Posts by tag: NC30

Honda May 20, 2009 posted by

1990 VFR400 NC30 $4300

A request from a reader, Ozzie, to locate a NC30 generated this find on the Reno Craigslist.  Located in Sparks, Nevada (Just north of Reno) is a 1990 Honda VFR400 NC30.  Currently registered and titled in Nevada, this Japan market bike looks quite good but carries some rash and “runs hot” at stoplights.  This could be quite an issue if it isn’t as simple as the need for a new thermostat that the seller is claiming.  One question to ask yourself is, if the problem is so easy to fix, why hasn’t the seller done it before bringing it to market?  If indeed the thermostat is to blame, it would be an easy fix to be a genuinely nice, gray-market bike.  The ad doesn’t list mileage but mentions new front pads and fork seals, unrestricted black box, ceramic coated OX headers, carbon can, new rear sprocket and smoked windscreen.  The ad is a little vague, but with something as rare as this, you only need to let people know it’s on the market and they can contact you from there.  If you’re interested, see the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda December 9, 2008 posted by

An RVF400 and VFR400 For Sale in the Bay Area

San Fran Craigslist continues to be the leader amongst all listings featured on this blog. I’m going to have to start tagging entries especially for the lucky enthusiast who live in the area!

First up, the 1990 NC30 VFR 400R:

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

*Up for sale is a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) 1990 Honda VFR400R NC30.
*Bike has 24,626 km on the clock.
*Bike runs great, no leaks.
*Bike is not registered. Grey import for race use only in the US.
*Tires are Dunlop K510F 120/60R17 in the front and Dunop K510B 150/60R18 in the rear.
*There are some minor scratches and scuffs on the paint as you would expect coming from 17 year old bike but otherwise this bike is in pristine condition.

$3,900 obo

And next this Honda RVF400:

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

Honda RVF 400 $3000. Cali reg as a RVF400
This bike is very rare and fun to ride… I need it gone for a new toy I am only selling cheap for two reasons 1.) I need the space 2.) I took off the fairing because I was going to paint. so you have to re-install
good ~ Bike is fun to ride and rare (great for new rider)
bad need paint and wind screen is cracked

Naturally the VFR400 with original looking bodywork would be my pick. Too bad it doesn’t have registration. The RVF400 is probably the cooler bike mechanically, but restored plastics would be at the top of my list. But with a title and registration, and an asking of only $3k, it’d be a great rider while you tried to determine if it was going to be a track bike or light restoration for the street.

Check out the Wikipedia entry on the RVF400, which also details the differences with the VFR400.

dc

Honda November 30, 2008 posted by

1989 Honda VFR400 NC30 in Alabama

I was surfing the Bay Area Riders Forum and spotted this NC30 For Sale in Alabama for $6k:

quote from the forum posting:

Well i damn sure dont want to sell it, but its on a 0% credit card that may go up to 20 what ever percent if the credit card companys can change it just because they feel like it, thanks congress. But it may sit in my living room for the rest of my life, that just depends on what i can get for it. This bike was redone from the ground up and it is really a new bike, almost every nut and bolt was replaced. The bike is very very nice to look at. Looking to get at least $6000.00 for it, not a dime less, hopefully that will be to much so i can tell my wife that i cant sell it.

Interesting for sale posting to say the least. But the bike looks really sharp and clean. He goes on to explain that it’s titled and tagged in Alabama.

dc

Honda November 2, 2008 posted by

Shopping Abroad for NC30 Honda VFR400’s

I shouldn’t say shopping, I was actually just casually browsing my Google Alerts and a couple of sharp looking NC30 VFR400’s came up on Craigslist. Unfortunately they’re both overseas. But they’re so good looking that I was curious to see what current exchange rates would equate to.

First up is this NC30 Honda VFR400 For Sale in County Durham, UK. Listed on Craigslist for £1795 (~$2900 today):

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

Honda VFR400 NC30, excellent example of a classic, J-reg, low milage at 16500miles. Sounds amazing, starts first time.

The second VFR400 is located in Yokohama, Japan and is listed on Craigslist for ¥200,000 (~$2000!):

quote from seller’s Craigslist listing:

Honda VFR 400 V4, 19 months shaken, new tyre, battery, excellent condition 14,000 km only. Regrettable sale due to baby. Also come with race pipe.

They both look pretty nice, but the black and red one is so sharp it’d by my pick; especially at two grand! How much do you think it would cost to ship a bike like this from Japan or the U.K.? Of course these wouldn’t be legal for road use, but I’ve posted plenty of bikes on this blog that should fall into the same category and many feature titles and registration.

I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on value, cost of transportation, and if it’d be worth the trouble! Please join our conversation and leave a comment!

dc

Honda June 13, 2008 posted by

Clean Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale in Cali

The bay area continues to produce tons of great gray market bikes for sale and here’s a great one for the weekend:

Honda VFR400 nc30 cali titled – $6500 on Craigslist

Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale California TitleHonda NC30 VFR400 For Sale Gray Market

quote from Craigslist listing:

Vfr 400 nc30. cali titled and current reg.
awesome street bike and would make a great track bike
red/white/blue. full exhaust with custom cans, jet kit, foam filter, new daytona reg/rectifier, ss brake lines (galfer and goodridge), fox twin clicker shock, jack up plates. tons of spare – rvf400 nc35 race glass, misc fairing bits, tank, forks, wheels, clutch, sprockets, chain, plugs, stand, sliders, repair manual, parts book…….

Serious Inquires Only
No low ballers, No SCammers
Lets Make a Deal
Asking $6500

This ad is lacking some important details, like year and mileage. But it looks sharp and the stacked pipes are awesome! Read more about NC30 VFR400’s here.

dc