No Reserve - 1996 Yamaha VMAX

SOLD FOR: $2,210

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1996 Yamaha VMAX. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The name told you all you need to know: when the V-Max debuted in 1985, it was a cruiser dedicated to speed. Reviewers and consumers responded positively – it instantly won Cycle Guide’s “Bike of the Year” award and it barely had any changes for the next 22 years. It was arguably the definitive muscle bike.

The technical highlight of the 1,198cc V4 was “V-Boost”, a system of servo-operated butterfly valves that connected the intake manifolds of each pair of cylinders. It simulated the effect of a supercharger at high RPMs as the cylinder in the intake stroke would get the air and fuel from two carbs at once. In conjunction with other modifications like larger intake/exhaust valves, bigger carbs, and revised camshafts boosted power from 90 hp in the Venture to a claimed number of over 140!

For more on what it was like to ride the V-Max, check out this “Retrospective” from Rider. The most significant changes over the first 22 years of production were in 1993, when the V-Max got bigger 43mm front forks and four-piston brake calipers.

This example is VIN: JYA2WFC03TA013034.

The odometer shows 44,595 miles.

Modifications:
Aftermarket grips and adjustable levers.

Passenger backrest.

Manual fan switch.

Radiator guard.

Highway pegs.

Aftermarket windscreen.

Aftermarket turn signals.

Fork brace.

Battery tender lead.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean the gas tank, clean/sync the carbs, and install a battery. While Daniel was working on it, he noted:
– the ignition system has been modified (coil packs installed)
– there’s no choke lever (pull ring on left hand side)

– there’s a secondary lever under the clutch that activates the V-Boost (as opposed to the usual automatic engagement at 6,000 rpm).

– the rear turn signals don’t work

– the right fork seal is leaking.

It is wearing Dunlop D404 tires with date codes of 1420 and 3120.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title. Please Note: the registration has been expired since August 8th, 2019. If the next owner is in California, it will cost $554 to get it registered through August 8th, 2022.

Have any V-Max stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Yamaha

Model

VMAX

Mileage

44,595

VIN

JYA2WFC03TA013034

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JYA2WFC03TA013034.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 18

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: agc555

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
agc555 August 5, 2021 12:00 pm $1,960
Benjohnson3478 August 5, 2021 11:59 am $1,860 Auto
agc555 August 5, 2021 11:59 am $1,800
Benjohnson3478 August 5, 2021 10:04 am $1,655
owo1owo2 August 5, 2021 10:02 am $1,555
Benjohnson3478 August 5, 2021 10:02 am $1,500 Auto
Benjohnson3478 August 5, 2021 8:04 am $1,301
woodpenguin August 5, 2021 8:02 am $1,201
Benjohnson3478 August 5, 2021 8:02 am $1,200 Auto
Benjohnson3478 August 1, 2021 7:06 am $1,101 Auto
Jan Ringnalda August 1, 2021 7:06 am $1,001
Benjohnson3478 July 30, 2021 1:47 pm $801
RaceDayWonder July 30, 2021 1:46 pm $701
Benjohnson3478 July 30, 2021 1:46 pm $700 Auto
Benjohnson3478 July 30, 2021 1:31 pm $600
RidleysRides July 30, 2021 1:31 pm $500 Auto
RidleysRides July 30, 2021 1:11 pm $101
Benjohnson3478 July 29, 2021 4:34 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started July 29, 2021 12:00 pm
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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