5.11.2014: Previously bid to $14,256 with no sale last month, this RZ500 is back on eBay with an opening bid of $16,500 and appears to be no reserve. Good luck to buyers and seller. Links updated, -dc
Rather, it’s really in the house as seen in the photographs. More importantly it’s another very nice RZ500 for sale in California. This one has seen even fewer miles than the one we posted yesterday with just 2500 miles covered since new! Just two owners and a convincing seller description. The buy-it-now price on this stated museum worthy example is $18,500 and opening bid is $7000 reserve not met. A great month for California RZ500 buyers and collectors for sure!
from the seller:
This Yamaha RZ500 is the Australian model with only 4,000km on it. This is not the Canadian model.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a cleaner one that was not in the crate.
This is bike has had two owners. The second owner (a Yamaha master mechanic) bought this from the original owner 25 years ago with under 300km on it. The second ownder put 3700km on it in 25 years.
He noticed two years ago that the crank seal was leaking, as they all do. While him and his buddy (who was a former Honda race bike mechanic) the motor apart to fix it as well the crank shaft end bearing, they decided to put new Yamaha factory pistons in it. Please look at the pictures of the original pistons, as they will be included and didn’t need to changed (but the owner was very particular about this bike).
This bike was run once or twice a year for the past 25 years he owned it. The bike runs great and the gas was drained after each ride. The second owner stored the bike in heating controlled room for the 25 years he owned it.
The second owner changed the original tires 15 years ago. The bike will include the original Yokohama tires as they have no dry rot and are not worn out. Pictures of original tires included.
This bike is California plated and has a custom RZ500 plate.
The bike also comes with perfect original owners manual as well as the original tool kit.
The bike has never fallen over, been dropped or washed with water it’s entire life. The bike has no cracks in the stock body work.
All bolts and fasteners look like new.
The bike does have 2 extremely small scratches on the front fender. One is 1/2″ long and the other is 1/4″ long. There’s one tiny nic in the blue stripe on the left mid fairing the size of a pencil lead. There’s 2 small scratches on the right hand side of the gas tank about the size of 2 1/2 pencil leads. Take a look at the pictures.
This bike is NOT a restored bike, this is all ORIGINAL. There are no stories or issues with this bike.
I cannot stress enough that you will not find a better bike.
I do not have to sell this bike, so low ball offers are unwanted and unappreciated.
the only cleaner bike you could find would either be in a crate or in a museum, where this one should be.