94 Vmax 600 - Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Hi guys, I'm quite new to the sled world. In fact too, I speak french, so excuse me for mistreating your language. I'm from Quebec. Here is the thing. I want to buy a used sled, looking for something around I was looking for something aroud 1500 bucks CAN. I just saw that yamaha vmax 600 1994 for 900$ CAN. Sounds interesting, but I dont know anything in the snowmobile world.

What do you guys think about that deal? owner said me there is a new track on it. Can you give me some information about that sled?
What should I check for when going see it? In general, is that a good sled for going around, with a quite good performance for a newbi? How is the durability of this sled? What should be an acceptable milleage?

Thank you in advance.
jeegose is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 02:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Southwest Ontario
Posts: 130
I ran one before I switched to doo. Crank bearing went during second year and destroyed the bottom end, was still covered under warranty. Broke the driveshaft in third year. Sled was pretty good overall, the ride and handling are ok at best. It's no screaming hell out of the hole, I could never get it to hook up properly. I sold mine in 2000 for $3500. I think it would be a good starter sled.
doo700 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 03:01 PM
Super Moderator
 
revrnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Apsley, Ontario
Posts: 8,771
Send a message via MSN to revrnd
A friend had 1 & according to another co-worker who had a 94 600 as well, you'll be lucky if you get 90 miles or 150 klicks per tank. Secondary bushing should be looked @ as well. My friend's were worn out after 1 season.

"A bad day on the trails, beats a good day at work!" Revrnd
"We're on a mission for God" Jake & Elwood Blue
"Remember, if you haven't got anything nice to say, say it often." Ed the Sock
1981 Elan
2004 Chev K2500HD
1986 Chev Monte Carlo SS

http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/distance.php

http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/accomodations.php

Previous Sleds:
1983 Citation 3500
1985 Formula MX
1990 Mach 1
1995 MXZ 440
1998 MXZ 500
2001 MXZ 600
2004 Legend 600SDI
revrnd is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 06:33 PM
Senior Member
 
MELROSEMAFIA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: ELMHURST,IL
Posts: 137
See if you can find a 1997 or newer. They have the trailing arm front suspension,much better than the pogo sticks on the 94. Sold a 97 last year with 8000miles for $800.00us. The sled never missed a beat. I never even pulled the clutches off the sled to clean or repair. Rocksolid and bulletproof. IMO
MELROSEMAFIA is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 09:16 PM
Senior Member
 
The Hossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Posts: 1,407
For $900 bucks as a first machine, I really don't think you could go wrong. That particular sled wasn't really known for leading-edge performance, but back in 1994, none of them really were.... I've personally never heard of reliability problems with them, generally speaking (and I'm not being biased here), Yamaha's tend to give you years of trouble-free riding. Of course, there's a bad apple in every bunch.....

================
Ride Safe, Ride Sober

Looking for Yamaha parts online?? Click HERE
The Hossman is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 10:17 PM
Senior Member
 
puree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 10,054
Send a message via Yahoo to puree
I had a 94 vmax 600 and it was a nice little sled. I had no problems getting mine to hook up,,, I did add vforce reeds and had it clutched and studded, but that was all. It was a very reliable sled as far as I am concerned,,,,
they dont cross water real well in the summer time though!!!! lol

09 1200 Renegade
10 1200X Renegade
03 F7
07 F6lxr
03 Z370es
78 Invader 440


puree is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-08-2005, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Wyoming, MI, USA
Posts: 423
My brother had 2 of them. One 1995 and a 1996. Mileage was horrible. Lucky to get 70 miles out of a tank of gas. Not the fastest thing either, but it didn't require much in the way of maintenance to keep it running. I think the only thing he ever had to do to it was put in gas and oil, a lot of gas and oil.

Suspension was pretty much non-existant. Maybe 4 or 6", luckily it had a nice squishy seat that absorbed most of the bumps.

Not the best sled by today's standards, but my brother could ride with the best of them on that V-Max.
97mach1 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-08-2005, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
 
puree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 10,054
Send a message via Yahoo to puree
I musta got lucky,,, I believe I was getting 11 to 12 mpg out of my vmax,,, that isnt too bad when my other sled was the zrt,,,, now that was a gas hog

09 1200 Renegade
10 1200X Renegade
03 F7
07 F6lxr
03 Z370es
78 Invader 440


puree is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-08-2005, 04:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Bluehaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: 42.53.250N 088.12.703W el. 764ft (give or take)
Posts: 411
I sure hope that I'm goingto get better than 70 miles per tank on mine. I just picked up a '95 and a '96 and I know the 2-up will eat more, but I expect to get 100 miles per tank.

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in an attractive and well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
chocolate in one hand,
martini in the other,
body thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming...

"WOO HOO what a ride!"
Bluehaze is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2005, 01:03 PM
Senior Member
 
smokelessone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Romeo, Michigan
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally posted by Bluehaze@Jul 8 2005, 05:59 PM
I sure hope that I'm goingto get better than 70 miles per tank on mine.* I just picked up a '95 and a '96 and I know the 2-up will eat more, but I expect to get 100 miles per tank.
[snapback]424175[/snapback]

I owned a 94 vmax 600 for 4 years. I picked it up for a spare and sold it last year. It ran fine, but it smoked alot. I found out that was a problem with those yamaha's over those years. Not a big problem to replace the pump, but it got good mileage (100 miles to the tank) and I could plow powder until you had to stand up to see over the wind shield. It always started up hard if it was left to sit for more than a week...not sure why. But once it got started it ran fine and started easily. I like the very stable ride with the outward possitioned pogs and I think that it beat the heck out of the stupid trailing arms that they went back to. Obviously they were ahead of their times with the poggo shocks, as the trailing arm is all but extinct by all manufacturers today.

It was a good bullet proof sled that I would buy again escpecially if it only costs $900 froggy dollars. I would change out the coolant tho and check the hoses for cracking. Like any old sled you need to go all thru it before heading for the hills.

My 2 cents worth!!
smokelessone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome