1988 Yamaha FZR400

SOLD FOR: $9,095

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 7, 2021

Winner: SGMoto13

Winning Bid: $8,500
Buyer Fee: $595
Total: $9,095

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!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1988 Yamaha FZR400. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would actually be riding and enjoying them.” The US got it in 1988, and many riders preferred it over the bigger brother FZR600.

For more on the FZR400, check out this excellent profile on Yamaha’s site where they talk about the challenges of it being the first motorcycle to use “full-fledged radial tires” and how they fought the urge to implement quick steering like their competition to create something that consumers would enjoy more on the street.

Manufactured in January of 1988, this example is VIN: JYA3BFE06JA000515. The seller acquired it two months ago from a private party in Northern California who owned it for five years. That owner rode it for 279 miles and one track day.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 50 miles. The odometer shows 10,595 miles.

The previous owner performed the following maintenance:
● carburetors ultrasonically cleaned, re-jetted, & synchronized
● valves adjusted, new valve cover gasket & orings
● oil & filter changed
● forks overhauled with new seals, bushings, 15 wt oil
● DOT 4 brake fluid
● cooling system flushed, replaced with Water Wetter (track legal)

Modifications:
Vance & Hines Supersport exhaust system, aftermarket rear sets from England, battery tender lead.

The sale includes the stock exhaust and rear sets.

NRC engine covers, 15/47 gearing with 520 RK chain.

Powdercoated wheels, EBC organic brake pads, Pirelli Sport Demon tires from 2016, Race Tech Gold Valves, Race Tech 0.85kg fork springs, steel braided front brake lines.

Custom fork brace.

Adjustable fork spring preload caps.

Steering damper.

Corbin seat.

The sale includes the stock seat, which has a small tear.

Yuasa battery from 2019 and 4JH regulator/rectifier from a Yamaha R6. The sale includes the OEM tool kit.

Not pictured is a Fox Racing shock.

The seller notes that “this is a 49-state model and it does not have the EXUP system.”

The YSR50 shown in some photos in the album up top is not included!

The sale also includes new air cleaner joints.

Cosmetic Blemishes:

Currently located in Thousand Oaks, California, this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with registration current through November 2022.

Have any FZR 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

Thousand Oaks, California

Year

1988

Make

Yamaha

Model

FZR400

Mileage

10,595

VIN

JYA3BFE06JA000515

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JYA3BFE06JA000515.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 29

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: SGMoto13

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
SGMoto13 December 7, 2021 12:02 pm $8,500 Auto
Subieroo December 7, 2021 12:02 pm $8,400
SGMoto13 December 7, 2021 12:01 pm $8,300 Auto
Subieroo December 7, 2021 12:01 pm $8,200
SGMoto13 December 7, 2021 11:59 am $8,100 Auto
Subieroo December 7, 2021 11:59 am $8,000
SGMoto13 December 7, 2021 8:44 am $7,900
Tentigo December 7, 2021 8:44 am $7,800 Auto
Tentigo December 7, 2021 7:59 am $7,600 Auto
SGMoto13 December 7, 2021 7:59 am $7,500
Tentigo December 7, 2021 12:40 am $6,900 Reserve
SGMoto13 December 2, 2021 9:27 pm $6,700
JA November 30, 2021 9:04 pm $6,600
Tentigo November 30, 2021 9:04 pm $6,500 Auto
Tentigo November 30, 2021 9:04 pm $6,200 Auto
JA November 30, 2021 9:04 pm $6,100
Tentigo November 30, 2021 9:04 pm $6,000 Auto
JA November 30, 2021 9:04 pm $5,900
Tentigo November 30, 2021 9:03 pm $5,500 Auto
JA November 30, 2021 9:03 pm $5,400
Tentigo November 30, 2021 8:50 pm $5,300 Auto
SGMoto13 November 30, 2021 8:50 pm $5,200
Tentigo November 30, 2021 8:30 pm $5,100 Auto
Mister19 November 30, 2021 8:30 pm $5,000
Tentigo November 30, 2021 4:52 pm $4,100
Mister19 November 30, 2021 4:52 pm $4,000 Auto
Mister19 November 30, 2021 1:58 pm $3,600 Auto
bmello November 30, 2021 1:58 pm $3,500
Mister19 November 30, 2021 10:13 am $1,000
Auction started November 30, 2021 8:55 am
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