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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

Ducati October 5, 2009 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO on ebay w/ no reserve!

Yet another 888 SPO for sale on .  This one caught me a little off guard because it is being offered with no reserve!  With that said, this could be a great deal for someone. 

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The owner has done some extensive modifications that are as follows.  They also list an interesting disclaimer on their ebay auction so make sure you read carefully. 

GP front brake master cylinder 
916 throttle & push button choke assembly
Air box mod w/ K&N filter
Fender eliminator kit
Upgraded ECU chip 
Billet upper & lower triple clamps
Billet rear sets
JMC swing arm (stock included)
Carbon exhaust hangers
Termignoni slip-ons
Marvic wheels

 
Bike has 12,818 miles on it which is low for a 93 and located in Huntington Beach, CA.  I think I prefer the stock upper fairing better, but then again who am I to pass judgment?  The Marvic wheels and JMC swing arm make for a very nice touch.  You can compare this one to our other 851/888 posts by clicking here.

 dd

Aprilia September 30, 2009 posted by

Wednesday Rapid Post: Wes Cooley Project, Bimota SB6R, Ducati 851, and Aprilia RS125

Squeezing in a quick post between meetings today with some interesting finds. Enjoy! -dc

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1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley on Craigslist for $1850 (24k miles, California):

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quote from Craigslist:

1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley – RUSTED ROUGH NOT RUNNING – MOTOR TURNS – 24K-BRAKES FROZE – TANK RUSTED THRU- ALL ORIGINAL COMPLETE FOR RESTORATION

This bike seems to be priced pretty high considering how much work it needs done and compared to previous GS1000S bikes listed on this blog. But if the buyer can work a deal, could be an interesting project for this winter.

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When I got my eBay alerts this morning, I spotted the little thumbnail for this gray SB6R. I didn’t realize the came in gray… Check out this (Seattle, $9500 buy-it-now, 5300 miles):

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quote from seller’s listing:

[…] From what I am told, the 1st owner was a serious bike collector from Florida. I was able to contact the salesperson from 2004 and he tells me the bike was always meticulously maintained by that 1st owner. We are also led to believe that the 1st owner carried out basic performance mods such as upgraded camshafts, mild cylinder head porting, carburetor rejetting, fuel system sorting, racing exhaust, different rims, upgraded calipers, etc. I do not have specific info on the internal engine mods but both Jay and the salesperson from ’04 recall the bike being represented as such. I can tell you the bike runs strong, crisp and way better than the stock SB6R I had in 1998.

So why the heck is the bike this color? Funny you should ask! Jay did not care for the solid red paint scheme as delivered from the factory. He removed all the bodywork sometime in early 2006 and handed it to a well known local Seattle bike painter to create what Jay thought would be the ultimate paintjob for his expensive piece of Asian/Italian finery. Three years later Jay finally got fed up and picked up his bodywork which had been sanded and prepped for painting but that was all. He wanted to ride so he bought many cans of grey Krylon and went to town. […]

Again, compared to other SB6 Bimotas listed on this site, this seems high regardless of how much expense has gone into this bike. If we were talking about a garden variety GSX-R or Ninja, I’d give the Krylon painted bodywork a pass, but not on a Bimota!

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Yep, another Ducati 851. Isn’t it great owning your own website so you can be this self indulgent? Self: Yes! Check out this :

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quote from the eBay listing:

I just picked the bike from Hansen’s BMW Ducati in Medford, Or where they completed over $1500 of service on the bike. The bike needs nothing but more gas. It is currently titled in California if that is a concern to your titling issues. Besides being incredibly beautiful, it has some very rare and historic parts bolted to it.

Make sure to read the full description on eBay. This bike reportedly has $40k in upgrades and work, and apparently a history to back it up. There is an interesting thread on the Ducati 851/888 mailing list debating what the value and sale price value look like. Most agree that it’s worth mid-teens but won’t likely get over 9-10k at auction.

Update 10.6.09 – This auction ended at about $4900 reserve not met.

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Finally, Ari spotted this street legal RS125 on the Bay Area Two Stroke forums (1400 miles, $8500):

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quote from the forum listing:

I have a 2009 RS125 California plated bike for sale.
Mods are as follows:
1. 154cc Big bore kit
2. 34mm carb (properly jeted).
3. Intake manifold.
4. V-force reeds.
5. Arrow pipe.
6. Euro wiring harness, lights, switches, mirrors, etc.
7. Seat cowl
8. Carbon Fiber Chain Gaurde
As i said it’s registered and has around 1400 miles on it. Very fast, runs excellent !

Seller is definitely asking a premium for this one as it’s nearly impossible to get something like this registered in California. But I sat on one at last year’s Seattle Motorcycle Show, and it’s a beautiful machine. So light and the craftsmanship is awesome! Thanks for the submission Ari!

dc

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!

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Honda September 9, 2009 posted by

Honda 1988 RC 30 buy-it-now for $22,000

The RC’s have always had a place in my “someday” bike catagory, but this one is out of reach as they all have been.  I love it when the factories put together something special and offer it to the public.  This // <![CDATA[
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Although this one isn’t bone stock and perfect, it does offer low mileage.  If I were buying a bike of this caliber, for this kind of money, I would like to see it all stock and some documentation to go along with it.  However, this is still a really nice RC 30

This motorcycle is a 1988 originally delivered to Canada that now has a valid NY State title. It is a low mileage excellent example of the rare RC30 and if you are reading this, you know how rare and special this motorcycle is. It has been garage kept all of its life and looks the part. It has been stored most of the past decade and now runs and sounds wonderful. The RC30 race bikes came with 6″ wide wheels and the rear wheel of this motorcycle has been upgraded to the factory HRC wheel. 

 
The owner states that the rear wheel is an HRC upgrade.  I zoomed in on the rim lip and there is a badge that says Marvic.  Marvic makes a great wheel that is used by a lot of top Moto GP and WSB teams, but to say this is an HRC upgrade…. I dont’ know about that, you’ll have to be the judge.  Nonetheless, this is a nice bike with very low miles.
 

Developed to show the world what Honda could do if cost was no object, the RC30 was originally offered in Europe in ’88. By the time Honda brought it to America in ’90, the bike had won two World Superbike titles under American Fred Merkel.

Did I mention the RC 30 bodywork is all hand laid fiberglass done at HRC!

dd

 

Mark writes in to tell us the following about the RC 30 rear wheel swap

Dan, the rear wheel could conceivably be from the race kit for the bike.  The stock rim is 18″ which was never a very useful size for racing purposes which were all 17″ so swapping out the rear wheel is a popular mod.

Mark, Thanks for the information!

dd

Honda September 8, 2009 posted by

1993 CBR 900RR Red, White and Blue $5200.00 buy-it-now!

I was eating lunch today browsing through some older post and conversations regarding the 900rr’s.  And I remembered that I had one sitting in my “watch list” that I was wanting to post for everyone’s viewing pleasure, so here it is. 

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Low miles, tasteful upgrades such as Two Brothers exhaust, kevlar brake lines and a jet kit.  This one has brand new tires on it and looks to be in great shape.  Although this is not a rare bike, it is a super nice example of an older sportbike that has been taken care of.  I owned this very year and can say it was quite the wheelie monster as it had plenty of power to weight ratio.  The downside to the early 900rr’s was the 16″ front wheel.  If I recall, Honda did this to make it steer quicker, but it sort of back fired on them because it made the bike “twitchy” and unstable.  However, it was an easy fix, for most racers, to swap a 17″ rim from an F2 and adjust the fork height.  One of the things I remember most about my 900rr was fixing the dual headlights so they “crossed” and made an “X” pattern.  We felt this helped us see further through a turn at night.  I don’t recall if it worked or not, but it was a good topic of conversation at White Castle’s on Saturday night.

dd

Kawasaki September 3, 2009 posted by

1991/2 Kawasaki ZX 7RR all original!

Found this one first thing this morning on // <![CDATA[
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1992 Kawasaki zx7r Rare, original and unmolested. First off this bike is a CASH ONLY deal if you do not have the cash available please do not bid! 500.00 deposit through PayPal within 48hrs of auction end. O.K. now that that is out of the way I will begin. Yes,this is the real deal homologation model, aluminum gas tank, close ratio 6 speed transmission, solo seat and 40mm flat slides. Factory race bike very rare I highly doubt there is another one in better condition. From what I have been told there were less than 200 built.I have owned this bike since 1995 I bought it with 700 street miles on it, it has never been raced, crashed, dropped or mistreated in anyway never ridden in rain always garaged, it has some small scuffs on the tail section where the back pad attaches to it you can see them in the picture unfortunately this is how I bought and it was done at the dealer. It has a couple small scratches on the underneath of the right fairing, which cannot be seen unless you are lying down on your back. Other than that this bike is as mint as they come. The tank, plastics, seat, rims etc. are flawless. Truly must be seen to be appreciated. It has a fender eliminator kit on it which did not require any cutting so the original fender can be put back on also it has a full Muzzy stainless and aluminum exhaust. The fender and original exhaust both mint will be included in the sale. Brand new battery I even saved the original battery if you want it. The tank decal in the pictures is included I don’t think you can find one if you wanted to, some of these bikes came with this sticker applied and some didn’t. If you have been waiting and looking for one of these bikes this is the one you want. Clear title in hand. The rear stand is NOT included in the auction. Any questions please ask, if you need or want any more pics ask and I will send them to you. Again CASH ONLY DEAL! Shipping is up to the buyer I will help in any way possible loading etc.

The eBay description and VIN sticker say it’s a 1992, but all of my information says the K1 serial code is a 1991, which this bike has.  The description also states that this has 40mm carbs, but once again, all of my information says they came with 39mm carbs.

The condition of this 7rr is amazing! I posted a 96 7rr a few days back that was in good shape, but heavily modified. This one appears to have all of the right stuff with only 7,724 miles on it. Original exhaust, original championship sticker, original fender, reflectors, it’s all there! The only thing missing is the original crate from the factory.  This one has all the goods and should bring some good $$$.  I would love to continue blabbering about this bike, but I have to go home and start taking inventory on what I can sell. My kids should be scared!  Good Luck!

Update:  This bike sold for $9,855.00!

dd

MV Agusta September 1, 2009 posted by

1998 MV Augusta F4

A stunning work of art for $12,000 buy-it-now!

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I stumbled across this gem today while browsing on .  I took a little time and researched this particular year and model prior to posting it.  It appears that this is a first year, mass production, “Strada” F4 with a lot of upgraded parts to make it look like it’s limited production sibling the “Oro” which means gold in Italian.  This example has only 2927 miles and is located in Florida from a private collection.  The “Oro” version was upgraded with a lot of Magnesium parts from the factory.  This bike has those same parts, but added by the owner.  My guess is the owner put a lot more than $12,000 in upgraded parts on this bike.  This bike screams “Sexy” as it was designed by Massimo Tamburini which is the famed Ducati 916 designer.  These are amazing bikes that are usually priced out of the general public price range, but this one is offered with no reserve so it will sell! 

MV Agusta ORO (Magnesium) ACCESSORIES

Frame Mounts

Swing Arm

Wheels 

Casoli Ohlin Replica Forks w/ Brembo Radial Mount Calipers

Casoli Carbon accessories

Casoli Front Fender

Shift-tec Carbon Exhaust Heat Shield

Arrow Exhaust

Brembo Radial Master Cylinders

FBF Frame Plugs

Cycle Kat Clip-on Comfort Bars

Last but not least, 24k Gold Plated Dzus Fasteners (they dont oxidize)

 
There seem to be a whole lot of rare bikes for sale right now and this one certainly fits in that category.  This one gets the blood flowing! 

dd