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Offline Wazza

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Re: IT's of the 1980's
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2011, 10:08:20 PM »
Thanx Mr Vintage,
Your dedication is inspirational and I thank you for it. My son and I have recently rehabilitated  and street registered an IT490L and all we have to show are scars and fleshwounds. Beastly Bit_h I call her, but perhaps you have only landed on verdant grass fields. Must say I would much prefer to land on the grass!
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Re: IT's of the 1980's
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2011, 12:46:25 PM »
What is the restrictor plate Griffo is speaking of?  Mine white 465 is totally stock with the exception of the Answer products spark arrestor and Boyseen reeds.  Mine spanks most who try to out run it.....

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Re: IT's of the 1980's
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2011, 08:33:19 AM »
What is the restrictor plate Griffo is speaking of?  Mine white 465 is totally stock with the exception of the Answer products spark arrestor and Boyseen reeds.  Mine spanks most who try to out run it.....

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This plate was only fitted to Aussie IT's to quiten them down a bit to pass the Australian Design rules (ADR) for regestration purposes.
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Re: IT's of the 1980's
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2011, 06:04:56 PM »
I like the seat, tank and sidecover combo of the H and J 250/465. Besides I only got the 250J...so far.

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Re: IT's of the 1980's
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2014, 03:56:14 PM »
  I have 77' IT175, 85' IT200, and 84' IT490.
From a looks standpoint, I think the 175 is just damn cute. I usually turn around and give it a second
look when closing up the shop.
Other rides, Hondasaki 200 hybrid, RFVC XL 200, IT 175, XL 500, 86' 750 Gixxer.

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Re: IT's of the 1980's
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2014, 04:12:52 PM »
I like those style headlights the most, a very pleasing aspect of that era.

I am not so keen on the IT's sharper angles after my J models. Personally I think the worst aspect on the IT's I have is the shape of the front of the tanks to accommodate the forks.

I don't notice any of this when I ride tho..... ;D

Cheers,
Chris.
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BMW-BSA-Ducati-Honda-Kawasaki-Lambretta-Matchless-Norton-Suzuki-Triumph-Vespa-Yamaha.

Dirty Dozen '13 DR650SE - '90 DR650RS - '82 IT465J - '82 IT250J - '80 GT80G - '77 A100B - '76 DT100C - '76 TC125 - '75 TM75 - '73 MX80 -       '73 TC100K - '69 TC120-1