Posts by tag: Japanese

Honda December 16, 2009 posted by

2002 RC51 with 1 mile on the clock

You read correctly, 1 mile on a 2002 RC51. This fine piece of Nicky Hayden history is . Yes, I know this is not a Nicky Hayden replica, but it is the year in which he won the AMA Super Bike Title on the RC51.


So why is this being listed on Well, it falls under the "Survivor" category for

The owner says:

Well how about a..................BRAND NEW MOTORCYCLE , A 2002 Honda RC51 RVT 1000cc 6-speed Red & Silver Metallic that is. So now this is it, this is your last chance to own a BRAND NEW RC-51 V-Twin liquid cooled Super Bike. This year model has the improved PGM-FI, (fuel injection system),suspension and swing arm, same as 2006 model. This bike is brand new, out of the crate, from the dealer to my garage. Not a mark, not a scratch, or even been sat on, no disappointments. Only 1 MILE from factory. Bike comes with owners manual, tool kit and a new oil filter. The battery is brand new, and the bike has been run periodically. This is a unmolested motorcycle, so why would you buy used and abused when you can have a BRAND NEW BIKE? I lost interest so my loss your gain. Serious Offers Considered

Honda no longer makes the RC51 so if you have a Honda Collection or simply have a thing for Japanese V-twins you definitely should give this one a look. It's like stepping back in time to 2002. I had the opportunity to ride a 2002 demo model and was impressed by the linear power it produced. As a matter of fact, at the time I sold one of my FZR400's and was going to buy a RC51, but then life happened and those plans fell through and I lost my FZR in the process ūüôĀ

Click here to view some of the past RSBFS RC51 we've posted.



Yamaha December 14, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 with only 1,139 miles!!!!

Yet another 2 stroke for you to enjoy. This one is located in Derry, PA and is all original and clean as a whistle!


Story behind the super low miles as told by the seller:

I added this beauty to my collection a few years ago and now sadly it is time for it to go to a new owner. It is a really clean, low mileage (1833.0 Km which is just 1138.0 mile since new) 1985 Yamaha RZ500 V4 liquid cooled two stroke. I have all of the original import documentation from the original owner who imported it new from Canada. I have the customs forms, sales receipt, export declaration the warranty card and assembly manual. The bike has a valid PA title that is in my name. I would ride it occasionally and it runs perfect.

The engine has never been apart and is cosmetically very nice. The front fairing and gas tank have been painted as has the seat cowling. There are some flaws that I took pictures of that include a crack where the left mirror exits the fairing. A minor dent an the lower left pipe that looks like it came that way. The paint appears to be OE on the pipe. A crack on the seat cowling an couple of chips. One on the front fender another on the left side cover in the back and one near the grab handle.

The guy I got it from said he new the Dr. that bought it new. They were in a small town and I was told that the bike was ridden very little and was put away after the mans son knocked it over in the driveway. He said that they remover the upper cowl to repair it but never did. And that's how he got it. He repainted the parts and then sold it to me. My inspection of the bike seemed to confirm the story and I had no reservations buying the bike.

I have the only receipt that he had and that was for the purchase of the seat cowling from the dealer in Canada.

Study the photos and you can see how clean the bike is. It should be in a museum.

Whenever I see one of these come up for sale visions of me doing power wheelies pops in my head. I guess I've watched too many videos of guys showing off the power of these big 2 strokes. I've checked our archives and I couldn't find a lower mileage RZ500 that's ever been posted by us and I can only expect the sale price, if met, will reflect it. This one does have it's share of flaws, but considering it is almost an antique at 24 years old one should expect some dings over the years. This one did hail from Canada and the owner states that it is registered with the state of Pennsylvania. So if you have several thousand burning a hole in your pocket and like 500cc 2 strokes this might be for you. There are more pictures available via the ebay link at the top of this post.


Honda December 13, 2009 posted by

1991 Honda NSR250 MC21

I must say I am surprised to see so many 2 strokes for sale as of late. I think this makes three that I've posted with-in the last week and that's not to mention the others from Alex that he put up this week.

On to the good stuff- 91 MC21 with a mere 13,944 or 8,648 on the clock, which is way low for a bike of this year. As many of you may recognize this is not a factory color scheme, but is in fact a set of Chinese aftermarket bodywork. However, the seller states that he does have the original set that came with the bike, but discloses that it has some scrapes and scratches. He also states that the fit and finish on the aftermarket set is pretty good and was installed with no modification needed. I will say that is surprising to me!

Listing quote:

1991 nsr250 that was all original when I got it right down to the tires. I replaced the OEM plastic with Hong Kong plastic. Believe it or not it all fit very well with no modifications. I powder coated the rims and put new Pirelli tires, chain and sprockets, and brake pads and had the bike serviced with all new fluids and spark plugs. There is 150pound in each cylinder and the bike starts rite up and idles and runs great. I will include the original plastic with the sale and have included a pic of it on the bike. It has some blemishes so I went with the repsol look. It has the original Japan title. It is not registered in the USA but the VIN is present. Everything works on the bike all lights injection system and even the horn.

Sounds like this could be a nice one considering everything works and is un-modified. I'm not a huge fan of aftermarket parts on rare sport bikes, but this one doesn't strike me too far off base. The "low mileage and all original" more than make up for the Hong Kong addition. So if this sounds like your cup of Tea, click the ebay link above and have a look at the rest of the pictures. The seller has his phone number listed for those who are interested.



Yamaha December 9, 2009 posted by

Yamaha TZ350G 2 stroke race bike

2 strokes maybe going the way of the dinosaur, there's no denying that smokers are fast, fun, and smelly (in a good way).  What better way to celebrate the death of 2 strokes by bagging a 80s Yamaha 2 stroke race bike and putting it on display on your living room (bet the wife won't be too thrilled, but what the heck)?  If that sounds good, then check out this :

Yamaha TZ 350 G. Originally owned by an AMA expert and raced nationally with many podium finishes, stored in a dry garage and sold to me by the original owner’s widow. Campaigned as a 250 with AHRMA, WERA, UCRA with many podiums finished. Completely rebuilt and converted into a 350 prior to the 2004 Daytona AHRMA race, however not ridden at the event due to the rider having and accident in the 750 class. The bike has been stored since then and is race ready condition. The engine has been rebuilt with a new crank, seals, bearings, cylinders, pistons, reeds and powerjet mikuni 38 mm carbs. The frame was completely gone over and re safety wired in preparation for teck inspection. Rear brake is stock Yamaha and the front brake is a duel piston Grimeca. A fine example of a fantastic racing bike. READY TO RACE!

I'm no TZ expert, but Greg Bennett over at the TZ350 website is - he even wrote a reference manual for the TD/TR/TA/TZ series!  Also, there is a very healthy following for TZ (new and old) race bikes, especially in Europe. If older TZ race bikes interest you, surf on over to Greg's website, read up on them TZs and bid accordingly!  Good luck!


Kawasaki December 6, 2009 posted by

Kawasaki KR-1

Located in Ayr, Ontario Canada is a Kawasaki KR-1 of unknown year.  Unfortunately, this bike is located in Canada which makes it difficult (to say the least) for anyone in the U.S. but it is in North America so I guess our readers should be aware!  Seller doesn't state much other than general facts about the KR-1 line.  However, it looks to be stock and in good condition--excluding the fact that it shows some oxidation and the tank looks to have been repainted--from the photos with the odometer showing 11,278km (7,007mi).  The asking price is $3,000--not stated as USD or CAD.  See the bike on North American Two Strokes here.



Yamaha December 6, 2009 posted by

1974 Yamaha RD60

No, this isn't the sportiest RD ever but I don't doubt it's a blast!  Located in Cincinnati, Ohio is a 1974 Yamaha RD60.  Quoting the seller:


-3,730 miles
-Good condition
-nice chrome on pipe, wheels, chain guard.
-brand new back tire/tube (obviously not on when pictures taken)
-tack/speedo work well
-lights work
- dent in top of tank
-"Yamaha" sticker gone off back faring
-N.O.S control/switch/handle

This one isn't perfect but has more than enough potential.   Very few RD60s come up for sale (that I've seen) and this one seems fair at $600.  See this RD on Craigslist here.