This is a topic that hits pretty close to home for me. I wanted one ever since
Marty Moates won the USGP in 1980 on the LOP YZ465.
Here is a photo montage of my 465 from back in '81. We had just got back from
the Western Pacific, and I put it together on the Flight Deck of USS Mt Vernon
by the light of a battle lantern.
The next morning when I got off duty, I rolled it up to the Quarterdeck and requested
permission to go ashore!
One of the bottom pics is it sitting on the pier.
Still ride it from time to time, way fun bike. Lots of power.
Here's an action photo of the bike taken near Carlsbad Ca, in 1981. Wonder if I still have that gear....
I will keep watching the thread for progress on yours!