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Yamaha March 10, 2010 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 With Modern Updates!

This RZ500 has some very nice modern updates!  Located in Boynton Beach, Florida is a 1985 Yamaha RZ500.  What’s better than dropping a two-stroke motor in a modern chassis?  Well, this seller found out that it can be very nice to use modern components while maintaining the look of a classic bike.  This RZ has been fitted with modern bits in the form of a 2009 R6 front end (Blue fender is still attached), R6 rear wheel, and Aprilia rear swing arm.  Other improvements include Hyperpro rear shock and Jim Lomas SS exhaust.  All the original parts are also included with the sale.  The bike also has new paint.  Not only does this bike look like a 500GP bike with that rear swing arm, I bet it rides beautifully too.  The seller states that more than $25,000 has gone into this bike and I don’t doubt that number if this work was done in a shop.  The asking price is $14,000; about where we’ve seen low mile, completely original, bikes priced.  This bike isn’t original but it is designed for an owner who will use their RZ on back roads more than at bike nights.  If you’d like to ride a modernized big two-stroke, see this RZ on Craigslist here.


Update: This posting is pretty outdated.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

[AffomaticEbay]Yamaha RZ[/AffomaticEbay]

Yamaha March 8, 2010 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 In California!

We always love a RZ500 and here is another one in California.  Located in the San Fernando Valley of California is a 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with 24,000 miles.  The seller dosen’t say much about the bike other than that it is completely original–however, it does have aftermarket turn signals–having never been raced or dropped.  The seller states that it has been in storage for 10 years.  If it just came out of storage it is obviously going to need to be gone through.  The seller is very realistic, based on the mileage and that it was recently removed from storage, as he is asking a very decent $6,500.  If you have no problem cleaning carbs, possibly some surface corrosion, and dirt; this could be a very fun bike that you’d have no fear of loosing money on.  See the bike on Craigslist here.