1991 FZR1000 EXUP 29K $2800 firm
SOLD. Thanks for your interest.
Enjoy the bike Cameron.
For Sale – 1991 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP
29,600 km, second owner of a local bike bought new in 1992.
Original unmodified, unmolested, never down, open class superbike – great original condition good enough for collector plates if you keep it for a few more years. Original bodywork in excellent condition, with factory optional (rare) solo seat cowl and bump pad. The only modifications are stripping of the tacky 90’s white wheels and polishing/repainting, and a brand new set of knurled aluminum footpegs for better grip when you’re hanging off in corners.
Brand new sealed AGM battery – no miles, comes with warranty/receipts.
Brand new tires 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 (top of the line BT016 hypersports) mounted with new valve stems - no miles
Brand new OEM NTK wheel bearings front and rear – no miles
Brand new EBC HH front pads – no miles
Brake fluid flushed front and rear with fresh ATE Super Blue
Clutch fluid flushed with ATE Super Blue
Fresh oil and filter – no miles
Coolant flushed and replaced with 50/50 and water wetter
New NGK spark plugs – no miles
Gas tank has been etched and lined, and the bike got a new fuel pump and fuel filter at approximately 27K (less than 3,000 km ago). The fork oil was changed at this time as well.
Carbs have been rebuilt and cleaned, and the bike comes with a spare parts set of carbs (all good diaphragms and floats) as well as a spare set of brand new OEM float bowl gaskets from Yamaha.
The bike has spools mounted for a rear stand, rear stand is not included with the bike.
This bike has 145 hp – same as the later YZF1000 Thunderace and before they cheaped out and went back to conventional forks. This bike has the inverted front end and four piston front brakes that the earlier FZR 1000’s (and later YZF1000) really needed, with the light aluminum deltabox frame that the steel framed FZR600 lacked. This bike is light, tight handling, stiff, and fast with much more comfortable ergonomics than an R1 for a sport bike comfortable enough to tour on and that really rails, and with the EXUP system it has more bottom end torque than the later short stroke R1's
Faults on the bike, it has a stress crack on the front fender that has been repaired with fiberglass, it’s barely noticeable and you’d have to see it in person. There is some slight spider webbing in the original windshield from age. As with many Yamaha bikes this bike also has some slipping in second gear under full throttle. It’s a $1000 fix to have a shop fix it (and why I have not had it done) and the bike works fine in all other gears as well as in second gear under lighter acceleration. This bike would sell (not just list) quickly for $3,800-$4,000 in this condition (and many have much higher mileage) without the second gear issue, I’ve taken $1000+ off the price and you can decide if you want to repair it right away, fix it yourself for a lot less, or just enjoy riding the bike while you save money for the job.
The bike is not currently insured (available time and finances have changed, hence the sale) so no test rides.
Priced as-is at $2,800 firm yes firm, that means if you have less than $2800 you won't go home with this bike (and no I don't want to hear your story), and the first person that brings $2,800 cash in hand to look at it will go home with a fantastic bike for very little money.
for BCSB members, I *might* look at trades for a cheap to insure and run beginner friendly bike that I could use to commute with and my wife could learn on. If you're not sure, ask - I won't bite.
Steve at (604) 724-7163
Last edited by dale-j; 06-27-2009 at 03:53 PM.
Reason: SOLD SOLD SOLD
Update, had a mechanic quote on the second gear repair and it's actually less than I had heard. $200 in parts and $150-300 labour depending on whether the engine is in the bike, or not. Tops here will be $500 ($350 if you pull the engine yourself) so someone can get a great deal and get it done when they want, or I will have the bike fixed and sell it for $3,300 with a deposit in advance.
I also had the bike geometry adjusted to compensate for the different tire sizes from stock, which meant lowering the front end slightly. Upshot is that it's very easy to balance with the current seat height. As a result there is no handling impact on using commonly available rubber now in place of the poor selection of sticky modern rubber in stock sizes (130/60 in front and 170/60 in back) and the parts are there to switch back if you want (not likely, but I got the parts back).
Bike trades considered as small as a CBR125 up to a maximum of a 650 (SV, Ninja) if it could be lowered.
Last edited by dale-j; 06-11-2009 at 02:57 PM.
No longer pending for a friend, and I'll be here until next Saturday (June 27th) and then away for holidays.