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 Post subject: Zero Mile RG500
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:08 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/152635509075?rmvSB=true

Seller says the bike came from Canada. Curious, as it's not a Canadian spec bike.

I fail to see the point in buying a bike and not riding it.

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 Post subject: Re: Zero Mile RG500
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Nice bike but it will need some detailling . Pass switch on the left command , speedometer in MPH and no Transport Canada sticker on the left side of the frame , obviously it's not a Canadian bike .


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 Post subject: Re: Zero Mile RG500
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:26 pm 
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John, That guy has 3 brand new RG500s, 2 RZV500s and an NR750, 2 RC45s all zero miles... Investments maybe.


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You meant NR750 but hit the 6. Odd why you wouldn't repair the damage from the fall over, so you can say Original? There were actually 3 mirror types on the RG500. These are not Canadian mirrors.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:39 am 
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Yep, Sorry, NR750.. :)


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That bike has different mirrors, left and right bar switches, pilot lights (missing side stand light), speedometer, and it has a GSX-R fuel cap. The RG500 fuel cap # now supersedes to the GSXR #. I bought one for my Gamma recently and got the same cap with the same coloured tab. The original would have been black like the cap. An odd things to replace on a "new" bike. I suspect that bike has an interesting story behind it.

For a "new" bike with a $45,000 US price it is in less than new condition. His "dry" storage obviously wasn't that dry.

Listed has ended.

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An interesting detail I noticed the taillight lens doesn't appear flat? Any chance this bike is a prototype?

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I think that is likely due to a specific market requirement. The parts list shows 3 different tail light part #s for different markets. I think this is a Euro model based on the flash to pass switch and the headlight switch with an "OFF" position. Maybe a UK bike with the MPH/KPH speedometer?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Most likely it is UK version. Think those are UK mirrors and with the MPH speedo it makes sense. I knew about 3 types of mirrors but not the tail lenses. How it is deemed Canadian and it's history don't make sense though. Thanx for the info John

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Now they say it is a UK bike. Go figure. http://raresportbikesforsale.com/untapp ... g500-sale/

Maybe someone has been paying attention to what we say.....for a change. Making it a featured listing (again) closed the comments. Price dropped $10K US to $35K US.

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silverstrom wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/152635509075?rmvSB=true

Seller says the bike came from Canada. Curious, as it's not a Canadian spec bike.

I fail to see the point in buying a bike and not riding it.


Not riding really rare bikes is silly. If they are truly unique and rare then the few miles of enjoyment wont detract from the value - I actually think a rider is an easier sell.

That way your pool of buyers gets larger - not many folks will have $50,000 to buy a museum piece. A $50,000 rider, probably more buyers.

I know I am glad I rode my RC45 - I put 6,800 miles on it and sold it 4 years after I bought for what I paid for it. Over the next 14 years 6 other people have owned it and none of them enjoyed riding it. Last time I saw it for sale the miles where at 6,900 miles. Thats 100 miles between 6 owners over 14 years. Sad really. And the seller wanted $50,000.

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 Post subject: Re: Zero Mile RG500
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 pm 
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seller said kevin schwantz is looking at the bike today


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 Post subject: Re: Zero Mile RG500
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motosapien wrote:
seller said kevin schwantz is looking at the bike today


And bought it viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14957&p=90672#p90672

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 Post subject: Re: Zero Mile RG500
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Sounds like the bike might get some use after all then :)

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