Location: Caledonia, Wisconsin Mileage: 4,521 Price: Auction
Do you like uber-rare two stroke 500’s? Of course you do. If you didn’t you wouldn’t be reading this post. Well, here’s a chance to own one of the coolest of the breed and one of the most popular bikes here on RSBFS. The Yamaha RZ500 was never brought for sale to the U.S. but thankfully brave men and women took matters into their own hands and brought them here anyway. It’s a two-stroke powerhouse that reflects a time of the greatest riders and bikes in the history of GP racing. Totally bad ass.
From the seller (why sell this bike? I don’t know)-
I am selling a 1985 RZ500 with 4,521 miles (7,276 k). The person I purchased it from had it stored in a basement for ten years so. When I got it I removed the carbs and clean them up. I also installed a new gasket set. The tank was drained but was never coated so there is very little surface rust. The tires were new when he stored it but they are hard and will need to be changed. I took very detailed pictures of the bike, so you will notice some minor rust in the pics and also some minor cracks in the fairings. I did not do anything cosmetically to the bike except clean it up. The bike runs great and everything works. It starts up on the first or second kick and is a thrill to say the least! It is not museum quality, but for a 1985 bike its in great shape with very little wear.
This bike looks pretty stock and clean. The seller highlights some of the issues with the fairing and some rust spots that you’ll want to get full detail on. The paint still looks good on the plastics and there are no obvious major modifications that meet my eye. All in all a good looking ride that is reported by the seller to run well.
So here it is folks. These machines don’r run cheap and for a good reason. They are rare and they are special. Take this opportunity if you have the means. They aren’t building any more. To make a play, make the jump!