This thread takes me back.. I Really Miss my IT490. Man it was a friggen blast to ride and it would do trails just as well as any four stoke I had. Would lug with the best of them!
But...Im a short Shit 5'.7" and I really had a hard time starting, putting a foot down at anytime.....even one foot I had to slide off the seat just to tippy toe it.
I looked all over at the time for a way to lower it but never found a safe way to do it or without breaking the bank.
I loved it though. Spent a ton of money redoing a lot of stuff on it. I got a ton of money out of it as well when I sold it but I have regretted it everyday since.