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ufo v gas
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ive got a 1986 vmax wanted to know if it would be worth spending 5000-6000 on v-gas/exhaust /wider swing arm and rims and tires or just find newer vmax what about the inverted fork kits r they worth the money

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I personally would go with regular flatslides over the vgas setup due to the intakes of the vgas are fully exposed to the environment without filters. If it rains, you need the membrane covers or your screwed. To me there is far too much risk with running the vgas setup. New exhaust will give you 10 - 15 hp gains with a good full system. You can just change out your rims for 17" or 18" rims and run up to a 190 tire without modifying your swingarm. You really dont need to go larger on the tire since then you start to take away from your performance. I personally run 17" rims with 180 on my stock swingarm just fine. Its like night and day with that setup along. Inverted forks are really nice, but yes they do cost a lot. I have modified my stock forks with the 1" progressive springs lowering kit and ricor intimidator dampers which greatly changed the way the bike performs. To compliment the front, I added 12" progressive 444 rear shocks. The Bottom line is you can do what you can afford, but just research to see the value to adding those components or does it take away from the performance.

As to the question about just getting a newer vmax (GEN2), I personally enjoy riding my GEN1 with my setup. The GEN2's I have test ridden and I think they are too big and bulky.


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My question to add is, the Vgas with the ram air scoops does or does not have filtration?

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http://planetvmax.com/85-07vmax/#!/UF ... 15433186/category=3613428

The above link is for the UFO Ram-Air Scoops, but they are out of them now. If you look at the pictures of the scoops, they have foam inserted at the front of the scoop. I am unsure if that is added or if it comes with the scoops being I have never seen these up close. I did know of a person that uses these, but never talked to him about them. Your best bet is to just call UFO and ask!

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