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Hey y'all! New here. Also very new owner of a 94 Vmax which I was told was in better shape than it really is. Just got done with front valve cover gasket a coolant leak fix, and wiring OEM turn signals.Next day I did went ahead with a 15 minute warm up to idle test on its own. After reaching temp horrible high pitched screaming noise came from the front right. Jumped to kill switch as fast as possible. Any ideas?
Fire-medic
Fire-medic
You said the former owner mis-represented its condition, perhaps he found something in his work on it, he buttoned it back-up, and found a gullible, new owner. Sorry. I think the only way that you might be able to solve this is with a disassembly/inspection. That's not what you want to hear, "I have to tear-down my new/used purchase," but it may be the only way that you fix it properly.
Fire-medic
Fire-medic
You could try turning it over with a wrench on the crankshaft bolt to see if you can replicate the point at-which the rub occurs, but I don't think you'll be able to pinpoint the source. A recent poster showed a broken piston pin, I suppose something like that could make a horrible high-pitched noise as it gouged-against the cyl wall, that, or a spit-out wristpin retaining ring.
Fire-medic
Fire-medic
You need to post this into a new thread under the forum sub heading of Technical Forum-Motor. There isn't enough typing room here to discuss this.
Do you still have the brake bits
CostalGrey
CostalGrey
I would like them it lols like front and rear gen 2 Is this correct Correct
I’m in Nova Scotia I will work out the difference tonight and do a us transfer + 20 to Put in a box or envelope let me know if your cool with that
Cheers
Peter
CostalGrey
CostalGrey
Are you still there
CostalGrey
CostalGrey
Sorry wasn’t paying attention no they won’t work
My apologies for wasting your time
Cheers
Peter
Google my name Scott Cantermen I am mentioned by two members. I sold PatMax parts as agreed, Woody I’ve never dealt with, I live in NJ not Montana. There are threats to my person on your forum . I am contacting you to correct this matter. Your forum is suppose to monitor for false content unless you feel the need communicate terroristic threats , and libel statements.
Bought my first vmax. 1988. Got new clutch plates installed. Tuning carbs. Should be riding soon!!
I'm sure I'm late to the party but do you still have those Gen 2 bags for sale ?
El Canadiense
El Canadiense
Sorry my friend, I sold them. I do have a set that are in need of repair I would let go for $200 USD. The zippers need repairing and there is a tear in the fabric. In my area, there is nobody who repairs them.
Sean, I sent an email to you, and a conversation but your box came up as a no delivery. Ready to buy some parts........6787703748 tel.
Trying to find full carb rubbers
Robertpaterson
Robertpaterson
Thanks will try them you wouldn't have a number for any of them cheers are the manifold to carb and the carb to airbox the same havent checked yet lol
Screwloose
Screwloose
Peter 07702654318 he will give you Stuarts number if he is not in.
The top and bottom are different.
Where I mostly found the problems was the lower carburettor rubbers right behind the clamps, also as the engine would heat up the situation got worse due to the rubber softening and letting in more air.
All the rubbers below the carburettor were gone. Above the carburettor were okay.
Robertpaterson
Robertpaterson
Awh kl did you have to replace the joint rubbers from head tho head
Hi Guy's
How much of a problem is it to replace the Clutch Servo I've been hearing its difficult to get out.????
Fire-medic
Fire-medic
I assume you're referring to the Gen. 1 clutch slave cylinder, the hydraulic piston and body which is on the left rear of the engine case, requiring removal of the engine side cover to access it. It's bolted-on with two screws, so it actually comes-off pretty-easily/quickly,
Ghost Buffalo
Ghost Buffalo
Thank you so much FM you have put an amazing amount of work in to this file
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