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Yamaha October 12, 2015 posted by

Rare Middle-Child: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA for Sale

1989 TZR250 R Side

If you wanted a lightweight backroad weapon decorated with speedblock graphics in the late 80s and early 90s, your choice was clear: a Yamaha TZR250. The first TZR was powered by a liquid-cooled parallel twin and the last had the familiar 90° v-twin layout shared with Aprilia, Suzuki, and Honda.

1989 TZR250 L Side Rear

In between, Yamaha’s 1989-1990 3MA version of the TZR used an unusual reversed-cylinder configuration that had the carburetors mounted on the front of the engine, giving the exhausts a clear shot up under the seat and out the tail-section, avoiding expansion-chamber clearance issues. As can be seen from the photos, this left the airbox mounted low behind the front wheel.

1989 TZR250 L Side Bare

Backed by a six-speed gearbox and mounted in a classic Deltabox frame, the complete package made 50hp, depending on tune and weighed in at 308lbs wet.

1989 TZR250 R Side Front

This particular example has been well-used, with 16,000 miles on the clock, and does have some minor wear-and-tear, but is extremely clean with the fairings off, as can be seen from the photos.

1989 TZR250 R Side Bare

From the original eBay listing: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA

It’s raining really hard today but I wanted to get some pics anyway. I rode it to a nearby park and got some shots.

Brake calipers need to be rebuilt, wheels could use new paint, some cracks in the plastics, need tires and a battery. The gas tank is almost perfect inside and out, titled in my name in Washington. I sell my bikes the way I want to buy bikes. With all the original parts weather they’re in need of repair or not. I do not like to swap out parts unless they are NOS and for the exact model. They’re only original once and once a bunch of things have been changed they no longer have value to me.

Please look closely at the pictures for condition. Bikes runs great but it’s a two stroke with 16,000 miles on it so I do not put any guarantee of any type on it.

1989 TZR250 Clocks

The seller also includes a short video of the bike being started and a quick walk-around. As you can see, the bike has some scuffs from use, but it otherwise looks very nice, and most importantly, it looks ready to run.

1989 TZR250 R Side Rear

With a Buy It Now of $5,000 and a street-legal title, this is a pretty cool opportunity to pick up an unusual little road-ripper for pretty cheap. Sourcing parts for this unusual middle-child TZR could prove a bit of a pain, but well worth the effort.

-tad

1989 TZR250 L Side

Rare Middle-Child: 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA for Sale
Yamaha August 17, 2014 posted by

Little Teaser: 1989 Yamaha TZR 250

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In the world of quarter liter gray market smokers, the Yamaha TZR is seen less often than the Honda NSR or Suzuki RG/RGV lineup. While not as rare as the Kawasaki KR models, TZRs come up for sale less frequently. Personal taste will dictate how desirable these models are versus the other “Big Four” smokers, but it is certain that Yamaha has a long bloodline when it comes to building race-bred two strokes. This TZR looks reasonably clean with most of the pieces intact. The seller believes this example to be stock, however the cut down mudguard and lack of turn indicators might warrant further investigation. The best part of this one is the price; it is not free, but it is priced below most of the imported 250s we normally see.

MI

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1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
OK up for Auction is my 1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA I have owned this bike for a little over 5 years and have only riden it 4-5 times ( I am 6’4 225lbs and the bike is really to small for me to ride but I love the way it looks and sounds)

The frame is nice, clean and straight as are the wheels and rotors, no evidence of crash damage on this bike. The bike is not museum quality but very nice. I Believe the bike to be Stock ( it is the way I received it and appears to be Stock except for braided steel brake line ). I put the bike in my living room 4 years ago and that is where it has stayed till this week. I filled it with gas / oil and it started right up.

There is a small chip in the paint in the tank but no dents I also have a extra set of plastics that the guy gave me when I bought the bike they don’t have stickers on them but seem to be in good condition no crack or road rash ( these are included in the auction but not pictured).

now for the bad news I do not have a title for the bike, I received a bill of sale when I bought it ( but I was able to go to the DMV and get a plate since it is over 20 years old .)

Little Teaser: 1989 Yamaha TZR 250
Yamaha April 24, 2014 posted by

1987 Yamaha TZR250, 4600 Miles, Reserve Met!

1987 Yamaha TZR250 for sale

While these early TZR’s aren’t as coveted as the early 90’s ones, they can provide a lot of smoke for the buck. This one has the classic Yamaha colors, less than 5,000 miles, and the current bid of $2650 is reserve met. That’s a lot of fun for less than $3k! To be totally honest, it looks amazing clean in the photos as well, especially at this price. 3 days remain on this one and I’ll be curious to see how good a deal it is at the end.

dc

1987 Yamaha TZR250 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

1987 Yamaha TZR250. In excellent condition. Everything works, horn, lights, signals. Shifts great. Runs great. No known issues. No warranty implied or expressed. Tires have at least 80% tread left. Very low miles with only 4,582. Speedometer is in kilometers. Clear title in hand. Paint is in very good condition and shows well for its age. These vintage classic motorcycles will always go up in value in this condition.

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1987 Yamaha TZR250, 4600 Miles, Reserve Met!
Yamaha March 6, 2014 posted by

1985 Yamaha TZR250 1KT in Florida

1985 Yamaha TZR250 1KT for sale

At 308lbs wet and 50hp on tap, the seller says this 85 TZR250 will keep up with RZ350 with no problem, and I don’t doubt it. This attractive little package is the first year for the TZR250 and was originally sold in Japan. Today’s example has received some freshening and is exceptionally clean to my eye!

dc

1985 Yamaha TZR250 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

1985 yamaha tzr250 1kt now being offered. It is a 1st year very rare bike that was not exported out side of japan until 1987 and never brought into the United States. It has a clear florida title and is registered under my name. After being shipped here i began a 2 year restoration project, where it was striped to the frame and completely rebuilt. It has taken the 1st place trophy at the daina beach bike show and also invited to the boca raton concours d elegance.

-Complete engine rebuild by PJME of england
-New crank
-New pistons
-Ported and polished
-Carbs rebuilt
-New coil pack
-Clutch disks
-Water pump
-Chain and sprockets
-New wheel bearing and seals
-Rebuilt front forks
-All new rubber goods, hoses, and cables

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1985 Yamaha TZR250 1KT in Florida
Bimota July 8, 2013 posted by

UK Summer Goodies: 1988 GSX-750RR, 1988 Honda RC30, 1991 Suzuki RGV250SP, 1990 Yamaha TZR250 3XV and 2000 Bimota DB4

Anything interesting for sale in UK you ask?  I sure think so.

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That red numberplate is always a sign of something special.  In my humble opinion the most collectible of GSX-R’s, the 1989 RR.  It has almost 18,000 miles on it but it sure looks like a sharp example.  Asking price is 14,980GBP which is over $22,000! 

Click for it.

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While you are at it, why not pick up Honda’s homologation special too?  The same sellers who have the RR have this RC30.  It’s mileage is similar, as is the price.  Don’t look for a bargain at 15,980 GBP or close to $24,000.

If you need an RC, click here.

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For those with a more modest budget, how about a nice 1991 RGV250SP.  This one is wrapped in one of the best color schemes Suzuki has come up with.  Decent examples are getting harder and harder to find.  Asking price is 5250 GBP or $7,800. 

Click it for the RGV

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Lets see, I could have easily spent over $50,00o by now but I still need a TZR.  This one also has some miles but again doesn’t look its’ age.  It has the most modest asking price at 3,995 GBP or just under $6,000.

Here is the listing.

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If you have some coin left over, maybe a DB4 with 3 miles on it might strike your fancy.  This leftover from 2000 is being advertised at 6,700 GBP or roughly $10,000.

Click for the Bimota.

Ian

Yamaha June 3, 2013 posted by

Yamaha RD500 + Yamaha TZR250= YZR500 Replica

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For the most part we tend to stay away from builds but when somebody gets it right, well I’m all in.  Yes, builds can be fickle and temperamental but it looks and sounds like this seller did it correctly.

So what do we have here exactly?

The time has come to sell my beautiful YZR 500 re-creation

This is a TZR 250 reverse cylinder chassis which has been modified to fit and RD 500 motor, all of the chassis mods were done by NK Racing. The engine has a Stan Stevens stage 3 tune and has a 540cc conversion. It is running 28mm Mikuni flat slide carbs which have been set up very well so it runs really well and smoothly

The front end is from an Aprilia RSV R, Ohlins forks with Brembo radial callipers with HEL dry coupling/quick release brake lines and a Brembo radial M/C. The rear shock is a custom made ohlins unit. The wheels are R7 magnesium which have been refurbished and tested.

The bodywork is replica 1999 YZR and is painted in Abe 1999 colours which I think is the best looking Yamaha YZR.

Here is a list of everything else

– Quick action throttle
– Pazzo levers
– Translogic Dash
– Custom made exhausts by TG Racing with NK Racing silencers
– YZR replica bodywork
– YZR500 bottom radiator from NK Racing
– NK Racing rearsets
– TZR 3XV swing arm
– 520 chain and sprockets

The bike looks fantastic and is the closest most of us will ever get to owning a 500cc 2 stroke GP bike. I have ridden it several times on the road and it goes very well especially once in the power band and it sounds fantastic. Obviously it gets attention wherever you go as these bikes are very rare to see on the road.

This is the ultimate track day bike

Please be aware that this is not a production motorcycle, it is a hand built special so will require looking after and fettling, although it does run very smoothly and has been very well built. This is not a commuter bike.

Viewing is definitely recommended, but no test rides unless you have cash and proof of insurance.

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Nice double radiator set up.

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If only Yamaha would build such a bike.  Let a dreamer, dream.

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And the money shot.  Very, very tidy set up.

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Anyone not in the UK, keep on dreaming.  The seller is only selling locally and not interested in any type of shipping.  You are local you say?  The bidding starts at 15,000 GBP ($23,000)!

 

Drool over it here.

 

Ian

Track Bikes For Sale May 18, 2013 posted by

Track Time! 1991 Yamaha 3XV TZR250

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If you like your rare sport bikes smoky and track worthy, then check out this TZR250 with RS engine and trans. Located in California, this offroad only vehicle (sorry no golden state plates) looks to be a fantastically fun track-day hauler with pipes, dry clutch, and numerous upgrades.

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From the seller:


This is a 1991 Yamaha TZR250.

More specifically, it has a TZR250R frame with a TZR250RS engine. The main difference being the ‘RS’ trim has the dry-clutch whereas the ‘R’ trim does not.

For those that aren’t familiar with the TZR, it’s Yamaha’s street replica version of the 2T TZ250 GP bike. This bike put out 56hp at the wheel with improper jetting (was dyno’d with 340 mains, whereas should have been 310s – short story – dyno operator’s auxiliary fuel setup was starving bike of fuel due to clogged filter), so should put out close to 60 with the proper main jets.

Bike’s top-end was freshened up a while ago with only 2 trackdays done on it since. Pistons/cylinders appeared to be in good condition.

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More from the seller:


Note Worthy Modifications
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RC Sugo Exhaust chambers
Toomey silencers
TZ250 TM38 carbs, which have been modified a bit.
Key switch, etc. has been removed.
Sugo capactitor put in place of the battery
TZ250 inspired fairing stay
TZ250 rearsets
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Spares
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(1) RC Sugo Exhaust chamber
(1) Set of modified stock exhaust chambers
(1) Set of TZ250 carbon fiber silencers (1 silencer has rash on it)
(2) Pistons of unknown mileage (appear to be low)
(1) Set of TZR250SPR rings (they will not work with the pistons currently on this bike – only will work with SPR pistons)
Numerous main jets, front and rear gearing, rearset parts and other ass’t parts

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It doesn’t look like the eBay crowd is very interested in this piece of hardware. With only a few days left on the clock there are still zero bids. Opening ask is $2,500, which seems pretty tame compared to many of the two-stroke auctions we come across. Check it all out here, and tell me this couldn’t end up being a bargain track day bike!

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MI

Sport Bikes For Sale April 11, 2013 posted by

Hey you! Wanna race a two stroke? TZR250 Track Bike

Location: San Jose, CA    Mileage: Race Bike    Price: Auction

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91 TZR250

Yamaha TZR’s are awesome bikes that are featured here on RSBFS as often as they come up for sale. Here you have an opportunity to pick one up set up for the track, where the bike can really shine. Lightweight chassis and lots of power means fun, fun, fun. Track or street the TZR is a rare bike for sure.

From the seller-

This is a 1991 Yamaha TZR250. 

More specifically, it has a TZR250R frame with a TZR250RS engine. The main difference being the ‘RS’ trim has the dry-clutch whereas the ‘R’ trim does not.

For those that aren’t familiar with the TZR, it’s Yamaha’s street replica version of the 2T TZ250 GP bike. This bike put out 56hp at the wheel with improper jetting (was dyno’d with 340 mains, whereas should have been 310s – short story – dyno operator’s auxiliary fuel setup was starving bike of fuel due to clogged filter), so should put out close to 60 with the proper main jets.

Bike’s top-end was freshened up a while ago with only 2 trackdays done on it since. Pistons/cylinders appeared to be in good condition.

As you can tell in the pictures, this bike has had all the street parts removed. The oil tank and pump setup have been removed, as well as all lights and the harness has been modified to remove all those connections and to remove any restrictions. 

Note Worthy Modifications

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RC Sugo Exhaust chambers

Toomey silencers

TZ250 TM38 carbs, which have been modified a bit.

Key switch, etc. has been removed.

Sugo capactitor put in place of the battery

TZ250 inspired fairing stay

TZ250 rearsets

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Spares

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(1) RC Sugo Exhaust chamber

(1) Set of modified stock exhaust chambers 

(1) Set of TZ250 carbon fiber silencers (1 silencer has rash on it)

(2) Pistons of unknown mileage (appear to be low)

(1) Set of TZR250SPR rings (they will not work with the pistons currently on this bike – only will work with SPR pistons)

Numerous main jets, front and rear gearing, rearset parts and other ass’t parts

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Random Notes

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This bike is currently registered in CA as an OHV. 

Willing to help ship bike (i.e. drive bike within a reasonable distance to a shipping company, be around for a shipper to pick bike up from my house, etc.).

If you have any questions please ask.

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Payment and Auction Terms

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Deposit of $250 due within 24 hours of auction’s end with balance payable within 2 weeks.

Buyer must pick up item from me or arrange for a shipping company to come and pick up bike after payment has cleared.

And pics-

So if you’re looking for a TZR for a street bike, you may be able to get this back there but it’s gone take effort. If you want a track bike, then you’re in luck. The seller lists extra parts and work done to the bike. Seems like you could be in pretty good shape with this bike if you wanna hit the track.

So if you have dreams of being a 250 two stroke racer, get to work and make your play!

-RN