Monthly Archives: March 2013

Yamaha March 5, 2013 posted by

Performance never gets old Part II: 1974 Yamaha TZ750 Factory Racer

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Back in July we brought you this great Yamaha racer from the same seller. Meticulously presented and one year newer, that bike sold for $28,000. Now we have a 1974 model that appears to be up to the same standard. Page through the pictures and start drooling.

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I’m not sure if this would be a living room sculpture or a track day scalpel. Both seem a bit extreme, but since there is zero chance of turning this into a functioning street bike (and after all, why would you want to?) those are your two options. I think it would do a mighty fine job at either.

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From the seller:
Amazingly nice 1974 (first year) Yamaha Factory TZ750A racer
In correct 700cc specification.
Correct Yamaha 4- down exhaust pipes – with NO cracks. NOT reproductions !
Excellent professional paint on OEM Yamaha factory aluminum tank.
(Tank and seat were painted by a superb painter, who is an avid
Yamaha vintage racer. He knows the proper colors and techniques)

You will be proud to display this bike in your living room. I displayed
the bike for years in my professional offices where my clients could admire it.

The engine has been gone through, and the mechanic replaced
anything necessary for proper running. After restoration,
everything was coated with protective grease to
prevent corrosion while on display.

Although the engine has not been started in over 30 years, just this
last month – February – I put oil in the transmission and spun
the engine over. Everything was free, and the engine made
proper sparks at the proper time.

Unusually for a factory racer this age, the bike has the original carburetors,
with the correct “409” designation stamped into the bodies from the factory.
The correct “tuning” parts are in the carbs. (see photo’s)
So, with a little pre-mix and filling with the proper transmission fluid,
the bike should be ready to start and run.

EVERY time I look at this bike, I don’t want to sell it !

The bike will come with a reprint of the Owner’s manual, workshop manual,
parts manual and some “memorabilia” about the bike that I have saved
through the years. I will also include special instructions
on the “first start” of the bike, etc.

Engine number: 409-000176
Frame number: 409-000262(?)
(Hard to read through the powder-coating)

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The seller has done a great job outlining the condition of the bike, and followed that up with numerous pictures. Who doesn’t think this a totally gorgeous piece of kit? And if an ex-GP bike was to be on your bucket list, from what era would you pick? Sure, the 80s and early 90s GP bikes were a bit more showy, but these mid-70s machines just ooze of class.

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Your chance to bid on this GP wonder is Right Now. This auction just began, and the bidding has been very hot and very heavy. Already up to $20,255 with reserve still in place, this beauty has a BIN of $42,500 (!). Jump in now while you still have a chance. You can find all the details and pictures by clicking on the link and jumping over to the auction. Good Luck!

MI

Honda March 5, 2013 posted by

Slightly modded but cool ’85 VF1000R

Location: La Grange, Kentucky   Mileage: 16,900   Price: $4,500

85 VF1000R

Here we have another Honda VR1000R up for grabs on RSBFS. These show up from time to time in various conditions. They are an important bike in Honda’s sportbike history and are a must if you’re a serious Honda collector.

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The power in these units comes from a V-4 that also has a storied history in the Honda line. The dual overhead cam, four valve per cylinder V-4 was the motor in the Interceptor and variations appeared in the mega-bad ass RC30 and has been around all the way to the VFR800. They are great motors.

Here’s the seller’s words-

Rare, clean 1985 Honda VF1000R.  Excellent condition for 28 years old, some dings and scratches.  Galfer s.s. lines all around.  All fluids replaced and serviced.  Daugherty Motorsports F2 wheel conversion, F$i shock, Li Ion Battery.  Michelin Sport Radials.  New EBC pads, new windscreen, new Sunstar chain and sprockets.  Comes with all original equipment and can be converted to stock fairly easily.

Few more pics-

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The seller highlights some of the minor mods including the conversion to F2 rims, which would give you a few more tire choices. The seller also notes that all the original parts are available if you want to convert back to stock. Always a nice option if you want it. Otherwise looks like a nice bike that would still be great to ride!

If you want a VF1000R, you should give this one a look. To do so, make the jump!

-RN

Bimota March 4, 2013 posted by

Italian Treasures: 1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca & 1987 Bimota DB1 W/Corsa Kit

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db left

If you only had money for one, which would you choose?    The seller that brought us the Ducati Santamonica at the end of February has found some other gems in the back of his garage.  Like the Santamonica, these bikes are actually located in Italy but listed on Ebay UK.

 

laguna right

Another fine example of an F1.  The bike is listed with 10,000 KM’s but the seller also mentions a complete restoration.
 
laguna clutch

Hmm, a dry clutch and folding rubber foot pegs.  That just seems like an odd combination to me.

 

laguna carb

 Who has ridden one?  Do they make a lot of intake noise?  Is it the equivalent to a mechanical symphony?

 laguna left rear

 The auction on the Duc is winding down but the reserves has yet to be met.  Check out the auction here.

 

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 Apparently also taking up too much space in his garage is this interesting ‘Corsa’ kitted DB1.  The seller states only two DB1’s were produced in 1087 with this kit.  I could find no mention of the kit on the internets.

It sounds like this is what the kit included:

Engine specs as the Ducati F1 Montjuic: special cammes, special pistons, 41mm Dellortos, 2into1 exhaust, delivered also with road exhaust and double front fairing, race and road/headlight.
Mileage is a scant 2,900 miles.

  db dash db bodywork

Road bike dash but with a pretty race upper.  Who is into the tech on the forks?  Is that whole contraption on top some sort of air bleed off system?

 

db tank

As soon as I saw ‘Corsa’ I thought we had a full on race bike (DB1R) but as you can see from an earlier post on a DB1R Corsa, they are quite different.  If you were curious, there was the DB1, DB1S, DB1SR,  DB1SR Serie Finale and DB1R.  It looks like toal production of all the models combined was under 700.

 

db frame

Nice, simple and tidy.

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No dry clutch here my friends.  That is not not slowing the bidding though.  The bidding has jumped over $21,000 and still not hit the reserve with only a little over a day remaining.  Here is the auction.

 

 

 

Ian

Honda March 4, 2013 posted by

Spring Fever Monday Mailbag [Pepsi RGV, FZR400, VFR750, RZ350]

Good morning and welcome to the first mailbag of March. I titled the post Spring Fever because the number of emails have gone up sharply as the weather starts to taunt us with almost nice weather. Everyone is beginning to shop for a new mount in the stable! Keep us posted with your finds and have a good week,

dc

VFR750 For Sale

Adrian shoots us his great looking 1996 Honda VFR750 with just 16k miles. It’s on eBay and current winning bid is just $2225 with 5 days remaining. Nearly 50 bids so far! Great bike and price so far. Good luck to buyers and sellers.


fzr400 for sale

Donald shoots us his awesome 1988 Yamaha FZR400 that has just 4500 miles. For sale in Massachusetts for only $4500.


Suzuki RGV250 VJ21 For Sale Pepsi

Regular Chris G. spotted this sweet little 1989 RGV 250 VJ21 for $4000 CAD. It is set up for track but seller states he has the street parts too. Nice!


rz350 for sale

Chris sends us this 1984 Yamaha RZ 350 in Alabama for $4200.

Suzuki March 4, 2013 posted by

1992 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 For Sale in California

1992 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale

What better way to wake up than to a really clean RGV250? Especially with those bitchin graphics, AND PLATE! This owner has embraced the look with purple anodized fasteners to boot. This one sounds well sorted as well and has just 2k miles on a rebuilt motor, so you should be good all season long. Bidding is opening at $6500.

1992 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Complete rebuilt motor with 17,2XXKm (10,500 miles) on bike. Every bearing and seal on the motor was replaced with less than 2,000 miles on rebuild. Bike has the following:

· Titled and registered. Pink slip in hand
· Upgraded ECU with 34mm carburetors
· Tyga “side by side” steel exhaust with TZ Mike end cans
· Barnett clutch
· Sprint steering stabilizer
· New EBC front rotors
· Full Galfer steal braided brake lines front and rear

I’m sure I forgotten something, please email with any questions.

Bike is in excellent condition and you won’t be disappointed. Pictures do not do it justice

dc

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Yamaha March 3, 2013 posted by

Ride it like Russel Part 2: 2008 Yamama YZF-R1 Race Bike

2008 Yamaha R1 Scott Russell

This is the second 2008 ex-Scott Russel Yamaha R1 race bike we’ve seen up for grabs, and this one is reportedly the backup bike. The seller gives very little detail and Mike’s questions from the other post regarding the livery still stand. This one has a buy-it-now of $12,500 and a current bid of $7850 reserve not met.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel race bike for sale on eBay

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quote from the seller:

ex Scott Russell R1 FOR SALE
Yamaha Yzf-R1 , only 1x time you can buy a semi factory buildt Yamaha, This Bike was special buildt for Scott Russel in 2008 as backup bike. Engine buildt by JAMIE JAMES PRODUCTIONS and Graves Yamaha, Everything you wish for is on this bike, Incredibly smooth power delivery and outrageous torque for a rush like you ve never experienced.. Be the new proud owner from the HALL OF FAME Mister Daytona Scott Russell back up bike Bike is New condition Turnkey to go to the track . Bike and engine is fully inspected by Roland Stuart former builder for Larry Mc Bride
Ocala FL

dc

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Yamaha March 2, 2013 posted by

Harris Endurance Exotica: 1988 Harris “HARRIBOX” F1 Endurance Yamaha Racebike

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There is no denying that February was a bit of a yawn when it came to rare and interesting sport bikes for sale.  I hope this is a sign of things to come.  I knew as soon as I saw that frame that this wasn’t your average Yamaha YZF or OW.  The seller has an excellent description of the bike so I’ll let him tell the story the rest of the way.  Enjoy the welds!

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NE OF APPROX 50 ALLOY HAND FABRICATED FRAME/SWINGING ARMS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 1987-88.JUST A SWINGING ARM TODAY FROM HARRIS WOULD SET YOU BACK £3500.

THIS PARTICULAR  BIKE WAS FACTORY BUILT  FROM NEW BY HARRIS THEMSELVES.  WITH ALL THE BEST PARTS OF THE DAY AND IS COMPLETELY ORIGINAL BAR A FEW NEW NUTS BOLTS I BELIEVE .

I HAVE OWNED THIS BIKE SINCE 2006 HAVING PURCHASED IT FROM STEVE KENDRICK AT K2 MOTORBIKES IN STOKE ON TRENT .SADLY STEVE  PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY LATE LAST YEAR .IT WAS HIS PERSONAL BIKE AND THE ONLY ONE HE REGRETTED EVER SELLING. THE BIKE HAS SAT IN MY GARAGE SINCE 2006 AND IT WAS ONLY IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS I HAVE FOUND THE TIME TO SPEND SOME TIME RE-COMMISSIONING IT.

HARRIS AND TEAM MCN (HOWARD LEES RACING IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY) SPONSERED BY P@O FERRIES  ENTERED A SIMILAR SPEC BIKE IN THE 1988 WORLD ENDURANCE RACE SERIES OBVIOUSLY WITH A 750 ENGINE. RACED BY PAUL “ANGRY ANT” LEWIS AND MATT OXLEY.MY BIKE MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT A YEAR LATER IN 1989 ASITS FORKS ARE STAMPED” OWO1 “HAS A TUNED 1040 FZR  3GM EXUP ENGINE .DYNO SHEET FOR 138BHP@REARWHEEL. 76LB FT TORQUE. ENGINE VAPOUR BLASTED AND SPRAYED MATT GREY.ALL NEW STAINLESS ALLEN HEADED BOLTS THROUGHOUT BIKE.

 

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HARRIS BILLET YOKES

FRONT SUSPENSION USD WHITE POWER ROMA SUPERBIKE FORKS STAMPED “OWO1” REBUILT BY K -TEC

REAR SHOCK WHITE POWER WITH REMOTE RESERVOIR .STILL  NEEDS NEW OIL AND REGASSING AS I STRIPPED IT TO RE FURB SPRING AND FIT NEW BRAIDED HOSE .(WILL SEND TO K TECH TO SERVICE AND RE-GAS)

REAR SUSPENSION LINKAGES ARE ROSE JOINTED AND FULLY ADJUSTABLE FOR RIDE HEIGHT

EARLY STYLE AP FRONT 4 POT CALIPERS WITH AP FLOATING DISCS. AP BRAKE/CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER/BRAKE LEVERS.BRAIDED HOSES THROUGHOUT

MAGNESIUM TECHNOMAGNESIO 17″ FRONT WHEEL 3.2 KG(BARE WITHOUT BEARINGS)REFURBISHED

MAGNESIUM TECHNOMAGNESIO 18″ REAR WHEEL 3.6 KG (NOT FITTED)REFURBISHED

HAD 17″ FIREBLADE REAR FITTED WHEN I BOUGHT THE BIKE OBVIOUSLY TO ALLOW MODERN RUBBER. BIKE HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN RACED IN ITS LIFE AS EVERYTHING IS LOCKWIRED .BUT I HAVE NO

NEW BEARING FITTED TO WHEELS

ORIGINAL ALLOY ENDURANCE TANK WITH HARRIS RACE FILLER AND GLASS FIBRE TANK COVER

ORIGINAL HARRIS RACE FAIRING FITTED (BRAND NEW  OLD STOCK ) MADE IN GLASSFIBRE WEAVE NOT STRAND. SEE UNPAINTED FAIRING ON BIKE.ALSO BRAND NEW SCREEN

ORIGINAL SEAT UNIT

ALSO COMES WITH YZF750 FAIRING PAINTED IN RED/BLACK.

 

 

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IN A BRIEF CONVERSATION WITH STEVE HARRIS LAST YEAR HE SAYS THIS BIKE WAS PROBABLY BUILT FOR THE AMERICAN ARTIST PHIL HALE.  HE NEVER REGISTERED IT .IT WASN,T  UNTIL 1991 THAT IT WAS REGISTERED AND IS ON A Q PLATE.

I,VE BEEN TOLD ITS POSSIBLE  TO GET  AN AGE RELATED PLATE ISSUED . I THINK ITS BETTER LEFT ON   A “Q” PLATE IF ITS GOING TO BE USED ON THE ROAD AS THE  MOT REGULATIONS ARE PRE 1972 . IT HAS THE ORIGINAL HARRIS 4-1 RACE PIPE(BLASTED AND PAINTED) WITH A PHASE ONE STRAIGHT THROUGH END CAN

BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SPEC  OHLINS DAMPER AND HARRIS FORK MOUNTING BRACKET.

I ALSO HAVE A FULLY STRIPPED AND REBUILT ZERO MILES 1040 RU ENGINE WITH BALANCED CRANK/RODS .CYLINDER HEAD PORTED NEW MAINS ETC RESHIMMED VALVES .ALL THIS WORK WAS DONE BY YAMAHA ENGINE SPECIALIST PETE BEALE. WITH  INVOICE FOR £1035.00. EXCLUDING 1040 KIT WHICH WAS SOURCED SEPARATLY

ALSO HAVE KEIHIN 43MM FLATSIDE CARBS WITH TPS.SPACED FOR FZR.NOT ON BIKE (JUST HAD THEM ULTRASONICALLY CLEANED TOGETHER WITH CV CARBS PRESENTLY ON BIKE

BIKE HAS JUST UNDERGONE A 3 MONTH COMPLETE STRIP DOWN /INSPECTION.RE-POLISHING FRAME /  /NEW BEARINGS .STAINLESS ALLEN HEADED BOLTS .ELECTRICAL LOOM  ETC

BIKE WAS LAST MOT,D IN 2006 ON A DAY TIME MOT

I HAVE JUST FINISHED RE-MAKING THE RACE WIRING LOOM BOUND IN CLOTH TAPE SO IT IS NOW DONE PROPERLY.

I ALSO HAVE A BRAND NEW GENUINE YAMAHA FZR1000 LOOM AND SWITCHGEAR IF SOMEONE WANTS TO FIT .INDICATORS ETC COST £250

ALSO ORIGINAL NEW TWINHEADLIGHTS AS USED BY THE RACE TEAM . BOUGHT FROM HARRIS £100

BIKE NEEDS PAINTING IN EITHER TEAM MCN /HARRIS/P@O COLOURS OR THE COLOURS OF THE SPONSER “TONIC SHAMPOO” (ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD AS ITS JUST BLACK AND WHITE) WHEN THEY DID THE SUZUKA 8 HOURS RACE IN JAPAN IN 1988.

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I agree with the seller, it deserves race replica paint.  The asking price is steep at 20,000 GBP but the seller is open to offers and possible swaps.

Check it all out here.

 

 

Ian

BMW March 1, 2013 posted by

February 2013 Monthly Sales in Review

Hey guys,

Here are the latest sale values on bikes we posted on RSBFS last month, highest to lowest. This post might be more aptly titled how to score a survivor for under $3k. Congratulations to buyers and sellers!

Have a great weekend all,

dc

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale

1985 Yamaha RZ350 Sold for $9950.


1985 Yamaha RZ500

1985 Yamaha RZ500 Sold for $9600.


1975 BMW R60/6 Polizei

1975 BMW R60/6 Polizei sold for $7500


1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans III

1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans III sold for $7166


1992 Ducati 900SS White Frame

This 1992 Ducati 900SS sold to one of our readers for $7151!


2009 Aprilia RS125

2009 Aprilia RS125 sold for $5800


1982 Suzuki Katana 1000

1982 Suzuki Katana sold for $5600.


1983 Moto Guzzi LeMans III

This 83 Guzzi LeMans III sold for $5149.


1965 Honda CB350F GP Replica

This 1965 Honda CB350F GP replica sold after a relist for $4975.


1995 Triumph Daytona Super III

1995 Triumph Daytona Super III sold for just $4200


1980 Yamaha TZ125 GP Racebike

1980 Yamaha TZ125 GP Racebike sold for $4000.


1994 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

1994 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for just $2950.


1971 Honda CB750

This modified 1971 Honda CB750 sold for just $2920.


1986 Yamaha SRX600

This 1986 Yamaha SRX600 sold for $2908.


1986 Honda VFR700

1986 Honda VFR700 sold for a mere $2900.


1990 Honda CBR600F

1990 Honda CBR600F sold for just $2325.

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