Posts by tag: Japanese

Suzuki April 23, 2009 posted by

Not 1, Not 2, But 3 Wes Cooley Replica GS1000S Suzuki’s For Sale!

Here’s your chance to get a really rare early sportbike for you, and two for your best friends when they visit! This Craigslist ad has three Suzuki GS1000S bikes for sale at $4900 each, or $13900 as a package:

1979 SUZUKI GS1000S Wes Cooley Replica For SaleSUZUKI GS1000S Wes Cooley Replicas For SaleSUZUKI GS1000S Wes Cooley Replica For SaleSUZUKI GS1000S For Sale

quote from seller’s Tampa Bay Craigslist ad:

1979 SUZUKI GS1000S, Wes Cooley Replicas, Beautiful collection of 3 motorcycles, Very rare, Only 535 produced, Only manufactured 2 years, Many spare parts, $4900 for one or 13,900 package deal for all 3 bikes

$4900 doesn’t really seem that bad for such a cool and historic bike. I got up close and personal with a GS1000S at the Barber Motorsports Park Museum earlier this year, and it was a standout for sure!

Read all about the GS1000 at SuzukiCycle.org

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Honda April 20, 2009 posted by

1993 Honda CBR400RR For Sale in San Fran Area

I’ve always thought these were striking little bikes! Here’s a good looking NC29 CBR400RR for sale on the Bay Area Riders Forum:

1993 Honda CBR400RR MC29 For Sale Gray MarketHonda CBR400RR MC29 For Sale Gray MarketHonda CBR400RR MC29 For Sale

quote from seller’s post:

1993 Honda CBR400RR NC29 Gull-Arm with CA Plate and Title (SPCN)

Asking $5000.

As shown in these pics, it has: eBay fairings, oem tank painted by Cycle Finish, frame sliders, oem wheels and forks powdercoated by a shop in Menlo Park, front fender by Tyga (also painted by Cycle Finish), Tyga windscreen. Camera mount not included.

Things you can’t see from pics: new Fox fully-adjustable shock (made for F2), Michelin Pilot Powers (plenty of tread left), front SS brake lines, K&N drop-in filter, titanium headers/midpipe.

* edit – new battery as of 3/14/09 *
* edit – new steering head bearings and fresh fork oil (20w) as of 3/20/09 *

Swapped the oem KMH speedo with MPH from 900RR.

The valves on this gear-driven cam I4 motor and carbs (with DynoJet) was inspected/adjusted/tuned by Elskipador. Has approx 25k miles.

It has the all important title, but with that kind of mileage is $5k too high? Leave a comment with your experience.

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Suzuki April 9, 2009 posted by

Ultra Rare 1986 GSX-R 750 “Limited” Homologation Special For Sale

Check out this amazingly rare and immaculate 1986 GSX-R 750R Limited (GSXR750 RG) for sale on eBayMotors:

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited GSXR750 RG For Sale1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited GSXR750 RG For Sale Dry ClutchSuzuki GSXR 750R Limited GSXR750 RG For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

Suzuki took the GSXR750 and added trick bits; the forks were very high tech for their time. They had what was called “Anti-Dive” technology. They were electric activated, telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload and were four-way adjustable. The rear shock was just as special with a gas charged remote reservoir and was aluminum bodied. Racing tail section that was hand laid fiberglass with a custom solo seat. Custom colored wheels. Racing clutch lever and dry clutch. This made swapping out clutch plates at the track a faster and cleaner job as well as keeping the oil free of clutch plate materials and they run cooler. The clip-ons were wider. Front brakes were upgraded. The engine got a magnesium cylinder head as well as sprocket covers to save weight. The front brakes had speacial-designed hoses. The fairing had additional cooling ducts as well as quick release fasteners. Even the emblem on the side was bike-specific. And finished with a gold plated chain with an all-aluminum chain guard. All this and it weighed in six pounds less than an off the shelf 750.

Don’t you just love homologation specials?! The very best of everything and no expense spared. And when they’re nearly 25 years old and never raced, AND hardly even ridden, they’re truly a rare find. This one is currently at $12k (appears reserve has been met) with about 4 days to go.

And here’s a quick video I found on YouTube of a limited being revved up (not the bike in auction):

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Honda March 15, 2009 posted by

Vintage VFR: 1985 HONDA VFR 400 NC24 For Sale

I’ve been meaning to post this cool old Honda VFR for quite a while. It sports the same colors my buddy BV is lusting after on the 2007 anniversary edition VFR800: Classic white with blue and red details with the gold Honda wing logo.

This particular VFR400 is a pretty special model because it was never offered for sale in the states, and it sports some very cool features like the single-sided swingarm, V4 engine configuration, and rev happy 400cc motor. Check out this Honda VFR400 NC24 for sale in Kansas City on Craigslist ($3500):

Honda NC24 VFR400 For Sale in Kansas CityHonda NC24 VFR400 For SaleHonda NC24 VFR400 For Sale

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

MAKE: HONDA VFR 400 NC 24

ENGINE : 400 CC

TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED
MILEAGE 40,054 KILOMETERS
ROTHMANS RACING, VERY RARE, ALL NEW DECALS AND NEW PAINT CODES FOR BIKE

www.frontstreetmotors.com

*First things first, this is not an 85. According to this Wikipedia article, the NC24 wasn’t introduced until 1987, and this bike definitely sports all the important features of the later NC24 model. But when I first saw the listing as an 85, it made me wonder if the 25 year rule works the same way it does for classic cars in the U.S. – no import or registration issues with models not previously imported. Anyone know for sure? Also, was there a Rothmans edition of the NC24?

It’s a cool bike for $3500 either way though! Here’s a sweet YouTube clip of an NC24 VFR400 in action:

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Suzuki February 11, 2009 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV 250 VJ22 For Sale in California

This bike looks great in silver with the subtle markings. Spotted for sale in Chico on Craigslist is this Suzuki RGV250 for $6000:

1991 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale in California1991 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale in California

quote from seller’s listing:
I’m selling a 1991 Suzuki RGV 250 VJ 22. It’s a 250cc water cooled V-twin 2-stroke. The bike was imported from New Zealand. It is currently plated and registered in California. The bike is fairly clean for it’s age. It has a few nicks and scratches. The bike runs great. I left the oil injection in place for street use. I have changed all the fluids recently and the power valves have been out and inspected for wear. It has a pair of Michelin Pilot powers with a lot of tread left on them. The chain and sprockets look good. The previous owner had the top end done at 18k kilometers.

$6k doesn’t sound too bad, especially considering it’s plated. And are those Arrow pipes? Yum!

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Honda January 21, 2009 posted by

1991 Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale in Vegas Baby

Are 2 strokers getting more affordable in 2009? This low mileage NSR250 has plates and is only $4500?! Check out this 1991 Honda NSR250 For Sale on Craigslist:

quote from seller’s Craigslist listing:

1991 Honda NSR250 MC21 Streetbike
Imported from japan only 6,400 kilometers Street legal registered in Nevada all all stock never down, dry clutch, runs great in really good condition never abused serious inquires only please, asking $4,500 Clean Nevada title.

Is this the same bike I posted earlier last year? This is a serious price drop if it is.

These are getting cheap enough that it’s getting harder and harder to make excuses about why there isn’t one in my garage. Obviously with the sheer numbers of 2 strokes listed on this site, you know I’m a fan. Talk me out of a gray market 2 stroke… or can you at these prices?

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Yamaha January 14, 2009 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZR 750R #169 of 200

Update 1.14.2011: Now on Craigslist for $4k. Thanks for the heads up Joe!

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Located in Louisville, KY this bike belongs to and was submitted by Kelly who is a RSBFS.com daily reader. Thank you for supporting our site and sending us your bike to post.

We’ve had a few of these before, but I have to admit it’s been difficult finding the proper information for this bike.

Here’s what I know:
These were the pre-cursor to Yamaha’s famed OW01 FZR 750RR Homologation
There were only 200 of them made to satisfy the AMA Homologation rules
There are very few left as most of them were raced just like any other LE Homologation production model

Owner has the following to say:

This bike is #169 of only 200 made for the US market. To homologate the FZR for AMA racing, Yamaha had to bring 200 street-spec 750 into this country. This bike escaped the racetrack, instead becoming a garage queen. The bike is entirely stock. Never safety wired, never put on the track. As you can see in the pictures, the only damage is a crack in the fairing at the right side front turn signal and a little bit of clearcoat peeling off the left side of the solo cowl. The only mechanical issue on the entire bike is that the button which resets the odometer came off years ago. Last year I had the valves checked and the carbs synched. This bike runs beautifully. If you are very serious about this bike I will be glad to make a short video showing start-up from cold. Nothing to hide, like I said it runs flawlessly. I also have an original Yamaha shop manual and various magazine articles from when the bike was released.

Looks like Kelly has taken great pride in owning this bike because by looking at the pictures one wouldn’t know it has 25,304 miles on the clock, which is low for a 22 year old motorcycle. I also think it says a lot about the seller and bike when the owner is willing to produce a video showing a cold start and idle. So if your a Yamaha guy and like what you see,

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Honda January 8, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda CB400 Super Four

I didn’t even know Honda made such a cool bike! I need to expand my knowledge about sporting bikes that are even less known than the standard Japanese 2 stroke I guess…

Check out this very cool looking 1994 Honda CB400 for $1950 on Craigslist:

1994 Honda CB400 For Sale in California1994 Honda CB400 For Sale in California1994 Honda CB400 For SaleHonda CB400 For Sale

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

1994 CB400, red, super four.
77K kilometer, carb is rebuilt and everything was adjust to good spec 3yr ago, but never ride ever since.
hasn’t start for few years, needs some tune up to run.
Rare than NSR250, or anything else.
Gaurantee good engine and transmission, just need clean up the carb and oil…
Import from Japan gray market, not register.
very nice bike and rare, no time to finish it up.
Bike is in San Diego, CA.
bring your truck to pick it up, we help you to load it.

Now granted that’s 47,845 miles and no title. But with all the 2 strokes that have been showing up with titles, surely it can’t be that hard to pull off. This would be such a cool in-town commuter bike!

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