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Sport Bikes For Sale May 20, 2013 posted by

Blue Smoker- Fully Restored Yamaha TZ 250

Location: Twin Falls, Idaho  Mileage: Race bike   Price: $15,500 BIN

93 TZ250

93 RZ250

Many a Yamaha RZ250 comes across the pages of RSBFS in many forms. Sometimes we get an original version that made its way to the US and makes an awesome street ride. Or we get something like this, a TZ250 that is prepped and ready to do what it does best: crush at the track. This one has been fully restored to do just that.

From the seller-

Up for auction is my 1993 Yamaha TZ250.

The bike has had a frame off clean-up/restoration and complete motor rebuild – no expense spared.

It is very nice looking up close, VERY fast and completely reliable.

I have a fair amount of spare parts (listed at bottom of page)

Many many parts were replaced during the restoration (all with Yamaha factory OEM parts – except where noted), including but not limited to:

  • Wheel bearings and seals
  • Rebuilt forks
  • All engine bearings and oil seals
  • Clutch plates
  • All suspension linkage dampers
  • Swingarm pivot bearings and seals
  • Rebuilt brake calipers front and rear
  • Anything made of rubber was replaced
  • New dashboard foam
  • Completely rebuilt carburetors, with new needle & seat, jets and floats
  • New reeds
  • Added Gull Thermostat System
  • Progressive Rate spring on rear shock
  • Powder coated frame, swingarm, wheels and other miscellaneous parts.
  • Rhino-horn front fender (aerodynamics)
  • Rebuilt, trued and balanced crankshaft/rods
  • Aftermarket transmission shift detent for smoother shifting
  • Ferodo carbon ceramic brake pads
  • Galfer steel braided brake lines front and rear
  • Many many new OEM bolts and fasteners
  • Woodcraft Clip on handlebars (replaceable handles)
  • New chain and sprockets
  • Ohlins Steering Damper
  • Sharkskinz bodywork (1994 style front fairing with intake vents and later model sloped tail section)
  • Zero Gravity Windscreen
  • Vinyl number plates (white base and yellow top).  Yellow top can be removed to expose white number plate base.
  • Factory rear stand – powder coated (has scratches from use)

The above list is off the top of my head – I’m sure there is more, and I may amend the listing to reflect additional things that were done as they come to mind…

The bike has has 4 track days on it (no races) since completion.  I had one low speed, low side on the right hand side (scratched up right side fairing, bar end, right footpeg and right expansion chamber, nothing mechanical harmed, just cosmetic. The tank has scratches from my leathers, and a decently sized shallow dent in the rear top of tank that I believe can be popped out (shown in photos)

The crankshaft rod deflection is still well with in spec.  The cylinders are immaculate, crankcases in excellent condition. The top end has 1 track day on it.

I’m not sure how many miles are on it since the restoration, I did 4 track days at Miller Motorsports park…so I am estimating 400 miles.

I am selling for two reasons:  (#1) I am too big of a guy for this bike (#2) Financial reasons…

The Bike was last taken to the track in 2008, since then it has sat in a place of honor in my living room being displayed (stored indoors – climate controlled, without fuel or cooling system filled)

It does need new tires and there is NO title on a bike like this.  Bill of sale provided.

Spares Included:

  • Service Manual and parts fische
  • 1 set of spare Woodcraft handlebars
  • 2 pistons, 2 rings, base gaskets, head o-rings, piston pins, circlips and bearings
  • 2 spare grips
  • Throttle tube
  • Throttle housing (both sides)
  • Brake and clutch lever
  • Clutch cover gasket
  • Set of clutch plates – fiber and steel
  • Clutch holding tool
  • Stator puller
  • Magneto Rotor Holding Tool
  • Reed valve gaskets
  • Spare can of color matched paint (OEM Yamaha Blue)
  • Other Misc items…shown in photos

Terms and Conditions:

  •     Item is sold as-is, no returns, but Seller assures item to be as described.
  •     I am an honest Seller and only want serious, honest Buyers.
  •     I am happy to answer all questions about the bike, just email me.
  •     Local Pickup Only.  I will not ship the bike, but you are welcome to arrange shipping.  There are several companies that specialize in motorcycle shipment that provide door to door service.
  •     $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required at auctions end within 48 hours.  Remainder due at or before the time the bike is released to you or a shipping company. (Funds must have already cleared the bank!)
  •     I (the seller) assume no responsibility for the item once it is in transit.

Please view my Feedback and bid with confidence.  Good luck bidding !

And pics-

This machine looks like it’s been nicely restored and comes with a list of extra parts, which is always nice, especially on bikes that aren’t common here. Unfortunately, the seller had a low-speed drop on a track day so there is some damage on the right side. Appears to be mostly, if not all, cosmetic. But you’ll want to make sure. The seller says it does need tires and there is no title.

The seller is asking a pretty penny for this bike, so you’ll have to decide if it’s worth it for you. That being said, it would be a blast for a track bike, or just to display as a nice piece of living room art. Totally up to you, but if you’re interested, check this auction!

-RN

Track Bikes For Sale May 15, 2013 posted by

Track or Trophy? 1991 Yamaha TZ 250 B

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TZ250_18

And here we are, back to our regularly scheduled, perfectly clean (although slightly smoky) program. Today’s bike is a sano TZ250 B-spec machine that has apparently just come out of the laundry. This is probably the cleanest track bike I have ever seen, which makes me wonder if this deserves to be parked in a man cave rather than dragged out and run in anger.

TZ250_11

TZ250_8

From the seller:

Up for bid is my 1991 tz 250 B. This bike has a complete spares kit, all orginal paperwork from Yamaha, new Marchesini wheels, orginal wheels, extra rotors, cylinders, crankshaft, engine gaskets, gearing, jetting, all orginal decals (not on bike), all new parts (to much to list). Bike was purchased new in 1991, raced twice and put in climate controlled room for display. Has extra custom pieces, oversized radiator, clutch protector, rear fender, ohlins rear shock, all stock parts included. This bike is like new and well taken care of. Collector quality or ready to race.Tank, front fender, windscreen, and lower fairing all in excellent condtion. Thanks for looking!!

TZ250_15

TZ250_16

This particular bike looks to be well loved, was purchased new by the seller, does not appear to have seen much track time, and is now available. Spares are included for those who fall into the “race it” set, and bodywork appears to be very, very good for those who fall in the “park it and display it” camp. Of course I would prefer to see it with the bodywork fitted to ensure that everything lines up and that the bodywork isn’t simply new due to damage, etc, but that might be my own personal hang-up.

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This auction is going on right now, and there have been zero bids thus far. That might be because the opening ask is a cool $15,500. That is a lot of cash unless you are a collector, or want to race – there are many cool “man cave” bikes that can be had for a lot less. But if your desire is for a rare TZ machine, this one looks to be as clean as any that I have seen. Click the link to jump to the auction and check out all of the details. Good Luck!!

MI

Track Bikes For Sale February 18, 2013 posted by

Midlands Masterpiece: 2002 Spondon Framed TZ250

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Can the boys in the midlands of the U.K. improve on what came from the engineers in Japan?  I’m not aware that there were ever things lacking with late model TZ250 frames but Spondon took a swing at improving on the design.  Whatever the case, the whole unit makes for some serious stroker eye candy.

I’ll skip my incredibly witty small talk and lets see what we have here:

2002 spondon tz250, ex derick welch.
Not raced since 2007 just paraded and kept in my collection.
Spec as is.
Spondon frame and swingarm, carbon dymag wheels, double core kit radiator, kit cylinders new in 2007 very low miles since then, kit ignition, kit pipes, 2003 on airbox and fairings, 7 position curve map, ohlins damper, maxton front and rear suspension, Brembo m,cylinder, setup for avgas so ultra reliable, maintained by dennise trollpe thoughout its life as he was sponsoring him, plenty of data, for most uk circuts.

This bike clocked over 160 mph at the nw200 in 2007 and won and set the outright lap record at aberdare park against the likes of ian lougher and chris palmer.

This bike was reported to be around 100 bhp, from derick himself.

Comes with Spare fairing and seat unit, Some jets, spare battery, bars

This is a championship winning bike ready to race.>

 

tz front

What RSBFS reader can provide the details:  Spondon vs. stock frame?

 

tz arm

 That swing arm looks down right spindly compared to the stock TZ unit but a dead giveaway that it is a Spondon frame.  Visually, the chambers are art.

 

tz rad

 Oh, if I could only see this without the bodywork.  I think it would satisfy my radiator fetish quite nicely.  My bucket list would include a spin on a professionally prepped and tuned two stroke.

 

 

tz rear If you happen to have 14,000 GBP (approx. $22,000) sitting in a jar from your last trip to the U.K. you are in luck my friend.

 Here is the classified ad

 

 

Ian

Aprilia September 10, 2012 posted by

The Week in Review: 1st Week in September 2012

Hey guys,

I’ve previously made month in review posts but I have to admit it might be easier for all of us to make this a weekly affair. Anyone have a preference?

Have a good week everyone!

dc

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Sport Bikes For Sale August 29, 2012 posted by

Vintage! 1978 Yamaha TZ250 GP bike

For Sale: 1978 Yamaha TZ250 racer

Our seller from Rimini, Italy is at it again – this time auctioning off this beautiful D spec TZ250. From the seller’s comments in the advert, it would appear that this bike (as well as the others we have posted from this seller) are coming out of a museum of some sort. All I can say is that these have all been beautiful machines.

The TZ250 was a privateer’s dream. Offered by Yamaha to aspiring racers, these bikes ran alongside factory riders astride somewhat similar machinery. The factory boys would always get the latest trick parts (not to mention factory support and boatloads of spares), but the privateer had the same basic equipment and platform. From there, many a professional racer was born.

From the seller:
YAMAHA GRAND PRIX TZ D 250 CC
COOLING WATER

YEAR 1978 ORIGINAL CONDITION
WORKS PERFECT
FULL RESTORATION

Like all of the bikes offered by this seller, the wording is terse and the pictures are few. What pictures we have show a nicely restored TZ250D. and something I sure wouldn’t mind taking out on my next track day. Hmmmm…. how long does it take to ship from Italy to the US? To see all the details on this one, click the link and jump over to the auction. This is one nice TZ!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale May 7, 2012 posted by

Unique TZ: 1980 YAMAHA TZ 350 NICO BAKKER SPECIAL

Unique TZ: 1980 YAMAHA TZ 350 NICO BAKKER SPECIAL

Update 5.7.2012: First listed in December last year, this TZ350 is back and now $2k cheaper at $16k. Links updated. -dc

Here is a little something to distract you for a few minutes from your holiday shopping. I can’t say I”ve seen many TZ350’s for sale and especially one with a Nico Bakker frame. The bike has some race history to it but the seller doesn’t specify if it was recent history or back in the bikes prime.

It sounds like the TZ350 was the sh*t back in the 70’s depending on the model year. Here is an excellent site with some tidbits on the bikes history. Be sure to check out their page on all the companies that built frames. It is quite a list. Here is a link to the Nico Bakker website itself. Be sure to scroll down and check out their RMZ250 Moto3 bike.

The details on the machine for sale:

* FRAME ” NICO BAKKER” MONOSHOCK//// HOLLAND MADE///SPECIAL; RACING FRAME MONOSHOCK.

* SPECIAL YAMAHA TZ 350 ENGINE,6 TRANFERS CYLINDERS,6 SPEED,DRY CLOCH,380MM MIKUNI CARBURETOS /PJ.

* ENGINE REFRESH NEW SEAL,GASKETS,RINGS.

* SPECIAL IGNITION KROBER///ELECTRONIC TACHOMETER KROBER.

* SPECIAL PIPES.

*SPECIAL YAMAHA BIG RADIATOR.

*SPECIAL FLOTING ALUMINIUN DISK BRAKES”ZANZANI” ITALIAN MADE///2 FRONT//1 REAR.

* SPECIAL YAMAHA MAGNECIUN BRAKES CALIPERS///BREMBO RADIAL PUMP.

* CAMPAGNOLO 18 WHEELS.

* VERY LIGHT BIKE MORE LESS 100KGS.///// 75 % TITANIUN & ERGAL SPECIAL SCREWS AND SOME PARTS.

* THIS BIKE WIN 4 LATINO AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

 

 

The asking price is a hefty $18,000. I was reading a thread discussing the bike and guys were going back and fourth if the bike is worth that much. I think the best insight came from one poster who mentioned he has not seen a TZ350 for sale for less than $10,000. I can’t confirm or deny. Maybe if it sits long enough the seller will open it up to offers.

You can see the auction here.

Ian

Track Bikes For Sale February 10, 2012 posted by

Yamaberg? Husaha? TZ Framed/Husaberg “Supermono” Single Racer

Yamaberg? Husaha?  TZ Framed/Husaberg “Supermono”  Single Racer

Here is a little gem I found while lurking in the USGPRU Forum.  It’s rare because:  well, there isn’t another one on the planet.  We don’t usually post builds but the stars aligned:  the boss is away drinking margaritas, I like small cc bikes and it looks like a nice build.

Yeah, get naked baby.

Here are some specs on the bike:

CHASSIS:
1991 TZ 250 4DP frame and swing arm
Powder coated black by Powder Tech
SUSPENSION:
Front:
1998 4DP forks rebuilt by Lindemann Racing
BN Lindemann Springs for the forks for a 200lb rider (not installed)
BN fork seals (not installed)
Rear:
Fox Twin clicker (Built for the 4DP)

Motor:

2006 Husqvarna TE 450 Bought from Fast by Ferracci it was never used so the only time on this motor is the dyno pulls.
Custom radiator built by Fluidyne power sports
Carburetor :
Keihn 41mm with TPS
Power now bell mouth
Power Now Power shot
Electronics:
OEM Husky CPU
Vortex Ignition X10 (change maps on the fly)
This bike is electric start and has a new gel cell battery in it
Exhaust:
Custom SS with megaphone

Body:
Airtech: Honda RS250 A kit bodywork

I know the Husaberg engine is no slouch in the woods but an interesting choice for a singles racer.  With Moto3 going to singles I bet we will see more builds like this crop up.  There are already kits out there where you can convert your 450 motorcross bike to a singles racer.

The seller is asking $5,000 for his creation.  You can see the thread about the sell here.  The seller also has a website with more pictures of the build.

 

Ian

Sport Bikes For Sale September 13, 2011 posted by

Vintage Racer! 1978 YAMAHA TZ250-E PRODUCTION RACER

For Sale: 1978 YAMAHA TZ250-E PRODUCTION ROAD RACER

Up for grabs today is a historic Yamaha TZ250 race bike. These TZs cleaned up the class for many years in AMA racing, and this 1978 bike is what is known as an “E” model. First introduced in 1973, the TZ250 was the mainstay of privateer racers everywhere. With the right credentials and finances, anyone could order up a factory race bike – and many did. Each season Yamaha incrementally modified the bike, building upon past success. With each evolution the bike became faster, making more horsepower and handling better. It was a continual recipe for winning.

While the TZ250 changed in varying amounts each year, Yamaha kept several items stable throughout most of the model’s long life. For example, the same 54mm bore x 54mm stroke was retained from the inception of the bike until the 1980s, when gradually the bore was widened at the expense of stroke. Rated at 53 horsepower at 10,500 RPM, the TZ250 was the mainstay of many a racing career. Legendary tuner Kel Carruthers prepped an E model for none other than King Kenny Roberts; together they won many races in the 1978 season.

From the seller:
1978 YAMAHA PRODUCTION ROAD RACER

VERY NICE, ORIGINAL CONDITION; ENGINE TURNS OVER AND HAS SPARK, THOUGH IT’S NOT BEEN RUN SINCE I BOUGHT IT OVER 10 YEARS AGO, IN “AS RACED” CONDITION…

THE FAIRINING, BODY PANELS, AND TAIL SECTION ARE IN “AS PURCHASED” CONDITON, AND ARE IN GOOD CONDITION…

THE CARBURETORS ARE LECTRONS (NOT ORIGINAL)…APPARENTLY, KEL CARRUTHERS USED 38MM LECTRON CARBURETTORS, ALONG WITH OTHER MODS, TO PRODUCE MORE TORQUE ON THE “E” MODEL…

ALL OTHER PARTS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, AND APPEAR ORIGINAL, THOUGH THE ENGINE CASE DOES NOT HAVE A VIN STAMPED, THUS WAS SURELY CHANGED AT SOME TIME…

I’M SURE THAT THE BRAKES WILL REQUIRE CLEANING OR REBUILDING DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF TIME THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IN USE…

THE TIRES ARE THOSE THAT CAME ON THE MACHINE, SO ARE OK FOR A MODEST TEST RIDE, BUT NOT SERIOUS USE…

IF THE BUYER PLANS TO RACE IT, I’M SURE THAT A GENERAL “GOING OVER” WOULD BE REASONABLE, AND ANTICIPATED WEAR AND “SITTING” PARTS LIKE BEARINGS AND SEALS APPEAR READILY AVAILABLE VIA AFTERMARKET AND NOS PARTS SUPPLIERS, IF THEY ARE NEEDED…

THE DRY CLUTCH PROTECTIVE COVER HAS A SMALL SECTION BROKEN OFF THE UPPER-RIGHT (ABOUT 2 O’CLOCK) AREA…

THE BIKE WAS STORED INSIDE, IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT UNTIL I MOVED JUST RECENTLY…

THIS IS A VERY NICE CLASSIC RACER OR COLLECTOR MACHINE THAT I HAD IN MY “SHOWROOM,” BUT WOULD BE EQUALLY AT HOME AS A CLASSIC RACER…AND MUCH MORE FUN, OR AT LEAST UNIQUE, AS A PRODUCTION RACER RATHER THAN A MACHINE BUILT FROM VARIOUS OTHER PARTS…

Old race bikes can be a mixed blessing. On one hand, they harbor a mysterious quality of unknown races and riders. On the other hand, they rarely remain in “stock” condition for long – the whole goal of racing is to win, and winning requires more than the next guy (more HP, more speed, more talent). The seller does not note any history with this bike – although it is listed as in “as raced” condition – so that might be something to ask. Also, the bike seems to sport bodywork from a later model. The tail section resembles a “G” model more than an “E,” so it is possible someone updated this bike through the years it was run in anger.

In all, this is a wonderful piece of racing history from one of the most iconic series on two wheels. The fact that the 2 strokes are all gone now might just help raise the value of this and other classic racers. With an auction that opened at just $1,500 and is at the time of writing only slightly above the $2k mark, this is a bike that will soon find a new home. For a great restoration project, a coveted track day bike or simply a piece of history, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good Luck!

MI