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1977 Yamaha RD400D

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

A reader of mine with an excellent set of bikes is unfortunately letting some of them go to make room for a move from California to Minnesota. I think I have to remind him that it snows there so he’ll stay here. One of the beauties he’s selling is this restored and well-modified RD400, the hooligan’s bike of choice for …

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1989 Honda GB500

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A friend of mine in the motorcycle industry is letting go of the GB500 that he’s owned for over a decade, and it’s a beauty. It’s also a salvage title, which I know might put some of you off but it’s been fixed nicely (the damage was cosmetic only) and I trust the seller completely.

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Restored Sandcast – 1969 Honda CB750

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Restored by Andy Morris (someone who has worked on 15 sandcast CB750s and almost 50 later models), this CB was acquired by the seller in 2004 and it has just 756 miles since the work was completed. The restoration took three years and with the exception of the rear rim and fuel tank, all replacement parts were NOS designed specifically …

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Rick Lance Restoration – 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

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In 2011, this Gamma was rebuilt by Rick Lance and it’s been blessed with a tremendous amount of upgrades, a custom paint job, and Randy Mamola’s signature! It’s being offered by the owner of an Indian dealership that has owned 3 examples of this legendary marque, and he says this is the nicest. He originally approached Rick Lance about building …

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Rick Brett’s Collection of Kawasaki Triples

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Rick Brett is a well-known Kawasaki expert who has amassed an unequaled collection of Team Green’s legendary triples – after 40 years of collecting he “achieved his goal of having every Kawasaki triple model in every color (as sold in the US).” His collection became so vast that he ended up buying and restoring a local railway depot to store …

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OEM Snipe – 2015 Yamaha SR400 Custom

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Yamaha’s SR400 (and 500) has played donor to many a custom over decades of production, thanks largely to a relatively straightforward platform to modify. Its uncomplicated design however hasn’t stopped a few shops from going all out and poring staggering amounts of resources into the Japanese air-cooled single-powered scoot. One great example of this is the Capelo’s Garage build I …

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Pre-Z125 – 2003 Kawasaki KSR110

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If this morning’s CT90 custom was too weird, here’s something stock (but still quite rare in the US). Kawasaki currently offers the Z125 to compete with Honda’s Grom, but even before both bikes were available Team Green had a street legal mini in Southeast Asia called the KSR110. It’s a scooter alternative for beginners and youngsters that is basically impossible …