1980 Yamaha YZ 465, 490,250,125,81,CR,Vintage Dirt Bike,Vintage MX, AHRMA,Maico

1980 Yamaha YZ

Price: US $1,025.00
Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Make: Yamaha
Model: YZ
SubModel: 465
Type: Off-Road
Year: 1980
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 490

This bike was in covered storage almost 20 years. I got it from the 2nd owner and built it to race VMX.
The latest issue of VMX Magazine says 3rd gear starts were the norm with this bike and I was ready for some of that!
But at 62 yrs. oldwith worsening arthritisin my throttle hand, neeand back issues, need to pass the torch.
These bikes have the NOW power like a 4Stroke Thumper, ith the lighter weight of a 2 Stroke.
This year YZ 465 was one of the only bikes to consistently beat the 490 Maico's to the first corner!A 490 Maico will run you $3,000- $5,000 for a racer, uch more for a garage queen. Get 'this' YZ 490 (bored to) forconsiderably less.
I have had a lot of VMX fun (3 Class Championships with AVDRA), o a lot of good memories.
'Here It Run'
'See It Run'
John, y brother as test rider, nd Randy our dog, s commentator!

1980 YZ465, ew Top End, ored to 490cc!

Just break in run time - 2 or 3 heat cycles.

Rated at about 60 HP. Ready to Roost!

  • New Bead Blast, leaned up all the ports,etc.

  • New OEM Carb Boot

  • New OEM Chain Buffer

  • New Cables as necessary

  • New Air Filter

  • New NGK Spark Plug

  • New Brake Shoes Front & Rear

  • OEM Side Panels, ith proper Air Ducts and Rubber Bumpers for the pipe

  • Clutch Extender for EZ pull

  • Pipe has a Forest Approved Silencer.

  • Pipe has a few dents and welded areas, othing too serious

  • The wheels are from a 1981 YZ465. Cool Looking Gold.

  • The rear swing arm is also 1981 YZ465. (The 1981's had a bigger rear axle than the 1980, hich could bend).

  • New Graphics. Tank Graphics are Perforated, o never a bubble, nd lasts a lot longer

Please look at photos and ask questions USE PHOTO ZOOM FEATURE. This is the best way to determine its condition so PLEASE LOOK CLOSELY AND ASK QUESTIONS if unclear about anything.
This bike DOES NOT have a TITLE. Mileage is an ESTIMATE, o please see bikes condition and decide mileage for yourself.
PAYMENT: I accept $250 DEPOSIT only through PayPal. I will not accept full payment through PayPal unless you pay the 3.5% they charge extra. Any balance of funds are due within 7 days via Cash in person, ank Wire Transfer, r USPS (United States Postal Service) Money Order. No other kind of Money Order accepted.Mail to my address with Signature Confirmation, so everyone knows where the $ is located). Bike does not leave my possession until all funds have cleared my bank. Please only bid if you intend to follow through with purchase. I will use eBay's unpaid item dispute feature to their full extent if I am pushed in to doing so. See Below.
DISCLAIMER:This is a USED vintage dirt racing motorcycle that comes WITHOUT any warranty or guarantee of any kind. Off road racing and riding is dangerous and buyer understands the inherent risk in competing in any racing or riding event. Bike is sold in used and as-is condition. I have supplied many detailed photos (with zoom feature) and these tell the story, o please look closely and ask questions if needed, here will be NO RETURNS on this bike.
SHIPPING: All shipping costs are the responsibility of buyer. Pick up is preferred. The bike is located in Bellevue, Seattle), A 98006, SA. Ebay has a relationship with a company called: USHIP dot com. They seem pretty reasonable and will give you quotes on cost, nline.
SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL: This bike DOES NOT HAVE A TITLE, o getting it out of the USA and into yours will be HARD. I can ship to someone you know in the USA and they can ship to you from there. All shipping costs are the responsibility of buyer, ncluding customs, uties, axes, tc. but I can help arrange for you if needed. Pick up is preferred.
REGARDING LOW-ZERO to5FEEDBACK BIDDERS - I have had NOTHING BUT TROUBLE with zero-5 feedback bidders walking away from their purchases. THEREFORE--If you have 0 - 5 feedbacks showing I will AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL your bids unless you CONTACT ME FIRST to discuss. Sorry to do this toall the honest and legitimate eBayers who are new, ut it seems like the vast majority simply ruin the auctions for everyone. REMEMBER--If you REALLY WANT IT you mustEMAIL ME or CALL to discuss first. Thanks for understanding—Dave—602-708-3383

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