Posts by tag: Japanese

Uncategorized September 22, 2009 posted by

The Week in Reader Submissions!

Normally I'd give each of these their own spot, but I'm already behind that I'm attempting to catch up with a big batch post. And as I go through my inbox I have to apologize to a few of you for some great forwards that expired before I could post them. Thanks to all for the great submissions and keep them coming!

First up is the group of Craigslist ads from Lucas.

Check out this 1986 Yamaha SRX-6. I had never even heard of this bike and it's unusual shape actually is quite nice and looks like a blast to ride. It's a 600cc single! Check it out on Denver Craigslist for $2950 with a mere 3700 miles:

1986 Yamaha SRX-61986 Yamaha SRX-6

quote from ad:

I am selling my SRX-6. A rare (1986 only) 600cc Yamaha single. Only 3676 miles. Might add a few before it sells.
Bike came with K&N air filters, and Supertrapp exhaust system.
I recently installed the larger Radian front calipers, EBC brake pads, Braided stainless steel front brake lines, new front master cylinder, Progressive front fork springs, Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tires, custom LED taillight and rear signals. The bike starts easily and runs great.


Not many of these left in this condition and especially at this price: 1989 Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja with 18k miles for $2900 on Portland Craigslist:

1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale

quote from ad:

THIS BIKE SCREAMS!
Super clean, well maintained motor, rare bike runs and drives great and exceeds 180mph meter. Bored out heads with larger sprocket for more speed. New battery. Small ding in gas tank and crack in glass panel on right shield.
Just paid $400.00 for full service and new ignition switch. Just under 18k ml. Garaged it's whole life. I can't believe I'm selling but life changes show the need. I'll throw in my riding gear for cash sale.


And for fun, a 2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1, also on Portland Craigslist for $14700 and 2900 miles:

MV Agusta 1000 1+1 For Sale

quote from ad:

2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1. white/black, very rare bike, i was told its the only one white 1+1 in the northwest. bike has 2900 miles on it. carbon fiber rear hugger, fender eliminator kit, and signals in the taillights, the factory coolant was replaced with Engine ice Hi-performance coolant, also has hi performance impeller installed for better cooling. all work done by MotoCorsa, along with all maintenance. bike has factory warranty until February 2010. bike is in perfect condition, nipples still on the tires. beautiful bike overall. i have the factory fender, signals, and hugger if requested. Comes with the red stand in the picture (factory stand). factory specs read 174hp at 11900rpm redline at 13k motor is inline 4 cylinder. MSRP is $22995, i paid $21k. asking $14700.

Thanks for the submissions Lucas!

dc

Honda September 22, 2009 posted by

1991 Honda NSR250 MC21

Since becoming an author on RSBFS, I have become more interested in 2 strokes.  I have always been a huge fan of the limited production 4 stroke race bikes, but I can see myself picking one of these up real soon.  

MC 21 on with no reserve and a starting bid of $3200.

MC 21 1MC 21 4MC 21 2MC 21

With 12,584 miles on the clock this one is used and ready to ride.  The pictures show some wear and tear, but I did a quick search and the starting price seems to be market correct when considering the condition.  The plus is this one appears to have the ever elusive registration that was current up until yesterday.  The seller posted a lot of pictures on ebay that show some of the age marks; you can  to view them.  This one is not a garage queen so it can be ridden without fear of someone scratching it.

The seller didn't have much to say about the bike so I won't post up any quotes, but the one thing I did notice about this particular MC 21 and that is it comes with the aftermarket "go fast stickers!" 

dd

Honda September 15, 2009 posted by

1985 Honda VF1000R 100% original

Although, I'm not sure this counts as a rare sport bike, it does make me appreciate 1985 HRC cutting edge technology.  I also couldn't help myself, but to chuckle a little bit and to think of those pioneering road racers who raced these beast.  Take a close look at the pictures and look at the early "vented disc brakes" on the rear.  Is it just me or do those bolt together rims look a little flimsy?   

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This 1985 Honda VF 1000 R shows very well and appears to have been taken well care of.  If you notice in the pictures, it has all of the original stickers still on it.  The last pictures shows the chain adjustment sticker still in tact.  I always thought if I removed those stickers I would be saving weight and thus go faster; if nothing else I would look fast sitting still!  All joking aside this is one nice bike that is on the verge of being an antique (gees, I'm getting old). 

This one is located at a dealer in Midlothian, IL

All original Honda vf1000r Interceptor.  The bike is in the all original red, white and blue racing colors and has 9,010 original miles. This bike is all stock and as original as they come.  Every sticker from the chain guard to the frame are intact and in perfect condition.

 
I hope you appreciate it as much as I do.  Just looking at it makes me feel patriotic.

dd

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

[AffomaticEbay]Honda VF1000[/AffomaticEbay]

Yamaha September 15, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350 NC For Sale in the Bay Area

Advertised as clean and original, this one sure looks the part in these pictures. Click for hi-res, or follow this link to the Craigslist post for $7k:

quote from seller's listing:

1985 Yamaha RZ350 NC A very clean true survivor with 16,000 miles. Very rare and expensive rear single seat cowl with stock tail section as well, you will not find a cleaner well kept low mile RZ like this anytime soon. Comes with owners manual, tool kit, and both stock keys. Oil injection, Call for all the info. 7k cash, no joy rides, no trades

I know we have lots of RZ fans on this site, so I hope you enjoy!

dc

Honda September 14, 2009 posted by

OW01’s (yep, plural) and an RC30 For Sale Soon!

This is a quick teaser for some future listings I'm working out the details on with my new super hero, Jeff. He's thinning his collection of homologation sport bikes and sent along this picture of some of the stock that may be for sale soon:

Yamaha OW01 FZR-R 750 For Sale

He says he also has an RC30 that will need a new home as well. I'll be getting details soon on all the bikes for sale and will post back soon!

dc

Honda September 14, 2009 posted by

1987 Honda CBR250R Hurricane For Sale in California

This submission is from Chris for his very rare 87 CBR250R. This bike has seen considerable love from Chris and Garage Company. Check out his Craigslist listing for full details on the work on this bike to make it perfect:

quote from Craiglist post:

1987 Honda CBR250R Hurricane (Code name : CBR250RH) , made only 1 year and only sold in japan. Somehow the bike arrived in the US and I bought it registered and titled.....so it is street legal.

Just a brief history, it has a 250cc , 16 valve, 4 cylinder, 4 carb, twin cam engine that runs on cam gears. Bike also has an all aluminum frame and goldish colored headers which I was told could be titanium..not sure. These headers only came on this model CBR250 and had the largest ports so they were most popular. Sounds amazing and redlines at 18,250 RPM. This bike was engineered by Shoichiro Irimajiri.....Honda's most famed designer of the CBX

[...]

When I bought the bike it was painted all black, and it took me a year to collect all the original fairings and I found a new "Old stock" tank out of japan. I took the bike to Yoshi, owner of the Garage Company, La's top vintage restorer. He had just finished a bike for Michael schumacher, and had a few rare honda's in the showroom so I thought he was best for the job. We put new tires on the bike, chain & sprocket, intake manifolds, rebuilt and oiled the front forks, rebuilt carbs, valve adjust, tuned and jetted. Bike runs like a top. Pics and video's taken with the contour HD. This bike sold for $6k new in 87. $8500obo

He also includes this video that features the awesome sound of that 250cc four all the way up to the 18k redline!

Thanks for the submission Chris and good luck with the sale!

Now updated with new link and lower price ($6500!). 9.28.09

dc