Although it has been awhile, I have been preparing some more material to post for this project. Unfortunately, I now I have another reason to post.
Last night, 10/5/12, my 2nd garage was broken into and the bike feature here as well as another '81 yz465 where stolen from me.
I did not get around to writing down the serial numbers from either bike and of course feel like a real idiot for not doing so. Too preoccupied with making an honest living I guess.
There is still a chance I have a photo that could turn up a frame number for the project bike but I am still looking.
The engine serial number is 1LV-002167
. This number is for the bike featured here and shown again in photos below. This is the motor composed of yz490 cases and yz465 top end.
I still have my IT490 as that was in my main garage being readied for a cross country race tomorrow.
I also had some street motorcycles in the same garage but they went out of their way to take the dirt bikes, living behind the street bikes. As luck would have it the street bikes were insured against theft but the 465's were not. So the time, money and effort will be a total loss to me
Please keep an eye out for these bikes. They were stolen in Owings Mills, Maryland
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
. I am posting the bike featured here. This bike is race ready. I am still looking for photos of the other one.
$500 for info leading to full or partial recovery of these YZ465's
Here is the garage door as I found it... you can see how they pushed in the glass to unlock the door.