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New member, past/present owner
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Hello from central Florida!! I'm a past 85 Vmax owner and recently bought a 2011. Wondering what's the best deal on a backrest/luggage rack?

Posted on: 8/20 12:28


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Posted on: 6/20 14:46
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Re: tyres
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I have a 240 rear on my Gen 2. I had been using the Metzeller 880 until I could not get the 120/70-18 front so I switched to a Dunlop roadsmart 3 front and Dunlop Q3 rear. Touring I am getting 10000 kilometres. When I fitted the first set I mentioned that the inside of the rear was rubbing on the swing arm. I use the silver tape to seal the swing arm opening and the tape is what the tyre was rubbing against. I have just fitted my 2nd set of the Dunlop combination and had placed the balance weights on the outside edge of the rear rim. The weights foul with the swing arm so I have had to move them closer to the centre of the rear rim. All good now.
Regards ARTY (Australia)

Posted on: 6/18 22:50


Re: 2002 VMax
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19,000 miles, progressive suspension front and back. New Odessey battery, COPs, RR, filters, fluids, radiator protector, chrome exhaust shields, smoked turn signals, braided brake lines, Supertrapps, and more. Carbs removed and professionally cleaned and are stock as is the motor. This bike is kept inside the house is adult owned and ridden. Never smoked the tires or beat on. Star tron added with every fill up. Not one fluid leak anywhere.
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hello all, I got myself a 1991 model in mostly standar condition, a bit tatty in places but it's something for me to bring up to my own standard, I expect I'll have many questions while I learn about the bike

Posted on: 5/14 11:32


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Installing Barnett Clutch and Plate in a 94 Vmax. The friction plates and steel plates have no markings on them like the OEMs. Does it matter how they go back in or they will only fit one way? Any tricks to installing that wire on the basket?

Posted on: 4/1 17:36


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Welcome back to the VMAX world!!! Its hard to stay away from such an exiting bike for sure. I've owned a good handful of vmax's myself and know the feeling all too well here too...

Enjoy riding and be safe out there.


Posted on: 3/25 11:49
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Hi all! This is my second go-around with a VMax. I saw one in a parking lot one day and it was love at first sight. I thought it was a little too much bike for me, a beginner, so in I ended up buying a VStar instead. I sold the VStar and found an '85 VMax on eBay in SC and had it shipped to Utah. It was such a fun bike to ride. I ended up having to sell it about 5 years ago so I was without a bike for almost 5 years. Last spring I found a great deal on a 2006 with 35k miles on it so now I'm back to riding again. I replaced the rear tire, handlebars (they weren't stock), front fork seals, a leaky gasket on the stator cover. and had to re-tap the screw holes in the brake lever box on the handlebars. Relatively minor stuff. This season I'll be replacing the front tire as soon as I can.

It's still as fun as it ever was to ride.

Posted on: 3/20 13:32


LOOKING FOR A CLEAN LOW MILEAGE 1997 VMAX
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I am looking for a clean 1997 low mileage VMAX close to stock. Tall order I know. I am located in Socal.
Thank you in advance for any help and reply with this.

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Posted on: 3/14 1:41


Re: 93 2nd gear elusive shim and specification
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I realize this is an Old Post and. I just came across the exact same situation in my 96. Any help would be appreciated. I thank you in advance.

Posted on: 2/11 22:29


Re: New to the forum. Just started a "Vmax Homepage" on FB...
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Hello and welcome to the VMOA....now that you have your dreambike, let the fun begin!

Enjoy and be safe

Posted on: 12/10 12:50
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New to the forum. Just started a "Vmax Homepage" on FB...
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Hello to all. I just bought my first Vmax, a 2002. I have wanted one for a long time but could not afford one so when this one came up for sale in my price area I was really happy. I also started a new Facebook page called Yamaha Vmax Homepage. Anyone out there on FB please feel free to come to the page. You need to ask to join but I will gladly accept. Thanks again for adding me to this forum!!

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Re: gasoline consumption
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Marc. I average about 38 mpg on my 2006 when just cruising. It drops to about 20 mpg when in V-boost a lot.
Sounds like you have a float leaking fuel by the needle to be using that much fuel.

Posted on: 2018/11/13 2:29


gasoline consumption
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Hello, i have a vmax 1gn 1996, without v-booster. Im leaving in the philippines and now i have a problem with the gasoline consumption. I the past i was using 7lt for 100km, now 10lt for 100km. My mechanical guy try everything, but still the same. Have anybody any idea what is wrong? thanks marc

Posted on: 2018/11/4 3:58


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I own an 86 v max that was modified by Mad Max in Waterbury, Conn. One day about 3 years ago the bike wouldn't start. No fuel pump click, no lights, nothing. Brand new battery, checked all fuses ( ok ). I got caught up with work and didn't have time to investigate further so I drained the gas tank and fuel bowls. From sitting for a lengthy time I notice fluid on the floor next to the kickstand. Turned out I had no pressure on clutch lever. I tried adding clutch fluid and bleeding it with no success. Probably need a new clutch slave cylinder or rebuild kit. As far as the starting issue it could be a multitude of things, main switch assy., relays, etc. I do not have the proper tools to test these things. I've bought my bike to 3 different shops in the past and was not happy with their service. Can anyone recommend a competent mechanic in my area that has knowledge of these bikes ? I reside in Winter Haven, Florida.

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I have a 2005 Vmax with 11,500 miles very clean pristine condition, which was purchased via a dealership, history unknown though the bike was well cared for and appears to have never been down , after riding for a about 500 miles the bike seemed to have a hum/ winning slight vibration which seems to be coming from transmission. This is my third Vmax sense 1986 , this is a new unfamiliar sound/feel. I don't know any good VMAX MECHANICS in the Waterbury/Connecticut area. Please feel feel to guide me to someone or if this problems sounds familiar. please respond with any suggestions

Posted on: 2018/9/17 1:13


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Nice looking bike. Welcome from another new member.

Posted on: 2018/9/15 17:14
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1998 V MAX -Black, 100% stock, 596 miles when purchased as of September 2018. I'm going to crank those miles up big time.


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Herzlich willkommen.
Welcome to vmoa Tim.

Posted on: 2018/9/15 17:08
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Thanks ya'll. I had to leave town for work so I was gone when it was delivered. I can't wait to ride it. It's all I can think about.

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