Posts by tag: rz350

Sport Bikes For Sale January 26, 2011 posted by

What is the EPA? 1984 Yamaha RZ350

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha rz350 RZ 350

The RSBFS staff seem to love these little bikes, judging by the number we have found and posted over the years. Some have been well kept and loved, others hot-rodded and modified within an inch of their lives, including porting, pipes, new suspension, and more. Today’s bike is surprisingly stock; it is claimed all original, and still has the original exhaust (which contain catalytic converters to try to clean up the RZ’s notoriously dirty two-stroke output) and original front tire (!).

From the seller:
1984 Yamaha RZ 350 Kenny Roberts. Own a piece of motorcycle history. This is the first year the rz was offered in the U.S. The last of the street legal two stroke’s in america. This bike is in very good original condition. A very low mileage bike. Only 4061 original miles. It doesn’t get much better than this. I have a clear title and original owners manual. Bike runs great and still has the original front tire still on it!

With just over 4,000 miles on the clock, this little RZ is a real survivor. Performance is adequate in stock form, although keep in mind that we are only talking about 350cc here. Tires would be at the top of my list, along with a case of two-stroke oil and a permanent grin. With light weight and nimble handling, hooligan sound and just a wisp of blue smoke, here is a collectable machine that is begging to be ridden.

The auction is currently at the $4,000 mark, which is low dollar for a complete and original RZ. There is no reserve, so some lucky bidder is going home with the bike! To get more info, see more pics and get in on the action, click on the link and
MI

Quick Spot January 16, 2011 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZ350 with thousands invested!

1984 Yamaha RZ350

Location: Clinton, IA
Mileage: 8,200
Price: $7,500.00

Up for grabs is a long time RSBFS.com viewers stellar looking RZ350. The pictures and description can tell the story way better than I ever could so take a look.

You can view the CL ad by clicking here

Yamaha RZ350 with good title in my name.Comes with thousands of dollars worth of extras ,Lomas polished Stainless Steel GP exhaust with carbon fiber muffs , after market aluminum swingarm, really cool aluminum polished custom kickstarter,big port detailed and powder coated cylinders , welded crankshaft, 28 mm carbs solo seat, $400 electronic programmable ignition new in box ,solo seat and standard , extra motor, parts, exhausts, bil of sale frame ,wheels, forks, more, more ,more! Make offer ,all or none goes

I like it and I think it looks like an ass kicking machine.

Cheers!

dd

Sport Bikes For Sale January 8, 2011 posted by

Yellow and Black Attack: 1985 Yamaha RZ 350

For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ 350

RZ350s tend to be pretty popular here on RSBFS. Built in a limited 2-year model run, offered in only two color choices, and known as the last road-going two-stroke sportbike available in the US, the little RZ is an affordable classic that is a blast to ride.

Today’s RZ350 sports some significant modifications; if you are a collector looking for that 100 point authentic bike, please look elsewhere. For the rest of you looking for a ring-dinger to flog on the streets of your locale, read on!

If you looked at the first picture and couldn’t quite place what was wrong, this picture should help. The seller has replaced the stock RZ350 front end (with relatively wimpy tubes, narrow tires and 267 mm disks) with a complete unit out of an RG to provide a more stout platform on the front. The upside here is that modern, sticky sportbike rubber can now be used.

Out back, a similar transformation has occurred, once again allowing for wider rubber to be fitted to the bike and enhancing its cornering capabilities.

From the seller:
BEAUTIFUL 1985 YAMAHA RZ 350

RG FRONT FORKS, WHEELS, AND BRAKES!! POWDER COATED CBR600 REAR WHEEL WITH NEW TIRE BRAKE PADS AND ROTOR. NEW “O” RING 520 CHAIN AND SPROCKETS. NEW CLUTCH

NEW 35MM KEIHIN CARBS. CUSTOM EXPANSION CHAMBERS WITH “QUIET” SILENCERS.

RUNS STRONG (WHEELIE TIME!!)

OLD CLASSIC BIKE WITH MODERN BRAKES AND WHEELS

So what will it cost you to get onto a buzz-bomb and smoke out all of your neighbors? Fortunately, RZ350s are collectables at the lower end of the price scale. There has not been a lot of upward price mobility on these models, and clean examples will bring $3-5k. The mods on this bike detract from collector value, but since that value is not very high to start with, the mods probably will break even from an investment perspective. Undoubtedly, the mods help add to the hooligan factor, which is what this bike is all about. Here is a good shot of a stock RZ350. You might even recognize the guy sitting on the bike.

Bidding is going on now, with the auction at the $2k mark. The reserve has not yet been met, but I can’t see it being much above $2,500. To get into the action and get yourself a bumble bee that can sting,

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale December 16, 2010 posted by

I’ll have a blue (smoke) Christmas: 1984 Yamaha RZ350

For sale: 1984 Yamaha RZ350

There is nothing like a nice RZ 350 to get you into the Christmas spirit. Admittedly this is not the nicest RZ we have seen in the pages of RSBFS, but it is the last legal, road-going two-stroke brought into this country by a major manufacturer – and that deserves a little oversight on our part. Besides, for those of us who find million dollar MHE twins a bit pricey, this bike fits nicely into more modest budgets.

From the seller:
USED 1984 YAMAHA RZ-350 WITH 2,482 MILES ON ODOMETER. WAS USED FOR RACING BY THE FIRST OWNER,THEN I GOT IT.
ALL OF THE DAMAGE WAS FROM THE FIRST OWNER, THE WINDSHIELD HAPENED IN MY GARAGE ,IT FELL OVER.
AT AROUND 2,000 MILES I HAD DONE:
TOP END REBUILT .025 OVER
NEW BRAKES
ALL FLUIDS CHAINGED
TIRES HAVE CRACKING
I PUT AROUND 475 MILES ON IT THIS LAST SUMMER
IT GOES LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL
TOOMEY CHAMBERS
JETTED
ALARM SETSTEM
AS YOU CAN SEE THERES MINOR DINGS & DENTS
TANK BAG NOT INCLUDED
SOLD AS IS

The seller is not making any attempt to hide the damage, and from 30 feet away everything looks pretty minor. It even has Toomey pipes on it! After a glass or three of eggnog, I can almost hear the ring-a-ding-ding of Christmas. All you really need to do is ask Santa for a new windscreen and you will be able to deck the halls – as well as a few unsuspecting middleweights.

As described in previous RSBFS posts, RZ350s are fun little strokers that are getting harder to find. This one is not in ideal shape, but the major bits are all there. If you want to get in on the affordable classic collectable, this might be your chance! Click on over to the auction and

MI

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale April 19, 2010 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZ350

1984 Yamaha RZ 350 with only 7,887 miles.

Located in Indianapolis, IN is this fine example of a cult classic. We’ve documented RZ’s several times on RSBFS and this one is a sure fit and looks great. The description says is been stored for several years, but has been started from time to time. Although, this usually helps it is by no means a replacement for real maintenance. I’ve imported a few pictures, but there are more to be had over on ebay. You can view the rest by clicking

Quotes from the listing:

This motorcycle has been sitting in storage for more than 10 years. The bike had been started and run around the neighborhood a couple of times a year. The bike has the following performance mods: 32mm carbs, Booster bottle, Aftermarket “Factory Pipe Products” exhaust sytem. Other aftermarket items: K&N air filters, steering stabilizer, low bars, mirrors, modified turn signals and a solo rear seat fairing (not attached). Motorcycle has new battery, brake pads. Front Master Cyl. rebuilt along with front calipers. Braided brake lines front and rear. Carbs cleaned and new floats, float needle and main jets. Gas tank was resealed by RZ Unlimited. This bike is a full fairing. Rear tire has about 50% tread left but front tire is cracked and needs to be replaced. Can deliver up to 100 miles at .75 per mile R/T.

I’ve never had the opportunity to ride one of these little beast, but I hear that they were ill handling at best. Maybe that is why they had such a short life cycle in the states. Whatever the case may be this one looks like it could be brought back to life with a little time and effort.

Cheers!

dd

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]

Sport Bikes For Sale April 15, 2010 posted by

1985 RZ500 Hybrid Track/Street Bike In Florida

1985 RZ500 Hybrid  Track/Street Bike In Florida

Here is a rather interesting RZ500 hybrid looking for a new home.  It’s got a little of everything on it but it has one very important thing for us two stroke fanatics: a title.  That is a tasty custom swing arm sitting there and with a nice paint scheme that YZR replica bodywork would look great.  A lot has been done do this bike so I’ll let the seller explain:

Time to settle and cash out. 1985 RZ500. ZXR750 forks,Marchasini front 3.5 rim with brembo brakes and cast iron rotors,GSXR 5.5 rear rim withm modified cush drive in a Custom swing arm. Steel re-enforced frame @ main frame. Engine has fresh top end with 32mm flat slides,Bodywork is YZR500 fairing with air tech seat assembly. Fresh slicks on her, a full un opened 55 drum of MS109 VP fuel, and here is the rather cool part…With a few zues fastners and one bracket I made for the tail assembly its street legal,….OK so its a rather odd machine but its titled and has seen some street miles. Instrumentation consists of a tach and temp gauge.
I do not care if it sells but if you wish to have it it is available. I last ran it a bit over a year ago at Jennings and while it won both classes its was not what I expected and lost interest in my vintage conquest. Right now it is collecting dust in a conditioned space waiting to be gone over or loved on.
Paint is in decent condition and spares consist of sprockets and a spare set of YZR bodywork depending on interest.

 

 

The seller is asking $7500 and he sounds pretty firm on that.  In the two stroke market I consider a title worth somewhere between $1500 and $2000.  So factor that into your equation when you consider if the price is right.  Obviously the bike is currently set up for the track.  It would take a little work getting her ready for the street but the owner has done the hard part already with the title.  This bike is probably not for the collectors out there but is for the guy who wants to wring a two strokes neck every weekend.   Tear up that Sierra Club membership and come join us on the dark, or shall I say smokey, side.  The owner sums it all up perfectly with a saying under his avatar on the WERA forum:  “Valves are for toilets!”   The bike is listed for sale on the WERA two stroke forum.

 IK

Yamaha January 11, 2010 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350

1985 Yamaha RZ 350 with nice upgrades for sale in Chico California.

This RZ belongs to a reader who asked us to help him sell it. So naturally we going to do our best to accommodate the request.

From time to time we come across RZ’s that are all stock, with super low miles, and are meant to be in a museum and enjoyed by paying patrons on a Sunday afternoon. This RZ is a fine looking piece of machinery, but has been enjoyed by riding it over the years and has been loved on by its most recent owner. Check out what the owner has to say about his baby. Owner is asking $4,500.00 and it seems to be on the lower end of RZ’s we’ve posted. So, if you’re interested in a RZ that you can ride and not feel guilty about here is the Craigslist ad contact information.

The motor has been freshened and has 30mm Mikuni’s prepped by spec 2. Never been wrecked that I can see and I am an expert as far as that goes. The bike starts and runs perfectly. The paint job is not original but it was done well. It was done long before I purchased the bike and I’ve just kept it clean and waxed. There are a few chips here and there but there are no dents. The bike gets stares every time I ride it.

I enjoy posting up these older 2 strokes because it gives me a reason to dig around on youtube and find videos of these bikes on the dyno or doing high speed passes. Either one makes the hair raise on the back of my neck and really gets amp’d up.

Here’s one of an RZ at full tilt on the dyno. It’s worth a look and a listen.

This next video is worth a look as well. The rider has his RZ dialed in and takes it to red line in the lower 4 gears and it screams almost as much as Ivan from FFDP.

Cheers!

dd

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 December 21, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha RZ350 LC Canadian model on ebay

This might be the cleanest 20 year old bike on ebay!

There are more pictures available on the aution site, but I didn’t feel the need to bring them over because this scooter is absolutely spotless. I’m OC when it comes to keeping my rides clean and polished, but I’m pretty sure this owner has me beat hands down.

Owner says:

Rare 1989 Yamaha RZ350 LC Canadian model located in California. This is a 2 owner bike that is super clean and original. The only non original parts are the tires and new battery. Bike has 11,197 km = 6718 miles. I have had this bike for a while and never ride it so it’s time to sell it. Bike runs but the carbs will need to be cleaned from sitting for about one year. The fork seals should also be changed. This is one of the cleanest RZ350 LC around I don’t think there are to may left in this condition. There are no cracks in the fairings, no dents, no road rash…. I don’t think the bike has ever been down. Worldwide shipping is no problem email for details. USA shipping is also no problem. This bike is listed on our website for sale so if it sells there I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime. Check out my other auctions for more rare bikes and parts our check us out on the web. Bike is sold as is no returns so ask questions before you bid.

A few things that caught my eye when I first looked at this bike.
1. How it still shines.
2. The rake on the front forks! Looks like a mini-chopper and I can’t help but wonder how it handles.
3. The slightly odd colors

I expect this RZ will impress our most discerning two stroke fans. Jump over to ebay and give it a look. The owner has posted several very large pictures for any would be buyers to drool over.

Once again, we have to thank Jim for pushing this fine RZ our way. Good looking out Jim!

Cheers!

dd