Posts by tag: SuperBike

Honda June 4, 2022 posted by

Wet Look – 1983 Honda CB1100F

Honda offered a few different flavors of the CB1100F, and North America got one of the nicer packages.  No denying the restoration done on this CB1100F, but appears faithful with some rare factory parts.

1983 Honda CB1100F for sale on eBay

As the ultimate update to the CB750, the 1100 had internal and external updates to let it cope with 108 hp.  Four 34mm Keihin carbs handled the fuel mixing, which required premium gas for the 9.7-to-1 compression ratio.  Dual 296mm disk brakes, TRAC anti-dive forks and needle bearings for the swingarm kept the F’s composure under way.  New tubeless alloy wheels were staggered sizes, but the UJM way with – 19 up front and an 18-inch rear.  The handlebars were slightly higher than Euro models, tucked in behind the sharp bikini fairing, and four-into-two exhausts were presented in black chrome.

Not sure if the West Palm shop presenting this CB1100F worked on the restoration ( stated to be 12 years ago ), but presently appears to be more of a resto-builder on the scrambler end of things.  The 980 miles showing on the clocks has apparently been since the restoration, when a NOS dash was installed.  A close-up of the right sidecover looks to be in original condition, and shows how well the paint work was done.  The seat might have been plumped up and the tail tidied, but the factory signals are still there.  Maybe that flat black exhaust could go visit the Cera-Kote guys, but there’s always time for that in the winter.  A cold start – video – is available, and here’s just a bit of the comments from the eBay auction:

EVERYTHING functions as it should, brakes, lighting, engine have been sorted, and came from a previously very loving home (a personal friend of mine). This gorgeous example received a cosmetic restoration about 12 years / 976 miles ago, and received the last known NOS dash in the world, which is in lovely shape and no fading or cracks.

The seat is in wonderful shape, with no cracks or tears. The tank is perfect, and the inside is clean and shiny. Avon Roadrider tires were fitted at the time of restoration and have plenty of meat with 95% tread left. The inside of the gas tank in nice, clean, and shiny.

This model has been fitted with the period correct Yoshimura Exhaust System, and sounds wonderful.

The original exhaust system and center stand are included with sale (see photos). The original mirrors are in very nice shape and included as well.

For all its successes, the CB1100F would soon be retired with the V4 generation taking center stage.  Seems like when things just can’t get any better, big changes might be on the way.  No bids on this classic air cooler just yet, but it’s such a pleasure to look at I’ll be checking occasionally.

-donn

Wet Look – 1983 Honda CB1100F
Honda April 20, 2022 posted by

Fast Lane – 1983 Honda CB1100F

Honda followed up their ground breaking CB900F with the ground pounding CB1100F, playing squarely into the superbike arena.  This Missouri example looks to be a lucky survivor, looking mostly original and complete, with fresh cosmetics.

1983 Honda Cb1100F for sale on eBay

Engineers appropriated the head design from the CB1100R homologation special, giving the four valve engine 9.7-to-1 compression and 108 hp.  Unlike the R, the engine has rubber isolators to the twin downtube chassis.  Up front you’ll find multi-adjustable forks with TRAC anti-dive, and an 18-inch alloy wheel.  A 17-inch rear rim makes for a lower seat height.  Some sharp details are included, like adjustable handlebars, an effective headlight fairing, and turn signals that help get noticed with a wrap-around side reflector.

Offered by a mostly classic car outlet, this CB1100F looks good for 17K miles and ahem 40 years.  Some corrosion here and there tells of some time in the back of the garage, but the repaint is quite faithful and the dealer declares it ready to ride in the eBay auction:

1,100cc DOHC Inline 4 Cylinder Engine, 5 Speed Manual Transmission, 108 HP at 8,500 RPM, Cycle World tested these in 1983 and called them the “Fastest Stock Bike Ever Tested”, One Year Only Model – 1983, New Paint on Bodywork, Great Runner, Ready to Ride, Vance & Hines Exhaust!

The CB1100F did well at the drag strip, though its mid-500’s riding weight made it an experienced rider’s road course bike.  For the times, componentry was top shelf, and the torque made it all worthwhile.  Cresting the CB750/900/1100 range, the CB1100F testified to Honda’s steady development strategy.  This example deserves a little attention, but the next owner will reap the benefits.

-donn

Fast Lane – 1983 Honda CB1100F
Honda April 1, 2022 posted by

Feature Listing- 1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale!

Update 4.1.2022: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

1990 Honda VFR 750R RC30 For Sale!

Location: Seattle, WA
Make: Honda
Model: VFR750R RC30
Mileage: 15,228
Price: $45,000
Contact: Dave at (206) 535-6812 or dave@SeattleUsedBikes.com

We always enjoy a solid homologation superbike and this one is no exception!
This one is being offered by our good friends at Seattle Used Bikes and comes with storied past.

Read on-

When the current owner, who is the third owner, first purchased it in January of 1999 with 13168 miles showing. We are told that it was eventually handed over to his friend, world famous Honda tuner Mike Velasco; who is a PNW resident. Mike went over it, jetted the carbs for the aftermarket (Tyga?) exhaust, performed a valve clearance check and other basics, there was no documentation provided but its clear it has been looked after.

Knowing Mike Velasco tuned this RC30 is something special and should help ease any concerns of prospective buyers. If you’re not familiar with Mike Velasco, I suggest you allow some time for quick web search. You’ll quickly find his name along side Pops Yoshimura, Two Brothers Racing, Freddie Spencer, Fred Merkel and Bubba Shobert.

It has had roughly 2000 miles added since purchase, it did sit for the last few years in controlled environment. We needed to give the carbs a light clean, replace various rubber bits inside, new OEM carb bowl o-rings and intake manifolds were all sourced. We then moved on to the fluids, fresh oil and Honda filter, flushed/refilled coolant along with all the hydraulics, we use all Motul products. We took our time and looked for any other items needing attention, the small details. Last, we installed a set of new Avon Spirit ST tires in the proper OEM size and gave it a professional detail.

All of the bodywork is in good condition, we did spot some damage on the right side on the seat section from stress, fairly common on the RC30. The foam inside the upper fairing panels is in good condition but like most of these, the belly pan sustained heat damage at some point and was repaired. We are told it was not uncommon to spot a slight variance in the red color from upper to lower but the white paint is not original. We are finishing up lining the common hot spots with moose racing heat shields to protect it. We did notice the aftermarket exhaust vs stock, is not touching anywhere inside the belly pan. We also spotted a dent in the radiator on the right side, no leaks or fitment issues, no information on what or when it happened, mount on the frame sustained no damage. We have a included pictures of the blemishes found, everything lined up right upon reassembly after servicing.



The original owner of this particular RC30 has made contact with SUB and offered a few stories along with some of his memories. My favorite? He used it as a “grocery getter”

Recently the original RC30 owner reached out to us! Check out the picture!! He is still an avid enthusiast and said he has always had his eye out for #236. While not in the cards to bring it back home he did share a few stories and more details along with some original photos. There were only a small handful of RC30’s sold here in the PNW when new, this one was purchased brand new from our friends at Everett Powersports as a 3 year old non current in 1993, We were told the dealer had just moved it off the sales floor into an upstairs storage area. They allowed a young kinda broke moto dreamer to sit up there and fall in love, he found a way. He had the joy of putting the around 10,000 or so miles on it over the next few years,.it was often used as a daily commuter and occasional grocery getter! It was parked the final year of ownership in his dining room before deciding to move on. During the years of ownership he kept it in virtually bone stock condition, taking proper care along the way following the Honda recommendations, he told us he truly “babied it”

This is a really nice RC30 that has been enjoyed and taken care of along the way. It presents very well and has been tuned by one of the great tuners of the homologation era.

Enjoy the video and make sure you click the link below for the “Under the Skin” photos.

Click here for extensive “Under the Skin” photos


Give Dave a call at (206) 535-6812 or reach out via email at dave@SeattleUsedBikes.com if you’d like more information on this amazing Honda VFR750R RC30.

Feature Listing- 1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale!
Suzuki March 21, 2022 posted by

Indoor Outdoor – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S

Though most RSBFS TL1000 love is lavished on the R-models, the TL1000S was the original customer for Suzuki’s big twin and has its own supersport vibe.  Today’s example looks very good for the miles and has just a few decent mods.

1997 Suzuki TL1000R for sale on eBay

More than one manufacturer tried to chase the success of Ducati’s 916, and Suzuki brought some innovative engineers to the task.  Their 996cc L-twin used a combination of gear and chain cam drive, resulting in 125 hp and a distinctive sound.  Air scoops presented fresh air to the throttle bodies, incorporating multi-point fuel injection.  The trellis frame looks familiar but is all aluminum.  Suspension was a match of USD forks and a rotary shock which helped keep the wheelbase under control, but had a tough time dealing with heat from the drivetrain.

This very SoCal TLS shows 17,530 miles, and has a bit of an outlaw look with carbon mufflers, no rear mudguard, and a seat fairing with built-in turn signals.  It has the typical replacement monoshock, and the Corbin looks a little tire but could have a new cover economically.  The paint might be a little too shiny but the decals look correct, and the red calipers and levers aren’t overdone.  A walkaround – video – says the tires are new, and there’re no cam belts to renew.  Just a note or two from the eBay auction –

Low miles, new tires, fresh paint, Needs nothing. Carbon pipes. Sounds amazing. Corbin seat. I will load more pics and a video if there is any interest. Lots of torque and is great in the turns. Very fun and unique bike. Extremely clean.

Suzuki soon returned to the winning GSX-R racing formula, leaving the TL-1000S and R with a short-ish model run.  The engine was a winner though, and lived on in the SV and V-Strom 1000’s, as well as Bimota’s SB8K.  Our last TLS went quickly and seemed like a bargain, hopefully the reserve will allow a successful bidder this time.

-donn

Indoor Outdoor – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S
Ducati March 13, 2022 posted by

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica For Sale!

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom 155 Edition For Sale!

Make: Ducati
Model: 998s Bostrom
Mileage: 1,487
Price: $17,777 current bid on BAT w/ 4 days remaining

As you may have guessed by now, #102 of 155 is for sale and looking pretty Evel.

The Bostrom 998s is pretty much the Ducati pinnacle for me. I’m not quite sure how it arrived at the top, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s my love for all things Evel Kneivel and my fond memories of watching Ben letting his 998’s move around underneath him during heavy braking (see video).


This one looks to be in amazing condition and appears to be coming from a nice collection of all things gas powered. 102 does have some slight modifications, but all are period correct and shouldn’t distract from this one being worthy of any collection. A few of the BAT followers noted it has slip-on Termi’s, a carbon clutch cover and heel guards. Again, nothing crazy or too personalized.

The Bostrom 998s received upgraded Ohlins at both the front and rear and came equipped with some very tasty carbon fiber fairings. I’ve poured over all of the images and can’t find any blemishes to speak of.

I know I’m getting long in the tooth, but it’s hard to believe these are 20 years old :sadface: However, this one has been well taken care of and is looking for a new home.

Make the jump here and place your bid!

If you buy this and plan on riding it you may want to pick up a matching Suomi Bostrom replica. I’m guessing since Ben is with Shoei, Suomi can no longer call it a “Bostrom”

Ciao!

Doug

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica For Sale!
Ducati March 10, 2022 posted by

Strada-rific: 1992 Ducati 851

Last Friday RSBFS posted a glorious Ducati 851 SP2. Today’s find – while only a plain-Jane 851 Strada (which actually displaces a true 851cc), is no less a fantastic machine, is offered at a MUCH lower price, and is itself a worthy object of our drool.

1992 Ducati 851 for sale on Cycle Trader

In 1992 the 851 Strada (or street bike) was the base model in Ducati’s Superbike lineup. That provided an entry point into the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 4-valve Desmo performance category, but still allowed for two-up seating and – at least from a capacity perspective – room to grow. 1992 was a transitional year for the Superbike model, with both the 851 and 888 sharing the stage. Ducati had already homologated the 888 engine in the 851 SP2, and therefore the mid-tier and top tier Superbikes were branded with the mark of the triple-8. The final year for the 851, 1992 also represented perhaps the most refined example of the breed. Much was known about the model at this time, aftermarket parts were plentiful, and reliability was (for a high-strung Italian supermodel) superb.

From the seller:
Ducati 851, iconic bike recently serviced, in great condition part of my collection up for sale

Not a ton of detail on this one, but the pictures show a properly outfitted man cave and other Ducati Superbike siblings in the mix. There is some difference between the pics, whereby one shows a smoked windscreen and carbon front mudguard, while the others show a stock 851 with the proper stock pieces in place. The exhaust cans have been replaced, but no details on brand. Serious buyers might wish to enquire as to what state of bike will be delivered and if stock parts are still available. We typically see bikes of this nature on the likes of eBay or BaT – however this particular example is listed on Cycle Trader. You can check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Strada-rific: 1992 Ducati 851
Yamaha March 10, 2022 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF R1 For Sale!

1999 Yamaha YZF R1 For Sale on eBay!

Make: Yamaha
Year: 1999 – First Gen!
Model: YZF R1
Miles: 8,650
Location: Charlotte, NC
Price: $5,950 – No Reserve!

Okay, I understand and I know some of the RSBFS die hard folks will hurl insults and profanities at me, but “Jimmy crack Korn . . . ”

I’ve sat on this one for a few days and couldn’t help myself any longer because in today’s price happy, hyper-inflated motorcycle world we live in- Where ya gonna find a bonafide, low mileage super bike for under $6,000? I’ll tell ya where- North Carolina!

From the seller
1999 Yamaha. Dealer maintained and serviced, never abused, upgrades include; new Michelin pilot sport front and rear, shorty carbon pipe (scorpion Oem style included), jetted to perfection, stainless braided brake lines. Double bubble wind screen (Oem screen included), solo rear cover (OEM passenger seat included), just tuned up for spring riding, new plugs and battery. Bike needs nothing.

Sounds promising- Right? I have a few small issues, but nothing that distracts from the value.

If my memory is firing on all cylinders these pump out around 150hp, have 105 pound feet of torque, top out around 170mph and can still stir emotions equal to machines costing 3 times as much. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally down with the new R1M and all of it’s CF and tech wizardry, but there’s just something about knowing you’re in control of it all.


Not a very useful photo, but it does give you a feeling for how clean this machine is.

On to my small issues-

Me thinks that slip-joint is wrong- what say you? Now about that little scratchy, scratch on the swing-arm . . . Perhaps some jewelers polish would do the trick? Maybe a Scotch Brite pad? Belt sander and 80 grit?

There they are! Damn, those pesky LP truck cab lights always seem to find their way in to my posts.

Okay, I am only joking about the swing-arm ding. Yes, it’s there, but it doesn’t phase me one iota on this machine and especially at this price point. The truck cab front signals are easily removed and replaced with new Yami OEM directionals.
Correct or not- My OCD would kick in on the exhaust slip-joint thingy and I’d have to replace it with something like this period correct Arrow Exhaust.

Not a fan of my modifications? Buy it and ride it as is then let us know how bad ass it is!

Cheers!

Doug

1999 Yamaha YZF R1 For Sale!
Honda March 4, 2022 posted by

2004 Honda RC51 For Sale on eBay!

Location: Wooster, OH
Make: Honda
Model: RC51 SP 2
Engine Type: 2 cylinders
Exhaust: 2 Hi-Mount
Mileage: 2 6,149
Price: six 2 fiddy
Number of bikes list for sale in the auction: 2 (maybe)

#2 For Sale on eBay!

Runs excellent and been stored in a heated shop. Based upon research done and speaking with two Honda dealerships, this bike is very likely the 2nd bike produced for the North American market! Performance upgrades and parts- Honda Yoshimura High Mount Pipes and Power Commander.



Now that you’ve put your eyes on the full size and the Mini-Moto RC51 what are your thoughts? Oh! Did you notice my 2 themed intro? Just in case you skimmed over it- here are 2 tasty hi-mount exhaust pipes for your viewing pleasure.

Did you feel like Matt Mladin looking at that photo? Too much? 🙂

All jokes aside- those are some tasty looking hi-mounts!

The seller doesn’t say if the mini-moto and crue shirt are included, but one can only assume they are since they’re pictured.

Admittedly, this RC is well used when compared to some of the other recent RSBFS.com RC posts, but the other recent posts can’t lay claim to being the #2 RC51 produced in 2004. What’s that worth to ya? If you answered “nothing!” then perhaps you could throw on the Merlyn Plumlee (RIP) shirt, crack open a cold snack and watch your toddler act a fool on the mini-moto.

If this RC51 tickles your fancy and the mini-moto puts a gleam in your little ones eye make the jump and place your bid!

Check them out here!

Cheers!

Doug

2004 Honda RC51 For Sale on eBay!