1982 Yamaha Maxim 650 from United States of America
Great all around cruiser
The one and only real problem I had with this bike is when I first got it running after sitting for a few years, I couldn't get it to run right. It would sputter and pop under acceleration, and die at a stop. After a few days of troubleshooting, I accidentally fixed it when I ended up draining the tank and filling it with premium gas. It turns out, mine just will not run on regular.
Also, I think with 32,000 miles it could use a valve adjustment.
Brakes are noisy.
Love the look, love the feel.
Don't understand why people complain about the lack of power. For any practical purpose, the bike has all the power it will ever need. I weigh 270lbs, and have no complaints about the power. People looking for lots of horsepower and superb handling, should be looking into a street bike, not a cruiser.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2012