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  1. vmax1998

    Carb leaking

    Hi on the left side of my 98 vmax it seems like the carb is leaking. I recently synced the carbs to the best of my ability and went around to all the carbs and made sure the af mix screws were all 2.5 turns out. My back left carb on the left side is wet around the outside and it smells like...
  2. spottedsquirl

    Water/coolant leaking from this weep hole?

    '85 Vmax. Why is there water/coolant coming from this hole between the top and middle rib on the cylinder head? I've been flushing the old coolant out with a flush and now just staight distilled water. Second galon flushed through when I saw it bubbling out after a 10 minute idle warm up. Engine...
  3. Lotsokids

    Oil Leaking From Cylinder Weep Holes - Help!

    I just changed my rear valve cover gasket and converted to COPs ignition. Worked on it all day. It started right up. Ran about 5 minutes, then shut down. Oil started draining from the weep holes in the #1 and #3 cylinders (rear cylinders - on the side between the fins on the cylinder). It's...
  4. S

    Front cylinder leaking oil

    I have noticed every time I go for a ride, even short hops of 10 miles or less, I have oil blowing on left side on top of stator case cover. It,s coming from looks like lower cylinder or base gasket. I am assuming this means that I must pull engine and do top end? Shops around here will no...
  5. B

    Front fork seals leaking!!

    I need your assistance guys. I have a 2009 VMAX and the front forks have started leaking. I am in Beirut, Lebanon and the dealer here cannot find the seals locally. He also does not know the part number for the seal. I went online to www.shopyamaha.com and they also do not have the VMAX listed...
  6. jagco1

    Hi guy's me back 2006 vmax fork leaking

    I pick up 2006 vmax with low miles very clean all stock, wfie don't no. "O" to I pick up fj1200 to she did find out about this bike though. Vmax fork oil started leaking and got on the rotors. I did try cleaning them seals with plastic but still leaking. Is there a easy way of replacing the...
  7. T

    Fork oil leaking

    Noticed this morning that my fork oil seems to be leaking from the left fork by the rubber gasket near the brace. My main question is how urgent of a problem is this? Can I just ignore it for now and get to it eventually without doing any damage?
  8. M

    clutch fluid leaking somewhere

    What could be happening? The clutch fluid needs filled about 2 times a week. There's never any fluid on the floor under the bike. Its driving me nuts . Any ideas? Its a 1993 30000 miles.
  9. U

    coolant leaking from that hole in head

    Hello all I need your help here! I have a coolant leaking from that hole from that locate on the cylinder. That hole is located inside the middle of the aluminum line (the are three line of aluminum on the head) What is that mean? I got this bike a month ago from USA so I only drive on it...
  10. U

    middle gear drive leaking

    Hello all I have an oil leak on my 85 vmax The leak is from the big rubber that connect the rear arm to the engine So I believe that the problem is a bad oil seal in the middle gear drive My question is – it is difficult to fix it ? I know that I will not have to take out...
  11. bkuberek

    Coolant leaking from drain valve

    Hello, My vmax started leaking coolant from the drain valve and I was wondering if there is anything special about fixing it. If I take it apart what will I need to put it back together? Thanks
  12. N

    Number 4 Cylinder leaking fuel

    So I bought my bike used and it ran pretty damn well. Then I started tinkering... Actually I did the shot gun method because my bike started running like pooh; loss of power and backfires. So worked better after shotgun method. Then crap again. I noticed fuel filter was full of rust. Crap...
  13. R

    Front tire leaking around the bead 98

    Front tire is slowly leaking around the bead. I was wondering if certain years have this problem? Since, mine is a 98 and has the black rims. Is this only happiness with the black rims? It's a new front tire. It has 1000 to 1500 miles. After reading in the wheels/tires section. It seems like...
  14. R

    Front tire leaking on the bead 98

    Front tire is slowly leaking around the bead. I was wondering if certain years have this problem? Since, mine is a 98 and has the black rims. Is this only happiness with the black rims? It's a new front tire. It has 1000 to 1500 miles. After reading in the wheels/tires section. It seems like...
  15. L

    refrigerant leaking

    Coolant leaking Hi guys, I have a little issue just now, this morning I found this leaking of coolant. how I can fix? please see the attachment picture. thanks so much
  16. H

    Rear Cam Chain Tensioner Leaking

    Quick question, Is it possible to remove the rear camchain tensioner to install a new gasket without having to go through the timing procedure and subsequently removing the front camchain tensioner/setting the timing? The reason for doing this is I am experiencing a leak from the tensioner...
  17. maxrom

    intake bolt leaking

    Hy, -Had to remove the four carburetor intake grumet -There is at least two taped hole communicating with engine oil pass -when rebuilding, two prevent oil leak -Wath stuff should be used in these filet :ummm: Regards
  18. C

    Leaking oil

    Anybody know whether the screws of the clutch cover have rubber gaskets? And if yes where can I buy them from? I am changing my leaky gasket and was just wondering.
  19. M

    Leaking coolant from side plug behind plug.

    It started dripping coolant from this plug (#13) and its drains out from spark plug drain hole. Not allot of coolant or all the time (mostly when it warms up and pressurize) :ummm::confused2: How do I go about fixing problem? Can I just pull it out and replace it with new one with all o-Rings...
  20. R

    Drive shaft leaking after replacing seal

    Hi, Over the last four years, I have had to replace the drive shaft seal twice and now it`s leaking again. I`m talking about the seal where the shaft exists the engine block, number 18 in the diagram below. Also, I`ve replaced the bearings 10 and 13, so they are fine. I _think_ it only...
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