In need of Vmax mechanic......location monroeville PA

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  1. Aug 22, 2019 #1

    raymond berendowski

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    Hello All:
    New member to V max group ( name is Ray B).......just secured a 1996 V max but have a carburetor problem at 3,000rpm on up.........looking for a V Max mechanic near Monroeville. Pa ....can any recommend one or is willing to come by and help.......have all the tools but limited experience with this model to do it right.
     
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    I'm not aware of any mechanic that I would take a vmax to in the PGH area.
    What is the problem you have?

    What's your setup? Exhaust, intake, carbs?

    Does it idle clean and run ok up to that point?
     
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    As far as I can see bike is stock with stock exhaust...only mod is the extra holes in rear of mufflers, bike starts fine with choke and warms up with idle increasing, has a v-boost alternative switch to go from 6k turn on to 3k.
    Will ride down road ok until I start to increase RPM to 3k then it stumbles,burbs and then it goes....
    I believe some trash may have gotten into carbs...
    Yamaha will not work on any bike older than 11 years...nice dealer support...will sell parts but good luck finding a shop....
    Any suggestions would be help full
    Started oder in parts for possible carb rebuild....go new boots coming, seen stuff on ebay..some from China and others but dont know which is good fit...
    Dealer oem parts will run over 1k...recommendations
     
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    A few guys have had good luck with ebay carb boots and diaphragms. I wouldn't hesitate to try them.
    I would buy genuine MIKUNI or OEM brass, o-rings and gaskets for inside the carb bodies.
    Forum vendors Sean Morley or Dannymax can help with carb parts.
    Other than that, I find Partzilla to be a good resource for online OEM parts.

    Is the tank clean? Vmax tanks are notorious for rust.
    Are the fuel lines in good shape?
    When was the fuel filter last changed?
    You can drain the float bowls and check for debris.

    There are some excellent threads in the carb section. Sticky's that show how to remove carbs, how to rebuild the carbs, how to synch, set float level, etc.....
    https://www.vmaxforum.net/forums/carb-tuning.6/
    https://www.vmaxforum.net/threads/carb-rebuild-part-1-picture-rich.5830/
     
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    Thanks will do recommendations...who on ebay sells the best diaphrams for vmax that meet originals and are fair price???
     
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    This procedure has been successful for a lot of people: https://vmax.lvlhead.com/tips/shotgun.htm Won't cost you hardly anything and definitely worth a shot.

    If you want them fixed hassle free (you know...no carb cleaner shooting back into your eye ;) or anything like that) and fixed right, send them off to Dannymax here on the forum. He's the carb expert and he is "local" in upstate NY.

    BRC Carb Shop email/PayPal du@taconic.net
    Ph# 518/392-4024

    Mark
     

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