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Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« on: October 21, 2010, 03:17:04 pm »
Any Dogs owned one of these machines before?

Pros?

Cons?

What should I look out for?

How much is a good price for a 1990 model with roughly 35000km on?

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 03:21:49 pm »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 03:24:09 pm »
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 03:32:34 pm »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.

+1....hates corners....the new one does corner well however....
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 03:46:16 pm »
They say it is the bike version of an American Muscle Car. Sounds cool, looks cool and goes like the clappers. Quite comfy.

Shitty handling and weighs a ton. Nice and thirsty too.

You get them quite cheaply and even much later models are cheap.
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 03:46:57 pm »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.

Sounds like a HP2  ;D

OK, ek sal nou in die hoekie gaan sit dat julle verder praat  :peepwall:

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 03:49:51 pm »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.

Sounds like a HP2  ;D

OK, ek sal nou in die hoekie gaan sit dat julle verder praat  :peepwall:

met 'n comment soos daai wil dit vir my voorkom jy soek die lepel  ;D
 

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 03:54:57 pm »
V-Max.

Goes like the clappers. In a straight line....

Just don't do anything that involves braking and corners and you should be golden.

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2010, 03:57:50 pm »
Its built for men :biggrin: Not woesies  :peepwall:
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2010, 04:08:25 pm »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.

Sounds like a HP2  ;D

OK, ek sal nou in die hoekie gaan sit dat julle verder praat  :peepwall:

It is your thread, so do as you please :)

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2010, 04:22:58 pm »
I absolutely love the new VMAX, it looks like an absolute freekin beast. I'd buy it over a superbike any day.
But at R215K, it's wayyyy outta my price bracket  :'(
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 04:33:10 pm »
I absolutely love the new VMAX, it looks like an absolute freekin beast. I'd buy it over a superbike any day.
But at R215K, it's wayyyy outta my price bracket  :'(

Jy moer baie Moela, jy wil dan n kark KTM koop :pot:
That Vmax is nice :biggrin: You must go take it for a spin :pot: you will sell the xt :imaposer:
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 04:53:06 pm »
My father "outlaw" has owned both old and new - knows them inside out. He can advise re the relatively easy mods to improve handling. Will cost a bit to sort brakes.
Still retains cult status and is an awsome machine. Goes like stink for the first meter and then it's only you the bike and the thrill   >:D  :mwink:
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 05:24:13 pm »
Just to throw a curve ball, what about a Triumph Rocket III Roadster....

2300cc inline 3. Now that is a muscle bike.

I've heard you can get a big bore kit, 3200cc  :o

Turbo and supercharger also available.... :D
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 05:27:06 pm »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.

Sounds like a HP2  ;D

OK, ek sal nou in die hoekie gaan sit dat julle verder praat  :peepwall:

let me guess both your ktm's are broken and busted and now you need a 3rd bike just to get around  :deal:






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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 06:11:41 pm »
The V-MAX is a formidable motorcycle, handling very stable on smooth and gentle curves. It is obviously not a RS250. The brakes would be fantastic on a R1, but the V-MAX weighs a 100KGS more......But that engine is so good!! Reiability is a given with the Piano Tuners.
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 08:34:02 pm »
I absolutely love the new VMAX, it looks like an absolute freekin beast. I'd buy it over a superbike any day.
But at R215K, it's wayyyy outta my price bracket  :'(

Jy moer baie Moela, jy wil dan n kark KTM koop :pot:
That Vmax is nice :biggrin: You must go take it for a spin :pot: you will sell the xt :imaposer:

Jy kielie my holhare meer as wat XXX dit op sy heyday kon droom om te doen :deal:


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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2010, 08:38:51 pm »
I absolutely love the new VMAX, it looks like an absolute freekin beast. I'd buy it over a superbike any day.
But at R215K, it's wayyyy outta my price bracket  :'(

Jy moer baie Moela, jy wil dan n kark KTM koop :pot:
That Vmax is nice :biggrin: You must go take it for a spin :pot: you will sell the xt :imaposer:

Jy kielie my holhare meer as wat XXX dit op sy heyday kon droom om te doen :deal:

Hoe so? Wil jy ook n KTM koop? of wil jy soos XXX voel?
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 08:57:21 pm »
I absolutely love the new VMAX, it looks like an absolute freekin beast. I'd buy it over a superbike any day.
But at R215K, it's wayyyy outta my price bracket  :'(

Jy moer baie Moela, jy wil dan n kark KTM koop :pot:
That Vmax is nice :biggrin: You must go take it for a spin :pot: you will sell the xt :imaposer:

Jy kielie my holhare meer as wat XXX dit op sy heyday kon droom om te doen :deal:

Hoe so? Wil jy ook n KTM koop? of wil jy soos XXX voel?
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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2010, 08:10:41 am »
Pros - it is a legend wich plenty of muscle.
Cons - It can't handle for shit.

Sounds like a HP2  ;D

OK, ek sal nou in die hoekie gaan sit dat julle verder praat  :peepwall:

let me guess both your ktm's are broken and busted and now you need a 3rd bike just to get around  :deal:

 :peepwall:


Dis nie vir my nie, dis vir n buddy.  :deal:

EN altwee my KTMs loop vir nou  :biggrin:

Just to throw a curve ball, what about a Triumph Rocket III Roadster....

2300cc inline 3. Now that is a muscle bike.

I've heard you can get a big bore kit, 3200cc  :o

Turbo and supercharger also available.... :D

Ja, we had a look at those too. They're awesome bikes, but they're even bigger than the Yamaha and being a Triumph, more expensive.