Posts by tag: Japanese

Honda September 8, 2009 posted by

1993 CBR 900RR Red, White and Blue $5200.00 buy-it-now!

I was eating lunch today browsing through some older post and conversations regarding the 900rr’s.  And I remembered that I had one sitting in my “watch list” that I was wanting to post for everyone’s viewing pleasure, so here it is. 

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Low miles, tasteful upgrades such as Two Brothers exhaust, kevlar brake lines and a jet kit.  This one has brand new tires on it and looks to be in great shape.  Although this is not a rare bike, it is a super nice example of an older sportbike that has been taken care of.  I owned this very year and can say it was quite the wheelie monster as it had plenty of power to weight ratio.  The downside to the early 900rr’s was the 16″ front wheel.  If I recall, Honda did this to make it steer quicker, but it sort of back fired on them because it made the bike “twitchy” and unstable.  However, it was an easy fix, for most racers, to swap a 17″ rim from an F2 and adjust the fork height.  One of the things I remember most about my 900rr was fixing the dual headlights so they “crossed” and made an “X” pattern.  We felt this helped us see further through a turn at night.  I don’t recall if it worked or not, but it was a good topic of conversation at White Castle’s on Saturday night.

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Kawasaki September 1, 2009 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR (yes, the real deal)

This is the last year for the true, factory race, 7RR’s

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These are getting super hard to find and this one looks to be in pretty good shape.  The miles are a little high at 26,000, but hey, it’s 14 years old.  This one has some very tasteful upgrades that include PM Chicane wheels, Muzzy exhaust and a Double Bubble wind screen.  It’s for sale on ebay right now so if you are in the market for one of these don’t let it get away. 

  What sets these awesome bike apart from their ZX7R siblings is the following:

Keihin Flatslide Carbs as opposed to the standard CV carbs. 
Close ratio gear box and slipper clutch.
Adjustable rear swingarm pivot.
Adjustable steering head angle.
Adjustable front suspension with more compression and rebound (Fork tubes slightly bigger than stock zx7r).
Upgraded front calipers.

The 96’s are my favorite of the 7RR’s I only wish I could bid to win.  This one isn’t a Garage Queen as it has plenty of miles on it so you shouldn’t feel bad about riding should you win the auction.  At time of this posting the bid was a measly $1,000.00, but the reserve wasn’t met.  I would suspect this one will fetch somewhere in the $5,000 to $6,000 range, if the seller will let it go for that. 

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Yamaha August 30, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Vancouver, BC

Here’s a fantastic looking TZR250 in Vancouver on Craigslist for $4850 ($4427US):

1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada1989 1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada

quote from seller’s ad:

Up for sale, Pure 2 stroke fun! early 90’s GP style

– screams at high rpm
– kick start
– rear under-seat exhausts
– all factory original plastics, not a rebuilt, very highly collectable
– clean BC title, ready to be insured and ride
– very low ICBC annual insurance rate, I paid $335 for a full year fun!
– 23,xxxkm

Seems like a great opportunity for a Canadian buyer, and could be worth it for a U.S. buyer even without a street title. Unless you’re one of the few that seem to be able to work magic at the DMV, why not use it as a display piece until it’s 25 years old and then get it titled as a classic? I know that works for cars, I expect it works the same for bikes. Just seems too nice to track it and would be a very cool weekend back-road warrior!

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Yamaha August 25, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 with Only 3700 Miles!!

Doug tipped us off to another great find, a super low miles and original FZR1000! Check out this

1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

Up for bids is a 1989 FZR 1000. I ‘m the second owner of the bike and it has never been wrecked or ridden in the rain. The bike is completely original except for the rear tire. There are minor nicks and scratches on the bike but they are not that noticeable. There is a small scratch on the rear swingarm behind the pipe that was caused by sticking a slip on test pipe on. The test pipe turned and allowed it to contact the swingarm. The bike is ready for a rider or a new place to be stored. My asking price for the bike is $4000.00 obo.

Doug’s email was prefaced by, “Not sure if this meets your criteria but…” My response: Hell yes it meets my criteria! These aren’t that common anymore, and certainly not in this condition. And at just over $1 per mile, I think it’s a fantastic buy!

Thanks again Doug for a great submission!

dc

Suzuki August 24, 2009 posted by

1994 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale in Los Angeles

Sounds like this one has some tuning issues, but notes that it does have a registration. For $3k sounds like a great track bike or a potential street project.


1994 Suzuki RGV250 on Craigslist:

1994 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale on Craigslist1994 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale on Craigslist

quote from the ad:

For Sale 1994 Suzuki RGV 250 Recently registered, imported from England in 2003. Bike has been in covered storage since 2003. Needs carb work, but runs, new tires front and rear in 2002. This is a 2 stroke twin cylinder, custom paint in Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefonica replica paint scheme.

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Yamaha July 24, 2009 posted by

Yamaha OW01 and OW02 For Sale: Too Good to Be True?

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Doug tipped me off this morning about an interesting listing on the FZRArchives forum that features not only a FZR750R OW01 For Sale for $10k, but also an R7 OW02 for $18k! Here’s an excerpt from the listing:

If anyone here is interested I have among others two very special bikes for sale a mint Y7 (OW02) $18,000 and an equally clean FZR750R (OW01) $10,000. I know what they are worth and I also know they are priced well below what they should. Htis is nto a scam and you can come see the bikes in FL. Also have references for the last 18 years I have been trading and playing with bikes. I have other cool bikes for sale not all are for sale when I have sold what I need the rest will stay. They include TZR250’s NSR250’s, RVF’s etc.

These are tough times for lots of people, and I know there are amazing deals to be had. But there’s this saying that seems to be ringing in my head when I look at this ad: If it seems too good to be true… I hope it’s real and someone scores some uber-rare unobtainium at a great price!

Thanks for the heads up Doug!

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Here’s a good post on DucatiNewsToday.com pitting the Ducati 888SP5 against the FZR750R OW01

And here’s an article from Motorcycle.com on the YZF-R7 OW02

Suzuki July 20, 2009 posted by

Suzuki GSX Katana For Sale: Only 3000 Miles, Barely Broken In!

The last time a champagne colored GSX750 Katana came up for sale I immediately thought of Paul’s old bike. While the image with this eBay listing of course also made me fondly recall that bike, this particular one only has 3000 miles on it!

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quote from seller’s listing:

989 suzuki 750 katana 2900 original miles, bike is like new, not a scratch. you could eat off of this bike, its that clean.

It doesn’t look like the bids are going to break the reserve. Too bad, I wonder what the owner wants for a nearly new Katana?

dc

Exclusive July 19, 2009 posted by

1996 Honda Repsol NSR 250 SP MC28 #143 For Sale

1996 Honda NSR250 SP MC28 For Sale Repsol Replica Perfect

Gary’s 1996 Honda NSR250SP is our first ever featured listing. I’m especially proud to feature this particular bike as it is one of our favorite models on Rare Sport Bikes For Sale. And it is very special indeed with very low miles and no stories.

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Here is Gary’s description of his 96 NSR250 SP MC28 which is listed with an asking of $12k in Los Angeles:

This is a real and very rare (especially the miles) 1996 Honda Repsol NSR 250 SP #143 of 1000 made, the lowest number and last year of the SP. It took me years to find this one and I have never seen another Repsol with this low mileage. About less that 100 made it to the USA, most stayed in Japan or were shipped to the UK because they are legal there. This one runs on the stock card. It does not have the de-restricted wire splice done so the miles are exact at 4,700 miles. Most other NSR listings that claim to have low miles are running the HRC card and miles are no longer accumulated, even though they brag “low miles”, but you may have noticed they have had the top rebuild, new chain & sprocket…

This bike is in excellent condition. I don’t ride it, it’s just for show. Comes with a current Texas registration title 03/2010 and bike is located in Los Angeles. Had the very first tire change in April of 2007 and only has 600 miles on them. Also has the original chain & sprocket, and no top end rebuilds.

When people see this bike it looks brand new. It was the 2008 Woodley Park 2 stroke extravaganza winner for best Honda.

I’m asking $12,000 OBO comes with factory Honda stand, extra keys, and brand new (never programmed) HRC 030 Card.

Surely one of the finest NSR250’s ever listed on this blog and a rare opportunity anywhere to pick up a very important and collectible motorcycle. Good luck with your sale Gary!

Please post your comment below and any inquiries to dan@motoringblogs

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Suzuki July 9, 2009 posted by

Two Sharp and Original 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750’s For Sale Right Now

Dave wrote me a couple days ago and asked about 86-87 GSX-R’s. They’re out there, but many are beaten to within an inch of their life or heavily modified. Not my cup of tea. But these two are, and very reasonably priced to boot!

1986 Suzuki GSX R 750 on Dallas Craigslist for $2700 and 24k miles:

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale in Dallas, TX Red and Black1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale in Dallas, TX Red and Black

quote from Dallas Craigs ad:

Up for sale is an original Suzuki GSX R 750 with 24407 miles. This was the first year for the GSX R 750, with a little work this bike could be a nice example of a classic. The bike is in good shape for its age, but the carburetors will need a little attention to get it running good. Bike comes with some extra body work and the stock exhaust system. First $2700 cash gets a classic machine.

1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 For Sale on New Hampshire Craigslist for $2999 and 36k miles:

1986 Red and Black Suzuki GSXR 750 For Sale in New Hampshire1986 Red and Black Suzuki GSXR 750 For Sale in New Hampshire

quote from NH Craigslist ad:

Last chance to own a classic sports bike in this condition. The bike has been through the shop, with the following done. Tune up, oil change,and chain & sprockets. Red & Blk 36k Has a Vance & Hines exhaust.

I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more Dave, but these look pretty promising!

dc