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1988 Yamaha YZ490 T
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1988 Yamaha YZ490 T

Date Added March 21, 2000

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Average Rating

95/100

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Specifications

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1988 Yamaha YZ490 TSpecifications
  Engine

Engine Type

2-stroke

Displacement

487 cc

Bore x Stroke

87 mm x 82 mm

Engine Features

reed valve, iron sleeve

Engine Cooling

Air
  Carburetion

Carburetor

Mikuni 40mm
  Transmission

Transmission

5 - speed
  Chassis

Frame Type

single downtube, split cradle

Wheelbase

58.1 in

Ground Clearance

13.2 in

Seat Height

37.2 in

Weight, dry

226 pounds

Fuel Tank Capacity

2.6 gallons
  Forks

Forks

43mm KYB cartridge, ajd comp

Fork Travel

12 in
  Shock

Shock(s)

KYB, ajd pre/reb/comp

Shock Travel

12.6 in
  Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel

21 in

Rear Wheel

18 in

Brakes

Disk/Drum
  Other Information

Intended Use

Motocross

Color Scheme

white/red

Cost when new

$2999

Country of Origin

Japan

1988 Yamaha YZ490 TReviews
mx175

Joined: 03/19/2007
Posts: 4
Location: AZ

Posted: Aug 20, 2007 8:14 PM   Back to Top
YZ 490 (Score: +1, Informative)
Power
Alot of power everywhere not for the light of heart.
Ergonomics
Feels pretty good not excellent for going slow but this not what this bike was designed for. Needs too have the right bars.
Suspension, Front
Good works extremely well in just about anything plus there air forks need i say more
Suspension, Rear
prety good will take big hits.
Brakes
front is good for as old as it is, back is touchy
Comments
overall a solid excelent bike very powerful. not for beginers. fun too ride
Rating
95
Rider Height / Weight / Skill
5'9 / 125 / Intermediate
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ButtRash
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Reviews: 2

Registered:
Mar 11, 2002

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Posted: Aug 5, 2003 4:04 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Too much
Suspension
It's OK but shouldnt be compared with new bikes.
Brakes
Wish I had a rear disk
Comments
Check out the website: http://www.yz490.com
Rating
100
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EVROS
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Reviews: 4

Registered:
Dec 9, 2000

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Posted: Jan 6, 2001 4:41 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Stock it's pretty docile and the vibration will loosen your fillings, no powerband but lots of torque for a 2-stroke . A simple porting and head work will improve the power tremendously especially the top end which is nonexistant in stock condition.
Suspension
Smooth action front and rear.
Brakes
Decent
Rating
90
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