Bring the bike back to “as new” condition. Wasn’t sure if I was going to put it in storage or ride it.
When I bought the bike, I was just looking for a dirt bike to rebuild. The guy I bought the bike from told me it was a YZ490 See the picture of the bike in yellow. That’s what I started with). After some research, it turned out the frame was a IT465 (1982). I owned an IT175 back when I was a kid and loved the bike, so off I went. This bike was only made for two years, so that made it quite unique.
I utilized a 1985 YZ490 front end because I wanted a front disc brake. Also, I painted the cylinder yellow which I thought was unique. I tried to stay as stock as I could. When I bought the bike, the engine was a 1985 YZ490 with a YZ465 cylinder. The piston was shot and the cylinder needed either a bore or a sleeve. The crank bearing was shot as well.
The way the bike turned out. It’s absolutely beautiful.
The best comment I’ve received is, “it didn’t look that good brand new.”