Yamaha vmax project

  1. plum loco Member

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    Look at this sorry state iv'e rescued. DSCN0770.JPG DSCN0774.JPG DSCN0779.JPG DSCN0788.JPG DSCN0794.JPG
     
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  2. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    running?
     
  3. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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    I always fancied one. Don’t know why. They didn’t corner well, didn’t go far on a tank of fuel. Have fun doing it up and take loads of photos
     
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  4. plum loco Member

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    No not then,it is now.I had to replace the fuel tank,carbs,exhaust system plus many other parts,it's cost me an arm and leg.
     
  5. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Full power?
     
  6. plum loco Member

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    Yes full power V BOOST,it's a 1994 American import.It was unregistered,so i put it in a UK registered 2001 frame.
     
  7. Had 2 of them, both full power American imports, you get used to the cornering and relatively poor braking for a 1200cc muscle bike but you can have some fun on them and there are plenty of parts knocking about. I got stopped by the local traffic patrol, being clever I got all the paperwork out ready but they only pulled me over to have a closer look at the bike they had never seen anything like it before, I was one of the first to have one around my area (1992) ish and I still like the looks and raw power of a Vmax.
     
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  8. plum loco Member

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    They do look good,you love the look or you hate the look.Iv'e done a few upgrades,progressive fork springs,braced swing arm,frame braces,braided hoses.I did all the paintwork last summer,it's nearly finished.I must say,it's looking good.
     
  9. Greeves246 Member

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    I have had 2 VMax, one highly modified, progressive springs, Ohlins shocks, frame brace, extra solenoid with heavy duty wiring and the best mod of all a 17" rear wheel that allows modern tyres and improves handling immensely. Makes a surprisingly good tourer with the addition of a small screen. Greeves 246
     
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  10. waddycall

    waddycall Member

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    Got any pics?
     
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  11. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    The back wheels were offset (istr) as much as 19mm on some models. So it was easier to go round left than rights (or the other way round)
     
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  12. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Has it got all its gears as well, I've seen a few that have "lost" 2nd gear.
     
  13. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    R1 front end is the way to go, everytime Ive ridden one plenty grin, but scared my self
     
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  14. magicgrotto Member

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    WAS gunna say 10mins on tinter net & you will have all the bits in the post ! But after reading the post you've done that allready ! Picys I like picys !
     
  15. RichardM Member

    have you swapped the starter motor for the later 4 brush one yet?
     
  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Fixed that for you :D
     
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  17. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    oh, u lucky boy..........frank
     
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  18. plum loco Member

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  19. Loco, that's proper work right there. Any finished pics?
     
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  20. I love them but think my 98 R1 would handle better. :D
    ...and it has 150 horses too. ;)
     
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