Author Topic: 1982 YZ 490 project  (Read 586 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline storie585

  • Yama-Hero
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
  • 83 IT 490
1982 YZ 490 project
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:26:25 AM »
Ok, yep another prospective build. Anyone know if a IT 490 pipe and silencer will fit ? If the rear shock can be rebuilt and if so can the seal be sourced? I can’t find a listing for a shock rebuild kit for a 1982. Does it cross reference to another bike? I have a ton of left over IT parts, exhaust and a rebuilt engine just waiting to find a home. I found the 1982 YZ roller (owner wants to keep engine) complete. If the shock issue can’t be resolved then the project is pointless.. thanks.
Dave

Offline sweede490

  • Yama-God
  • ******
  • Posts: 5548
Re: 1982 YZ 490 project
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 10:02:47 AM »

 The only real option now days for the shock would be to get race tech or the like to rebuild it

  Not sure if I’d do the 82 490 they were badly designed and didn’t handle well at all

 If it’s cheap I’d buy it for parts ie forks wheels tank seat .. they are a great mod for a 465



  Muzz

Offline storie585

  • Yama-Hero
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
  • 83 IT 490
Re: 1982 YZ 490 project
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 08:08:12 PM »
Yea. That is kinda what I thought.. I was leaning toward finding a 465 roller .. I let one go last year.. kinda kicking myself. I’m gonna end up with a Yamaha museum before long! Thanks.. I’m scrapping the 82 idea..
Dave

Offline MARK ALDRED

  • Yama-Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 114
Re: 1982 YZ 490 project
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 05:50:35 AM »
Have you got a frame and shock for sale for a 465 or 490? Cheer mark

Offline storie585

  • Yama-Hero
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
  • 83 IT 490
Re: 1982 YZ 490 project
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 08:27:45 AM »
I don’t.. always looking myself.. my buddy has the 82 490 but it’s really hammered..
Dave

Offline MARK ALDRED

  • Yama-Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 114
Re: 1982 YZ 490 project
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 07:02:03 AM »
I have a good yz 465 engine ready to go but was hoping to find a frame. If I don’t find one it’ll end up in my IT eventually I guess so good spare for that at least!