March 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm #14991
this is the yamaha vmax that had been hibernating in a shed since 2001 it was very rusty and most parts were seized , the carbs were solid and took over 10 hours to clean . the fuel tank was half full of the most discusting stale petrol ever , there was a mouse nest under the seat and the clutch and brakes were solidMarch 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm #65801HippoDronesParticipant
some elbow grease went into cleaning that up mate, nice oneMarch 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm #65802imperialdataKeymaster
Blimey Newk, I’d have walked away from that one but you have done a great job there.
So what engine paint do you recommend?March 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm #65803
i only use a satin black heat resistant paint from a company called yambits its quite expensive but is very good check out my cb550 cafe racer postMarch 22, 2013 at 11:27 pm #65804
That was one crusty Vmax…was it a full power model? I remember the hoo hah when they were launched.
You put some work into that as ID saidMarch 24, 2013 at 11:10 am #65805ScouserParticipant
Great restoration, well doneMarch 29, 2013 at 9:01 am #65806katanaParticipant
Great resto Newk.
The front forks on those always look very spindly when compared the the size of the rest of the bike.March 31, 2013 at 8:14 am #65807
Great resto Newk.
The front forks on those always look very spindly when compared the the size of the rest of the bike.
Even many 125s seem to have meaty USD forks now!
The width of tyreshas changed so much too. The tyres on my RD350 seem so narrow nowMarch 31, 2013 at 8:54 am #65808ses310Moderator
As others have said, well done on that! I’d have looked and walked awayApril 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm #65809
Do you still have the Vmax Newk?May 6, 2013 at 7:45 am #65810
no m8 its goneMay 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm #65811
no m8 its gone
You certainly do get through the projects.
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