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Old 03-06-2006, 08:04 AM   #1
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Ysr50?

Neighbor apparently has a mint YSR50 for sale, although I forgot to ask the year and it is at his other house, but I think I might be able to nab this thing cheap, he knows nothing about motorcycles and just says it has low miles and is not damaged, although he paid retail for it when he got it so I don;t wanna insult him with a lowball, I'm thinking if I can nab this thing mint for 750 I ought to be good, they are factory street legal too.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:54 AM   #2
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Firts 'road bike' I ever rode was a ysr 50. Guy we knew had two of them, rode one over one day when I was 12 or 13 and I got to ride it around the yard, coolest thing ever, I always wanted one. If you can get it then do, they're cool.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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Decent shape for $750 is a steal. $1500-2500 for a decent, unmolested one around here.
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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YSR50.....thats the 50 cc liquid cooled 2 stroke 6 speed little street bike right? Those things are pretty cool and iirc go pretty damn fast for being what they are size wise. If its in good shape i think $750 would be a good deal.
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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YSR50.....thats the 50 cc liquid cooled 2 stroke 6 speed little street bike right? Those things are pretty cool and iirc go pretty damn fast for being what they are size wise. If its in good shape i think $750 would be a good deal.
No, aircooled, built 1987 to 1990 IIRC. Honda make a liquid cooled version called the NSR50.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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Update, bike is an 89, apparently in perfect shape, ridden for a week once a year until a few years ago and then stored in his garage, he wants 1400 if I like what it looks like, this horribly high?
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:50 PM   #7
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Update, bike is an 89, apparently in perfect shape, ridden for a week once a year until a few years ago and then stored in his garage, he wants 1400 if I like what it looks like, this horribly high?
That's about right, from what I've seen on YSR boards. About $1200 for a low to mid-2K's for modded bikes.

You can shoehorn all kinds of different motors in there.



Crazy fun. A friend of mine had one and I had a blast on it.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #8
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Thumb How cool!

In Alberta here, we have a whole race series in the mini roadbikes.
http://www.amra.ca/
I'd love to get in on one of those and race on the track.

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Old 03-06-2006, 10:16 PM   #9
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Yup, lots of fun. I raced with a local club for several years.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:43 PM   #10
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came across this bike tonight on ebay...too bad its so far away:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NS50F...17772424QQrdZ1
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:29 PM   #11
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Going to go look at it come saturday, will keep you guys informed. If anything it might be a fun errands bike if it has a key.
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:56 PM   #12
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came across this bike tonight on ebay...too bad its so far away:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NS50F...17772424QQrdZ1

I've got one of these now, and it's an absolute blast to ride....I did get rid of the F'd up Miami Vice looking paint job though.......

Too bad this one is missing the whole tail body section....
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:30 PM   #13
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I've got a YSR 50 right now. If it's unmolested and cosmetically good, $1400 isn't a terribly high price.

You can get anything you need for race or sport mods on these bikes from Team Calamari Racing. For adult riding its worth ordering their "Right Spring Kit" which adds a spring and spacer to the right fork which comes from the factory without said parts. Other farkles in their catalog are pretty tempting too. Yamaha still has a good many parts available, and Dunlop still has DOT legal race quality tires to fit them.

I rode mine in the 23rd Annual True Grits Rally in north GA last October. I did the 64 miles in 2 hrs 04 minutes with stock gearing. And those were some steep and twisty mountain roads.

I've watched the prices over the last couple of years I've had mine and the value seems to hold steady for the good examples at between $1600 - $2500.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:47 PM   #14
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I rode mine in the 23rd Annual True Grits Rally in north GA last October. I did the 64 miles in 2 hrs 04 minutes with stock gearing. And those were some steep and twisty mountain roads.
I was there too on my NS50....Is that the first time you rode in it? If not, is it always that cold????? I stayed at the Econolodge in Dahlonega and though I was gonna freeze on the ride up to TWO that morning....The NS hardly has enough juice to power the headlight much less my gerbings....
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:44 AM   #15
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You can shoehorn all kinds of different motors in there.
Yep. How about a YZ400/426?
http://www.ticeman.com/ysrs/yz426f/
I saw this guy race once, it was WILD
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