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IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« on: February 12, 2009, 09:50:37 PM »





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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 05:51:22 AM »
a nice read,   was the 81 IT465H 6spd? or is it a typo in the test?
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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 06:07:37 AM »
  A great read ! Thanks for posting the test. Needs to be made a sticky.

  The IT465H I rode recently only had 5 gears !!

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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 06:16:00 AM »
I'm sure it's a typo on the 6 speed, both mine are 5 and when I rebuilt my gearbox it matched the parts diagram.

It's a good read actually, I'm using the bare frame shots as gospel on how mine goes back together. That magazine cost me $30 on ebay ages ago, great to be able to share it now with people who appreciate it.

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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 06:25:21 AM »
The horn is a honker - literally! hahahaha

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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 06:16:51 PM »
that horn... short of getting a push bike one the genuine one has been elusive. I saw a metal one in an op shop a week ago but they wanted $20 for it.

note the number plate on the front shroud too?
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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 12:09:09 AM »
The bulb horn was an enduro thing - for registration, you had to have a working horn.  For Enduros, you had to meet full rego requirements to pass scrutineering, so most of us used bulb horns from a bicycle shop..

I used to put mine on the handlebars with a rubber band (a piece of old inner tube) to go through scrutineering, and then take it off when I parked my bike in the Parc Ferme before the start....   ;)

Never lost it because it was always in the car while I was riding...   ;D
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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 03:10:35 PM »
I can speak from the horses mouth and gaurantee that it will have been a typo.  I worked at Trail and Track during this time and spelling was not one of our strong points.  Murray, who wrote the article, knew what he was talking about when it came to bikes but he was no journo.  In fact no one at Trail and Track was a journo for that matter.  Les Swallow, the publisher,  had only a basic understanding of the written word.  Murray was the magazine's part time enduro bike tester (you couldn't do this job full time because Les was such a tight ar_e when it came to paying for anything - I was paid $10 for my first article published and was never paid more than $75 for an article) and used to run outback motorcyle safaris (ahead of his time when it came to organized tours).  I started in my last year of high school as a "wet behind the ears" kid and was made the motocross tester (even though I only ever raced enduros).  We never matched ADB for production qualities or professionalism but looking back there where plenty of very accurate articles in the magazine that told it as it was (without fear of pissing off any vested interests).
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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 04:25:54 PM »
Just gotta love the 5.60X17 tyre

Does any one know if these can be retreaded or similar size replacement?
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Re: IT465H article - Australian Trail and Track
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 07:42:22 AM »
great article

got to be read in aussie..............cobba