Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 4/13/2016 7:30 AM

I got the frame back last week and worked on all last week to get it ready for Indy SX legends and heroes

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Added reply in a thread Favorite picture of one of your vintage bikes? 4/12/2016 12:34 PM

What part of the track is that one of Ryno? Is it the drop off? If it is that's big air 'cause that jump is not huge like

Added reply in a thread 1990 Yamaha YZ360 Ohlins Kit 4/12/2016 7:51 AM

no problem, bitchin' find btw

Added reply in a thread 1990 Yamaha YZ360 Ohlins Kit 4/12/2016 7:24 AM

That front wheel looks like an 89 KX wheel judging by the disc

Added reply in a thread Favorite picture of one of your vintage bikes? 4/11/2016 7:07 AM

I dig this picof my 83 490 in Akron Indiana a few years back

Liked a bike check 1991 - KX500 3/30/2016 10:31 AM
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Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/30/2016 9:58 AM

I did it the other way around, I tried to put a WR pipe on a 490, I got the pipe on and we will just leave it at that haha

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/28/2016 7:25 AM

On the clutch basket Ebay is about the best bet. On the Cylinder, will a hone clean up the rust, if it's just surface rust it might, if not you could get the cylinder nikasiled and that way you can just keep putting the same size pistons in it when you ... more »

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/28/2016 5:46 AM

I worked on bikes over the weekend and I took the pipe off mt WR and tried to put it on a 490, the pipe will fit although the spring mounts seem to be further out but the silencer mounts differently so it will not line up with the mounting holes so shue415 ... more »

Added reply in a thread 89 YZ490 Rebuild 3/25/2016 8:37 AM

Yesterday evening, seeing as how the frame is at the powder coaters I cleaned up some of the bigger parts and went through the wheels and mounted up some new Bridgestone Tires & tubes, I also mounted a new EBC front rotor and rear Renthal Sprocket

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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.