Posts by tag: 1990

Sport Bikes For Sale May 5, 2012 posted by

Pocket Madness! ’90 Yamaha YSR 50

Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Mileage: 1,993

Price: Auction with a reserve

Want a two stroke that’s legal in the U.S. and won’t exactly overwhelm you with power? Do you want to feel like a giant on a sportbike or maybe have a 10 year old aspiring to be the next Rossi? Well, here’s your new ride. When these came out back in the day a kid in my high school rode one to school. It made no sense, but we all loved it and took turns riding it. I’m too old (read fat) for one now, but I still dig it.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

1990 YAMAHA YSR50 that runs and drives perfect! I’m a factory trained cycle tech and have gone through the bike top to bottom to prepare it for sale. Cycles needs nothing when it comes to mechanics but body was banged up and has been patched painted and touched up, looks good from a few feet out. any questions just email me or if you want you can call me. I can help arrange shipping if needed just ask. heres a youtube link to see it run and drive   http://youtu.be/oc5017hnVxE   Thanks and good luck bidding. check out my other items, bikes im selling on my current listings. I am 25 miles west of Milwaukee.

I tried to view the video to include in the post but it was listed as unavailable. Oh well. Here’s some pice at least-

The seller sounds like they have the bike in running order and it looks to be in good shape. The body has had some paintwork done and maybe you’ll want some really close photos to get an idea of how it looks.

Times are tight and maybe you want to start doing some pocket racing, or just cruising around the neighborhood looking like a maniac. Or maybe it’s an ideal bike your kid can learn on. I don’t know. I just like it. If you do too, take a look!

-RN

 

Sport Bikes For Sale April 8, 2012 posted by

Low Mile, Original ’90 Yamaha RZ350 Up North

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Oh Canada

Mileage: 3,946 (6352 Km)

Price: Auction, $6,000 BIN

I’m guessing most readers here at RSBFS know the Yamaha RZ350, specifically the Kenny Roberts edition, as it was actually imported into the US for a brief time. Folks in the US know the issues with two strokes and how rare they are here, but not so everywhere else. So the RZ350 is a common bike for the rest of the world, along with many other killer two strokes that were never brought to the States. Here’s a 1990 model, a version built well after they stopped bringing them to the States in ’87.

From the seller-

THIS IS THE REAL DEAL ! I AM SELLING MY 1990 RZ 350 THAT IS ALL YAMAHA ORIGINAL !!!  9 OUT OF 10 !SERIOUSLY IT STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL FRONT TIRE. THIS IS THE LAST YEAR THIS SMOKEN 2 STROKER WAS AVAILIABLE & I HAVENT SEEN ANOTHER IN THIS SHAPE OR WITH THIS LOW OF KILOMETERS(6352) IN QUITE A FEW YEARS . IT HAS A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES  IN CLOSE UP PIC OF RIGHT SIDE FAIRING(CANT BE SEEN FROM 3 FEET AWAY)  WAS LIKE THAT WHEN I BOUGHT IT . CANADIAN BLUE SPECIAL EDITION. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A COLLECTORS BIKE . JUST HAD IT IN TO OUR YAMAHA SHOP FOR A NEW REAR TIRE , CARBS CLEANED,STERRING STEM BEARRINGS,WHEEL  BEARRINGS , FORKSEALS & ALL FLUIDS CHANGED TO BE 100% RUNS LIKE NEW NEVER REBUILT. YOU PROBABLY WILL NEVER FIND ANOTHER  DEAL LIKE THIS AGAIN THAT WASNT STORED AWAY IN A CRATE . SO DONT MISS OUT . RIGHT TO END AUCTION  WILL BE LISTED LOCALY ALSO

Photos for you-

This does look to be a clean version for a 1990. Seller lists it as all original and no aftermarket or replaced parts stand out. The bike does have some scratches and minor blemishes but looks to be in pretty good shape. The seller mentions recent maintenance and the mileage is low. You’ll want to make sure that it does run well as bikes that have sat around can have their own special issues.

The seller is asking $6,000 BIN. That’s somewhere in the ballpark for a low mileage ride like this. Auction starts for less so you may be able to work out a deal.

Whatever the case, if you want a cool two stroke, this may be your chance. So go check this auction out.

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale March 17, 2012 posted by

Another Clean, Low Mile Yamaha FZR 1000

Location: Oradell, New Jersey

Mileage: 3,500

Price: Auction, currently $4,000

Well, for some reason the early FZR1000 has come out of hiding in numbers recently here on RSBFS. Here’s another one. Clean, original and low mileage. It doesn’t have the killer over-the-top 90’s graphics of this one. But it is a killer looking ride. And these bikes put out enough power (roughly 140 ponies) to keep your time on the street interesting.

Here’s the info from the seller-

Rare 1990 Yamaha FZR 1000 with 3500 original miles in absolutely great condition, garage kept, runs great, new tires, also have original single seat conversion matching cover and original exhaust. 

This bike is adult owned, all stock, never dropped. 

A must see for someone that is looking for an original almost new vintage Yamaha FZR.

Photos for you-

This looks like a real clean, low mile bike. The only mod looks like the aftermarket D&D pipe and the original is included. Finding a bike like this that survived over the last 22 years is not all that common. Mileage is low enough that you will be able to ride this for some time without any worry. You also may just want to keep the mileage low and enjoy looking at it in the garage everyday. Up to you.

So there you go. Another clean FZR1000 for the taking. Who knows where the auction will end. If you want to find out, make the jump!

-RN

Honda March 13, 2012 posted by

Honda RC30…Yes, another one!

Location: Newport Beach, California

Mileage: 1,025

Price: Auction, starting at $25,000

So the RC30 is one of the most desirable sportbikes there is. They are always featured here on RSBFS when they show themselves. And that seems to be a lot lately. These bikes only came to the States in 1990 and they are rare here (around 300 imported), but worldwide production was greater than say the Yamaha R7 OW02.  Who knows what is driving these out of hiding, but I suspect the (rapidly) rising values has something to do with it.

Here’s some more pics to drool over-

Seller’s information is brief-

Up for sale is a 1990 Honda RC30 this bike has 1,025 miles on it and is in great shape. You will notice on some of the pictures there is a small crack on each side of the upper farlings. Runs great been garaged since owning the bike.

The bike looks clean except for the cracked fairing. The mileage is low, which is not uncommon. These were expensive ($15k) when they were released and I think people saw the potential for increasing in value then. The RC30 is the top of the pyramid when it comes to being collectible so originality and condition are crucial. The seller is starting at $25,000 which is right in there with super pristine examples going for $30k and beyond.

The RC30 is a one killer bike by any estimation. If you want to make a play, then go place a bid!

-RN

Honda March 4, 2012 posted by

Cool Bike, Small Package-’90 Honda VTR250

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Mileage: 3,900

Price: Auction, currently $1,200, no reserve

We in the U.S. all love our large displacement bikes. The bigger the better. And this isn’t just true in the Harley cruiser world where a Sportster 883 will get you the question “Do they sell men’s bikes where you got that?” from about any other Harley rider. It’s also very true in the sportbike world, where the excellent 400cc bike really couldn’t find its place. I exclude RSBFS readers from this generalization based on most readers embracing of the smaller sportbike. And that’s why we have here a ’90 VTR250. A 250 V-Twin, in killer 90’s era graphics. I dig it.

Here’s some more pictures, including some with pretty flowers-

Info from the seller-

Here’s my pristine ’90 Honda VTR 250. I’ve owned this bike for about three years and it is virtually perfect in every respect. I doubt there is a better one in the USA. It sports a redline of 13,500 and is a marvelous little ride. This is the last year for the VTR 250 in the USA, and unlike the earlier models, sports a conventional disk brake on the front. Its an excellent and cheap way to get into motorcycling, and for the advanced rider, it’s tons of fun to keep up with all the squids on their much bigger gixxers. I prefer to keep the VIN off the public listing, but will of course furnish it in response to your question. Also available (but not included in the auction) is a parts bike that is also a perfectly running and cosmetically good bike — but it has no title. I really ride it much more than the one in the auction “borrowing” the tag off the auction bike for those fun occasions. The “parts” bike, like the auction bike, has less than 4,000 miles. As for the auction bike, I have clear, clean title in hand, ready to sign over to you. Any questions promptly answered. I’m an amature, not a dealer, and you’ll pay no “dealer fees” of any sort. What you bid is what you pay. The bike is offered here in Tallahassee, FL.

The seller describes the bike as pristine and the photos show a very clean bike that looks all original. These came to the states in ’88 and left in ’90 (hence the fate of the small bike in the U.S.) but as the seller points out, the ’90 came with a disc up front. They also added a 17 inch front hoop in ’90, which will help with tire choices. And the mileage is low too.

Sure, they have the Ninja 250 and CBR 250 now, and maybe with gas prices skyrocketing towards $5 a gallon, these bikes will find their place. But the VTR is a V-Twin, something you won’t get from Honda or Kawasaki. Way cooler in my book. And there’s no reserve, so you may have a cool little bike for not a lot of cash.

If you been looking for a cool entry bike, or just a cool bike, you need to give this a look!

-RN

Honda January 22, 2012 posted by

Honda VFR750R in Ireland (If you go, drink the Guinness!)

Location: Ireland

Mileage: 8,364

Price: Auction, $23,000 BIN

I’ll be the first to say that the seller in this auction doesn’t really provide the kind of detail I would expect on a bike like this one. Granted, there are probably more of these available in Europe than we see in the States at any given time. But still, it’s a VFR750R (RC30 to the U.S.) and is a bike I would want a lot of detail on. It’s also in Ireland, which is quite a trip for anyone from the U.S.

Maybe one reason why there’s not a lot here is because for most everybody who follows sportbikes and certainly RSBFS knows about the Honda VFR750R. But in case you need a reminder, here’s a great post from Jared that will give you a good breakdown between the U.S. and non-U.S. versions.

Only a few photos with this one. I’m sure anyone who is serious would want more-

Again, not much of a description from the seller-

This is the original racing VFR750RC30, untouched and in impeccable condition. The bike is fully serviced, run every month and wants for absolutely nothing. The mileage is low, and as you can see, I keep her inside at all times. Will listen to reasonable offers but no jokers please..

The seller says the bike is in need of nothing and is described as new. Again, with a lack of photos, it’s hard to say how clean the bike really is. And at a BIN price of $23,000, you’re gonna want all the detail you can get. Of course, there’s also the matter that the bike is in Ireland. This just may be the best excuse to visit. It’s an amazing country.

So, that’s it. Lack of detail by the seller is evident, but at the same time, that doesn’t mean it can’t work out. Decide for yourself and check the auction out.

-RN

Honda December 2, 2011 posted by

Uber Clean 1990 Honda VFR750F

Location: Oakland, California

Mileage: 15,669

Price: Auction, currently $3,000 with reserve

I own a VFR800 and I love it. It’s a great bike, but man, it’s nowhere near as cool as this one. The VFR/Interceptor line has a long history with Honda, and they have always been cool in my book. The start of the 90’s brought a revised VFR750F with a new twin spar frame, single sided swing arm and V-4 motor that cranked out over 100hp. The bike wasn’t the RC30 but you can certainly see the resemblance. These bikes were also built with famous Honda quality and could go for many, many miles.

Here’s the pics-

And from the seller-

1990 VFR 750F 49 State model, originally from Colorado, came to California, and has been stored indoors and covered for 12 years. Complete mechanical restoration, 2nd owner. All service records, original sales receipt, complete tool kit, owners manuals, rear seat cowl(undamaged) and 1 unused key included. List of improvements as follow, fuel tank cleaned, carbs stripped and ultrasonic cleaned, all new brass and jets. Thermostat and coolant replaced. Oil and filter changed 2 times. Clutch friction discs replaced. Fork springs and oil, rear shock replaced with Daughtry Motorsports CBR929 unit, rear suspension bearings cleaned and re greased. Spark plugs and BMC air filter. Brake and clutch fluid flushed, new front and rear brake pads. MOSFET voltage regulator and battery. New Michellin Roadsmart tires.New RK chain. ECT….

This bike is toothbrush clean inside and out, all work has been performed by a 22 year experienced technician. This bike needs nothing, and rides so much better than a stocker, jetting and suspension are spot-on. My local Honda dealer took one look at the bike and said ” I havent seen on that clean in 15 years!”

Finding any bike from 1990 this clean isn’t going to happen very often. Granted the VFR was less of a full sportbike that the other bikes of the time, so the chances of dropped, wrecked and modded examples may be a little less. However, this bike appears to be very well cared for with some minor modification that could benefit the bike. The seller lists all the little extras that come with the bike that are always nice.

There’s a reserve on this auction so who knows what the bike will go for. However, it would seem a VFR this clean and well maintained would pull somewhere close to $4k. And at that price you would be getting a great bike that still has many years of riding ahead of it along with a great history.

It’s Chrsitmas time. Treat yourself and make the jump!

-RN

 

Sport Bikes For Sale November 23, 2011 posted by

Early Liter Bike Monster- 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Location: Ely, Iowa

Mileage: 13,800

Price: Auction, $4,000 BIN

Here we have another mostly stock, clean, early Suzuki GSX-R 1100. Good clean versions of these bikes don’t survive intact over the years. Most met their fate by being dropped, wrecked, raced or modded out of existence. The air and oil cooled motor in these machines are bulletproof and an upgraded front suspension helped address issues of the engine overwhelming the chassis in the first gen models. I also think it’s best looking GSX-R out there.

Here’s some more pics-

The breakdown from the seller-

I am thre third owner of this nearly mint 1100. Adult owned from day one. one scuff on the left lower, other than that its nearly perfect.  All plastic is Suzuki original or OEM. Only two things are not original on this bike, the windshield(factory replacements are not available but Zero Gravity has stock looking clear ones for $75.00) and the steering damper is missing. Runs great, I start it every month to ensure needles stay varnish free. Feel free to email me with questions. Comes with a cover and a rear stand.

So a couple of things to take note of. The plastic is Suzuki or OEM, suggesting that some may have been replaced. You may want to get more detail on that. It also has a replaced windshield and is missing a steering damper. The seller highlights some scuffing on the fairing in the photos. Mileage is not bad at all for a bike this age and again, if maintained, the motor will go on and on.

The BIN price on this is $4,000. Not bad for a clean, older GSX-R 1100. I think these have a great upside and clean versions will maintain value. But beyond that, I think you can get a cool, early liter bike that will be fun to ride (10 second quarter miles anyone?) for not a truckload of cash. Dig it? Then place your bid!

-RN