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    V-boost is glorified solution for bad carburetors. Funny!!!

    I suggest a couple things. What does the inside of the gas tank look-like? It should be shiny metal on the interior, unless some prior owner, or you, coated it with a gas tank liner product. When have you replaced the gas filter? You can probably find a similar size at your local parts house...
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    SPA Technique Tachometer built into Original Speedometer Housing Tutorial

    That looks fun to watch as you run through the gears. It looks great. I just split the pics into another post under the original thread topic.
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    Clutch Master Cylinder kit or assy needed?

    Pissing corrosive brake fluid all-over your expensive bike and wiping it up with paper towels is like using plastic wrap as a condom. The potential end results of both are not-good. Neither is the clean-up. One-way valves, 'speed-bleeders,' a MityVac tool, or a syringe to reverse-bleed the...
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    Funny mod: decreasing power!!!! Here, on the forum!!!!!!!

    I've replaced the spring on a button to restore reliable function when it lost temper.
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    Gas Cap Manual / Tutorial for Dry Rotted or Cracked Gas Cap Seals

    Perhaps the O.P. can re-post it? I saw he's still active.
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    Rear Fender loose

    You might try some JB Weld and some screen in the area where the plastic is missing. Leave space for the tabs to slip-out of the locating holes then formed.
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    Got a carb question

    I like a NaHCO3 (bicarbonate of soda) blaster for cleaning carburetors and calipers or master cylinders. Screwloose is probably not going to have access to our Harbor Freight Tools, but I expect that some local to the U.K. tool jobber will carry something similar...
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    Clutch Master Cylinder kit or assy needed?

    See post #27 https://www.vmaxforum.net/threads/brake-caliper-rebuild.50293/page-2#post-504787
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    Clutch Master Cylinder kit or assy needed?

    I suggest buy OEM, a complete assembly.
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    Got a carb question

    I often use Ron Ayres Yamaha. While they may not be the cheapest, their service is good. https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/l/yam/500456a2f8700209bc793130/2006-v-max-1200-vmx12v-parts Sean Morley can get OEM parts and if you buy from him, if you have questions, he's a great resource...
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    Got a carb question

    I usually replace rather than rebuild brake master cylinders, and clutch hydraulics. They're inexpensive-enough, and you can still get them OEM.
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    Vented fuel tank query.

    https://www.vmaxforum.net/threads/gas-cap-manual-tutorial-for-dry-rotted-or-cracked-gas-cap-seals.20337/
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    Buying a VMax tomorrow... Need advice

    I'm lucky to get 4K miles out of a rear, and it's usually 2 rears to 1 front.
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