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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM   #1
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1979 Yamaha IT 175 and 1983 Yamaha IT 490 and a 1978 YZ 250

Newish to this forum, more of a lurker but since you have helped with lots of my issues i figured id share my little beasts.

Purchased the 1979 for 300 bucks running! New air filter and spark plug and new fluids and have been ripping it around since! Amazing little bike and has pulled me up every hill climb and down every descent that my 2000 rm 250 does!

Two days later my friend called me and handed me a 1983 Yamaha IT 490 that had sat outside for 10 years prior to me getting it. Got it home, cleaned the tank and carb, ordered new gaskets and cleaned out the crankcase. Slapped it back together and got her started on the 3rd kick!

Right now im in the middle of putting a 78 YZ 250 back together after painting the frame and polishing the swing arm. Im always searching for parts if you have or know anyone with some! (ill post more pictures later once i have them, pulled a rookie mistake and didnt take any before i got the bike apart)

Just something to be said about spending the day on a air cooled bike in the woods. Going to attempt my first vintage race on them both hopefully on the 14th!

Please do excuse the hair hahaha, waiting for it to get chopped off for Locks of Love.
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM   #2
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The 175 in the hills on the first ride
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM   #3
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Like i said the 490 was very mossy....
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 PM   #4
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Cleaned up ok.

Also a video of the first start after 10 years

http://youtu.be/MfYafD90oiw?list=UUq...VPR2sxIOD9BcUA
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM   #5
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Sorry it wont let me add more then one photo at a time. Here is the 78 yz 250 after i pulled almost everything
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Frame cleaned up really nice
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Excited to see how the swing arm comes out!
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Old Today, 04:53 AM   #8
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Getting hard to find IT490's in that condition, that one cleaned up really nicely!

if you ever want to sell that one, please drop me a note
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Old Today, 06:04 AM   #9
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Very nice! It's good seeing those bikes get the love they deserve. I've been halfway looking for an IT myself to play with, need to look harder! Keep it up, and thanks for sharing the pics!
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Old Today, 09:51 AM   #10
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Good deals on those IT's.
I just love my little IT175g
I'm looking for a 1980 125YZ.
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