YAMAHA 1981 YZ465 H – SOLD

Yamaha 1981 YZ465

Second and last year of the YZ465, one of the best big bore 2 strokes air cooled bikes ever built.

This is a legendary smoker monster that delivers insanity with the twist of the wrist. She came to me as part of a deal together with a 1982 YZ490. I had a  plan of restoring both bikes and racing them on a vintage class.

This bike was never abused, and I can tell by the frame and the rims. They have probably had one tire change since they left the factory.

The problem  is that I took the restoration level too high, and now I don’t feel like using it for racing. Bad deal for me.

This YZ465  is a 9.5 out of 10.

Pre restoration condition:

Frame: needs paint

Wheels: good shape

Engine: broken right case ( very common on this big bore YZ’s)

Plastics: cooked

Hardware: all there but rusted and a lot of damage on it

Pipe: abused

Restoration work:

Frame: was powder coated

Hardware: all zync plated and replaced

Tons of new OEM and NOS parts ( Parts source : X-TREME VINTAGE YZ and of course Ebay )

Engine: New gaskets, Jug honed, new Wiseco Piston and rings, all new cables, new bearings.

Carburetor : Complete overhaul, new gaskets, new jets, new seats, glass blaste, jet to OEM specs.

Right case was replace by Out of Control power Sports in Ft Pierce.

Suspension: complete over haul rear and front seals and bearings.

Electrical: all cleaned and tested.

Wheels: New tubes and tires. bearing were inspected and greased.

Body: OEM tank, Aftermarket : side covers, front plate, rear and front fender