No Reserve: 1975 Honda CB750 K5

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This 1975 Honda CB750 K5 is a stock example with a 736cc inline-four, 5-speed manual transmission, front disc brake, and four individual exhaust pipes. Acquired by the selling dealer in 2017 as part of a large Arizona collection, the bike has since received a carburetor cleaning as well as parts and maintenance including new intake manifolds, hoses, fluids, and a new battery. Described as a turn-key example showing 19k indicated miles, this CB750 is sold with an Arizona title. The bike is said to retain original Planet Blue Metallic paint and decals throughout. Factory equipment includes an electric starter, flat two-place seat, dual mirrors, and turn signals. Brightwork and lighting are detailed in a number of close-up photos below along with occasional blemishes including a cracked side cover. Instrumentation includes a 150mph speedometer and a tach showing an 8000 rpm redline. The motorcycle reportedly had a single owner prior to the Arizona collector and its 5-digit odometer shows just over 19k miles, which is believed accurate by the seller. The 736cc transverse air-cooled SOHC four is equipped with four Keihin carburetors and four individual exhaust pipes. Peak output was a claimed 68 horsepower in 1975. The engine had not been started for a number of years prior the seller’s acquisition, but is now running thanks to a carburetor cleaning, replacement rubber intake manifolds and hoses, fresh fluids, and a new battery. Power is sent to the chain-driven rear wheel through a 5-speed manual transmission. Suspension is by telescoping fork and rear swingarm, while wire-spoked wheels wear 19″ rubber up front and 18″ in the rear. New old-stock parts were reportedly used by the previous owner for any required maintenance, though records are limited to those from the recent work performed by the seller’s shop. A short start-up and riding video has been added below:

1958 BMW Isetta 600

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This 1958 BMW Isetta 600 is finished in a two-tone blue and white and equipped with US market lighting and bumpers. The previous owner reportedly restored the car in 2014, including a repaint and reupholstering of the interior, as well as refurbishment of the engine, transmission, and brakes. The seller purchased the car in 2014 and has taken it to local shows and events during his ownership. This two-door Isetta is offered with records covering the seller’s ownership, and a clean California title in the seller’s name. The Isetta 600 features a 66.9″ wheelbase, which is more than a foot longer than the standard Isetta 300. The car was repainted by the previous owner in two-tone white and blue with matching blue wheels. The front door handle caused some cracking in the paint, and the seller had the area around the handle and front emblem touched up. This example is equipped with standard US-market lighting and tubular bumper overriders. The 600 has two doors, one at the front and one at the right rear for rear seat passengers. The side windows open by sliding fore and aft rather than rolling up and down. The interior is upholstered in white vinyl with contrasting blue cloth on the seat faces. The exposed steering column passes through the cabin, and the lower casting forms the pedal mount. The 5-digit odometer shows 21k miles. The seller has trailered the car to shows for most of his ownership, and the true mileage is unknown. Power comes from a 26 horsepower 582cc boxer-twin mated to a 4-speed manual transaxle. The previous owner reportedly refurbished the engine, transmission, and brakes, though no records are available prior to 2014. The seller reports that reverse engagement is slightly stiff, though the selector rod assembly was inspected and found to be without issue by two different repair shops. The most recent service was performed in 2017 and included a fuel flush and new battery.

1942 Zundapp KS750 Project

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This 1942 Zundapp KS750 is a project that was previously owned by VW collector Dana Steele, who was killed in an accident earlier this year. His collection was subsequently passed to the current owner, including this roller Zundapp, which suffered some kind of internal engine failure during Steele’s ownership. A large cache of spares is provided, including two engine cases, numerous cylinder heads, two transmissions, and many smaller parts as shown below. The bike has been partially repainted in tan, though numerous components are said to remain in unrestored condition. This Zundapp is now being offered on behalf of the current owner by BaT regular Wob with a clean California title. The Zundapp KS750 was developed from the civilian KS600 for use in the German military. The original specification called for a top speed of about 95 km/h and a payload capacity of some 500 kilograms, the equivalent of three fully equipped soldiers. Minimum operating speed was about that of a walking soldier, which is facilitated by the high-low range gearbox featuring eight forward gears and four reverse gears. The open driveshaft powers a lockable differential which sends power to both rear wheels. The three 16″ wheels feature hydraulic drum brakes with asymmetric braking on the two rear wheels. All three wheels are identically sized and can be interchanged. The front fork is a girder type, with springs concealed in the reinforced steel fork members. This bike has been partially repainted in Afrika Korps tan, including the frame, fuel tank, sidecar and fenders. The ammo boxes, headlight bucket, and wheels appear to be unrestored. A speedometer/odometer is the only instrument. 3,000 kilometers (~1,900 miles) are shown, though the true mileage is unknown. Though the motorcycle itself is a hardtail, the sidecar features a rudimentary leaf spring suspension. Seating is available for three, including the operator, sidecar passenger, and a second passenger on a sprung pillion seat aft of the operator. The 751cc flat-twin has been removed due to a suspected bad rod. The engine is currently disassembled, and numerous parts come with the bike as shown above. Two crankcases, two transmissions, numerous cylinder heads, and a wide array of other smaller parts are included. More than 300 boxes of parts came from the Dana Steele collection. What is pictured is only what is currently known to belong with the bike. More parts may be available in the large parts cache and will be added to the supply of spares as they are found. The seller recommends that the winning bidder allot time to search through the collection of parts for potentially useful items.

1968 Bultaco Metralla MK2

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This 1968 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 has been owned by the seller for 10 years and was completely rebuilt by marque specialist Ken McGuire 35 miles ago in 2015. The original 250cc 2-stroke single was rebuilt and is paired with a 5-speed transmission. Modifications include Progressive Suspension gas shocks, a Mikuni carburetor, and a K&N air filter. This Metralla is sold with all replaced original parts, a service manual, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name. The MK2 Metralla was introduced in 1967 and for a brief period was the fastest 250cc street bike available, setting a lap record at the 1967 Isle of Man TT race. The complete bike weight in at only 250 pounds and the 32hp 250cc single enabled a top speed of over 100 mph. Approximately 5000 were built from 1967-74. Various thumbs-up badges and the tool box are shown below. The paint, chrome, and polished aluminum surfaces were reportedly addressed during the restoration. The gas tank, fenders, and side covers are freshly painted, while the seat is said to be an unrestored original with some wear to the suede center panel and rear lower edge. All control cables and both levers have been replaced, and a new wiring harness was installed with new switches. Alterations from stock include Progressive Suspension gas shocks with powder coated springs. The seller notes that the correct rubber chain cover is not installed, the speedometer is not connected, and the horn is not attached. All removed parts are said to be included and are shown in the gallery below. The twin leading shoe front brake is vented and has new shoes. Shouldered Akront alloy wheels have been trued and feature stainless spokes with new Michelin tires. All wheel bearings and the steering head bearings have been replaced. Power comes from a 32hp 250cc two stroke paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine stamping matches the frame stamping (2302439) and the transmission was inspected for wear during the restoration. A Mikuni carburetor with a K&N air filter was added and the original pieces are included with the sale. The exhaust, chain, and petcocks were replaced with new items. The original oil mixer has been removed so fuel must be pre-mixed, or oil mixed in the tank. The seller reports that the engine runs well. Complete invoices for the rebuild are included, but no service receipts are available prior to the seller’s purchase. All original parts that were replaced will also be included. The seller has only added 35 miles since completion due to a leg injury.

187-Mile 2012 BMW F800GS Triple Black

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This 2012 BMW F800GS is a stock Triple Black model which has been ridden under 200 miles from new. As the dual-sport entry in BMW’s F800 line, the GS comes equipped with longer suspension travel as well as a host of other offroad-oriented accessories as described below. This example remains in the collection of its original owner, who purchased it for use on a tour of Africa but was unable to make the trip. It is sold with an Arizona title. The Triple Black model came with black paint over a grey frame, silver double swingarm, and anodized black suspension fork. All paint and body parts remain original with no chips, scratches or other blemishes according to the seller. Black-rimmed wire-spoke wheels are mounted with Pirelli Scorpion Trail dual-sport tires. The motorcycle is optioned with defeatable anti-lock braking and heated grips, while other stock and accessory equipment includes a luggage rack, top case, engine guard, skid plate, center stand, and hand guards. A digital trip computer is also present and shows 187 miles on its odometer. The 798cc parallel twin sends a factory rated 85 horsepower to the chain-driven rear wheel through a 6-speed manual gearbox. Braking power comes from a pair of twin-piston Brembo front discs along with a smaller single-piston version at the rear. Registration and insurance have reportedly been kept continuously up to date during the seller’s ownership, while maintenance as part of the collection includes charging of the battery and a brief local ride every 30 days.

50-Years Owned 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C

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This 1951 Series C Vincent Rapide is a recently restored example that was given to the current owner as a disassembled project in 1967. It was put together and used infrequently for several years until being entrusted to Marty Dickerson, a Vincent racer and builder who held the un-streamlined Black Lightning record at Bonneville for many years. The 998cc V-twin and integrated 4-speed gearbox were rebuilt to Shadow specs approximately seven years ago by Southern California Vincent expert Mike Parti. In 2014, Mickey Peters of Bakersfield, California began a $41k restoration. All new fasteners and other assembly components, essential to a well sorted Vincent, were sourced from the UK and used in the build. A Black Shadow speedometer was added along with a coil ignition, Series D center stand, a concealed electric starter, and a Ducati clutch. A rare, period-correct Olicana aluminum fairing was also restored and has been installed. This Rapide has been ridden just over 700 miles since the restoration was completed in January 2016, with considerable sorting accomplished since. It is now being offered for sale by the current owner’s son with documentation of the restoration, as well as a letter of authenticity from the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club and a clean California title. Air Force JAG officer Capt. Tom Culver gave this bike to the current owner in a dissembled state 50 years ago along with an intact 1948 Vincent White Shadow. It was moved from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and initially assembled by Vern Carr, a mechanical engineer and inventor. The owner and his brother rode both bikes for a number of years until they were sent to Marty Dickerson in the early 1970s. The White Shadow was sold on behalf of the current owner for $750, and a restoration of the Rapide was initiated. Work progressed slowly, and over the years the matching-numbers uniform frame member and rear frame member were used for Marty’s other projects. When the current owner reacquired this Rapide in the mid 2000s, Marty gave him a 1950 Rapide uniform frame member (#RC4560) and a 1952 Black Shadow rear frame member (#RC10611B) as replacements. These items are now incorporated in the bike, though it is registered as a 1951 because of the engine stamping. The tank and Olicana fairing were repainted in black during Mickey Peters’ 2014-2016 restoration, with custom gold trim and correct decals added to both. The major mechanical components, including the forged aluminum Girdraulic front forks and rear swing arm, were freshly powder coated. The fenders are new polished items from the UK, and all other components were re-chromed or re-plated as required. The rims and stainless steel spokes are also replacement period-correct items, and new Avon tires have been mounted. New fasteners and assembly components were also sourced from the UK and installed during the restoration. The original seat was rebuilt and reupholstered, and many additional photos of the work in progress can be found in the gallery below. A Series D center stand with a long torque arm has been added, making it easier to park and release the bike while seated on the saddle. The original rear stand and duplex side stands remain fitted. A Black Shadow speedometer was acquired many years ago by Marty Dickerson and has recently been re-calibrated. The odometer currently shows just over 700 miles, reflecting the distance covered since the restoration was completed, including a recent tour of several hundred miles at the national Vincent meeting in Montana. A concealed electric starter from Francois Grosset has been added and is operated with the red button seen above, though the the bike can still be kick started using the original handlebar-mounted compression release. The air-cooled 998cc V-twin (#F10AB/1/7518) was rebuilt by the late Vincent expert Mike Parti about seven years ago. The internals have been upgraded to Shadow specs, increasing rated horsepower from 45 to 55. The engine remains unpainted at the insistence of Parti, who was a purist. The generator appears outwardly stock but has increased charging capacity in order to accommodate the electric starter, coil ignition, and upgraded lighting. A modern battery and Ducati clutch have also been added, and reportedly eliminate the sometimes difficult Vincent starting regimen. The 4-speed gearbox is part of the power unit and was also rebuilt by Parti. A period Vincent rider’s handbook is included along with receipts and a CD of images documenting the restoration. A selection of these items can be seen in the gallery below. The letter from the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club Machine Registrar can be seen above, confirming ownership history and the serial numbers of the main components. A number of vintage motorcycle collectors and motorcycle journalists have ridden the bike, reportedly complimenting its operation and handling. A video of the longterm current owner explaining the history can be seen below, along with a video of his son’s friend riding the bike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sQqfBzzHoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcTM5KWsHoo

1965 Ducati Diana Mark 3

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This 1965 Ducati Diana Mark 3 has been ridden only 10 miles over 29 years with the seller, who has used it primarily for display. The bike is powered by a 250cc single-cylinder with a 5-speed transmission. The seller purchased it from a former Ducati dealer with a reported rebuilt engine, and recently changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, and cleaned the points. This Mark 3 is sold with a factory tool kit, owners manuals, and a clean Tennessee title in the seller’s name. The Mark 3 weighed only 250 pounds and produced 30 horsepower new, making it the fastest 250cc street bike available when new. A period Cycle World test found that the Mark 3 was capable of a standing quarter mile time of 16.5 seconds at 79.5mph with a top speed of 104mph –faster than the contemporary Yamaha TD1 race bike. The paint is reported to be original with age related chips and scratches. The gas tank is an older repaint of good quality with clean internals, but the seller also has a tank with original paint and will offer the buyer a choice between the two. Minor surface rust can be found on the rear fender tip and the chrome shows signs of pitting. The front fender and tool box logos are also faded. The early production Mark 3 featured smaller scrambler style fenders with 18 inch wheels. The seller mentions that it wears older race tires that should be replaced if returned to the road. The Veglia tachometer was a unique feature of the Diana Mark 3 and had an 8500 rpm redline. 7730 miles are shown on the odometer but can not be verified as correct. The number plate with flyscreen is a period accessory. Factory clip-ons wear period Grand Touring grips, and all controls are reported to work well. Power comes from a matching numbers 250cc bevel-drive 4-stroke single cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is believed to have been rebuilt several years ago by the former owner, who was a Ducati dealer. Features include magneto ignition, factory rear set foot-pegs, and a megaphone exhaust. The bike was in storage for several years before the seller changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, and cleaned the points. The factory tool roll is included as well as a service manual, and the original owner’s manuals. No service receipts are available as the seller has personally performed all necessary maintenance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuP0XNmRnAQ The seller has added a video to illustrate the running condition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pl_9R0Cw50

Unusual Trials/Street Bike: 1987 Honda Reflex TLR 200

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This 1987 Honda Reflex TLR 200 (VIN JH2MD0902HK102965) is an interesting and fairly unusual trials/street hybrid, and as this model was exported here to the US for just 1986 (1987 examples like this one were simply leftovers), they now seem to be pretty rare as well. Condition looks good, and the seller claims a modest ~1,500 miles as well as no rust in the tank, full functionality, good tires, a new spark plug, oil, fork seals, chain tensioner pad and a cleaned and adjusted carb. Find it here on eBay in Colorado Springs, Colorado with reserve not met. The bike’s geometry seems to be a bit more relaxed than a full-on competition machine, but should make it a lot more comfortable on the street. The brightly painted frame contrasts well against a clean white tank and fender plastics, none of which appear to harbor any signs of abuse or wear apart from a couple scratches on the headlamp fairing. The seat, grips and lenses also look nice, and knobbly tires have plenty of tread remaining, though their age is unknown. The instrument cluster shows some fading on the gauge face and warning light panel, but all the lights sound to be operational. The speedo numbers peak at 75 MPH, but that may be a tad optimistic with a 170lb. rider aboard. 1,557 miles are seen on the odometer and are reportedly correct. A 194cc four-stroke single is nestled in the frame, and sends 13.5 HP rearward through a 6-speed gearbox. The seller mentions a recent servicing that included new oil, filters and a spark plug, along with a carb adjustment, new fork seals and chain tensioner pad. There are no obvious signs of fluid leaks, and engine’s paint has held up well too. Small dual-purpose bikes are loads of fun, and this one’s rarity and unusual trials/street setup makes it especially intriguing.

1969 Greeves Ranger

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This 1969 Greeves Ranger is a refurbished example that shows 1,145 miles. The seller acquired it ten years ago out of basement storage, where it is said to have been kept for 35 years. It was then brought to Greeves expert, Mark Sawicki for a major refurbishment and a few upgrades. Power comes from a 250cc Villiers air-cooled single with a four-speed manual gearbox, and the bike has been fitted with a rebuilt speedometer, re-wound magneto, taller gearing, and a custom luggage rack. This Ranger is now being offered in Bluffton, South Carolina with a documentation folder, service records, spares, and a clear New York State transferable registration. When the dual-sport craze took off in the mid-1960’s, the West Coast Importer for Greeves, Nick Nicholson, needed a competitive offering. He convinced Burt Greeves to make a version of his trials and motocross bike street-legal and sell them in the US. After some prototypes were assembled from standard frames, parts, and engines, the Ranger was developed with its unique sand-cast down tube, leading-link front end, and hollow swing arm with integrated drip-style chain oiler. For use in the Ranger, the 250cc Villiers two-stroke came equipped with a proprietary cast aluminum cylinder head, complete with a compression release. The four-speed manual gearbox was originally setup with “trials” gearing, which was reportedly good for around 40 mph. However, during the refurbishment, when the engine cases were split, an upgraded countershaft sprocket and associated parts were fitted to allow a top speed of around 55 mph. The original gearset is included with the sale. Other notable work included re-plating the hardware, installing new shocks, brake shoes, chain, sprockets, tires, and tubes, along with sending the ignition magneto to the UK for re-winding. The original headlight nacelle and tail lamp assembly were missing when the seller acquired the bikes. These items are shared with other BSA and Triumph models, and new reproductions have been sourced and installed. The Smiths speedometer has been rebuilt and is set to show the believed-accurate 1,145 miles, 153 of which have been added by the seller. The bike has been fitted with a few modifications, including a redesign of the kickstart lever, extending the front fender brace over the 21″ front wheel, and fabricating a luggage rack out of thicker tubing in the style of the original unit. Passenger pegs were not originally supplied but the gussets/mounts for them are part of the frame should the next owner wish to ride two-up. Extra plugs and a wrench are kept on the rear support. Spare parts and a set of Whitworth wrenches are also included with the sale. After the refurbishment was completed, the seller rode the bike on the USCRA’s Moto-Giro, and earlier this month entered it in the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, where it won the Palmetto Award. A brief video taken by the seller is shown below.

No Reserve: 1971 BMW R60/5

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This 1971 BMW R60/5 has been with the seller for five years and is equipped with a 600cc flat-twin and 4-speed manual gearbox. The previous owner was a close friend of the seller’s, who acquired the bike in stock configuration and modified it with a custom exhaust system, K&N air filters, Laverda handlebars, Corbin seat pan, Oshmo rear-set foot pegs, and aftermarket lighting. An oil change was performed a year ago, and this R60/5 is now being offered for sale at no reserve with a clean California title in the seller’s name. Equipped with an electric starter and telescopic forks, the /5 series are said to be the first line of BMW motorcycles manufactured entirely in Berlin. According to the seller, the engine, chassis, gas tank, and frame are original to the motorcycle. A small chip and some bubbling are noted on the gas tank from a substandard previous repair, and the tank has since been lined with Red-Kote and no further issues are reported by the seller. A custom exhaust system was added by the previous owner and the rear taillight and turn signal assembly were replaced with a single circular brake light. Some corrosion is present on the exhaust pipes, rear swing-arm hardware, Laverda cafe racer-style handle bars, and triple-clamp. The Corbin seat-pan was re-upholstered and Oshmo rear-set foot pegs were added. No gauges or instrumentation are present, and thus, true mileage is unknown. The seller estimates that under 1,500 miles were added during their five-year ownership. According to the seller, the carburetors leak fuel at times and a small oil leak is present under the engine body. A new side-mounted gel battery was fitted in an aftermarket battery assembly, and the previous owner installed K&N air filters. No service records are available, and most maintenance was personally performed by the seller during their ownership.