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Re: Pics of Vmax 3in extended swingarms
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I actually just got mine from Sean and it's being coated now.
I'm hoping the guys have different wheel setups and styles so as I progress I'll make a good decision and not regret any purchases..Sean Morley is definitely where it's at. Very personable, helpful and surely is going to get my buisness.
Thanks for the feedback, and help!

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Re: Pics of Vmax 3in extended swingarms
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Check with Sean Morley of Morleys Muscle: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=morleys%20muscle

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Pics of Vmax 3in extended swingarms
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Guys,
If anyone has some pics of there bikes with 3in extended swingarms completed, can you post the pics. Any issues you ran in to etc...Thanks in advance for your time responding!

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Re: Backrest, carbs, fuel tank etc.
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Exhaust is Cobra not Suppertrapps, sorry for confusion

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Re: Backrest, carbs, fuel tank etc.
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Email sent to inquire more info....thanks

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Fuel tank (new) - $300
Backrest - $250
Carbs - $375
Body set 3pcs - $200
Suppertrapps - $225
1985 (only) side panels - $250

Have more parts wheels etc. let me know.

All prices includes shipping to lower 48 US.
Call 719-687-4542 or email jimmayes66@gmail.com

Thanks! Jim

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Re: Hello everyone. i have a few questions.
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I have a 2005 Vmax as well. Before I replaced the stock headlight with an MT-01, I added PIAA HID driving lights to the bike. They are aimed low and really brighten up the ride at night. They clamp to the forks and they are a great addition to my bike.

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Re: What grade or octane gas is best for VMAX
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The only main reason I run Shell V-power 91 Octane is because there is no ethanol in that fuel. I do not run any Suncor fuel in my small motors because of the ethanol content and I work for that company.

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Re: Looking For Experienced Suggestions on Mods
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I have modified many vehicles and the first thing you might want to do is figure out what you want out of the bike.
Do you want a daily driver? Something that you can use in all weather? Parts that you can put on yourself? Added safety?

Once you figure out what you want, then you have to figure out to what level or expense you want to go. I have put in over $15,000 into my 2005 Vmax after my crash and I still want to add a few more parts, so it is best to figure out what you are after and is the bike able to give you what you want.

If you are looking at building the bike up, but don't have huge cash, look into gently used parts that will offer you the same goal. A new set of slip-ons could be the same price as a used full system, so look for some deals where you can.

There are many great vendors here that have new and used performance parts, so source some out and they can even help you in your build, but be sure that you deal with a good parts guy as some have dealt with poor vendors and did not get the parts they ordered ..... just putting that in there from past experience.

Ride safe, Lucas

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GEN1 - Parting out '88 VMAX
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I have a 1988 vmax that I just acquired. Parting out the bike so let me know what you need....

Supertrapp Slip-ons
Scoops
side covers
wheels with new tires
Freshly serviced carbs
vboost
body set (paintable)
Front forks (with new seals installed)
radiator
engine (39k miles)
CDI
ignition w/key
speedo
instrument gauge
headlight
master clutch
master brake
(if parts not listed, ASK!)



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Re: Oil
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Most of us around here run the Rotella 15W40 oil and it works great. There's no need to run synthetic. Not sure why it vented up into the airbox but I'd think the viscosity was too thin therefore venting up the engine vent tube. I change my oil every spring as regular maintenance and for the performance and money you cant beat Rotella!

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Yes, I'm guessing I did through trial and error. It's just that synthetic oil receives so much praise, even from motorcyclist, I'd give it a try. RTFM, read the f*ng manual has been for a long time what I've done. Be sticking with it...

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Re: Oil
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You answered your own question. You put conventional oil back in with no problems. These bikes were designed to run on conventional oil. New motor running on synthetic maybe but not one that has been running conventional. I tried synthetic once in my 85 and the clutch started slipping. Went back to conventional with no further problems and its much cheaper.

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NEW!!! Colored Voodoo Shorty Rings and Endacaps!!!
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New from Voodoo.

Voodoo Shorty Rings $64.00 each and Voodoo Megaphone Endcaps $55.00 each!!!

http://www.voodoomoto.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=vsr&Submit=

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Hello,

I have a 97 Max. No mods except carbs dyno stage 1 kit. I do what the manual says about oil, yamalube 10-40. However, figuring it d be good to go synthetic I tried Mobile 1 synthetic 10-40 motorcycle oil. I know for a fact I didn't overfill, and i definitely emptied out all old oil ; shortly after riding oil made it's ways into the airbox, about half a quart. Needless to say performance degraded. Cleaned out airbox, drained oil and replaced with yamalube 10-40 with no resulting problems. Any ideas on what happened? And I wanted to try Yamalube synthetic but cant seem to find 10-40; 10-50 ok?Lucas makes a synthetic motorcycle 10-40 that ive read great things about from user and site reviews.

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Re: Looking For Experienced Suggestions on Mods
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It is a little expensive but an upgrade to radial tires is by far in my opinion the best mod you can do to these bikes. How long have bias ply tires been gone on nearly all vehicles? Radial tire will fit front stock wheel but rear is a different storey.

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Re: Looking For Experienced Suggestions on Mods
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Thank you!

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Re: Looking For Experienced Suggestions on Mods
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Hello MisterE,

I have owned several vmax's since 1998 and here are my personal suggestions:

Exhaust - for just sound, you can swap out your stock exhaust with Supertrapps. This is by far the best for just adding sound to your bike and doesnt add any additional HP or need re-jetting. For more HP, you need to obtain a Full exhaust system. By adding a full exhaust system, you will need to re-jet since it will be running far too rich. I run an old Holeshot 4:1 full exhaust with a Morleys Big Air Kit, but didnt re-jet at all. It runs a bit rich, but is fine. You will need to get a better breathing intake system either way. K&N filters are great and re-usable.

Frame - I do have a superbrace that really doesnt do much to the bike, but by using a real frame brace such as a RMSportmax or FMaerz framebrace would be best. It does stiffen up the bike overall, but still not as necessary.

I would suggest upgrading your front fork springs to either progressive or works performance springs to stiffen up the front end and make it more responsive. I run the progressive with a 1" internal lowering (kit allows to lower 1'-2').

Recover stock seat with a SRP, Morley, or RMSportmax lowered seat. This is far more comfortable than the stock seat and lowers you down 1.5" to have better control and center of gravity.

It all depends on how deep your pockets go since there are so many upgrades possible on this bike.

I hope this helps.......

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Greetings,

I hope this post finds you all well. I just bought a 1999 V-Max that seems to be all original and was hoping that some of you seasoned V-Max owners could give me some feedback on what aftermarket items you found to be best for the V-Max.

Specifically, I am looking to do something to the exhaust. I'd like to replace the stock mufflers/exhaust with something that makes the bike sound meaner and perhaps, adds a bit of HP without requiring re-jetting.

I'd also like some feedback on the need for a frame brace and/or the best one(s) to buy. I've read/heard some things about the frame flexing...

Finally, I'd like to add engine guards and highway pegs to the bike. Any suggestions here would be much appreciated.

Thanks, in advance for your time.

MisterE

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Re: New Pics!!!! Voodoo 4 into 2 Full Stainless Exhaust!!!
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Is that an RMS seat?

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