No Reserve – 1988 Yamaha YSR50 Project

SOLD FOR: $2,450

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 27, 2023

Winner: 2strokes

Winning Bid: $2,200
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,450

Description

Please note: In order to get the bike running for the listing, we had to bump start it and run it off of a bottle. The inside of the tank is rusty, and the low compression makes it difficult to kick over.

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: 2AL021408.

The odometer shows 7,932 kilometers (4,928 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us rebuild the carbs and replace the battery and intake manifold gaskets. We also performed a compression test, during which we found that the bike has low (120PSI) compression. Alex did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Tire Year Front/ Rear: 2001 / 2001
Tire Life % Front/ Rear: 90 / 40
Tire Pressure – Front/Rear: 30 PSI
Brake Life % – Front/ Rear: 70 / 60
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Bad
Oil Tank – Ok
Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: OK
High Beam: OK
Turn: NON-FUNCTIONAL
Tail Light: OK
Brake Light: OK
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: OK
Horn: OK
Battery:6 Volt, NEW

Accordingly, Alex recommends replacing the chain, the turn signal relay, and the snapped bolt in the tail section. He also suggests a full fluid flush with fresh brake fluid and engine oil.

Modifications:
Tail tidy.

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






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Molas-17 tires that have aged out.

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

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1988

Make

Yamaha

Model

YSR50

Mileage

4,928

VIN

2AL021408

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 17

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: 2strokes

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
2strokes January 27, 2023 9:59 am $2,200
Weswas January 27, 2023 9:59 am $2,175 Auto
Weswas January 27, 2023 9:55 am $2,100
2strokes January 27, 2023 9:55 am $2,000 Auto
2strokes January 27, 2023 8:51 am $1,951
Weswas January 27, 2023 8:50 am $1,851 Auto
2strokes January 27, 2023 8:50 am $1,800
Weswas January 24, 2023 3:22 pm $1,700
Wide_body_king January 20, 2023 2:26 pm $1,600
madmattdawson January 20, 2023 2:26 pm $1,500 Auto
madmattdawson January 20, 2023 2:26 pm $1,300 Auto
Wide_body_king January 20, 2023 2:26 pm $1,200
madmattdawson January 20, 2023 2:25 pm $900 Auto
Wide_body_king January 20, 2023 2:25 pm $800
madmattdawson January 20, 2023 2:25 pm $300 Auto
Wide_body_king January 20, 2023 2:25 pm $200
madmattdawson January 20, 2023 1:08 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started January 20, 2023 8:45 am
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