i have a 84 vmax......this sled has been rode hard every year since new.its been rolled down a mountain...twice,flipped over backwards countless times and used and abused.it has close to 10 k on the motor and still shows no sign of quitting......call me biased but i would go with the vmax
I never paid much attention but always asummed it was a liquid the SRV that is. That would explain the difference in weight. I may just pick up the Vmax for 500-700 bucks I can't lose. A great sled to beat on low snow days and as a back up. I know it'll do every bit of 90mph.
Don't get the SRV,Now this is my opinion,I have had both in the 5yrs. I've been ridin. My first sled was a 1986 Yamaha SRV It's a pretty good sled but I didn't like it much. My dad has a 87 V-max which i will be abord this year, This sled rips,it's really fun to ride and has a lot of power!!!!!well hope this might help. The v-max will usually run better as long as it's not too warm cause it's a liquid but for low snow ridin either will prolly be ok. Like freezerburnt said the liquid needs the snow,well I see u like speed you said u wanna do 90,well thats all u gotta do,keep on it and keep it cool,lol Have fun!!!!
When I got my '85 V-MAX 2 months ago, I found myself needing some additional information on the sled because it is "old" and not a lot of people are really familiar with a sled that is pretty much becoming scarce. After some time spent searching on the 'net, I found this site,
The SRV is a great sled as is the vmax540, but if you want less headaches go with the SRV the are reliable and have great power for a 540 fan motor, they are great in deep snow to throw around and parts are still available for them. I have a little site dedicated to the SRV which has a good message board with lots of info http://www.srv540.iwarp.com I am always looking for any ads or picture with the SRV in them,even old articles would be great!!!!!!!!!
I picked up a mint 97 ultra spx so my brother is going to buy the 83 vmax and 84 srv possibly. I thnk he may sell them or rideone this winter. Guess he wishes he kept his 96 vmax 600 xt now lol. I'll have him read all these posts on them, thanks everyone.
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