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Howdy,

Simon's has a 1985 Yamaha FZ750 for sale:

http://vancouver.craigslist.org/mcy/237384014.html




Anybody know anything about this specific bike? This model of bike seems to get good reviews, particularly the engine.

I've not read too much about Simon's; they seem to be a not-well-liked shop, but nobody elaborates as to why.

The bike is listed on Simon's website for $2500. It was on Craigslist for $1500 a week ago, and now it's down to offers on $1200.

Opinions? Thoughts? Warnings?

Thanks!
 

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rode one, worked on one, didn't like it. the Gixxer rode circles around it.
 

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rode one, worked on one, didn't like it. the Gixxer rode circles around it.
As a first street bike, I'm not too concerned about it being the best. Heck..it's going on 22 years old! I'm just looking for feedback about this bike (mechanical issues, known weaknesses, etc) and feedback about Simon's.
 

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well do a quick search about Simon. i know a thread was done just a week or so ago and it wasn't very favourable!! i'll see if i can find it.
 

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Simon's ripped me off for work on a bike I bought from them. The bike had electrical problems and we agreed that they would correct the trouble. They didn't once they had the money in hand. They also ripped me off for $600 on a carb/electrical job (same electrical problems I thought they were going to fix for free). I eventually fixed the electrics myself.

They buggered the carbs enough so they worked for about a week. I finally had to take it to 5th gear (Yeah Bill!) to get it done right.

Run far and fast from Simons. He has no business morals whatsoever!
 

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Yeah, make sure you tell him his antics are catching up with him and you won't deal with him because he's an asshole that rips people off.
 

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Yeah, make sure you tell him his antics are catching up with him and you won't deal with him because he's an asshole that rips people off.
I'm not even going to call or go see it. I've got homework to do, and no indication that this will be anything other than a tired bike from a sketchy shop.
 

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I owned one. I bough it used in 1986 for $3750. It was a great bike then and I still have the magazine articles with it vs. the GSX-R750.

The FZ was 102hp and the GSX-R was 105hp. Both had the exact same top speed at 144mph. 1/4 mile times were 11.53sec @ 116.12mph for the FZ and11.48sec @ 118.26mph for the GSX-R. 0-60mph times were the same at 3.4 secs. The top gear roll-ons were a bit quicker for the FZ than the GSX-R. So they were very evenly matched bikes.

The engines were, over the years, considered to be bulletproof. However bulletproofedness (is that a word?) does wear thin with 21 years of riding and aging. It should be checked out thoroughly before buying for sure.
 

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evenly matched..........cept in handling!! no offense to the Fizzer but the Gixxer spaghetti frame outhandled the FZ no problem.
 

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I bought one back in 1988 and still have it. There a great bike. Lot's of balls and fun to ride. $1200 not to bad. The carbs need to be dialed in properly but after that the engines are very well built. That one looks really clean in the picture.

Mines a street fighter now, I ride it every once and a while
 
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