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yamatrike400 04-23-2008 02:33 PM

Guess what??? I got her goin.It turns out i put the plate backwards that mounts on the the crankshaft that touches each breaker thing as it goes around.TO SAY THE LEAST I AM VERY HAPPY.Very simple fix.Thanks guys.

The_AirHawk 04-23-2008 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by yamatrike400 (Post 183115)
Guess what??? I got her goin.It turns out i put the plate backwards that mounts on the the crankshaft that touches each breaker thing as it goes around.TO SAY THE LEAST I AM VERY HAPPY.Very simple fix.Thanks guys.

Ah, yes. The old "Reluctor plate on backwards 'cuz it didn't look like it belonged the other way" problem.

I was gonna suggest that next.

Really I was............... :D

yamatrike400 04-23-2008 04:56 PM

Ok, so i got it all ready to go and drive it,but i realized when i unhooked the battery(from a car) that the engine would shut off.It didnt used to do that,any idea on what could be wrong there? i was drvin it around with a big car battery ratchet strapped to the back :D

yamatrike400 12-24-2008 09:18 AM

HEY FELLA'S!

The 400 trike has long since died. It really went through hell.

Anyway, i got the dreaded Yamaha 490. Its an IT, though. Got it for 100 bucks and it ran real good and was fast as hell. As much as i hate the vibration and weight,I love the thing, nothin like wheelies through every gear.. I wore snowmobiling gloves while riding it, the vibration is a killer. I melted the piston on it going WOT down a dirt road...the thing locked up going 80+ and almost made me eat dirt. I also acquired a 85' IT200 for 50 bucks. The things a little screamer. Here's some pics.
The 490 monster


When i got the 200,


Painted.

Buzglyd 12-24-2008 09:32 AM

That bench press makes a nice place to put stuff, doesn't it?

pplassm 12-25-2008 03:51 PM

Where are you finding these cool deals? I'd take that 490 off your hands if you weren't in MN.

The_AirHawk 12-25-2008 06:21 PM

You'll shoot yer eye out, Kid!

Wait - wrong channel.................

yamatrike400 12-26-2008 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pplassm (Post 199823)
Where are you finding these cool deals? I'd take that 490 off your hands if you weren't in MN.

I was talking to a guy about dirtbike's and stuff and he said he had a old 490 sitting in his garage, it has been for years. And the 200 my neighbors dad had, i jokingly offered him 50 bucks for it and he dropped it off a few days later. It just needed a spark plug! I don't think i'd sell the 490...I need a fast bike. :D

seruzawa 12-27-2008 05:46 AM

I'm just amazed at how clean your garage is compared to mine.

mscuddy 12-29-2008 06:46 PM

Ah, the Yamaha 490, what a faithfull steed. Just jet it fat, keep the air filer clean and it'll run forever. Don't listen to those nattering nabobs of negativity that say the 490 was a turkey, nay, a wonderful experiment paid for by the public! Here, take a looksee

The Yamaha YZ490 - Motorcycle.Com


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