Posts by tag: AMA

Yamaha August 11, 2009 posted by

Custom 1984 RZ350

Located in Pittsburg, California is a very cool custom 1984 RZ350 consisting of parts from a RZ/TZ/R6.  This bike is titled and registered.  Seller states that it is 95% complete and is asking what seems to be a fair $5,000.  The details as per the seller:

Chassis:
-JMC Top Braced 2″+ Swingarm
-Rich Oliver’s 2003 AMA winning TZ250 Forks, Revalved/Sprung & Ti Ni Coating by LE
-Oliver Racing 2003 TZ250 Nissin Front Calipers & Rotors
-Fox Shox Twin Clicker, Revalved/Sprung by LE
-Jim Lomas GP SS Pipes w\ Carbon Silencers
-Gilfrap Billet Rearsets
-1990 TZ250 Wheels (4.5×17 & 3.5×17) w\ Michelin Pilot Race H2 Tires
-1990 TZ250 Rear Caliper
-1984 Full Braced / Gusseted Frame, Titled and Plated
-1985 Wire Harness & CDI
-1999 R6 Tank, Subframe and Undertail

1984 RZ350 Full Effort SpecII Motor:
-SpecII Stage IV Porting
-Ceramic and Graphite Coated Wiseco 65.50mm Pistons
-Modified Pro Design Cool Head with Interchangeable Domes
-Welded Rebuilt Crank w\ Hot Rods
-Modified 8 Plate Clutch Assembly w\ Hinson Basket
-Pro Design H2O Pump Cover & Billet Impeller
-Undercut Gears
-New Power Valves & Seals
-New Vforce Reeds
-New Billet Intake
-New Mikuni match bored VM 34mm Carbs
-New K&N Cone Filters
-11K RPM Redline
-1985 Stator w\ Pro Designs Adjustable Stator Plate

Only 6 hours on the motor since being built. Requires 100 Octane Race Fuel with current domes but can be setup to run 92 Octane pump gas with included domes. Carbs will need new floats… I foolishly left the fuel petcock on when I went on a short vacation. The VP MR race fuel gummed up the carb bowls and floats. I have cleaned the throttle bodies extensively but will most likely have to replace the floats.

A very cool custom bike that appears to be at a very good price for the right person.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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AG

KTM July 27, 2009 posted by

2006 KTM RC 125

Located in Cato, Wisconsin is a very rare 2006 KTM RC 125.  This bike participated in the MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2007 and the AMA U.S. Rookies Cup for 2008.  The bike has been professionally refreshed and rebuilt, ready to race.  The bike has a Buy-It-Now of $14,900, which is comparable to a brand new Honda RS125, but, this one is a professionally prepared, factory, race bike. 

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Vetter May 16, 2009 posted by

Vetter Mystery Ship #7

If you feel that nothing is sexier than a Vetter fairing on an older bike, then I have something you may really enjoy: Vetter Mystery Ship No. 7 of 10 is currently available in Iowa.  Vetter fairing’s were a staple bike accessory during the late sixties and into the eighties.  It turns out that Craig Vetter wasn’t happy with just fairings.  In 1980, Mr. Vetter created ten of his own superbikes based on the Kawasaki KZ1000.  The intention was to tie into Vetter’s racing sponsorship and having Dymag magnesium wheels, Yoshimura exhaust, and other goodies it becomes somewhat neat while remaining, unmistakably, late seventies.  This example, No. 7, was originally owned by Malcolm Forbes–a good anorak fact, not necessarily adding to the value.  What would be interesting to know is if the bike is completely original and how many miles it currently has.  Extremely rare and probably carrying a small following, it is difficult to know if the asking price of $24000 is market correct or not.  What is the bike worth?  Whatever a buyer will pay. 24k may sound high, but consider, that there are only ten in the world (with most being in museums); what is it worth to you? See the Craigslist ad here.

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See attached links for more information on the Vetter Mystery Ship:

Motorcycle Museum’s Mystery Ship page

Craig Vetter Website