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Kawasaki December 21, 2021 posted by Doug

2006 Kawasaki ZZR600 J Ninja with 0 miles?

ZERO MILES!.

From the seller:
0 miles. Clean bike, no rust inside the gas tank. Starts right up and runs great. Minor scuffs on windshield, light stains on seats and some oxidation on small metal parts. Rubber on left side front blinker has rips in it.

Make: Kawasaki
Model: ZZR600
Displacement: 599cc
Location: Bristol . . . Indiana Duh! #NotNastyCar #BeenThere #Hoosier
Mileage: 0 (Hold that thought!)
Price: $6,000 starting bid on the auction site
MSRP in 2006: $7,299 – What’s it gonna take to put you on this scooter today?

I know we have some days where nothing fills your inbox and I know we have some days where you, the subscriber says “WTF are they thinking?”. We also have days were we, the writers/bloggers/wannabe’s ask ourselves “Is this worthy? Is this what we’re about?” Speaking solely for myself – I usually laugh, open another cold snack and say “Why not!”.
Oh! Behind the scenes we have a secret messaging system that allows us to instantaneously communicate with each other- which makes it much easier for Dan, Donn, Mike and William to make fun of the new guy and to discuss the auction site oddities such as this.

Still sporting the cross-hatch pattern from the Kawi factory or wherever the rotors are milled.


No janitor key chain scratches!


Mud flap- Check!


Magnesium is blemish free.


Nothing a little elbow grease can’t cure!


Standard issue Kawi directional which makes it a super duper easy fix.


I have a $Hundy for anyone who can find another 2006 ZZR with ZERO miles for sale! RARESPORTBIKESFORSALE.COM Baybee!

Check this ZERO mile machine out here!

Cheers!

Doug
BTW- I’m broke so, don’t go looking for a zero mile 2006 ZZR!

2006 Kawasaki ZZR600 J Ninja with 0 miles?
Suzuki December 15, 2021 posted by Doug

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!

1987 GSX-R 750 for sale on eBay!

Make: Suzuki
Model: GSX-R
Displacement: 749cc
Location: Miami, FL
Mileage: 25,300
Price: $8,000 obo

It’s always nice to see an older GSX-R leveled up and looking good. This one appears to be a pretty nice – survivor – rider – usable – restore-able kind of machine.

The seller states it is an all original bike, runs great and I’m happy to see the original buyer opted for the cheese grater exhaust.

Seeing these older machines with the stock exhaust always makes me smile because, as we all know, 99.9% of them were outfitted with a Yoshi or V&H can. It looks like this one escaped with only a V&H sticker- Whew! Thank you 8# Baby Jesus.

Some notes from the eBay ad
1987 Suzuki GSXR750 low mile original bike. In excellent condition.
They’re getting harder and harder to find like this especially in this state. Prices are climbing steadily.
Right now this and the 1100 are two of the most collectible bikes out there.

Not to poo poo on the ad, but there are a couple of CBR 900rr’s over on BAT snickering right now.

Anyway, back to the GSX-R at hand and a little more from the seller:

DO NOT bid, make offers or press buttons if you’re not absolutely sure you’re buying it.

Your purchase is not subject to ANYTHING after you buy.

ANY questions, inspections, viewing, test drives etc. are welcome BEFORE PURCHASE ONLY!!!!

Buttons, button . . . where did I put that button? Oh! Here it is-

Woops! That’s not a button that’s the manual choke!

In all seriousness- this does look to be in great shape and a true survivor. Everything looks to be in tact and I’m probably most impressed with the bodywork and how it has survived 35 years in an (assumed) uncontrolled environment. I do need to make note of the front brake calipers . . . Looking at those might as well be a baby screaming behind me on an airplane ride from LGA to LAX.

Interested in hitting the BIN button? Check this one out here!

See ya!

dd

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!
Suzuki December 12, 2021 posted by Doug

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

Currently, sitting at a $6,000 bid and inching closer to the $7,500 BIN price is this first year GSX-R 1100.
The pictures tell the tale of this 35 year old machine. While it’s not a museum piece or a garage queen I’d definitely call it a “rider”. Is it perfect? No, but neither are you or I 🙂
Much like Cartman and this GSX-R 1100, I consider myself to be “festively plump”

There! I ripped off the band-aid for you and all of the world to see. Okay, so it has a few bumps and bruises or shall we say it has some history? Whatever you want to call it, it’s not bad for a 35 year old machine that you can hop on, ride and grin like Alfred E. Neuman on the cover of Mad Magazine.

A little from the seller:
1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 24,278 original miles. This is the first year of the iconic GSX-R 1100 and is highly collectible. Has the original bodywork, forks, brakes, shock, wheels, carbs, air box, etc. The windshield is a new as is the seat cover and solo seat pad. There are some minor scratches and cracks noted on the bodywork consistent with a very well cared for 35 year old sport bike. No dents or dings in the tank, frame, swing arm, etc. It also has the coveted rear solo seat cowl. Best of all, it recently had the front forks, rear shock, and carbs rebuilt. All fluids where changed (oil and brake fluid), carbs were synced and new Pirelli Angel GT tires installed. All work professionally done by former Suzuki factory race mechanic and receipts included. Will include a very rare factory Suzuki badge that was included when the bike was originally sold in 1986. Bike starts, runs, and handles like new. All lights, gauges and controls work as they should. Needs nothing. Ready to ride.

Isn’t that a spiffy little trinket? You can put that on your Levi’s blue jean jacket, cruise your local strip and “bark” with the period correct Vance and Hines Supersport header that comes on this one.
If my memory serves me correctly- these have 130hp and weigh around 450# dry. I can say I’ve never thrown a leg over one of these, but I can only imagine that these are a handful! 130hp coupled with 18″ wheels wrapped in bologna rinds for tires has to be a lot to tame- Just a guess!?

Still have your Levi’s blue jean jacket, Oakley’s and a pair of black Reebok hi-tops? Then step right up because the answer to your mid-life crises has arrrived.

Check it out out here!

Cheers!

Doug

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!
Honda December 3, 2021 posted by Doug

1994 Honda RVF 400 For Sale!

Stumbled across this Racing Vee Four 400 while eating my crappy rice and beans lunch. It looked a little lonely so, I thought “Why not show it some RSBFS.com love!”
These are always well received on the site and this one looks to be in pretty good shape with less than 8,000 miles showing.

From the seller
One of a handful in existence in the United States! Get in on this opportunity to own something extremely rare!

Pretty impressive description and pictures eh? I know, I think the pics leave a little to be desired too. But, the upside is this mighty machine is it’s located in eastern PA sort of between Scranton, Allentown and near the little town of Nazareth. We could stop in Allentown and say “Hey!” to Billy then head up to Scranton to see Dwight and then back down to Nazareth to visit my buddy Michael and pick up a hand crafted 6 string. Road trip anyone?


This picture gives me the best insight into the condition of this machine. You can see it has not be restored and does have some of the typical JDM corrosion. It also looks to be bone stock!

Check it out here!

Anyone seen this machine in person? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

I took some liberty and searched the site for past Racing Vee Four posts. If you’d like to compare this one to a few others feel free to check them out here!

Cheers!

Doug

1994 Honda RVF 400 For Sale!
Suzuki December 2, 2021 posted by Doug

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale!

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale on eBay!

I like to look at pictures. Do you like to look at pictures? Good- have a seat and feast your eyes on this 2 Stroke goodness.


 

From Mr Two Stroker
1990 Suzuki RGV250SP2. My rare RGV250SP2 which I have owed since March 1991 is up for sale from my collection. As the second owner I imported this bike from the original owner back in 1991 and therefore it’s not all corroded and oxidized like many Japanese imports of this age. For those who are no familiar with this rare SP2 model, it was only made by Suzuki in limited numbers for a few years. It’s a Japanese SP model bike with one big difference. The SP2 model came with the same gear ratios as the street non SP model. It did not have the tall SP racing transmission. But everything else was identical to the SP1 model, dry clutch, bigger carbs, and fully adjustable suspension, used on the SP1. I have spent a small fortune on upgrades for this bike. Many upgrades that are no longer available.

I totally rebuilt the engine less than 1,000 miles ago. New Pistons, rings, Crank seals, water pump, dry clutch upgrades, VHM O-ring high performance heads. The cylinders were ceramic recoated and lightly ported by my old friend Stan Stephens back in the UK. Ceramic coating is harder and more durable than Nikasil plating. Aftermarket billet power valves installed. It has the bigger SP carburetors on it with the Suzuki full SP jetting kit set up. Air box modifications. I put a UK made Pace high performance radiator on. This is a thicker high quality racing Rad. Not some cheap Chinese aftermarket product. That with silicone radiator hoses. Bike has a full power UK black box. All with a beautiful set of Lomas stainless steel pipes with carbon silencers.

For handling I installed a Tyga triple clamp, Sansei handle bars, racing 300mm Italian made front disk with 6 piston calibers, and 19mm front master cylinder. Brakes are phenomenal. Front suspension is fully adjustable and had been reworked by PPS. The back has a beautiful Penske fully adjustable rear shock, Wave rear disk. I just rebuilt the rear caliber, steel braided brake lines throughout. Installed, at a high price, custom made light weight magnesium rims front and back from Dymag. Tyga rear sets, steering damper, were added along with a new MPH speedo! It has almost unused Michelin Pilots tires on it, that are old and should be replaced.

I recently did a brake fluid flush, trans oil change, new coolant, new plugs, new battery, New petcock, Ultra sound carb cleaning. Bike was sitting in my collection and hasn’t been used in years.

Bike has a lot of titanium, stainless and aluminum nuts and bolts, Carbon front and rear fenders, Aluminum front fairing stay.

I have a Tyga unpainted rear tail section on it. Custom shock reservoir holder. The front fairing are the originals from 1990! They have some chips and minor cracks in them. Not the best of shape but still fine. Tank has a small ding in it that was there when I bought the bike in 1991. I was going to put a new Tyga front fairing on it. Have it all pained to look like a museum piece, but decided after 10’s of thousands of dollars, I’m not spending any more on I bike I no longer ride. It needs to go to someone who will appreciate and ride it.

This bike is ready fast with some of the best aftermarket parts that were available at that time. It’s ready to go and comes with a current valid California plate and title! I loved riding around on this bike, but after 31 years it’s another bike in my collection that I must sell. At my age, I’m getting to the point I’ll be hauling round on a motorized wheelchair rather than on a super-fast 250!!

 

I think I need a cigarette now, but I must confess- I usually look down my nose at heavily modified machines. However, not so much on this one. What’s different you ask? Lets start with the drool worthy Dymag wheels. Wooooo doggy!
How about we throw in a race worthy Penske shock, ceramic coated cylinders and full power chip? Had enough yet? Okay, it’s outfitted with some tasty TYGA carbon and aerospace grade aluminum bits and bobs too.

These make around 60hp, but the power band to make that power resides in a pretty narrow stretch of RPM’s. Usually, hitting between the 8-11,000 range for peak power. I bet those Lomas Shotgun’s scream “FU!” when you get on the pipe 🙂

Let’s look at some more pics shall we? Thank you! I don’t mind if I do.


Clean, tastefully modified, well sorted, definitely rare and most certainly one of a kind!

Step right up and don’t be shy (The Tubes 82′) –

Check out this 1990 Suzuki RGV250SP2 here!

Cheers!

Doug

1990 Suzuki RGV250 SP2 For Sale!
Kawasaki November 29, 2021 posted by Doug

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*
Kawasaki November 21, 2021 posted by Doug

1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R M1 w/ 6600 Miles For Sale on eBay!

Tim has asked we keep the comments closed on this post. While readers may be disappointed that this option is available to organic listings. I’d prefer to respect a seller’s wishes rather than not have this post on the site at all — especially an example this nice. Good luck to buyers and seller. -Dan

Now that we have the corporate attorney locked in the closet- Let’s roll!

You guessed it! It’s time for another addition of dd’s “90’s dual headlight and neon splash graphics homologation corner”.

1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R M1 Homologation Super Bike For Sale!

Solo tail section, aluminum rear sub-frame, aluminum fuel tank, fully adjustable forks, remote reservoir rear shock, flat slide carbs, close ratio 6-speed transmission and an adjustable swing arm pivot. Did I miss anything? Oh wait, this M1 comes complete with a period correct Muzzy’s full header, Ohlins remote reservoir rear shock, Ohlins steering dampner and a crystal clear factory wind screen.
Hell, I’d bet the wind screen alone is worth $24,999! Okay, not really, but you get my point.




A few years back, I had a K1 and I loved it! Don’t even ask me why I sold my dream green machine. I’m still kicking myself in the ass for that bone head move!
I’ll come clean and tell you I did try to buy this one before it went live on our site, but for whatever reason, Tim, the seller, wouldn’t accept my abysmal $10,000 offer. Go figure!

From the seller:

I have decided to sell my M1 ZX7R. This bike is in exceptional condition runs great and is actually friendly on the street. If you are looking at this then you know, this has the flat slide carburetors, aluminum tank, and adjustable suspension, solo cowl. This M1 however is really well dialed in. I put a featherweight Lithium battery in it, it has a full Muzzy exhaust (loud, like the best way to hear one of these), Ohlins rear shock, Ohlins steering stabilizer, factory OEM windscreen (rare), and the fairings are factory Kawasaki. I also have the OEM factory exhaust for it as well. This is a rare bike and only a handful were brought in for homologation purposes to race AMA. I have a passion for collectible sport bikes but this one is not being ridden. Clear California title and registration in my name, come look at it in person, send a friend. Currently registered until January 2022. I will try to post up some pics of the exhaust but its been in storage in a cardboard box.

You see that extra hole in the fairing right next to the frame mounting point? That’s to make easy work adjusting the Keihin Flat Slide carbs without removing the fairing- Something the previous K1 and K2 models didn’t have (just a small tidbit of info).

Interested? Make the jump here before it’s gone!

Cheers!

dd

1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R M1 w/ 6600 Miles For Sale on eBay!
Honda November 17, 2021 posted by Doug

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40-

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40 For Sale!

Full transparency- This one was tossed around the RSBFS.com headquarters as to whether or not it was a legit ad. When all was said and done, Mike and Donn took a step back and William . . . well, William was too busy looking for the Desitin to really get involved so, they threw the new guy to the wolves.

Is it Live or Memorex? I know some of you are too young to know what that is, but the majority of you will get it. Why am I asking that silly question?

Here is the info from the eBay listing:

From the seller:
For sale is HONDA NR 750 IN RED

YEAR 1992

For serious interest only.
Listing will be on for 7 days : if you are interested Please send messages.

A touch vague for a super rare motorcycle don’t you think? But wait there’s more . . . The seller has zero transactions on eBay. No worries- we all started at 0 on eBay. Right? Okay, maybe not 0 and selling Honda’s Holy Grail. The other interesting thing to note is normally these types of machines attract huge “watched” numbers, but this one is currently flying under the radar because (we assume) of the way it was listed/categorized on eBay.

Nonetheless! Let’s get this show on the road-

In 1992 Honda decided to flex it’s engineering muscle and finally produce a motorcycle with their long researched oval piston design. Obviously, such a task isn’t for the weak of heart or weak pocket books. It’s my understanding that Honda had been working on the oval piston design since the mid-seventies, but for whatever reason, never really pushed it for a production unit. That is of course until 1992 when they released the NR750 RC40 powered by the oval piston V4. Honda went all out with the NR750. Not only did it have oval pistons, it had titanium valves, and 2 titanium connecting rods per cylinder. If I’m not mistaken, the NR750 was also the first Honda equipped with “upside down” forks on a production unit. All of that wizardry didn’t make the NR750 the fastest or the lightest at almost 500#’s. However, that Honda wizardry did assemble one of “THE” most sought after motorcycles in the world. All of my exhaustive searches placed it in the number 2 spot of most desirable and collectable motorcycles- only being eclipsed by Martin’s beloved Britten V1000.

It is literally “Once in a blue moon” when these pop up for sale, but yet, here it is.

Did any of you all notice it’s missing the mirrors? I’m guessing those aren’t easy to locate so, I’m hoping the seller removed them as a precautionary measure.

This machine is the reason RSBFS.com exists.

Check out the unobtainable here!

Cheers!

Double D

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40-