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  1. M

    Can't get clutch to pump up like it should. What to do?

    That was my thinking but don't know for sure. I will get the bike level and try it again. If not I will try to reverse bleed it
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    Can't get clutch to pump up like it should. What to do?

    Well I went back out and messed with it some more. It seems there is air in the system still. I keep getting tiny spits of air like every 4th time I crack the bleeder after pumping the master. out of fluid so will have to get some more tomorrow. Now just thinking about something here. I am...
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    Can't get clutch to pump up like it should. What to do?

    Never thought of that. I will have to give it a try. I did go back out and try to bleed it again but it's no better. Since I have a new master cylinder i just went ahead and ordered a new slave so I can rule out defective parts. My bike is an 89 so that slave has to be worn some I would think...
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    Can't get clutch to pump up like it should. What to do?

    I don't see any leaks at all. the only way I can get the clutch to work somewhat normal is that I added a tiny shim between the clutch lever and that rod that pushes in the master cylinder. It has been doing this for a while but just been getting worse over time. Like I said years ago when it...
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    Can't get clutch to pump up like it should. What to do?

    For the last 5 years my clutch lever has had a problem. It gets soft feeling and doesn't want to pump up. I rebuilt the master cylinder a couple times but the last time it didn't help. figured the master was just worn out so bought a new master cylinder. Installed it and it's the same way. I...
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    Terible rough or lumpy from 1500-2000 rpm. Please help video inside

    well I ended up pulling the carbs and took them completely apart. The pilots had just a little crud so I cleaned them up good. Put everything back togethor and adjusted the carbs and it seems alot better. It also has a lot smoother idle. The thing I think it stange is when i sync the carbs I...
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    Terible rough or lumpy from 1500-2000 rpm. Please help video inside

    yes i think that's what they are for. They don't look the best honestly. Also this may sound stupid on my part but where is the pilot jet? I have the fuel bowls off and see the main but not the pilot.
  8. M

    Terible rough or lumpy from 1500-2000 rpm. Please help video inside

    I pulled the carbs apart again to to have another look. The only thing I see is that those small diaphrams on the side of the carbs look really dry. What are they for?
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    Terible rough or lumpy from 1500-2000 rpm. Please help video inside

    yea it cycles fine. I'm not going to say it couldn't be open a little but I really don't think it is. I have had this problem for years with this bike.
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    Terible rough or lumpy from 1500-2000 rpm. Please help video inside

    I'm not sure what is wrong with my vmax. I have adjusted the valves, cleaned the carbs, synced the carbs, new plugs and wires. It will idle just fine and runs above 2000RPM perfect. Now driving around town is just horrible because it wants to run so rough and lumpy from 1500-2000 rpm. Once past...
  11. M

    why does my vmax idle so lumpy? video inside

    Hey guys my vmax has always had a really lumpy idle. I just got done setting the valves and done a sync job on the carbs. All the carbs are clean and in good shape. I figured after adjusting the valves and doing a synce it would idle smooth but it doesn't. I also adjusted the mixture screws. New...
  12. M

    Should I check the valves at my mileage?

    well the vmax is running better than it has in years. All the valves were tight. After setting all the valves and a carb sync it runs so smooth and no more popping. I think it needed it for a long time. Oh and a huge thanks to Sean for letting me use his kit.:th_image003:
  13. M

    Can somebody explain what air correctors are?

    never thought about that. My guess is that it wouldn't work just popping those in to fix a lean condition but I may be wrong. Be interesting to find out
  14. M

    Can somebody explain what air correctors are?

    ahh ok so they pretty much restrict the air to certain parts of the carbs?
  15. M

    Can somebody explain what air correctors are?

    so what do they look like? I searched google but couldn't find anything
  16. M

    Can somebody explain what air correctors are?

    I have been reading about them that they need to be used with a modded air box or if running just the filters. I tried searching for pictures but didn't find any. So what are they for?
  17. M

    top speed of your vmax?

    Friend took mine out and said he hit 150mph. He asked me how fast I have drivin it and when I told him 110 he just laughed. I'm not much for top speeds
  18. M

    Should I check the valves at my mileage?

    I just pulled the rear valve cover off to check the valves. The exhaust are all good but 2 of the intakes are at .003-.004. I would think that would be on the tight side. I haven't checked the front two cylinders yet.
  19. M

    Should I check the valves at my mileage?

    How does this work? Your loaner kit that is?
  20. M

    Should I check the valves at my mileage?

    Is this the correct tool I need? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VALVE-SHIM-TOOL-YAMAHA-V-MAX-VENTURE-1200-1300-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5644c2cc99QQitemZ370520804505QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools
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