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1982 Yamaha IT465 J
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1982 Yamaha IT465 J

Date Added March 21, 2000

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Average Rating

96/100

Photos

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Specifications

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1982 Yamaha IT465 JSpecifications
  Engine

Engine Type

2-stroke

Bore x Stroke

85 mm x 82 mm

Engine Cooling

Air
  Ignition

Spark Plug

Champion N-3
  Carburetion

Carburetor

Mikuni Vm38ss
  Transmission

Transmission

5 - speed
  Chassis

Steering Rake (Castor)

28.5 degrees

Steering Trail

4.8 in

Wheelbase

57.1 in

Ground Clearance

11.6 in

Seat Height

36.4 in

Weight, dry

264 pounds

Fuel Tank Capacity

3.4 gallons
  Forks

Forks

Leading Axle

Fork Travel

10.6 in
  Shock

Shock(s)

Monoshock (old Style)

Shock Travel

10.6 in
  Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel

21 in

Rear Wheel

18 in

Brakes

Drum/Drum
  Other Information

Intended Use

Enduro, Hare Scrambles

Color Scheme

Blue/black

Cost when new

$1929

Country of Origin

Japan

1982 Yamaha IT465 JReviews
lord_of_two_strokes

Joined: 06/01/2006
Posts: 48
Location: Going Sideways somewhere in California

Posted: Mar 12, 2009 1:16 AM   Back to Top
Why did yamaha go to an IT490 again....??? (Score:1)
Power
Snappy with a lot of torq off idle. I rebuilt and ported this machine for a friend and added the same year (1982) YZ490 pipe and silencer and a set of power reeds and whoa. Mad power from idle in first to redline in 5th. This thing really goes, and she has the throttle reponce and rev that a woods bike really needs. A lot of fun to ride.
Ergonomics
Feels like a period YZ. Stiff seat and rear shock, and a kickstand...Wow. I like this machine. Feels like an old friend.
Suspension, Front
They work very well considering when this bike was made and what it was made for. Cushy. Picks up the trail nasties like a pro.
Suspension, Rear
Early monoshock design. For its time it was cutting edge technology. Recharge the nitrogen bottle and it does a good job. Watch out for big square edges though. Ever heard of Mono Hop...? hehehehe........yea......
Brakes
Drums, they work as well as could be asked for 1982.
Comments
One of the best woods bikes ever made, just a bit snappier than the IT490 cause of the slightly smaller Bore. All in all an EXCELENT bike.
Rating
100
Rider Height / Weight / Skill
5'11" / 180lbs / Intermediate
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chaz360

Joined: 01/26/2006
Posts: 2

Posted: Jan 27, 2006 1:48 AM   Back to Top
IT 465 "Beast" (Score: +1, Informative)
Power
You won't encounter anything much wilder in the forest! A warning sticker should read: THIS MOTOR WILL RIP YOUR ARMS OUT OF THIER SOCKETS!!! The 465 can conquer most any mudhole, blackwater, expert trail, or hillclimb that you are posessed to try! Unexpected 4th gear wheelies are commonplace.
Ergonomics
Big and burly, the IT 465 is no beginner's bike. the seating position is somewhat tall, which will not appeal to shorter riders.
Suspension, Front
Front forks are very good with plenty of travel, and good dampening. They also double as an excellent shield against crazy little 80 riders which buzz all about on a Sunday afternoon.
Suspension, Rear
Rear monoshock is very stiff but necessary for such a heavy bike. Don't try any superman seatgrabs or you're asking for it.
Brakes
Drum brakes are very good with double-leading brake shoe actuation. Front wheel is very easy to lock up, instantly turning the IT into a 300 pound runaway death sled.
Comments
The IT 465 is king of the hill in my book. Long live open class two-strokes!!!
Rating
100
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amegger
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Reviews: 1


Location: Warrenton, MO


Registered:
Feb 25, 2003

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Posted: Feb 27, 2003 10:32 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
the name implies the power, its bottom end is unmatched, nailing the gas in anything below 4th could send you over backward.
Suspension
Its from 1982 what do you expext, its built to go through the woods really fast and thats what it does, it doesent fly like an mx bike, but it does have a nitrogen charged rear shock that smoothes out things real good
Brakes
drums front and rear, if they still work good theyre as good ad anything else from 1982.
Comments
I found mine in a guys garage he couldent get it to start after cleaning the carb, the emulion tube was backward, so I picked it up for 50 bucks and had it running in 30min. I replaced the piston,and pipe, and it had been laid over on a gravel road so it needed a new rear fender and left # plate. avalible through acerbis. over all one of the best buys I ever got
Rating
95
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Boosted Trixie
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Reviews: 1


Location: Warrenton, MO


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Sep 17, 2002

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Posted: Sep 17, 2002 2:35 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Absolutely bags of low down grunt. Just incredible! These machines would climb vertical faces if they could get the traction! No distinct top end rush however.
Suspension
Landings are definitely heavy but good enough for most situations.
Brakes
Front brake poor despite it being twin leading shoe. Rear brake, by contrast, very good.
Comments
As a piece of classic Enduro kit, you cannot go far wrong with an IT465!
Rating
100
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ButtRash
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Reviews: 2


Location: Warrenton, MO


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Mar 11, 2002

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Posted: Jul 20, 2002 8:18 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
In tight trails only need 1st and 2nd gearů 3rd will put you around 30 mph which may be a little fast for Texas brush
Suspension
Good for the age of the bike, but may not be the best for jumping
Brakes
I only have rear brakes and they work good at stopping the bike on the trail. Who needs brakes anyway :)
Comments
You should be able to find a good running bike for less than 1k and maybe around 400 to 500 needing some work. I have seen some for 2k in mint condition. Feel free to e-mail me for questions or check my site out: http://www.davidandjoyce.com/hobbies/vehicles/it465/index.shtml
Rating
90
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helmwig
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Reviews: 2


Location: Warrenton, MO


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Jun 1, 2002

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Posted: Jun 1, 2002 6:21 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Hy!

I was a happy owner of a Yamaha IT465 (year 1982)
There were only 5 bikes imported to Austria (Europe) and I was one of the 5 happy owners of this bike.

Unfortunately, this bike was stolen in March 2002, and there is no other bike still running here.

I think this bike was sold in Canada, France and mostly in Amerika.

If you know where to buy one, I would be very happy to get it and to ship it to Austria.

I would prefer a running one (if possible).

Can someone help me??

Greating from Austria,

Helmwig


Suspension
dont know
Brakes
dont know
Comments
dont know
Rating
100
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teedub3
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Reviews: 1


Location: Warrenton, MO


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Aug 14, 2001

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Posted: Aug 14, 2001 4:11 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
enough to bring the front end off the ground through 4 gears
Suspension
landings are hard, recommend not jumping too much
Brakes
great
Comments
hope you have spark plugs lying around, and good luck finding parts for the thing
Rating
90
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