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 Post subject: Alberta '85 RZ
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm 
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https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/edm ... nFlag=true Rory?


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta '85 RZ
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:41 pm 
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Wrong part of Edmonton and not sure he has a complete 85. Expensive for a rebuild but not many available right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta '85 RZ
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:06 am 
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The suggestion it needs a carb clean essentially means it hasn't run in a while. And with the inherent issues involved in a 2-stroke that hasn't run in a while, a 1985 RZ isn't $5200 rare. :smt017


These kinds of ads make me wonder what the bikes we all own, nicely appointed, tastefully restored and in excellent working condition would command in a sale?

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Another "I don't need to sell it" listing. That certainly isn't rare.

I am curious about the green sticker on the headlight.

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Hooligan wrote:
The suggestion it needs a carb clean essentially means it hasn't run in a while. And with the inherent issues involved in a 2-stroke that hasn't run in a while, a 1985 RZ isn't $5200 rare. :smt017


These kinds of ads make me wonder what the bikes we all own, nicely appointed, tastefully restored and in excellent working condition would command in a sale?

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The NADA Book on US Yamaha RZ's has gone up like the curve of a hockey stick in the last 5 years.
There have been 2 or 3 fairly clean 84/85 RZ 350's on Craigslist in MA/NH/VT that have been advertised for $6000-8500. I rarely see one advertised as "Restored." They all seem to have been traded to dealers or sitting unused for years. There is an 84 in the Tewksbury MA area this week $6500. Looks pretty good.
Seat, windshield, pipes are not stock. Has steering damper, fork brace and braided lines.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:21 pm 
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In the US Hagerty will insure your RZ350. They also provide a very accurate valuation based on current market trends.

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationt ... maha-RZ350

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Values have doubled here in the US in the past two years based on Hagerty valuation scale. I have had Hagerty on all my bikes for years. Actually just called them 2 days ago to up/ increase agreed upon coverage values for my RZ and H2 both by 20%.

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Evans Ward wrote:
Values have doubled here in the US in the past two years based on Hagerty valuation scale. I have had Hagerty on all my bikes for years. Actually just called them 2 days ago to up/ increase agreed upon coverage values for my RZ and H2 both by 20%.


Do you think there is any appetite here on this board for group evaluation opinion on values? By this I mean, what could someone reasonably ask when selling or how much should I insure it for type of Evaluation. Or even just an open opinion of condition based on a 1 to 10 scale?

I realize opinions vary but I have found that when I look at my own personal bike, I see it as super clean right up to the point when I see a 10 like the last 2 red/white RZ's we have discussed. Then I have to re-calibrate my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Alberta '85 RZ
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:33 am 
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Again,

This is a Cdn market bike guys. This may fly in the US but the values here are depressed by a solid 30-50% once currency is factored in. A Canadian bike requiring restore at over $5K is highly unlikely to move. Values are up in Canada but I would not expect this to sell for for than $2-$3K here. Let you know soon enough but I don't think the market here has moved in 'hockey stick' direction with a doubling of values in the last 2 years. There has certainly been an appreciation but no tot that extent.


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