1985 Yamaha IT 200 or any other year.
Posted December 13, 2003 - 07:59 AM
For an 85 it's in real nice shape. Only thing not on is the tool pouch on rear fender...so if you know where to get one of those (yamaha have them yet??) leave me know.
He'd like to make it street legal in PA. Since it has a head and tail light I told him he would need:
1) brake light switch
5)probably street legal approved knobbies for the road
How do you go about (what are the steps?) getting it legal from the state?
Posted December 13, 2003 - 01:54 PM
The largest problem with the bike is the suspension. It lacks adjustment and is very soft. Riders over 150 overhwealmed the springs. The bike has just enough power to whip you through the woods at a fast clip and the bike is as light or lighter than most 200s today. Buy a piston kit, some new wheel and linkage bearings, and look things over as you fix it up. If you want a tool bag go to dirtbikegear.com and look at the different bags. The KDX model should fit well. The taillight lens breaks easily and I would reccomend another fender/breaklight combination unless you want to Spend $20 every week replacing it. Also there are setups that are more street legal. You also may need to have the lighting coil rewound to produce the wattage needed for street lighting. For a great kit check out the trick dual sport kit reviewed here at thumpertalk.
The 85 model was a better unit than my 84 because of the disk brake. The bike is well worth fixing up in my opinion because of the fun factor the ITs can provide. Just don't expect to make any money off the work, demand for this bike is low.
By the way I have a Yamaha manual for an 84 IT
Posted December 13, 2003 - 10:03 PM
Posted December 14, 2003 - 12:10 PM
Posted December 15, 2003 - 06:56 AM
It had some jetting problems,really rich on the bottom.
Would foul plugs sometimes in really tight stuff.
Seat and tank was a little quirky too,
Posted December 20, 2003 - 09:19 AM
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Posted December 20, 2003 - 11:52 AM
I wonder how close the engine is in the IT as compared to the Blaster 4 wheeler? If so, hop up parts might not be too hard to find.
I knew someone who owned a Blaster and He told me that they had a different head.
I never once fouled a plug in all of the years I owned mine. If it is jetted properly with a good quality 2-stroke oil at 50-1 they will never foul.
Posted December 20, 2003 - 12:11 PM