Monthly Archives: September 2022

Aprilia September 29, 2022 posted by

Scantily Clad – 2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000R

In the super-naked segment since 2002, Aprilia found it a good place to show off their chassis engineering and 998 cc V-twin.  Today’s Tuono looks great with its transformer bodywork in a monochrome checkerboard, and a few pairs of seemingly unused bobbins.

2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000R for sale on eBay

The Tuono had plenty of thunder between the alloy frame spares, and cooked up 139 hp with the dry sump, four-cam twin.  Tank and seat console are shared with the superbike, but the tapered bars are more conventional, giving a comfortable upright riding position.  Showa USD forks and Sachs monoshock are multi-adjustable and rely on the 320mm Brembo brakes to keep things in perspective.  The bikini fairing makes a helmet-sized hole in the wind, and the radiator shrouds send the rest around the rider.

The 26,647 miles have been kind to this Tuono, with just an isolated smudge and just a few minor farkles.  The newish eBay dealer doesn’t offer any history, but says that a rear stand accompanies the bike.  Notes from the eBay auction –

GOOD CONDITION WITH 26,647 MILES. VEHICLE HAS FRONT AXLE SLIDERS, REAR PADDOCK STAND, ADJUSTABLE LEVERS, CRG BAR END MIRRORS, NEW GRIPS, AND A SMOKED WINDSCREEN. 

While not the fire-breathing WSBK example, the Tuono has a lot on the ball and won’t require a trip to the chiropractor when it’s over.  It might make it out of the garage more often than the RSV, and on the road the speed difference on the road wouldn’t amount to much.  As good as this Tuono looks, it can’t be described as new, but packs a nice punch for the ask.

-donn

Scantily Clad – 2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000R
BMW September 28, 2022 posted by

1-2 KO – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica

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2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica

Whenever us enthusiasts go to purchase a motorcycle, we always have to think about the tradeoffs. Especially if there is limited space or money, most of us can only have 1 or 2 bikes to serve all our needs. For many decades BMW has been one of the best at catering to the rider who needs one tool to handle different kinds of roads. Most sport touring bikes are generally repurposed flagships but it feels like BMW was a bit less compromised in their sport touring designs. The R1100 was actually versatile enough of a platform that it garnered a following by being the subject of the Boxer Cup spec racing series. Today’s find is BMW’s gift from the popular Boxer Cup series to the general public who wanted to be a bit closer to the real thing.

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The Boxer Cup Replica came with a few goodies that prepped it for track or backroad miles. It came fitted with a belly pan to catch oil leaks, carbon valve covers, Laser exhaust, and upgraded suspension (some say Ohlins and some say Sachs). The geometry was also tweaked to lift the rear of the bike up to improve the steering response. The motor remained unchanged but 74 lb ft of torque and 98 hp are plenty to keep riders on the edge. It certainly offers a much more versatile riding experience since you can enjoy a good balance of low-end torque and high end power. Boxer’s don’t sound great without a little help so the Laser exhaust is a weclome edition.

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R1100S BCRs have done fairly well over the past few years. A 2004 BCR with 19k miles just went on BaT for $9,600 in July. There have been some bargain opportunities here and there but the distinct look and race pedigree catches the attention of a lot of enthusiasts and collectors. Our find today only has 123 mi in 18 years so it was certainly a collector piece and it looks it too. There aren’t many floating around either since not many of these made it stateside. This could be a phenomenal addition to a collection or a track paddock but if you do choose to put this where it belongs just stay off the valve covers please. You’re not that guy. There have been 10 bids leading up to the current bid of $2,750. Good luck!

Thanks,

Norm

1-2 KO – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Kawasaki September 28, 2022 posted by

20,000 Reasons – 1990 Kawasaki ZX-R250

Today’s find is an absolute gem that is overlooked and likely relatively unknown in the United States. American riders tend to dismiss smaller capacity motorcycles as starter bikes or scooters. But in many markets the quarter liter sport bike was the real competitive ground zero, and the machinery on offer was as technologically advanced as any other capacity, and in some cases even more so. As proof, I offer you this beautiful 1990 Kawasaki ZX-R250.

1990 Kawasaki ZX-R250 for sale on eBay

Unlike the more recent crop of twin cylinder 250 Ninjas (or even the more recent Yamaha YZF-R3), and far removed from the Honda 300cc thumper fighting for the same class of rider, the ZX-R250R looks like a hypersport 600 that has been shrunk in the laundry. Let’s look at some of the specs that set it apart. For starters, we are talking about a full four cylinders in this bad boy, complete with four valves per cylinder. Redline starts at 19,000 (!) but the party doesn’t stop until well over that. Liquid cooling is an obvious performance boost, and the wrappings are straight up Ninja; fully enclosed plastics with dual headlamps. So, too is the frame – a double beam affair in aluminum, just like it’s racier siblings. Upside down front forks, an adjustable Uni-Trak rear suspension arrangement and triple disk brakes complete the impressive package. Estimate 45 HP pushing 311 pounds (dry), and you get the idea.

From the seller:
1990 Kawasaki ZXR250 R Old School ZX-25R…
Originally from Japan (grey market import) with Japanese VIN. ZX250A001421

Clear title CALIFORNIA Registered Current tags.
(“Miles” Are KM on the ODO)
YES, BIKE HAS A FRONT FENDER.

Judging by the Black and Gold and De-Restricted Motor it’s the R, BUT SHOCK DOES NOT HAVE EXTERNAL RESERVOIR.
Rides Well with adult-sized pilots.

Some Scratches/Cracks in OEM bodywork. Ding in front of fuel tank But no interior rust.

Factory Original. Exceptions:
Purple (painted) Tail Light (Paint Removable)
Polished the sides of the wheels and re-painted head pipes.
Carbon Exhaust. Excellent Condition. Sounds absurdly happy anywhere above 5 K (It’s always above 5k)

The seller has included two different videos for this bike, both showing the idling and quick revving nature of the tiny motor:


These little ZX-R250 models are quite rare in the United States – as they were only ever a gray market import here. To find one alive and well and living in sunny California is pretty incredible. The bike looks to be in pretty serviceable condition, although scouring through the included photos is encouraged as I would not put this one into the “mint” category due to some bodywork blemishes that are pointed out by the seller. But this is a bike that would be worth the effort to put some time into. This could be an awesome track day bike, or interesting weekend canyon screamer just for fun – and you’d be unlikely to ever see another like it on the road. The only real reasons to not look at this magnificent little screamer are those of larger build and stature, or those living in an emissions choked state such as California. BUT WAIT! This rare little overachiever is actually titled in the great State of CA – meaning there are even fewer excuses! The Buy It Now price for this rare little morsel of forbidden fruit is $6,758 USD. That is not as much cash as a 20,000 RPM foreign exotic might suggest. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

20,000 Reasons – 1990 Kawasaki ZX-R250
Ducati September 27, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S

Feature Listing – 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100s

Our featured listing today comes from a part of the sportbike niche that has been largely overlooked but is responsible for some of the highest smiles/gallon metrics out there. The supermotard category was pioneered by KTM way back in the early 2000s. First with the release of the bug-like KTM 640 and then with the more relevant KTM 950 Supermoto. Unlike supermotos, supermotards are for the well-heeled, sophisticated hooligan whose main focus isn’t Instagram wheelies. They have street powertrains and suspension so they are little more versatile than their dirtbike-derived sumo counterparts. Up until the Hypermotard’s debut at EICMA in 2005, the world was happy they got a oversized motor in a supermoto-esque chassis by way of the KTM 950. When there’s no competition, it’s hard to realize how good or bad what you have is. When the 1100 debuted, people realized what they could have and boy did they let Ducati know. This bike wasn’t even planned for production when it was first shown to the public but it earned a spot on the production line purely from the initial market response. Journalists and customers were drooling for the release and the competition got a nice wake up call but are still asleep to this day.

While the idea for a Ducati supermotard was likely inspired by the KTM 950 SM, there are a few key differences to note that make the Duc a much more sophisticated ride. The Duc has much more of a street oriented setup. It’s not sitting on soft, long stroke suspension and it doesn’t have a dirt seat or footpegs. It started as a Multistrada and was stripped of every part that doesn’t further enable high lean angles and wheelies. The Bologna nerds were able come in ~21 lbs under the unchallenged KTM 950 as well. In order to give the rider proper authority in the unlikely event they wanted to engage in hooligan activities, Ducati straightened up the riding position, narrowed the seat, and added wider handlebars. You don’t even have to be moving on this bike to know you can wring it’s neck…if that’s something you’re into. One thing that’s overlooked with these flickable and powerful bikes is that they truly make regular, around town riding so much more engaging. You can brake aggressively, move around on the seat, and throw it into corners all while being near the speed limit. The sensation of speed is not one dimensional and the Hypermotard allows you to feel it in more than one way. In a canyon setting, the versatility of the bike caters to all thrill-seeking riding styles. You can trailbrake hard, step out the rear, lift up the front, carry lots of corner speed, use aggressive steering inputs and the Hypermotard will never be out of it’s element.

Our example today is Ducati’s upscale Hypermotard. The “S” version came with forged Marchesini wheels that dropped 5 pounds of unsprung weight, fully adjustable Marzocchi front forks, and a remote-adjustable Ohlins rear shock. Furthermore, you get Brembo Monoblocs which bite down on upgraded 320mm Brembo rotors. In short, it’s fair to think of the “S” version as the track edition. Duc has addressed all the weak points here that typically bubble up to the surface when you start to hustle a bike.

The most important part about hustling any bike is the motor and that’s one of this bike’s main strengths. The air-cooled twin found in the Monster and Multistrada of the period puts out 95hp and 76lb of torque. Usually, that type of big low-end torque is found on Bimmers or KTMs but rarely in a performance motard chassis.

From the seller:

Extremely Fun Bike to Ride, Very Fast, Very Raw, For Real Riders, No ABS , No Traction Control, Endless Torque !!!
All Stock except for the front Brakes
Oversized Front Brake Rotors BREMBO 320 mm
New Brake Pads Front and Back
New Tires + New Battery
Service all up to date, nothing wrong with the bike, had my fun with it now moving on to a more 2up friendly bike for longer rides.

Price: $8,000
Contact: carlobatt85@gmail.com or cell: 773-747-2326

As manufacturers have started to require you to submit a service ticket to IT just to change a bike’s settings, enthusiasts grew up in the analog eras have started long for that simple hooligan formula.  The current Hypermotard is the closest you can get to this today but it has all sorts of electronic aids and a price tag to match. Our featured listing takes a few steps back and is a true, barebones performance machine. The gauges show you the two most important things and don’t obscure your field of vision allowing you to simply focus on the inputs for what’s ahead.

As far as appreciating classics and long-term performance, it’s tough to say what will happen here. We’re still relatively early in the value curve. The market has been surprised more than a few times on which way the wind will blow but there is definitely something to be said about the simplicity and versatile riding experience the Hypermotard brings to the table. Having the performance bits of the “S” model won’t hurt either. Our seller is looking for $8,000 on this low-mile example. The bike needs nothing and the service is all up to date. Reach out to our seller at carlobatt85@gmail.com or cell: 773-747-2326 with any questions! Check out the startup video below:

Thanks for reading!

-Norm

Featured Listing – 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
Featured Listing September 26, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks

Today’s Featured Listing is brought to us by longtime RSBFS sponsor and supporter Speedwerks. If you are not familiar with Speedwerks, they are a shop based in Delaware that for nearly 30 years have turned out beautifully prepared and restored examples of bikes that we all drool over. If you don’t believe me, check out their shop directly (www.Speedwerks.com or www.facebook.com/speedwerks), and for some history, check out some of the Speedwerks bikes that have been featured over the years on RSBFS: Search Speedwerks.

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks

The RGV250 world changed with the introduction of the VJ23. The last of the RGV series, the VJ23 introduced an entirely new configuration for the two-stroke twin cylinder, affecting the remainder of the overall package dramatically. Gone was the popular 90 degree v-twin that powered the earlier VJ21 and VJ22 series bikes. In its place was a more compact 70 degree unit. Displacement was still 249cc, but that displacement was achieved by a square bore-stroke ratio, as opposed to the earlier models which had a bigger bore and less stroke (over square). The new motor fit more optimally in the twin-spar aluminum frame, providing better handling with improved weight distribution. Suspention consisted of an upside down front fork and rising rate linkage in the rear – both fully adjustable. Electric start was included in the package (no more kick starting or bump starting), and even with such luxurious appointments the whole package still came in under 300 lbs! The SP designation adds even more tasty goodies, including a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox driven by a dry clutch.

From the seller:
This 1997 RGV250/SP VJ23 is by far the nicest, original one we’ve had come through here. There are no stories, no Chinese panels and no excuses’. The Pic’s speak for themselves. We discovered this VJ23 with the help of our friend Rick Deegan of RMD Motors in Japan.

We’ve bought and sold a lot of bikes and Vehicles through Rick/RMD and although he’s a bit ‘Colorful’ at times, he has always been honest and straight forward regarding the machines he sells, this one is no exception and doesn’t disappoint. We struck a deal and purchased it earlier this year. This Suzuki has had only ONE Original Owner in Japan and the gentleman bought it brand new as a 1997 model year. This was a leftover and it was first dealer registered in the year 1999.

In his ownership he racked up 11,900 kms. installed a set of WRS rear sets, kept it serviced regularly, otherwise it’s remained original and unmolested. He was fortunate to have a large house with a garage, where this machine was kept from the harsh salt elements that plague most aluminum and steel on the Japanese island. Consequently, there is none on this chassis.

More from the seller:
The Japanese Documentation is included, along with the 2 Dealer Keys, Manual, Warranty Book, and Factory tool kit.

As evident in the photo’s we did an extensive time consuming service and a borderline OCD detail job on the Chassis. The body is original, shiny and beautiful. All fluids, Fuel system, Carbs, Plugs, Air, Gear Oil and Coolant. The front suspension was also refreshed with new seals, bushings and Bell Ray fork oil. Rear shock refreshed and checked.

Finally a new set of Dunlops were spooned on and this beautiful RGV/SP is ready to;
– add to your collection.
– blast thru the canyons to Alice’s for lunch.
– Use a daily/Sunday rider.

Enclosed, Private delivery is available in the Cont. USA. and included at $24,000.
We can also crate the machine and assist with air or sea freight anywhere in the world.

Asking Price: $24,000
(price includes personal delivery in the continental US – no risky shipping companies!)

Contact:
Speedwerks Sportbike Service
101 Weston Dr. suite-8
Dover,De 19904
(302)672-RACE

www.speedwerks.com
www.facebook.com/speedwerks

You can also email Steve directly: steve@speedwerks.com

As highlighted, this is a home market VJ23 imported directly from Japan. That means that this particular example is restricted in terms of power output. This affects any Japanese home market bike, as the government imposed power limitations in order to curb high-speed street riding. Suzuki did produce these models for export outside of Japan, and those bikes do not have the power restriction. Steve from Speedwerks notes that full power export models will have a black VIN plate riveted to the right side of the frame, just behind the neck, a non-restricted ECU, a modified airbox, a 240kms speedo, and a black cap on the rear master reservoir. If you are shopping for a full power model don’t give up: Speedwerks has one available for restoration with the identical color scheme as today’s home market example (contact Steve for details).

As with all the bikes we have seen come out of the Speedwerks shop – whether they are race bikes or really rare gray market examples such as this 1997 Suzuki RGV250 SP – this bike is immaculate. It has a wonderful back story as a one-owner ride, and the numerous pictures show what is perhaps the best of the VJ23 breed we have seen. As the last series produced by Suzuki, these are rare and sought after bikes. The SP configuration is the one you want, and with only 7,300-ish miles showing this one looks like it will bring joy to a new owner for many years to come. Did I mention that this is the LAST of the factory two strokes ever offered? How about electric start? The best by Suzuki presented by one of the best shops we know, Speedwerks is now offering this exquisite example of RGV250 SP VJ23 imported goodness for an asking price of $24,000 (includes deliver in the continental United States). Here is a link to all 100+ photos of this amazing machine. Contact Steve directly (steve@speedwerks.com) for more details. Good Luck, and thanks to Speedwerks for being such a long time supporter of this site!

MI

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks
Buell September 25, 2022 posted by

Carbon Drag – 2012 EBR 1190RS Carbon

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2012 EBR 1190RS Carbon Edition

After Buell had made it out of his garage and struck gold Harley, it’s safe to say he had saved up a couple of bucks along the way. He was tired of Harley management tying everyone up with red tape and decided to get back to his roots: designing and building bikes on his own terms. With an idea, confidence, and a couple extra zeros to his name, Erik Buell started EBR. Erik really only had time to produce 1 architecture at EBR which was used for the all the models that were released under the brand. Today, we have the cream of the crop that came out of East Troy, the EBR 1190 RS Carbon. The 1190 RX is the fully faired base edition which is a monster in itself. The 1190 RS came with racing-focused upgrades and the Carbon Editions were essentially the actual race bike. Roughly a 100 RS models came out of the factory and a sliver of those were draped in carbon fiber but no one is sure exactly how few were made.

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As made pretty evident from the pictures and name, the Carbon Edition came with full carbon body work. Very cool for 2012 and pretty easy to explain. However, the coolest carbon bit on this motorcycle is the brake cooling duct. Remember how we said this was a race-ready bike? The cooling duct kept the brakes in the operating window and maintained great feel over a race distance. On an EBR, especially on an 1190 RS, you’re going to need that due to the unmatched front end feel you can get out of this bike. The single caliper, rim mounted rotor, and magnesium wheels reduce unsprung mass over the front wheel and allow racers to trailbrake much deeper into corners. Just watch Danny Eslick race the 1190 in AMA and you’ll see what I mean.

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Aside from the Carbon drag, The 1190RS also had a few chassis and engine upgrades. You have an Ohlins TTX with a remote adjuster on the rear and an Ohlins fork with the race cartridges up front. I’ve had the pleasure of riding a set of their road and track cartridges and those are incredible. One can only imagine the competence of full race cartridges. The motor received Carillo rods, CP pistons, higher lift cams, titanium valves, and a slipper. Did I forget to mention all the RS editions were handbuilt?

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Forgive the turn signals, high beams, and horn.

From the seller:

2012 1190RS Carbon Fiber Edition. #73 of less than 100 ever made. (FB does not have the correct model and miles) Not many out there still in this condition. Made in USA. Over 175HP. Under 25 miles. Clear Title in hand. Its a little bit hard to let it go. But It needs to be driven and enjoyed more than I can give. Its under 400lbs. With magnesium rims. And needs nothing. Must go to a person that understands what this is. Asking 30k obo Located in New Rochelle NY 10801. Sold as is where is. No low ballers please I know what I have and not hard up to sell. Call Steve 914-576-3332 for more info. Check out our feedback. Buy from a trusted source.

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The technological innovation on this bike is arguably the coolest thing about it. A small of team of engineers were able to pull together something that was able to compete with the big 5 on tracks. Not only did they build something that was competitive, they built something totally different so there wasn’t an opportunity to peek at a neighbor’s test to see what they came up with. Aside from being different, it bucked the notion that all things American were heavy and sluggish. I would absolutely love to hear stories about what the other folks on the paddock were saying about this thing as it crossed the finish line.

As far as pricing goes, it’s tough to say where these should land. A carbon edition recently made it as high as $17,000 on BaT in May 2020. Our seller is looking for $30,000 which isn’t totally unreasonable as you have all the ingredients for a future collectible: low miles, rarity, racing history, innovation, and a story. Buells and EBRs are still relatively new so they’ll likely need some time before they get to ride the value curve. It’s certainly fair to say some of the early model Buells are starting to receive that recognition they deserve.

Thanks for reading!

-Norm

Carbon Drag – 2012 EBR 1190RS Carbon
Yamaha September 22, 2022 posted by

Smoother – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000

As the 80’s turned into the 90’s, Yamaha’s superbike had ceded some of the sportiest territory but evolved into a mile-eating GT. Today’s has a few choice additions and the original colors in very good shape.



1994 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay

Genesis and EXUP can’t be found on current Yamaha’s, but back in the day five valves helped the engine make 145 hp and exhaust plenum stretched the 79 ft.-lbs. of midrange torque so the bigger gears of a five-speed transmission could be used.  Long-awaited USD forks were fitted with 6-piston calipers, and one finger could haul down the 520 lbs. wet weight.  The Deltabox chassis angled around the four downdraft Mikuni’s, and the concept is still found on a new R1.  The 1,002 cc’s kept the FZR out of some racing formulas, but open class endurance racers did well.

At this age the list of owners could blow up the comments section, but this FZR presents very well, with a custom seat, Zero Gravity windscreen, and Power Commander to go with the D&D exhaust.  New expendables and tune-up are mentioned in the eBay auction –

In original condition with the exception of a four into one exhaust system. The bike has new tires front and rear and a new battery. The carbs have been cleaned and the bike is ready to ride. Condition is cosmetically an 8 out of 10.

The FZR name gave way to YZF for 1996, the Thunderace using much of the FZR tech but put on a strict diet.  The almost liquid power of the FZR has stayed legend, with short-shifting the norm, and 134 mph through the 1/4-mile traps.  This one is on a regular auction and has a reserve indicating the seller still loves the black with neon livery.  GLWA and looking forward to seeing where it ends.

-donn

Smoother – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000
Yamaha September 20, 2022 posted by

Thump Supporter – 1986 Yamaha SRX 600

From the cheaper seats – but no less fun – comes a bit of a unicorn in the UJM world, the Yamaha SRX 600. Emulating a British single by heritage, offering Japanese performance and technology by design, and providing impossible fun in a narrow and lightweight package, the SRX was gone before we knew it. It turns out the buying public wanted Ninjas and Interceptors during the sport bike arms race of the mid 1980s, not English throwback bikes. But the ensuing years have been kind to the design and philosophy behind the joy of riding a slower bike fast, and the ultra-narrow and nimble single cylinder 600cc thumper ensures a bucket full of torque with which to play. Today these are relatively rare machines, but do not command the premium we come to expect with collector bikes.

1986 Yamaha SRX 600 for sale on eBay

The inception of the SRX 600 dates back to the XT600 – the dual purpose do everything bike in Yamaha’s lineup. With 4 valves per cylinder to aid in breathing and air cooling to keep things simple and light, the thumper in the SRX was good for approximately 45 horsepower with a redline of 7,000 RPM. That is not a whole lotta get up and go, but the dry weight of the SRX was down in the 350 pound range, making the bike very agile and easy to ride. The SRX makes due with a lighter flywheel to make it more responsive, as well as something that most modern riders have never used, let alone seen on the street: a kick starter (as in the starting device, not the new product investment website). That’s right kiddies, this one lunger is so throwback that it only offers kick starting. Now, foot bumping a big single four stroke can be daunting, but Yamaha did include an automatic decompression device to make things a little easier. Still, when the seller notes that this bike can be difficult to start the lack of an electric starter only complicates matters a bit.

From the seller:
Nice low mile original bike except for supertrapp and air filter pods. Physically very nice for its age.

Needs tuning. A bitch to start but when it does fire up sounds incredible. Could be an altitude issue (I’m at 7000 feet) or simply timing or it doesn’t like the pod filters(I heard the best set up is stock). I recently acquired the bike and it sat for years. I bought a stock airbox since the original was cut and it’s included.

Fresh oil and filter, the tank is pristine inside, new petcock and fuel lines and rebuilt carb.
Brakes all work and have fresh fluid. Fork seals do not leak (yet!).

A nice example that just a needs a bit more tweaking and I just need the space for another bike that’s on its way plus I’m a bit of a big guy for this machine. Tires have plenty of tread but are old. Comes with original brochure and model kit. Clear title in my name located in Santa Fe NM USA

I can hold bike for upwards of 6 weeks while you arrange to ship or pick up. Great time of year to visit our beautiful destination city!

More from the seller:
To answer a few questions: battery is new. Not sure why starting is difficult but from my experience on past bikes it could be a carb setting, timing issue or valve adjust. When it runs it’s on the rich side occasionally backfired so could be that the pilot air is still dirty but I’m very thorough when I clean. The bike has the original owners manual. Physically you’d be hard pressed to find another in such good physical shape. I’m 57 and done kicking bikes, my knees are already messed up so I can’t keep trouble shooting. It may run better at your altitude. I’d put the original airbox back on as most seem to support that it runs best stock.

The 600cc version of the SRX was a one year only bike in the United States (it lasted until the end of the decade in Europe). The buying public wanted sport bikes, and this would be soundly beaten by any of the 500cc or 550cc offerings from that category in the day. These bikes are getting harder to find in decent condition, which makes it RSBFS worthy. The Supertrapp muffler is a decent performance mod, and likely helps the big single from sounding like yet another suburban lawnmower, however the cut airbox and question about jetting definitely exacerbates the kick start issue. The bidding is in the basement at the moment, with the high bid under the $1,500 mark. Depending upon where this ends, this could be a ton of fun (and actually do the ton – barely) for not much cash. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Thump Supporter – 1986 Yamaha SRX 600

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