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Re: Coming Vmax Rallys
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Is it me or does no one want to talk on here joe

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Side mounted license plate help for Gen 1
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Can any of you guys out there give me some suggestions on side mounted plate brackets??
I've been looking for Gen 1 options and want to make a smart purchase. I need to know different mounting points if any other than axle.Im not opposed to axle mounting,just want options that aren't cheap,thrown together mounts...
Pics would be a major,major plus!
Thanks in advance!
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Posted on: 9/19 14:54


Re: Tech Article: Bearing in Mind
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I recently picked up my third VMAX a 2005, very clean in appearance , pristine looking bike with 9,900k under $4K the dealership I got it from said they had no maintenance/history on the Bike. Upon receiving the bike from shipper, I started it up and after a warm up it ran
fine and idled smooth. During my first ride about 10 miles in I noticed a humming sound, like a possible wheel or shaft bearing noise which got worse when I got up to 75 to 80mph. didn't want to push it with that going on, I can't seem to pinpoint its origin. I've never heard or experienced anything like it during my nearly 30,000 miles riding on the VMAX . I bit discomforting. Do you know of any possible culprits ?? Think i'm gonna need a good honest mechanic.

Posted on: 9/14 16:43


humming possible drivetrain bearing noise
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I have acquired a 2005 Vmax with just under 10k, the Bike looks nice and engines runs fine, took it for a ride and noticed a odd humming noise possibly coming from drivetrain/shaft, though not yet determined. This is my third VMAX and have never heard anything like this.

Anyone know of any history of bearing issues or possible cause.

Posted on: 9/14 15:45


Re: New guy from north Jersey
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Hello and welcome to the VMOA....

Looks like you're getting broken into the VMAX world of ownership already. Glad you are enjoying your new motorcycle.

Welcome to the VMOA...

Ride safe

Posted on: 9/6 20:15
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Hey guy's!
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Enjoying the bike very much and got to do my 1st peashooter and shotgun already within a month of owning it! LOL!
Currently bought a pair of older jardine slip ons that I'll be changing out the core to 1.25" perforated core.
The were run by the PO with out packing and and endcap!
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Posted on: 9/5 18:26


Rally in the Smokies, Aug 31 - Sept 4
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Sorry if this is a double-post, but wow, the Vmax community is SOO split up now
I just found out there is a Vmax rally next weekend.
The central meeting place is at Captain Kyles house in Maryville, TN.
The host motel is the Princess Motel in Maryville.
Kyle has a ride planned each day, starting with the Cherohala Skyway to Deal's Gap on Friday, leaving ~ 9:30am. Then he's doing BBQ at his place that evening.
Saturday he riding the Devil's Triangle.
http://www.vmaxforum.net/showthread.p ... 60324&posted=1#post460324
http://www.starvmax.com/kunena/12-gen ... kies-aug-31-sept-4#230370

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v max exhaust for sale
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stock v max exhaust for sale In great shape, no rust. Will ship in the U.S fro Medford Or.

Posted on: 8/25 18:54


Re: 2007 vmax 15km only
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Is that 10k US or canadian funds? If American, good luck since you can pickup a GEN2 for less than that these days. Even brand new, you'd be lucky to get 7k for it.

Best of luck selling this bike...

Posted on: 8/22 9:16
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2007 vmax 15km only
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hi guys i have 2007 vmax for sale. bought new for a project that will never happen, been in storage since new. we are moving and the bike needs to go. $10 000 cnd try and post photos this week. located british columbia canada.
email. ciweldnfab@hotmail.com

Posted on: 8/21 2:22


Re: looking for a V-Max
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hi pual i have a 2007 vmax for sale im just up the road from u (2 hrs) never been plated been in storage since new. 15km on it. parksville. will get photos this week burgandy with flames from factory. $10 000 firm. need it gone cheers

Posted on: 8/21 1:11


Re: Coming Vmax Rallys
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How do you find rally's in england

Posted on: 8/18 16:39


Re: Stage 7 needles
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I've gotten them from Sean before.

Posted on: 8/12 12:05


Re: Air scoop help
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I did the exact step sand and polish on my front wheel to get all the mill lines out of it. had to start with 180 grit first and it took ALOT of elbow grease but it turned out very nice. Good match for the RC wheel I have on the rear.

Posted on: 8/7 22:44


Re: Air scoop help
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Great job and I am glad it paid off for you too. Its a lot of work to keep polished items looking good over the years whereas chrome just always looks good!

Glad I could help a fellow vmax owner.

ride safe,

Mike

Posted on: 8/5 11:31
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Two good recommendations from you, and I listen to one one,and doing the other! Haha
I did as you recommended about polishing my air scoops an they turned out absolutely brilliant. Your on point man! After completing the whole process and loving the outcome, I'm also going to do as you did and get'um chromed...They just look to damn good. So as soon as I see a filling of the aluminium, off they go to the plate shop...(In the winter)
So, again... A big THANK YOU for the advise.

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Posted on: 8/5 9:55


Need help from Gen 2 owners
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I am trying to diagnose an overheating problem and would like some help if possible. I have a 2015 VMX17. It is running hotter than it should and I have changed fluids and thermostat with no change.
What I would like to do is compare my bike to others but have no others in my area.
If you would start your VMAX from stone cold, let it idle for 10 minutes and look at the temp gauge. Tell me what your temp gauge reads and what is the temperature where you are at the time.
I live in Florida and on a 90 degree day, in the shade. I start the bike and in 10 minutes it is at 3/4 on the temp gauge and the fan kicks in. I am just trying to find out what other peoples bikes are doing.

So thanks for being a part of my experiment if you try this.

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Re: Air scoop help
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Thanks, going to give it a go...

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I've never done my scoops since I just chromed them out for less maintenance. I did polish a set of dymag aluminum wheels a few years back that were badly tarnished up from sitting outside to the environment over the years. I ended up sanding them down once to 400 grit then step polishing them all the way up to 3000 grit while after than I used mothers mag & aluminum polish with the red powerball and last powermetal MD polish with the yellow powerball. The first go at it wasnt shiny enough as I wanted so I ended up sanding back down to 250 grit, by the way this is wet sanding, then all the way backup up to 3000 grit and last the two mothers polishes with the powerballs. This time it was a nice chrome finish. I did have a few blemish spots due to bad pitting but overall they looked good to me.

Hope this helps....

Posted on: 7/30 11:55
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Air scoop help
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Going to get straight to the point guys...best I can anyway.Thanks in advance for any help!
I've stripped the clear coat and paint off the scoops.(the correct way,by the way) I got good aluminium polish from my local HotRod shop and went to town. The top of the scoops came out close to chrome, but the lower parts that were left slightly rough (for paint adheartion, I'm guessing) will not polish out smooth..Do I need to go with super fine sand paper to get closer to slick metal and repolish????
Give me some guidance fellas,please

Posted on: 7/30 0:19



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