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Old 01-13-2019, 10:35 PM
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Curtis!

Nice to hear from you.

No snow tires, but fortunately there has been no snow this year so far.

I did have to rebuild the clutch slave because I found it was leaked horribly after I got it home in November.

I had one more 50 mile ride December 26 and it left me drooling for Spring.

I know you have a super-low-mile 2nd generation Vmax. Do you ride it or avoid putting miles on it?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:18 AM
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Nice! I know you have been wanting one. After 6 or 7 months I finally figured out the secret hand shake for signing in thanks to Jeff and Mike P. Thats my favorite color scheme as well. No snow tires?
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Marty, it's nice to be able to sign in again.

Mike, I've never put the 15 on the road. I sneak out a couple times a year and run it around the block a few times. Think I am up to 5 or 6 miles! Funny you mention the clutch slave issue. The clutch master on my 97 has to be worked a few times if it sits for more than a few months. No leaks near it, perhaps it would be prudent to check the other end of the system! I rolled a whopping 9700 miles the last time I rode it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:42 PM
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My first reaction was , "Wow, how does one manage a 9700 mile trip?" Then I understood.

You probably already know it, but the 1st gen Vmax clutch slave is harder to access than the V65, but still no problem for a weekend job. You have to remove the middle gearcase cover, so you need the middle gearcase gasket too....and you normally drain the oil to do the deed.
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'79 XS750SF 15k miles
'79 XS750SF 20k miles
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'84 Honda V64 Magna 48k miles (parts bike)
'86 Yamaha VMAX 5k miles

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