Posts by tag: YPVS

Quick Spot March 9, 2011 posted by

Really clean Yamaha RZ350 in Los Angeles

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Replica

With bikes like this up for grabs, Los Angeles is truly the City of Angels. This great looking RZ was spotted by a sharp RSBFS reader – and we jumped at the chance to post it. We come across many hot rodded bikes in our quest to post the best of the best, but few offer the complete package that this RZ represents.

From the seller:
1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Replica Excellent condition, This bike gives you a huge premagrin as you go down the street.
I’m finally selling my very loved RZ350. This is one of the cleaner RZ’s out there period.
The top end was rebuilt 1,500 miles ago. The crank was rebuilt by the guy I bought it from.
This bike is fast, very fast. 65 RWHP. Stage 3 Porting and rebuild done by Steve Turner (MBSteve), He’s a So Cal 2-Stroke tuning legend.

Here’s a list of mods done to the bike,
Stage 3 Porting, 34mm Mikuni Flatside carburetors, Billet aluminum intake manifolds,
Spec-2 expansion chambers, with M-Factory West Carbon Fiber Silencers by TZ-MIke,
New CDI rebuilt by RZ’s Unlimited, Tarozzi Rear sets,
Penske Rear Racing shock-ajustable, Progressive front springs, Telefix fork brace
Spec-2 Telefix, Full Faring, Spec-2 Telefix Rear Tail section with custom seat,
Custom made cluster mount (doesn’t move when you turn the handle bars)
Custom triple clamp, CRG Mirror (not on the bike) Steering Stabilizer, Custom Steel braided brake lines front & rear………just to name a few

Many spares are included. I have all the OEM bodywork (except the upper faring) which is in excellent condition, Lower bikini, Tail section, Seat, Left & Right side panels.
1985 RZ350 cdi, quick throttle, stock carbs & much more
The bike is plated and registered.

Please email me at

From the pics on Craigslist, the bike appears to have approximately 20,000 miles on it. The seller is asking for $5,500 which is a bit high for an RZ, but potentially justifiable given the condition and modifications. I think this is one great looking bike. To check out the complete add and all the pictures, jump over to Craigslist here.


Sport Bikes For Sale February 15, 2011 posted by

Smoke ’em if you got ’em: 1984 Yamaha RZ350

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition

For those of you looking for fun on the cheap, here is a nice ’84 RZ350 in classic Kenny Roberts colors. These little bikes are lightweight, offer nimble handling, have decent power, and make all the right noises. Unleash your inner hooligan and cover your tracks with a fog bank of blue smoke!

The RZ350 offered the Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS), which automatically controlled the height of the exhaust port – greatly improving the powerband of this two stroke.

From the seller:
1984 Yellow Kenny Roberts RZ350
Genuine Yamaha fairing 31K all rubber mounted
Toomey Pipes
Toomey air cleaner
Solo seat tail piece
New fuel and oil hoses
Fresh coolant
Less than a thousand miles on new Bridgestone Battlax
Matching engine and frame numbers
Runs great, very fun bike
No dents and just a few minor blemishes
Yellow plated bolts
Clip on handle bars

This has been a great little bike, and I hate to even sell her after all the detailing I have done. It’s time for me to move on my new Sportster. Lower chin cowl has a few small cracks but I think all of them do that have original plastic. That’s is why I have rubber mounted all fairing fasteners. As you can see from the photos this is one clean bike.

This particular bike has quite a few miles (42,000) and a few mods, including the Toomey pipes, a welded crank, clip-ons replacing the original bars, and more. The price for modded RZ’s has not really risen in the past year, and this could prove to be a barrel full of fun at a bargain to some lucky bidder.

The auction is currently at the $2,000 mark with reserve not yet met. I can’t imagine the reserve set much higher than $2,500 on this bike, and it should sell in the $3k-$5k range. For more information or to pick yourself up a fun little gem, click the link and . Good Luck, and may you never kick that smoking habit!