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Old 01-20-2014, 10:48 PM   #331
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Thanx for the Forum

I have finished my Marty Moates Bike thanx a bunch to all who have contributed to this forum. Reading it from the beginning it was like an instruction manual on how to build a 465 for those of use who have never had one before.http://s668.photobucket.com/user/Mar-Gun/media/DSC_3757.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv50/Mar-Gun/DSC_3757.jpg" bordhttp://s668.photobucket.com/user/Mar-Gun/media/DSC_3914.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv50/Mar-Gun/DSC_3914.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC_3914.jpg"/>er="0" alt=" photo DSC_3757.jpg"/>
Well it looks as though no mater how I try to post a picture it won't show up.

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:52 AM   #332
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I have finished my Marty Moates Bike thanx a bunch to all who have contributed to this forum. Reading it from the beginning it was like an instruction manual on how to build a 465 for those of use who have never had one before.
I can't see the pics, just small boxes with Xs in them.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:22 AM   #333
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:28 PM   #334
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Really man thanks allot for this thread. I couldn't believe my luck when I found it as I am about to start on doing the same sort of thing.


This is such a good restoration and upgrade guide I've already PDF'd the whole thing. I also see that like me, an IT buff as well. So here's a link to my recent IT200 restoration on the IT forum. Enjoy!

http://www.yamahait.com.au/forum/ind...c,16702.0.html
Finally got a chance to check out your link to your IT200 build, nice job!




Maybe you can email me a copy of the pdf you've created. Could be a handy reference for out in the work shop!

Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #335
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I have finished my Marty Moates Bike thanx a bunch to all who have contributed to this forum. Reading it from the beginning it was like an instruction manual on how to build a 465 for those of use who have never had one before.

Well it looks as though no mater how I try to post a picture it won't show up.

Greatest,
I copied your photos to my smugmug and posted them for you. Nice job... I am sure others will appreciate your efforts!


Here is your "before" picture.



And the finished Marty Moates replica ,



Very cool!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:09 PM   #336
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sweet! Nice resto jobs guysToo bad Yamaha don't make a decent performing and affordable bike like the IT or Kawasaki as in the kdx anymore.I guess theres always used because not all of us want a 8 grand high strung unreliable machine.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:35 PM   #337
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How about those 1970's Yamaha Jerseys?

Remember these jerseys sold by Yamaha dealers?
I had a yellow one. It's long gone of course.







Viking and Malcolm Smith brands were also popular. Here are some examples.







The one I liked the best back in 1978 was this Malcolm Smith jobbie. It has the black and white sleeves. Ah but too bad it got shredded in a woods race so many years ago.



Well guess what?

I have found another one... and it actually fits me . Haha, maybe we'll see this look once again!



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Old 01-27-2014, 06:39 PM   #338
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"because not all of us want a 8 grand high strung unreliable machine."
Totally agree!

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:40 AM   #339
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Hey Kevin! Any chance you wanna get rid of that Clarke tank?

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #340
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Hey Kevin! Any chance you wanna get rid of that Clarke tank?

Anotherguy,

This is a picture of the "GreatestGeneration" bike so it is not my tank, otherwise I would give it to you.

I may have a clark tank for an '82 yz490 but it is kind of rough and I would need to check to see if it still holds gas. You are welcome to that one.

I guess you would need to use a 490 seat also. Let me know if you want me to check on this stuff for you... it's in another building.

Kevin

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:14 PM   #341
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New project - WTF a Husqvarna???

Those who have been following this thread have probably noticed a Husqvarna or two showing up on occasion.

Well, time for me to confess! I have undertaken the rebuilding of a '78 CR390 over the winter .

OK, so why a Husqvarna?

While I still vastly favor my Yamaha's and always will, I was interested in building a twin shock mxer, specifically a '79/80 twin shock Suzuki RM 250/400. I think I have mentioned before how I loved my old RM but I looked and looked and could just never find one in my area.

Instead, these Husqvarna's kept turning up.

I ignored them at first. Euro crap, I rode a friends 390 back in the day and was not impressed. Plus I had Maico's - always a chore keeping those going! But finally I caved and bought one, then another and then another!

I think it was those sexy alloy fuel tanks that got me. Reminds me of my Moto Guzzi too.

Anyway, for now we are just going to talk about this 390. It is a 1978 that I bought the next town over for $700.

While the price may or may not sound too bad, I was taking a real chance as the motor was locked up. And I knew nothing about the potential evils lurking in the hearts of old Huskys.






More to come...

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #342
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Remember these jerseys sold by Yamaha dealers?
I had a yellow one. It's long gone of course.







Viking and Malcolm Smith brands were also popular. Here are some examples.







The one I liked the best back in 1978 was this Malcolm Smith jobbie. It has the black and white sleeves. Ah but too bad it got shredded in a woods race so many years ago.



Well guess what?

I have found another one... and it actually fits me . Haha, maybe we'll see this look once again!



Still have mine & it still fits. But...I used to wear shoulder pads under it!
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:03 AM   #343
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Kevin, Gotta agree there is something "right" looking about a twin shocker. A few years ago I bought a 81 KTM GS250 for Cross Country/MX duty. The GS had been sitting for several years but I had seen it perform and I new the motor ripped. I had about 2 weeks to whip it into shape. I entered a AHRMA ISDT Qualifier and the bike worked super until I stuck the motor. So I had less than one day on the bike and I killed it.

This is what the bike looked like when I first brought it home:



Since then I've had the motor rebuilt, frame painted and the Fox Shocks restored. So this spring is the assembly and hopefully a new life for the old girl. While not as sexy looking as a Husky, the bike is a performer even with me at the controls.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:51 AM   #344
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Kevin if I have to change seats thanks anyway. I built a great seat with a Ceet gripper cover and atomic super cell foam that just kicks ass and believe it would be hard to duplicate. Oh well worth a try.

I have a couple of those Yamaha jerseys I bought from Metro before Yamaha made them stop selling them. They're XL but fit kinda tight last time I had one on.
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Pete,

That's a nice looking bike. I always liked the white with orange frame. Back in 1979 my friend bought a brand new 420 MX. He really liked it. We saw the Russians race them at Unadilla. I like the fender mounted number plates too. I hope you will update us on the progress with this. You certainly don't see these everyday! How is the parts availability?

Kevin
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