Hello, my name is "OneEye'd Randy. Just now read these 2008 post re: V-Max 4's.
Today is April 21st. 2023.
Had the distinct honor of owning an original 1992 first model year they were made. WOW.
First test ride was at Diamond Lake Resort
in the Southern Oregon Cascade Mountains
near Crater Lake Nat.Park.
300 PERFECTLY Groomed Trail System thanks to 0.S.S.A and ALL the clubs !
D.Lake was a Yamaha dealer. Should have NEVER pulled that rope... let alone pin it until I saw God,
then figured I best back off a wee bit !!
HAD TO GET ONE... period.
WILL NOT BREATH IN ANY MORE OXYGEN UNTIL OWVN ONE !!
Found one finally.
A used '92 on consignment at a Cottage Grove, Oregon dealership.
$3600/ very low miles/mint condition.
Time to GO PARTS SHOPING !
Our pristine WinterTime riding is
fast lake/fast trail/ climbing 8,600 ft. high Mt.Bailey which backdrops D.Lake.
Ok... M10 rear suspension. Quad AAENS.
Simmons Skis. Carbide candy up front...
and bunches of Carbide poke-ee jewelry on the new 136" X 1-1/2" Camoplast condom that wrapped around that cushy M-10 rear
suspension. When kinda/sorta done for the time being... LET'S GO RIDING BOYS/GIRLS !
WOT = 4mpg... fine with that... go for a Picnic ride with Yoggy&Boo-Boo. = 10mpg.
Still fine by me. Going long, long... take some with ya... going need it.
WHAT'S THIS ? Leftside/ Rightside Crank
community misunderstandings. AKA slipped. Darn. That's why God made Mr. PAT HAUCK & HAUCK POWERSPORTS !
Talked to thee V- Max GURU himself ... he had questions... I answered them. Pat was
making an engine recipe for that sled and that mixed bag of riding in that location for those elevations. Complex ya might say.
Thanks to Pat, D.Lakes Tecnician, my Friend
Davey, and another kid hearted man whom I never knew was a "tuner tech" guy, my Friend Mr. Grumauldi.
"Leave the sled and the key OneEye"..
we'll tweak/tune/jet this/jet that/hogout aid box/ upgrade ignition voodoo/ride it ....repeat. Thanks to all these minds coming together... Pat Hauck on th phone,
this helix/ this that spring/ this drive sprocket or that on... ETC. OK, ride it again,
report back to Pat...ETC.
One night I get a call at my home, which is outside of Roseburg, Oregon... it's my guys at Diamond Lake... " COME GET THIS DAMN THING !
" IT'S WICKED SCAREY AND I'M AFRAID TO CONTINUE W.O.T. TESTING AFTER DARK ! " "You come do it !"
I was there by first light with 92 octane
Non Eth. Premium,
Yamalube and riding gear ! INSANE.
Total expenses came to $14.000.
Would I do it again ?!? ABSOLUTELY.
Now... I HAVE TO.
Raised out in the
country, 4 generations of what many would say was the perfect childhood...until about
2018ish. Living in my home that Grandpa Ralph and Granny built in the late 40's-early 50's, with my Fiancee and Son who had just moved back to the " HomePlace" to live out his DREAM of being back to his ROOTS,
and build Custom Homes with his Dad...
all was wonderful ! I was 58 ish then and lived happily in my home for the last 12-13 yrs and my Gal had been there with me over 10 yrs... a heartless, hateful, stepdad and vindictive halfsister decided we three must go.
First legal round = VICTORY.
Second UNEXPECTED attempt... same pig but different color of lipstick this time AND now they dragged my Gal into the damn mud puddle by name... who had ZERO to do with ANYTHING = lost due to n
Legal Counsel. RESULTS...
3 people made homeless / "parents move into OUR home while theirs sits EMPTY.
PLUS a Sheriff auction where EVERYTHING
I owned was sold off or hauled off.
My sled that was EVERYTHING to me was the very first thing they STOLE and gleefully sold weeks earlier on Craigslist. 😥
Were all fine, camping out and moving on.
My Gal had to attend that Ayction held at OUR HOME to BUY BACK her OWN sled, and HER OWN
BRAND NEW Husky riding mower, but never got back HER OWN Honda 350 Quad.
I'm sorry for writing a NOVEL, but reading
these post became emotional and brought back feelings... good and bad, yet drove me to write some of this down to share with other sled freaks like us... I've NEVER before
shared this openly and publicly. It's just material stuff... what's REALLY important in Life... NO ONE can Auction off !
Ok... my point... if anyone knows where I can find a 1992 Vmax 4...
Please let me know.
Thank you so much.
Only a fellow sledder would understand.
Sorry to impose.
Life STILL, and ALWAYS will be AWESOME !
God Bless All and God Bless the USA.