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Offline 2fITy.J

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Re: IT400E
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2014, 06:08:10 PM »
Another fine piece of workmanship -


That'll make up for the gap in the rings...... :D :D





I had a kicker that was welded on an MX80........ ::)










I ground it back and all was good..... 8)








Leslie's the exponent of fixing gear levers...experience wise.  ;D





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Re: IT400E
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2014, 01:25:12 AM »
You defiantly have your work cut out on this bike. It will pay off in the end but it can be very frustrating in the mean time. I have never seen rings like that before. It almost looks like they filed the one side off before installing them. I hate cobble jobs and worse weld where it should not be. Keep at it and you will get it right. Great work so far.

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Offline Tony H

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Re: IT400E
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2019, 05:23:44 PM »
Time to resurrect an old thread. With other bikes to ride some projects get relegated to the back of the shed.
Well it's time to get motivated again with a pre 80 class in the australian 3 day vinduro in May.
Motor is reassembled and ready to go back in the frame, however I have an issue with the forks. This bike has had its triples bored out to fit a RM 38mm front end (1980-81).
The bike must be period correct.
Does anyone in oz have a 36mm stock frontend or preferably a 38mm 77-79 YZ forks etc?


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Re: IT400E
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2019, 12:14:04 AM »
I have a set of '80 YZ465 forks/triples if that will work. I'm willing to ship but the cost may be prohibitive.
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Re: IT400E
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2019, 06:44:52 AM »

The IT175J and K yokes use the same casting as the early 36mm items. I expect Yamaha saw how much meat there was and thought 'we'll just hog them out to 38mm'!

I'd try and avoid any forks that are too long such as the IT250H/J as your bike will steer like a Harley!

I think Mark uses 38mm forks on one or more of his creations.

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Re: IT400E
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2019, 08:52:26 AM »
I think Mark uses 38mm forks on one or more of his creations.

Yes. On the IT175F I had been using YZ250D forks. But these are rare due to being in demand by VMX Pre-78. Best to avoid if you are not doing Pre-78.
I had some issues with them due to wear and so I got some YZ250F forks and used my good YZ250D tubes and fiddled a bit to get the travel about the same as the YZ250D forks.

For my 400E 'Hopetown Vinduro' bike I will be using YZ250F forks. I will push the tubes through the triple clamps as far as I can without limiting travel.
It will be a slow steering bike but I am ok with that as it will be setup for fast open events.
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Re: IT400E
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2019, 07:51:44 PM »
Hi Tony
Is that my old bike ?
I picked it up out of a paddock somewhere north of Melbourne from vague memory !
I think i have some forks, rear shock for it and various other parts
Give me a call 0408 109 120
Thanks Simon
1x IT 400,worn out now
1x IT 200
3x IT 250 Various
1x Gas Gas 200 excellent
1x GS650 project
1x IT 125
1x It 465 working on it
1 x IT 175
And a sh_t load of bits

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Re: IT400E
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2019, 02:25:12 PM »
After many years the 400 is complete and made it to the Australian 3 day vintage enduro in V2 class (pre 80).

Passed scrutineering and sound check.
It required a working headlight, horn, tail and brakelight.

Offline Tony H

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Re: IT400E
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2019, 02:28:10 PM »
The conditions were treacherous in spots, however the IT stayed upright and tractored through the snottiest terrain


Offline Tony H

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Re: IT400E
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2019, 02:39:00 PM »
Alas, a fairy story was not to be.
I made the first loop in ample time and had a blast on the special test. Loop 2 was disastrous. I lost all gears after negotiating a steep clay hill decorated with a couple of other competitors.
After some fiddling I managed to engage 2nd and managed another 30km before the old girl gave up the ghost.
Full credit to the A3VE recovery team, they had me out in about 2 hours after I called and special thanks to the boys from Yarram club who helped push the bike out of the single track.







I had a blast and there's always next year.
cheers Tony