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Honda March 4, 2013 posted by

Spring Fever Monday Mailbag [Pepsi RGV, FZR400, VFR750, RZ350]

Good morning and welcome to the first mailbag of March. I titled the post Spring Fever because the number of emails have gone up sharply as the weather starts to taunt us with almost nice weather. Everyone is beginning to shop for a new mount in the stable! Keep us posted with your finds and have a good week,


VFR750 For Sale

Adrian shoots us his great looking 1996 Honda VFR750 with just 16k miles. It’s on eBay and current winning bid is just $2225 with 5 days remaining. Nearly 50 bids so far! Great bike and price so far. Good luck to buyers and sellers.

fzr400 for sale

Donald shoots us his awesome 1988 Yamaha FZR400 that has just 4500 miles. For sale in Massachusetts for only $4500.

Suzuki RGV250 VJ21 For Sale Pepsi

Regular Chris G. spotted this sweet little 1989 RGV 250 VJ21 for $4000 CAD. It is set up for track but seller states he has the street parts too. Nice!

rz350 for sale

Chris sends us this 1984 Yamaha RZ 350 in Alabama for $4200.

Sport Bikes For Sale February 3, 2013 posted by

Up in smoke: 1985 Yamaha RZ350


I was originally going to title this post “what are you smoking?” for one very good reason: The BIN on this bike is $10,450. Yes, you read that right. Nearly ten-five for a RZ350 seems a bit excessive on the face of it (not quite as excessive as the RZ with only 5 miles offered for $20k), but this seller has done a very good job laying out the details of the ride. And with the RZ market getting hotter by the day, perhaps the only thing being smoked here is castor oil – by the bike.



From the seller:
My long time customer has decided to sell his 2-stroke collection. He is a collector of museum quality bikes. He has ridden this bike less than 200 miles since he bought it in 2010. This bike rides like a dream with the upgrades it has. This is not your run of the mill RZ350 that is out there which quite often is in need of much neglected service. This on the other hand is an absolute pleasure to ride. It is like riding a brand new RZ350 only better because it has suspension now that works and it has a well tuned motor with expansion chambers.

Now is your chance to own a show quality RZ350. They simply are impossible to find in this condition outside of being in a crate. Speaking of crated RZ350’s, the last one sold for $18K on ebay in November of 2012. Obviously at that price it is for show only. I have all the details on that one if you want more information on that auction. This RZ350 on the other hand is ready to ride.

Trust me when I say I have seen a lot of RZ350’s. I have inspected every detail of this RZ350. For as long I’ve been in business I’ve only seen three other RZ350’s that even come close to being as immaculate as this bike is. Especially when you are talking about being for the most part all original. Bare in mind this is no ground up restoration but rather a flawless original which is way more difficult to find and nearly impossible to duplicate.

Attached is the information on the bike that I put together when It was originally sold three years ago. It’s virtually in the same condition as it was when I sold it to him except that he has added new tires, a battery and recently had the carburetors cleaned.

The bike has in excess of $4K in upgrades alone. The front forks, exhaust, rear shock and other improvements are listed below. I do have the invoice for all of the work and will send it to interested parties. All of the modifications are tastefully done and do not negatively affect the look. The bike looks like it rolled off the showroom floor the way it is. So you have a bike that has been vastly improved but done to look as if it was made this way by Yamaha.



More from the seller:
Bike History:
I know the original owner in Northern California who had it for 20 years with less than 2 miles. All he would do was start it occasionally and ride it up and down his street to keep it in good shape. It was covered and stored indoors all of the time. He finally sold it to a guy who wanted a NEW 84 red, white and blue paint scheme RZ350 but could not find one. Once he got the bike he bought the tank and every body panel except the front fender brand new in the 84 red, white and blue paint scheme. The wheels are powder coated black.

It looks so good with the black frame that I think Yamaha should have offered it this way for the USA market as they did indeed for other world markets. The bike is clean enough to show at any venue and win easily. It has never been crashed or dropped. I would say the bike is a solid 9.9. It starts up easily and runs fantastic. A RZ350 in this condition is next to impossible to find. It is truly a collectors dream bike considering how flawless it is and how well it rides with all of the upgrades.

Service History:

The front & rear brakes have been rebuilt and bleed using the stock lines and EBC brake pads.

Avon Super Venom tires size 120/80 and 100/90 installed.

Our High Performance Fork Upgrade including Race Tech Emulators and Eibach straight-rate springs was performed.

One of the last New Fox shocks ever made with ride height adjustment was installed.
The suspension is setup for a 200 – 240 pound rider weight.

All fuel and oil hoses have been replaced with OEM Yamaha parts.

The steering bearings have been upgraded with tapered bearings and the steering stops have been modified. They are now adjustable which prevents the handlebar controls from coming dangerously too close to the fuel tank. This is a very common problem with all RZ350s.

Famous John Lassak Chambers built from the original jig by Tommy Crawford and customized to fit the frame better. Notice the amount of space between the lower fairing and the pipes. This will help preserve the lower fairing and protect it from the heat normally associated with other chambers which come much closer to the fairing. This pair is one of the last he ever built. He is now retired from pipe building so these are quite collectable.


So we have a nicely updated, basically gorgeous RZ350. These were certainly not expensive in the day, but prices on these collectable two strokes is on the rise. What is interesting is that this was originally a black/yellow bike, and the previous owner spend considerable time and dollars to convert it to the red/white livery. While it does look good, I’m not sure most buyers would want to foot the bill for that. The rest of the modifications look to be worthwhile, unless you are looking for a stock bike to collect.


I’ll let the RSBFS readers decide if the upgrades on this bike make it worthy of the premium being asked. RZs are still common enough where any internet search will provide more than a few bikes, in various states of modifications and conditions. It is a given that a used bike in good condition will always bring in more money than a basket case – and this bike does look good. Check out all of the pictures and details here, and then let us know your thoughts. Is $10,450 the new asking price for a clean RZ350?


Yamaha January 22, 2013 posted by

Super Clean Smoker: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 with less than 1,000 miles!


If you’ve been holding out for an RZ350 – patiently waiting to find just the right one – we here at RSBFS just might have located your dream popcorn machine. Check out this clean and well-loved RZ350.


Given how popular RZs have become on this site, I am hoping for the collective wisdom of our eagle-eyed readers to help clear up a few mysteries. US-based RZs were ’84 and ’85 model years only. From the factory, US bikes had bikini fairings (with color-matched chin spoilers) and round headlights. The full bodywork on this RZ looks striking and appears factory, but I don’t recall if that being an option for the US market. Also, the headlight on this model is square, unlike the US bikes. Yet this RZ has a speedo calibrated in MPH (not KM/H) and the pipes are the correct, stock items containing the catalytic converters.


From the seller:
Up for auction is a 1984 Yamaha RZ350 with, wait, only 930 miles. Bike is “as new” with little or no signs of wear. All parts on this bike are original. If you’re searching for an original un-molested example of this model you won’t find one nicer. I don’t know what else to say except this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a very special example of a historically significant motorcycle. I hate to let it go as this model was my first motorcycle and when I bought it a few years back I searched high and low for the BEST example I could find. I was lucky enough to find this bike and now you are in a position to add it to your collection.


In the world of ratty, well-used and abused two-strokes, this bike could be a gleaming beacon. With a claimed 930 original miles, this might be your chance to pick up an RZ while you still can. As this one looks showroom new, you might not even notice that almost 30 years have come and gone since the model was introduced to the US (never really having gone away in other markets such as the UK or Canada).


But then I pause. The portrait shots of the bike do make it look good. But pictures do not always tell the whole story. Does the inside of that fairing shot show potential damage repair, or is that only an optical illusion? It could simply be the look of hand-laid fiberglass. Certainly the brake master reservoir is showing some damage, but then again this is a 30-something bike. As always, we at RSBFS encourage prospective buyers to ask lots of questions and even ask for more pictures whenever you are dealing with a rare or collector model such as this.


Bidding is on right now: the current price is only $5,000 with no reserve in place. That’s right; this one is still potentially sitting in bargain territory and some lucky bidder will be going home with a near new RZ350 at the end of it. Check it out here, and don’t forget to let us know what you think. Good Luck!


Yamaha January 8, 2013 posted by

Good to be King: 1984 Yamaha RZ350


Located in Tennessee is this RZ350 survivor in bumble bee livery. Sporting 9,100 miles and some aftermarket pipes (SPEC II perhaps?), this would make for a rockin’ ride for the New Year. Check out some of the classic smokers in the background; looks like our seller is a real two stroke fan!


RZ350s are very popular with our readers. Known as the last officially imported factory two stroke in the US, the RZs paid homage to the RD 250/350/400 lineage that came before it, as well as celebrated the racing success enjoyed with both “King” Kenny Roberts and “Steady” Eddie Lawson.


From the seller:
If your looking at this bike, you probably already know what it is. For a 350 it is one fast bike and a limited production bike. Blast to drive. This is a very very clean bike. It is a turn key and go bike. Also have the owner manual.

PS there are several scratches on the bike is thirty years old -Also have a decal set .


These bikes are not only popular on RSBFS, they are popular on eBay as well. Several bidders have already jumped into the action, and the current price is $2,425 with reserve still in place. As always, the reserve number will be the key to this one selling, but by all accounts interest is there. For more info and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good Luck!


Aprilia October 23, 2012 posted by

October Mega Mailbag! [RC8, RS250, RZ350, VFR400R Rothmans, ZX7R, ZX7, 89 CBR600, VFR400]

Hey guys! It’s been a while to say the least since we last published a post with your submissions. My apologies if your listing has expired or we didn’t get to reply in time — there’s just been too much to do every weekend since forever!

Thanks as always for your emails and thank you for reading!


First up Chris shoot us his 2009 KTM RC8 that has a couple days left on eBay. Buy-it-now is $11k.

Here’s a great looking 1995 Kawasaki ZX-7 for just $4000 in Indiana on eBay.

Brit has emailed to let us know his Aprilia RS250 is available in Nashville for $6500 and with tags.

Peter has emailed us this very yellow Kenny Roberts tribute bike for sale on eBay. Very well written description. Good luck with the sale!

Adam sends us this stunning and original VFR400R Rothmans that has been in storage for 20 years. Check it out on Boston Craigslist for $13995.

John has email us his 2002 Kawasaki ZX7R that is available in Austin for $5400 with just 3500 miles. Good luck with the sale!

Peter spotted this very original looking 1989 Honda CBR600 on for $3k.

Chris forwarded us this spot in Canada for a 1992 Honda VFR400 for just $4200.

Yamaha October 21, 2012 posted by

RSBFS Fan Favorite: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

We always see a huge response on the RZ350’s and here is the latest on eBay for you to consider. This one is located in Florida and the current bid hasn’t reached reserve at $4301, though a buy-it-now is shown at $5500. This bike doesn’t have any major blemishes I can see in the pictures and the owner describes the bike as near show quality with nearly 12k miles. Place your bid here!


Sport Bikes For Sale September 17, 2012 posted by

Not a King Kenny But a Clean ’83 Yamaha RZ350

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Mileage: 1,637

Price: Auction, $7,900 BIN

The Yamaha RZ350 enjoyed a short life here in the U.S. as one of the few two stroke street bikes to ever grace our shores. And it also made life here as the Kenny Roberts edition, in honor of one of the greatest American GP racers of all time. He was the first American to ever win a GP world title. He’s a legend. In the rest of the world, the RZ350 existed as just that. And that’s what we have here.

Here’s the seller’s description-

This is an exceptional bike and anyone in CALIFORNIA that wants a TWO STROKE HERE IS YOUR BIKE!! CALIFORNIA TITLE and last registered in 1990 California!

My friend purchased this bike new when he was he the Army and got it registered here in the States. He rarely drove it and the last time it was registered was 1990. I knew him since 1998 and always talked about it with him and he finally sold it to me 7 years ago and damn if it didn’t end up sitting in my garage with many other projects.

He had let it sit a long time so I cleaned up the tank, lined it and had it professionally repainted as it had some scratches on it from the Army moving them around the country. I finally decided figure out why it was not running and after much research I found out the CDI was crap. I tried the hose clamp/wood dowel trick but that was working very sporadically so I purchased the Zeeltronic CDI for it and it started right up but ran like crap. The carbs needed rebuilding and jetting so they were and it is snappy now!

I didn’t like the yellowish color of the oil tank so I purchased a new OEM on for it. I did replace the stock tires (I kept if the new owner wants the originals) with Avon 26 front and rear. There is one tab on the left side cover that has one piece broke but it still holds well. The original owners kid had the battery cover off and had unintentionally placed it next to a personal heater and slightly disformed/colored the edge of it (barely noticable) and I saw one very small nick on the red paint. I replaced the fuel lines and the oil line from the tank and a new battery. The tailight lens has a very small hole (1/4 of a dime in size). I replaced the fuel petcock and knob with brand new OEM parts. Replaced the fork seals with OEM parts as well.

The Odometer and Speedometer are in Metric! Kilometers and Kilometers per hour. (Multi by .621 to convert to mile and mile per hour)

This bike really looks like new I am just trying to be as critical and honest as possible in regards to condition. The only nicer bike I seen was that one with 5 miles on it the guy was trying to sell for 22k a while back you can still see it on rarebikes dot c o m.

Send me reasonable offers it needs a new home.

Revised** The owners manual, Yamaha Service manual, Yamaha Wiring Diagram and Yamaha Parts microfiche are included.

And photos, with many more in the auction-

The mileage on this bike is low and the seller highlights its history, which includes a California title, a bonus for sure. The bike looks to have had some solid maintenance and the seller highlights some of the small cosmetic issues. The seller also includes the original manuals and parts microfiche, which are cool extras. I’m told a microfiche viewer can be scored on Ebay for like 50 bucks.

If you’ve been looking for an RZ, this one deserves your attention. The seller is asking a pretty penny, but if it speaks to you, then maybe you can make a deal. To take a shot at this bike, make the jump!


Sport Bikes For Sale August 31, 2012 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts with Five Factory Miles!

Update 8.31.2012: As the season winds down, the price drops again to $19,800. Links updated. Thanks Mike, -dc

Update 7.23.2012: Last seen in May, this bike is back on eBay with a lower buy-it-now of $22,800. Links updated. -dc

Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

Mileage: 5 factory miles

Price: $26,800 BIN

We throw out collector alerts and call bikes museum pieces here at RSBFS on a fairly regular basis. And that’s because we post up some killer bikes. Not everyone agrees with our assessments of course, but that’s part of the fun. Well, here we have a collector/museum piece if there ever was one. The seller describes it as maybe the only brand new Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts left in the world. That may or may not be true, but it’s possible. And that my friends is a big deal.

This looks like the real deal. A bike that was bought by some crazy Kenny Roberts/Yamaha enthusiast and brought home immediately for living room display. There are certainly a few bikes I would like to have done that with (NSR, TZR, RGV, 851, the list goes on) and apparently that’s what happened to this one.

Here’s the sellers words-

1985 Yamaha RZ350 KENNY ROBERTS RZ 350

CARSFROMFLORIDA a unique internet dealer in Florida specializing only in clean, certified Florida driven vehicles is proud to offer to the world this BRAND NEW – NEVER USED 1985 YAMAHA RZ350 KENNY ROBERTS EDITION SPORT BIKE!!!












CARSFROMFLORIDA is just simply proud, to introduce a simply amazing, RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition Sport Bike that is just simply…A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Look at the pictures of this pristine machine and you can almost feel the wind at your back! Built to turn and burn, the major components are tucked in and high, allowing the RZ to be leaned over quite far before anything scrapes the asphalt. You have never experienced anything like this ever…we promise.

Presented to the world in an incredible like new condition, with complete books, this highly collectible RZ350 signed Kenny Roberts Sport Bike could also be one of the best performing assets in your portfolio!

And more pics for you to scrutinize-

So now you’ve seen the photos, read the description and contemplated the only 5 factory miles on this bike. A stunning example by all accounts. So let’s talk about the elephant in the room (or post) as it were.

The seller is asking $26,800 for this bike.

That’s a lot of cash for most folks (even rich folks, I think). So is this bike worth it? If it was proven beyond any doubt to be the last brand new RZ350KR on earth would it be worth it?

I don’t know. I’m just bringing you the bike. If you wish to play in this world and have the means, jump over to the auction and make your play.


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