Posts by tag: Japanese

Honda October 23, 2009 posted by

2001 Honda nsr 125

Found this neat little 2 stroke on the Philadelphia Craigslist

Honda NSR 125

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Okay, I  know its a little rough looking, but these are basically non-existent in the states so it definitely falls into the RSBFS category.  I have no idea why anyone would forgo hundreds of dollars, on the re-sale side, and not put it back together.  The owner is asking $1,250 for it, but I can't help to imagine that it would bring $2,000+ if it was remotely put back together.  This would make a great winter project and I think the price is very, very fair.  

The owner says:

 2001 NSR125 Honda 2 stroke Imported from Italy.  Rare Bike not available in the USA. Runs great but needs plastics.

 
Maybe my co-author Phil has a hook up on a set of plastics for this.  Phil?

I searched youtube and found a video that represents how it might look.  Check it out.  I would love to have something like this to cruise around on.  Listen to it sing! 

dd

Yamaha October 20, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 Mint Mint Mint!!!

 

Title says it all boys and girls.  If you've ever wanted to own the best handling sport bike ever made buy it now! 

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 on Toronto Kijiji for $4,000

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Owner says:

 

1989 in Mint Condition with only 18,131 kms or 11,266 miles.

Bike is completely stock and has been garaged always and pampered in every way by 2nd mature owner who has had the bike since 1992.

 

I can speak from personnel experience when it comes to 400's.  I've owned 7,000 mile mint ones, raced them and currently own a 89 bone stock one that needs some attention.  This one is it!  I've found four 400's for sale this week and haven't posted them on RSBFS because I didn't think they were good enough, but this one is worthy.  I will tell you that if you find one, that is all 100% original, it 9.9 times out of 10 will not be in this condition.  I have way more than 4g's in mine and I'm not finished yet.  I know I'm crazy for putting that kind of money in a 20 year old half liter bike, but I can't help myself when it comes to 400's.  These things sold for right at $3,000 when new and have only gone up in value.  I have to imagine it is one of the very few mass produced Big 4 Japan bikes to have that honor.  If I didn't have my current 400 you wouldn't see this posted on RSBFS because I would own it.  Someone buy this gem and enjoy it.

 

FYI - All RSBFS Post viewer comments will now be available for eveyone to read.  So if you have something to say about a particular bike, good or bad, feel free to leave a comment. 

 

dd

Yamaha October 16, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ 500

 

Yes, another one..  it seems there are a lot of these for sale as of late.  Maybe the price of 2 stroke oil is on the rise and there is a unified mass sell off.  Whatever the case maybe, these are way cool and they are available for your viewing or purchasing pleasure.

 

1985 Yamaha RZ 500 on the Baltimore Craigslist

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This one is all stock with the exception of the "go fast while sitting still" stickers.  The owner had the following to say about his prized bike.

 

I have had it for 15 years.  I bought it in Florida.  Bike has 21000 mile on it.  I would say the bike is a 7 from a scale of 1 to 10. All stock besides the new metzler tires.  Motor was rebuilt 8 years ago.  Bike runs and drives well.

 

This one is offered at $6,500, which is the cheapest we've ever posted on RSBFS according to my research.  You can verify for yourself here.   

 

Is it just me or are the front turn signals facing the wrong way on this bike???

 

dd

Honda October 12, 2009 posted by

1992 Honda NSR250SE For Sale in California (Yep, another one!)

1992 Honda NSR250 SE MC21 For Sale

Sorry for all the two stroke madness, but when it rains it pours apparently! Here's an with a buy-it-now of $7850:

quote from seller's listing:

1992 NSR250 MC21 SE DRY CLUTCH, V TWIN 250CC RARE CALIFORINA TITLED. AND REGISTERD FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS COMPLETLY REBUILT 93 SP MOTOR, NEW CLUTCH PACK AND NEAR NEW CLUTCH BASKETS REPLATED MILLINUM STOCK SP CYLINDERS, NEW SP HEADS, FRONT HRC HEAD, HRC REED CAGES,STUFFERS, NEW MC28 HYBRID TORQUE ARM, COMPLETE FRAME DISASEMBLY AND ALL BEARINGS GREASED AND REPLACED AND STEERING HEAD BEARINGS, SWING ARM AND SHOCK LINK SERVICED. FRONT FORK SEALS, 10WT MOTUL TYGA PRELOAD ADJUSTERS, NEW FRONT/REAR DISKS, AND PADS,BRAKES SERVICED,BRADED LINES, NEW O RING CHAIN, NEW SPROCKETS/ 14/43. ALL ENGINE HOSES, CUSTOM 3 RADIATOR FAN SETUP WITH MANUAL SWITCH FOR IN TOWN RIDING DURING HOT DAYS, 16,155 MILES ON BIKE AND 375MILES ON REBUILD AND IS RIDDEN SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEKS AND IS FULLY BROKEN IN AND FREEWAY TESTED. SPARE 92 ORIGINAL BLOCK INCLUDED, SPARE NEW FORK TUBES INCLUDED THE ONES ON IT NOW ARE VERY CLEAN $800 ALONE VALUE. NEW .TIRES. BIKE IS VERY STOCK WITH STOCK PIPES,BUT IS DERESTRICTED .THE BOTTOM LOWERS HAVE SOME SCRATCHES AND SMALL SCRATCHES AROUND THE TAIL SECTION BUT IS WAY CLEANER THAN MOST I HAVE SEEN BIKE NEEDS NOTHING BUT YOU. THE SUSPENSION IS SETUP FOR 170LB RIDER. COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL FRONT FAIRING STICKERS.NO LONGER AVALIBLE. NO WARRENTY I OWN AND MAINTAIN SEVERAL NSR FOR THE LAST 9 YEARS WITH NO ISSUES AND KNOW NSRS INSIDE AND OUT.

Compared to previously listed MC21's this one is the price leader, but it does have a ton of work into it and the all important title. Apparently there are some friendly DMV folks left in the world as all the oil burners we've added recently have titles and registration!

dc

Yamaha October 11, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale in Los Angeles

Here's another great legal two-stroker bike in L.A. on Craigslist, a 1985 RZ350 for $5900 (15k miles):

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quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

You can see by the pictures how clean this bike it, but you need to see it in person to really appreciate it. Not only does it look sweet, it hauls ass! 30mm Mikuni carbs, Boyesen carbon reeds, and CRG bar end mirrors, were just put on. The cylinders have been ported & the pistons are 1 size bigger than stock. The pipes are Spec II, and has a Fox shock. The solo seat cowl, that alone is worth money. The Dunlop tires have less than 400 miles on them. The fairing was made in Japan, and I'm not too sure if it's still available. Pretty trick looking, street fighter like.
There are no dents on the tank, 1 maybe 2 nicks, and there are no scratches. The miles 15,847 are original, I'm the second owner of this bike and I keep it covered to keep it clean and avoid the sun beating on it. It's well worth 5,900, but I'm willing to take reasonable offers.

This bike sounds like it's well sorted and ready to be enjoyed by it's next owner. Checking prices of other RZ350's we listed in the recent past show this price is about right.

Thanks for the heads up Roy!

dc

Suzuki October 2, 2009 posted by

Three Old-School Suzuki Sport Bikes For Sale: A Pair of early RG 500’s and GSX-R 750

First up is a 1986 Suzuki RG500 GAMMA for sale on Columbus, Ohio Craigslist for $10500 (20k miles):

Suzuki RG500 Gamma For Sale

quote from the listing:

1986 RG500 Gamma, top end was done about 8000 miles ago, dyno'd at 98.x horsepower, Fox shock, Racetech gold valves, upgraded gsxr brakes, Katana front rim (17"x3"), GSF400 Bandit rear rim(17"x4"), induvidual filters, Jolly Moto GP pipes, proper jetting, Airtech RGV250 upper fairing, Raask rearsets. 20,000 miles, Polaris synthetic oil, tinted double bubble windscreen.

Next up is another 86 on Eugene, Oregon Craigslist for $12500:

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quote from seller's listing:

Extremely rare Sportbike for sale. One of approx. 400 in the States, this one is from Canada. Never imported directly. 500cc four cylinder 2-stroke - it is the road going version of Suzuki's class dominating GP bike of the late 70's. 100HP in a 300# package - you do the math = FAST and fun. Although I hate to see it go, I need to make space in the garage and I really don't have time to ride this awesome piece of machinery any more. The bike is in excellent condition. It does need a battery. And the reg. is expired.

And finally a nice and original looking 1990 GSX-R 750 for only $2500 (15k miles, Fontana, California):

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

THIS 1990 GSXR 750 HAS 15K ON IT, RUNS GREAT AND HAS A K&N AIR FILTER,D&D PIPE,NEW TIRES,BRAKES,NEW BATTERY,REG UNTIL 6/2010,NEVER BEEN DOWN,NO BODY DAMAGE,DENTS,COMES WITH A BRAND NEW GSXR RIDDING JACKET XXL.OIL/SYNTH , ALL LIGHTS WORK,HORN,SIGNALS,BRAKE,CLEAN TITLE

Amazing that we have 3 different RG500's posted this week! Have a good weekend everyone!

dc