1986 Yamaha YZ490 S 17

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General Info
Model Year: 1986
Brand: Yamaha
Model: YZ
Engine Size: Other. Misc.: 490
Engine Type: 2-Stroke. Misc.: Air Cooled
Engine Type: 2-Stroke
Parts
Graphics: Throttle Jockey
Plastic: UFO
Handlebar: Renthal
Grips: Renthal
Clutch Lever: Works Connection
Seat: Other
Footpegs: IMS
Exhaust: Other
Clutch: Other
Piston: Wiseco
Air Filter: Twin Air
Air Intake: Boysesen
Engine Mods: Tom Morgan. Misc.: Crank Works Inc. Crank
Fork: Kayaba
Rear Shock: Kayaba
Suspension Mods: Race Tech
Tires: Bridgestone
Rims: Excel
Sprockets: Renthal
Chain: RK
Brakes: Nissin
Brake Pads: EBC
Brake Rotors: EBC
Oils/Lubes: Maxima
Additional Info: Tom Morgan Racing Modified the Engine and installed a Crankshaft that was rebuilt, trued and balanced by Crank Works Inc.
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Brand: Yamaha
Model: YZ
Engine Size: Other. Misc.: 490
Engine Type: 2-Stroke. Misc.: Air Cooled
Engine Type: 2-Stroke

Vital MX member vmx3 vmx3 9/2/2014 6:49 AM

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Hi all I'm new to the forum and notice there is some love here for the 490, I have just bought a low hour 85 one that has recently been imported to the UK from the States . I want to upgrade a few things inc the head mod, but I bought it really because I had one in the day and vintage mx is big over here now and I thought I could have fun with a n investment. The bike is totally standard and very clean, any advice would be much appreciated.

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sweet ride ! ....I am in the middle of my 86 rebuild.....not as far along as I want to be

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vmx3

God I had a 87 YZ490 and I think it was the worst bike I have ever owned. I turned it into a Glamis sand dune bike with a paddle tire and all. The bike excelled in that environment.

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Love it!
The Italian flag on the thank means "Rebuild in Italy"?
BTW you must be single tu fill your kitchen that way..!

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Thanks

The flag is actually green, white & orange which is the Irish flag, I built it here in the USA, in Indianapolis but Im originally from Ireland and after I finished building it I shipped it over to England so I could do the Vets MXdN on it.

I'm not single, I just have a very understanding woman who likes bikes and racing as much as I do.

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I like the way you do your work. The heck with the garage,use the kitchen and dining room. Really good pics of the work,and bike came out Excellent!!

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vmx3

Thanks, the truth is that the garage is full of projects and I had a deadline to get this thing done in time for Farleigh so in the kitchen it went and its actually a perfect place to build a bike lol

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