The IT465 and IT490 thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by dawid, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. dar373

    dar373 beanflicker

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    in oz we only got blue..the whites are very rare down here..cheers dean
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  2. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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    I guess I need to sell my 83 IT 490 :(I never get to ride it and its a bit tall for me anyway. It was one of those spur of the moment buys that a 5' 7" tall guy should never do LOL!
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  3. Motorcycho

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    mine is the white 81 and my buddies is an 82

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    and we were just cooling down, nothing more!
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  4. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Oh, great! Now I have to go watch them slaughter a pig to get those images out of my mind!:huh

    OR, how about Dawn on 'Papa Smurf's cousin IT'?

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    Much better.

    :lol3
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  5. dar373

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    you guys are keen riding big bore 2 strokes without elbow guards:huh
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  6. dar373

    dar373 beanflicker

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    any one know the battery part number for 81 465?
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  7. dawid

    dawid Adventurer

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  8. dar373

    dar373 beanflicker

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    thanx again dawid:clap
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  9. fatalerror

    fatalerror skrik vir niks

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    I had one just like that down in maritzburg back in the day. It scared the kak out of me. It's a blerrie monster! I used to ride the fire roads up to midmar dam. Damn, that was lekker!!!

    Cheers boet!
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  10. B327T

    B327T Old School Junkie

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    My 82 465J. I have the original headlight but prefer the square one. It produces more light.

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  11. dar373

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    dc plastics are crap..just got mine..not drilled,heavy,bad fit,bad cut..makes me cranky that the only mob making them are making crap.....$300aus is a f,n ripoff.....someone else should have a go..there must be money in it..i will post pics soon:chace
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  12. Surrlibrumm

    Surrlibrumm Wanderer

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  13. Surrlibrumm

    Surrlibrumm Wanderer

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    Ooooups .... sorry

    I think it was 1979 or 1980, flew to Houston, bought a IT 425, down to the Mexican Border at Nuevo Llaredo, then across the Sierra Madre to Tampico.

    We had our Bikes (my friend had XT 500) , a sleeping bag, a back bag, a water bottle and a knife on the belt. Ond of course a compass and a map (1:1'500'000).

    We suvived.
    Don't know why.
    We had unbelivable experiences. I could write a book about that 4 weeks.
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  14. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Cool!:thumb We'd settle for just a ride report.:deal

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    Cordless, check yer pm's.
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  15. dar373

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  16. dar373

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    ^^^^^bump:D
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  17. dawid

    dawid Adventurer

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    ???

    The current lighting coil has a resistance reading far from the specfied value, I ordered a new one from Yamaha. After receiving the new coil I noticed it had an extra wire, the old one has only one winding. The new coil has two windings.

    Do I simply ignore the second winding ?

    Can anyone provide some help ?

    Thanks
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  18. JR Greenhorn

    JR Greenhorn Been here awhile

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    So, how do the ITs compare to similar year YZs?


    More specifically, I have a considerable amount of seat time on an '83 YZ490, but I've never seen an IT in person. How would a similar-year IT490 compare?

    I assume power is mellowed in favor of low-end lugability, but how much?

    I would also assume a milder state of tune would make for somewhat easier starting, compared to the YZs and relative to open-classers in general?

    Is the IT suspension downgraded any from the YZ spec, or simply tuned differently?

    I didn't realize ITs were equipped with a battery. Do they still have permament magnets in their flywheels, or do they require the battery to power field coils (like DTs)?
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  19. dawid

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    No battery is required to start the bike.

    IT490 has 5 gears compared to the 4 in a YZ490.
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  20. Helmet_Hair

    Helmet_Hair Been here awhile

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    The IT's were much easier to live with than the YZ's. Yes they had heavier flywheels for more inertia and chug in the woods. Better spaced gearing for woods riding, and tuned for more low-end. That being said, they are NOT wimpy by any stretch of the imagination. The big bore IT's are absolute animals, they'll climb a tree if there's enough traction. They don't turn real well (long wheel base, heavy) but very ridable bikes...love 'em!:norton
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