No Reserve – 198X Yamaha YSR50 Tech 21 Project

SOLD FOR: $3,050

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 24, 2023

Winner: Atakemoto

Winning Bid: $2,800
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,050


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: 2AL051577. We believe it to be an 1988-1990 model but cannot confirm. This came to Iconic as part of a YSR package from Japan; prior history is not known. The rest have been sold but this one is definitely a project. Please pay special attention to the condition photos, rusted tank, and notes in the service area of the listing. We have found aftermarket tanks in the past and the items we mention could be fixed but this is going to need a restoration or it may be best used as a parts bike. We already have our fill of projects right now, so we’re offering this up with no reserve to help make some space.

The odometer shows 1,301 kilometers (808 miles).

In preparation for the listing, we cleaned and tuned the carb and replaced the air filter, the fuse holder, the ignition coil, and the spark plug.

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

Tire Years – Front/ Rear: Aged, pre-2000
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 85%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 10PSI
Brake Life – Front/ Rear: 95%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Aged, Low
Engine Oil – Aged
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 1.056V

* Bike run on bottle, never test ridden.
– Fuel Tank rusted through, cannot be lined
– Forks Pitted
– Front Brake master not holding high pressure, may need flush and fill/rebuild.
– Chain Rusted
– Rear seat cover missing
– Brake pedal bent
– 2T oil tank missing, oil injection system in-place

This YSR50 is completely stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop K828 tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

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 Bill of Sale only. Have any YSR50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California












Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

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Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Atakemoto

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Atakemoto May 24, 2023 9:54 am $2,800
Wide_body_king May 24, 2023 9:52 am $2,700
Atakemoto May 24, 2023 9:47 am $2,600
Wide_body_king May 24, 2023 9:47 am $2,500 Auto
Atakemoto May 24, 2023 9:47 am $2,450
Wide_body_king May 23, 2023 9:08 pm $2,350
hopshop May 23, 2023 9:08 pm $2,250 Auto
hopshop May 23, 2023 8:11 pm $2,200
Wide_body_king May 23, 2023 7:19 pm $2,100
hopshop May 23, 2023 7:19 pm $2,025 Auto
hopshop May 22, 2023 6:24 pm $2,000
Gingell1 May 22, 2023 5:20 pm $1,900
Anthonywayne2020 May 22, 2023 5:20 pm $1,800 Auto
Gingell1 May 22, 2023 5:20 pm $1,700
Anthonywayne2020 May 19, 2023 2:38 am $1,600
Wide_body_king May 19, 2023 2:38 am $1,500 Auto
Wide_body_king May 17, 2023 8:42 pm $1,100
wasuber May 17, 2023 8:42 pm $1,000 Auto
wasuber May 17, 2023 12:39 pm $350
Gingell1 May 17, 2023 12:39 pm $250 Auto
Gingell1 May 17, 2023 12:36 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started May 17, 2023 9:40 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
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50-150 miles: $300

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$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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