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Reader Rides For Sale August 23, 2011 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale- Unmolested, clean and original owner!

1990 Yamaha FZR400 with less than 5,000 miles for sale by the original owner!

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Mileage: 4930
Price: $4,800.00

This is one of ‘those moments’ in life where you are either ‘in’ or ‘out’- Any unmolested, low mileage 21 year old motorcycle is considered rare by Anyone could have bought one of these in 1990 for $4,000.00 dollars. Anyone could have bought it and not ridden it, but a scant 234 miles per year. However, not everyone can own one now- Thus my statement “You are either in or out.”

From the seller:

I am the original owner of this motorcycle. The bike has never been crashed or dropped. The bike has never required any major repairs just normal maintenance. I have done all of the maintenance and service on this bike myself. The bike is in excellent condition and runs good. I have decided it was time to find the FZR a new home and make some space in the garage.

The bike was in storage for 15 years. The tires are not worn out and do not show any signs of cracking, however they were last replaced in 1993.

The bike was brought out of storage and serviced October 2010. The following service was performed and the bike is in good operating condition.
•Engine Oil / Filter
•Brake Fluid
•Cleaned carburetors

I am including the following extras with the bike:
•Factory Service Manual
•Bagman 14 liter tank bag
•Swing Arm Stand
•Tank Cover
•Lower Cowl Cover
•Corbin Seat
•Extra set of Front Brake Pads

I’ve only seen one other 1990 FZR400 in this kind of condition and I sold it to an all Yamaha collector last spring. For those that remember- mine had a few more miles on it, but everything else was pretty much the same.

A 21 year old anything, from the original owner, doesn’t come around often so if you’re even thinking a little about a FZR400 now is your chance because you may never see it again.

If you can’t tell by now- I like this machine and think it will make a fine addition to any collection worthy of having it.

You can contact the seller at:

Good luck with the sale-



Reader Rides For Sale August 19, 2011 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZ350 in original condition for sale-

1984 Yamaha RZ350 in original condition for sale

Location: Visalia, CA
Mileage: 5,366
Price: $5,000.00 will park it in your garage

As some of our savvy readers will quickly recognize this is the same bike that sold in record time last week. Well, it’s for sale again because of those ugly DMV/BMV workers in California that have a hang up with a little smoke.

Still in the exact same condition as it was last week and looking for another new home. Larry, the new owner, is as frustrated as any regrading the lack of understanding, from the Cali BMV, regarding our beloved smokers. His intent was to buy a legal 1984 2 stroke to putt around on, but in the end it’s a no go. So, here the bike is again, just as it was last week, only having done a few hundred miles on an enclosed trailer.

There’s really not much to say other than what was said in the earlier post.

It’s also on ebay or you can hit up Larry direct at 559-300-0037 and tell him Doug sent you-

Good luck with the sale-



Reader Rides For Sale August 15, 2011 posted by

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in Exceptional Original Condition For Sale.

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in exceptional original condition for sale.

SOLD! 8.24.2011

Location: Dover, DE
Price: $4,500.00 OR best offer!!!

This is one bad ass machine with low miles, all original fairings, stock exhausts and a set of brand new NOS Dunlop 208’s that help keep it period correct.

I totally dig this bike and for me this is the best paint scheme for any year GSX-R 750- Period!

The 91 model year represented the end of an iconic era for Suzuki in that it was the last year for the Air Cooled GSX-R’s and it was, for most, the last year before the goofy pink splash graphics became in vogue.

The history on this one is pretty simple- It was purchased by a parts manager of a Suzuki dealership in 1993 and as you can see, it was kept bone stock. Most of the mileage was put on it early because when it was acquired by Steve it had a set of OEM period tires on it that were in bad shape. Steve tells me it sat in a climate controlled environment, until about a month ago, when it was purchased and brought back to life via a thorough cleaning and inspection.

Our friends at SpeedWerks Sport Bike Services own and brought it back from long term storage. I’ve looked at (aka: Drooled over) the pictures several times and I also solicited the opinion of our resident Suzuki expert and we both came to the same conclusion in that this is one FREAKING NICE machine! I’d happily roll on this one and would welcome all of the looks and stares I’d get. Hmmmm, I wonder if Steve would trade for a NSR….

If you’re a fan of oil cooled Suzuki’s and in the market I wouldn’t wait too long before hitting the boys up. I can’t imagine this one sitting around too long.

You can contact Steve at (302) 672-7223 or

Make sure you tell Steve that we sent you.

Good luck with the sale-



Ducati July 21, 2011 posted by

2005 Duacti 999R For Sale in San Diego

Ross emailed me yesterday to alert me that his 999R is available on With just over 10k miles, this one appears to have been gently cared for amongst three owners in only 6 six years.

Update 8.4.2011: Price is now $13500!

From the seller:

Have been thankful to own one of the best V-Twin Superbikes ever made. I am not riding this bike as much anymore, and it is a shame for it to sit under a red cover and not bring joy to someone else. So time to thin the herd.

I am the third owner of this bike, bought it at 5K miles, and now it has 10,196 miles on it. Was pampered by its previous two owners. Have had all routine service done at the dealership (GP Motorcycles in San Diego), and this is where it is currently sitting for sale on consignment. Major service was done at 6k miles, and right before listing the bike, I changed all fluids, inspected the bike for any problems, and put on brand new Michelin Power Ones. A piece of mind for the new owner.
Never been down, and I have never had it to the track. Never even seen rain. Clean title in hand.
Two black keys, no red key.
A list of farkles:

-Full DP 57MM Termignoni Race Exhaust/Race ECU
-Acculign Rear Sets
-SpeedyMoto Kukri Clutch plate (Red)
-DP CF half clutch cover
-DP windshield
-CF hugger
-All Original CF fairings, amazing detail…
-520 Chain kit
-Evoluzione Fender eliminator
-Shorty CRG levers on clutch and brake
-Lightech gas cap
-Ohlins springs for 180-185lb rider (not installed)
-Suspension set up by Lee’s Racing, San Diego (I am 210lbs)
-Red, indoor DP “999R” cover…rare in itself
-Custom!! 3M clear bra on bike on 80% of the bike. No scratches or scuffs.
-Brand new Michelin Power One tires, less than a mile
-Have Accumate charger, and permanent attached battery lead for it.
-Full Ducati Workshop/Operator Manual CD, and Three ring notebook with all records, and printed workshop and operated manual

Also have:
-Full race fairings, never mounted. Painted like WSBK, stickered up.
-All original parts; exhaust, lic plate holders, Barnett clutch springs, etc.

Bike is listed at $14,999.00, but I am flexible, and I am open to offers.

A lot of members have been contacting me, and happy the bike has generated a lot of interest. I know Cali may be far for some of the East Coast members. For your piece of mind, I can have a Pre-Purchase Inspection done at the dealership, and scan you the results. There are threads on here for good shipping companies that can move the bike economically, and safely. I can ship the fairings separately to you as well.

This bike is awesome, and if you test drove it, you would buy it. If you drove it on the track, you would buy two…



Truly want the bike to find a good home. Again, bike is in sunny San Diego.

I like all the spares it comes with and the spare fairings for track days. It’s an R, someone should hit the track with it!

Thanks for the heads up Ross and good luck with the sale!


Ducati July 18, 2011 posted by

2002 Ducati Monster ST4S Foggy Edition #118 of 300 For Sale!

2002 Ducati Monster ST4S Foggy Edition #118 of 300

Location: Dayton, OH
Mileage: 6,616 on chassis and 5,000 on motor
Price: $17,000.00 or OBO

Looking at this machine it reminds me of the moving Gladiator- You know the part where Maximus says “I did not know man could build such a thing!” I had no idea anyone could modify a Ducati ST4S to such an extent.

This list of modifications is long and distinguished so pull up a chair, relax and get ready to be WOWED!


-996 ST4S motor with BCM 1036cc big bore kit
-V2 Stage II 748R intake & exhaust cams
-38mm intake and 32mm exhaust valves
-machined, balanced, knife edged crank
-fly wheel balanced and lightened
-Pistal pistons 13:4:1
-Carillo Rods
-complete head porting
-54mm throttle bodies
-heavy duty BCM cylinder studs
-DP oil cooler kit
-complete blueprinting
-FIM 5.9 ecu (Ultimap)
-Doug Lofgren tuned
-suflex slipper clutch (has 3000mi on it with a brand new clutch pack)
-Evo clutch slave
-STM crank case breather valve
-heavy duty starter sprag gear
-Samco hose kit

Alex Ortner custom parts:

-top triple
-CF kickstand
-rear brake carrier
-Mag crank case cover with Ti bolts
-toe piece for GP shifter


-rear sets with a couple of Ti bolts
-handle bars
-bar end sliders
-clutch cover (PC)
-frame sliders

Moto Corse:

-radial fork bottoms (have 150mi)
-swing arm (have 650mi)


-steering dampener and brackets (PC)
-full 50mm Termi exhaust, shortened 3″ and ceramic coated
-CF headlight bucket
-CF headlight brackets
-comfort seat
-air box lid
-848 radial masters, clutch/brake (have 800mi on them)
-748R narrow band 15mm offset rotors (have 150mi on them)


-lower triple clamp
-steering stem
-tapered roller barrings


-BST wheels with Ti hard ware
-Ti fort axel
-Penske 8983 rear shock (200lb rider)
-Ohlins springs and valving in forks (200lb rider)
-CA Cycle Works left hand control unit, allows you to turn the headlight on and off
-Cox case saver
-520 DID chain
-520 Driven light weight front/rear sprocket
-Driven race hand grips
-Speigler single line brake lines
-Ferntubo Kevlar rear brake line
-Kellerman front/rear turn signals
-Moto wheels GP shifter
-Moto Wheels front sprocket cover (PC)
-CRG rear view mirrors
-Competition Werks fender eliminator kit (PC)
-Poor Duck fairing stays
-Monster Parts oil temp gage
-TPO kickstand mod
-K&N filter on crank case breather
-6ga wire conversion
-quick disconnect fuel lines
-Silerstar headlight bulb
-custom voltage regulator holder
-headlight fork mount, horn and brake mounts deleted, horn moved to air box, (PC)


-Silver Star headlight bulb
-CycleCat longer foot pegs (new)
-CycleCat standard shift parts
-CycleCat frame slider puck (new)
-stock toe piece for MW GP shifter
-half of a Samco hose kit (blue)
-1 stock horn
-RCM billet front sprocket cover black (new)
-stock fork bottoms
-Odyssey dry cell batt
-Speedymoto water pump cover black (new)
-used Suflex slipper clutch plates
-stock set of clutch springs
-TPO ss clutch springs (new)
-TPO Ti; clutch spring bolts, kickstand pivot, front pinch bolts, rear sprocket bolts (all new in packages)

Pretty impressive eh? Just a few of the things that stick out to me-
1. The motor, the motor, the motor-
2. BST wheels- Sweet!
3. Ohlins on both ends
4. Radial mount fork lowers
5. Speedymoto bits
6. CycleCat rear sets with a couple of Ti bolts

As if 1 of 300 wasn’t exclusive enough throw on the “who’s who” of Ducati accessories, a kick ass, thumping power plant and you’ve just raised it to 1 of 1.

If exclusivity is what you’re looking for- you may have just found it!

You can view the entire thread here

Good luck John-


Honda July 9, 2011 posted by

Raising the Bar: 1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale!

Location: Dallas, PA
Miles: 25,300
Price: $3,199.95 BIN

In 1993, Honda released yet another iconic sport bike and set a new standard with the 900RR. It was light, it was fast, and it handled like a bike half its size. Unlike the RC30 which preceded it, the 900RR was no fancy machine. Instead it got things done by making way more power than the CBR600F2 of its time while only weighing slightly more. At the same time, it weighed more than 50lbs less than Suzuki’s GSX-R1100 and Yamaha’s EXUP liter bike. The 900RR was in a class own its own, and it was designed from the ground up with the goal to be quicker in every aspect. The CBR900RR was truly in a class of its own.

The particular bike up for sale here is an interesting one. As if the 900RR in stock trim wasn’t fast enough, this bike has been fitted with a Wiseco R997 Big Bore forged piston kit which bumps the displacement up to 997cc and compression to 12:1 (up from 11:1). This engine also features re-sleeved cylinders, new crankshaft, and a ported and flow-benched cylinder head. The seller states this rebuilt engine has less than 3,000 miles on it. The bike also happens to be one of the first 100 of the 900RR’s produced with VIN ending in 00097 and a manufacture date of 01/92. It also has some updates to the triple clamp to alleviate some of the twitchiness due to its 16” front wheel.

More from the seller:

“This is one of the most desirable CBR’s in the collector bike market, and yes it’s a 93’, and yes its Red, White and Blue !

This is an early production number, one the first 100
produced, its Number 97.

Excellent condition, Runs Excellent, Very Clean, Very well maintained and serviced, garage kept, never crashed, clean PA title.

VIN JH2SC280XPM100097

25300 original miles, professionally built 1000cc motor with less than 3000 miles.

Wisceo R997 Big Bore forged piston kit, 1000cc [997cc], re-sleeved cylinders, 12:1 compression [runs on premium pump gas] 74mm bore,
spring steel head gasket. New crankshaft. Cylinder head ported and flow benched by Davis porting. ‘Factory’ shift kit.

I have owned this bike since 06-2003, the motor was rebuilt just prior to that. The plan was to Vintage road race this bike, but unfortunately at this time its up for auction.

Micron ‘Race’ stainless steel exhaust.

Stainless steel braided brake lines front and rear.

Updated triple clamps from 96’ to increase trail and fork stance 10mm, as you may know the pre 96’ bikes are know to be ‘twitchy’ , original clamps are included. New fuel pump, new front rotors, chain and sprockets with less than 5K. Just serviced 2 weeks ago, including: oil and filter, cooling system flushed and refilled, brake fluid flushed and refilled. Batteryholds charge, its 5 yr’s old, should last this season.

No tool kit or owners manual included. [tool kit still aval
from Honda for $58.72 p/n 89010-mw0-000]

There are a few minor cracks in plastics [see photos], upper faring below RH headlamp, RH and LH mid faring at rear dzus fastener, LH rear cowl, was cracked has been repaired. One tiny ding in rear of fuel tank. There are a few tiny nicks and scratches, this bike is used and 20 years old, the  photos speak for themselves.

Also included is a Factory Honda service manual, Triple
clamps and front axle…”

Though this particular bike isn’t a bone stock and minty example, I think that it is fairly priced for the modifications and low-ish mileage for its age. You also got to appreciate the fact that cosmetically it is mostly original and again reasonable condition for a bike its age (that paint scheme still looks awesome today!). If you are in the market for a 900RR that you can ride how they were meant to be ridden and not have to worry about keeping miles off of a pristine example, then check out the auction and place your bid!


Reader Rides For Sale June 15, 2011 posted by

’86 Suzuki GSXR 1100-First Year of a Classic!

Mileage: 13,292
Price: $6,000 SOLD!

I have had the privilege, and I do considerate it a privilege, to write up some very clean, early GSXR’s lately. This bike is no exception, and to make it even better, this is a first year GSXR 1100. That fact alone makes this a little more special than others.

Indulge me while I recap what makes this bike special. Legendary air and oil cooled motor, cranking out 137 bhp that was unheard of in 1986. That fact alone gave the bike an instant following. It was essentially a bored-out GSXR 750 motor and is considered bulletproof, being used for years on drag bikes.

Some more photo goodness-

This bike appears very clean, original and well cared for with reasonable mileage for its age. It also includes the original parts and owners and service manuals. From the seller:

Up for sale is my 1986 GSXR1100 in excellent condition. 13,292 miles first year GSXR1100, runs great, pampered and adult owned. Shown here with a Yoshimura exhaust, Mikuni radial flat slide carburetors, new chain and sprockets, oval pod filters and new Bridgestone tires.

Included in the asking price are the following:

Original Exhaust System (in excellent condition)
Original Carburetors
Original Airbox
Original Tool Kit
Original Owner’s Manual and Service Manual
Original Turn Signals
Original Sprockets
Original Windscreen
Custom Corbin Seat (not shown)
Rear Wheel Stand

Asking $6000.

The bike also includes the many acronyms that make up many GSXR’s over the years and for a Suzuki person are part of the package. On this bike you will see the SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) and the NEAS (New Electrically Activated Suspension-anti dive). This stuff is pure gold for detail people like myself.

I have said before and will say again until I leave this planet, I think all current liter bikes owe something to the GSXR 1100. This is clean example of sportbike history for anyone who wants it (and if you don’t, it’s time for therapy).


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Honda June 8, 2011 posted by

So rare, you’ve never even heard of it – CBR500F

To be honest, it’s kind of a kick to the plums when you fashion yourself as a connoisseur of Honda sportsbikes — and one turns up that you’ve never heard of. I suppose in fairness, I poured though the dozen or so Honda and more generalized sportsbike coffee table books; nothing.

I present you with the 1989 Honda CBR500F:

As with many motorcycles from that time period, there were many different displacements to fit into many different markets. This bike lives life in Mexico, where it appears to have been one of two countries getting the 500F, the other being Austria. If you didn’t notice the 500F stickers, you could easily mistake it for a domestic market CBR600F. It appears to share lots in common with the 600.

From the seller:

It was one of the very first sport bikes to be sold legally in Mexico along
with the CBR 1000, up until then all motorcycles had to be smuggled in from
the US or imported through a very very complicated and expensive process
which usually did not happen if you did not know someone in Mexican customs.
It was around the time Honda setup a production plant near Guadalajara,
Jalisco (Can you say Tequila? it’s about 40 miles from the town where it is

It is my understanding that this particular model was only sold in Austria,
Australia and Mexico because of import tariffs.
It was sold in Mexico only in 1989 and in 1990 the ever popular CBR 600 came
in to replace it

The bike was bought by its first owner and never got any significant use for
15 years, then my friend bought it and has put on 32,000 kms (20k miles) on
it. all of which have been accident free!

Any way I have some pictures of the motorcycle, I hope it makes for a decent
post 🙂 (CBR’s are not the kind to be considered exotic, but this one just

It has always been adult owned and in incredible shape, more so for a 22
year old bike

32,000 kilometers
Owners manual and toolkit
Copy of the Sales brochure from when it was new at the dealership
All paperwork, bill of sale, tax payments etc…
Jalisco plates all paid to this day.

It looks to be in top nick. The seller is looking for $3500 USD, plus shipping and any border arrangements that may or may not need to be made. It’s surely rare, so that may drive the price. And while examples as clean as this one are nearly as rare as this one, CBR600Fs can be had, sometimes, for half that figure.


Please post your interest in the comments below. Thanks! -dc