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  1. Falaholic

    FS: 2003 Vmax Differential - ~20K - $100

    Selling my 2003 Vmax diff. About 20K on it. Will ship. Pick up available in Palm Beach, Fla. $100
  2. R

    Differential '89 Vmax

    I am in need of a new or used (in good condition) differential.
  3. C

    Vmax differential swap

    I have seen a couple things on doing a differential swap from a venture but I haven't found a decent write up on it yet in terms of all what has to be done, what year diff to get, any special notes to watch for. If I could please get some info on this I would much appreciate it. I have a 95...
  4. B

    Vmax speedo and differential

    Some background: I have a 1998 Vmax into which I installed a 2007 Venture rear differential by blocking off the speedo sensor hole and milling the shock mount hole boss to mount the shock mount stud. Lowered my rpms and works great for me. I also have a 1988 Venture and a 2000 Millenium...
  5. mabdcmb@yahoo.com

    Final Drive Disassembly-Shadetree Style

    I decided to ship my differential out for chrome. I figured I would try to disassemble it down to the bare case to same some money in the process. To be truthful, I was a little intiminated by the process. There is a lot of talk about special tools and troublesome tasks in the manual. I can...
  6. mabdcmb@yahoo.com

    Final Drive Disassembly-Shadetree Style

    I decided to ship my differential out for chrome. I figured I would try to disassemble it down to the bare case to same some money in the process. To be truthful, I was a little intiminated by the process. There is a lot of talk about special tools and troublesome tasks in the manual. I can...
  7. gleno

    Differential Swaps between V-max models

    Are the differentials from 1985 to 2007 v-max models interchangeable? The reason I ask is that the external castings on the diff housing i.e. the 'pumpkin' changed at about the time the front forks were upgraded. Later housings are more robust (though some have casting floors). So, Can you...
  8. M

    What year Venture Differential?

    I have a 1985 VMax and I keep hearing about swapping for a Venture differential to lower revs at highway cruising speeds. Is there any particular year of Venture I should look for (or avoid)?:ummm: Also, how much rpm change does this make at, say, 60 mph?
  9. dekberg

    Change your ugly differential dust covers

    Hate your grey differential dust covers....here's a great way to change them to the color you want. Before you start this project order a new differential o-ring you will probably need to replace it before you put the gear back in. Get the plastic dust covers off (do both). Mask off the...
  10. Bacchus

    differential special tool

    when I did my '89 vmax I had to purchase a special tool, a socket to disassemble it for powder coating, does anyone need one of these?? would like to sell it, used twice cost me almost $100 and is only available to yamaha dealers
  11. bikedave99

    Venture Differential Review & Thoughts

    I have been running a Venture differential now for a month or so and figured I should share my thoughts on it. First off, it was a pretty easy swap for a quick gearing change. It is not a huge difference, but I noticed it even in first gear which surprised me. I loaded up the bike and my wife to...
  12. bikedave99

    How To Remove Swingarm & Swap Differential

    Alright, so now I have the wheel, shocks and stock mufflers off. It is not necessary for all of this to be off in order to pull the swingarm but it is was done as I was working on other items. Next I will be pulling the swingarm so that I can replace the bearings and swap on a Venture...
  13. Jdk203

    How many RPMs with stock rear diff?

    I wanna try and switch out the gears in my bike to lower my RPM's on the highway but I'm nott 100% sure mine is stock. I was wondering if someone could tell me what kind of RPM's your running in 5th gear say at 50mph, 65, 70 somewhere in there.
  14. GREEN light BLITZ

    Breather on differential?

    Ive been seeing a fair number of guys who put breathers on the top plug of their differentials.Does this help it keep any cooler or anything or is it just for show? I was told it might result in spraying gear oil all over the place at freeway speed but Im not sure...I know some of you guys are...
  15. L

    Venture final drive / differential install & broken pinion bolt

    Noobie here! Can anyone tell me how to install the shock stud required by a VMAX on a Venture final drive housing? Bought my first Max a little over a week ago. It's a '92 and I got a good price knowing it had some deficiencies. Although it runs well and accelerates harder than anything...
  16. COP RUNNER

    Differential heat ?

    I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD RUN THIS BUY EVERYONE , AT THE BROWNIE RUN THERE WERE 12 BIKES ( NOT ALL MAX'S ) , SAL'S IS CHAIN DRIVE & NOT ALL ARE IN THAT PICTURE OF THE BROWNIE RUN ! BUT AFTER ONE OF THE RIDES I THOUGHT TO FEEL HOW HOT EVERYONES DIFFERENTIALS WERE AND ALL OF THEM WERE VERY HOT , I'D...
  17. Scaryfast

    Need info on my differential

    I would like to improve my fuel economy on my VMAX. On long rides I'm only getting 90 miles on a tank. I was thinking I could rebuild my diff with venture parts fairly cheaply to lower my highway rps. What would the fuel savings actually be, and would i be money ahead just replacing the whole...
  18. spaz1096

    Leaking differential help!

    Rode the bike for a 20 mile trip the other day. Parked it in the garage. Rode it 6 miles to work and noticed oil on my rear tire (left side). It?s the gear lube, it?s dripping slightly from the bottom of the dust cover onto the wheel. I changed the gear lube last year to Mobile1, replaced the...
  19. M

    Polishing Differential

    I am going to polish my differential. Also a backrest which will be for sale in the future Does anyone know if I can media blast it with walnut shells or plastic media or will this be too harsh or not enough? I prefer not to use chemicals. Also need some polishing attachments to fit in a...
  20. Bacchus

    differential tool

    ok, so I get the bright Idea that I want my diff. powdercoated black to match my swingarm. At the time Im thinkin' no prob. tear it down get it pcoated re-assemble and vaaarooooom im outa there. WRONG---- this has turned out to be a slow process. Pcoater wanted all bearings removed. one...
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