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  1. 407Jlew

    oil leaking onto exhaust pipe

    I have two VMaxs and both have oil leaking onto the exhaust pipes right behind the foot peg area. The oil starts to smoke after running for a few minutes. Almost looks like an exhaust leak at first. I haven't had time to dig into the issue yet but I was wondering if this is common and if anyone...
  2. Adrian2

    Oil leak

    This is the wire. Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. Adrian2

    Oil leak

    Hi all, there's a wire going into the back of the engine/clutch cover on the right hand side as your sitting on the bike (oil pressure maybe???) well after a ride out and parking it up on the centre stand overnight I come back to a small puddle of oil on the floor? Just wondering if anybody has...
  4. A

    Oil light

    Ive noticed if I hammer out of a corner , the oil light comes on once in a while and also if I get up around 7 or 8 k in the revs. What could this be a sign of? The motor was rebuilt by pcw and has the upgraded oil system in it.
  5. E

    Where does the white oil level sensor wire go?

    Hi I have rebuilt a Vmax from 1986 and everything works great now, except the start switch won't work. All of the electrical are connected where it belongs except for the white oil level wire, I can't figure out where it's supposed to go. And I can't find my Haynes book either, so any...
  6. cwkerr007

    hd oil pump

    Hello everyone I have a search problem maybe someone can help. I've been searching for a new and better oil pump I know they have to be out there. Can anyone supply a go to site? thanks
  7. rzwanink

    Oil leak

    Hi all, I am camping with 2 minor oil leaks. See picture. One visible point of where oil is coming from is the rubber boot between the swingarm and engine. After a drive, Long or short. A couples of tiny drops of oil, 1 or 2, can be found underneed the bike. And a little bit of residu on the...
  8. H

    Oil Change Help

    Hello all, First time poster here. I have a pretty dumb question, and I'll be honest, I'm a bit embarrassed to ask it. I'm a pretty competent wrench, and have restored quite a few bikes over the years, but this is my first time getting my hands dirty on a VMax. I'm helping out a friend who...
  9. Conman

    No Oil or Fuel Light on Startup

    The fuel and oil light do not light up when starting the bike. When I changed the oil and started the bike briefly to get oil in the filter the oil light still didn’t come on when the oil dipped below the sight glass. The bike runs with fuel “ON” but I’m beginning to doubt that reserve...
  10. M

    Fork Oil Level

    I’m just finishing replacing the seal and I’m confused about the right fork oil quantity. - Mosley’s video says 4.8 inches from top, - another YouTube video says 5.5 inches, and - on the Service book it says 451ml (this quantity gots me at 11” from top). Before I close it up, anyone...
  11. R

    Oil dripping

    I have a slight oil drip. It's located at the left side crankcase cover. I think it's coming through the stator wires. I'll have to take the cover off to investigate. Where is the best place to purchase the big gasket at a reasonable price. And how do I go about stopping a leak at the stator...
  12. G

    Removed fork cover on top, found some oil

    I removed the cap on top to check air pressure and noticed about 6-8 drops of oil pooled at bottom. 2006 V max. Anything to worry about? IF so, suggested repair. Have not changed fork oil since I owned bike (5 yrs). Is there a good thread (video for dummies would be nice) for doing this...
  13. Vmaxiow

    Blue smoke and oil leak

    Hi all. I was warming my max up the other day and after a minute or so blue smoke started coming out from around the engine. Not out the exhaust. It only lasted about 5 seconds or so and it was fine after. I took it out for a couple of hours no trouble at all. When I got home I noticed a bit of...
  14. V

    Water in oil

    I have a 1989 Vmax 1200 I got cheaply in trade and I currently have 3 1 slow starter cranking 2 Valve noises and the worst is 3 massive amounts of water in the oils I’m going to pull the starter and check brushes and possibly upgrade to a 4 brush starter so my questions are 1 what year and...
  15. g2501

    oil catch can project

    hi everybody, recently I was wondering if this kind of mod is useful on a Vmax, but being myself not so expert about engines I would like to know what you think about it. Premise : I tried to look around in this forum and on the web , but seems that there is only a pic of a heavy modded vmax...
  16. S

    Oil pressure slightly higher after oil pipe o-ring replacement.

    Will fixing the bulging o-ring cause a slight increase in pressure across the whole range? Before replacing, pressure would hit 60psi on a cold startup & idle at 2-4 when hot. It's hitting 65 cold & idle is 8 now. It tops out at 65 revving the motor. The fitting for the oil galley plug from...
  17. S

    Cycle one off oil pressure gauge

    Can anybody tell me if COO's gauge fitting (not the adaptors down on bottom of the motor) is a 1/8 NPT?
  18. 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...
  19. labargeblake

    Preferred oil type

    Anyone have any suggestions or preference on oil type and weight they use for their first gen vmax? My bike is a 96 with super trap pipes. Thank you
  20. J

    Oil pressure problem

    My 93 will have good oil pressure on starup, following that "10psi per 1k rpm" rule, but one it's warmed up the pressure gauge will read 0 at idle and only ever hits around 30 at 8-9k. The oil is to the full line. I do plan on doing a change soon but would like to know if this is a typical problem
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