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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by dawid, Mar 10, 2008.
I really like the 200 I just picked up, but I have to admit, I still like my '83 490 better!
The 200 is light, power is very smooth (though not in abundance) and the combination of weight and ft. disc, makes stopping a dream. The 490 on the other hand has everything I could ever want out of an enduro bike's motor. I think I basically bought the 200 just to simply have one. This spring I really need to get some pics posted after I tear them apart and reassemble for routine maintainance. A buddy of mine's dad used to have a 200 when I was growing up and I thought the IT blue was the most attractive bike that I had ever seen!
My fellow IT'ers.... My buddy just called me and he owns an 83 YZ490 that appearantly is having a clutch issue. Since this is the best forum I know of, what better place to ask. He just pulled the bike out today, fired it up in neutral and all was well... he then clutched it and the bike lurched and stahlled. He pulled the clutch in and tried kicking it and the bike once again lurches as if not engaging the clutch. I asked if the arm was moving and he said yes, so its not a simple cable fix. Then I asked the last time he checked plates n springs, the answer was never. I can only think of checking the plates for glazing and spring tolerances. Annybody have any other ideas that I'm over-looking? Of course, ill be the one wrenching on it... thanks brothers
Plates could be stuck together just from sitting.
Back in the day,I had a IT175F(1979)Over the summer I bought an IT175G(1980) from Barton Winters.(son of Leroy Winters)Bart has hopped up this Puppy quite extensively.The bike has over 50 wins under Barts control.
This bike is soo much quicker than my older F model and I just love the fact that it is light & nimble.Hell,I do believe it is quicker than my DRZ400s from 0 to 60.
When I can figure out this PC,I'll try to post some pics.
Happy riding gentleman-Stay safe.
I have a running parts bike1981 it 465 white would need carb cleaned . never going get to it will sell to adv member for 350.oo I also have 2 parts bike 1983 it 175 still in dececnt shape with good parts and a 1979 it 175 runs but will need a new cyclinder head gasket as min just try to clean up some space for new projects I am just outside of philly in sewell nj thanks
Photos from Sundays ride.
Ready to go:
Where the IT's Roam.
The Long Way Home.
Mr. Carts the pics are cool. Where were you riding? It sure looks like a dream to ride, wherever it is!
I enjoy looking and riding these older bikes as they are so damn simple,reliable,decent performance and affordable.I cant say that for the newer stuff plus they are just so simple its like a work of art to look at at least for me it is.
There's no doubt a level of simplicity; but that's why we love these older bikes. They burp, they hiccup, they sometimes have ignition problems, but ill take that any day over a new dohc 4&5 valve four stroke. These bikes have charachter, almost soul-like. When I get on my old aircoolers, it puts a smile on my face. They're much more than a machine, they're an old friend. Give me that any day!
That is one of our weekend morning rides..
Cooper Cienega Truck Trail.
Agreed... THats why i love riding my lil ke100... Fun little bike with an attitude all its own...
my 1984 IT490. street legal
taking my barn fresh 1983 it490 out for a spin today. it definitely needs some things, but how do you pass on a 1 owner all original bike for $650 that starts first kick
i replaced cables and cleaned tank and carb and it seems to run fine. first day with no snow and decent temps (40 degrees) that i can get it out and run it for real..
You're going to have to let us know how you make out!
Replace the brake shoes.
how did you know? no rear brakes and worn rear tire made it no fun. will have to get back to the 490 when i get some time to play with it..
Hey Guys, have any of you ever participated in a Vinduro race? I'm thinking about starting up around here in PA. We've got some nice hare scramble tracks and a really cool vintage Euro-style mx track they race at. I've never raced my 81 Maico 490 or my 83 IT 490. I think it would be really cool to start participating in them. Only thing I'm not sure of is if I need to join AMA. I'm not sure if they are a sanctioned event or if its just a big group of guys just plunkin' around. Its Vintage (pre-'74) and Post-Vintage ('75-'90). Anybody have any input? Thanks
not sure what series you are talking about.. there's quite a few ahrma regional cc and mx races in pa, and the turnouts are usually really good and a lot of fun. i know of no ama vintage races in pa..