Posts by tag: YPVS

Sport Bikes For Sale April 23, 2012 posted by

Titled Champ: 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with title

Update 4.22.2012: First listed in January, the seller has come way down on price to $6500 buy-it-now. Getting closer to what those in the comments suggested for value. Links updated. -dc

For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ500

Todays two stroke wonder is yet another re-bodied RZ500. There seems to be a run on these models lately! Do I hear anybody complaining? I didn’t think so.

The standard RZ500 was released in the early 1980s as a replica of the GP racer piloted by the legendary likes of “King” Kenny Robers and “Steady Eddie” Lawson. It was a V-4 design, and featured liquid cooling, YPVS valve in the exhaust port and four separate exhaust chambers all poking out of the bodywork at the rear.

Today’s example has been modified from stock with the addition of new bodywork, fresh paintwork and some performance mods (such as aftermarket expansion chambers). There is no doubt that the new skins look clean and the painwork is indeed bright and sunny. Am I seeing some Swedish influence here?

From the seller:
1985 YAMAHA RZ500.

As you can see these aren’t the original body parts. The two rear pipes that are tucked in under the seats are also not the stock heavy pipes with heat guards but rather they are competition expansion chamber pipes. The Fiberglass body parts are of competition design but not sure where they came from. Shortly after I purchased the bike, I spent literally $2500 addtional for the fiberglass restoration (not major) and professional painting. The colors and design were my own and I worked with the guy who actuall did all the work.

Shortly after this was done (up in MD) I moved to Florida and would be better off with something practical for daily use. These are rare and the chances are too great for this to get stolen if I attempt to use it as a daily driver. Also note that I would not recommend using this in traffic jams where your are stopped with no air movement through the radiators. This bike has an extra radiator installed in front of the standard radiator instead of the stock forced air electric fan that would turn on when the coolant temp reaches a certain level. No problems with overheating unless you sit there in dead heat of summer with no air movement. This modification does appear to be professionally done but I’m not the person that did it. Also note that the Odometer is in kilometers and not Miles. So 40,000 km = less than 25k mi. Also I am fairly certain the engine was rebuilt just before I received it because of the claim of the previous owner that parted with it before he was able to complete his restoration. I can’t say this is 100% true because I did not tare the engine down to confirm it to be true. However, I can say that it runs stronger than what I would expect for a bike with 25k mi.

I believe this bike was set up for actual racing but I can’t imagine it was ever raced when you feel the motor compression. These bikes were also kick start and not electrical start. They were designed for professional moto GP and The United States of Dictatorship hates to let people have any real fun so when they were first allowed into the US back in 1985, our wonderful government (I say that with the utmost extreme sarcasm) stopped the import of these at the end of 1986. I can’t say how many are still legal in the US but this one is and it’s in South Florida. Clear title in hand (still MD tags with MD title). Remember I just moved recently so no funny business.

So looking at the good: Here is a relatively rare two stroke model never officially imported into the US. It looks reasonably clean and has some mods to help keep performance up to date with more modern machinery. 25k in mileage is not necessarily a detractor here, as a stroker has less complicated needs in terms of maintenance and fewer parts when it comes to rebuilds.

There may be potential downsides hidden under that pretty new bodywork, however. As with all bikes posted here, it is our recommendation that you do your homework and ask the seller lots of questions and request lots of pictures. While it is unknown on this particular bike, paintwork and skins are oft replaced as the result of damage. On the other hand, we have seen some nice hot-rodded RZs lately and this one might have been modded with intent – not out of necessity.

The seller has a $10k OBO number on this particular bike. For more info and details, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale February 5, 2012 posted by

Unmolested Original: 1984 Yamaha RZ350

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RZ350

Condition: All original

Mileage: 4,300 miles

Price: $7,000

The Yamaha RZ350 is one of the most popular bikes on our site, and it is simple to see why: The last of the legal two strokes, the RZ350 makes all the right noises while really looking the part; the livery evokes memories of King Kenny Roberts, right down to his signature on the fairing. With the YPVS valve in the exhaust port, the RZ350 was the most tractable two stroke of the day, and performance was on par with the current crop of 550cc fours.

The RZ was a two year only bike in the U.S., and Yamaha did not move many units. Fast forward nearly 30 years and the RZ has become more desirable and more rare – especially in this kind of condition. It is not often that we find a completely stock RZ350, right down to the original exhaust (with the innovative catalytic converters). This bike is so stock that it still has all of the original reflectors hanging off of it!

With very low miles (4,300), this bike has travelled approximately 150 miles for each year it has been on the road. This is what really makes this an interesting collectable: it has few enough miles to be nearly new, yet enough miles to encourage the occasional ride. With the value of these machines on a continual rise, this is an investment that you can enjoy for years to come.

From the seller:
On a 1-10 scale this bike is an 8.5. I am the second owner and have had it since it had 500 miles on it. The bike has never been wrecked or dropped to my knowledge and the engine and transmission have never been into, it runs and rides great. The bike is mostly all original and even still has the catalytic converters on it. The bike has been maintained by me and the local Yamaha dealer. There has been some minor touch up done to the paint. 1 smaller than a dime spot on the right side of the tank (very small spot and then tank was recleared). A couple of small touch ups on the bars, brake fluid reservoir and on right side engine cover. I am a very meticulous person and have kept this bike in near perfect condition. I am asking $7000.00 for this bike. I have more pictures on request.

With an emerging collectable such as this, prices are still relatively sane. The seller has shared good detail about the machine, and is willing to share more with interested parties. Here is a chance to own an all original RZ for a fair market price. Given that nearly all the RZs we see have had some modifications, this particular bike is a pretty incredible find. To add this rocket to your collection, contact the seller directly at springchris1@yahoo.com

MI

Yamaha January 30, 2012 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350 LC Now Available at SpeedWerks

Following the great looking Ducati 851 they sold recently, SpeedWerks is now offering this very sharp and original RZ350. As typical their pictures and description speak for themselves:

1985 Yamaha RZ350 on eBay from SpeedWerks

From their listing:

Now, a few of these are coming up for sale lately, but find an original one with stock exhaust as clean as this. 2 owners from new this Yamaha RZ has survived the test of time,the need to modify,the racetrack and is in phenomenal stock condition as pictured. High resolution images at: picasaweb.google.com/116165546705552642509/RZ350StockOriginalKennyRoberts#
copy paste and go! if you click the magnifying glass you can blow em up which will answer most aesthetic questions.
Modifications include…….NOTHING! stock exhaust system,stock,hand grips,stock era 1985 tires (which should be replaced due to age only.IMO)

This RZ was purchased from the same gent. at the Delaware shore at the same time we purchased his original oil cooled GSXR. see pics; picasaweb.google.com/116165546705552642509/RZ350StockOriginalKennyRoberts# copy paste and go! if you click the magnifying glass you can blow em up which will answer most aesthetic questions. Modifications include…….NOTHING! stock exhaust system,stock,hand grips,stock era 1985 tires (which should be replaced due to age only.IMO) This RZ was purchased from the same gent. at the Delaware shore at the same time we purchased his original oil cooled GSXR. see pics; raresportbikesforsale.com/1991-suzuki-gsx-r-750-in-exceptional-original-condition-for-sale/ Both were just cleaned and serviced, no frame off restoration was needed, as they were “very” well cared for. He was in his early 50 and used to manage the parts dept. at a dealership in Md. My friend was contracted to remodel his house and the costs had forced him to part with his cycles. My friend shot me some cell phone pic’s which show how the bike was received. When I saw what he had we hauled ass down and grabbed em. The bike was fully serviced with all new fluids,the brakes were rebuilt and new pad’s installed.

The carbs were rebuilt,new air filter installed. A new DID zvm x-ring chain, compression test and a set of plugs. most maintenance needed due to sitting on display in his garage for so many years. If he wanted a ride he usually took the GSXR he said.(hence low miles) The tank is clean and one key works everything! All electronics function as new. The stock oil injection has fresh oil and was bled / adjusted. Manuals and documents with machine. This machine come with the all elusive Yamaha Factory solo seat and the 2 up seat also. The windscreen is stock and in great condition. His wife had dropped a ladder against the left side upper fairing years back which scratched it. which we had professionally retouched by Johnny at Move Motorsports, Johnny paints all our bikes at Speedwerks and his work is 2nd to none. All photo’s on the picasa link should show every detail from under the bodywork to the finished product, What you see is exactly what you get, references avail upon request. We have been doing this for almost 20 years and we pride ourselves on delivering great “rare” machines all over the world. Please ck out raresportbikesforsale.com to see some of our past sales and restorations.”>raresportbikesforsale.com/1991-suzuki-gsx-r-750-in-exceptional-original-condition-for-sale/

Both were just cleaned and serviced, no frame off restoration was needed, as they were “very” well cared for. He was in his early 50 and used to manage the parts dept. at a dealership in Md. My friend was contracted to remodel his house and the costs had forced him to part with his cycles. My friend shot me some cell phone pic’s which show how the bike was received. When I saw what he had we hauled ass down and grabbed em.

The bike was fully serviced with all new fluids,the brakes were rebuilt and new pad’s installed. The carbs were rebuilt,new air filter installed. A new DID zvm x-ring chain, compression test and a set of plugs. most maintenance needed due to sitting on display in his garage for so many years. If he wanted a ride he usually took the GSXR he said.(hence low miles) The tank is clean and one key works everything! All electronics function as new. The stock oil injection has fresh oil and was bled / adjusted. Manuals and documents with machine.

This machine come with the all elusive Yamaha Factory solo seat and the 2 up seat also. The windscreen is stock and in great condition.

His wife had dropped a ladder against the left side upper fairing years back which scratched it. which we had professionally retouched by Johnny at Move Motorsports, Johnny paints all our bikes at Speedwerks and his work is 2nd to none. All photo’s on the picasa link should show every detail from under the bodywork to the finished product, What you see is exactly what you get, references avail upon request. We have been doing this for almost 20 years and we pride ourselves on delivering great “rare” machines all over the world. Please ck out raresportbikesforsale.com to see some of our past sales and restorations.

If you’re new to the RZ350, a quick search of our archives on the RZ350 will help fill in the blanks on what these bikes are all about.

If you’re new to SpeedWerks, check out a handful of the previous bikes we’ve been proud to help promote on this site:
1991 Ducati 851
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1998 Derbi GPR50
NSR250 MC21
91 GSX-R 750
89 FZR400
NSR250SP MC28
RS250 Cup

Good luck with the sale Steve!

dc

Sport Bikes For Sale January 24, 2012 posted by

It’s good to be King: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition

Located in North Carolina sits this beautiful survivor: a 1984 Yamaha RZ350 in the “King” Kenny Roberts colors of yellow and black. These RZs were the last factory two strokes to make it into the United States, and not many survive in decent condition. Because these bikes in stock form could not quite keep up with the 550cc four strokes of the era, the RZ did not sell well. Those that did were either raced, or thrashed and ratted out.

The most popular modification to “wake up” the performance of an RZ is the use of aftermarket expansion chambers. The stock pipes were heavy, restrictive units that contained catalytic converts in their centers – ditching these results in a healthy weight loss and healthy boost in power. Thus while collectors might seek a perfect bike with the original pipes, enthusiasts will want a slightly modified mount such as this. The difference in performance can be substantial.

From the seller:
Here is your chance to own a great classic bike. This is a 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts edition in competition yellow. It has a 347cc, 2-stroke, liquid cooled YPVS twin engine and a 6 speed manual transmission. The bikes dry weight is 331 pounds and has a 5.3 gallon fuel tank. I bought this bike in 2007 and have kept it inside my temperature controlled shop only riding it here and there. It has only 8,254 miles and is in great condition especially for being almost 30 years old. This is a smooth bike and the only performance alteration being that it has been jetted for the dual pipe Toomey Racing exhaust. It has the single person seat on it and does not have mirrors. Cosmetically the bike is very sound as well, it has one very small ding in the gas tank which you can see in the picture and some missing paint from top of the right side engine casing. It would be tough to find another one of these bikes in this condition. The tray under the center stand is to protect the floor, not for leaks. If you have any questions or would like specific pictures feel free to ask. Thanks for looking.

I am only the second owner, I purchased the bike from the original owner when I bought it in 2007.

The Yamaha RZ350 was a 2 year bike in the U.S. After 1985 the two stroke party was officially shut down. Perhaps that is why these little RZs – despite not selling particularly well in the 1980s – have been consistently going up in value over the years.

The opening ask on this yellow buzz bomb is $5,500. While that sum would have bought you a very low mile, perfect example in years past, this is pretty much the going entry rate for the average bike. There is no word on if a reserve is set, so only time will tell if the price on this model ends up being on the high side. From the opening, however, this is pretty much a fair market ask.

For your chance to check it out, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Drool over the picks, imagine the ring-a-ding-ding of this little rocket coming on the pipe, and then drop back by to share your thoughts. Good Luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale November 16, 2011 posted by

US Import: 1985 YAMAHA RZ 500

For Sale: 1985 YAMAHA RZ 500

From the great state of Ohio comes this interesting RZ500. Yes, it only takes one quick glance to realize that the painwork is not stock. Glass half empty folks might worry that this could indicate something is lurking underneath the new skins. Glass half full folks might see it as an opportunity for a nifty new paint job like this one. Either way, the bike looks to be solid and presentable. Besides: it smokes like a chimney and rattles and pops like Hell’s own popcorn maker. What’s not to love?

With a speedo calibrated in kilometers and showing approximately 22,000 miles, this bike is an import that has some decent mileage on it. That really attests to the rideability of these fabulous 500cc V-4 two strokes. There is no real information as to the status of the engine (if it had a rebuild recently, etc), but top-end rebuilds are not terrible on these models, and far cheaper than a similar performance four stroke.

This has got to be one of the best shots in all of motorcycling. I love the look of the tail section on these bikes, and with the four pipes sticking out shotgun style I can practically hear the staccato of each cylinder in turn. Is that castor oil that I smell? Imagine the 16-inch front wheel skimming the pavement, the tach swinging above 7 grand as the bike comes on the pipe.

From the seller:
1985 YAMAHA RZ500 – WE BOUGHT THIS BIKE SEVEN YEARS AGO DRAINED THE FUEL AND HAVE HAD IT IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE SINCE THEN. THE FARING, SEAT AND FRAME APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PAINTED BUT DOES NOT HAVE ANY OF THE GRAPHICS. OVERALL CONDITION IS GOOD AND DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE EVER BEEN DOWN. WE RODE THE BIKE WHEN WE BOUGHT IT AND IT HAD NO PROBLEMS. WE DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THESE BIKES AND DO NOT KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE BIKE, SEND QUESTIONS AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ANSWER THEM.

So here we have a rare and very desirable bike not normally available in the US. We have a willing seller who does not know a lot about the bike, but is open to answering questions as best he can. We have an auction underway, and moderate interest thus far. If you are looking for that next great project, this might just be it!

This auction is on right now, and bidding is only in the $3,100 range with a reserve still in place. RZ500s have gone for as much as $15,000 – $20,000 in perfect condition, with average units moving for approximately half that number or less. For more information and your chance to own this retro-rocket popcorn machine, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale October 6, 2011 posted by

GP Dreams: 1985 Yamaha RZ500

For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ500 V4 two stroke with Washington title

Tell me this isn’t one of the best views in all of motorcycling – because I sure think it is. With four pipes sticking out shotgun style, a clean solo seat look (even if it is just a passenger seat cover), turn signals and tail light to make it legal, and a real “made in the USA” license plate attached, this is my version of two stroke nirvana. With NONE of these RZ500 machines having come Stateside, finding a registered model is always a joy.

With a 500cc two stroke in a V4 configuration, the RZ500 was good for nearly 90 HP in stock trim. The 50 degree V configuration sports two cranks, reed valve induction, and Yamaha’s Power Valve System (YPVS) in the exhaust port to help increase the power spread down to lower RPMs. The chassis is nothing spectacular by today’s standards: mild steel box section forms a perimiter frame, with a monoshock rear suspension layout. The tranny sports six speeds, while the front wheel is the GP-inspired 16″ variety, said to increase flickability due to lowered weight and gyroscopic effects.

From the seller:
Folks, something came up and I HAVE to sell this bike fast!!! (Bloody hell – too many bikes and not enough time or money in one lifetime for it all!) Mid-80-s DREAM BIKE for me and many others…

This is the bike to start from. Starts on the first kick, runs like a charm! Engine rebuilt by the previous owner and it has been running great for the 18 months that I have owned it! We rebuilt the carbs, brand new wheel bearings, brand new tires on and on – all work over the past 12 months…!

1) Disassembled the bike down to the frame and disconnected all of the electrical connectors – improved the frame grounds etc!
2) Contact-cleaned, dielectric greased every single connector throughout the bike! Everything works as it should!
3) Installed a brand new battery, brand new spark plugs and engine oil!
4) Installed and balanced brand new tires and while the wheels were off I had both rims professionally sand-blasted and powder-coated in a flat matte black finish!
5) While the wheels were off we also installed brand new wheel bearings and seals front and rear!
6) Professionally cleaned, serviced and filled the forks with new fork-oil.
7) Serviced all of the brake calipers, inspected pads and rotors (like new) and installed custom made stainless-steel braided / silicone-coated brake lines front and rear!
8) Brand new head-stem bearings last week!

Many other small upgrades, checks and touches!

A nice stock bike that runs like a champ! There are lots of other little things that I can’t even quite remember right now! 33,xxx miles (about 53K kilos – Canadian bike) and just a gorgeous machine; email me for more pictures – I have lots more!

Clean Washington State title in hand!

With approximately 53,000 km on the clock, this is not exactly a new bike. The good news is that two strokes age differently than four strokers, and that the majority of wearable items on an engine rebuild consist of readily available (and far fewer) parts. In this case, the bike has had a claimed rebuild relatively recently.

The seller claims that this is a “nice stock bike…” but that depends upon what you mean by stock. From the supplied pictures, the bike looks clean and close to original but the paintwork is clearly not OEM. Resprays can come about for any number of reasons, but a wise buyer will ask questions and do some digging to ensure that nothing is lurking under the pretty coat of paint.

This auction is on right now with an opening ask of $6,000. We caught this one in the very early stages, and as of yet there are no takers. For more information and details – or to contact the seller for more pictures – click on the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and don’t forget to tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale September 4, 2011 posted by

Blue Smoke, Blue Fairing- Titled ’89 Yamaha RZ 350 YPVS

Location: Newport Beach, California
Mileage: 7,700 (approximate)
Price: Auction, $5,000 current bid SOLD for $7300

Even though the US didn’t see many of the cool two-strokes that the rest of the world got, there was at least the Yamaha RZ 350. Introduced to the US in 1984 (costing $2,399 new), the bike was worked over by Yamaha to make sure it could meet emission and noise issues in the US. Sadly it was pulled from the Yamaha lineup in 1986 and never returned.

So this good looking RZ is a Canadian import that features the two-stroke, Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS) liquid cooled motor with 63 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 32 ft.lbs. of torque. It also sports full fairing, something you didn’t see on the US Kenny Roberts bikes.

Check out some more pics-

From the seller-

Time to thin down the blue smoke two stroke herd…up for sale is a fantastic example of an 1989 RZ 350 YPVS Liquid Cooled two stroke that will be sure to impress your friends on bike night! Mileage is in kilometers on the speedo so approx 7700 miles and counting as I still ride it around once a week.

If you are a vintage bike fan you know that it is very difficult to find an RZ 350 in near mint condition as most them have been raced, crashed and rebuilt several times already.

This model is a rare Elf racing Blue color full fairing model unlike the short fairing RZs that where sold in the States during 1984-85. Also, the bike has different instrumentation as well. It runs great and all lights and instrumentation work including brake lights. There are very little to no spider cracks on the fairing. The engine looks great as well protected from the full fairing from the elements over the years.

The bike has been in my collection for about 1 yr. I purchased it from a reputable vintage bike reseller who only deals in nice stuff. It was imported from Canada and now has a clear California title in my name which makes it even more rare. The Meztler tires have plenty of life and chain and sprocket are in good shape.

The brakes have been rebuilt and the bike was recently tuned by Mach1 two stroke shop in Costa Mesa, CA. It runs great and needs nothing but a new owner carry on the two stroke tradition.

Check out the recent youtube video taken a few weeks ago.  

Feel free to ask questions as I’m not a two stroke expert but I do believe this bike to be an original stock or near stock example. For sale as is with no warranty.

Also, I have a pair of Gibson Allspeed black expansion chambers in nice shape to wake up the full power of the RZ for an additional fee of $500. The bike is for sale locally so I reseve the right to end the auction early.

This bike look to be in good shape with mileage that isn’t too high. It’s also titled in California which is a bonus. The maintenance seems solid and there’s a link to video of the bike in the seller’s description. Current bid is $5,000 but the reserve has not been met. Hard to day where the price will settle, but it may be reasonable for this kind of bike. You won’t see one these cursing the streets everyday, so it will turn some heads.

If you want to try a two-stroke and love Yamaha’s and like to ride something that gets attention, take look at this auction!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale June 7, 2011 posted by

Go big or go home: 1985 Yamaha RZ500

For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ500

OK two stroke fans, I have two words for you: California Title. Excited yet? Called out to us by sharp-eyed reader Ian, these bikes usually belong over on sister site CSBFS – but seeing how we need some great hardware to fight the influx of Ducatis posted here recently, I’m quite happy to show it off on RSBFS. Besides, The big RZ has lots of company on this site, as it continues to be a very popular model coveted and searched out by readers (check out some of the previous RZ500 listings by clicking on this RSBFS search link).

This has got to be one of the best pics in all of motorcycling: With the color-matched solo seat cover over the upper two of the four exhaust pipes and just a hint of license plate cleavage poking out from below, this just says “ready for business!”

From the seller:
You are bidding on a beautiful 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with only 27500 Km’s (17087 Miles), it is not show/display quality but as you can see from the pictures it is a stunning daily rider, it is in standard configuration (not tuned) and has the original exhaust pipes, auto lube and air box, the bike has been fitted with longer lower suspension arms to raise the back of the bike up by 1” to give it a more modern look, (the original arms will be included).

When I bought the bike the tank and fairings had been re-painted in original Yamaha white but had no graphics, so I decided to replace all of the graphics with high quality hand cut vinyl and as you can see it looks amazing.

No expense has been spared on the up keep and maintenance of this RZ500 and it starts and runs like new, it has never had any issues with water, fuel or oil leaks and the gear box does not use a single drop of oil.

The RZ has new Bridgestone BT45 tires, zero gravity windscreen and Gorilla alarm and as you can see from the pictures many of the parts have been powder coated, the wheels are flat black and all of the other parts have been powder coated satin black

With 17,087 miles showing on the odometer (that’s 27,500 kilometers for the metric set), this bike is in rare condition indeed. The apparently unmolested engine, intake and exhaust speak to a well-cared for machine that was not abused mercilessly. The repaint is striking – although questions on the reasons behind the repaint are probably in order. As always, we recommend asking lots of questions and requesting lots of pictures and information before committing hard cash on a bike unseen.

Thankfully, the seller has been quite forthright in what is not perfect on the bike:

From the seller:
Small piece of plastic missing from behind the front right turn signal
Fairing cut around the right side engine cover
Could use some paint touch-up on the engine (if you’re a perfectionist)
Crack on under side of belly pan (can only be seen from underneath belly pan)

All in all, this is not a bad list considering we are talking about a rare, gray-market import bike that is 26+ years old! And perhaps you missed another key aspect – this bike has a coveted CA title and plates (which may not mean much to the inhabitants of the other 49 states – or our foreign and overseas RSBFS readers – but is a BIG DEAL where bikes like these are coveted yet not able to be titled by mere mortals).

So how much for a rare beauty like this one? The current bid at auction is only $6,800, with reserve still in place. Bidding has been spirited, and the bike is showing a lot of interest. These are $9k+ bikes when found titled and rideable condition, so there is still plenty of opportunity to get in on the action. To check out all of the pictures, read more from the seller and possibly even bid on this great machine, . Good luck to the bidders, and thanks again Ian for pointing this one out!

MI