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i meant the existing ones

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Originally posted by fleaz@Oct 23 2005, 10:24 PM

i meant the existing ones

cool...want to know more about this bike maybe you like to check out singapore vmax owners club.....not many of us left but we keeping the existing bike moving along our expressway till a new successor arrives....hahaha

 

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wanna ride with madness?

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the vmax seems like one hell of a monster! :lovestruck:

 

still long way before i can get one though

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Originally posted by fn8080x@Oct 24 2005, 08:27 PM

Its still the top bike in the cruiser class in the rider power review for 2005, after over a decadein existence

Great to hear that..... Can you share the article? :cheer:

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Originally posted by fn8080x@Oct 24 2005, 11:44 PM

not sure if its on the net but its part of the "RIDE" mag for Nov 05

ok thanks....

 

I'll go down to get myself a copy. :smile:

 

BTW, issit the Oct

 

http://www.themagazineman.co.uk/images/Ride_October_2005.jpg

 

or the Nov edition?

 

http://www.themagazineman.co.uk/images/Ride_November_2005.jpg

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Originally posted by rickzhee@Dec 2 2005, 11:56 AM

Hey Maxbg, you got that mag yet?

I found the Nov edition but no such article. :confused:

 

At that time Oct edition all sold out liao. :cry:

 

I hope some kind soul can post the Magazine scan here. :cheer:

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The future Max is in the brewing....

Practice make perfect....But since Nothing is perfect, Why practice so hard? by Cowboy Wong....

http://w2.bikepics.com/pics/2006/11/22/bikepics-729398-150.jpg

I didn't know I already in love with my Slow Little Greenie until recently almost selling her away...how can like that? :faint:

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The Vmax is often compared with various categories of bikes.... (Muscle bike, Cruisers, Naked Bikes, Sports Tourer)

 

Here's a compilation of the articles all over the internet.

 

Vmax Vs Speed Triple Vs CB1000 Vs M900

 

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompare/muscle_bikes.html

 

Super Cruisers: Harley-Davidson V-Rod, Honda Rune, Kawasaki Vulcan 2000, Triumph Rocket III, Yamaha V-Max

 

http://motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/supercruisers/

 

Performance Motorcycle Comparison: Triumph Rocket III Vs. Yamaha V-Max

 

http://motorcyclistonline.com/roadtests/r3vsmax/

 

Hod Rod Hearts: Meeting of the Muscle Motorcycles

 

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/Musclebikes/

 

Motorcycle Road Test: Yamaha V-Max

 

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/Vmax99/

 

2004 Yamaha V-Max Review

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page...eID=1528&Page=1

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Latest wallpaper of the 06 model from Yamaha....

 

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/products/mcy/media/wallpaper/2006/vmax_800.jpg

 

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/products/mcy/500/06STAR-147-077.jpg

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am considering a max as my next ride and have gone through the svog site as intial research.

 

aside from the slightly dated technology,most machines in singapore are around 10 years old now i suppose, some problems that i think the bike may have are:-

 

crappy braking (due to its weight and older 2/4pot calipers)

slipping clutches (due to its power)

over heating (our weather)

overly soft suspension and dated tyre technology for malaysian roads (not the highway but the twisty trunk roads)

maintainence (mechs who know how to fis the machine) and parts back up

 

in the event i get one, it will be used for touring duties and not just for pottering around s'pore. i know there is a huge following overseas where cruisers are real big and the roads are extremely straight but for our purposes, hot weather, twisty trunk roads and i suppose the lack of local support from the dealership, i would like to get some idea of how the machine performs from riders.

 

as i said the couple of points above are what i think you guys may face as problems, are my concerns true and are there any other issues with the bikes that i should be aware of, like worn shaft drives, bearings, etc?

 

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Let me try to answer some of your doubts to the best of my ability.....

 

crappy braking (due to its weight and older 2/4pot calipers)

Not as good as the sportsbike brakes but adequate if you have the 4 pot calipers of 93' bikes and above. The trick is to use a good pads and steel braided hoses. You can also drop in R1 calipers for the ultimate result.

 

slipping clutches (due to its power)

Not an issue unless you are tempted to drag race at every stop light..... :cheeky:

 

over heating (our weather)

The engine runs hot but if your fan switch is working well, it should not overheat.

Waterwetter and a simple Fan override switch will be able to overcome this...

 

overly soft suspension and dated tyre technology for malaysian roads (not the highway but the twisty trunk roads)

Stock dampers are weak and the tyres are not sticky but unless you are scraping pegs an twisties.......

 

maintainence (mechs who know how to fis the machine) and parts back up

As the technology is old, most mechanic can fix the Vmax. There are a also a few mechs who specialize on Vmax and you can always go back to Hong Leong as a last resort. Parts can be ordered from Yamaha Parts dealers like Autocycle or Automachinery

 

The cruiser chassis is also weak and can be strengthen up by frame braces and solid engine mount.

 

At the end, you have to ask yourself if you are willing to spend some money to do up and customise the max to your liking. :smile:

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The only things that you should worry about getting a Vmax is shortening your lifespan, getting too much attention on the road, too much power for your arms to handle & having a kick ass attitude look when riding your Vmax.. & wondering why the other motorists at the traffic light juctions are always so slow in moving off & you keep wondering if the lights had actually turned green...

 

GET ONE........

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Originally posted by rickzhee@Feb 11 2006, 06:42 AM

The only things that you should worry about getting a Vmax is shortening your lifespan,..

but, im okay if i could enjoy it.

im one who is hunting this beauty as well. lemme know if somebody letting go his baby! i would like to take care of it. cheers.

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Got one, a 1993 one. Very nice engine. have tested it on PIE.

However, need to change the CDI...

Any idea howmuch the CDI for Vmax?

Thanks for the help.

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Originally posted by grassmere@Mar 7 2006, 09:34 AM

Got one, a 1993 one. Very nice engine. have tested it on PIE.

However, need to change the CDI...

Any idea howmuch the CDI for Vmax?

Thanks for the help.

Congrats man. :cheer: How many time did you Vboost on PIE?

 

BTW, what's wrong with the CDI?

 

You can call autocycle 62912515 or automachinery 62929452 to enquire.

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Vboost? he he no lah, only max 4K rpm on top gear.

And I had pillion with me some more. I need a back-rest!!

Share with me your vboost experiences.

 

hey, thanks for your info. Got my CDI died once.

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Originally posted by grassmere@Mar 7 2006, 12:34 PM

Vboost? he he no lah, only max 4K rpm on top gear.

And I had pillion with me some more. I need a back-rest!!

Share with me your vboost experiences.

 

hey, thanks for your info. Got my CDI died once.

Yes... better be careful when having pillion w/o back rest. Pillion can fall off if she's not holding tight when Vboost kicks in.

 

Looking at your signature, your last bike was a shadow. You'll probably need to change your riding behaviour as the V4 engine loves to be revved like a sportsbike. Fun starts after 6000rpm. :cheer:

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Originally posted by maxbg@Mar 7 2006, 03:50 PM

Yes... better be careful when having pillion w/o back rest. Pillion can fall off if she's not holding tight when Vboost kicks in.

 

WARNING: AND if the person who pillion you is 'heavy' & is holding tight to you, your Vmax will leave you behind literally if you full throttle!!

 

Congrats to your purchase of a Vmax & welcome to the Vmax community....

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All these replies are making my heart beating faster...more imaginative.....but just to find out.....V max only on Yams' machine? ...how bout other models? :cheeky: :help:

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