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Honda September 13, 2021 posted by

1992 Honda NSR250 SP Rothmans For Sale

1992 Honda NSR 250SP Rothmans For Sale on eBay!

Excuse me sir . . . I’m interested in your JDM only Honda NSR 250SP Rothmans Racer Replica, but only if it has a rarer than Hens Teeth, Rocking Horse Poop, Unicorns, Fairy’s and the Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow, NOS, Honda Rothmanss upper fairing to go with the sale. What’s that? I’m in luck because you do have a rarer than Hens Teeth, Rocking Horse Poop, Unicorns, Fairy’s and the Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow, NOS, Honda Rothmans upper fairing to go with the sale!
GTFOOH!

And there you have it- My work is done here and you all know what to do from here. What are you waiting for? Call this guy up and ask, beg, borrow or bribe your way in to his black book of contacts and ask him “Where in the hell did you find a NOS, 1 of 1500, 25 year old upper fairing?” No really, this might be the most important question 🙂

We all know about the adjustable suspension, dry clutch, MagTek’s, Racer Boy graphics and terribly uncomfortable seats that our beloved NSR’s offer, but have you ever seen a NOS upper fairing? Much less a NOS Rothmans upper fairing?

But, there’s more . . .
This NSR is a bit of a project in that it runs, but doesn’t idle very well, looks good from 15′ away and (IMHO) needs a lot of work for the $16,750 asking price.

But wait, there’s more . . .
The seller is very upfront about the work he’s done on the bike and he’s also very upfront about what he thinks it needs. He was even gracious enough to make us a video detailing the pros and cons of his little jewel.

 

From the sellers eBay ad:

1992 Honda NSR250SP Sports Production Rothmans, dry clutch, adjustable suspension, Magtek wheels, clear Florida title. Very nice original condition with minor age marks, oxidation and tiny pits on aluminum here and there. Runs good but will need further tuning and engine upgrades for serious riding. Carbs were rebuilt, has new chain slide, all lights work, horn works, temp works, etc. Also has brand new factory correct petcock or fuel tap. It appears the fuel cap was replaced and may not be Honda and it has a different key for the fuel tank. Will need tires, possible chain and sprockets. Front cowl has missing ear at left mirror that can be repaired. According to the VIN, this is the 2nd to last one ever built in 1992, it is 1499 out of 1500. Comes with other body parts including very rare New old stock never installed Rothmans front cowling, new aftermarket Chinese front cowl with cracked but glued ear, new aftermarket windscreen.

Let’s get this discussion started and tell us your thoughts. Maybe Stevie from Speedwerks will chime in here and let us know what it’s gonna take to bring this one back to 100%

Check out this 1992 Honda NSR 250SP Rothmans Edition here.

Cheers!

dd

1992 Honda NSR250 SP Rothmans For Sale
Featured Listing September 10, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing: All Original 1990 Yamaha TZR 250 SP

Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Mileage: 17,540km/10,898m
Price: $16,000
Contact: gregory.zydyk@gmail.com

Straight out of a private collection is this amazing 1990 TZR 250 3MA. 1 of 500 produced solely for the JDM in it’s original state. No paint work, OEM body panels, original windscreen, original turn signals and ready to roll (see video below).

In 1990 Yamaha threw every available option at the TZR SP. It came from the factory with upside down forks, braced swing arm, the latest YPVS offering and a dry clutch. It is very close to the full on race version TZR 250W. If you’re not familiar with Yamaha’s reverse cylinder design- the carburetors face the front wheel and the exhaust exits on the rear of the cylinder which is why Yamaha designed a true under tail exit exhaust for the ultimate Racer Boy look!

The seller has gone above and beyond the call of duty to accurately describe their machine with hi-res photos. Please take your time- browse through them all and enjoy how well this 3MA has been preserved. I did some research today and poured over the RSBFS.com archives where I could only find 1 other 1990 3MA ever listed on our site. So, based on our 14 year history- you are looking at a truly rare machine.



I hope you enjoyed that video as much as I did. There’s nothing quite like a 2 stroke buzzing down the road at 10k rpm and hearing the rattle of the dry clutch when slowing down- especially when you can do it without worry. That’s right, this TZR 250 is titled, tagged and completely legal under the 25 year old rule. This is a no hassle 2-stroke purchase.

Is this the one you’ve been waiting for? Will you ride it or put it on display?

If you’re interested- please contact Greg at gregory.zydyk@gmail.com

dd

Featured Listing:  All Original 1990 Yamaha TZR 250 SP
Honda August 31, 2021 posted by

1985 Honda NS400R For Sale!

1985 Honda NS400R For Sale on eBay!

First things first- Donn, Mike, Tad, Bill, Bob and Larry have all done a great job documenting the NS400R specs over the years and you can re-read those techy numbers HERE if you like. If reading isn’t your thing you can always go back and look at the pretty pictures- like me 🙂

Secondly- THIS is how you photograph a rare motorcycle that you’d actually like to sell . . . with an iPhone . . . in portrait mode . . . with too much artificial bokeh. In all seriousness, well lit, detailed and in focus is what you’re after. Pretty straight forward.


Looking back at 1985, Honda was starting to transition from upright cafe racer style bikes to the CBR (1987) and from the upright alienish looking NS to the more angular and pointy NSR250’s we all know and love. The general public hadn’t received full floating or even semi-floating brakes yet and we were still rolling around on tires with sidewalls as tall as the Hoover Damn.
In 1985 hi-tech motorcycle bits consisted of Honda’s TRAC anti-dive forks and ATAC- Honda’s Auto-Controlled Torque Amplification Chamber. ATAC was Honda’s answer to help the 400cc 3 cylinder produce some low end torque. Perhaps the simplest and most innovative bit of the NS400R (and this might be a shocker) is Honda’s engineers rotated the little 3 cylinder engine forward putting two in the front and one in the rear, helping to keep the weight low, balanced and with a slight forward bias. An easy and functional solution- Right?

Apparently, Honda’s engineers got it right because it’s not uncommon to see NS400R’s with decent mileage on them- meaning, they were easy to ride and reliable machines.

Check out what the seller has to say about their NS-

1985 Honda NS400R V-3 Two Stroke. 23,800 km. Clean title with Montana registration and license plate. Really clean bike. Starts first kick and runs great. There are a few flaws, its missing the chain guard and a chrome fairing mount screw. There is a very slight and shallow dent on the left side of the fuel tank. I believe a good dent guy could massage it out. Oil pump has been removed, so its premix at the moment. I will include the oil pump and reservoir so it can be re-installed. Overall, I would call it a 9 out of 10 condition. With the bodywork off, it looks new underneath. None of the corrosion and rust typical of bikes imported from Japan.

The seller made a quick VIDEO for your viewing and listening pleasure. If we only had Smell-O-Vision!

If you desire a little more visual information- the seller has a very nice gallery of photos you can browse
HERE.

If you’re still not stimulated enough- this one is located in beautiful Montana. Road trip anyone?

Cheers!

dd

1985 Honda NS400R For Sale!
Yamaha August 25, 2021 posted by

1994 Yamaha TZR250 SPR 3XV For Sale!

1995 Yamaha TZR250 SPR 3XV For Sale on eBay!

The TZR250 SPR was the culmination of all things before it. The SPR’s have braced black frames, triple 32mm power valves (to skirt the regulations of the day) that consisted of both guillotine and cotton reel designs. The beauty of this design was even though Yamaha downsized the the valves from 36mm to 32mm they were still able to keep the horsepower at 40. That’s not a lot of HP by today’s 4 strokes power output, but it was plenty for Yamaha to eventually win the Suzuka 4 hour endurance race with the SPR.

Here’s what the eBay listing has to say.

Absolutely fantastic example of the last of the 2stroke 250cc Yamaha super sport bikes! Incredibly rare bike that was never sold in the US market during production. Powered by the proven single-axis crank 90-degree V-twin engine that adopted “Triple YPVS” for finely tuned exhaust control, a new type of carburetor (during the 90’s) and a cassette-type wide-ratio transmission. This bike has been on display in a high-end collection for about a year and a half and is ready for a new owner. The bike has recently been started and run for the first time since it was imported

Here are some key features of this bike:

-Fantastic visual condition for a bike that is nearly 30 years old
-Starts easily, and runs great
-Clean PA title! Very rare for this bike to have a US title.
-Fuel tank is spotless
-All lights and horn work properly
-New battery
-Temp gauge or sensor may need to be addressed as the needle did not move during my test ride.
-Only 9513 KM = 5911 Miles
-Tons of tread left on the Rosso II tires
-Minor scuffs on each fairing, small paint repair on edge of front fender and one paint blemish on frame near swingarm pivot

I don’t disagree with the sellers evaluation and description of their machine. I would like to point out that all of my research, friends and GoDuckYou translator tells me SPR’s weren’t produced until 1995. Not that it matters, because it really is a non-issue since SPR’s were never brought stateside. I am very pleased to see it’s titled and ready to roll, but should you pull the trigger on this one I recommend you tread lightly! Parts for these are scarce to non-existent.

I also wanted to mention that I think it’s worth every penny of the asking price because these are rare as rocking horse poop and this example is finer than frogs hair.

Check out Pure2StrokeSpirit.net for all things TZR

Cheers!

dd

Check out this Ultra Rare TZR here!

1994 Yamaha TZR250 SPR 3XV For Sale!
Honda August 18, 2021 posted by

Whacky Wednesday Mixed Bag-O-Bikes!

Last night, I was kicking it and lounging around, sipping on a cold snack with some time to kill. The normal hot-bed of rare sport bike supply was a little slow so, I stretched my short legs and ventured out on the dark world wide web in search of some tasty eye candy for all our highly regarded followers. I have to admit, I didn’t have high expectations, but my dung luck would prove me wrong once again.

Grab your favorite sudsy beverage and feast your eyes on the gems I found.

1988 Honda Hawk NT650

Cool bikes! Narrow v-twin, low on power, but high on the cool factor with the single sided swing-arm. Bonus points if you can find a Two Brothers Kit 😉

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1991 Honda NSR250

Super small machines! This is said to have less than 200 miles since a complete rebuild. Ask plenty of questions! Bonus- It has a Vermont plate! (fist pump)

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1987 Suzuki RB50 Mini GSX-R!

My boy Mike E Mike is gonna love this one! I think it’s cool and smooth as a fresh jar of Skippy.

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1986 Yamaha SRX600- MINT!

Release the white Pigeons! MINT MINT MINT with only 861 miles! These were only imported for 1 year. Super rare and sought after. Don’t let it get away.

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1993 Yamaha GTS1000

Miles are high, but these were cutting edge back in the day and still draw a crowd to this day.

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1981 Honda CBX 6 cylinder BEAST!

I have no words for this one . . . Okay, maybe “STUNNING!”

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1990 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma

Meh, it’s needs some work to be complete, but RGV’s don’t come around often. Thoughts on this one?

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1996 Suzuki GSX-R 750 “Big Body”

Good miles and Team Colors. I always liked these and this one seems to be in pretty good shape.

There you have it! Did you finish your sudsy drink or make it through 2? I consumed 1 1/2 while searching the dark web for these.

Drop a comment below and let us know if you like these kind of posts or if you’ rather not see them. Also, feel free to let us know if you pick one of these up.

Cheers!

dd

Honda August 15, 2021 posted by

1989 Honda NSR250-SP MC18 R6K “Terra Racing”

Just last week, a long lost RSBFS friend reached out to me and welcomed my return to the rotation. Our conversation quickly turned to bikes, pricing and we both noted the lack to 2-strokes being offered for sale and how we both missed them.
After the conversation and without hesitation, I fired up the RSBFS GoDuckYouself engine and went in search of a smoker . . . A real smoker, not some weenie post 2000’s oil-mix 4 mix contraption.

As you know by now, I landed on one of the most sought after NSR’s in Forest Gump’s Wide World.



1989 Honda NSR250-SP MC 18 Terra Racing Edition on CL!

The IMPORTANT model specific info:
1. Magtek Wheels – 4.5″ rear
2. Dry Clutch
3. Fully Adjustable Front and Rear Suspension
4. Slippery Terra Racing Bodywork
5. High Silencers

The IMPORTANT info about this machine:
1. It’s 32 years old
2. It’s ONLY covered 1,450 miles
3. It “appears” to have all of the plastic bodywork tabs in tact. (this is huge!)
4. It has managed to escape the dreaded Japanese corrosion
5. The paint and bodywork “appear” to be in near perfect shape- I’ll come back to this
6. It has spare engine parts

I’ve owned several NSR’s and know all too well the pitfalls of them and based solely on the pictures- this one appears to be the real deal. The seller is asking $12,500 and shipping to your doorstep for around $750. Ouch right? But, unless you have some serious connections and leverage I don’t think you’ll find another one currently for sale stateside. Yes, it’s that rare.

Here’s the low down from the lucky owner:

1989 Honda NSR250R SP top specification of *THE* iconic 250cc 2-stroke GP race-replica of the late 1980 to early 90’s. The NSR250R-SP (MC18-1118045 R6K) features distinctive Terra racing livery, Honda Magtek magnesium wheels & dry-clutch.

2170 kilometers shown and regular but limited use over the past 32 years recorded in the inner panels. New battery / fuel / plugs. Runs and rides well. Includes some spares – new OEM Honda pistons / rings / base gaskets / head gaskets / circlips / plugs.

Over our 12 year history, we’ve only featured a handful of Terra Racing NSR 250 SP’s and the majority of them were listings from abroad.

2019 Sold for $7,750
2014 Sold for $9,500 in the UK
2012 Sold for $7,800 in the UK
2011 Sold for $8,600 in the UK

Knowing how utilitarian NSR’s were in Japan this machine makes me smile. It’s preserved. It’s not been ridden to oblivion and back. It’s Iconic. It’s in the USA. It’s For Sale!

Check out some NSR Grail on CL here!

Extra Credit Reading:
NSR250 SP Terra Racing Edition History
NSR250 SP Terra Racing Edition Specs

Just as I said I would- I’m getting back to the paint and bodywork . . .
Being the avid photographer I am, I can appreciate the time, effort and vision it takes to create great images. Hell, I’m the first person to hand my camera to anyone who says “Nice camera! I bet it takes great pictures!” My point? These are great images! But, not to a potential buyer of a $12,500, 32 year old machine. I want to see clear, well lit and detail oriented images. A smokey image of a scandalous looking motorcycle, peeking around the corner in and industrial setting is not reassuring to me 😉

Later-

dd

1989 Honda NSR250-SP  MC18 R6K “Terra Racing”
Honda July 14, 2021 posted by

1982 Honda MB5 – The one and done!

Please join me in welcoming back Doug to the website — Yep, the same one that wrote for the site between 2008 and 2012! Feel free to give him some crap in the comments below to make him feel right at home again 🙂 -dc

Oh, hey RSBFS.com readers!  I would like to make you aware there is a bit of hazing going on at the corporate RSBFS.com offices.  You know, being the new guy and all Dan, Donn and Mike told me I had to start small and work my way back up to the real meat and potatoes and prove my worth (again).  You know- “Get my feet wet”.   Not being one to back down from a good challenge I went off in search of something to blog about.  Guess what?  I landed one!

Now, before you start throwing stuff at me, hear me out…   In some cases, “rare” is in the eye of the beholder- whether it is a piece of Prime Beef, a limited run Italian twin or a one year only Honda 50cc screamer.  In this particular case, it’s the later- a 5 speed, Honda 2 stroke screamer!  Food delivery anyone?

1982 Honda MB5 for sale on eBay

What do ya think?

Okay, I’ll get down to business.  The Honda MB5 was imported for one year and one year only.  1982 was the year and you could park it in your driveway for a mere $598 bucks!  That would be steal in today’s market, but as it sits, this one has an asking price of $3,000.  What that will get you is a very nice looking 39 year old motorcycle loaded with some pretty nice 18″ Comstar wheels, business in the front disc brake and a party in the rear drum brake, and a 5 speed gear box.  I would like to come clean on this one and let you know it’s currently not in running order.  However, according to my long time buddy Steve@Speedwerks, “If your 2 stroke won’t start you have a gas, air or spark problem.”  Sounds simple enough right?

From the seller-

You can see by the pictures it is in very good condition I have the title it does not run seems to have some kind of electrical issue has perfect compression but no spark

I think this one is fun, neat and pretty trick with those Comstar wheels.  Is it worth the asking price?  I’m not sure, but I’m guessing you can jump over to HondaMB5.com and find out real quick what it’s worth and while you’re there, you can probably find the answer to why it won’t start.  If you make the drive to Delaware to pick this one up you can always stop by and have Steve look at it.

Oh, I forgot to mention it only has 1053 miles on it!

Check it out here

dd

1982 Honda MB5 – The one and done!
Yamaha December 14, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special

Update 12.14.2020: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Before race bikes had to have fairings, custom suspension, and forged rearsets, they looked a lot like streetbikes with number plates, and the 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona was among the best. Lighter by half than most of the 750cc and 1,000cc superbikes of the time, the RD could run inside outside and around just about any of its peers. Usually, that means you sacrifice something in acceleration or top speed, but the RD’s parallel-twin 400cc two-stroke mill damn near made up for that.

With ~43 horsepower to push around just 365 pounds, the little RDs were darlings on the street, too. Their modern equivalent is probably something like the Yamaha FZ07, practical, lithe, fast enough to scare you and still accessible enough for a commuter.

This 1979 RD400F Daytona is a beautiful example of the brand, in the classic red/white/gold livery. It’s not perfect, but it isn’t that far off. It’s easily nice enough to put on a stand in your basement and stare at, but I wouldn’t be scared to take it out for a few nice weekend rides, either.

From the seller:

Canadian model 1979 RD400 F Daytona Special sold for only 1 year.
Bike is all original stock.
Low 8100 Miles.
Starts, runs and rides amazing for a 40 year old bike, no issues.
Numbers matching. Low number #403
Matching locks for all 3 – tank, ignition, and seat.
Rust free gas tank, no liner, truly in great shape inside.
Bodywork and paint in very nice shape,
Side covers in great shape very clean no brakes.
All electrical working and no cuts or repairs to wiring loom.
All chrome in great shape including the forks are clean no pits or rust, and gas cap.
Has tool OEM kit.
Things to note the Canadian model received a different crank, electronic ignition, as well as separate carbs similar to the earlier model (that doesn’t have the goofy carb tops and rubber accordion boots that came with the mechanical synchronizing system. Other changes from US model is the exhaust pipes, and have larger diameter for the header and inlet to the exhaust cigar pipes. The Canadian exhaust system also don’t have the butterfly valve.
Huge list of work done including,
Full tune up,
Carburetors just meticulously overhauled.
All work done by red seal mechanic.
140 PSI compression left and right cylinders. Can’t get better than that!!
Many fresh 0km OEM parts.
New air filter.
New spark plugs.
New neutral switch seal.
New shift shaft seal.
New clutch push rod seal.
New seat cover.
New fuel tank rear mounting rubbers.
Petcock rebuilt with new parts.
New exhaust pipe rubber joint gasket.
New black rubber fuel lines.
Fresh Motul trans oil.
Rear brake caliper rebuilt
Fresh brake pads, front and rear.
Bike roles very freely when brakes release.
1 season old battery.
Low km chain and sprockets.
Low km tires.
Probably more just can’t think of it at the moment. many months of love, sweet and work has gone into freshening up this nice original Daytona Special
I would rate this bike as a solid 8.5 out of 10.
Small deficiencies;
1 handle bar mounting bolt is not a match.
Black paint on wheels is starting to fade. comes back nice and black with a little mag product and work.
Front brake is a bit spongy from 40 year old rubber line, looks great, no cracks or splits just flexes more than I like. Yes I’m that picky.
Small marks on fuel tank.
Headlight ears have the dreaded RD400 creases.
Scratches and small weld repair on right exhaust pipe near passenger peg.
Tail fairing underside around mounting bolts has a small piece missing, can not be seen from outside.

Asking price is $7,500$6,995 US
Location: Vancouver, Canada

This one is a Canadian model, which means it’s a little harder edged than the versions we got in the U.S. At $7,500 $6,995, it’s not exactly a bargain basement collector’s piece, but it’s definitely one you should want to own.

Featured Listing: 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special