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  1. Fire-medic

    1st Gen V-Max 2007 Vmax - Vancouver, BC

    Sounds like you have arthritis. How old are you? It looks like you already have air-cell handgrips, I was going to suggest them. About the traffic, that's one of the downsides of living in a well-populated area. It seems whether on 2 or 4 wheels, I see aggressive drivers every time I'm...
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    Hi,all glad to be here

    Welcome, resources for you:
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    Loss of battery

    And clean.
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    Here are things you will appreciate:
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    Loss of battery

    I think I'd look at the ignition switch
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    Changed battery

    Plumbers use a heat blanket/flame protector when using a torch for soldering, going to a Li-iron battery and using a heat blanket/flame protector may provide the best distance and insulating properties. A spacer below the battery and the heat blanket/flame protector could be the ticket...
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    Carb rebuild kit?

    Buy OEM brass, but I frequently use K&L gaskets & rubbers. For parts, the local OEM dealer, or I like Ron Ayres Yamaha, and have used others. Photo for setting floats courtesy of other members. Where brass is hiding. Old crusty non-functional carburetors often have stuck starting...
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    Changed battery

    That's impressive! I recall doing a problem in statistics about battery service life, I suspect your results is what is considered an 'outlier' or a 'rare event.' Regardless, it's a great service life. Yuasa had a contest years-ago to find the oldest battery still in-service. I don't recall...
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    Changed battery

    I'll let Sean inform you about how he uses Facebook for advertising his products and services. An AGM battery is an upgrade from a lead acid battery. My Li-iron battery has lasted longer than any lead-acid battery I've had over 30 years of VMax ownership.
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    Cannot rev past 6500 RPM under load

    They hold valve clearances for a long time, but I think I'd check them. Also, maybe try swapping out your CDI box with someone else's, to see if that makes a difference.
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    Changed battery

    Go to Sean Morley's Facebook pages. A Li-iron battery will be less weight, more-powerful and a smaller size. Something to consider.
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    Halos installed in the scoops

    Looks like a neat job of things, I'm sure others will be interested in seeing it done and operational.
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    Rare car

    More obscure cars info, Kyle started a good thread. The first Zimmer car was this Golden Spirit, based on a...
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    Rebuild or engine swap?

    Whoa, Nellie Belle! All I said is that the media weather report locally only said that it happened in Miami on that day I cited. And, that was the only episode of snow on-record, there. If you saw snow in Ft. Lauderdale then, I have no reason to doubt your empirical evidence, i.e., "I saw it...
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    Rebuild or engine swap? January 19, 1977 only time in history
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    Rebuild or engine swap?

    I saw snow in May south of Lake Ontario a couple of times. It didn't stay but it was there. I also fought a structure fire in the snow south of Fort Lauderdale, decades ago. Just a flurry, nothing accumulated & stayed on the ground. Hang in there spring is coming!
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    Rebuild or engine swap?

    This may help.
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    Rebuild or engine swap?

    The owner said 'Hamster' Dave Perewitz painted the Sportster. If you're into H-D's and choppers, you probably know about the Hamsters. My Daytona Bike Week traveling partner has a '70 Sportster he's been collecting parts for, it seems like 'forever.' Before we went to Daytona Beach, he showed...
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    Rare car

    That looks like a swollen, bloated catfish of a car. Put a few curb feelers on each side in-front to 'enhance' the appearance. Not one of George Barris's better designs. The exaggerated fender contours make those wheels/tires appear small, and I'm sure those were probably the largest...
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    Hello to all

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