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Honda November 30, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2000 Honda CBR929RR at Seattle Used Bikes !

Update 11.30.2021: SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

Superbikes were ultra-competitive in the late 1990’s and Honda got only two or three years out of each re-design of their CBR900RR.  The SC44 generation of 2000-01 gave away a lot of displacement to Yamaha’s fresh R1, but the CBR’s compact and lighter weight design proved their mettle.  RSBFS’ friend Seattle Used Bikes has a super-sharp CBR929RR with a refreshing lack of mods and a long ownership and maintenance history.

2000 Honda CBR929RR asking $5,999

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Featured Listing – 2000 Honda CBR929RR at Seattle Used Bikes !
Honda November 29, 2021 posted by

RC Wannabe – 2006 Honda CBR600RR with 877 Miles !

Not generally clearing the rarity bar at RSBFS, this CBR600RR caught our eye since it’s for all intents a new bike.  Maybe you’re thinking lighter and would like to sample the state of the supersport art in 2006.

2006 Honda CBR600RR for sale on eBay

Honda brought a host of technical achievements to the CBR600RR, some came with the original 2003 model – like dual stage fuel injection, Unit Pro-link monoshock, and a casting method that reduced the thickness of the frame elements to just 1/10th of an inch.  For 2006 there were new inverted forks ( with radial brake mounts ), revised chassis, and somehow, 22 less pounds.  The fairing, exhaust, and swingarm are patterned to looks like its inspiration, the RC211V GP bike.

Offered by a specialty shop nearby PA’s Susquehanna River, this CBR looks excellent but not perfect.  A bonk or two from the garage elves might lead to a new fender and turn signal, probably still available from big red.  The owner states it’s been brought to running condition, so just a quick rubdown and the new owner will be ready to go – or maybe stay.  Just a couple of notes in the eBay auction:

Only 877 miles !  All original ! 
 
This is a one owner bike that has never been modified. Even the tires are original with nipples, showing how little the bike was used. It has recently been serviced and has been ridden enough to have everything checked out. 
 
Clean and clear, original title in hand. 

To keep team costs down, Supersport rules generally are less flexible on modifications, but something about the way they boiled out made the Honda dominant in World Supersport and Formula Xtreme, if not AMA Supersport.  Chassis tuning got high marks from reviewers in 2006, and most mention the diminutive size of the package, better for younger jockeys perhaps.  Maybe it’s been on your shoulda-woulda-coulda list since real life intervened back then, if so you’re not likely to find a better candidate.  And the Make Offer button is available.

-donn

RC Wannabe – 2006 Honda CBR600RR with 877 Miles !
Kawasaki November 29, 2021 posted by

1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 7 w/ only 4,973 miles! *No R required*

1989 Kawasaki ZX 7 For Sale on eBay!

Would you look at that clean and green H1 goodness! #Tasty

If you weren’t a fan of my last Homologation ZX-7R M1 post, perhaps this OG ZX-7 will tickle your green fancy pants at a clean and crisp $19,897.00 B.I.N. price 🙂

Not seeing any gooey chain lube sling-

Not seeing any significant heel marks-

Not seeing much in the way of custodian key chain marks-

Yup, it’s a clean green machine!

Back in 1989, these were pretty bad ass machines (sans the fake Hoover hoses). From the factory you could expect front and rear adjustable suspenders, massive 275mm front rotors, 105hp and 17″ wheels at both ends- sporting radial tires. I know, none of that seems impressive to modern day riders, but believe me when I tell you- All of that was cutting edge in 1989. However, the middleweight Ninja was a touch heavy at 450ish pounds.

Did I mention it has 2 round headlights and is neon green with some snazzy reflective stickers?

From the seller
1989 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-7
4973 ORIGINAL MILEAGE!!
UN-RESTORED
AMAZING ORIGINAL CONDITION
HAS BEEN PAMPERED SINCE DAY ONE
ALWAYS STORED IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED BUILDING
MY COLLECTION IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL
NEED TO DOWN SIZE A BIT I HAVE SOME VERY SPECIAL LOW MILE BIKES
I KNOW THIS ISNT FOR EVERYONE BUT IF YOU WANT THE BEST HERE IT IS
TONS OF MAGAZINE ARTICLES COME WITH
ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL
2 ORIGINAL KEYS
ALL STOCK NO MODS
FREE AND CLEAR TITLE IN-HAND
SERVICED AND RUNNING CONDITION
NEW DUNLOPS
EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION
THE BEST XMAS PRESENT IN THE WORLD!!!
PLEASE MSG ME THROUGH EBAY FOR BUY NOW OR QUESTIONS

Why you yelling at me? Oh, you’re getting your point across that your machine has covered less than 5,000 miles in 30 plus years? Got it! I like it more than a fat kid (me) loves cake!

Interested?

Make the jump here!

Cheers!

Doug

1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 7 w/ only 4,973 miles!  *No R required*
Honda November 27, 2021 posted by

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition with 525 Miles !

Credit where due, Honda presented an Erion Edition after the race team won back to back AMA Formula Xtreme 600cc Championships in 1999-2000.  Thinking way out over the horizon, this Fort Meyers owner parked this CBR after just a few fill-ups, and it’s ready for the next display opportunity.

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition for sale on eBay

 

 

 

 

With its third engine change since the FireBlade was introduced, the 929 was even more overquare, fuel injected, and boasting 152 hp at almost 11,000 rpm.  The all-titanium exhaust included Honda’s volume tailoring HTEV system, stretching the torque band.  New for 2001 were USD forks, and a longer swingarm, smoothing out the handling under  power.  A new 17-inch front wheel fit into the revised fairing, which reviewed as a bit less exciting than its rivals.  Though growing from the original 900, every opportunity was taken to keep weight under control, and inch it toward the middle of the machine.

Though a twenty year old superbike priced at a hair less than a brand new one might only be for a superfan, the owner seems to have kept this one beautifully.  With little history to tell or worry much about, the comments are as bold as the graphics in the eBay auction:

ERION RACING EDITION
BONE STOCK
525 MILES
NEVER DOWN OR ANY ISSUES
COLLECTOR QUALITY
ALWAYS STORED IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED BUILDING
COMES COMPLETE
ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL
ORIGINAL TOOL KIT
HONDA EXHAUST RED SCOTCH BRITE PAD
SALES BROCHURE
MY COLLECTION IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL 
NEED TO DOWN SIZE A BIT I HAVE SOME VERY SPECIAL LOW MILE BIKES
I KNOW THIS ISNT FOR EVERYONE BUT IF YOU WANT THE BEST HERE IT IS
BIKE IS SERVICED AND READY TO GO OR MOTHBALL AWAY
 

Erion had some great years with many bold faced names aboard, like Nicky Hayden and Ben Bostrom.  Not sure if the Erion edition was anything more than a graphic exercise, but the 929 needed a little extra help in the showroom during the R1’s run for glory.  Looking forward to this seller’s other auctions if they are all as nice as this.

-donn

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition with 525 Miles !
Triumph November 24, 2021 posted by

Wingman – 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i

Triumph’s Daytona brought Hinckley back into the sportbike arena with many innovative design solutions.  This 955i has been restored to a beautiful level and benefits from the exotic Centennial Edition colour.

2002 Triumph Daytona 955i for sale on eBay

Though not going nose to nose on the racetrack, Triumph saw possibilities in the superbike market and used their “modular” engine in its three-cylinder form.  Updates to the valve train and compression ratio coughed up 147 hp, squarely in the liter ballpark.  Subtle changes to the oval-tube alloy chassis made for a slightly shorter wheelbase and seat height, in the interest of quicker handling.  45mm right-side-up forks remain, but the additional power would soon make a new double-sided swingarm a requirement.  The updated fairing begins with a two in one molded headlight, and made room for three more liters of fuel.

As a tribute to an injured Army buddy, this owner stuck with the refurbishment of this Daytona when many would’ve faltered.  Just about the asking price was put into its resurrection, but life has its own ideas and sometimes the toy has to go.  Looks great in the detailer’s photos, and though too long to post here, the owner shares every work order as well as these notes in the eBay auction:

The bike starts quickly, without a fuss, and is always itching to be ridden. It gets up speed really quickly and is a blast. The substantial horsepower of the large displacement engine allows for the rider to get to where they want to go while in traffic. The engine consistently pulls. Such power is ideal when encountering unwanted traffic scenarios where you have to get out of harms way quickly. The brakes are new so they work very well bringing the bike from high speeds to a stop quickly and confidently. The weight of the bike adds to its stability on the highway. And though it is a heavier bike it is still sporty and flickable. 
 
The bike wields lots of power and decent torque for a seasoned bike. 
The suspension is fully adjustable making for a smooth and dialed in experience. The Scorpion exhaust has some growl but sounds really nice. 
The bike will ship with its OEM exhaust as well. That being said, I always use earplugs on every outing. This bike is a great way to experience the road. 
I have taken great care of it while in my keep. In fact I had it ceramic coated in early spring and just had a full detail and wax performed on it before winterizing it and putting it away for the winter season.
 
Nearing the end of the season I noticed a couple of issues that will need to be addressed –
1) A throttle mapping service may be in order
2) The speedometer fails intermittently (Though a new speed sensor was installed in the Spring 2021)
3)  A new rear blinker assembly is needed
4) It is in need of a coolant flush and coolant replacement
 
The Centennial Edition’s subtle take on BRG was to celebrate Triumph’s 100th anniversary, and the Daytona provided at least a viable alternative to the mainstream.  The 955i superbike was succeeded by a more manageable 675 until 2016, and has recently been revived as a limited edition with the 765cc spec engine for Moto2.  Hinckley Triumph has made an epic go of it, with the 955i as the second generation of their first superbike.
 
-donn
Wingman – 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i
Yamaha November 23, 2021 posted by

Track Day Tuesday: 1985 Yamaha FZ750 AHRMA Vintage Roadracer

RSBFS is bringing back Track Day Tuesday for this great looking Fizzer 750! The staff cannot resist motorsport exploits, and with the conclusion of both MotoGP and WSBK seasons we are already jonesin’ for next season. But if participation rather than spectating is more your speed, let us regale you with a 1980s Genesis-powered, 5-valve wonder. If Yamaha is your brand – or if blue is your color – this could be your track bike!

1985 Yamaha FZ750 Racer for sale on eBay

While many a bike has been stripped of lights, bodywork and other non-essentials to produce a track-day steed, converting a street bike to a race-legal mount as blessed by a legitimate sanctioning body is a bit more difficult. Track days allow you to tape up lights rather than remove them. Track days are generally OK with a stock cooling arrangement (i.e. coolant). Ditto for stock fasteners and bodywork. Race organizations key into safety-related items that can not only be detrimental to the bike in question, but can go further into placing other competitors at risk. That means complete removal of all lights, as well as straight water in the radiator (most allow for additives such as Water Wetter, or similar). Both could cause follow on riders problems. So, too, is the requirement for a belly pan that can capture out that might leak out of the sump. All critical fasteners must be safety wired, including the oil drain plug and brake caliper fasteners. This all takes parts, work, and some know how to successfully implement.

From the seller:
1985 YAMAHA FZ750 VINTAGE ROADRACER , AHRMA AND WERA LEGAL . THE MOTOR IS BASICALLY STOCK , TUNED , MOTUL OIL , ENGINE ICE COOLANT , REJETTED CARBS WITH KN AIRFILTERS AND A SUDCO FULL RACE EXHAUST , PROGRAMMABLE CDI ,IGNITECH IGNITION, KOSO TEMP GAUGE . BRAIDED CLUTCH AND FRONT AND REAR BRAKE LINES , SUPERBIKE HANDLEBAR SETUP ,PRO GRIPS , CASE SLIDERS , POWDER COATED VALVE COVER , CLUTCH COVER , EXHAUST , WHEELS AND HANDLEBARS , FOX SHOCK , THUNDERACE SWINGARM AND FRONTEND . NEW 1 PIECE UPPER AND NEW BLUE PAINT , POR15 LINER IN THE TANK AND A NEW WINDSHIELD . FLUID RETENTION PAN . HEALTH FORCES SALE . AWESOME BIKE NEEDS A RIDER .

Today’s example starts with the magnificent FZ750 Genesis platform, which enjoyed a heyday on track back in the 1980s and early 1990s. It has been made ready for the track via the aforementioned mods, and the suspension has been upgraded with bits based on technology closer to the current century. The motor remains (what appears to be) fairly stock, which is great for track day longevity, meaning that you can enjoy all there is of the 5-valve motor without worry about it been too high strung or ready to come apart on the next blip of the throttle.

Pricing for race bikes has always been difficult. Certainly this is not a current-level Moto2 machine, but it is welcome in WERA and AHRMA events. Alternatively, this could be a purpose-built bike for track days and schools; it is focused on the track mission, and you don’t have to mess with your street bike and worry about potential damage. This bike looks to be in great condition, and by all counts appears to be set up for serious fun. But few things depreciate like last year’s race bike, and although the vintage series helps hold up the bottom of the market, this is still a bike from the 1980s. The seller is asking $3,700 as an opening bid, and I doubt you could convert a stock 1985 FZ750 to track ready condition like this for that amount. There are still several days left on this auction, so check out all of the details here, and then start planning your track days. Do you have a track-day specific bike in your stable? Let us know in the comments, and Good Luck!!

MI

Track Day Tuesday: 1985 Yamaha FZ750 AHRMA Vintage Roadracer
Bimota November 22, 2021 posted by

2000 Bimota SB8R: The TL1000R with Italian Flair

The Suzuki TL1000R is widely known for an attempt to go superbike racing in period.  Large displacement twins were dominating the track and cementing a reputation for desirability that still lives on.  At this point the TL has a cult like following, despite some well known flaws.  Top two that come to mind are the weight and the suspension geometry.

For many years Bimota has wrapped their beautiful carbon bodywork around limited production frames holding other manufactures engines.  In the case of the SB8R a twin beam frame, with a stressed carbon fiber engine cradle holds a TL1000R engine.  While Bimota was able to squeeze about 10% more power out of the mill with the addition of a new fuel injection system with absolutely massive throttle bodies(59mm vs 52mm stock), the real real headline is that the SB8R is 46 pounds lighter then the Suzuki.

Fully adjustable Paioli forks and Ohlins shocks were used as they were some of the best components available at the time.  Brembo calipers and masters round out the braking system.  The self supported carbon tail and font carbon intake tubes just ooze cool.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

This 2000 Bimota SB8R is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle needs work.
Seller’s Notes
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY

Dreadfully light on details in this listing, a little digging shows a pervious listing of the same bike.  Some of the details in that listing need a little bit of clarification.  It looks like the turn signals have been changed to the latter style clear lens units, not a big deal and an easy thing to correct.  The rearsets are not aftermarket, they are a factory option.  Basically a silver version of the adjustable units used on the SB8RS.  A fuel pump and system overhaul should be on anyone’s radar when considering a bike with such low mileage.  While these were rare bikes, with about 250 made, parts are not that hard to come by.  There is a very active Bimota owners community, and an amazing classic parts division.

Priced at $7,000 and opened to offers this could represent a great opportunity for someone to dip their toe into the world of exotic bikes without fully busting the piggy bank.  The upgraded Corse exhaust is sure to please the ears and it is highly unlikely to see another bike like this out and about.

 

2000 Bimota SB8R: The TL1000R with Italian Flair
Moto Guzzi November 22, 2021 posted by

Cruella de Magni – 2001 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport TT

Late 2001 the Guzzi importer had a thought to increase U.S. sales with a contrasting paint scheme for the V11 Sport.  Today’s Goose has a rare Magni fairing and very sharp presentation.

2001 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport TT for sale on eBay

As ever, Guzzi designers kept some classic elements along with up-to-date driveline tech.  Approaching 1100cc, the V11’s longitudinal twin used fuel injection and sported 91 hp with a handy 69 ft.-lbs. torque.  The chassis is the classic backbone – but red, with matching alloy sideplates.  USD Marzocchi forks are paired with a parallelogram monoshock and a retro semi-exposed driveshaft.  Chassis geometry and big Brembo brakes add to the trademark stability and a newly designed smoother six-speed.  Not a small machine, but the V11 offers adjustable bars to accommodate.

The two valve goose is easy on the maintenance budget, and this one is nicely accessorized, and the classy Magni fairing works well with the two-tone TT livery.  This owner has apparently added just 1,000 or so miles, and she looks ready to rumble, as the exhausts confirm in the owner’s walkaround – here -.  Comments from the eBay auction:

One of a kind V11 sport. You wont find another as unique a collectors item as this one. One of 15 V11 Sport “TT”. Clean Titled as V11 Sport TT. Excellent condition. Always garaged. 15k miles. Fresh service. Everything operates as it should. Runs and drives perfect! Battery is only a year or so old. Tires are great. Corbin seat. MASS Moto reverse cone carbon fiber exhaust. Has the desirable Magni cafe fairing. Sale will include stock Lafarconi exhaust, stock seat with cowl, service records, promotional materials, and various spares.

Moto Guzzi has long-lived models and the V11 ran from 1998 through 2006, and could be said to be one of the sportier recent Guzzi’s, since their current imports don’t include anything Le Mans derived.  Ready to shake off the polishing cloths and rack up some miles, this example has quite a few watchers and Make Offer button.

-donn

Cruella de Magni – 2001 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport TT

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