being dismantled. 

 

Here is the story:

TWO STROKE  STREET LEGAL  TITLED  MC21 BIKE .....DISMANTLED FOR CLEANING FOR RESTORATION AND NOT PUT BACK TOGETHER AS I FOUND A COMPLETED BIKE ,,THIS IS A CHANCE YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON THE INCREASINGLY RARE HONDA NSR 250..OF WHICH THIS IS THE SPECIAL EDITION DRY CLUTCH MODEL.....SOLD AS IS ..FRAME STRAIGHT WITH SE REAR WHEEL, PMG111 COMPUTER ,STEEL BRAIDED BREAKLINES ,,BEET REARSETS.AND .WHATEVER PARTS ARE FOR THE BIKE I HAVE IVE TRIED TO PICTURE IF THERES ANYTHING ELSE I FIND ILL THROW THEM IN TOO ..BIKE WAS A RUNNER BEFORE IT WAS DISMANTLED .

 

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I can't tell if that is OEM bodywork or aftermarket but factor in the cost of paint if you don't like black.  I'd factor in the cost of a total engine rebuild as well, since it is totally apart.  Consider it peace of mind.

 

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This one is all about price and patience.  Can you get it for the right price and do you have the patience to put it back together?

 

Click here for the auction.

 

 

Ian

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