No Reserve – 1987 Yamaha YSR50 Project

SOLD FOR: $3,946

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 3, 2023

Winner: Gilby

Winning Bid: $3,688
Buyer Fee: $258
Total: $3,946

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Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The Yamaha YSR50 was the most common of the rare 50cc sportbikes that came from Japan in the late 80s and early 90s. An instant classic, the YSR50 was always street legal and always seems to put a smile on the face of riders and spectators.

Built to look like a mini RZ500, the YSR50 also featured mini performance. The 49.3cc two-stroke engine was capable of pushing the bike up to 38 miles per hour, but companies like Team Calamari have been making stock performance numbers useless with years of aftermarket parts and performance modifications if you are so inclined.

This example is VIN: 2AL071498. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 291 kilometers (180 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us install a new battery, replace the air filter, and clean and sync the carbs. We also replaced the fuel cap and petcock, cleaned the wheels and belly pan, fabricated a ground terminal and main fuse holder, and reinstalled the fuel tank and tail section.

Lalo did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Cleaning at minimum, might need replacement
Tire Years – Front/Rear: Pre-2000
Tire Life Front: 90% / Rear: 90% Aged
Tire Press Front: 18PSI; Rear: 22PSI
Transmission Fluid – Level: Ok; Quality:
Age unknown
Brake Life Front: 90% / Rear : 80%
Suspension Leaks: None, but fork dust
boots cracked
Hydraulic: Front: Aged
2T Injector Oil Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Drive Chain: Rusty, Tight
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: NA
Horn: Ok
Battery: 6.35 V, New
Test Ride: None taken due to tank condition.

REPAIRS RECOMMENDED:
• Missing rear trunk lid, available on eBay
• Front and Rear Tire (Front: 3.5 R12 / Rear: 4.0 R12)
• Front Turn Signals – Alternative available
• Hydraulic fluid flush
• Trans oil
• Clean/Replace fuel tank

Modifications:
Tail tidy.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Molas 16 tires that have aged out.

The sale includes three keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






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. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any YSR50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1987

Make

Yamaha

Model

YSR50

Mileage

180

VIN

2AL071498

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Gilby

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Gilby September 29, 2023 12:19 pm PDT $3,688
Sracer September 29, 2023 12:19 pm PDT $3,589 Auto
Sracer September 28, 2023 10:11 pm PDT $3,588
vetteman44 September 27, 2023 9:57 pm PDT $3,488
Sracer September 27, 2023 8:37 pm PDT $3,388 Auto
vetteman44 September 27, 2023 8:37 pm PDT $3,288
Sracer September 27, 2023 8:36 pm PDT $3,188
vetteman44 September 27, 2023 8:34 pm PDT $3,088
Sracer September 27, 2023 8:33 pm PDT $2,988 Auto
vetteman44 September 27, 2023 8:33 pm PDT $2,888
Sracer September 27, 2023 8:29 pm PDT $2,788
vetteman44 September 27, 2023 7:18 pm PDT $2,688
Sracer September 27, 2023 4:13 pm PDT $2,588 Auto
Briguy155 September 27, 2023 4:13 pm PDT $2,500
Sracer September 27, 2023 8:59 am PDT $2,100 Auto
SRC September 27, 2023 8:59 am PDT $2,000
Sracer September 26, 2023 9:43 pm PDT $1,650
Thesweepman September 26, 2023 9:43 pm PDT $1,550 Auto
Thesweepman September 26, 2023 2:54 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
Wide_body_king September 26, 2023 2:54 pm PDT $1,000
Thesweepman September 26, 2023 2:40 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started September 26, 2023 12:40 pm PDT
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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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