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Honda November 29, 2014 posted by Jared

1990 Honda NSR250R with Repsol Livery

Update 11.29.14: We last posted this NSR in July of 2013. The eBay listing now includes more photos that clearly show Tyga bodywork, but also a Florida plate. Buy-it-now is set at $5k. Links updated. -dc

I never get tired of seeing a clean NSR250 for sale, and you shouldn’t either. It’s hard to get tired of a lightweight, race oriented packaged couple with a two-stroke engine that’s got to be perfect for some neck wringing. This NSR come to us again from the land of two-strokes; Canada. It also appears to have been registered in Florida at some point and the owner says it has a U.S. title.


From the seller:

For sale is a 1990 Honda NSR 250 with less that 3000km (1800miles) from new.

The bike is in ABSOLUTELY perfect condition. On a scale of 1-10 I would say its a 9+.

The bike was never raced and still has the Florida license plate and it comes with

American Title and Canadian ownership.

One should first note that the body work isn’t OEM. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome. It looks damn close to the OEM body work of later NSR’s. Nobody in their right mind should pick anything over Repsol livery given the choice. It is a shame that there aren’t more photo angles with better lighting. The last NSR250 we saw was located in the States and sold for close to $5k. This one starts at $5k and isn’t in the US. I would advise to do your due diligence when it comes to title/registration requirements in your area. Check out the auction here and place your bid today.


1990 Honda NSR250R with Repsol Livery
Honda March 16, 2014 posted by Jared

Welterweight CBR: 1990 Honda CBR400RR (NC29)

Update 3.16.2014: The last time we took note of this CBR400RR was July of 2012, and before that was 2010. Maybe 2014 will be the right year for this one. Links updated. -dc

1990 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

If rare Honda’s are your thing, then you got to check out this CBR400RR. Granted, these aren’t too rare in certain other countries, but here in the US they don’t show up to often. These feature a 53hp inline four that screams to 14,500rpm while tipping the scales at roughly 360lbs dry.

OG RSBFS readers might recognize this exact bike being for sale in October 2010 (check Doug’s post here). It doesn’t look to have accumulated a single mile since the last go around and the sale ad is virtually the same, though now with more pictures.

From the Seller:

As much as it pains me to do this, I am putting up my NC29 1990 CBR-400rr for sale. I have owned this bike for years and now have a new grandson to spend my money on. My baby RR is 100% street legal and you can ride it anywhere the day you get it! NO WORK NEEDED! She has new Pilot Powers front and rear, EBC brake pads, braided lines, carbon slip-on and Motul 300v synthetic in her veins. Motul brake fluid, Fox rear shock, steering damper, F-3 rear wheel conversion (17 inch) and progressive fork springs. ALL lights and electronics are 100%. I have safety-wired most every critical bolt because frankly I don't like thinking about wheels, brakes, or oil plugs falling off. The bike runs and rides perfectly. For some unknown reason the speedo needle is stuck on zero but the odometer is still working, so mileage is accurate and is in kilometers. She is jetted and piped for optimum performance. Cosmetically all the ORIGINAL PLASTICS are in good shape, with the exception of a few rash marks from a previous owner. I always intended to restore the bodywork, so I purchased a set of aftermarket plastics and never got around to switching and restoring the originals. ALL will be included in this sale as well as a plethora of NEW SPARE PARTS (a couple grand worth) that are impossible to get and will keep you riding for years to come. SEE THE PARTS VIDEO for details. Please look closely at all the pictures and watch ALL the VIDEOS for the most accurate representation of this bike and the included parts -- and to see it run. I have transferableVermontregistration of ownership so this bike is street legal in allUSstates. If you would like a copy to check with your local DMV, I would be happy to provide it.

One of three videos from the auction page

Looks like the bike is still in the condition it was in back in 2010, including the suspension modifications (among others) and the slightly scrapped fairings and engine case. Now, I will say that this appears to be the exact ad and photos from the previous go around. Having said that, if this bike truly hasn’t acquired a single mile in that time I would hope that it is still in the condition as described. But this is a cool and unique bike that you can ride and enjoy without being afraid of a scratch. It also comes with a bunch of spare parts and a title ready to go. Check out the auction here for more videos and to place you bid!


Welterweight CBR: 1990 Honda CBR400RR (NC29)
Sport Bikes For Sale September 14, 2013 posted by Jared

Another Clean Gixxer: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Shingle Springs, CA – 12,400mi – $6,500 BIN

1991GSXR1100_1 It is no doubt that the “GSX-R” is one of the most iconic names in sport bike history and is should be as the name has been around for over 25 years. Suzuki is a tiny company compared to the like of Honda and Yamaha, but one this it has managed to consistently produce competitive and fantastic street machines. This iteration of the 1100 is less raw than the first 1100, which means the chassis was more suited for the 150hp beast of an engine that was inside this machine in ’91. It may not have the immediate appeal as the first generation has now, but it is a friendlier bike to ride.


This bike has only traveled a total of 12k miles in its now 22-year-old life. No need to grab the calculator, that’s roughly 560 miles a year. It’s not completely stock and aftermarket items include signals, carbs, and a sweet Kerker exhaust. The fairing look straight and free from major damage, and the bike seems to have been given proper maintenance for something its age.

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay

From the seller:

This listing is for a rare, hard to find, low mileage 1991 GSXR 1100. It is red and black and is in excellent condition. I am the 3rd owner and it only has just over 12k original miles. Everything on the bike is original with the exception of the seat cowl, (the original rear seat comes with the bike), aftermarket turn signals, (One original set is included with the sale), Mikuni Side Draft Carbs, (the original carbs are included) and the exhaust. I do not have the original exhaust. All paint is original and in very nice condition. As you can tell from the pictures, it has a great shine. Everything on the bike is working. The valve adjustment and other sevice items were completed last year. It is ready to enjoy and ride and it will obviously increase in value. As you probably know, it is very difficult to find a GSXR-1100 with such low miles. There are just one or two very minor blemishes. It is in amazing condition for a 22 year old bike. I still ride this bike several times a month, so the mileage will change slightly. Please ask any questions prior to bidding. Please feel free to inspect the bike prior to purchase. Buyer is responsible for all shipping activities. I will load the bike and take a bunch of pictures prior to tranportation. Thanks

Always good to see a clean GSX-R1100 up for grabs and to see a bike of this age cared for. These may not be seen as major collector’s pieces like the first-gen gixxer is quickly becoming, but as those become unobtanium, these will follow. Check the market for second-gen M3’s or late 60’s Stratocasters and you can see what will happen. These weren’t as sought after as their older counterparts back in the day, but they are now. Having said that, the asking price of $6,500 is on the high side of where we have seen these models go. But I bet in a couple of years that might seem like a bargain. You can check out the auction here and place your bid today!


Another Clean Gixxer: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100
Sport Bikes For Sale September 5, 2013 posted by Jared

Classic Ninja: 1991 Kawasaki ZX-7 For Sale

Inver Grove Heights, MN – 31,000mi – $2,850

91ZX7Ninja_3Everybody should love the early 90’s ZX7 Kawasaki Ninja. These are in my opinion one of the best looking bikes from this era. Unlike its more-sought after homologated special brother, the ZX-7R, the standard ZX-7 can be more street friendly. Non existent on this bike is the super tight gearing and flatside carbs that are known to finicky when not tuned.


When I think of era-correct modifications and early 90’s Ninja’s, I think of two things; Muzzy pipes and green windscreens. Guess what, this one has both! For a further look at what this ZX-7 has to offer, I will let the seller take it away.

From the seller:

Up for auction is my beloved 1991 Kawasaki ZX-7 Ninja. There isn't much which has not been done. See list below, sure I am forgetting things. Actual miles, except for the carb jetting, engine is unmolested and original.

Recently upgraded. I have put approx. 600 miles on bike this yr.since completing most of the upgrades.

Both front (lower profile) and rear (190) tires
Oil and filter
Push pull throttle cables
Green windshield
Properly jetted with new kit
Speedo cable
High end spark plugs
Zeon lights
Brake pads up front and rr
Fantastic ZX7R seat cowl, correct muffler racing bracket

ZX7 matching grips
Custom LED brake lights
O ring chain and sprocket
Custom LED license plate lights and hand fab. steel black lic. holder tucked under
All NOS Kawasaki radiator hoses with pipes and o rings
Gas lines
Air box filter
Flush mounted front turn signals

internal running/brake/blinker within side markers. Fully functional from factory switch.

Hand made (by the mechanic for the original race bike) Muzzy tail pipe bracket, exact to original.

Remember, this is a 1991 motorcycle. With all original finish (except for the tail) and has normal wear.

Original seat plastic/rear wing and spare oem parts in a box, go with bike.

Too much to remember all I did.

Bike is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end auction early.

I have taken pictures to illustrate condition. Any questions, please feel free to ask.

I believe in full disclosure. Have taken not just pictures of the good, but also of the rest. There are areas I touched up with matching paint. Most of the illustrated areas of concern are 23 yr. stress cracks from over tightening by prior owners. Believe me when I say it runs very nice. With a barn full of projects awaiting my attention and 47yrs. of age with arthritis setting in all over the place, time to let her go and be enjoyed by others..

It seems like a pretty straight forward seller, which is always nice and lots of high quality photos are included. The starting bid is at $2,850 with no one throwing their hat in the ring at this time. There is no reserve on this one and with the mileage and condition; I could see this one going in the $3.5k range compared to other similar models and miles. I always love an early Ninja, if you agree and want it in your garage, you can check out the auction here and place your bid!


Classic Ninja: 1991 Kawasaki ZX-7 For Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale September 4, 2013 posted by Jared

Northwest Project: 1988 Yamaha FZR400

Redmond, WA – 25,106mi – $2,500 No Reserve

88FZR400_1 There is a reason that this bike is still considered one of the best handling bikes… because they are. And how does a 59hp inline-four blasting its way to 14,000rpm sound? Sounds great to me! You get all of Yamaha’s trick goodies of the day including, but not limited to, the EXUP system, widening the power band. All tucked into a lightweight package and covered in classic late-80’s Yamaha graphics.

1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay


This one comes to us from the great Northwest and could be a bargain, depending on what you are looking to get into. I wouldn’t call this one show queen by any means, not yet anyway. But what we do have here is an awesome winter project. You could wrench on this thing while the rain falls and be ready to ride it when spring comes around again.

From the seller:

I am looking to sell my 1988 Yamaha FZR 400. Has 25,106 miles, and has been taken good care of since I bought her outside of the issues mentioned below. A lot of the issues listed below I inherited from the previous owner(s) and I rode as is. Mostly cosmetic issues - I don't have the time or the money to see her fixed up to the level of pristine that I would like, and so I want to pass her off to someone who would be able to do so. With a little bit of money and time, you will be able to take an already fantastic machine to another level. Handling in the corners is superb, and she has more than enough power and acceleration on the straights to put a smile on your face as you shift up at the higher RPM's. I also have a set of rear pegs, and stock mirrors that will go along with the bike.

This bike is by far the most fun I've had riding a motorcycle, and I am very sad to sell her but it is time to move on.

The Good (work I have had done):
Rare rear seat cowl.
Front fairing has new red decals (not shown in pictures).
Carb work: cleaned, o-rings and manifolds replaced.
Oil changed 300 miles ago, new air filter.
All fluids changed, spark plugs changed.
Rebuilt Stator.
New Battery.
New chain, sprockets, and brakes recently serviced.
New Fuel Pump.
Upgraded forks.
Aftermarket Hindle exhaust.
Larger rear wheel.
Tabbed until next May.
Clean title in my name.
Service records during my ownership.
Not dropped during my ownership.

The Not So Good (issues I rode with as is):
A little rough around the edges.
Trip odometer does not work (likely a stuck gear inside the clocks) and I have it set at 999; the overall mileage counter is functioning and accurate.
Scratches on one side of the tank and on the bottom of the lower fairings on the Yamaha logo.
Has an idling issue (probably a Jet or Carb screw fix - I just don't have the time).
Crack on the dash where the info lights are (neutral, high beam, etc).
No horn is currently hooked up.

No one has chomped on the starting bid of $2,500 yet, but it should happen. I would be all over this if I had the liquid assets, but that’s me and I love FZR400’s. This could be a real nice fixer-upper for the winter to have ready to ride when the sun starts to shine. I would put this bike in the low $3k range given the imperfections and work needed too make this awesome. If you’re interested, you can check out the auction here, but act fast!


Northwest Project: 1988 Yamaha FZR400
Sport Bikes For Sale August 30, 2013 posted by Jared

Sin City: 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP

Las Vegas, NV – 18,025mi – $2,700 No Reserve


It's always nice to see an older, and well cared for, FZR1000 pop up for sale. It just means that clean examples are not extinct and still around for those love to look at them and ride them. These are some damn good looking bikes. Anyone that knows and loves the older FZR1000’s know that this is the model to have. Yamaha had redesigned their liter bike, bumping displacement to 1002cc and horsepower up to 145. Now present was the EXUP system which further enhanced the bikes power delivery.

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


This bike comes to us again from a collector in Vegas who looks to be parting with a few bikes, including this GSX-R Limited. Though this bike isn’t as rare as that Limited, it is still killer and a whole lot cheaper! It looks to be in well maintained condition and cared for as a collector piece.

From the seller: selling my 1989 yamaha fzr1000.this bike is in great shape and has 18k miles.i have done a cosmetic restore.the paint is in great shape and painted back to the original scheme which includes the pearl white.the paint alone was close to is all stock including the original windscreen and exhaust and signals.i even have the hard to find seat has been in my collection in my house for some years.starts right up and runs will be hard pressed to find a 89 fzr1000 in better shape.i can ship the bike but you will have to arrange the located in las vegas and if you are local you can contact me to come by and look at it.i reserve the right to end the auction early as i have it for sale locally.all sales are final and this motorcycle does not come with a warranty.


We do see these pop up from time to time, and for good reason! They are awesome bikes that feature good looks and an entry level bike to start a collection or enjoy some classic sport bike goodness. I would suspect this bike to go in the $4.5k-$5k range, but wouldn’t be all that shocked if it went for more. Bidding is only up to $2,700 with a little over a day left and the reserve non-existent. This one is going to a new home, will it be yours? Check out the auction here and do something about it.


Sin City: 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP