Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/25/2016 8:28 AM

As far as I remember the pipe that is on my WR is off a 490, I had a couple and just put it on when I redid the bike.

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/25/2016 8:19 AM

I dunno about all that, the 490 thing just kind of happened basically I'm just a dude that loves motorbikes and I may be a bit partial to Yamaha's and Cagiva's and TM's.

Added reply in a thread 1992 RM250 on c/l 3/23/2016 7:20 AM

The tank looks odd on that, it looks bigger than it should like it's an RMX tank or something

Added reply in a thread ATK 406?? 3/23/2016 7:17 AM

I Bought a 1990 406 a couple of years ago, I haven't had much time to do a lot to it, too many other projects but it runs although I haven't ridden it anywhere but up and down my street but I'd like to get to it soon, it seems like a pretty cool bike.

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Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/23/2016 5:50 AM

I got busy and washed the thing up pretty good and stripped it down to a bare frame so that I can get the frame out to be powder coated.

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Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/23/2016 5:46 AM

I guess that was the idea with the WR500 when it came out, but I think it cost $100 more than a CR500 or was pretty close to the price of one back then which I would think hurt sales.

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/23/2016 5:44 AM

They seem to find me for the most part, I bought my first one in 2004 and back then it was pretty common to find one running for $300 or $400, now they are more but still the most I have ever paid for a 490 or a WR was $800 which is what I had to give ... more »

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/23/2016 5:37 AM

Hoarder is such a strong word lol, I just buy stuff that I think I'm going to need to keep these things running, everything I build or fix up I ride and race and on these old things when you race them they always need something. The problem is nowadays ... more »

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/22/2016 12:27 PM

I have some trick parts but I don't want to get rid of any as I have so many of these things, I have 2 more 83's, an '84 and another 86 and I'd like to get another WR at some point, so I need to keep everything I have, not to mention keeping on top of ... more »

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/22/2016 12:16 PM

Race gas helps a ton, a good pipe helps even more and if that doesn't stop you can remove the paint from the dome of the head or get the dome modified.

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/22/2016 12:15 PM

I think so too, seeing Bradshaw in the mags on one when I was growing up did it for

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/22/2016 10:31 AM

Thanks for the offer but I think I have what I need for the most part, I have a bunch of 490's and a WR500 so I have collected parts and pieces over the years. I dunno what it is about these things that I

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Started new thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/22/2016 9:53 AM

I picked up this '89 490, so I am going to strip it down and go through it and then I plan to race it in some Midwest VMX races this Summer. It's missing some parts and doesn't run but for the most but for the most part it is not too bad so hopefully

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Added reply in a thread 1992 YZ250 back to life 2/3/2016 6:23 AM

It could be, the book only goes back to 91 but Yamaha are great at using the same or interchangeable parts

Added reply in a thread 1992 YZ250 back to life 2/2/2016 5:09 AM

I don't think it was the last one, it's listed in the KYB/Technical Touch catalog and as far as I know if it's in their catalog they keep it in stock.

Added reply in a thread 1992 YZ250 back to life 2/2/2016 5:07 AM

It's the actual stock KYB one for a 92, they still list it in their catalog, I took a picture of the part number and the part for you.

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Added reply in a thread 1992 YZ250 back to life 2/1/2016 12:03 PM

Technical touch (the KYB people) in Upland CA. have seal heads in stock for a 92 YZ250, I literally bought one last week from them.

Added reply in a thread WTB Parts for 96 KX250 2/1/2016 10:27 AM

I have a 96 and a 98 Swingarm that I'd sell, you can pm me if you are interested, nice bike, I know people hated the purple but I thought the 96's looked cool

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Added reply in a thread Need seat cover for Short's 04 Motoworld RM 1/27/2016 5:53 AM

That's a bummer, good luck I hope you find one