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Sport Bikes For Sale November 17, 2010 posted by

Yamaha Exotica: 1995 Yamaha TZR250 SPR In CA

 Yamaha Exotica: 1995 Yamaha TZR250 SPR In CA

A rare bird indeed.  We’ve had more rare, VJ23  RGV250 SP’s grace RSBFS than these rarely seen Yamaha TZR’s.  This is as good as it gets unless you want a full race TZ250.  The SPR sports 36mm carbs, a dry clutch, fully adjustable suspension and a full power CDI to compliment the lights and turn signals.  What I’m not sure about is how many of these unplugged TZR SPR’s were made.  I’ve seen production numbers as low as 100 (seems to low to me) and as the seller here claims, 500 (quite possible).  They had to make enough to  at least  satisfy all the weekend warrior racers in the home market.  I will admit, info is scarce on these bikes.

From the ad:

I have a 1995 Tzr 250 SPR it is in great shape. I hate sell it but it’s time to let things go. It is a true spr 1 of 500.Serious inquires only comes with extra and Rair trick parts.Also availabe are other two strokes

After reading the ad I just have more questions.  Title?  What rare parts does it come with?  What other two strokes do you have available?  I’m sure any true Yamaha fan will be burning up the phone line to find out.  Depending on the mileage and the title status, the $9000 asking price isn’t out of line considering the rarity and model of the bike.  For comparisons sake, a V model RGV250SP  recently sold for almost $15,000.

An interesting look at one kitted up and half naked.  Me like kit parts!

It’s not the same model year but have a look at those pipes. Pure two stroke porn!

A few more pictures of the bike in question:

The phone number is waiting for you on Orange County Craigslist.  Give the man a call.


Quick Spot October 13, 2010 posted by

1991 YAMAHA TZR 250 R- Titled!

1991 Yamaha TZR 250R

Location: Cornelius,Oregon
Mileage: 9908
Price: $5,000 OBO

So any discerning Yamaha two stroke fan will quickly spot that this one isn’t sporting it’s original digs. So what! It has a title, low miles and some recent maintenance to boot.

From the CL ad:

carbs recently rebuilt, cables replaced,new air filters,new ypvs servo ,oil injected,aftermarket pipes,new silencers,runs excellent, bike is in excellent condition,current tags,low miles, extra parts,9908 original miles,serious buyers only,have shop and parts manuals

Sounds pretty darn promising and considering the down low price of 5k or best offer, I like this one!

Make the jump to the CL ad here



Sport Bikes For Sale September 11, 2010 posted by

1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Titled & Registered In Missouri

This is a titled & plated TZR250 in Missouri!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha TZR250

Location:  St. Louis, Missouri

Mileage:  7,348mi

This bike has been recently serviced with items such as:

  • New floats, needle valves and seats
  • Carb tuning and plugs
  • New tires
  • Fresh wheel paint
  • New brake pads
  • New stainless steel brake lines
  • New fork tube seals and dust seals
  • New paint with original colors and graphic
  • Powder coated rear subframes
  • Power coated fairing stay

(Notice that in a couple of the pictures there are two different license plates, just something to note)

The seller states that the 3MA is the most desirable TZR250, and I’d have to agree.  There is nothing better than two tiny silencers sticking through the rear bodywork to get the blood flowing…  The 3MA has the look, smell, and sound of a big GP bike making you even forget to ask where the other two silencers are.  Yes, this is still a 250cc two-stroke (50hp @ 10,000rpm) and it won’t impress your extended swingarm Hayabusa friends but, you’re probably not that close to them anyway.

See the other 3MA bikes we’ve posted .


Sport Bikes For Sale September 9, 2010 posted by

Heads Up! 1992 Yamaha TZR250 3XV Available In California For Cheap!

This TZR250 is for sale on a familiar forum,  It doesn’t have much info or pictures but, it’s cheap and therefore I’m going to have to assume it isn’t titled.

Here is the sellers description:

1992 TZR2503XV – winter project for next season. All the parts are there, just needs to be slapped back together and get it running. Should do very well in 250SB.

$2300 OBO. Not interested in trades, sorry.

Don’t make me part it out…

PM for more details and pictures.

Thank you

If you’re truly interested, get the bike before the seller posts pictures on BARF here.


Sport Bikes For Sale July 22, 2010 posted by

Two Stroke Goodness: 1992 Yamaha TZR2503XV

Two Stroke Goodness:  1992 Yamaha TZR2503XV

I think we’ve had a pretty steady stream of strokers this spring and summer but later model TZR’s are far and few between.  In my opinion late model TZR’s are the rarest 250cc two strokes here in the good ole USA.  This is sure a good looking example of one.  From the sound of it this bike has had a ground up restoration.  During that time they sprinkled in some SP suspension parts for a nice upgrade.  Nonadjustable suspension was common on all home market standard 250’s.   Since they were home market bikes they were generally softly sprung thus causing problems for our more, emmmm,  robust frames.  It looks like they’ve taken the time to match paint and stick with Yamaha parts.  Only the end cans stick out as aftermarket.

Here she is:

And from the CL ad:

This machine has been completely restored from the frame up by a professional motorcycle technician.
The frame, swingarm and wheels were all stripped down and powder coated in a semi gloss black.
Chassis assembled with a TZR250 SP swingarm, SP suspension linkage and SP adjustable shock absorber.
TZR250 SP triple clamps and adjustable forks replace the ‘pre load only’ standard TZR250R forks.
New swingarm bearings and steering head bearings were installed, any worn hardware replaced with OE Yamaha parts.
All hand and foot controls are OE Yamaha, in very good condition.

I know what you are thinking:  what about a title?  There is no mention of one but the bike has plates on it, so maybe.  How about price?  They are asking $9,950.  Hmmmmmmm.  That seems really high in today’s market.  Generally only bikes that have incredibly low miles, are bone stock, have a title  and maybe an SP model are fetching those prices.  As I said though, late model TZR’s are rare.   Almost $10,000 rare, I’m not sure.  If it was a true SP then I think the price is in the ballpark.   I know they’ve spent a lot of time and effort rebuilding the bike but price wise that is a bit of a knock on it in my opinion.  Any of us who have rebuilt a bike from the ground up know it is never quite exactly the same.  Nothing wrong with it but it’s just not that factory fresh anymore. 

One other factor to consider with the price is derestriction of the bike.  Home market bikes were restricted to 45hp in Japan.  Each brand has it’s own  little tricks to extract the extra hp.  I’ve heard the TZR’s can be a bit expensive to derestrict.  They don’t mention any of this with this bike other than it has an M Max derestirction box.  I have to be honest,  I’ve never heard a good thing about these things on any brand of bike.  I’ve seen a couple of discussions were guys have said SP barrels, a CDI (such as Sugo) and a set of pipes are needed to gain the extra ponies.  I’m sure some rejetting would be required somewhere in there as well.  That could easily run you another $2000.  I’ve gone through this process with my RGV.  Here is some advice.  If you want to hop on and ride on the street and not worry about things like jetting, premix etc.  keep it stock and enjoy the 45hp.  If you like to tinker and don’t mind being frustrated every now and then,  then open her up.  The extra hp is fun but comes with a price.  Expensive or not, there is no denying it is one pretty bike.

Check out the bike on Craigslist here.


Sport Bikes For Sale July 20, 2010 posted by

Clean 1989 TZR250 in California

Clean 1989 TZR250 in California

Clean and modded 1989 TZR 250 in the Sacramento area.  The owner is asking $7000.  He states the bike is loaded with extras and he has other bikes available:  phone call time!  No mention of a title so put that on the list of questions.  I’ll take a guess that those might be some Jolly Moto mild steel pipes.  Nice pipes if they are.

Hopefully the seller will negotiate a bit as the price tag is pretty big for that year TZR.  Any well taken care of two stroke is worth checking into though in my opinion.   Check it out here.


Exclusive July 8, 2010 posted by

1993 Yamaha TZ250 RS

This TZ250RS is perfect for the Yamaha aficionado or, any two stroke nut who thinks NSR’s are too plentiful!

Make: Yamaha
Model: TZ250 RS
Mileage: 3,700
Price: $9,000 Plus Tax

This is another bike from Ozzie’s mouth-watering collection, and doesn’t disappoint even when compared to it’s gorgeous stablemates!  These 250RS’ are the homologation bikes for the production run TZR250R’s and feature, most importantly, a 6-speed transmission with dry-clutch, adjustable 39mm USD forks with an adjustable shock out back, two brake rotors up front with four-piston calipers, a dry weight of 126kg and a power out put of 45hp.  This bike is the epitome of homologation specials; could you imagine a lightweight Ninja 250 with a dry clutch?  No, because it’s economically unfeasible and there is no way the big-four would do it now!  This bike looks to be in showroom new condition while being finished in the, somewhat, traditional Yamaha red & white color scheme with the yellow number plates.  If you like your ring-ding’s with some rocks in a coffee can, this bike is for you!

1993 RS (dry clutch) and really in even cleaner condition than my KR replica. Has 6000KM (3700miles)

Best of luck with the sale Ozzie!


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Sport Bikes For Sale April 23, 2010 posted by

Yamaha TZR250 1KT With Low Miles In California

This is a very nice, original, looking TZR250 with less than 1,000 miles on it!  Located in Orange County, California is a Yamaha TZR250.  The seller doesn’t state much other than that the bike “1kt low miles almsot perfect condition(sic)”.  The seller does include “1KT” which indicates that this is the Japanese domestic version and not the U.K. market bike (2MA).  The bike does look to be in very good condition and completely original as per what the seller is claiming.  The seller makes no mention of a title or registration but, with the asking price of $6,500; I would imagine it is titled/registered.

These early TZR250s are 249cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin,  tw0-strokes producing 50hp driving around 308lbs!  This is the beginning of the TZR line that was very expensive for a 250 of the time but was race bred from Yamaha’s TZ experience.  If you’re a collector looking to fill out your Yamaha or two-stroke collection, I wouldn’t hesitate to have a look at this one!  See the bike on Craigslist here.