Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ducati April 22, 2014 posted by

2002 Ducati Monster Fogarty Edition #240/300 with just 2 Miles!

2002 Ducati Monster Fogarty Edition For Sale

While many will view this bike as another manufactured “limited edition” bike by Ducati, for Foggy fans it probably doesn’t matter. Naturally it wears custom decal work specific to this edition. It’s also based on the S4 Monster that features the detuned 916 superbike motor, so it’s not lacking in the performance department considering it weighs a mere 415 pounds. With only 300 produced for worldwide consumption, it is a bike you’re not going to see very often either. Advertised with just 2 miles, it’s likely destined for a collection somewhere. But sometimes I like to play devil’s advocate and speculate that if you were in the market for a new Monster, would you pause to consider a new, vintage one instead? Opening bid is $10k reserve not met. Leave a comment with what you’d pay and if you’d keep it low miles or treat as new to ride.

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2002 Ducati Monster Fogarty Edition for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Ducati Monster Fogarty edition #240/300. Only 2 miles on the odometer. Single owner, clear title. Never dropped or damaged. Original items not pictured but included: carbon Termignoni exhaust, front and rear wheel stands, bike cover, mirrors, manual and both keys.

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2002 Ducati Monster Fogarty Edition #240/300 with just 2 Miles!
Ducati April 21, 2014 posted by

Take Your Pick: 1990 or 1991 Ducati 851

The 851 often gets the short end of the stick in terms of popularity in the market. The 888 that followed was generally considered the stronger evolution and better looking of the family. The 916 after that had a similar motor but of course was wrapped in super model good looks and even better components. But these two seller’s present great looking Ducati superbikes for not a lot of scratch. And you won’t be afraid to ride them because they both have some miles. While many consider them porky and slow steering, the 851/888 models have their own charm with their own brand of thumping and booming that make their sound distinct. Not to mention they’re close to becoming legitimate classics at nearly 25 years of age!

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1991 Ducati 851 for sale on eBay

This bike’s subtle improvements make it a very attractive rider in my mind. At just $6300 buy-it-now and with recent documented service, it’s hard to think you could do worse for the money.

1991 Ducati 851 for sale


1990 Ducati 851 for sale

This example is closer to stock but does have some light modifications. I especially like the videos included in the seller’s description with the auction. It just adds another layer of perspective when considering a purchase online that I find very appealing.

1990 Ducati 851 for sale


Good luck to both sellers!

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Take Your Pick:  1990 or 1991 Ducati 851
Sport Bikes For Sale April 20, 2014 posted by

First the Race Bike, Now the Street Bike: Another 1994 Harley Davidson VR1000!

1994 Harley Davidson VR1000 for salw

If a pure racebike isn’t your cup of team, perhaps this homologated street version suits you better! As noted in the seller’s description, these would have never passed emissions here in the states so they sold 50 of them in Poland to meet the AMA regulations of the time. But you don’t need to travel that far as this one is in North Carolina. With just 153 miles on the Stack digital readout and recently refreshed from storage, this would be a jewel in any serious collector’s showroom. The buy-it-now is set at $75k and the current bid (reserve not met) is $41k as of Sunday afternoon. Less than 3 days remain on this one.

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1994 Harley Davidson VR1000 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Stunning and RARE Harley Davidson VR-1000 with just 153 miles. The bike has just been through a comprehensive service and runs great. It comes with a full service tool kit and helmet. I bought this Harley as part of an impressive Harley collection which consisted primarily of older race bikes. There were also several street bikes and a drag bike. I must admit, this VR-1000 has left us scratching our heads and wondering what we have.

We know that a street-version was built as required by AMA rules to homologate the racing machine. The road-going VR was made in a run of 50 examples (all that was needed to homologate), but they were never sold in the USA. US emissions laws were prohibitively strict and would have required a lot of fiddling to make the VR road legal stateside, so it was homologated for road use in Poland (And only Poland). AMA rules don’t specify where the machine needs to be road legal. Reportedly, they sold for circa $50,000 when new.

Now, where this gets interesting; this bike sat in a static collection for several years, so when I got it, I took it to a local motorcycle guru to get it running. He was looking for parts and was in contact with a Harley Dealer who reportedly purchased the majority of the left-over spare parts from Harley Davidson. When my guru described the bike to him and told him the serial number, that dealer suggested that he’d known of, or heard of, two US bikes built for the street and that this could be one of them. I can tell you that when you switch the bike on, the display says “V3.01 HD_ROADUS 06/07/94” and there’s a sticker below the instrument cluster written in English (not Polish). Also, I found a magazine article from 1996 about a California dealer who raced VR’s and had a street bike in his own collection, which indicates that there were road bikes in the US. This Harley has a clean, clear and valid Maryland title, which we have in-hand.

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First the Race Bike, Now the Street Bike:  Another 1994 Harley Davidson VR1000!
Yamaha April 17, 2014 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 with Recent Engine Rebuild in San Francisco

1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale California

Attention California buyers! Here’s a great looking RZ500 that is described as better than average. It definitely looks like a well preserved original with some refreshed panels. And sporting a fresh rebuild with just 700 miles ensures you’re looking at a bike that is ready for several riding seasons ahead. The seller clearly states that his reserve is above $12k in the description when he suggests that an average example should bring $10-12k. While many other markets might raise an eyebrow, in California you can try to find another but there will be few to choose from at any given time.

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1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

RZ fans! Here you go….. An RZ500 with a rebuilt engine Wilson Performance Stage 1….. Check em out. The bike has SWEET Steel Chambers, and new plastics.
This bike runs flawlessly! I take it out and blow my friends minds and leave residue on their windshields!….. The bike only has about 680 miles since rebuild.
Nothing wrong, no cracked fairing, no issues. ALSO as a BONUS—- Original factory pipes included! These are rare, ( heavy, but COLLECTIBLE JEWELS)

BID with confidence. You will not be disappointed! I LOVE this bike and it gets ALL the Looks! Yes a Gamma is faster, But NOTHING compares to the fit and finish

of this RZ500.

If you want an average quality RZ500 for 10 -12k ,,,,,,go get it….this bike is NOT FOR YOU…..IF you want a Professionally rebuilt, 9.8 outta 10 Show quality daily rider

RZ500 with original pipes, manual etc, this bike is for you.

thank you for bidding. No dissapointments here.

On Apr-14-14 at 07:49:42 PDT, seller added the following information:

Bidders – The Actual mileage on the bike and frame is 16,953 km, but as stated I have put about 680 Miles on bike since I have owned it. (1094 KM)
Rebuild was done by previous owner. Bike also came from Colorado and was jetted for higher altitude. When I got the bike to CA, I had it re-jetted.

To clarify cosmetics specifically as best I can:

Also as I stated bike has new plastics- (let me be more specific- Previous owner I believe replaced the top and bottom fairing plastics)

The middlefront side plastics are original and there is slight color differentiation between the two- very minor

there is a nick on one of the rear side exhaust plastics about an inch long

there also there is minor oxidation on the triple clamp and some oxidation on the black metal reservoir cap cover. This is why I state the bike is not a 10.

It is a beautiful, clean bike which I store indoors, and ride maybe once every 2 months

the bike is a 9.8 out of 10 , ( 9.9 with out the minor cosmetic flaws and a 10 being a show bike)

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1985 Yamaha RZ500 with Recent Engine Rebuild in San Francisco
Kawasaki April 15, 2014 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale K1

This is one of those listings that sell themselves from the owners description and lovely pictures. A huge RSBFS fan favorite, the K1 needs little introduction. This example has a tick over 15k miles and the starting bid is at $7k reserve not met. While it’s been fitted with CV carbs and various other street riding improvements/adjustments, it includes most of the stock bits should you want to restore it in the future.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

You are bidding on a 1992 ZX7R, true K model as you can see in the VIN.

If you’re not aware of the R models they came with an Aluminum tank, Magnesium motor covers, a special Race transmission with a very tall 1st gear (not great off the line by the way), a solo tail section with special lightened subframe, larger cams and higher HP, reservoir shock, higher redline and the very cool Flatslide carbs which retail for around 2500 or so on bike bandit by themselves! This bike is truly worth more in parts but as you know…few of these left as it is.

A bit of a long story on this one so please bear with me. First and foremost, if you are looking for a true collectible, there are very few of these left and even less in this condition. I literally checked Ebay and a few other various sites a couple times a month (for last few years) in hopes of finding one when this one finally came up. Almost closed on one from HI last year but we had a challenge connecting to close the deal and the freight would of been pricey. This particular bike is more of a PROGRESSIVE restoration. I’m told I”m the 4th owner and as such have worked on it a bit myself to correct some flaws, etc. Haven’t had it terribly long but spent a bit more $ on it.

Reason I’m selling. I bought this bike to hold in my office with two other highly collectible bikes as these 3 were the top of the class back when I was still goofing off at Willow, etc. At the time, Scott Russell was the man and this was his bike of choice. Anyway, I spend a lot of time working in Asia and by luck would have it, I came across a VERY special GP bike that I simply MUST HAVE. So much so that I’m selling all 3 of my rides to get it and then some! Getting it into the US has been a hassle but I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The other two bikes I just sold to a local well known vehicle collector (to remain nameless) and sure enough, he has a ZX7R already in his arsenal.

I was told by the last owner that he was the 3rd owner but haven’t confirmed it (he’s a motorcycle mechanic to boot so probably why she runs so well). I haven’t had it long and to be honest, I really don’t need to sell so please understand that I will not take a low ball offer.

Back to the bike…

Bodywork is in amazing shape. Nose looks like brand new without even a rock chip. Clearly someone replaced it although I’m not sure where you could find a near new one. There’s a small fingernail scratch on the left edge but you can barely notice and barely worth bringing up, it truly shines like it’s one day old.
Sides have a few knicks but again, exceptionally good shape. I’ll post a bunch of picture to see. Tank is near perfect, tiny little knick on top but very small and a small rock chip but again…very nice! Tail is in good shape, no cracks, side plates look great but there’s a chip in the paint by reservoir and a couple of scuffs on the under edge. It’s really difficult to pull the seat back off where the storage compartment is so that area has some rub marks from the seat tabs. Thing is, they didnt make a ton of these bikes so the tail section mechanicals are a bit jimmy rigged from factory.

Headlights, signals and taillight are all like new.

I replaced many of the non OEM bolts so that’s all good to go. Also replaced all 3 rotors as others weren’t in as good of shape but looks good now. While I was at it, cleaned calipers and put new pads all the way around.

Shock is an aftermarket Penske unit and as such, rides great with it although if you’re an OEM fanatic like me, you could easily sell and likely find a nice stock one to replace it with.

Frame has some wear and tear for a 22 year old bike, no scrapes or damage of any type but some wear marks in the paint just from services, maint, riding…etc. Wheels are great shape, no marks, bright green and in excellent shape.

Swingarm is a little problem for me… It’s the stock one but it looks like he may of painted or power coated. Looks beautiful condition wise but the color is off a little from the frame. Enough that I would likely redo it if I don’t sell but again, I’m a fanatic so not sure it would bother you as you can only tell under certain light.

All signals, rear wheel valance, fender etc are fine shape…no worries there.

Rearsets are NOT OEM although pcs of them are. You could easily find the right parts on Ebay and get it back to factory if desired.

The last owner (as a bike mechanic) didnt want the hassle of dealing with the flat slides as they make it VERY hard to ride on the street not to mention they need a lot of tuning… Therefore, he put on a set of CV carbs for rideabilty. However, it does come with a pristine set of OEM flat slides, the proper air box and a spare bright green windscreen. They too are worth quite a bit but exceptionally hard to find so keeping with the bike. Wouldn’t take long to put them back on, just may require some tuning after.

Bike runs GREAT! Starts right up but it’s a cold blooded machine so needs the choke. Chain is near new and tires are new as well. Just registered it in California so plates are good for a year. As you can see from pictures, has a Muzzy exhaust and I DO NOT have the OEM system although I do see them on Ebay from time to time.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica
Honda April 14, 2014 posted by

Paging SixthGear, Hwood851, and RC30Freak: 1990 Honda RC30 for sale in Ohio

Honda RC30 For Sale

We posted a great looking RC30 in Australia just a few weeks ago, and while there is no question it’s a solid bike, there were lots of notable discrepancies being discussed in the comments section regarding it’s originality and need for additional history. In fact the amount of expert evaluation displayed made Mike and I both take notice and realize we need to take better advantage of the knowledge available within our own community. While there was a lot of people involved in the conversation, I’d like to call out SixthGear, Hwood851, and RC30Freak in particular to share their expertise on this example shown today. We really appreciate your contributions and professionalism, and hope you’ll step up again to help out our readers. My sincere thanks in advance!

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1990 Honda RC30 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

I bought this wonderful bike about a year ago with an intent to re-live my experiences from when I owned a new one back in 1991. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I have become consumed with vintage autos and will now be going vintage racing. Other than a few miles of driving, she has been sitting in the corner of my garage during my entire ownership period. A totally undeserving lot for a bike of this caliber. I’m lucky that my garage is heated and she sits on a battery maintainer. I frequently start and bring her up to temperature. She starts right up without difficulties.

I hope the following facts will help you decide if this is the right RC for you:

1. This bike is everything my new one was back in the day. The visuals, sounds, and textures are great.

2. During my ownership I topped off the fluids, put new factory grips on, and have been slowly refreshing the exterior.

3. This bike has had a clear bra on it from almost its entire life (or perhaps for every minute of it). I removed it because it was lifting at the edges. What I found underneath was essentially pristine paint. I recommend the next owner re-apply a clear bra as it obvious worked for the first 13K miles.

4. The previous seller owned the bike twice (sold it once, bought it back a year or two later, and then sold it to me). He stated a notable CA specialist (name available) serviced the bike while he owned it. The emissions equipment was removed and is now in a box.

5. Since I’ve been deep cleaning and refreshing the bike, I’ve found numerous small paint defects here and there. From 3 feet away she looks a 10 out of 10. From 6 inches she looks like a 9 out of 10. I haven’t yet removed the wheels and gotten inside all of the spokes etc. but they have a few paint defects as well. A strip and powder coat would make them as new.

6. I bought a new reproduction high quality sticker kit from the UK to replace the tank stickers. If it actually arrives it will be included in the purchase. All the rest of the stickers are factory. I have found no evidence of any bodywork or paintwork on this bike. She’s all original as far as I can tell.

Some things that are currently imperfect:

1. The rotors are on backwards and they pulse on application. I was going to send them out to a specialist floating repair shop for repair but haven’t gotten around to it. I don’t know how or why they ended up backwards prior to my ownership.

2. The neutral indicator doesn’t light up in neutral. Previous owner said it worked for him and perhaps it was just a micro switch.

3. On the lowest portion of the fairing nearest the exhaust there is some slight discoloration in the white and if you look at a high angle, some lifting or bubbling (0.5mm?). The area involved is about 1.5″ in diameter and wasn’t noticeable until I removed the clear bra and cleaned and polished the surface. I’m not sure if this is typical for a 13K mile RC or not.

4. A couple of the dzus fasteners have damaged the paint underneath, noticeable when you remove the fastener. A couple are missing the plastic washer which I think is the culprit.

5. The license light is missing. I’ve been looking for a replacement but haven’t found one yet.

6. The factory stand is mechanically fine but the finish is tired. I have the yellow warning sticker for it but haven’t gotten around to the task of stripping and refinishing.

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Paging SixthGear, Hwood851, and RC30Freak:  1990 Honda RC30 for sale in Ohio
Honda April 14, 2014 posted by

1979 Honda CBX1000 with 3700 Miles in New York

1979 Honda CBX1000 for sale

If the ex-Pat CBX1000 we posted last week had you salivating, here’s a much more affordable stateside example. The tradeoff is a mere 3700 miles and tasteful aftermarket pipes. Current bid is just shy of $9k and the reserve has been met. A collectible you can ride a bit and not have to worry about overseas shipping!

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1979 Honda CBX1000 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

THIS MOTORCYCLE IS AN OUTSTANDING EXCEPTIONAL (NOT- RESTORED) ORIGINAL. IT HAS ONLY 3700 MILES. MOTORCYCLE HAS NEW TIRES ,NEW BATTERY, NEW BRAKE PADS AND BRAKE FLUID. THE EXHAUST IS NOT ORIGINAL ALTHOUGH THE SYSTEM IT CAME WITH IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST (NICE LINES) AND HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUND TRACK. THE SOUND ALONE IS EXHILARATING AND JUST MAKES YOU WANT TO RIDE AROUND LISTENING TO IT.( SOUNDS LIKE A 12 CYLINDER FERRARI) ANYWAY, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS EXHAUST ON ANY CBX OR ANY OTHER MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURE. THE NAME OF THE EXHAUST IS (BSM) AND WHEN I SEARCH ON THE COMPUTER IT KEEPS COMING UP WITH INFORMATION FROM GERMANY, SO I’M GUESSING THAT’S WHERE IT WAS MADE. THE OLDER GENTLEMAN I PURCHASED THE MOTORCYCLE FROM TRIED TO START THE BIKE AFTER 30 SOME ODD YEARS AND BLUED THE PIPES SLIGHTLY, DUE TO THE CARBURETORS NOT HAVING BEEN CLEANED. I SINCE THEN HAVE ULTRASONICALLY CLEANED THE CARBURETORS AND FRONT AND REAR BRAKE SYSTEMS. THE MOTORCYCLE RUNS LIKE SWISS WATCH. THE LAST TIME I SEEN A CBX THIS NICE IS WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY

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1979 Honda CBX1000 with 3700 Miles in New York
Sport Bikes For Sale April 13, 2014 posted by

Weekend Auction Updates: OW01, RZ350, NS400R, MC21, 999R

Yamaha OW01 FZR750R for sale

The Automania OW01 is back on eBay. This one has been relisted twice since we first posted it and failed to sell with a high bid of $26,500 on the last auction. This time it wears a $28k buy-it-now, which is $2k less than the listing price on their website.


Yamaha RZ350 for sale

This RZ350 is one of our Featured Listings, which failed to sell in it’s first auction with a high bid of $5800. The current bid is $5100 with about 5 days remaining.


Honda NS400R for sale

We first noticed this Honda NS400R on eBay in February and it’s been relisted a few times but no takers at $6500 no reserve, which frankly surprises me. Here is the original post.


Honda NSR250 MC21 for sale

Speaking of surprises, this NSR250R MC21 we posted on Thursday has since had a buy-it-now added of $8500, which seems strong to me. Current high bid is $4100 with 3 days remaining.


2005 Ducati 999R for sale

Last but not least, this 2005 Ducati 999R was posted in our classifieds and is now on eBay for the same price of $17800.

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Weekend Auction Updates:  OW01, RZ350, NS400R, MC21, 999R

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