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My vmax wont start it has spark just got home after being on holiday and doing over 6000ks washed and put it away went to start the next weekend and no go its a 1992 done 2000 miles

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  • wyp8riot Mar 06, 2009

    My 1992 Vmax has a problem also. The engine runs fine The battery is not holding a charge. I put in a new battery and have the same problem. What would prevent the battery from charging?


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Hey tntbaril, I have the same problem but tried going to that sight and can't. U have the instructions or another site for that fix you talked about?

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I believe my problem is in the charging system.
Likely cause is a bad stator.

I found a charging system flowchart at VMAX forum

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Go to: and try the "charging fix". I am on my 5th year with the same battery since I did the repair.

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After coming back from your holiday it started? then washed the bike and put it away till the next weekend and then didnt want to start? correct?
Depending on how much gas was in the tank before you went on your holiday, it could be that the fuel scaled and clogged-up your fuel filter, if there's no fuel filter, the 'dirt' has gone into the carb. So either clean/replace the fuelfilter, or clean the carburator.
before hooking up your tank again, drain the old fuel..wash out the tank..let it dry for a while(1 hour)or blowdry it...then install the tank hook it up and put new fuel in it.
Should start on the first/second try, so you can get back to riding again. greetings, Gilbert.

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