The '81 model came in white. I have two of them I am combining into one running IT465. I prefer the blue color but the white is a nice clean bike when the plastic is spiffed up.
I have a new piston in a rebuilt top end and lots of new cables and other parts. Just need to clean up the frame, paint it, and put it all back together.
My good friend Agitator took the tranny apart several years ago, promising to put it back together when I had installed all new bearings and seals. I rudely moved from New England to New Mexico and he doesn't want to fly in for a weekend to put it all back together. I have not reassembled a tranny like this before so when I get to that point I will seek the chiding and snickering and good advice of all here to help me.
Thank you for keeping this exact 2 stroke thread alive. The IT is the only 2 stroke I have ever owned so you guys have the wisdom I lack.