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Honda August 8, 2012 posted by Jared

Two-Stroke Alert! 1995 Honda NSR250SE (MC28)

Location: Rockford, IL

Miles: 0?

Price: Currently $8,100 with Reserve

Here is a good one for all you two stroke fans out there! The Honda MC28 was the pinnacle of the NSR250’s as it was the last generation. It featured PGMIV technology as well as the Proarm swing arm as seen on other Honda models of the time. This is what 250 two-strokes are all about!

The bike up for sale may look like an SP at first glance, but it is actually an SE model wearing OEM Repsol body work. I’m not complaining, because I this is definitely my favorite body work of the NSR’s. Also, this bike has apparently not been ridden since being imported 14 years ago. It has however had a complete restoration including a rebuilt engine, Re-sprung SE forks, Ohlins rear and steering dampener, new chambers, lots of carbon bits, and a host of other upgrades.

From the seller:

1995 Honda NSR 250 MC-28

OEM Repsol Bodywork –

SP Forks Re-Sprung and Gold Valving and the lower fork legs hard anodized black – all work done by Race Tech

Ohlins Rear suspension and Ohlins steering damper

The Motor was completely bead blasted and powder coated black and completely rebuilt – New crank/pistons & rings/power valves shafts & seals – All gaskets & Just about every nut, bolt, stud on the motor was replaced w/OEM Honda

TSR Stainless steel Chambers With Carbon/Kevlar Silencers With Titanium Outlets

HRC Harness and 030 Card – HRC Lower Head – HRC Reed Stuffers HRC Jet Kit (carbs also completely rebuilt) HRC Rear Brake Reservoir

Since the HRC Harness has no provisions for lights a custom harness was installed to run parallel but completely separate from the HRC Harness – the harness runs Head light, tail light and gauges

Tyga CNC Triple Clamp, Rear sets with carbon heal plates, and brake & clutch levers – Carbon clutch cover, Carbon Gauge Cover, Carbon Radiator Cover. And a couple misc custom carbon covers – speedo drive block off plate, steering head lock block off plate etc

Goodridge Brake Lines Carbon/Kevlar with stainless steel fittings

PFM Rear Brake Rotor

Wave front Rotors

Ferodo Brake Pads

AFAM Sprockets & DID Chain

A few titanium bolts – Rear axle Nut – subframe support – front & rear brake caliper – front axle pinch bolts etc – And a bunch of stainless steel nuts bolts etc

There is also a Rear stand, Parts Manual, Service Manual And HRC Manual (HRC Manual in English & Japanese) And a spare set of carbs as well as the rest of the HRC Jet Kit, a few other odds and ends and a couple of the stock pieces that came off the bike.

I Have owned this bike for 14 yrs, aside from the importer I am the first US Owner and in the 14 yrs I’ve owned it it has NEVER been ridden it sat unfinished in my basement for a very long time & recently decided to finish my project, it has never seen any sort of rain or adverse conditions, The only issue i know of are a very small blemish on the front upper cowl (see photo) – I’ve been told it would be very easy to remove but I do not want to alter the stock bodywork in any way

In my opinion the bike is equal to or better than something that just rolled out of the crate, feel free to contact me with any questions

The bike is being sold ”AS IS”

Just to clarify, This bike is Not an original SP. This bike started off as an SE-R2R and was upgraded with SP forks and SP bodywork.

This is hardly a bone-stock example of an NSR250. But what it lacks in originality, it more than makes up for in high quality upgrades and appearance. The seller states that it is at zero miles since the rebuild, but no mention of Km’s on the odometer. But that number shouldn’t make too much of a difference on the price of this bike given its “like new” status of all its new parts. That OEM Repsol body work is rare as well given that only 1,000 SP were produced in that livery. Bidding is already off to a fast start, but the reserve remains in place as of now. You can check out the auction here and place your bid!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale August 3, 2012 posted by Jared

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance&Hines Edition #376

Location: New York

Miles: 22,695

Price: $3,400 with No Reserve

You definitely don’t see these every day. The Vance & Hines edition of the FZR600 wasn’t much different than the standard FZR of the time other than the V&H exhaust. However, the paint scheme was custom and a post-factory job. With only 636 of these specials produced, they don’t come about too often.

The bike up for grabs here looks to be in very good condition considering its age and mileage. I don’t see any damage to the fairings other than some small chipping near the seat on the solo tail. The auction does include a host of extras like Original V&H paperwork and care instruction for the bike, a signed Eddie Lawson Daytona200 poster and several other items.

From the seller:

UP FOR AUCTION IS A 1992 YAMAHA FZR 600 VANCE & HINES EDITION. IT IS #376 OF 636 LIMITED EDITION BIKES . I PURCHASED THIS SURVIVIOR A FEW YEARS BACK & HAS BEEN IN MY COLLECTION ON ABATTERYTENDER & UNDER A COVER.

IT HAS 22695 MILES ON IT, IT IS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR A 1992 MOTORCYCLE, I JUST REMOVED THE COVER, PUT THE CHOKE ON & SHE FIRED UP. IT HAS BEEN SITTING SO IT COULD USE A CARB CLEANING, & FRESH FLUIDS.

INCLUDED IN THE AUCTION & TRULLY HARD TO COME BY, ARE THE FACTORY LETTERS, FROM YAMAHA & VANCE & HINES, ALL THE INFO ON THE LIMITED EDITION MOTORCYCLE. ALSO A LG POSTER OF EDDIE LAWSON ON THE TRACK AT DAYTONA, A DAYTONA 200 RACE PROGRAM WITH A RACING PATCH, A VANCE & HINES PERIOD CORRECT PERFORMANCE CATALOG, A FULL YAMAHA SERVICE MANUAL, THE OWNERS MANUALS & PERIOD CORRECT RACING MAGAZINES, I WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE REAR STAND.

THIS TRULLY IS A PEICE OF RACING HISTORY , MOST OF THESE BIKES ARE LONG GONE. EVEN WITH THE HIGH MILAGE, IT WILL BE A NICE ADDITION TO SOMEONES COLLECTION, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL OF THE PAPER WORK & EXTRAS INCLUDED WITH THE AUCTION.

SHIPPING OF THE MOTORCYCLE AS WELL AS THE EXTRAS ARE AT THE WINNING BIDDERS EXPENSE.

Now some of you might not be super into the paint scheme, unless you are a huge Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fan. But if you are a huge Yamaha fan or collector, then this bike offers a chance to own a replica bike for a very reasonable cost. Miles are on the higher end, but the condition of the bike does not show it at all. You can check out the auction here and decide for yourself!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale July 26, 2012 posted by Jared

OW-Oh’Bitchin! 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 (OW-02)

Location: Hollister, CA

Miles: 750

Price: $25,000

Well here is something you definitely don’t see for sale everyday. The OW-02 is the kind of bike that defines a Rare Sport Bike, and this one is For Sale. Yamaha had designed the R7 to compete in WSB and given it numerous improvements. Ohlins suspension, titanium valves and con-rods, forged pistons with nickel-plated tops, an extra layer of aluminum on the frame that made it twice as stiff as an R1, and carbon fiber airbox highlight these upgrades. Yamaha was not messing around when they made these things. The R7 meant business.

This lovely R7 up for sale here has only traveled a total of 750 miles during its life. It is not stock, but it does have a Stage 1 Race kit installed. I don’t know exactly was is included in the kit, but you can be sure that the power rating is well above the stock level of 100hp. All of the stock parts and manuals are included as well.

From the seller:

Yamaha YZF-R7 for sale by original owner.

I have owned this bike from new. It has very low mileage and has only been ridden at track days, never been raced or been on the road. In excellent original condition. R7 Stage I race kit professionally installed.

Only 1200 Km (750 miles) since new.

All unused kit parts, removed original parts and manuals included in sale.

The bike is in street-legal trim and CA registered (plate removed for pictures).

For full details on this model, see the Motorcycle.com Review of the 1999 R7

UPDATE: The bike will be on display at the eBay Motors booth at the Red BullU.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, from Friday July 27 – Sunday July 29. The booth will be located by Turn 2, the Andretti Hairpin, in the vendors area.

Considering that these bikes were an unprecedented $30k when they were brand new, I would say that this bike is a steal. Well maybe not a steal, but at $25k with ultra low miles, a race kit installed, and all the stock parts included, it is a hell of a deal. And the best part? You can venture on down to the RedBull U.S. Gran Prix this weekend and see it in person at the eBay motors booth at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! You can bet that I will be there as will most of the other RSBFS staff members. I you see me, feel free to say “Hi”, I’ll be the guy wearing a hat and shorts… You can check out the auction here and buy this awesome R7 today!

See you at the Corckscrew!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale July 24, 2012 posted by Jared

Gamma Power! 1986 Suzuki RG500 For Sale

Location: Merritt, BC, Canada

Miles: 10,343mi (16,645km)

Price: Starting at $12,000 (No Reserve)

I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing RG500’s for sale. With a 95hp two-stroke square four engine and a light weight package, what is not to love? The 500cc two-stroke represents something very cool and unique in my book and the Gamma would definitely be my weapon of choice.

I should be no surprise that this one hails from America’s Hat (Canada) as do a lot of the smoker’s we see for sale. Maple syrup and two-strokes? Where is my passport… I digress, this bike is not a minty fresh Gamma, as it has seen a low speed lay-down in its past. But the seller highlights that fairings have been replaced to bring it back to better condition. Miles aren’t super low either, but also not super high.

From the seller:

I’m regretfully selling my 86 RG500, time to move on. I am the 3rd owner. First owner sold it to my good friend in 87 with less than 1500 miles. My friend owned it till about 09 when he sold it to me. When I purchased it it had about 9200miles it now has 16645 km’s or 10343 miles. The bike has had a few paint touch ups over the years to fix flaws or minor wear, my friend was VERY anal.

I had a rt side lowside at about 25mph and damaged the upper and mid panel along with the rt mirror, muffler, turn signal and clutch lever. All where replaced with new OEM Suzuki parts with exception of the muffler which I found on Ebay. The muffler is in really nice shape.

The bike has always been stored indoors and all the black plastic is very nice with no oxidation or dryness. I do not have the rear seat for the bike, sorry,

This is a very clean original RG, NO modifications whatsoever, stock right down to the grips. When people see it they cannot believe it is almost 27 years old.

The deficiencies are as per the photos:

RT adjuster on fork, cracked.
Rear fender has a small broken piece.
Rt turn signal holder was cracker so it is epoxied to repair. I would carefully paint this but I want this revealed in the spirit of honesty.
Small scrape on rt side of belly pan, Otherwise, the belly pan is in overall good shape.

To me, this is one of those “just right” bikes. Not too pristine to ride. Not too thrashed to be a lost cause. The seller does disclose some imperfections and close-ups of such. Full disclosure is always appreciated. We have seen a decent amount of RG500’s for sale in the last year, and prices are only going up. The seller has set the opening bid at $12k, which is probably close to the max this bike would command. However, I would be surprised if it didn’t sell at this mark. You can check out the auction here and place your bid today!

-JS

Ducati July 18, 2012 posted by Jared

See the Light! 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight #810

Location: Albany, NY

Miles: 5,852

Price: $6,800 BIN

There is something refreshing about seeing a yellow Ducati, especially one with a white frame. Most of the Duc’s I see are your standard red units. Not that this is a bad thing, but this color combo set’s it self apart from the crowd. What else sets this bike apart from the rest is the SuperLight designation. The SL’s featured more carbon fiber bits, and Marvic aluminum/magnesium wheels to help bring the bikes weight down. They were also one of the first Ducati’s to be given the numbered plaque on the triple clamp.

The particular bike up for grabs is a now-stock unit, except for the exhaust. Don’t worry, the original is included. The seller states that some slight cracking has occurred on a couple parts of the fairing, but repairs and some painting have taken place to prevent further damage. There also looks to me some slight rust (spots) on part of the frame. Other than those issues, this bike sure looks clean and has only had two owners in it life.

From the seller:

1993 Ducati Superlight

#810 out of 1000 imported to theUSA

5951 miles

Although not perfect, this 1993 Superlight is in excellent shape. This bike was purchased as a collectable and has been rode very sparingly.

I purchase this bike in 1996 and I am the second owner. The original owner had modified the engine…if I can remember that far back I believe he had racing carbs on and moved the battery to a different area of the bike. He also had removed the choke.

I brought it to the dealer soon after purchasing it and had everything put back to its’ original condition.

No modifications have been made since I’ve owned it. F1’s exhaust pipes are on it now. The original pipes will be included in the sale.

Some cracking can be found on the right tail section and the front fairing. Fiberglass was placed on the inside of the tail piece to prevent

it from cracking more. The front fairing was repainted due to cracking.

There is some rust on the front of the frame.

The cylinder studs have been replaced. I had the bike completely overhauled in 2006. Fluids have been changed.Battery(always on battery tender) and tires are fairly new.

I have the maintenance records for the work that has been done. The bike needs nothing other than someone to ride it.

I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

I will say that I think this 900SL is a pretty good deal with a $6,800 BIN. We have seen slightly cleaner ones with higher miles start out at $7k+ and go up from there. I wouldn’t suspect this to last too long with a $6,800 price tag as it is still a killer bike and would make a great addition to any collection, especially if someone is collecting on somewhat of a budget. It would also make a solid daily rider for someone who wants something a little less common in the world of Ducati’s. You can check out the auction here and make it yours today!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale July 17, 2012 posted by Jared

Little Gamma: Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf

Location: Steilacoom, WA

Miles: 28,100

Price: $2,800 with No Reserve

Prior to the “V”, Suzuki had the RG250 which featured a parallel twin two-stroke and some anti-dive forks, which were pretty advanced for a street bike at the time. Meanwhile, Canadian oil tycoon Walter Wolf was in the business of F1 racing and seeing some success. And apparently it was only a matter of time before Suzuki decided to plaster a bunch of Gamma’s in WW livery, why not?

The particular RG250 for sale here kind of has me confused. The seller states that it is a 1983. However, the full fairing and design of the bike would lead me to believe that it is an ’85-’87 model. Also, most of the WW RG250’s I have seen are the red seat/wheels versions with a different graphics configuration. I can only assume that this might be a JDM version since it has the blue gauges. Anyone have any ideas?

From the seller:

THIS IS A VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND SUZUKI RG250 WALTER WOLF RACING BIKE. BIKE RUNS EXCELLENT AND CAN BE A DAILY DRIVER. SOME EXTRA PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. THE FRONT FEARING HAS SOME NORMAL CRACKS BUT THE BIKE DOES NOT HAVE ANY MAJOR DAMAGE AT ALL. YOU WILL NOT FIND A ANOTHER ONE LET ALONE ONE THIS NICE! THIS BIKE WONT LAST AT THIS PRICE. ADD IT TO YOUR CURRENT VINTAGE COLLECTION!

The bike doesn’t look pristine, but it does look good for a 25-year-old bike with almost 30k on the clock. There is a pretty visible crack in the upper cowl that has been slightly repaired and some oxidation on the aluminum bits (clip-ons and frames). I think this would be a cool project to bring back to its original glory. With an opening bid of $2,800 and no Reserve on the auction, it can be scored relatively cheap. If you’re interested in this little Wolf, then check out the auction here!

-JS

Honda July 16, 2012 posted by Jared

Baby RC30: 1990 Honda VFR400R (NC30)

Location: Marysville, OH

Miles: 11,433

Price: Currently $5,034 with Reserve ($7,500 BIN)

This bike had me seriously fooled when I first saw the photo. I though RC30 for a half second until I read this description. I was close, but this however is a VFR400R (NC30) and not its famous big brother. Having said that, I still think this thing is AWEOSME! RC30 styling, the cool factor that comes from a grey-market bike and Honda’s V4 design in the 400cc version are killer things which equal to about a quarter the price of the RC. I wouldn’t feel bad about taking this thing out all the time as I would with a real RC30.

Now, this bike isn’t a bone stock example, and the paint scheme has been modified to mirror that of the RC30. But this isn’t a Faux-rarri with a Fiero engine underneath, this thing is all Honda. There are a few modifications done to the bike, but it seems to me that they are all tastefully and purposefully done. Someone spent some time building this and it shows.

Here is a photo of a stock VFR400R of the same year.

From the Seller:

I have owned this bike for the past 8+ years, it starts and runs great.
Engine is stock. I have not done any modifications internally. It has had very regular oil and
filter changes and has a low mileage (maybe a few 1000) air filter and plugs. I have never tracked this bike. It has been adult owned and ridden since it came to the states. I have a clear Ohio title for it.

18400 Kilometers (11433 miles), gauge face changed to MPH
CBR600RR Front forks, brakes, fender, triples w/ custom adapters
Stainless brake hoses
Aftermarket alum clipons
CBR600 Front wheel
Aluminum screen brace and fairing / headlight / gauge mount
CRG brake & clutch levers
Silicone coolant hoses
Aprilia RS250 rear shock
Rick Oliver rearsets w/ Gilles pegs
Aluminum rear sub frame
NC35 Rear wheel (17″)
Wave rear rotor
Lots of Alum, Ti & stainless fasteners
RC30 replica paintwork on stock fairings
Custom RC30 solo seat tail section w/ custom tail light brackets & plate bracket RC30 Back pad
Fresh powder coat on wheels (this spring)
1 month old gel battery
Less than 1000 miles on Michelin Pilot tires, chain & both sprockets
Custom shorty muffler on Ethos exhaust
Sealed swingarm w/ through arm rear brake hose
YZF regulator / rectifier
Custom made Stainless side stand
SSR threaded fuel tank cap
Other small stuff I have forgotten.

There are a few blemishes in the body work and a small dent in the tank. Everything is repairable but would require re paint which is why I have not gotten to it. I could go on and on about good condition etc. If you have specific questions do not hesitate to contact me.

I am listing the bike with a buy it now option. That option includes a excellent condition full stock exhaust and muffler bracket. My reserve is lower than the BIN price and does not include the exhaust.

Sure this isn’t a bone stock garage queen, but that’s perfect. If you wanted something to stare at and always worry about riding, then save up about $25-$30k and buy the RC30. This baby VFR is meant to be ridden and enjoyed, and you can bet people heads will turn when cruising on this thing. I only wish I had the cash to score it.  Bidding is already active and the seller states the Reserve is lower than the BIN, but the BIN does include a clean stock exhaust. If you dig this thing as much as I do, then take a look at the auction here and place your bid!

-JS

Ducati July 2, 2012 posted by Jared

Collector Alert! 1988 Ducati 750F1 with 443 miles

Location: Barnesville, GA

Miles: 443

Price: Currently $14,500 with Reserve

I don’t know abut you guys, but the 750F1 is a top-5 favorite Ducati for me. The F1 was built at a time when Ducati was struggling as a company; financially with sales low and some poor management decisions. To some, the F1 was seen as one last gasp before they went under. But this was not the case as Ducati was taken over by Cagiva and the F1 was seen as a success and a true racer-replica for the street.

The bike up for grabs here is a real stunner. Probably the most stunning part is the fact that it only has 443 miles. That’s roughly a 24 mile per year average since it was new and that is not a lot last time I checked. The bike seems very well cared for unlike some low-mileage bikes that are moth-balled until they are sold. The seller highlights that it has been started and moderately ridden during his ownership and rebuilt and ultrasonically cleaned carbs.

From the Seller:

This 1988 Ducati 750F1S is an exceptional, museum quality, original, unrestored example that would be a fine addition to any Ducati collection. The classic Italian bike design and color combination are outstanding, and the F1S model was the last US spec version produced. I am the third owner, and the ownership history is documented back to the original purchaser. The bike has been started regularly, and ridden infrequently during my ownership. It has only 443 miles and has never been near redline while I have owned it, as it is still not broken in.

The first owner was Robert Nolan and he purchased the bike from Great Lakes Cycles inMentor,Ohioon 10-29-96. The bike sat unsold in it’s crate from 1988 until 1996. The original owner’s ID. card and sales paperwork is included along with the original warranty card, registration form, and assembly instructions. The second owner name was Richard Barsotti. Richard has a business called Wasted Spark Motorcycles inTopshamVt.Neither of these owners titled the bike. When I purchased the bike I decided to get it titled inGa.but since it had no title from anothe state, I was required to get the title “bonded”. This meant that I had to provide full ownership history for the bike. I was issued the title based on the full and clear ownership history and documentation.

The bike is exceptional mechanically and cosmetically. Due to ethanol in the fuel, I replaced both petcocks with new ones from Steve at Bevelheaven. Steve also recently ultrsasonically cleaned and then re-built both carbs. The bike is only being run on non- ethanol fuel. It runs and drives smoothly on it’s original tires, and has a distinctive throaty sound from the exhaust.

The bike is complete and original including unused tool kit, original key and key tag, original ,un-used and un- mounted Vitaloni mirrors and mounting hardware. A single handelbar mirror is mounted. The original owner’s manual and workshop manual is included. There are obviously minimal service records except for minor items like brake fluid change and fuel hose replacement. Cosmetically the bike is extremely nice, no cracks in the fairings and except for a few small paint nicks, the paint is like new. The seat is perfect, windshield plexi is like new. The bike presentation is about as good as it gets for a 24 year old bike.

Bidding for this beauty is already active and up to $14.5k with the reserve still on, but plenty of time left. This isn’t a rarer Montjuich, Laguna Seca, or Santa Monica model that tends to go for more money than the standard F1. It is however one of a handful of F1’s that we have seen on RSBFS and the second-lowest mileage one as well. If you have a Ducati collection, I would say that this would be an awesome addition. You can check out the auction here and make some room in the garage… or living room!

-JS