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    Exhaust popping

    My first thought was a air leak between the carbs and the cylinder head, or in the carb, but it looks like you've tried to test for that already. Have seen that cause popping more than once. I've seen the throttle shaft leak air before when it is worn.
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    Wont Start

    Almost just disappeared from this thread after I started my serious troubleshooting... The run switch was off:(. I've had a motorcycle off and on since I was 15 or so, but as an older guy a Dirty Harry quote comes to mind "A man ought to know his limitations.". Apologies.
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    Wont Start

    When I tried to start my Gen 1 today it did not make the noises that you hear when you turn on the ignition and would not crank at all. Had the neutral light and the head light and that was it. Headlight dimmed noticeably when I hit the starter button. Checked the voltage and got 13.3. Been...
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    Trouble with front brake light

    Thanks for the tip. This is an old post but I was able to clean up my front brake switch. It saved me a few $$ and a wait for the part to show up.
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Went to put it back together and saw the clutch had a hairline crack. Ordered a replacement and put it back together. Last time I tried it started fine and I see no puddles underneath it, so success. Thanks for the replies. Without this forum and the kind folks that give advice I would still be...
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    Wtf

    Tried to post a screen capture but I gave up. The VMAX part is at 10:23 Found it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GecItqkYvTE
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Got it. Went to Sears and got their harmonic balancer puller and a little heat and it popped off without the hammer. Found 1 of the allen bolts that hold the clutch to the flywheel could be turned easily after I put an allen wrench to it, the other 2 were tight. I guess that is my problem?
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Tried that.
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    OK, so I looked at the starter and it seems good, so I am back to the clutch. Got the Harbor Freight tools that were listed earlier in the post. Am stuck getting the flywheel off. Looked at the videos and trying it with the loosened nut strategy. The puller is giving out in that the end is...
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Thanks for the heads up D-Max2012. I'm kinda old and I don't run it as hard as some do. My favorite Dirty Harry quote is "A man ought to know his limitations". If I ran it balls to the walls, even on occasion, I could see it breaking apart like it did for you. But i just don't run it that...
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Don't know if I'm going to pull it, have to rent a puller and buy an impact wrench. Bolts aren't moving and the peen marks look like they are in the same place they were day one on all 3 bolts. Don't think it would crack the steel ring if it was screwed down tight. Am thinking either low...
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    So I checked the voltage with the key on and off and it was 14.3 with key off and 12.9 with the key on. Hit starter and it went to 11.9 I think. Put jumpers on it and hit the starter button and had the same noise. Next I pulled the sidecover and found that the 3 bolts appeared to be good. I...
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Thanks for the video posts, missed a couple of them. Need to order gaskets and bolts. Anyone have the parts list? found this but it doesn't talk about gaskets. the tools and grade 8 bolts I think I can figure out...
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Here is an MP3 of the noise
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    Starter noise 2000 vmax

    Rode today and every time I started it I heard a clunking sound. If it was a car I would say the starter solenoid was not fully engaging with the flywheel and is going out. Looked around on the forum and it looks like I have to pull the side covers off and inspect the starter clutch. Does it...
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    non CBR Brake/Turn Signal Combo

    Had to hack the wiring and add a resistor ballast. Also had to cut off the back of the 2 housings where the bulbs would go (you can get an led or bulb version). Had to bend the bracket, so no it is not plug and play. The guy that said it was cheap stuff is right. Also it is not watertight...
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    Clutch engagement point changed

    Can't see the bubble so maybe that is what is going on. Will take some out when I get home. Temp dropped today a good bit for Texas. Maybe that, dunno.
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    Clutch engagement point changed

    The bike is new to me so I can't answer for certain but I think the clutch setup is stock. It is a 2000 with 16k on it so I wouldn't think the clutch has been change but you never know. Outside appearances are stock. The lever looks stock but I saw a thread somewhere about aftermarket levers cup...
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    Clutch engagement point changed

    Forgot to mention the fluid appeared to be full looking at the site glass.
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    Clutch engagement point changed

    When I drove in this am the clutch was engaging when the lever was barely pulled in. As I got close to work it started engaging closer to full clutch lever pull. Hoping I make it home. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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