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Turbo Diesel Custom – 1985 Suzuki GS450

In America, Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Suzuki did not meet reserve despite 38 bids up to $10,200 on eBay in North Salt Lake, Utah. Sparks Motors is the shop behind the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. When the builder/seller of this bike (Sam Turner of Head Turner Customs) was hired there, he decided to create a diesel-powered motorcycle on his personal …

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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100

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Post Sale Update: This ZRX sold for $8,250 after 23 bids on eBay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I recently featured a ’99 ZRX with just 147 miles that got a lot of attention – especially after it sold for $12,100! So here’s one with less than 4k miles – low enough so that it’s still pristine, but high enough that …

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No Reserve Chappy – 1974 Yamaha LB80

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Post Sale Update: This little Yamaha sold for $1,610.58 after 26 bids on eBay. Also known as the “Chappy”, here’s a cute little step-through scooter that was releasedto compete with Honda’s tiny trail bikes – the most common options were the LB50 and this LB80, the latter of which features an oil-injected 82cc engine and a 2-speed, 2-stage transmission.

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Restored – 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

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Post Sale Update: This Z1-R sold for $23,000 after 38 bids on eBay in San Jose, California. Wayne Moulton has had quite a career in the motorcycling industry, including roles as President for Triumph Motorcycles America and Vetter Fairings, as well as Vice President of Kawasaki. He was known for a philosophy that “a popular motorcycle can have four different …

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Two Digit Sandcast in Australia – 1969 Honda CB750

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

As you probably know, the first 7,414 CB750s were built from sandcast molds before Soichiro Honda switched to a more expensive metal mold because there was clearly enough demand to justify the investment. As you also probably know, these “sandcast” bikes are now trading for crazy money. Here’s #28, and the seller states that it has all the unique features …

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1986 Honda NS400R

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Post Sale Update: This NS400R sold for $10,600 after 24 bids on eBay in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1983, Freddie Spencer became the world’s youngest 500cc World Champion, and he did it on a Honda V3. Honda responded by releasing a 250cc production bike to commemorate the win, but it took them until 1985 to build something closer to the actual …

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1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

In Japan, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This CB1000 Custom sold for $3,001 after 25 bids on eBay in Hopkins, Minnesota. Produced for just one year, the Honda CB1000C Custom was notable for the TRAC anti-dive system and dual-range transmission (a sub-transmission that let you choose high or low for any given gear, even if people only really used it to act as a …

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Dunstall Bodywork – 1974 Suzuki GT750

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8-22-20 Update: Two years later, Dan A. has found this bike back up for sale. I’ve also found a website from the seller with some history on this machine. Find it for sale in Libertyville, Illinois for $8,500 here on Craigslist. Post Listing Update: This GT750 did not meet reserve despite 7 bids up to $5,100 on eBay. Affectionately known …