Posts by tag: TZ250

Sport Bikes For Sale June 29, 2011 posted by

GP Blood Line: 1998 Yamaha TZ250

GP Blood Line: 1998 Yamaha TZ250

It has to be a good sign when a bike looks fast just sitting there. I wonder how many TZ’s have launched riders into the professional ranks? I know one for sure as Colin Edwards old TZ250 is on display at the Barber Motorcycle Museum. While for years they have been a mainstay of up and coming racers you might have to put them on the endangered species list. They won’t disappear overnight but racing overlords have changed the game and the strokers are out except at lower levels of racing. Maybe this is a good thing for those track day warriors that want a sharper tool.

Anyone remember Tetsuya Harada? Every time I see that droopy tail I think of him on his TZ250. Here are the details on the bike:

Illness in the family forces the sale of my 1998 TZ250 roadracer. 1998 is one of the most coveted years to own and most reliable and cost efficient. I will ship anywhere in the world. Not all parts are shown in pictures.

This bike was the number one TZ in 2005 Can -Am series. Super wicked fast but not a grenade is the best way to describe it. Maintained by a Yamaha factory trained mechanic. I bought the bike as a trackday bike and rode it 3 times last year. It has approximately 100km on a fresh top and bottom. I have not ridden it in 2011.

The body work on it now is battle scarred and true to the bike’s racing heritage. It looks good from 15 feet. I bought brand new Sharkskin fairings, fender and seat that are just arrived and ready to go to the new owner. Also included are 2003 farings, upper and lower and fender so the new owner can choose to upgrade to the more aerodynamic bodywork. You will need the 03 fairing stay and ram air bend.

Tires are dunlop and have about 3 trackdays left on them.

Way too many spares to list. When I bought it I got all of the racer’s spares including:

  • marcheseni rims with top condition rains and rotors
  • two sets of body work as listed above including what is on the bike now
  • spare fresh crank
  • ready to go cylinders
  • Bickle Tire warmers
  • two stands
  • two batteries and charger for fuel pump
  • enough parts to do a couple of bottoms and another top
  • extra everthing that you could break off during a race- pegs, bars, rearsets
  • jetting kit with jet and needles
  • spare chain
  • a whole bunch of still in the package spare bits for rebuilds
  • clutch parts, sprockets, gears, cables, and other misc parts
  • two brand new pirelli diablo corsa racing slicks
  • brand new windscreen for 1998 body work
  • spare new siliencer
  • I am probably forgetting many items…oh yeah a box of spare carbon reeds, spare gaskets, two factory manuals, and it has a carbon fiber rear fender

The fairings are worth $2,000.00 on their own, tires are another $500.00, tire warmers were $400.00, add in the spare rims, crank, cylinders and the spares alone are worth a small fortune. They will be sold with the bike and not separately.

I will ship anywhere in the world and have experience doing so with two other racing bikes I used to own. I will help you arrange the carrier but you need to take care of the shipping transaction. I will supply tie downs and have the bike on an open wooden bike skid.

Again this bike is very fast and runs on race fuel in it’s current tune. The bike, in my intermediate hands, at track day speeds ate 600’s and 750s for lunch.

1998 was the first year of the ram air and sealed air box. By the way, if you aren’t that familiar with the TZ250’s or just need more info, I’d head over to TZ250racing.com. It is a good resource a for any two stroke owner as they they have a good list of suppliers and tuners.

Maybe as important as the bike, is the amount of spares the seller is including. This looks to be about the standard fare but remember he also has the more aero friendly 03 fairings.

I’m such a poser, I’d like to buy one, rebuild it, splash it with Yamaha GP colors and just admire the technoloy of it. You don’t get a whole lot closer to a true GP bike. To get out on the track with this one you can place a bid here.

Ian

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale May 8, 2011 posted by

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Track Bikes For Sale February 17, 2011 posted by

Collection Completer? Restored 1980 Yamaha TZ125G

Collection completer?  Restored 1980 Yamaha TZ125G

Did I say these were rare when I posted the 94 TZ125 the other day?  Well they are, I just look like a fool for finding two in a row.  They are separated by enough years that they are totally different kinds of bikes.  While the 94 was perfect for the track and this one might be nice enough to finish off a Yamaha collection.

Water cooled engine’s were pretty high tech back in 1980.  I’m always impressed with spotless two stroke engines.  They are fun but they aren’t the cleanest things.

What you want to know:

You are looking at one used 1980 Yamaha TZ125G road race bike. Water-cooled, 125cc single cylinder two stroke engine with Mikuni 38mm carb, that is very similar to the YZ125 engine. S/N on frame and engine match: 3V3-000411. This bike was raced in the northeast for 3 years and then stored as the owner moved up to bigger bikes. The bike was restored in 1999. The engine was rebuilt and the bike was painted with a pearlescent paint, new racing compound tires were installed. The bike was started once in 1999 when I bought it. It has been displayed since then and is in excellent condition with one chip of paint missing from the tail section (one of those silly wooden plaques that we race around for fell off a shelf!). It would round out any serious Yamaha TZ collection and comes with a nice list of spares if you want to go vintage racing. As with all racing bikes that are not street legal, there is no title just a bill of sale. Sold as is, no refunds or returns.

TZ125G new racing spares list

  • Spare parts catalog
  • Crankcase gasket  x2 (537-15451)
  • Cylinder base gasket x3 (1WE1135100)
  • Throttle cable (3V32631100)
  • Carb intake manifold (joint) (3281355501)
  • Carb manifold clamps x2 (9046049058)
  • Piston bearing (small end) (93310216L2)
  • Clutch spring screw (9014905147)
  • Left hand clutch lever (150839120038)
  • Piston 97  (5F6-11631-00-97)
  • Piston 96.5 (240-11631-00-96.5
  • Washer, rear master cyl. (90201-10118)
  • Rear sprocket & disc lock washer x2 (3V3-25412)
  • Front disc lock washer (404-25412)
  • Front sprocket lock washer (90215-16127)
  • Water pump gasket x2 (3V3-12428)
  • Bleeder plug gasket x3 (90430-06070)
  • Oil drain plug gasket (90430-12038)
  • Clutch push rod oil seal (93104-05065)
  • Clutch basket o-ring (93210-15151)
  • Small o-ring cyl. Head (93210-62323)
  • C-clip piston/wrist pin (93450-17025)

 

TZ125G used racing spares list

  • Counter sprockets (front 13, 14, 15 teeth)
  • Rear sprockets 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 teeth
  • 10 clutch fiber plates (5 well used, 5 almost new) (3V31632100)
  • 4 steel clutch plates (1371632570)
  • 5 used pistons with piston rings
  • CDI ignition box Hitachi (3V38554010)
  • Clutch lever (150839120038)
  • Brake levers x2 (3418392200)
  • Con-rod (3R21165101)
  • Cylinder in excellent used condition (3V3113110000)
  • Clutch housing cover (3V3154160000)
  • Water pump impeller shaft (3V31245000)
  • Water pump housing cover (repaired) (3V31242200)
  • Left side crank half x2 (1W11141201)
  • Right side crank half x2 (1W1114220100)

If you like em skinny this is the bike for you. 

I would imagine some of this is getting hard to come by. 

 Put down the pizza, lay off the beer, run a few laps and you might fit on it.  Then again, maybe not.  If you’d like to dabble in some vintage racing or just want a piece of Yamaha racing history sitting in your garage .

IK

Sport Bikes For Sale February 16, 2011 posted by

Screaming Good Time: 1994 YAMAHA TZ125

Screaming Good Time:  1994 YAMAHA TZ125

 Here is something a little different for anyone shopping for a fun track bike.  Although TZ250’s are regulars at the track, not so for its’ little brother.  Most everyone seriously racing a 125 is on a Honda RS125.  Most of us mortals aren’t that serious about racing and are just looking for a good thrill at the track.  I would think this TZ125 would do the job quite nicely.

What does this photo say to you?  To me it says ease of maintenance and low cost.  If you haven’t owned two strokes they may seem a bit mysterious and complicated.  The way the expansion chamber charges the engine is mysterious but other than that they are very simple machines with much fewer parts than a comparable four.  Fewer parts means less to buy, so more money in Joe RSBFS readers pocket.

Mmmm, nice spares kit.  Read on for all the details:

 THIS IS A VERY NICE PURPOSE BUILT PRODUCTION ROAD RACER, SIMILAR TO THE HONDA RS125,  A GREAT STARTER BIKE FOR ROAD RACING AND STILL COMPETITIVE IN AHRMA SOUND OF SINGLES RACING – ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE OF MOST OTHER OPTIONS…

RUNS GREAT…

HAS NOT BEEN RIDDEN COMPETITIVELY FOR OVER 10 YEARS (I BOUGHT IT FOR MY COLLECTION, AND HAVEN’T HAD THE TIME TO USE IT), AND THE PREVIOUS OWNER WAS AN OLDER RIDER WHO USED IT ONLY FOR TRACK DAYS FOR 7-8 YEARS…GREAT FUN TO RIDE; IF YOU’VE NOT RIDDEN A SMALL PRODUCTION ROAD RACER, YOU’LL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE AND NIMBLE HANDLING…

MANY SPARES COME WITH IT…

        FACTORY SPARES KIT

          MANY 1996 UPDATES (C/O PREVIOUS OWNER)

          SOME OF THE SPARES INCLUDE:  SWINGARM STAND, REAR SHOCK, MUFFLERS, PISTONS, RINGS, PLUGS, GASKETS, JETTING, FORK SPRINGS,  FRONT BRAKE CALIPER AND ROTOR,  ASSORTED GEARING, PETCOCK, FOOTPEGS, PIPES, CABLES, THROTTLE PARTS, POWER JET, CYLINDERS, CRANKSHAFT ASSEMBLY,  FORK SEALS, AND MANY OTHER ASSORTED SMALL PARTS…PLEASE SEE PHOTOS

THERE ARE SOME COSMETIC BLEMISHES ON THE FAIRING/TANK, AND A CRACK ON THE FIBERGLASS

OTHER PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST…AND, OTHERS CAN BE TAKEN…

DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE WITHIN ABOUT1500 MILES FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE COST OF FUEL, AND A FEW NIGHTS IN A MODEST/CHEAP MOTEL…

SHIPPING, CRATING, AND DELIVERY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.  PACKAGING SPARES AND DELIVERY TO A SHIPPING AGENT WILL BE $150 (THERE ARE A LOT OF SPARES)…

 

A quick search of the internets revealed people are still trying to squeeze performance out of the tiny TZ.  One option included a new cylinder, head and pipe that allowed the bike to run RS125 pistons.  In other words, “there are ways to waste your money with the TZ”.  This is an Ebay bike and as of this writing there were no takers on the auction.  and see if you can come away with a unique track bike.

This pretty much sums it up. Watch the TZ catch him on brakes.

IK

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale January 26, 2011 posted by

How Brave Are You? 1974 Yamaha TZ750

How Brave Are You?  1974 Yamaha TZ750

 Well big fella, are you really brave enough to ride this beast?  A 750cc two stroke, in that frame, with those wheels?  Not on my to do list my friends.  I honestly can’t fathom what an untamed 750cc two stroke from the 70’s is like to ride.

This picture says it all.  Expansion chambers running amuck.  The sound must be something else.  I would think this thing would want to twist the frame into a pretzel when it comes on the pipe.

Part of a 10 bke GP collection for sale?  This guy’s email is going to fill up fast.

Part of 10 GP bike collection for sale. This is a 74 TZ700 updated to a 77 spec. bike. Frame work done in 76 by Wasco. The engine is all fresh. bottom end done by Scott Clough Racing. Top end is original 140 hp Don Vesco cyl`s. Piston assy`s from Ferry Brower.
This is a ground up re-build and nothing has been over looked. It is track ready or for your display. The bike has not been run.
Bike is sold as is and ships to the US lower 48 states only…Known ridder history. Included in the sale are $6600. in new and used spare parts. You can E-mail me for further information and pictures @

Just like it  came from the factory.  I do not know the seller but I’ve seen some of his previous projects up for auction and the bikes just look gorgeous.  I’ve done some restoration projects and when I see stuff like this  I realize I’m just a amateur.

Now be honest, would your heart not be racing knowing you were about to ride this thing around a track?  Here is a great read from Motorcyclist Magazine about racing one at Daytona.  Here is some more history on it from Superbikeplanet.com.  They made this fun comparison:

Compare: 
the 1974 TZ700 and the 2000 R7 Superbike

  TZ700 R7
Wheelbase 56.28″ 56″ 
Weight 345 lbs 356 lbs 
Front Tire  3.25 x 18 3.5 x 17
Rear Tire 3.5 x 18 6 x 17
Horsepower 145 173

 

   The buy it now price for some Yamaha race history is $45,000 and the seller has added the it is a matching numbers bike.  Be sure to check out the auction because he has also listed all the spares included.  If you have the nads and the wallet .

NASTY!!!!!!

IK

   

Sport Bikes For Sale December 15, 2010 posted by

Just in time for Christmas: 1991 Yamaha TZ250

For sale: 1991 Yamaha TZ250

From the seller:
Mostly Original Track day bike.
Never Street Legal.
Been in storage for 3 years.
No Speedometer.
Stock Pipes.
To the best of our knowledge, All stock parts.
The reason we’re selling is we have more TZ’s.
Cleaned up and runs good

These TZ250s show up from time to time here on RSBFS – often enough that you probably already know the specs and details. If not, HERE is a previous post, as well as HERE and HERE. Regardless, what you need to know is these are fast two-stroke race bikes with outstanding handling compared to any streetbike today. Perfect for those track day excursions (you DO have a New Year’s resolution to attend more track days, right?).

The asking price is very much in line with the going rate for these bikes. This one does not appear to come with much by way of spares (which does affect the value), but it still appears to be a clean, solid machine.

For more information and to jump into the action, .

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale November 9, 2010 posted by

1993 Yamaha TZ-250 Roadracer

For sale: 1993 Yamaha TZ-250 Roadracer

OK track day fans – here is your weapon. If you want to play doctor like Valentino, consider this your scalpel. Any way you look at it, here is a bike that will bring your track day riding to a whole new level.

This particular bike is a performer, having won multiple ARMHA championships. Like most well-used race bikes, this vehicle has likely seen a little road rash during its lifetime. Fortunately, it is now sporting pretty new livery (so new that no padding has been added to the seat area); the blue/silver/white pattern is certainly striking on this bike.

TZ 250’s are very tidy machines, large enough to accommodate the average rider, but small enough to be dwarfed by any current middle weight or liter bike – at least by size. On the performance front, these little two strokes can run circles around nearly any street bike that shows up at your track day.

Here is a common view you can show your track day buddies. They will see this often, as you lap them. Check out that aerodynamic tail section!

From the seller:
Yamaha’s 2-stroke 250cc screamer was a dominant force in roadracing from the early 80’s and these factory built racers continue to dominate in vintage racing to this day. This particular TZ250 won ARMHA Championships in 2006 and 2008 under the capable guidance of Karsten Illg. Here is a great chance to purchase an entire package and be ready to go racing in AHRMA, WERA, or other sanctioning bodies in 2011.

The engine in this TZ has been rebuilt from the crank up less than 70 miles ago and the bike comes with a huge collection of spares and equipment, much of which can be seen in the photos. Included in the sale are:

Marchesini wheels with Bridgestone slicks and new EBC discs, plenty of life left in the tires
Spare set of wheels with rotors and rain tires
Accu starting tool for the crank, for starting while the warmers are still on. attaches to a ½ inch drive drill (works well with my 18v Makita cordless drill)
Factory service manual, factory parts book, and full record of all conditions and jetting settings used for each race and practice session, along with records of maintenance
Front and rear stands
Steering stabilizer just rebuilt 10/2010
All spares included that are shown in the pictures
Many factory unopened seals, gaskets , o-rings and misc hardparts
2 spare cylinders
3 sets of heads, High comp, Mid comp, and Low comp heads, (low comp are fitted currently)
Spare cables
Spare radiator, and caps
Various thickness base gaskets
Spare clutch basket, pressure plates, used but measured within spec frictions, metal plates, and springs
Clutch holding tool
Powervalve servo motor tool
Relative air density gauge
Rain cover for rear carb airbox
Spare trans gears and trans shaft
Spare rear sets and spare pegs
Spare clutch levers, and perch
Spare shifters
Spare clipon
Spare rear brake pedal
Spare spark plugs and caps
Spare unused bearings
Spare front brake master cyl and lever
Full spare set of bodywork
Spare front rotors
New rear brake pads fitted
Spare pistons and rings, some used, some new
Tire socks warmers and felt covers
Large selection of jets and nozzles
Spare selection of sprocket sizes
Spare polished crank (needs rebuilt, however when it was new it was a $1500 performance crank) from Rick Shell
This TZ250 is suited for racing purposes only. It is not, and cannot be licensed for street use. Sold with Bill of Sale only.

Fast and fun is available today – with tons of spares! This is a track-only bike, but one worth checking out. Find out more details by clicking on

MI

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 31, 2010 posted by

1974 Yamaha TZ250A Freshly Restored In Washington State

This is a freshly restored TZ250A from Washington on eBay!

Bike:  1974 Yamaha TZ250A

Location:  Camano Island, Washington

This TZ250A comes to us from the same seller who is parting with his RG500.  They appear to be liquidating quite the desirable motorcycle collection and I wouldn’t hesitate adding them to your favorite sellers list.

This TZ250 has been completely gone through with a fresh engine rebuild, new bodywork/paint, NOS rear shock, redone expansion chambers and a redone tank.  A small spares package is included.  This A model looks perfect with it’s wire wheels and large disc breaks, which were changed for discs on the C variant.  This should definitely be considered if you’re looking for a TZ to vintage race or just add to the collection.  See the other TZ250’s that have crossed our desks here.  See this bike on eBay with a $10k opening bid.

AG