The Deadly Yamaha YZ490 "Venom" The Widow Maker is coming for you.

1982 Yamaha YZ 490, {Venom} Concept by (Adam T Dayen) This motorcycle has a mystique like no other, Some say she is evil, most that have ever rode it have been hurt, one of the previous owner told me it was possesed like the car in the John Carpenter movie "Christine" , All I know is, it gives me the chills everytime I fire it up , And I shake after get off of her. Its like being in another dimension , There's nothing like it.. Adam T Dayen...

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Author Ronald Bonar ( ago)
Didn't KTM make their seats from diamond plate back then too.

Author candycabngfl ( ago)
Every now and then I miss owning a YZ490.

Author Adam Dayen ( ago)
Venom is hands down , the scariest , motorcycle , there is !!!!, yes there
are motorcycles more faster, but venom is much much more!!!!

Author Hakuna Matata ( ago)

Author shaun comeau ( ago)
awesome bike bro

Author rexburn1955 ( ago)
Its Not jetted right its tunning like shit. If I remember right these bikes
are a bitch to get jetted right. You spend more time test /tuning them then
going out and enjoying a bike that runs good. There a waste of time in my
opinion due to the jetting issues. 

Author WaffenSS4life ( ago)
Too scared to ride it?

Author Super Kyle ( ago)
Drum brakes aren't gonna stop that thing.

Author tosgem ( ago)
Fucking ball SHIT, a CR500 is way faster. Fuck the YZ490

Author autoparts321 ( ago)
Looks Cool. How did you get everything in Black? Did you just paint it?
Powder coated or what? But why does it sound like all the screws are loose
on the motor when you rev it up? Is that the famed yz490 engine ping? I
heard there's a head mod that can be done that fixes the ping problem and
makes it more rideable. Look into it. 

fuking suck ride it

Author skullish ( ago)

Author skullish ( ago)
that thing is a monster

Author Chase Cannon ( ago)
Damn you could just tell that thing was fast just as he started it xD

Author North Georgia Dual Sport NGDS ( ago)

Author darrylsh ( ago)
These things were a bitch to start hot or cold but when running they were
awesome. Wish they would bring back the simplicity of a large air cooled

Author XxFoxy And MangleXx ( ago)
Get a freind get a camera get on the bike and show us you didnt just buy
that to piss off your neibours By the way seriously cool bike i would trade
my yzf450 in a heartbeat for that and aircooled too love it

Author john cichon ( ago)
sounded liked it bogged a bit.....not so secure in that!! lmfao
so 1 out of 10....i give it a 7 for looks too

Author old american motoxer ( ago)
Had an 88 yz 490. The motor was awsome, except for the vibration. But
handled horrible. I can ride my rm 250 alot faster in the woods. Rode a
buddy of mines cr500 it handled great compared to the yz. The yz had the
motor but nothing else.

Author gamejr84 ( ago)
That's exactly what jason rode at camp crystle lake....

Author MATT VRONA ( ago)
i want to ride it

Author cooknasty300 ( ago)
nice bike dude. but why does every idiot just let their bike idle. man up,
get a cameraman and let that mahfacka go

Author Johnny Boy ( ago)
The XR650R was one of the best desert bikes ever created and has over 16
Baja 1000 victories under its belt, or....ehhhhh......handlebars i guess.

Author usnixon ( ago)
the 465 and the 490 wer good i had both but my Honda CR500 well ya know

Author Ian KX ( ago)
I think you're talking about the 500 two strokes lol

Author skorchedearth1 ( ago)
The 490 was heavy, shitty suspension, motor tended to
detonate without a carb swap, wrong leverage ratios, Who's gonna use that
seat ?

Author Patrick G ( ago)
thats what she said

Author Raymond Morgan ( ago)
would of liked to of seen it been riddin

Author Mitch Mabee ( ago)
I mean if you or anybody set out to cross 250 miles of the Berago Desert to
get to San Felipe would a ported 490 be your first choice bike? What a
hammer head. The teams pre running for the race thought we were idiots to
attempt something like that. They weren't far off.

Author Mitch Mabee ( ago)
I envy you. With my 490-and my life come to think of it-I had to go down
the wrong FOR YEARS before I could admit that this money was not well
spent. In my defense at one time, I had one hellava 490. I gave the squish
band reshaping and suspension revalving to Race Tech, Noleen did the
porting, little tubes running from the float bowl 2 some gizzmo in the reed
cage. W/ race fuel it was as fast as it ever would be but still 490 FYI
nothing 2 the motor equated 2 more speed then suspension valving

Author SRTS11 ( ago)
You are not the only one that feels this way. When Yamaha went from the 465
(which was a great engine) to the 490, something went wrong. It seemed like
no one could get these things to run correctly. They went through reeds
like they were potato chips and jetting was always a nightmare. I
eventually sold my 1984 490 and bought a 1985 YZ250, which was a fantastic

Author BlackShadow ( ago)
See you in hospital ILMAO :D

Author Mitch Mabee ( ago)
Further observations on the so called mystique. The fact that the
rider/owner doesn't know how to ride and always hurt themselves does not
instill mystery into the bike itself. Have you considered the far more
likely that theory that the owner is a moron? Give it some thought

Author Mitch Mabee ( ago)
A mystique? Mate there's no mystique about the 490 motor. I raced them in
the 80's There is nothing about this bike I don't know. ALL OF THEM come
with a misshaped combustion chamber and incorrect port timing from the
factory. They are impossible to tune, they detonate and ping like crazy. If
you throw 2000.00 into the motor your almost but not quite as fast as a
stock KX. The 490 motor could almost be used to run a farming irrigation
pump but a Briggs & Straten would be a better choice.

Author soberbrent ( ago)
fuel to noise converter!

Author Kelby Watson ( ago)
hunk of shit !

Author MarbleDemo ( ago)
Does it move or just burn fuel?

Author dirtbikemaniac16 ( ago)
shut the hell up

Author Johnny Boy ( ago)
LoL -CR500

Author socalme1 ( ago)

Author JMP411410720 ( ago)
does it have a transmission, or does it just make lots of noise?

Author John Knox ( ago)
i had 2 yz490 and yes i hurt my self and loved it cr 500 was way better
geared better 490 was 4 speed the 500 was 5 speed way faster better

Author nbspangler ( ago)
ride it pussy

Author Fano More ( ago)
I want to hurt myself on it

Author MrDeerslayer53 ( ago)
ride it man

Author Zachary Elwood ( ago)
Holy God, I want this bike, I will buy this bike from you. I want it for my
collection. Message me if you are interested in selling it, nobody will pay
more then me. I am A serious buyer.

Author jefff163 ( ago)
the bike sounds like its sucking to much air

Author MrNinjaknight ( ago)
0:31 I just jizzed myself

Author berry berrier ( ago)

Author Kaila Ogle ( ago)
I'd challenge that thing to a sprint across the desert againt my XL600R.

Author WorldTruthSociety ( ago)
omgggg ear orgasm when you rev'd it wtf was that

Author Melissa Huff ( ago)
i had a cr500 and a yz490 the 490 is a lot faster

Author jellodust ( ago)
Could be the bike version of SHITE RIDER.

Author ichwillja rottzer ( ago)
yeah love that good old 2stokr sound

Author hillclimber65 ( ago)
Has virtually no expansion chamber.. Bet it's a dog..

Author Timothy Campbell ( ago)
fuck yes.

Author MrWarrior737 ( ago)
Sounds like and look like my 1982 IT200

Author dosbox907 ( ago)
If u think this bike is some sort beast, then you might wanna check out the
atk 700 intimidator. This 30 year old 490 is weaksauce.

Author Chris Ford ( ago)
Fuck off Clown...


Author john smith ( ago)
dont listen to the assholes.fuck em that is a nice bike

Author Brody Vowles ( ago)
Sounds like a fuckin' chainsaw!

Author robert christerson ( ago)
i want to see the bike ridden ... ha ha ha ... im sure their would be
plenty of people who would ...

I also have a YZ 490 it's not a venom tho. Ur venom looks badass. Whatever
bike he has it wouldn't beat my 490 and a venom is a 490 on roids got high
performance everything on it so I think they should shut the fuck up and
suck a big dick there just pussies hatin on u cause they can't get a 490
like urs

Author Adam Dayen ( ago)
I just did.

Author MotorcycleMaverick ( ago)
Why don't you ride it?

Author StrandeRacing ( ago)
Sounds like my Suzuki DS 80

Author Samuel Buchanan ( ago)
i have never fallen in love with a bike that quickly....insane!

Author rollercuz ( ago)
Kawasaki z 450 1989... Who's the dipshit?

Author rollercuz ( ago)
Wtf what does the cooing set up got to do with racing against it?

Author Ian Marshall ( ago)
You're a squid. And if by pussy you mean almost everyone who races
competitively and doesn't ride circles at glamis... Yeah, you're right.

Author Ian Marshall ( ago)
450s didn't exist in the 80s dipshit

Author nitrorcfreak100 ( ago)

Author Struck117 ( ago)
sir you misunderstood

Author Tap South ( ago)
Love the yamaha :D

Author robby bobby ( ago)
490 was a slouch compared to the cr 500

Author Erlend_Motocross ( ago)
dude its a two stroke you dumb...

Author Struck117 ( ago)
and the new 2013 yz450f would be lucky to get 50? hahah oh and its a
4stroke so not much top end there especially for the new yammys

Author Dirtkid98505 ( ago)

Author Clay ( ago)
I guess all the pros' are pussies then...

Author Sterling Sheppard ( ago)
Look wannabe dirtbikers these days as of 2013 it don't matter about the
bike it's the rider,if u can't take a nasty fall or a gut throwing jump
don't even comment on dirtbike videos dickheads!!!

Author Erlend_Motocross ( ago)
probably not much....

Author rollercuz ( ago)
How much power dose a 450 that old have?

Author HeLz ( ago)
KX500 is THE widow maker! This is a pussy cat in comparison.

Author libertyn jeopardy ( ago)
Its all a mute point children, the Japanese ruined motocross.

Author sxhxaxnxexbxixlxlxs ( ago)
i enjoy people who ride yz 85s commenting about how big of a piece of crap
it is. Get back on your little kiddie bike and move over for the big boys

Author sxhxaxnxexbxixlxlxs ( ago)
4 strokes are a lot like tampons bud. Every Pussy has one.

Author Austin Spears ( ago)
For the year, the air cooled, the lack of technology.....This is a pretty
damn good bike.....ESPECIALLY when you compare it to a little Honda xr100
or some little kids bike that many people have...

Author Troy Skinnard ( ago)
You know, it could have special powers... When I was young I traded my BMX
bike to this dick named Max for an 85 YZ80. I cleaned it up, threw some
headlights on it and boy did it come to life. It even helped me save the
Doghouse from that fat bastard Hodgkins. I'll be damned it I didn't face a
bulldozer head on and stop it. Anyhow, it could have special powers like my
85 YZ80, ask my buddy Bo. Heard they made a movie about me back in the day
but think it's a rumor. Oh well..

Author Erlend_Motocross ( ago)
uhm dude this bike has about 45 hp ... it wont

Author Tyler7118 ( ago)
i passed a yz490 on my yz250 in 3rd gear

Author Joseph Lemay ( ago)

Author OGKILLA9365 ( ago)
you obviously havent ride a yz490..get back on your yz80 , faggot

Author jackie bartley ( ago)
sounds like it needs a plug you need to keep the rpms up when you let it
run like the

Author Austin Spears ( ago)
You most likely cannot beat this bike, so you are the one that needs to
grow up.

Author MyKnuddelbaerchen (1892 years ago)
u r fuckin gay and should grow up. these bike is more that 30 years old.
and at his time it was one of the most powerfull cross bikes u could buy
,46hp out of 490cm is a lot for this time. better play with ur apps instead
of talking about things u dont nothing about.

Author marc somers ( ago)
air cooled 2stroke ohh like my leaf blower

Author sxhxaxnxexbxixlxlxs ( ago)
2stroke smoke! Bike is sweet man. It will eat 450s for breakfast.

Author Jeff W. ( ago)
It idles well, but your needle position and main jet are WAY too rich!!!

Author fpv0 ( ago)
oh i just looked through your videos and the only power you have is man
power on your pussy little push bike. DAMMN you have some real experience
dont you with motorbikes like this no waite YOU DONT

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