1985 Yamaha RZ500

SOLD FOR: $20,655

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 5, 2022

Winner: Androc190

Winning Bid: $19,304
Buyer Fee: $1,351
Total: $20,655

Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this 1985 Yamaha RZ500 are available here for your perusal.

When Yamaha debuted the RZ500 (known in some other markets as the RD500) in 1984, it was arguably the first production race replica. Built to emulate Kenny Roberts’ YZR500 factory racer, the RZ500 was the closest thing two-stroke enthusiasts had to a GP competitor for the road…as long as you didn’t live in the United States of America. Emissions rules put in place by the EPA prevented Yamaha from selling the RZ500 in the US, so the select few we get to enjoy had to be imported (typically from Canada).

Manufactured in December of 1984, this example is VIN: JYA52X00XFA005391, and it was one of the bike that was originally sold new in Canada. The seller acquired it on 2005 on eBay from a two-stroke collector in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He rode it “five times in the twisties of San Diego, California,” then put it in storage as he got a job out of town. The odometer shows 14,275 kilometers (8,870 miles).

It was sitting for years, so in preparation for the listing, the seller had Olly:
– clean and sync the carbs
– install a new battery
– flush the fork oil
– sandblast and paint the rear caliper, gas cap, and side stand.


– rebuild the master cylinder
– flush the transmission oil
– remove the front brake lines, clean them, and reinstall.
– install a new petcock
– install new spark plugs
– install new Bridgestone BT45 tires
– detail the bike
– line the gas tank (outsourced)

Modifications:
Battery tender lead.

The tank has been lined.

Cosmetic Blemishes:








The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Oregon title. The photos show a California plate, however the seller lost his California title and had us source an Oregon title instead. Have any RZ500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1985

Make

Yamaha

Model

RZ500

Mileage

8,870

VIN

JYA52X00XFA005391

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 49

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Androc190

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Androc190 January 5, 2022 12:01 pm $19,304 Auto
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 12:01 pm $19,204
Androc190 January 5, 2022 12:00 pm $18,897 Auto
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 12:00 pm $18,797
Androc190 January 5, 2022 12:00 pm $18,595 Auto
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 12:00 pm $18,495
Androc190 January 5, 2022 11:59 am $18,102
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 11:59 am $18,002 Auto
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 11:14 am $17,800
Androc190 January 5, 2022 11:14 am $17,700 Auto
Androc190 January 5, 2022 11:09 am $17,667
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 11:09 am $17,567 Auto
Androc190 January 5, 2022 11:09 am $17,500
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 11:08 am $17,400 Auto
Androc190 January 5, 2022 11:08 am $17,300
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 11:08 am $17,200 Auto
Androc190 January 5, 2022 11:08 am $17,100
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 8:43 am $17,000 Reserve
Asbri71 January 5, 2022 8:43 am $15,500 Auto
Asbri71 January 5, 2022 8:24 am $15,350
SIMONP2500 January 5, 2022 8:24 am $15,250 Auto
SIMONP2500 January 5, 2022 8:06 am $15,099
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 8:06 am $14,999 Auto
Mikecr50 January 5, 2022 8:03 am $14,250 Auto
SIMONP2500 January 5, 2022 8:03 am $14,150
Mikecr50 January 4, 2022 5:39 pm $12,600 Auto
LuizP January 4, 2022 5:39 pm $12,500
Mikecr50 January 4, 2022 5:36 pm $12,100 Auto
LuizP January 4, 2022 5:36 pm $12,000
Mikecr50 January 4, 2022 5:35 pm $11,400 Auto
LuizP January 4, 2022 5:35 pm $11,300
Mikecr50 January 2, 2022 9:35 am $11,200
OldRon January 2, 2022 9:35 am $11,100 Auto
OldRon December 31, 2021 7:10 am $10,300
ccake December 31, 2021 4:24 am $10,200
OldRon December 30, 2021 4:22 pm $10,100
Asbri71 December 30, 2021 4:22 pm $10,000 Auto
Asbri71 December 30, 2021 3:13 pm $9,200
OldRon December 30, 2021 3:12 pm $9,100 Auto
Asbri71 December 30, 2021 3:12 pm $9,000
OldRon December 30, 2021 9:43 am $8,200
paidtoomuch December 30, 2021 9:43 am $8,100 Auto
paidtoomuch December 30, 2021 8:55 am $7,600
anastatic December 30, 2021 8:55 am $7,500 Auto
anastatic December 29, 2021 4:33 pm $7,100 Auto
Asbri71 December 29, 2021 4:33 pm $7,000
anastatic December 29, 2021 4:12 pm $5,100
Asbri71 December 29, 2021 4:12 pm $5,000 Auto
Asbri71 December 29, 2021 2:24 pm $1,000
Auction started December 29, 2021 10:22 am
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