Go Back   Yamaha Star V-Max VMAX Motorcycle Discussion Forum > First Generation VMax (1985 - 2007) Technical Forums > Motor

Motor Long rod, stock, over bore .. post it here. One2dmax is forum moderator.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Engine O Rings
  #1  
Old 10-12-2018, 12:13 PM
Andy1969 Andy1969 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: ABERDARE
Posts: 2
My VMax: 1989 Black Full Power
My other bikes: Triumph Thunderbird
Default Engine O Rings

Hi guys

I am going to be fitting an uprated o ring and engine saver bracket, have any of you guys done the job, are there any pitfalls I need to look out for, the only thing that Im concerned with are the header bolts, anyone got any tips who has done this job?
__________________
I only ride my V-Max fast when im rushing home for a poo
Reply With Quote
 

Re: Engine O Rings
  #2  
Old 10-12-2018, 01:41 PM
mabdcmb@yahoo.com's Avatar
mabdcmb@yahoo.com mabdcmb@yahoo.com is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 6,021
My VMax: 2006
My other bikes: Sportsman 570, Grizzly 450
Awards Showcase
Mod Monkey Nice guy award 
Total Awards: 2
Default Re: Engine O Rings

The most trying part is removing the oil pan gasket from the bottom of the engine.

To remove the header bolts, I cut a few inches off the end of a 8mm hex key and turned the stub with a small ratcheting wrench. Worked quite well.

I installed the Kawasaki style oval washer on the oil galley pipe.
I installed the C.O.O "pop stopper" on the bottom of the elbow to hold it in place in lieu of installing the bracket you are using.

While I had it all apart, I installed a heavy duty oiling kit. I got the oiling kit and Kawasaki oval washer from Sean Morley/Morleys Muscle. The kit includes a new oil pump drive gear to increase volume and a shim to increase the pressure.
__________________
Mike
Reply With Quote
 

Re: Engine O Rings
  #3  
Old 10-13-2018, 08:01 AM
sdt354's Avatar
sdt354 sdt354 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southern N.E.
Posts: 5,488
My VMax: 1989 Black Cherry
My other bikes: 1976 KZ900, 1985 VMAX
Awards Showcase
Nice guy award 
Total Awards: 1
Default Re: Engine O Rings

I like to cinch the tube down with stainless safety wire. It isn't going anywhere after that, a new puck for good measure. Actually the Kawasaki o-ring probably holds much tighter than the OEM, and also helps a lot.
+1 to the oil pump kit. Never been sorry I did it.
__________________


I participate in the
VMF Roadside Assistance Program
P - Trailer-pick up with in 50 miles
T - Tools
F - Food/ beverages

Reply With Quote
 

Re: Engine O Rings
  #4  
Old 10-16-2018, 10:50 AM
Andy1969 Andy1969 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: ABERDARE
Posts: 2
My VMax: 1989 Black Full Power
My other bikes: Triumph Thunderbird
Default Re: Engine O Rings

Thanks for the advice guys

I have contacted Morleys Muscle by email about the oil pump upgrade and the O ring, I am waiting to hear back from him
__________________
I only ride my V-Max fast when im rushing home for a poo
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
engine, rings

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 PM.


MorleyMuscle.com Exactrep
top of page