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  1. Kronx

    A odd IT moment today.

    An odd IT moment today. So our level 2 support team reaches out to me to help with a user who isn't happy with their service. The user is a scientist from Germany who is angry the emails he's sending to his work email from his home email are getting quarantined and not reaching his Inbox. I...
  2. Diablo

    Odd line on battlax tyres

    I went to the isle of man TT last week. The max had a good few hard runs and defended her honour admirably against all manner of crotch rockets. But my mate then asked a question about his rear tyre (also on a gen one max, and both of us running 17 inch rears and battlax tyres, albeit different...
  3. M

    Odd Electrical problem-need help.

    Hello all, I have a '96 Vmax that has an odd electrical issue. Bike fires up fine(new battery& plugs installed before issue). Bike has COP, V-boost switch, & fan switch-all work normally. Never had a problem until 3 weeks ago. Riding along it backfires then stalls. Pulled over, re-started...
  4. Bill Seward

    odd glitch.

    I installed the new regulator up under the seat a week ago. Voltage reads 14.0 to 14.1 at anything over 1500 rpm. It drops to 13.7 or so at idle. Voltmeter draws power from the trigger for the low beam relay. There is a slight voltage drop of about .5 volts at this point from voltage measured...
  5. C

    Odd starting problem

    70 here today, so the mrs and i fired up the v and went out.. Fired right up in the garage, ive had it on a tender in the winter. Ride 20 min. stop for gas, bike sounds like a dead battery. Bump started and ran fine back home. Pulled in the garage, went back out 15 min later, and starts right...
  6. Miles Long

    I just knew those Michigan people were a bit odd

    https://ca.screen.yahoo.com/editor-s-picks/michigan-funeral-home-offers-drive-061728990.html
  7. F

    Odd Problem

    Today I was checking the bike to see if I have a wrist pin problem by pulling the plug wires off the spark plugs while the bike is running. Didn't find a wrist pin problem but I did notice that when I pull the number 1 plug wire the bike idle did not change. If I pull the other three plug...
  8. gamorg02

    Odd CL ad (gen 2 motor in gen 1 frame)

    i gotta imagine hes full of it, but interesting nonetheless: email exchange: me: Do you have any updated pics? Those pics still show a generation 1 engine in it.. him: I have a 90 Vmax that was in an acc. An where I got the motor there is a 11 vmx but the cover where smashed an not sure...
  9. dannymax

    LED taillight with an odd problem

    I bought this cheap little taillight off ebay and was pleasantly surprised at how it looks and works....originally buying it as just a plate light I now think it can function nicely as a brake/tail light also. It seems to function as it should with the ignition on....taillight on...
  10. T

    Need help understanding odd fire/wasted spark!!!

    Need as much information as possible on my 89 Max firing angles and two flywheel pickups!!! Anyone, Anyone???? Bueller, Bueller??? LMAO :ummm::bang head::ummm::bang head::ummm::bang head::ummm::bang head:
  11. gundoc_iowa

    Odd ball mod

    Okay I have an 04 Vmax. On the left side near the "scoop" there is a small metal toggle switch. I thought it might be for the tail light or headlight to cut off the power. That wasn't it. I thought it might be to disable the bike so if someone tried to steal it. Nope. Turns out it is a three...
  12. Taavinen

    Odd engine rythm when not on the gas

    Ok, sort of hard to explain, but basically when i am rolling along any speed (eg 35mph for example), i am holding the throttle slightly open to maintain speed. Instead of giving an even Purrrrrrrrrrr sound, it almost sounds like it is missing, but you can give it boot and it does not miss at...
  13. 9

    Odd sync problem....need help!

    Working on trying to get my carbs sync'd and am seeing some odd behavior. I built a 4 port synchronizer using clear vinyl tubing and ATF (Like this one) What I am seeing is that after getting everything balanced (all carbs within about 1" of each other), I will run the RPMs up to about 4K...
  14. M

    Exhaust pop and odd smell

    Well rode the max to work today. Odd smell almost burning rubber coming from it? Not sure, not a strong smell but did not even think it was the bike until I got to work and could smell it again. Havent started it since Friday - does not sound like long but normally gets ridden daily so not...
  15. KJShover

    odd but addicting voice and a great album

    Just picked up the album this afternoon. Not bad at all, filled with infectious grooves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg59bewggow
  16. T

    '86 with odd spark on rear cylinders : Help Me!!!

    Ok, so my '86 Max has great spark on the front and will run on the front 2 cylinders. However, the rear cylinders have no spark when the starter is hit. Now whats really odd, is that they will spark ONLY when I shut off the key switch. I turn the motor over, nuthin. I shut the key off and...
  17. calibretto

    turn signals acting odd?

    Anyone else's turn signals go the normal pace for the first 10-15 blinks and then speed up a few times, slow back down and speed up again? The stockers are not on my bike but the new ones still use a regular bulb. Short somewhere in the wiring or?
  18. Remeber Me

    Another odd vmax

    Some people have way more money then sense. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamaha-V-Max-1999-yamaha-v-max-1200-custom-vmax-v-max_W0QQitemZ120183527664QQihZ002QQcategoryZ50047QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  19. vmaxinID

    Las Vegas area, Odd Vmax

    Linky.......... http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/mcy/335659997.html
  20. Calimus

    Odd clicking sound from the rear diff

    Sorry if I dropped this topic in the wrong spot, but I wasn't too sure. At any rate. Yesterday I noticed a odd clicking sound while I was backing up the Max. This is with the engine off, in neutral, clutch out. It was steady, it seems to make the noise, stop and come back again as the tire...
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