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Originally posted by Kman@Aug 26 2006, 02:26 AM

Anybody selling i am lookin for one

KMAN.... Check your PM. I sent you the number of a guy sekking his '98 Max....Looks very good and price is reasonable.

 

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Greetings guys, been reading the posting & reply and its seem i set my eyes on this bikes...in 3 yrs time ;(

 

Currently riding a phantom & want a super-cruiser in the future...

 

can the expert/owner of v-max here advice me if its adviseable from a TA200 jump to V-max? been reading around, & it seem all highlighted the brute-force of the bike & poor handling.

 

& if i want to get a 1st-hand, wats the price range i'm looking at?

 

regards.

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We are no experts here but here are some comments......... Switching to a Vmax is a totally different experience bcos the 1980s handling sucks like hell!!!............ Not to mention the 140+hps to make it even worse................You could shorten your life on a Vmax (literally) as it dun handle the way you want it to react...It just wants to go straight!!!...........And it is also very straining on your pockets as it keeps breaking down & you will want to get rid of it!!!!..................the worse part is there is no expert mechanic with the knowledge of tuning/repairing the Max................ Fuel consumption on a regular motorcar is more economical than the Max.............tyres dun stick to the road as it keep sliding when you open the throttle & it's even harder to find replacements as the size is odd (15" rear, 18" front)............Petrol tank is so bloody small that you have to visit the gas station every 2 days...............

 

 

But when i'm on the Vmax...........Nothin else matters.................

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Forgot to answer your questions...

 

I wouldn't advise switching from a 2B bike straight to a Vmax as the power can be very very dangerous if you not used to riding a Class 2 bike already...dun want another vmax rider to bite the dust...

 

Current Vmax model no longer available in Singapore.... So used maxxes is your only option for now unless you wanna get the New upcoming Vmax but it's a different bike altogether.....

 

Existing Maxxes on sale are relatively cheap to buy but the maintenance cost can be a problem....

 

Hope this helps!

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Originally posted by rickzhee@Sep 7 2006, 05:55 PM

Forgot to answer your questions...

 

I wouldn't advise switching from a 2B bike straight to a Vmax as the power can be very very dangerous if you not used to riding a Class 2 bike already...dun want another vmax rider to bite the dust...

 

Current Vmax model no longer available in Singapore.... So used maxxes is your only option for now unless you wanna get the New upcoming Vmax but it's a different bike altogether.....

 

Existing Maxxes on sale are relatively cheap to buy but the maintenance cost can be a problem....

 

Hope this helps!

Rickzhee, thanx for the reply, a couple of my colleagues, also forumers here advice me against straight jump to 1000+ cc bike.

 

also if i'm looking for a high acceleration dragster/cruiser, should i go with modded dragstar? or please recommend me some, seen alot of modd which i want to have.

 

one of my fav is the intruder pics shown in one of the threads in this forum.

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Originally posted by rickzhee@Sep 7 2006, 05:55 PM

Forgot to answer your questions...

 

I wouldn't advise switching from a 2B bike straight to a Vmax as the power can be very very dangerous if you not used to riding a Class 2 bike already...dun want another vmax rider to bite the dust...

 

Current Vmax model no longer available in Singapore.... So used maxxes is your only option for now unless you wanna get the New upcoming Vmax but it's a different bike altogether.....

 

Existing Maxxes on sale are relatively cheap to buy but the maintenance cost can be a problem....

 

Hope this helps!

Rickzhee, thanx for the reply, a couple of my colleagues, also forumers here advice me against straight jump to 1000+ cc bike.

 

also if i'm looking for a high acceleration dragster/cruiser, should i go with modded dragstar? or please recommend me some, seen alot of modd which i want to have.

 

one of my fav is the intruder pics shown in one of the threads in this forum.

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Originally posted by rickzhee@Sep 7 2006, 05:49 PM

We are no experts here but here are some comments......... Switching to a Vmax is a totally different experience bcos the 1980s handling sucks like hell!!!............ Not to mention the 140+hps to make it even worse................You could shorten your life on a Vmax (literally) as it dun handle the way you want it to react...It just wants to go straight!!!...........And it is also very straining on your pockets as it keeps breaking down & you will want to get rid of it!!!!..................the worse part is there is no expert mechanic with the knowledge of tuning/repairing the Max................ Fuel consumption on a regular motorcar is more economical than the Max.............tyres dun stick to the road as it keep sliding when you open the throttle & it's even harder to find replacements as the size is odd (15" rear, 18" front)............Petrol tank is so bloody small that you have to visit the gas station every 2 days...............

 

 

But when i'm on the Vmax...........Nothin else matters.................

And its bloody heavy plus braking system is crap...

 

 

 

 

But riding on max and feeling the pull is fantastic ...

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Originally posted by grassmere@Sep 7 2006, 10:20 PM

And its bloody heavy plus breaking system is crap...

 

 

 

 

But riding on max and feeling the pull is fantastic ...

Bike heavy, handling lousy, braking is crap, electrical is a nightmare and consumption is a bomb !!! But dammit , its the bike with the most character and ooomph on the road !!!

You want to mod a dragster ? NOthing beats a VMAX !!!! Check out the VMAX MOD thread from the VMAX Club SIngapore !! :angel: http://svog.proboards25.com/index.cgi?boar...read=1143817026

 

* Warning : Prolonged periods on a VMAX causing wide eyeballs, papitating heart, sweaty palms, wind drawn facial features, big biceps( due to fighting the steering) and most importantly, Loss of financial freedom !! :huohuo:

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Originally posted by netkr0@Sep 7 2006, 09:55 PM

Rickzhee, thanx for the reply, a couple of my colleagues, also forumers here advice me against straight jump to 1000+ cc bike.

 

also if i'm looking for a high acceleration dragster/cruiser, should i go with modded dragstar? or please recommend me some, seen alot of modd which i want to have.

 

one of my fav is the intruder pics shown in one of the threads in this forum.

Hi there...If you are looking for a 'cruiser' or dragster, I don't think any other bikes in this catagory can be compared to the Vmax...UNless you have a super budget to purchase those new super high cc cruisers but i have doubts about their actual power...What bike you get depends very much on yourself & your character...Getting a Vmax is quite extreme because you know you will be getting yourself into alot of trouble (headaches, $$$, frustrations) that's why our Vmax group here are all crazy suckers & need mental help (admit it guys....).........

 

You could get a Hardly Dangerous or some look alikes.......they sound nice.........

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Originally posted by maxbg@Sep 8 2006, 01:07 PM

Just PM me your contact number. :cheer:

 

You also riding a Vmax?

Hey!

 

u got PM.

 

sadly no.. was toying wif d idea some time back (1 of my dream bikes 2gether wif d katana SE & GPZ of d 80's) but decided against as

1. only got visa for 1000cc & below by home affairs. anyting bigger, buy car..:weep:

2. no storage as Vmax dun look good wif box(In my opinion)

1 of d reasons y i went Dakars, besides climbing curbs & alil offroad.. :cheeky:

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Originally posted by recycled2wheeler@Sep 8 2006, 05:55 PM

Hey!

 

u got PM.

 

sadly no.. was toying wif d idea some time back (1 of my dream bikes 2gether wif d katana SE & GPZ of d 80's) but decided against as

1. only got visa for 1000cc & below by home affairs. anyting bigger, buy car..:weep:

2. no storage as Vmax dun look good wif box(In my opinion)

1 of d reasons y i went Dakars, besides climbing curbs & alil offroad.. :cheeky:

haha.... ministress for home affairs are generally most powerful. :cheeky:

 

Will contact you on Sat when we go out for ride. :thumb:

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HI ALL VMAX RIDERS OUT THERE.!!!

 

I riding my vmax2001. the main problems is the water pump and wobbles theory that trouble my vmax.

Solutiion: change the water pump (rotator) and oil seal. Had it done by expert.

Ah Lau (old man) from yamaha workshop.

change the front fork suspension coil the cheapest way.(from

MotoWorld).

Money not an issue? Get a USD fork and chang to sports Rim R17.

 

Happy Ridings

 

NicoMax01

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Originally posted by NicoMax01@Sep 15 2006, 01:27 AM

HI ALL VMAX RIDERS OUT THERE.!!!

 

I riding my vmax2001. the main problems is the water pump and wobbles theory that trouble my vmax.

Solutiion: change the water pump (rotator) and oil seal. Had it done by expert.

Ah Lau (old man) from yamaha workshop.

change the front fork suspension coil the cheapest way.(from

MotoWorld).

Money not an issue? Get a USD fork and chang to sports Rim R17.

 

Happy Ridings

 

NicoMax01

yo Nico... can PM me your contact? SMS you about our meetup yesterday but no response. Did you change number? :smile:

 

there were 5 bikes turning up.

 

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Originally posted by maxbg@Sep 17 2006, 11:53 AM

yo Nico... can PM me your contact? SMS you about our meetup yesterday but no response. Did you change number? :smile:

 

there were 5 bikes turning up.

 

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alamak.. no one sound me... :weep:

 

oh well, hope u guys had fun...

 

cheers!

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1983 Suzuki GSx750sz Katana

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Originally posted by recycled2wheeler@Sep 18 2006, 10:22 AM

alamak.. no one sound me... :weep:

 

oh well, hope u guys had fun...

 

cheers!

Sorry... We were uncertain due to the weather. So activation is always short notice.

 

Will sms you if you don't mind short notice. :cheer:

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Originally posted by maxbg@Sep 18 2006, 11:44 AM

Sorry... We were uncertain due to the weather. So activation is always short notice.

 

Will sms you if you don't mind short notice. :cheer:

hey! no wories... always a nex time... :cheeky:

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1983 Suzuki GSx750sz Katana

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Originally posted by recycled2wheeler@Sep 30 2006, 12:12 PM

hey dudes, wonderin if anyone's gonna wonder round d island tonight? :smile:

Yo bro, just get to know your post now. Anyway got some work todo tonite :giddy: ...

Next time for me !

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Originally posted by recycled2wheeler@Sep 30 2006, 12:12 PM

hey dudes, wonderin if anyone's gonna wonder round d island tonight? :smile:

Sorry did not catch your message....till now..You may want to post in our SVOG site if you are itching for a ride..guess most of us seldom visit this site...thks for the invite anyway...

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Anyone saw any VMAX on sale in bike shop?

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

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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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