Posts by tag: Japanese

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):

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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

Suzuki September 29, 2009 posted by

1983 Suzuki GS XN85 Turbo For Sale: Brand New, 0 Miles!

Yes you read that title correctly; this is a brand new, never titled motorcycle in New Hampshire! And it's one of only about 1100 ever built. Check out this :

quote from seller's listing:

THIS ONE OF THE LAST KNOWN NEW ONES IN THE WORLD. WE BOUGHT IT FROM ELLSWORTH SUZUKI IN ELLSWORTH MAINE IN 1989, IT HAS THE ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL, TOOL KIT, WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD, A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL MSO, AND A DUPLICATE MSO ISSUED BY SUZUKI. THIS NOT BEEN TITLED YET OR REGISTERED FOR THE WARRANTY.

Admittedly, I don't know much about these bikes. Unfortunatley the unofficial XN85 site is offline as of this writing. But I did come across this nice article on Faster and Faster regarding the XN85:

The XN85 was cutting-edge stuff for its time, with a 16-inch front wheel, low clip-ons, rearset foot pegs, Suzuki’s ‘Full Floater’ monoshock rear suspension, and anti-dive plumbing in the Kayaba front forks. The engine was an air-cooled, fuel-injected, turbocharged, eight-valve, 673cc inline-four, mated to a five-speed gearbox. Power output was a modest 85 horsepower at 7000rpm.

That more horsepower than my Ducati 750SS makes, and it's supposedly a decade newer!

Should be a great opportunity for a collector to add a cult status bike to their collection. Thanks for the tip James!

dc

Suzuki September 28, 2009 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG 500 Gamma buy-it-now $14,500


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RG 500 Gamma's don't come available that often, but this one is on ebay.  This has been ridden with 24,000 miles and is not stock, but is still very nice with modern, tasteful upgrades.  Take a look at it and judge for yourself.

The owner has a lot to say about the bike as it has extensive modifications.  I am by no means an expert, but can certainly appreciate the big 2 strokes. 
 

This is a 1987 Suzuki RG500, I am the second owner and have owned it since 1988. The engine was completely rebuilt by BDK Race Engineering in England in 2005, and was bored to 570cc and tuned to stage 3, both crankshafts where completely overhauled with new seals and bearings. The engine has Mark Dent exhaust pipes, but I will also include the original exhausts if required. The frame is a standard RG500 frame, but I have fitted the front end from a RGV250. The front forks where modified by Maxton racing in England to account for the weight of the RG and rider and I also have a Maxton Rear Koni shock absorber fitted which was also modified for my weight and that of the bike. The rear swing arm is a standard RG swing arm with additional bracing. The front wheel is an RGV250 17" front wheel and the rear is a 4.5 inch CMA. The bike handles very well (far better than stock). The front fairing is an RGV fairing modified to fit the bike and the rear seat and bodywork is a modified copy of the stock RG500 body work. The engine has a NOVA gearbox (standard gearbox cannot take this level of tune) and straight cut primary gears, I have an adjustable ignition pickup fitted (from Mark dent) and am running a standard CDI. The jetting was setup by Micah at AF1 Racing in New Braunfels where the bike made 107HP on his dyno. It was then run on a dynojet 250 (without any changes to the engine) 2 weeks later where it recorded 126hp. The difference is just down to the opportunistic readings that dynojet tend to give, but it’s good for bar stool racing.

Needless to say the bike is quick and has covered about 2000 miles since the tuning work was performed and has not had any mechanical or electrical issues. The engine also has a Shift shaft support plate to help improve the shifting mechanism, but it still suffers from the standard dragging clutch of any RG500, making locating neutral difficult at times (there is nothing wrong with the gearbox!). The carburetors have been offset bored to 31.5mm and are running Mark Dents ITG individual filters and have high flow ball valves fitted. The tires are in good condition with plenty of life left in them. I have fitted a small hugger on the rear wheel to keep the rear exhausts a bit cleaner, the rear of the bike was raised almost 1 inch by Maxton to improve the handling and ground clearance. The rear axle was replaced with a much larger axle (17mm to 25mm) to further increase the rigidity of the swing arm.

Bike is located in Austin, TX so it should be well kept.  I would liked to have seen more close up pictures of the bike to better represent the condition.  The seller states he has the reserve set at $13,000 so it is possible that this bike could be had for that amount.  I did a quick search and didn't find many to reference the price to so if anyone has information send it in and I'll post it up.  Enjoy!

dd