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  • RZ 500 Prices

    Why is it that the RZ 500's seem tobe getting around twice the price that they were new and the 250/350's don't?

  • #2
    Supply and demand.
    Mind you - it's those RG500 prices that are most scarey.

    S.
    Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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    • #3
      I am old and was riding when they first released the RZ500,mate bought one and i had a 1984 FJ110 the RZ was meant to be limited run i think 500 world wide ,mate bought one because he thought it would be worth more being limited but Yamaha then released more and at the time they wernt worth much at all

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      • #4
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        Last edited by collector; 19-06-2010, 09:30 AM.

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        • #5
          i had a pristine rz500 in 94 with only 5500kms on it, i traded it for a new KLR250 about $5800 at the time after being busted out of class and my mother telling me i couldn't ride it lol guess they were already on the way up then but i needed transport, told i couldn't ride the bike then writing off my car.
          Do you remember the good old days before the internet?

          when arguments were only entered into by the physically or intellectually able.

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          • #6
            RZ250's will always be the poor cousin to the RZ350 and as such they will never match the value of a RZ350. the 350's are only now starting to pick up in value and the first model iterations with matching engine / chassis numbers will only be going up in value.

            RZ500's are far more rare than the smaller capacity bikes and for their time were far more advanced and therefore are much more sort after now and as such are and will always be worth more.

            My two cents worth.....
            1977 Understanding Wife....
            1983 Yamaha RZ350K
            1985 Suzuki GSXR750F
            1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA
            2008 Triumph Street Triple RR

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            • #7
              I sold my RZ500 about 6 months ago due to financial situation, she had 18000 km on the clock and got $9500 for her, had to freight to the east for the bloke.
              I still have my RG 500 with 15000km on her, i bought back in 1992 and have only put 500km on her since then and love the small rides i have on her every now and then.
              I have a small sticker on the screen and it says it all " To ride me is to love me"

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              • #8
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                Last edited by EvilDwarf; 02-02-2012, 05:22 PM.

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                • #9
                  i'd love to find where my old RZ500 ended up, i hope it went to a good home
                  Do you remember the good old days before the internet?

                  when arguments were only entered into by the physically or intellectually able.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by racefast View Post
                    I sold my RZ500 about 6 months ago due to financial situation, she had 18000 km on the clock and got $9500 for her, had to freight to the east for the bloke.
                    I still have my RG 500 with 15000km on her, i bought back in 1992 and have only put 500km on her since then and love the small rides i have on her every now and then.
                    I have a small sticker on the screen and it says it all " To ride me is to love me"
                    Any pictures of your bike?

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                    • #11
                      yea guys - get those scanners running, and post up some piccies!
                      Increasing my carbon footprint - one 500 @ a time...

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                      • #12
                        Here you go, my pride and joy
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                        • #13
                          Beautifull original looking at the pictures!
                          How good would it be to have all classic bikes (2stroker) race replica's) together on a display to get them out of storage and into the public show to admire!
                          I am toying with the idea to get a stand at the next MC Perth show where we can present our restored bikes and make this happen.
                          The KR RZ500 Yamaha on last year's show certainly made an inpact and lots of people remenissed looking at it while all the ticketselling and model parading went on around it!
                          In England and Holland this sort of display has it's own show and draws massive crowds.

                          Maybe I might be able to say to you, to save the belly pan, to store your bike perfecly horizontal, if you do not do this already so the float bowls have no overflow leakage into the belly pan, which wrecks it.

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                          • #14
                            Peter Stevens in Melbourne City has a 15,000 km RZV500 (the jap one with the alloy frame) in the showroom at the moment..... $13,995 to you sir, if you wish.

                            It's very nice and tidy, but I think that's too steep. The salesman was saying they have brought a few classic style collector bikes from Japan of late as the GFC has hurt collectors over there and therefore some good quality bikes have been offloaded onto the market....
                            1977 Understanding Wife....
                            1983 Yamaha RZ350K
                            1985 Suzuki GSXR750F
                            1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA
                            2008 Triumph Street Triple RR

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                            • #15
                              To dear?
                              Have you got any idea how much a restoration on one of those bikes will $et you back, in time and $$ if you can find someone who is willing to take it on if you do not have the skill/time/inclination?
                              I have heard that is more a passion.If one would charge an MC workshop hourly rate I believe the figure would be rather large.
                              If you can buy a nice and tidy bike that does not need work, $14K is not to much in my guess/estimation
                              Good/new Parts for these bikes and the Rg500 are scarce and if available expen$ive I believe.

                              anyway what is a post without a picture?
                              Last edited by Jamathi; 19-06-2010, 05:14 PM. Reason: added

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