Posts by tag: Japanese

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:

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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!

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Yamaha July 1, 2009 posted by

1992 TZR 250 w/Registered & Spares in San Francisco

Yet again, the Bay Area produces another rare and titled 2 stroke sportbike from the 90’s. Feast your eyes on this 1992 Yamaha TZR250 with plates in San Rafael for $6500:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

1992 Yamaha TZR 250 (model 3XV1) with registered CA license plate. I also have lots of spares for this bike – crank, cables, pistons, rotors, etc. I have owned this bike for over 7 years and have ridden it on the streets around San Francisco and the bay area. 27,432KM (17,045 mi) on odometer. Runs great. Almost brand new Metzeler M-1 tires.

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Very rare to find one of these with a CA plate that is in such good shape. The bike was down once – slid on a wet manhole cover at about 5mph – see pics for scuff mark on fairing. There is one small ding in the tank too – see pics.

We don’t have the chance to blog many TZR250 classifieds too often, so I’m not sure on value. But I did do some searching for videos and I’m in heaven!

dc

Honda June 28, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle MC28 MC21

Update: This bike is mislabeled in the ad as an MC28, but is actually an MC21. Thanks for the heads up in the comments Mick!

I know the blog has been going 2-stroke mad, but with so many exmaples coming out for sale can you blame us?! Check out the latest in this 1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle for $5500:

1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle

quote from seller’s listing:

Rare Honda NSR 250r sport bike, Watercooled, twin cylinder, two cycle, Aluminum frame , very light and powerful. the best handling bike I’ve ever ridden, nice original unmodified condition, Fresh motor, runs great, Grey market bike, washington title , road legal

According to this NSR250 historical site, the MC28 has the following updates:

On November 11, 1993 the all new MC28 model NSR went on sale in Japan as a 1994 model. It was completely different than previous models and changed peoples thinking about two stroke technology. The new Proarm NSR’s as they became known in Japan were the ultimate 250 bike for the street. They had PGM IV technology which allowed more accurate1994 NSR 250 R – 57K for more control of the carbs, smooth operation and perfect driving manners unlike past two stroke bikes. The all new Memory card replaced the standard key and made de-restricting the bikes very difficult. The 1994 lineup saw three types of NSR’s for sale once again. There was the standard 250R type model in fighting red and Ross white. They were sold with a regular wet type clutch and non adjustable suspension. They were priced at 680,000 Yen.

A very significant bike, with a title, and in the PNW! I may have to consider selling my 93 Ducati 750SS if these super rare and available bikes keep popping up!

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Kawasaki June 17, 2009 posted by

1992 Kawasaki KR1S

If you’re looking for a rare, two-stroke, sport bike and think that NSRs and RGVs are too prevalent: we have for you a 1992 Kawasaki KR1S located in Austell, Georgia.  The seller doesn’t mention much about condition, or title, but provides contact information to follow up on and it is looks to be a pretty complete street bike–shown without exhaust or lower faring fitted.  The seller is asking $5,800 for a very, very rare (at least in the U.S.) Kawasaki.  See the WERA forum thread here.

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Yamaha June 16, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RD500

Located in La Palma, California is a 1985 Yamaha RD500LC that only need some minor work to be complete.  This two owner RD500 shows only 3916km (2433mi) and only has 400mi since a “…frame off mechanical restoration.”  Supposedly the bike has mechanically been completely gone through and only need some minor cosmetic touches to complete it.

Cylinders were honed and ports chamfered. New oem rings, wrist pins and clips installed. Every seal, gasket and o-ring was replaced along with oil injector lines. Brakes were completely rebuilt including master cylinders, calipers (fitted with EBC HH pads) and rotors resurfaced. All wheel bearings were replaced with new sealed bearings

This RD500 needs some cosmetic replacement parts, most importantly the exhaust and fairings, to become a very nice, low mileage bike.  The bike is titled and registered in California. Seller is also a usa2strokers.com forum member so contact him through that site or through the eBay ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda RVF400R NC35

On a tip from Victor, we have a 1995 Honda RVF400 NC35 located in San Diego, California.  This is a California titled and registered example with some cosmetic damage but nothing that would prevent it from being ridden proudly.  If you saw the recently restored example from Florida recently advertised at $9k, this California registered example looks quite good at a reasonable asking price of $6500.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1992 Honda NSR250 MC21

To mark our 100th post, we have available in Cumming, Georgia a very nice example of a 1992 Honda NSR250SP MC21, Rothman’s Edition.  This bike has recently (two-hundred miles ago) been gone through with, as the seller states, “New Crank, Seals, Pistons, Rings and all necessary gaskets. Carbs were cleaned and jetted properly.”  The seller also states about the bikes originality as: “90% original except: Aftermarket exhaust chambers and tips, HRC reed stuffers, Carbon fiber reeds, HRC Delimiter.” and in regards to overall condition, a “…9.5 out of 10.”  The one fly in the ointment as always for these bikes is the title, and this one suffers from only having a bill-of-sale.  Selling with only a bill-of-sale, this bike needs someone who, doesn’t care, or can get it titled and registered.  In pristine condition it sounds like a great deal at the asking price of $7000, but obviously at that price I’d like to get a title too.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda RS125

Now if you saw our last post for a pristine RS125, but wanted something you could seriously ride for track days or race, we have a perfect example in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This Honda RS125 is the perfect example of a serious race bike: not the prettiest thing, but gets the job done.  A RS125 would be a blast on the track and this example would be a perfect way to get there with a little work.  See the eBay ad here.

EDIT: Sold for $2,600.00 on 06/14/2009.

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Yamaha June 11, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha RZ350

For you lucky northern residents we have a Canadian market 1989 Yamaha RZ350 located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.  The seller claims that this bike has an unbelievable (it doesn’t look like it in the pictures) 29,000km (16k mi).  Shown in an excellent looking blue and yellow paint scheme, this bike looks showroom new–either it is, or the seller is good with a camera.  There are some evident scratches around the triple-clamp, but for being twenty years old, this bike looks almost perfect.  If I were a Canadian resident I would seriously consider this fine looking example.  See the eBay ad here.

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