1987 Yamaha YZ490 What do you think???
Posted April 07, 2009 - 05:43 PM
Posted April 07, 2009 - 06:07 PM
Posted April 07, 2009 - 08:22 PM
Iv'e owned over 40 bikes in all the years.My yz 490 was THE worst!!!
And i really mean "THE worst!"
It vibrated so much i'd had gotten bone spurs between joints on my palms.
It fouled plugs one day,and in the same day it seized the piston.
It had enough cooling fin area to cool a lawn mower.
There was more,but my memory is surpressed from the worst things that have happened in my life.
Posted April 07, 2009 - 08:33 PM
Posted April 08, 2009 - 03:00 AM
It ran perfectly and always started easily for me, and I'm only 5'5" and 145lbs.
I believe a lot of the negative vibes for the YZ-490 models has to do with the 1982 YZ-490J, a bike that most people thought was a step backwards from the 1981 YZ-465H.
If you're going to be using the bike for fun riding and not going for MX1 wins over in Europe, go for it.
That bike looks in excellent condition.
Posted April 08, 2009 - 05:27 AM
I am on the lookout for one of these, I know of at least two buyers interrested in the last YZ 490. (That is not bad in the limited marked of Evo-bikes here in Norway..)
I just sold a WR 500, it fetched 2500 euros. That's something like 3.500 dollars, isn't?
I am sure this bike would fetch 2000 euros, easily, here in europe.. Probably more.
Posted April 09, 2009 - 10:44 AM
Posted April 09, 2009 - 10:46 AM
Posted April 09, 2009 - 11:12 AM
Posted April 09, 2009 - 02:42 PM
Started on the third kick everytime. Open and close the throttle a few times and roll it in gear to "prime " the cylinder. Then she will fire up. It had plenty of power, but not to radical like the kx 500 or the cr 500. but extreamly fun. Love it or hate it. you have a clean nice bike buy it... If you want to sell it, i will buy it from you.