1990 Yamaha TZR250 3MA

Current bid: $8,100

Reserve price has not been met.

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Ending On: September 28, 2022 1:00 pm

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2022-09-28 12:50:00 2022-09-28 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 1990 Yamaha TZR250 3MA Santa Monica, California - "Once you've grown the courage to make use of the chassis, you'll spend your days searching for opportunities to embarrass big bike owners." Performance Bike, September 1991. https://iconicmotorbikeauctions.com/auction/1990-yamaha-tzr250-3ma-2/ Iconic Motorbike Auctions concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com

Description

Additional photos of this Yamaha TZR250 are available here for your perusal.

Loosely based on Yamaha’s TZ250 racer, the TZR was a 2-stroke sportbike built between ’86 and ’99 – in 1986 it was the first production 250cc motorcycle to lap Isle of Man’s TT course at over 100 miles per hour.

The 3MA got a reverse cylinder design – the carb was in the front, and the exhaust was out of the rear of the cylinders. This in combination with revised timing bumped power up to about 60 horsepower. When restricted for the Japanese market, this bike made 45 horsepower. We do not know if this has been restricted or not. 9-23 Update: the seller reached out to say that “I’m also sure that it’s derestricted. Speedo done, exhausts done and carbs done, if I remember right that’s all of the restrictions.”

Dual exhaust pipes out of the tail sections were just like what Yamaha did on the ’89 YZR250 GP race bike.

This example is VIN: 3MA046920.

The odometer shows 6,616 miles.

I bought it from a friend who found it in a junkyard in Martha’s Vineyard. It wasn’t registered and was in a row of older bikes. It didn’t run and had some parts missing. He bought it from the junkyard with the idea of restoring it and when he realized the job he’d taken on was a bit much for him he sold it to me. It was in its original black livery (which wasn’t the best color scheme) so I decided to turn it into a 3MA-5.”

I found all the missing plastic (mostly from Yahoo Japan) and had it painted after I figured out the measurements from photographs. I did remove the exhausts and carbs – I removed the exhausts so I could get a good look at the pistons, which were in good shape and sorted the carbs per spec from a 3MA enthusiast I knew.”

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, powdercoat the wheels, true the wheels, and vapor hone the fork lowers, triple clamps, step plates, bar ends, rear caliper/link rod, shifter/brake levers, and front rotors.

We also rebuilt the front forks, replaced the clutch, flushed the coolant, installed a new DID 520 chain, and install new Pirelli Angel GT tires with date codes of 2021 and 4521.

Olly did the work, he notes that the brakes are at 90%/95% front/rear and that the oil, lights, killswitch, horn, and coolant are all OK.

Modifications:
Swingarm spools.

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





Inside of the tank:

The sale includes three keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Georgia title. Please disregard the plate that’s currently on the bike, that is one of our dealer plates which we used during the test ride.

Have any TZR250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1990

Make

Yamaha

Model

TZR250

Mileage

6,616

VIN

3MA046920

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Georgia

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed:

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:52 pm $8,100
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:51 pm $8,000 Auto
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:51 pm $7,900
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:51 pm $7,700
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:47 pm $7,600
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:47 pm $7,500 Auto
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:46 pm $7,100
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:46 pm $7,000 Auto
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:37 pm $6,766
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:37 pm $6,666 Auto
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:35 pm $6,600
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:35 pm $6,500 Auto
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:20 pm $6,350
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:20 pm $6,250 Auto
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 1:18 pm $6,100
Rdane September 23, 2022 1:18 pm $6,000 Auto
Rdane September 23, 2022 12:46 pm $5,655
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 12:45 pm $5,555
Rdane September 23, 2022 12:45 pm $5,500 Auto
Rdane September 23, 2022 12:44 pm $5,300 Auto
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 12:44 pm $5,200
Rdane September 23, 2022 12:43 pm $5,100
jsmotors September 23, 2022 12:43 pm $5,000 Auto
jsmotors September 23, 2022 10:35 am $4,600
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 10:35 am $4,500 Auto
Ttocsshit September 23, 2022 10:35 am $4,100 Auto
jsmotors September 23, 2022 10:35 am $4,000
Ttocsshit September 22, 2022 1:49 pm $3,400 Auto
SmokinFast September 22, 2022 1:49 pm $3,300
Ttocsshit September 22, 2022 7:57 am $3,099 Auto
Notriding September 22, 2022 7:57 am $2,999
Ttocsshit September 21, 2022 2:41 pm $2,600
PiraRacingTeam September 21, 2022 2:41 pm $2,500 Auto
PiraRacingTeam September 21, 2022 2:40 pm $2,100 Auto
Ttocsshit September 21, 2022 2:40 pm $2,000
PiraRacingTeam September 21, 2022 1:51 pm $600 Auto
Tdcwr17 September 21, 2022 1:51 pm $500
PiraRacingTeam September 21, 2022 12:28 pm $1
Auction started September 21, 2022 8:54 am
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