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Old 07-18-2010, 01:26 PM
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Hey guys,

Been a while since I posted. Due to various reasons I am having to sell the max.
See link - I am looking for about $5000 or whatever is reasinable - 2003, 10,400 miles completely standard.

Makes me very sad so ill leave it at that

http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/mcy/1848264582.html


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Old 07-18-2010, 02:23 PM
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Always a sad day when Max has to go for financial reasons, hope you get the price you want for it and manage to get another one again soon!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:50 PM
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Not saying anything bad about the seller but this is not the first time I have read that someone has spent a grand on a carb rebuild, A GRAND! I know diagphrams are expensive but you can find a complete set off of a few year old bike for under four bills from Pinwall and the like. Am I off base in my thinking? Patmax
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:38 PM
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First off I am the seller...

Secondly yes I spent $950. I am sure it is way overpriced and there is actually a thread on here talking about it but the situation was nobody in Louisiana I trusted to work on this bike other than my friends mechanic. He works for yamaha and is the only guy I could find in the area with A LOT of experience with VMAX's. I paid for 6 hours of labor and it took him about 10 I believe and I got all the parts at cost.

Again i know some of you have done it yourself or had it done for $400 but this was my best option by far as it was a close friend of mine that is the GM.

Anyway thats my rant. I am pretty pissed off to be selling it in the first place without you saying I overpaid. And by the way I think the diaphragms were about $250 at cost price... no completely sure on that but I remember that being the chunk of the price on the cost. The only thing I couldn't get at cost was labor

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:46 AM
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We had a local guy that charged $1000 also. Actually that is what he quoted. Don't think he got any takers that I knew about. He had to close his shop and go back to work for a Yamaha dealer when the economy tanked. He had a dyno and a pretty nice shop too. Most charge about $400 labor plus whatever needs replacing. Obviously that doesn't include any of the diaphragms.

I'm surprised you needed new diaphragms for a 2003. I've done the carbs on two 97's and one 95 and none needed any new diaphragms (either regular or accelerator pump).

Buying a set of used carbs can be tricky as you don't know what parts/repairs, etc they will need. Unlikely they will be in great shape though.

Don't think Patmax was criticizing but was just amazed at what some people charge for the work.
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