Yamaha vmax project

  1. plum loco Member

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    Just finished recovering my seat,gonna balance my carbs tomorrow.I will have some finished pictures soon,cheers.
     
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  2. plum loco Member

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    Nice.All bikes command respect.
     
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  3. Gwil Member

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    Last time I mentioned my Harley XR1200 on here I received some serious disrespect! I like your attitude. I know my bike's slow and clunky, like the OP knows his V-Max is not a natural corner carver, but never underestimate the perverse fun of outrunning some supposedly faster machinery. Age and guile sometimes trumps youth and swanky leathers.....
     
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  4. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    It's friendly banter not disrespect. Ride what you like, somebody will take the mick whatever it is. My Hornet is beyond reproach though :D
     
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  5. Gwil Member

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    The Hornet 900 in particular is an underrated sleeper.
     
  6. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    I've never been into Harleys myself but this ^^^ is very nice!
    The VMax was the first bike I saw and thought I like that! must have been early 80's.
    I'm older now and bought a Yamaha XV750 for a cafe race project and rode it before stripping it down and it was making me lough out loud as I rode it!
    Very comfortable with decent power but the front brake was bloody useless dodging uninsured cars on the North circular on my way to the Ace Cafe.
     
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  7. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Mine's the 900, it's asleep now till at least March :D
     
  8. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    The XR 1200 is one of the better Harleys, I've had a few. bit heavy, needs work to lighten a tad, but they have grin factor many jap ones dont
     
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  9. Gwil Member

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    Bizarrely heavy for a pushrod v-twin. And mine needed shocks and fork mods. But yes, handles well and has good ground clearance once the stock exhaust is removed. A Ducati it ain't! More like a Guzzi Griso, but not so nicely put together.
     
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    addjunkie Member

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  11. Gwil Member

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    Their parts catalogue is a thing to drool over, sadly my wallet won't support my drooling......
     
  12. graffian

    graffian Seer unto the end of his beard

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    A big flatty what's not to love.
     
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