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Old 11-29-2003, 02:43 PM   #81
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True, no argument here. But for an 18 year old bike thats saying something. In 18 years the others will be forgotten let alone still be "in the mix". If i did it again i'd still go for the max. Its given me 6 trouble free years and 70000 miles, and i still love every time i get on it.
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:44 PM   #82
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Isn't that thing kind of in the same class a a boss hoss.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:45 PM   #83
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I've always liked the V-Max, but as a previous reader stated, "go cruiser or sport". Yamaha has pleanty of cruisers and just the Warrior for the sport, so I say go in the sport direction. I think most people like handling, braking and performance and I think the V-Max is already headed in that direction. Just go with the flow, Yamaha.
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Old 12-01-2003, 03:42 AM   #84
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No, it is a mass produced bike. Plus it is cheap.
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:16 AM   #85
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If you really think that, buy one and race a V-Max. Don't cry to me when you lose.
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:24 AM   #86
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As long as you keep in mind that it's an old bike, and handles like an old bike, you'll be fine. Besides, compared to some of the other bikes of the same period, it actually handles pretty well.
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:43 AM   #87
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You would be hard pressed to keep those who want one form buying one. There is nothing like it. Spend 30 minutes riding one and you will know what I mean. Updates? Easy the Japanese have already met with some max owners for input, and that is where it should come from. Those of us who have paid for them know more about what should be changed and what should be left alone. The bike can be greatly inproved without lots of R&D or money. Owners know!



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Old 12-01-2003, 06:03 AM   #88
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Because the V-Rod is probably the closest thing to a V-Max. The V-Max is a V-Four, not an inline four. The V4 has a better torqe/horsepower balance than most inline fours. Stoplight to stoplight torque matters. Also for easy shifiting and nice power in most any gear at any time (cruising) torque matters. Hosrepower is great, torque and hosrepower help make a great bike, cruiser, std. sportbike whatever. In my book V4's rock. If Harley were to create the V-Max motor today it would be hailed as the badest thing ever to come out and there would be Discovery TV shows talking about how it was an impossible feat and only Harley could have pulled it off. It's almost 20 years now since Yamaha gave us the oportunity to own one.
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Old 12-01-2003, 06:06 AM   #89
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Amen!!!
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Old 12-01-2003, 02:25 PM   #90
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Ditto. It'd be like putting a soupcan exhaust and an import tuner wing on a GTO.
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