Posts by tag: RZ500

Yamaha October 16, 2008 posted by

A Pair of Classic Yamaha Two-Strokes For Sale: Yamaha RZ350’s

Many of the readers coming to this blog are looking for the Yamaha RZ500, and while I haven’t found one of those today, I have found two RZ350’s for sale here in the Pacific Northwest.

1984 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale on Craigslist Spokane

quote from the seller’s Craigslist post:

Spec 2 full fairing bodywork painted in the yellow/black color combo
Spec 2 expansion chamber exhaust
Mikuni 34mm carbs, custom billet intake with internal equalizer passage, pod airfilters, oversized reed cages and 4 petal reeds.
Adjustable steering damper, clip ons, billet tripple tree and fork brace.
Spec 2 rearsets
Fox clicker rear shock with remote reservoir
Re sprung front fork
Steel braided brake lines
Powdercoated frame

1984 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale on Craigslist Portland

quote from seller’s Portland Craigslist ad $3600:

the bike comes with a slew of extras.
* original 80’s full fairing kit with sqaire headlight conversion.
* extra tank
* extra tail
* extra front fender
* EXTRA ENGINE!!!

The bike has larger 30mm carbs with clamp on style k&n’s. Allspeed pipes and silencers. new chain, sprockets, clutch, battery and brake pads.

this bike is oil injected so there is no worrys at the pump when it comes to premixing the fuel.

it has a adjustable steering stabilizer and a fork brace.

the bike has 28k but has had a recent top end to freshen things up.

Neither one of these are perfect beauty queens. But I like the full faired bodywork installed on the first one. And the second one offers a ton of spares plus full fairing bodywork pieces and a spare engine! And both are $4k or less! Seems like an affordable way into the classic bike market before these start going up in price – and a ton of fun to ride in the meantime!

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Yamaha September 10, 2008 posted by

Yamaha RZ500 For Sale in Tacoma

This Craigslist Ad for an RZ500 is short on details, so I’ll just post the whole thing:

Street legal 4 cyl. 2 stroke street bike!Lots of time and money invested!Have all original parts as well.This bike runs and rides perfectly!GREAT street bike!Lots of fun to own and ride!Call if you have any questions

But these aren’t exactly easy to come by. If you’re in the market, $9500 might be a touch on the high end. But the pictures do look awfully good…

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Yamaha June 10, 2008 posted by

A Pair of 1985 Yamaha RZ500’s For Sale on eBay

Here are a couple of eBay postings of some rare Yamaha RZ500 2 stroke sportbikes:

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale on eBay Motors (San Fran):

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale Gray Market1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale Back1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale Side View

quote from eBay post:

You are bidding on RZ500 yamaha 1985 kenny roberts classical bike very rare for its age.This bike is complete stock and very clean, The engine start one click.the exaust pipe is original, carburetor has been clean and I put new carburetor kit complete, no leaks on the carburetor. The engine is clean and no leaks at all, The wiring is original never been touch,head lights and tail lights are working,all turn signals are working.This bike is ready for summer.

And here’s the other one:

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale on eBay Motors (Ontario, Canada):

1985 Yamaha RZ500 Red and White For Sale Cluster1985 Yamaha RZ500 Red and White For Sale1985 Yamaha RZ500 Red and White For Sale Back

quote from eBay posting:

The bike is all factory original with 38,000kms and although i’m not a mechanic-I think it does require a good going over as it was in storage for over 12 years. It does in fact run and usually starts on the very first kick with the choke on. It does however have a few imperfections due to its age but has never been crashed while being driven as far as I can see. Appears as though it was dropped while being pushed around or maybe it fell off the stand.

These RZ’s have that crazy 2 stroke, 4 cylinder “square” configuration with two cranks! Read more about the RZ500 at How Stuff Works.

Ever ridden an RZ500? Leave us a comment below and tell us about it!

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