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Sport Bikes For Sale June 8, 2012 posted by Rem

Modified But Cool ’86 GSX-R1100

Location: Portland, Oregon

Mileage: 20,941

Price: Auction, $5,500 BIN

Okay, this bike has been modified but also maintained and upgraded. And sure, it’s in Oregon, my home state. And I also love GSX-R’s. So there was really no way I couldn’t write this up. Generally, I like to find older GSX-R’s that are completely stock, if possible. Because these bikes were an instant success and the bought, and then wrecked, not too many have survived. So these days even modified bikes deserve consideration. Like this one.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Survivor !! 20k original miles. 138 RWHP !! Tuning and Dyno Pulls done in April 2012 at Rons Performance Motorcycle. Local Racer.

Engine / Brand new head, Ported and polished, All new bearings,Timing chain, Rods and pistons, Gaskets, Valve springs, Stainless valves, Rings, Drag Cams, Mikuni carbs, K&N Pod Filters, Carbon M4 Exhaust.

Transmission / New bearings, New backset gears. JMC reinforced swingarm, Ohlins rear shock.

Runs great, looks great, sounds great. Very nice Old School Gixxer. The last of their kind. You don’t see too many of these anymore, this one is first year GSXR 1100 in the states. Very collectable.

Thanks for looking
Scott 

The seller outlines a lot of work on the bike, including work on the engine, suspension, transmission and exhaust. So clearly the bike has been run but it sounds like extensive work has been done to bring her back to good health. Clearly, it’s not all original, but it’s still a first year 1100, which is cool, and it still looks good, at least from the photos. Mileage isn’t too crazy high either.

You’ll want to do your homework on this one to make sure you get the bike you want. But if it works out, it could be cool.

So I guess it’s worth checking out, I mean, if you’re into awesome things. If you are, go here.

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale June 5, 2012 posted by Rem

Out of the Woodwork- Another ’84 RZ500- Titled!

Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Mileage: 5,220

Price: Auction, with a reserve

Saying that there have been a smattering of RZ500’s on RSBFS lately would be an understatement. Scan the last couple weeks of postings on the site and you’ll see plenty of these units. Crazy? Maybe. Awesome? For sure. The RZ500 is an old school Grand Prix bike for the street. Back when the 500cc two stroke ruled the earth. Not available in the U.S. ever, these bikes are truly rare and, you could argue, define sportbikes. Is it the refined machine of today? No. But there lies the magic.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

The lowest of the low-miles RZ500s?  If anyone has one with fewer miles, probably we’d all like to see it!  For auction is a very late serial number 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with 8688 Kilometers  (5213 miles) and it is nearly 100% original, including the Yokohama tires.   It has a current title valid in the USA,  and a current legal up-to-date State registration for 2012.  It has been in storage since 1986, and was not re-registered until May, 2012.   It was ridden by the first owner for a few months, then sold to a second owner who rode it only a few times, then he stored it permanently.   I believe nearly all parts are original, including every nut, bolt and washer, rubber grips, peg covers, wind screen, electrical parts, etc. and it is in excellent condition throughout.   It idles, runs, and shifts perfectly.  It operates as good as it looks in the photographs.  This is a rare find in the USA, and I doubt there are many RZ500s as original as this,  or with fewer miles.   If you’ve been waiting for something very special, this is probably the one you’ve been waiting for.  Fuel and oil have been removed, so it will be necessary to start it on premix and bleed the oil feed line.  Basically, gas it and go.

There are no repairs / plastic welding / etc. which have been done to the fairing. It has not ever been crashed, rebuilt, repainted or restored. After installing a battery and fuel, it started immediately, and the engine needed nothing except cleaning the carburetor’s pilot jets.   Brake fluid has been changed and the master cylinders and brakes work perfectly. The bike has now been  drained of gasoline and two-stroke oil. The original undamaged front turn signals are included with the bike, but are not mounted.    

There is a  very small paint chip in the tank’s side (no dent) and small ding in the end of a silencer can. (see photos).   A corner of the plastic rear grille near the upper silencer  has been repaired, but could be sanded & touched up for better appearance.  One of the middle fairing’s mounting tabs (which is beneath the lower fairing section’s outer edge) has tiny cracks which cannot be seen from the exterior.  There is one extremely small dent in the gas tank near the rider’s crotch, which is so small I cannot get it to display in a camera shot; it is very, very shallow, and difficult to see.  I do not have the tool kit or the owner’s manual .  There was one wire added, apparently for a radar detector.  It can be removed with no damage or cuts to any existing wire.   

There is a reserve price on this sale, and if you would like to see recent listings of RZ500s, I suggest you enter  eBay’s “Completed Listings” and take a look.  You can compare mileage, and come to your own conclusions.  This bike is not going to need an engine rebuild! 

Shipping:  The buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping.   

Payment:  I will accept cash in US currency examined at a nearby local bank (two minutes away),  or a certified cashier’s check or a personal check, however, all check-payments must have collected funds before the bike will be released. Upon completion of the sale, $1,500 deposit must be received using Paypal within three days (72 hours).  Balance  must be received within 10 days of the completed auction, or the sale is invalid and the deposit is considered forfeited in total.    All funds must be received in United States dollars,  and checks must be drawn on Canadian or USA banks..  The motorcycle will not be released to a third party without prior notification of intended release,  and proper identification of the buyer’s representative.   Thanks for taking the time to view this auction.  Feel free to contact with questions. 

And more photos-

So if you read the seller’s description, and you should, you’ll see that this would qualify as one low mileage bike. And pretty solid in the originality department. Overall condition looks great. Apparently this thing has been stored quite a while and clearly not ridden much. That in itself could be of some concern but the seller describes the bike as ready to run. The seller also describes some minor cosmetic damage (think Lindsey Lohan, not Tara Reid), so it really shouldn’t be a concern.

All in all this is a clean bike, and certainly qualifies as a collector bike. Who knows where the reserve is but I’m guessing it will be at the high end of the scale. Probably $10k plus.

These bikes are killer. Invest in something more interesting that Facebook and make the jump!

-RN

 

BMW May 29, 2012 posted by Rem

Beautiful Bavarian Build Quality- 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama

Mileage: 3,967

Price: Auction, starting $17,000

If you look through the photos of this bike, one thing becomes very apparent. The build quality of this bike is outstanding. It is probably no surprise for folks that are fans of BMW bikes to begin with, but the HP2 Sport is above and beyond even BMW’s standards. Just look at the parts on this thing. Precision aluminum all over the place (the triple clamp is stunning, just to start) and carbon fiber bits to keep you light and strong. A really beautiful bike across the board.

Here’s the photos-

And the seller’s info-

The downward sloping machined upper fork support is indicative of the quality found throughout this motorcycle.  This bike is like new, never seen a track and has been treated like the collector’s item it is.  As you will see from the price sheet, it does not have ABS.  It does include BMW’s aftermarket LED turn indicators and the currently uninstalled BMW aftermarket GP pattern quick-shifter.  As you will see from the pictures, I have installed a standard shift connector rod as I found the transmission to be smoothest in this configuration.  Unfortunately, the standard quick-shifter was misplaced and is not included in this sale.  Also included is the complete original tool kit, the plastic duplicate key, the owner’s manual, a BMW repair manual on DVD and a BMW aftermarket spark plug wire puller.  The ultra lightweight Shorai battery is brand new.  I mounted and balanced the Michelin Pilot Pures. The stock mirrors give a fine view of your arms, so I added the CRG bar end mirrors. The stock mirrors are available.  Just to be clear, the Pitbull stands in the pictures are not included. 

I am the second owner of this motorcycle.  I purchased it from Hebert Cycles, the original dealer, and met the first owner who put about 2,000 miles on it in about two years.  The original tires were still on the bike when I bought it, and were in remarkably good shape with plenty of tread and wide unused strips on both sides of the rear tire. 

The seller describes some of the changes on the bike, like the bar-end mirrors, but the originals are available. The bike does not have ABS and the quick shift has apparently been misplaced. The bike has low mileage and appears to be in excellent condition. The seller also includes a photo of the invoice and you can see the MSRP on one of these is not cheap. You get what you pay for, apparently.

So if you’re looking for one, this may be your ticket. You could bring one home for significantly less than buying new. Or if you want something that’s an amazing machine and a little different than other options, this may work too.

To take this beauty home, make the jump!

-RN

Honda May 24, 2012 posted by Rem

Original and Clean ’84 Honda VF700F Interceptor (Tariff Model)

Location: San Francisco, California

Mileage: 14,600

Price: Auction with reserve

I’m sure most everyone here knows the VF/Interceptor line out of Honda from the 80’s. These bikes were on the forefront of sportbikes for the U.S. and led the way to many good things, like the Honda RC30 and the VF1000R, and VFR800, my personal bike of choice. What’s interesting about this bike is that it’s a 700, not a 750. It’s a tariff model, built back when the U.S. decided to put a tariff on bike over 700 cc’s to presumably encourage the purchasing of a certain American motorcycle product. So what do you do at Honda? Build a 700 cc tariff beater.

Here’s the seller’s description-

Beautiful survivor VF700F2 (tariff model) all original. Excellent condition, I would give it somewhere between an 8.5 – 9 on a scale of 1-10 as far as cosmetic condition goes considering its age and I very picky when it comes to things like that. I have taken photos of any cosmetic blemishes I could find which are all very minor. Everything works perfectly on the bike with the exception of the horn. In addition, the right hand turn signal light does not come on the instrument panel when engaged but the turn signal itself comes on and blinks as it should. 14,600 original miles. Runs better than new. Current registration with clear title.

And the pics-

So, to continue the story, the U.S. wised up and pulled the tariff in 1988. So everyone went back to the more powerful 750, ensuring happiness in all the land. But for those folks who want something different, this is an option.

This bike looks original and very clean, with mileage that ain’t bad for the Interceptor crowd. The seller highlights a couple of issues, like the horn and turn signal. But hopefully those could be settled pretty quick. Outside of those things, this is a good looking example of a rare bike in a rare engine configuration.

Like what you see and want to harken back to poor U.S. trade policy? Then make the jump!

-RN

Honda May 21, 2012 posted by Rem

Got an Extra $100K? Start Your Honda RC Collection Today!

Update 5.21.2012: I doubt any actual buyers interested in either a RC30 and/or RC45 are not aware of this listing by now, but just in case, the buy-it-now has been dropped again to $70k. -dc

Update 4.6.2012: With just under a day to go, I noticed the buy-it-now has been updated to $75k. Most comments indicated $60k would be in the ballpark. Maybe there’s a deal in the middle. -dc

Location: Miami, Florida

Mileage: 6,975 (RC30) and 6,842 (RC45)

Price: Auction, $100,000 BIN. Yes, that’s one hundred thousand.

So here’s a chance to have an instant Honda RC collection for your very own. Two of the greatest sportbikes ever made. Ever. You can debate sportbike greatness all day (I, for one, am happy to) and you can even debate which of these two is better than the other (also happy to participate). But you can’t really debate the significance of both of these bikes. Track ready? Check. Uber rare? Check. Superior build quality? Check. Two of the most significant sportbikes in sportbike history? Check and check.

The seller’s minimal description-

Up for sale r my 2 babies! i have a 1990 RC30 #5 OF #300 made…6975 miles AN A 1994 RC45 #20 OF #50 made….6842 miles,bikes r AMERICAN SPEC!!!! these R NOT EURO MODELS!!!!!

BOTH BIKES R FLAWLESS

RC30,RC45

ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL,TOOLS, ORIGINAL STAND,ORIGINAL BROCHURES,SPORT MAGAZINES,ORIGINAL PIPE FOR RC45 AND REFLECTORS. (ALSO HAVE A SET OF BLACK MARCHEZINIS WITH TIRES THAT GO WITH BIKES)

PLEASE DONT WASTE MY TIME! IF U LOOKING AT THESE 2 PIECES OF ART U KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY R!!!!!

AGAIN DONT WASTE MY TIME IF NOT A SERIOUS BUYER.

I HAVE A BUNCH OF PICS I CAN EMAIL TO SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY!!!!!!!

And a few photos, although the seller apparently will provide more-

The seller describes the bikes as flawless and if you’re considering something like this, then I would assume you know both of these bikes inside and out. And while the seller will provide more photos, I know I wouldn’t make a deal like this without flying to Miami to look at both of these personally. If you just happen to have come across the kind of cash to purchase a pair of bikes like this and don’t know the Honda RC line well, then do your homework. This is kind of like looking at the Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini Miura of the bike world. Due diligence will be important.

But if it all works out, then you just have to find $100 grand. That’s a lot of money and I’m sure it will garner reaction from all of the RSBFS followers. I welcome the debate. The rare sportbike market is ever evolving in my eyes and I think these values will continue to climb. These are clearly collector bikes and what they’re worth today is really up to how much someone will pay. I don’t know how much that is, so we will see.

What I do know is we have two beautiful bikes here that I would love to own. But that’s not in the cards. If you have the funds, take the first step and give this auction a look!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale May 17, 2012 posted by Rem

Titled and Beautiful ’92 TZR 250 RS

Location: San Juan Capistrano, California

Mileage: 9,600

Price: Auction

Update 5.17.2012: The new owner that purchased this bike when we first listed it in March has let us know that it is back on the market. He states that he’s chasing a new piece and is selling this one to make room. See it on San Diego Craigslist for $9500.

Wow. This is one good looking bike. Sure, the TZR250 is a killer ride out of the gate. Everyone who follows RSBFS knows how special the two stroke 250 is. Power to weight is the key here. You get a package that is going to handle like a dream with the kind of power that will keep up with many. Plus, it is just a beautiful bike.

Here’s the seller’s details-

1992 Yamaha TZR 250 RS Racing Sport 3XV8 Dry Clutch California Rare

This TZR 250 3XV8 Racing Sport is a very rare bike with factory dry clutch and I would guess there are probably only two or three here in the US and this is the only one that I know of here in California with a California title and plate. And yes this bike was grandfathered in and is registered to its 9 digit vin so its very rare. 

This bike still has all the original 3XV farinings complete, original windscreen, stock pipes and silencers etc. Mechanically I have over $3200 in parts receipts from Red Line CI and TSR worldwide, as new. The entire motor has been gone through within the last 2000 miles all factory OEM Yamaha parts, new crankshaft, pistons, rings, bearings, seals, clutch, clutch basket, friction plates, springs, etc. The Bridegstone BT016s only have limited mileage on them and bike has been fully services only running Motul 710 since. The fuel lines and carbs (bowl gaskets etc) have been services and the bike retains its original 3XV battery, most of these get the battery tossed in the truck, it goes under the seat. The bike starts easily and is built by, in my opinion, the best two stroke builder of all time; Yamaha. 

The 3XVs are the closest of he two strokes to a true GP bike derived and very close to a TZ but manageable for the street. The feel, braking, feedback, is on par with the best of the best. The handling is superb, but its really the feel on the road that separates them, bar none. I have owned a few two strokes and these are quite special and definitely the most fun to ride of the 90’s era bikes. This bike will come up in first for sure and with a nudge in second. I had an R and it was nowhere as quick. This bike is for sale locally so the auction can end anytime. 

I can go on and on about it but the pics, condition, maintenance history, and title should be enough ……. if you are fortunate enough to be able to own one of these, I would highly recommend a 3XV. 3XVs are quite rare of all the two strokes but the RS was limited to 1000 units and has the factory dry clutch which is also new ($1000), adjustable rear suspension, etc. Clear California title and current registration in hand, sold As is. Enjoy the ride……

And some more pics (with many more in the auction)-

Based on the information from the seller, this bike is clean, original and well maintained. The seller details all of the maintenance work recently done to the bike and it sounds extensive. The photos certainly show a very clean machine with no real visible flaws. The bike is titled, which is a bonus.

This is a cool bike and we’ll see where the seller put the reserve on the auction. Something tells me this thing ain’t gonna be cheap. But titled two strokes in this kind of shape rarely are. However, if you have the means, then I am jealous, and you should take a look at this auction.

-RN

Yamaha May 16, 2012 posted by Rem

Good Looking, Low Mileage ’92 Yamaha FZR1000

Location: Gross Point Park, Michigan

Mileage: 9,363

Price: Auction, $5,000 BIN

Big liter bikes like this FZR1000 were a big deal back in ’92. Sportbikes were still kind of in their infancy in the early 90’s. For instance, 1992 was the first year of the GSX-R 600. The 1000 ruled all and the FZR1000 was a big part of that scene on the track and the street. These bikes aren’t what today’s 1000’s are, but they are still no slouches. This machine put out around 145 BHP, plenty to make the horizon come up on you quick.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

You are bidding on a really low mileage Yamaha FZR1000 Exup

I have owned the bike for 5 years and have put about 200 miles per year on it regularly cleaned and kept under cover in heated garage used only as an adrenaline rush toy 

brand new battery this year, good tires 

comes with original factory tailpipe. and rare matching single seat cover

this bike is so fast its like a video game!

unbelievable handling and huge stopping power

everything works as it should

comes with owners manual and factory tool kit

the only negative is a crack in the fairing where the previous owner dropped it off the side stand

please check out the photos and ask any questions before buying

And pics-

This bike looks to be in great shape and the mileage is relatively low. It was apparently dropped at some point and has a crack in the fairing near the turn signal. The seller highlights that and includes a good photo. This could be an issue if you want a minty bike. It may be repairable or you could always look for a replacement fairing, although either may not be easy. The bike comes with the original exhaust and cool solo seat cover. Bonuses for sure.

The seller is asking $5k for this ride, which may be a little on the high side, but certainly not outrageous. These are not easy to find in any condition, so if you can give it a good home, make the jump!

-RN

 

Kawasaki May 15, 2012 posted by Rem

Last Year: 1990 Kawasaki Ninja 750R

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Mileage: 11,922

Price: Auction with a reserve

The 750 isn’t a common displacement for the sportbike anymore. You can get a Suzuki GSX-R 750, and well, that’s about it. But that wasn’t always the case. Used to be that all the major manufacturers offered a 750. I liked those days. They offer what the GSX-R 750 offers now: Big power and a small chassis. Now, you could argue that the 1000’s are really approaching the same standard, but I still wish the 750’s were offered. Since they’re not, here’s a chance for one.

From the seller-

Beautiful Kawasaki Ninja 750, Red and Black paint, very rare, Good all around bike, light and quick with out the torture rack of modern sport bikes. The bike would be perfect for a new rider or an older one who can’t take the rack anymore.

The miles are low, under 12,000

The tires are near new

Muzzy full pipe, I do not have the stock pipes.

Sprockets are in great shape

The bike is basically stock except the pipe. There is normal wear from the miles the bike has, nothing really jumps out, there is a tiny crack in the brake light (see pic)

It is a solid rare ride that are hard to find, sure to be collectible, or it can just be every day ride.

Any questions just ask, but!!!!

If you have less than a 5 feedback score, due to so many winners not completing the deal…… message me before bidding, it does cost money to list on here and games just cost money..

One reason I don’t list buy it now, people hit, then nothing, but eBay sends the bill no matter,,,,

The bike is for sale on the C-list,,, but I really need the room at the moment..

so it she sells locally, I will end early..

thank you  

And plenty of pics-

The seller says the bike is basically stock except for the Muzzy exhaust, not exactly uncommon for a Kawasaki back in the day. The mileage is still low for the bike’s age. The paint looks good and no other significant issue appear to exist, except for the crack in the break light the seller highlights.

Bikes this old and this clean are becoming harder and harder to find. It may not be the performance demon that you get in today’s bikes, but it was certainly a cool ride back then and I think still looks great today. As the rarer bikes continue to get more expensive, like the ZX-7R, this may be an option that won’t break the bank.

If you like these bikes too, get in on the action and go place your bid!

-RN