1985 Yamaha Maxim


It’s spent the last 3 winters in a sealed container. It’s been kept off street all the time I’ve had it. Recent work done includes a new battery, a new clutch cable and most importantly, the tank has been cleaned. This is incredibly important for any antique bike. No matter how shiny the chrome, the tank will rust. Particles will go into the carburettor. This is inevitably a huge problem for any old bike.

The bike has been serviced and look after by Dalston motor cycles off Balls Pond Road. They can ratify it’s performance and quality.

It has smooth 4 cylinder power (86bhp), is shaft drive, and with the comfortable low seat, is perfect for Sunday cruising or longer distances.  

There is a small chip on the tank and a slight dent which happened this summer when the tank was being emptied and cleaned. I hope the photos show this.

The Maxim is a Modern Classic. It makes a beautiful sound, almost like a song, when it runs. It cruises at 75mph. It doesn't want to go much faster than that. Also, it's light, making it perfect for the less stacked rider. It takes pillion very comfortably. 

It comes with an MOT to 5 June 2019, some history, log book and service manual. It's been dry stored and well looked after, and is fitted with a USB charging port which I use for SatNav/digital speedo. 

• Vehicle make:

• Date of first registration:
May 1994

• Year of manufacture:

• Cylinder capacity (cc):
696 cc

• CO₂Emissions:
Not available

• Fuel type:

• Euro Status:
Not available

• Export marker:

• Vehicle status:
Not taxed

• Vehicle colour:

• Vehicle type approval:
Not available

• Wheelplan:

• Revenue weight:
Not available

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  • Engine Size:696cc


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