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redbaron13

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Man I am going to laugh my but off when you get that thing running.....
 

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Sure will, man when I get a problem I will not let it go until I smell poop , hear breaking glass on instruments and all the blood drains from me little bitty 240 pound body.
 

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Some guy did a full Gen 1 restoration, he posted it on line Yamaha Vmax 1200 restoration by Stephan Morris
Got some good photogs and info here. Sorry if this is already posted, ahhhhh....errrr somewhere.
Yeah, that's one I bookmarked before, it could help people to deal w/their issues as they work on their own rides. Good descriptions, lotsa pics. A good one of-which to remind us.
 

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I pulled the engine out yesterday. I saw some things that were concerning when I pulled the vboost off. Looks like the long bolts were put in the wrong spot, so I have oil leaking from 2 holes .... the tensioner for 2 & 4 was loose and the gaskets seem to be sealed with silicone...
 

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I pulled the engine out yesterday. I saw some things that were concerning when I pulled the vboost off. Looks like the long bolts were put in the wrong spot, so I have oil leaking from 2 holes .... the tensioner for 2 & 4 was loose and the gaskets seem to be sealed with silicone...
And it's things like that Fire Medic and I were concerned about.
 

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I pulled the engine out yesterday. I saw some things that were concerning when I pulled the vboost off. Looks like the long bolts were put in the wrong spot, so I have oil leaking from 2 holes .... the tensioner for 2 & 4 was loose and the gaskets seem to be sealed with silicone...
Two of the inlet stub threads do go into oil passages (LH front and RH rear if memory serves well) so will leak if sealer isn't used on the thread.
 

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Seems like more problems everywhere you look. Do you want a hand grenade or a functional & durable engine?
 

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Functional and durable. A hand grenade between my legs doesn't sound very pleasing..
Well, you know what I recommend.

Don Garlits has a reputation of trying things others hadn't, and of being a very-good racer. You might-say, "he's the fastest man with half a foot." He lost his partial foot from an exploding clutch. Then he invented a scattershield. Better late than never. Now, they're required.
 

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