1980 Tt Yamaha 250 Motorcycles for sale

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2015 Yamaha Fz-07

$850.00

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Year 1980

Make Yamaha

Model Tt250 G

Category Dirt Bikes

Engine 250 cc

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1980 Yamaha Tt250 G, Very good condition, restored and ready to ride! Excellent trail bike and lots of fun. New bars, grips, petcock, oil filter, fork boots, clutch cable, brake cable, fuel filter etc. Supertrapp IDS2 exhaust sounds great. $850.00

1980 Husqvarna CR 250

$2,699.00

Montclair, California

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1980 Husqvarna CR 250, Great vintage bike in great condition. Current tags & clear title. - As with many motorcycle manufacturers, Husqvarna first began producing bicycles in the late 19th century. In 1903, they made the jump to motorcycle manufacturing. The first "Husky" motorcycles used imported engines, and it wasn't until 1918 that Husqvarna began producing machines built entirely in-house. Around that time they secured a contract with the Swedish Army and began entering cross-country and long-distance motorcycle racing events. In 1920, Husqvarna established its own engine factory and the first engine to be designed was a 550 cc four-stroke 50-degree side-valve V-twin engine, similar to those made by companies like Harley-Davidson and Indian. Although they once made motorcycles for street use, and raced at road circuits such as the Isle of Man TT prior to World War II, they are better known for producing world championship winning motocross and enduro bikes. In the 1960s, their lightweight, two-stroke engined off-road bikes helped make the once dominant British four-stroke motorcycles obsolete. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Husqvarna was a dominant force in the motocross world, winning 14 Motocross world championships in the 125 cc, 250 cc and 500 cc divisions, 24 enduro world championships and 11 Baja 1000 victories. Honda Yamaha Kawasaki Suzuki Polaris Harley Davidson KTM dirtbike street bike cruiser quad boat PWC trailer RV toyhauler mercury volvo penta wakeboard offroad service

Yamaha : YZ 1978 yamaha 250 yz calif vintage mx racing bike runs great cosmo restorton sweet

$1,950.00

Lakewood, California

Year 1978

Make Yamaha

Model YZ

Category Off Road Motorcycles

Engine 250

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When these MAGNIFICENT 250 YZ YAMAHA's were being made in 1978 "CYCLE" MAGAZINE called these 250 YZ's "A PERFECT.. "TEN OUT OF TEN" 10/10th's ..."THE PERFECT MOTOCROSS WEAPON" !!!!!PLEASE NOTE: This is one of the Very FIRST Years that the YZ 250 had the MUCH IMPROVED Heat Treated (Stronger & Lighter) "ALUMINUM" Mono Shock Swing Arm ! ! ! ! (Which MUCH INCREASES Her VALUE over the LESS Competitive & Much Heavier Iron swing arms of the earlier YZ 250 YAMAHA's)....Also, The 1978 Was Famous for Having "MUCH MORE USEABLE POWER BAND & a FAR BETTER SPREAD OF POWER THROUGHOUT HER HP BAND !!!! an not nearly as pipe-y as the harder to control 1978 & earlier YZ's Were ! ! I think is in Very Nice & Great Running Condition as her Original "Older Owner" Babied (it doesn't look like he rode her too hard) her and I feel Really Looked out for this Amazing Legendary Vintage Racing Bike & Best of All we are selling Her at Well Under the NADA.com Book value is for a Nice Example of one of these NADA.com VALUE GUIDE for one of these is Just a couple of hundred under $5,000.00 ! ! ! !.. & Southern California Bikes typically bring Far More Money than Bikes from the rest of the Country (USA)..This Wonderful & Fairly RARE (Especially in this bikes Condition) YAMAHA 250 YZ cc TWO STROKE "The BEAST" Dirt Racing Bike is like the best of All Worlds "World Class Vintage MX Performance and YAMAHA's * "STATE OF THE ART" * "AIR MONOSHOCK" & "AIR FORK" SUSPENSION !!! * YAMAHA was Years Ahead of the Competition when they Introduced Her Suspension just a couple of years earlier ! PLEASE NOTE: If you go on several YAMAHA Web Sites it shows stats for these YAMAHA Dirt Racing Bikes Placing at the TOP In World Motocross * * "World Championships" * * in the Late 1970's all the way thru the Early 1980s !!!!! I was told around 1978 or 80 YAMAHA was World Champion in the 250cc & Open Class (Over 250cc) as well as the 125cc Class "ALL CLASSES ALL IN The SAME YEAR"... Now That is "LEGENDARY WORLD Moto-Cross RACING HERITAGE" ! ! ! This Wonderful Bike Spent the Bulk of it's life right here in Southern California & Best of all The Bulk of it's life was spent in covered Storage...Believe it or not ...Just to give you some Perspective on how little use this bike has experienced...."She still has her Original 1978 YAMAHA seat & SEAT COVER on her" !!!! > > and also PLEASE get permission from you Spouse, parents etc etc as... "by bidding you are entering a Biding Contract".... Thank You in advance for bidding responsibly > > > ..Please Keep in mind these YAMAHA YZ250's "OUT SOLD" ALMOST ANY OTHER Moto-Cross Bike made in this ERA & "The YZ 250 YAMAHA MOST POPULAR YZ RACE BIKE MADE ! & ONE of the Most POWERFUL, DURABLE & TROUBLE FREE Dirt Racing Bikes EVER MADE in this ERA ! ! ! Factory "ALLOY" SWING Arm & FAR BETTER Mono-Shock Suspension + Superior Air Forks Were More Advanced than most any other Production MX Bike of this Era !!!!!!!!! "CYCLE" Magazine Voted this ERAs YAMAHA YZs as a PERFECT "TEN Out of TEN" Moto Cross WEAPON" ( 10/10ths a Great Moto-Cross WEAPON ! ) Compared nearly any other bike made in this Era these YZ 250's bikes actually has FAR Better Rear "AIR Mon-Shock" rear Suspension and Vastly Improved "AIR Forks" With FAR MORE Suspension Travel ...& One of the Most Powerful Engines of this ERA. * * PLEASE NOTE: Keep in mind this is a High Powered High Performance "Off Road Vintage Dirt Racing Bike", These AMAZING YAMAHA "Two Stroke" 250cc Dirt Racing Bikes are becoming HARD TO FIND (Especially Looking as Nice as this Beauty & even more Important with fairly Low Hours on her !!!) & Very Collectable 1978 YAMAHA YZ 250 DIRT RACING Bike With Beautiful Newly Cosmetic restored YZ Paint & Graphics etc etc (These 250cc YZ's put out about as much Horse Power as many 500 cc & 650 cc Vintage Dirt RACING Four stroke bikes of just a few years before & Best of All ...This Two Stroke "BEAST of a 250 Moto Cross RACER" !!! has about Half the weight of those earlier 4 stroke Dirt Racing bikes !!!) Paperwork for this Vintage MotoCross Race bike: This Beauty has been in Storage for 25+ years & therefore has fallen off the DMV System computers (Which is Really Good News).... & YES ! ....I have also, the DMV Current Computers Print out on this Wonderful Bike that Proves: she has NO back fees & NO Back Taxes, & NO Back registrations & NO Back Penalties etc etc owing on this bike at this time ! ! ! . ...I will Also be including a California DMV (Notarized) "Bill of Sale" from myself to you the new owner.. which from what I hear in neighboring states, should be what you need to register her In California & if you live outside of California. ... If you just want to Vintage Race this bike... the DMV "Bill of Sale" is all you will need..Again, I will also include the California Department of Motor Vehicles Current DMV Computer Print Out on this Wonderful Bike that shows & Proves that because this Beauty was in storage for the past Two + decades & because of this... there are No current DMV Computer records (AGAIN, WHICH IS REALLY GOOD NEWS) on this Wonderful bike & therefore there should be NO back fees and NO back taxes etc etc. owed on this Wonderful Dirt racing Bike. If you live inside California & If you Race Vintage Bike Meets on Private MotoCross Tracks or (Vintage Bike Shows etc) the Notarized Calif. DMV "Bill of Sale" is all you will need. If for some reason ..you want to go cow trail ridding on California etc Government National Forest Land etc land & feel you a may want a National Forest etc DMV "Green Sticker" My Vehicle Registration Office said that because this bike had been in covered storage for many years (nearly the last 3 decades) therefore if you live here in California & feel for some reason you want or feel you need a California Forestry Land Green sticker (to ride in Government Forest etc Land) Again it will be Easy because this bike is currently off the DMV Computer records & therefore there will be NO back fees (as after about 10 or 12 years DMV records fall off the DMV Computers) and Again, this California National Forest sticker is not required for MX & Other Race tracks and also NOT required for Vintage Shows etc etc etc here in California & a California Nat. Forest Green sticker is not required if you live out of state etc etc etc). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX* * PLEASE NOTE: I personally think this is a very Nice looking Bike in very Nice Overall Condition...However, If you are looking for a "Perfect Bike" or a Vintage Show or Concourse show bike etc etc "Please do everyone a "Big Favor" & Please look elsewhere" as again I think ...this is just a Nice Looking Great Running Bike that & I think is in Very Nice & Great Running Condition as her Original "Older Owner" Babied (it doesn't look like he rode her too hard) her and I feel Really Looked out for this Amazing Legendary Vintage Racing Bike & Best of All we are selling Her at Well Under the NADA.com Book value is for a Nice Example of one of these "NADA.com VALUE GUIDE for one of these is Just a couple of hundred under $5,000.00 ! ! ! !.. & Southern California Bikes typically bring Far More Money than Bikes from the rest of the Country (USA)..& try to find one that sill has Her ORIGINAL SEAT & SEAT COVER on her ! (to me that is a HUGE Indicator that this Wonderful Bike has not had to work that hard at all in her Life !!! . ......So if you are looking for a fairly Low Hour & Great Looking Fun Go Anywhere &/or these YZ 250's were "Considered a "TEN out of TEN SECRET WEAPON" for MX RACING & YES! They were fairly Famous for "Blowing the Doors off of most Any Other Vintage Racing bike & Out Handling about every other bike out there... Ever Made in it's class" of this Vintage Racing bikes' ERA ...These YAMAHA 250s Are Famous For Doing just that...& were one of the WORLDS BEST SELLING 250 Class MX RACE Bikes...So , Please If you are a "Nit Picker" that for the most part just can't be pleased & are looking for a perfect bike & or a high point or ?? Concourse bike etc etc etc ..Please do every reasonable person involved in this auction a "HUGE" Favor & Please Look & Buy Something elsewhere & ...Please save your money as Full Size 250cc YAMAHA Vintage Racing "Two Strokes" typically go for something Closer to Around $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 Up Around here...However, If you have Achievable Expectations this may be a Great opportunity to get a Very Nice Bike in Nice what I consider Very Nice Condition for a nearly FOURTY Year old RACE BIKE that I think Runs & Looks GREAT That I have Priced .... relatively ..."For Peanuts"...I feel this is a Nice Example & this Bike is something that it's value will most likely continue to keep go Up & Up the Next few years as Nice examples of one of these are becoming ...Rapidly Harder and Harder to find ....as there are just so few around at this time, that just haven't been Thoroughly Beat Up &/or Extensively Abused over the years....I feel.."This is a GREAT Deal on A VERY WONDERFUL & Legendary Vintage Racing Bike" !!!!!!!! That it's Original "OLDER" Owner Obviously LOVED , Cared For & Respected (& it doesn't appear that it was ridden too hard ...if much at all) over the Years. Again, this Wonderful YAMAHA YZ 250 VINTAGE RACING Motorcycle ! has been ridden fairly seldom & (the 1st YZ I ever owned... I sold to one of the Immortal Racers that was seen in the Original "On Any Sunday Movie")...This auctions Beautiful Bike Starts FAR Easier and Runs FAR Better than most any YZ ...I have Owned !!!! Again, This Wonderful Bike was owned by an Older Gentleman that just got too old to ride something as "Highly Spirited" as this AMAZING BEAST !!! Therefore, ..She has been in dry storage in a Nice Dry Garage for the last couple of Decades (approx. TWENTY +Years !!!). Once we flushed the tank & Carburetor + put in fresh gas & She started right up, Super Quickly & YES! She Does Run GREAT & She EVEN Idles down Very Smoothly & Nicely ! ! ! ! ! ! !) We Disassembled Cleaned and Inspected her Clutch plates, and Shifter Mechanism & replaced the Gear Box Oil with Brand New SUPER High Quality "MODOL" (I feel ...The Best) Transmission Oil, My mechanic & I completely washed out & Flushed + Rebuilt her carburetor and & her Fuel Tank & Fuel Shut off Valve etc.. & installed a BRAND NEW Air Cleaner Element & I will include a Brand New inline fuel filter etc...& Every time we have run this Beautiful Bike over the past few days She has been running Better & Better & Better..."The Engine Runs Great and Typically Starts Super Easy.. & She Runs Well & Shifts Well thru the gears & Stops GREAT !!!! .& Again...This Wonderful Bike Spent the Bulk of it's life right here in Southern California & The Bulk of it's life was spent in covered Storage...& Again..."Believe it or not ..."She still has her "ORIGINAL 1978 YAMAHA Seat & Seat Cover on her" !!! (with a well healed repair on the bottom edge on just one side) !!!!* * * This Beauty STARTS EASY & RUNS GREAT ! * * * If you email me your direct email site when I can get my son to give me a hand I will send you a UTUBE Video Clip ! Again, For the last several of decades+ ...This is a Relatively Low Hour Southern California Bike that has been for the most part when it was not being used was in Dry Covered Storage for Many Years particularly the last 20+ years has not been run at all & has been RESTING here in Dry Storage right here in Southern, California. * * If you get a chance Please go on NETFLICKS & check out the Very Best Motorcycling Movie Ever made "STEVE McQUEENS" ...Quint Essential Dirt Racing Movie ...."ON ANY SUNDAY" !!! Which in the Moto Cross racing sections of the Movie shows two Stroke Riders Winning Race after Race after Race..& Riding on their Vintage Dirt RACING Bikes..... Please, Do yourself a favor I would get your Family & or all of your M/C Buddies together and Watch this AMAZING Movie at least one time a Year !!! As per Above "You can be the First Proud Owner of this Beautifully Cosmetically Restored Vintage Race Bike Since it is just now being Completed, & she is a Fairly Low hour bike > !!! & Best of all ... She has a Brand New Cosmetic Restoration as detailed below & Above + Great Condition "High Quality" Front & Back Tires, &... I think this Wonderful bike looks AMAZING ! ( "STUNNING" ) !** FEAR NOT ! ! ! These are Super QUICK + Comfortable Great Handling & Compared to many bike I think fairly Easy to Ride bikes (thanks to her YAMAHA "AIR MONO SHOCK" & "AIR FORK" Suspension) with Her Great Horse Power power Band & HUGE Suspension & I think ...Very Forgiving for a TRUE VINTAGE RACE Bike & Without Question Vintage Enthusiasts seem to Agree ...These 1978 YZ YAMAHA 250's are SUPER FAST, with INCREDIBLE Suspension & TURNING Ability ,EXCELLENT BALANCE, GREAT HANDLING & Very Durable + RELIABLE & SUPER FUN ! FUN ! FUN ! to RIDE ! ! ! ... Over the years I have had many emails from YAMAHA Racers in the late 70's thru the early 1980s that Stated they were LOCAL, STATE, & NATIONAL Moto Cross Champions with YAMAHAs that were Nearly STOCK (Almost Un-Altered) Factory YZ MX BIKES ! ! ! ....CYCLE Magazine at that time called these YAMAHA dirt Bikes a "TEN Out of TEN" Moto-Cross Weapon !!!!!!!!please see attached picture (above) This is a Bike that most everyone seems to think feels Very Natural to them & for her time She Has "HUGE" Suspension Travel ! These are very DURABLE & RELIABLE Bikes."...with a Mountain of HP & Torque" ! Therefore...For a Full size Bike I feel She is Super light AMAZINGLY Agile & Great for Newer Riders that want to move up to the Next Level...(way more do-able & Controllable + Better Balanced than Most Vintage Racers & also most newer bikes are these days !!!!!!!!) AGAIN, One of the reasons YAMAHA's Outsold nearly Every other MX Race Bike on the Planet was...YAMAHA besides having about the Most Advanced Dirt RACING Suspension on the Planet at that time ...They have always been famous for their AMAZING Durability and Reliability & Ease of Maintenance !!!! & for many Decades YAMAHA's are Said to be one of the VERY BEST Handling Production Moto Cross bikes Built in this Era !!! "GREAT FOR ALL OF YOU VINTAGE RACERS" ! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This 1978 is one of the FIRST Years that the YZ 250 had the MUCH IMPROVED Heat Treated (Stronger & Lighter) "ALUMINUM" Mono Shock Swing Arm ! ! ! ! (Which MUCH INCREASES Her VALUE over the LESS Competitive & Much Heavier Iron/steel swing arms of the earlier YZ 250 YAMAHA's).. Also, The 1978 Was Famous for Having "MUCH More USEABLE POWER BAND & a FAR BETTER SPREAD OF POWER THROUGHOUT HER HP BAND !!!! an not nearly as pipe-y as the harder to control 1975-77 & earlier YZ's Were ! ! Most People agree these YAMAHA YZ 250's are Possibly one of the More Powerful & also Among The BEST VINTAGE RACING Bikes You CAN BUY !!! MORE FUN , MORE RELIABLE Better Balanced AMAZING Suspension & HANDLING & BETTER BUILT & "Hands Down" one of the MOST "Trouble Free" & DURABLE easy to maintain...High Performance VINTAGE Dirt Racing bikes ever made ! & (You can still get many Brand New & Brand New Reissue Parts for these Wonderful Bikes !!! Most Importantly ...Especially Compared to any other YAMAHA YZ 250s I have ever owned ...This Baby Starts EASY (I even think my Very "Non Biker" wife could kick start this bike !!) & Yes The Baby Runs GREAT !... I think as Good as She looks ...if that is Possible !! ) & Again, Without Question Compared to any other 250 I have Owned ..She Typically Starts Very Easy & RUNS GREAT !!!!!! There are a lot of UTube etc web sites showing people having a Great time ridding these Amazing YAMAHA YZ 250's Vintage Dirt Racing Bikes !!! The YAMAHA Dealers & a Zillion of other Sources still carry a TON parts for these & also ebay has TONS of Parts as well and there are plenty of Great websites and People that carry a TON of parts for these Wonderful YAMAHA 250 cc Dirt/ Race bikes should you ever need anything! ...& I feel the parts are overall of GREAT Quality and are AMAZINGLY VERY Fairly Priced !!! It's Front & Rear Fenders look Great and her had a little custom fabrication adding on Brand New oval Side number Panels ..& I feel overall her Body work are in Good overall Shape and like her beautiful YAMAHA Fuel Tank have been beautifully refinished with Nice New Correct Vintage YZ Graphics and as you can see I think all Look Great ! Her Gas Tank etc has been Nicely refinished with New Original style YZ YAMAHA style Graphics !!!! My Mechanic and I flushed out the Fuel Tank, Carburetor & Fuel lines & the entire Fuel System & added a Brand New in line Gas Filter & in her Original YAMAHA Air Box looks to be a BRAND NEW Upgrade style Air Cleaner....( & when we put new gas in her ...She Started Right Back UP ...WOW ! ! ! ) ...So this baby is Ready to Go have some Fun with ! Try to keep in mind these Wonderful Bikes are all About FUN ! ......Think About it if You pass this Beauty Up ....where else will you ever find a Fairly Low Hour VINTAGE YAMAHA 250CC YZ "MX BEAST" with so little use & so Little abuse ...on her ! ! ! ((How many Nearly FORTY YEAR OLD Racing dirt Bikes have you seen these days with there ORIGINAL Seat 1979 Cover !!! which other than one repair along the bottom edge on one side is still in what I would call AMAZINGLY Good Shape especially for being a dirt racing bike ....So obviously this bike had been Stored FAR More than She was Ridden !!! Most everyone that I have talked to over the years has told me that this was one of the Very Best & Most Popular "High Performance" MX Race Bikes bikes of it's day....& based on my experience with these YAMAHA 250's ... I would have to add Many Vintage Racing Enthusiasts feel these YAMAHA 250's maybe "One of the Most, Easy to Maintain, Trouble Free, Most Durable, & Among the FASTEST + Most Popular & Best Production "Full Size" ... VINTAGE RACING BIKES EVER MADE"in this ERA ! * * * If you are a Vintage RACING Rider you will appreciate the GREAT " POWER, SUSPENSION & HANDLING " that these YAMAHA 250s Have always been Famous for ...their AMAZING Ability to get thru rough ground in comfort !!! Her Excellent Balance of this Wonderful Bike..YAMAHA's Are Famous for their "HUGE" POWER & Very AMAZING "AIR MONO SHOCK" & "AIR FORK" SUSPENSION, Balance, "Turning Ability" and Stable Handling (Not as heavy & Awkward & FAR Less Awkward & FAR Less Top Heavy as many other Large Displacement full size Vintage Racing bikes) This is a Magnificent VINTAGE RACING YAMAHA 250 cc Dirt Racing bike ...That I feel She Just Feels RIGHT ! ..to me ..Particularly when compared to Many if not most all of the of the heavier & more top heavy four stroke Vintage dirt racing bikes of this ERA. * * Please Note * * Very Recently (November/ December 2012, 2013 & 2014) this auctions bikes' cousins (IE) that were also built by us side by side to this auctions bike) the other Two of our bikes > a Vintage Racing 1978 RM 250 SUZUKI (Yellow) & also our 73 Tribute Vintage Racing ELSINORE CR 250 (Green / Aluminum) we Displayed at the "WORLDS LARGEST" MOTORCYCLE SHOW" (the Los Angeles Cycle World / Progressive Motorcycle Show, (Los Angeles, California Area)..in Our "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth earlier (November /December 2014). Look to the right of the 3rd pictures which shows a Local Los Angeles TV News Crew interviewing Our V.J.M.C. Clubs President (in the Red & White Shirt) on the Shows Opening day ! ! ! * * *PLEASE NOTE: Over the last three years we have shown "TEN" Vintage Motorcycles in the V.J.M.C. Booth At This Show Alone !!!! > PLEASE NOTE:Above are 4 Pictures are "NOT" of this auctions bike but are of this bikes 2 cousins (IE) (one =this auction's bikes Cousin 1978 RM 250 Cousin) (IE) as above we also built these two other bikes we also built & cosmetically restored our other Vintage Racing: the (Yellow) 1978 SUZUKI RM 250's & the (Aluminum & Green) Vintage CR Elsinore 250 Vintage Race bike (Nov/Dec. 2014) we Displayed at the "WORLDS LARGEST" MOTORCYCLE SHOW" (the Cycle World / Progressive Motorcycle Show, (Los Angeles, California area)..in Our "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth earlier (November/December 2014). Also, The White & Black Suzuki Road Racer at the end of he row next to our VJMC clubs sign (3 bikes to the right of our yellow 250 RM Suzuki)... was one of two bikes of it's Exact type in Existence (a 700ccSquare 4 "Two Stroke" w/ 4 Rotary Valves..Yep ! She is a BREAST ! ) and I was told by most everyone there that she was Pretty much "Priceless" ! The two Bikes in between ours & this were two 4 Cylinder "Two Stroke" YAMAHA a GP 500 & a GP 700 like my Hero the GREAT Kenny Roberts became a WORLD CHAMPION on !!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ..I think She looks Great ! ...I have always been very Proud of this Particularly Beautiful YAMAHA YZ 250 cc Vintage Race Bike ...& Even in 2015 She LOOKS GREAT & She still Starts Quick & Runs & Shifts & Stops ...GREAT ! ..as these YAMAHA 250 YZ's are Super FAST & Very Reliable & DURABLE Bikes ! & Vintage Racing Enthusiasts & Everyone I have ever meet seem to be in Total agreement that ...."These Bikes are SUPER FAST & GREAT for Vintage Racing ! & Quite Possibly one of the Very More FUN , RELIABLE & DURABLE RACE Bikes I have ridden in the past FIVE decades Since the late 1950's !" (...& in the late 1960's & 1970's I was a contributing "Technical Editor" for "CYCLE NEWS" Magazine (at that time it was the Largest Motorcycle Publication on EARTH ! ! ! & I wrote "FOURTEEN" Four to Five Page Featured Technical Articals for "CYCLE NEWS" Magazine & I was also a Four+ Year Sponsored *750 Open Class* Mainly "TT" & some "Half Mile" Racer for "BULTACO" Motorcycles (3 years on a 360 cc "El Bandito" Two Stroke !!!! & my last year on a 125/250 SHERPA "S" Bultaco) from 1968 to 1974 So ...Trust Me...No One Loves a TRULY Great High Performance Two Stroke Dirt Bike like this High Quality YAMAHA YZ 250 ...more than Me ! ....and again ........If you Pass Up this Wonderful Bike where will you ever find a YAMAHA 250 with a "Low Hour Rebuilt Engine" and also so little use & abuse on Her ! Where will you find a Better one ????? ?????? This is a Bike that I think most any rider could Have "BIG .."HUGE" FUN" ridding all day long On ! Most everyone I have talked with agrees these 1978 250 YZ YAMAHAs have hands down Always been considered one of the Worlds FASTEST & BEST + Most DURABLE Production Dirt / Racing bikes & YAMAHA has Long been known for their AMAZING GREAT POWER & SUPERIOR SUSPENSION + HANDLING, Super Quick TURNING ABILITY, Solid relatively "BULLET PROOF" Construction, AMAZING Performance , Durability + Trouble Free, Reliability. The Compared to many bikes with the Power & Displacement of this Wonderful Bike these 250s are probably one of the Easiest & Best Suspension-ed and Predictable Truly VINTAGE Race-able bikes to Ride & I also think one of the Most Most Rider Friendly & Competitive Dirt Racing Bikes Made in this Era !!! & this YAMAHA 250 is BY FAR one of the Most Evolved Early + Successful "FULL SIZE" Dirt Racing Bikes as it has all of the Most sought after Goodies (Self Tuning Reed Valve Inductions System, & also POWER CHAMBER Induction For the First time "BULLET PROOF" Super Strong + Great Handling "Big Travel" AIR Forks & "HUGE " Travel Travel Rear Factory YAMAHA MONO-SHOCK Heat Treated Aluminum "Super Strong" ALLOY Rear Swing arm Suspension ("in 1978 for a Dirt Racing Bike All of this was "ROCKET SCIENCE" that "Really Worked GREAT " ! ! ! ), Very Simple less hassle far more Reliable More Trouble Free Air Cooled (FAR Better than the early water cooled YAMAHAs Etc ..I have heard) (this being one of the last years of these Very Perfected by 1979 YAMAHA 250cc YZ (These SUPER SIMPLE Air Cooled Super Competitive TWO STROKE" ) engines, Factory YAMAHA (Tuned MX Racing Chamber) ((Tuned Exhaust Pipe)) & High Performance Silencer , Factory YAMAHA "RADIAL" Big Cooling HEAD & All of this & Being SOOooo Perfected...YZ YAMAHA 250s even with her HUGE TRAVEL SUSPENSION She will even EASILY fit in right into my Chevy ASTRO "Mini Van" even with the vans center seat still in place !!!! How many "FULL SIZE * "BEAST LIKE" DIRT RACING bikes can do that ! PLEASE NOTE: Keep in mind this is a SUPER High Powered High Performance "Off Road Vintage Dirt Racing Bike", XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThis AMAZING Bike RUNS GREAT ! .. and I think she has what looks to be a YAMAHA YZ Gas tank possibly from another year? that still looks to in GREAT Condition with a Brand New YZ like paint & YZ YAMAHA Tank Graphic ! Again, Her Gas Tank has been Newly refinished & Painted as are the Front & Right & Left side Number panels and Both Front & Rear Fenders, also her rims, spokes, shocks, Wheel hubs & Backing plates etc etc have all also been refinished & or Painted and I think look very Nice. She has Two Great Condition High Quality Front and Back Tires !!!... YES ! the gas tank Graphics have been replaced with what looks to be ORIGINAL New Old Stock or Incredibly Accurate Graphics that look perfect to me to the "YZ" YAMAHA Graphics that YAMAHA installed back when this bike was Brand New ! The inside of her tank is Clean looks GREAT.as do Her Handlebars, foot Pegs, Shifter, She has Brand New Fork Tube Rubber Boots & New Handlebar Grips ! Also, brake levers etc etc are still in Very Nice Condition ! The Shifter and Brake levers look & Work Great ! Her Frame VIN serial number is: 2K7-009927 (which on every site I could find shows up as a 1978 250 YZ & Yes She Has Her Original YAMAHA "Matching" Frame and Engine Serial Numbers This Beauty has been in Covered storage for the bulk of it's life...for Many Years (( & more recently was in DRY storage & resting (because it's Original Owner was just getting too old to ride her anymore...for the past DECADE)) as detailed above & has just had a FRESH & Very Nice Cosmetic Restoration (As also detailed above) She has been in storage for decades & is just now returning to service again & Especially when Compared to any other YAMAHA 250 YZ's I have ever owned ...She Starts Well & is "Running Great" I personally think the more you run her the Better she will run ! Make No Mistake this Baby... Runs, Shifts & Rides & Stops GREAT ! * * * Again.... Think About it , if You pass this Baby Up .....where else will you ever find a VINTAGE YAMAHA 250 CC YZ with a Low Hour Engine and so little use & Abuse on her ! ! ! & such an Extensive Engine (Brand New Piston , Rings , Rod Bearing, Head Gasket & Base Gasket & he very Extensive Cosmetic Restoration. Again, my Mechanic & I flushed the tank & Carburetor + put in Fresh gas & She started right up, Super Quickly ! ! ! ! ! ! !) & we cleaned out the Fuel Shut off Valve etc.. & will include a Brand New inline fuel filter etc...& Every time we have run this Beautiful Bike over the past few days.. She has been Running Better & Better "The Engine Runs Great and compared to any other YAMAHA 250 YZ I have ever owned She Typically Starts easy It runs "GREAT" & seems Shifts well thru the gears Well & Stops GREAT !!!! . PLEASE NOTE: This Auctions Bidding Rules: This is a fairly Big ticket item so please NO NEGATIVE feedback bidders or if you are new to ebay (less than 90 days) & or have less than 5 feedbacks feedback ... please email me & get approval "PRIOR" to bidding or your bid may be removed etc * Please Ask all your questions and Please Do your research "PRIOR" to bidding on this item. ...AGAIN... PLEASE, work out all shipping details & Know what Transporting will cost you BEFORE You Bid !, Buyer is responsible for & pays for any and all shipping involved with this item .Also, Please make sure your spouse is 100% up for this..* Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours by phone & also, Place a Non Refundable 500 US dollar pay pal deposit (I will email you my phone number & Wire info immediately after the close of auction). * & Also... ALL Negotiable Funds must be received within 3 days of close of auction.>* * * If these have not been done * Please Note *... You will be in default of this auction. & will very likely lose your deposit if the winning bidder flakes out & is not responsible on the funding of this AMAZING Vintage Racing Beauty .* * * ....Provided this is paid off (in required three (3) M-S days) I am willing to store the it for up to 2 weeks in my garage from close of auction while you arrange pickup & I will gladly assist you with shipping to any International or Domestic Shipper in the Los Angeles Harbor area.Seller reserves the right to the close of this auction at his discretion prior to the end of this auction . Like all real auctions all sales are final. Like most any used item terms of sale are of course, AS IS with no implied or expressed warranties. and purchaser assumes all risk for the use of this Wonderful Motorcycle. All forms of payment must be Proven "Cleared" by my bank before this Wonderful Bike can leave my homes garage. Please do us both a Big Favor and Please do not bid on this item unless you are able to 100% Fund this at this time, unless prior arrangements have been made & Cleared by me (Prior to bidding on this item). Thank You, Good Luck and Happy Bidding ! > > XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXI Have had a lot of emails asking me about Shipping Quotes...To get a Good & or Very Fair Deal on Shipping ..I would get as many Quotes as possible...Otherwise, you will pay Way Too Much...I would try Uship.com where shippers Competitively bid to get your Shipping business. To do this properly, Get as Many Competitive Rates as you can (so you will know when a fair rate presents it'self).......& also to protect yourself. You need to get the quotes yourself ...& Therefore...(IE) you will need to get your own quotes for shipping, I believe ebay my have a shipping service for vehicles... also, UShip.com is very competitive if you take your time & get plenty of shipping Bids for this ... * * About a year ago Someone bought my 1975 400 Yamaha Enduro (which Weights nearly double what this RM 400 weights) & the YAMAHA Enduro cost about $ 325 to go from here (Los Angeles, Calif.) to North Carolina. & a 400 YAMAHA IT ENDURO to Florida went for under $ 300...PLEASE NOTE: My Home is a GREAT Place to get a Shipping Quote From !!! (IE) I live just ~5 Miles North of the Los Angeles (Long Beach) Harbor (LA IS THE LARGEST SHIPPING PORT IN THE WORLD") & ~8 Miles South of the Los Angeles "Commercial District".. so "EVERY DAY A Zillions ("MANY") Trucks".. Leave this area to go to the Entire rest of the Country ...(IE) all you need to do is find a truck that has a little extra space & Trust me their Rates will be FAR Better than someone that the is no where near this area & trip is not on their way & or Not Convenient for them or ??? . Therefore, the more Quotes you get the Better the Shipping Rate will be to your home (So "YES" get lots of Quotes). Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Art & Diane Ridderhof (562) 420-9023 P.S. be sure to tell Each Shipper that this is a "SUPER LIGHT" weight Racing Bike (I believe, just over 200 pounds) dirt bike and NOT a 700+ pound Harley etc. (TANK) or something (IE) Trust Me.."Mentioning that Fact will Save you a lot of Money") ...I live in Long Beach /Lakewood California Zip = 90808

Trim YZ 250

Yamaha : YZ 1977 yamaha 250 yz vintage mx racer runs great fresh cosmo resto ck r showpics

$1,475.00

Lakewood, California

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This Magnificent 1977 VINTAGE RACING 400 YAMAHA Was Built when YAMAHA YZ Race Bikes Were Considered "TEN out of TEN" by Most Cycle Magazine Editors (YZ 400 Dirt Racing Bike with YAMAHA's "ALL BUSINESS" Bigger Better Factory YAMAHA YZ Factory Racing Porting & Factory YZ Tuned Pipe) This is the Versatile Go Most anywhere Dirt Racing Bike ! Again,When these 1977 YAMAHA YZ's were built they were considered a near PERFECT "TEN OUT OF TEN" Dirt MX RACING BIKE !!!Most everyone I have ever talked with agrees these MONO SHOCK YAMAHA YZ 400 cc Dirt Racing Bikes have hands down Always been considered one of the Worlds BEST Dirt / Racing bikes & YAMAHA has Long Been known for their great handling & performance & Also...Maybe More importantly in 2014 Their Trouble Free Reliability & Durability.This Beautiful Bike is YAMAHA's "Off Road" Factory Production MX Racing Motorcycle ((this is NOT a Sleepy "Ho Hum" Trails or Enduro bike it is a VERY FAST Off Road Dirt Racing Bike)) In Fact when this bike was produced the YZ 250 & 400 I believe were YAMAHA's "FASTEST" MOTO-CROSS !!!!...This is a YZ 4250 CC YAMAHA World Class "Off Road" Racing bike)). In Fact, I have been told these YAMAHA YZ 250's etc. have Won "MANY" WORLD Championships ! This AMAZING YAMAHA 250 YZ in 1977 was nothing short of "Rocket Science" when this Wonderful RACE Bike was made (in Both Suspension & ~Engine HP etc.) & YES ! ! ! ...it is VERY FAST !!!! With it's HUGE Horse Power 250cc Displacement & fairly Good Low, Great Mid & Brute Higher RPM Torque & Horsepower ...With her Very Use able Power to get you out of most any situation , She is Agile + Nimble & with her Fac. YAMAHA Bigger Better Factory YZ Ports & Tuned Racing Exhaust)... she Starts Super Easy + Idles Down Good & has Mountains of Very Useable mid & a Full Range HP FAR More than Most any dirt bike would have from this Era !!! This Should make it... FAR MORE "FUN" & FAR Easier to ride & Control & Most Riders Again Keep in mind the YZ' 250's at this time were More Powerful than Most any other Dirt Racing Bike from this Era & with her FAMOUS YAMAHA Fully SELF TUNING REED Induction her Power is More Control-able on a Moto Cross Track or Enduro Courses etc etc Than Many other Dirt bikes of this Era...Because of that... That is why these YZ 400's YAMAHA's were in 1977 One of the Most Useable Dirt Racing bike's you could own as they were (& are) GREAT for: Desert, Moto Cross, Hill Climbing, Cow Trailing, Off Road Dessert Riding... Actually a Very Wonderful Bike to do most anything OFF ROAD with....Again, these AMAZING YZ' 250s with their HUGE Horse Power Engines & Self Tuning Reed Induction are considered FAR More Versatile & FAR More Powerful than a most 250's etc in her class of this Vintage Era ! This Baby Starts Easy & Runs GREAT !!!! & I think She Looks like a Million dollars !!!! This Beauty has been in storage for many years !!!! It looks like it has been fairly well maintained and not abused & therefore as it has quite a bit of it's whole life ahead of it !!! FEAR NOT ! ! ! These are Super Nice & SUPER "FUN" Bikes to Ride + I feel Very light for a Open Class bike & also Very Forgiving to ride & Without Question are ....Known for being Very DURABLE, Very RELIABLE & SUPER FUN ! FUN ! FUN ! to Ride This is a Bike that most everyone seems to think feels very natural to them & fits most say it fits them like a Glove ! The 400's were also based on the 250 chassis etc so Displacement size it is Super light & Super Strong + Very Agile ...As it's center of Mass is fairly Low for a Bike of this size & Great for New Riders as it's seat is fairly low off the Ground Most People agree these YAMAHA 250 YZ's are Possibly one of the MORE FUN , MOST RELIABLE & Best Built & "Hands Down" one of the MOST Trouble Free Dirt Racing bikes made ! & This Baby seems to Run GREAT ! ..& Typically she Starts Super Quick !! and there are plenty of Great People that carry a TON of parts for these Wonderful YAMAHA Dirt/ Race bikes should you ever need anything! (In fact I have several Great Spare YAMAHA Dirt Racing engines as well as cylinders & heads etc etc etc. up for sale right now ). Keep in mind this bike has been in a garage in covered storage for several decades !!!! & as you can see...It is in AMAZING CONDITION ! ... In Fact ...I think she has her Original Gas Tank, Front Fenders and right & left Side Number Panels are in Good Shape and like her beautiful tank have all been refinished and as you can see I think they ALL Look Great ! & Yes, She has what looks to be New old stock Original 1977-79 YZ YAMAHA Graphics !!!! My Mechanic and I flushed out the tank, Carb Fuel lines & the entire Fuel System & added a Brand New in line Gas Filter, & again it looks to have Her ORIGINAL YAMAHA Gas tank ..This Beauty STARTS & RUNS GREAT & She is "Ready to Go have some fun with" ! Try to keep in mind these Wonderful Bikes are all About FUN ! ......Think About it if You pass this Baby Up ....where else will you ever find a 1977 YZ 400 CC YAMAHA "Off Road" Racing Bike with so little use & so Little abuse ...on her ! ! ! As far as Dirt bikes Go ...the bigger the bikes displacement is... the less hard the bike has to work (IE) many Enthusiasts feel a 250's engine will last FAR Longer than a 125 !!! ....Also, this bike looks to be in Very Nice Condition (Even her DID style Alloy Wheels LOOK GREAT ! ! ! ! ! ! Most everyone that I have talked to over the years has told me that these YZ 250 YAMAHA VINTAGE Dirt RACING Bikes were one of the very Best & Most advanced bikes of it's day....& based on my experience with these YZ 250cc Bikes ... I would have to add maybe "One of this ERA's Very Best, Most DURABLE & Fastest and Most Versatile Dirt bikes EVER MADE !!!! Many of My Very Best friends & Best Racing Buddies used to have several of these YZ 250s & another friend had a YZ 400s when they first came out He was Big in "The Checkers" Dirt Racing Motorcycle Racing Club....& I can tell you their YZ 250's were FAR Better (100,000,000%) better than my 1974 250 YAMAHA MX & I would have bought a YZ 250 also to but I was just financially unable to swing a Bike that Nice..... If you live out of the Country I will be glad to supply you with a California Certified "NOTORIZED * BILL of SALE" as I recently sent two of my Vintage Collection bikes to the United Kingdom (England) and that is all that they required. To my eye ...I think She looks Great ! ...I have always been very Proud of this particularly Beautiful 1977 250 cc.YAMAHA YZ 250 VINTAGE DIRT RACING Bike !! ....& Even in 2014 She Still LOOKS GREAT !!! + She Starts Easy & Runs & Shifts GREAT ! as these are Super Reliable & DURABLE Bikes ! & Everyone seems to be in agreement that .... "These Bikes are GREAT ! & Quite Possibly one of the More FUN & RELIABLE Bikes I have Ever ridden in the past "FIVE" Decades Since the late 1950's !" (...& I was a Technical Editor for "CYCLE NEWS" Magazine 1969-1975 (at that time it was the Largest Motorcycle publication on Earth ! ! ! & I wrote 14 Four to Five page Featured Technical Articles for "Cycle News" magazine & Also, I was a Four+ Year Sponsored Open Class "TT" & "Half Mile" Racer for "BULTACO" Motorcycles late 1969 to 1975 So ...No One Loves a Great Dirt Bike Better than Me ! ....and again ........If you Pass Up this Wonderful Bike where will you ever find a Vintage 1970's YAMAHA Off Road Racing Bike this NICE Especially with so little use on Her ????? ?????? This is a Bike that most anyone could Have "BIG FUN" ridding all day long On !Most everyone I have talked with agrees these MONO SHOCK 250 CC YAMAHA YZ's have hands down in this ERA have DURABILITY Always been considered one of the Worlds BEST Dirt / Racing bikes & YAMAHA has Long Been known for their Trouble Free, Reliability. The YAMAHA 250cc YZ with it's Self Tuning REED Valve Induction... Unlike many other dirt bikes are probably one of the Easier to Ride & I think Most Most Rider Friendly 400cc displacement Class Dirt Racing Bikes ever Made !!! & this 1977 YZ 250 is BY FAR one of the Most Evolved Early Successful Dirt Racing Bikes as it has all of the Most sought after Goodies (Self Tuning Reed Valve Inductions system, For the First time Decent "Air Pressured" "Big Travel" Forks & "Pressured" Decent Travel Rear Shock Suspension with its Pressurized & heat treated Aluminum Forks "Super Strong" MONO shock Rear suspension (again..."in 1977 All of this was Dirt Racing "Rocket Science" that Really Worked GREAT " ! ! ! ), Very Simple less hassle far more reliable Air Cooled (These Had a Much better than the later 1980's early water cooled YAMAHA's Etc etc I have heard) (this being one of the last years of these Very Perfected YAMAHA 250 cc ("Air Cooled") engines ( Factory Tuned MX style Race Factory YAMAHA TUNED EXPANSION Chamber style) Tuned Exhaust Pipe , Original Factory Big Radial style Cooling HEAD & All of this Yet She is still nice and (relatively) fairly low to the Ground ( Lower Center of Gravity makes this bike Far More Stable less Scary for Newer Riders) and because of her fairly Low height She will even fit in right into my Chevy Astro Mini Van even with the vans center seat still in place !!!! How many 400 CC Off Road DIRT RACING bikes can do that ! This Baby Typically Starts Quick & EASY ! This Has her original YAMAHA Factory seat that was Completely rebuilt from the frame up by my Custom Car Upholstery Shop & she also has her Original YAMAHA Headlight Front fenders & left side panel, Her Original Gas tank has been Newly refinished & Painted as are the Front & Right & Left side panels and Both Front & Fenders. YES ! the gas tank Graphics have been replaced with what looks to be ORIGINAL New Old Stock 77-79 YZ Graphics that help make this bike look new ! The inside of her tank looks GREAT. She has her Original foot Pegs, shifter, She has Nice NEW Handlebar Grips & Handlebars ! brake & clutch levers etc etc are still in Very Nice Condition ! The Shifter and Brake levers also Look Great ! This Beauty looks to have been in storage or was definitely not ridden much at all & Currently ...She is "Running Great" She has not been ridden much in recent years I think the more you run her the better she will run ! .... Make No Mistake this Baby: Runs, Shifts & Rides GREAT ! * * * Again.... Think About it , if You pass this Baby Up .....where else will you ever find a BEAUTIFUL GREAT & SUPER VERSATILE 400 CC YAMAHA YZ Racer with very little use on her ! ! ! ??????????????????????? This Wonderful Bike was storage in a Nice Dry Garage for many years.The tank & Carburetor were flushed & we put in fresh gas & She started right up ! ! ! ! ! ! !) My mechanic installed a Brand New inline fuel filter etc...& Every time we have run this Beautiful Bike over the past few weeks "The Engine Runs Great and Typically starts Quick ! It runs well & seems Shifts well thru the gears GREAT ! ! ! PLEASE NOTE: This Auctions Bidding Rules: This is a fairly Big ticket item so please NO NEGATIVE feedback bidders or if you are new to ebay (less than 90 days) & or have less than 5 feedbacks feedback ... please email me & get approval "PRIOR" to bidding or your bid may be removed etc * Please ask all your questions and do your research "PRIOR" to bidding on this item. AGAIN... PLEASE, work out all shipping details & Know what Transporting will cost you BEFORE You Bid !, Buyer is responsible for & pays for any and all shipping involved with this item .Also, Please make sure your spouse is up for this..* Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours by phone & Place a Non Refundable 500 US dollar pay pal deposit (I will email you my phone number immediately after the close of auction). * & Also... ALL Negotiable Funds must be received within 3 days of close of auction. * * * If these have not been done * Please Note *... You will be in default of this auction. * * * ....Provided this is paid off (in required three (3) M-S days) I am willing to store the it for up to 2 weeks in my garage from close of auction while you arrange pickup & I will gladly assist you with shipping to any International or Domestic Shipper in the Los Angeles Harbor area.Seller reserves the right to the close of this auction at his discretion prior to the end of this auction . Like all real auctions all sales are final. Like most any used item terms of sale are of course, AS IS with no implied or expressed warranties. and purchaser assumes all risk for the use of this Wonderful Motorcycle. All forms of payment must be Proven "Cleared" by my bank before this Wonderful Bike can leave my homes garage. Please do us both a Big Favor and Please do not bid on this item unless you are able to 100% Fund this at this time, unless prior arrangements have been made & Cleared by me (Prior to bidding on this item). Thank You, Good Luck and Happy Bidding ! * * * If you have any new riders they will appreciate the fairly Low Center of Gravity of this Wonderful Bike.. Her Very Do-able Stance and Stable (Not as Top Heavy) feel of this Magnificent YAMAHA 250 cc YZ VINATGE Dirt Racing bike Particularly compared to most all of the of the new dirt racing bikes . PLEASE NOTE: These Classic YZ YAMAHA 250 cc bikes in Great Condition typically sell for about $2,000.00 to 3,000.00 (if you can even find one) & & up particularly with the Low time on her this bike has... You can steal this bike for just Pennies on the Dollar....As I need to make space here as we lost all of my storage next door ...So my loss could be your gain as ...I am selling this well under market value. If you are a Vintage Bike Enthusiast and LOVE to tinker on these Wonderful Bikes you will make out like a Bandit on this Beautiful Bike for the Very Low price I have listed it. I was Really hoping this bike would end up with someone that is a Vintage Bike Enthusiast Someone that would really enjoy riding & getting a chance to Really ENJOY this wonderful "FUN" bike. As I would prefer it Not to end up with a "nit picker" that knows nothing about these Wonderful bikes and is just trying to make a big profit by re-sale-ing this bike and in reality cares nothing about this bike. So if you are a "nit picker" or a re-Saler please do not bid on this auction as I want this bike to go to a good home that will Love it ....as it Should Be !I feel Overall the bike is in Great running Condition. .The Engine RUNS GREAT and typically Starts in Quick & EASY ! ! ! ! She Shifts & Stops Great. I think just running this bike a little She will Run better and better and Better . Again, as I think I mentioned earlier I have an agreement with my wife that I will only tinker on my Classic Bike Collection and I have agreed not ride any of my vintage collection or any bike & being in my later 60's it seems like a reasonable request. So... there you have it you can get this Great Find for about a Third of what I have seen these go for...A GREAT Bike that is built good enough to last Many More decades & Will Always be collectible and will always have a Following of Delightful People that Know and Respect these Great Motorcycles from YAMAHA ..."a Company that has Won Many (a TON) of World Championships for a over half a Century" !...This is a Timeless Beauty & a True High Quality Japanese 1977 Bike..... that Runs GREAT & I would guess her overall chassis is most likely Barely broken in... & You can Get All this... for Peanuts !