Question about 2000 Yamaha V-Max
I have a 95-96 Vmax.Just recently it has developed a knocking sound from somewhere around the right side cylynders. Sounds like a small bearing in a tin can.Gets faster when increasing the revs.I have had 2 services done in the last month and the last mechanic just about stripped the thing down and still can not pin point the problem.He checked gearbox clutch and timing chain etc. Please has any one had similar problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would be more concerned with the stuck gear than the clutch, but we will start with the clutch.
The push cam may be bent or deformed and the push shaft may be bent. Assuming the ball bearing is in place, the cam and rod are all that can really go wrong. The rod slides out of the left center case. You will need to loosen the springs to get the left side cover back in place. Roll the rod on a flat surface to see if it is bent. I fear a bent shift fork is causing the gearbox to be stuck in third. Fix the clutch and then post a comment to get back to me.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
The sound is being caused by something mechanical. It is not likely to go away by it's self. It will probably get worse. Don't wait for the next service. Take it in now before any more potential damage can be done. Check the oil level in the gearbox. It could be low.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for your concerned reply"
The cam chain has stretched a bit making it look like its half a tooth out, the tensioner takes up the slack but makes the cam timing slightly out.
You could have timed the crank 280 degrees out
It should be timed on the T mark for one cylinder & on the I mark (if there is one) for the other.
The marks before the T mark are for ignition timing (firing marks)
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks! Have pulled right side cover off. Front cyl cam sprocket off by half tooth. Lower sprocket off by 5 or 6!! Starting from scratch."
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