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  • 05-17-2010 06:49 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    bunnybash:

    interesting to read Pete!

    I noticed on my ride of the Satelis the other day which has some special way of mounting the engine, which supposedly means it handles like a motorbike... anyways it was weird and freaky to not have the dash attached to the handlebars... did you find anything like that when you first got on??

    Do you mean that the handle bar and front wheel move independently of the screen, dash, mirrors and headlight?  It was a little wierd the first time I tried to filter and I couldnt weave the mirrors between the cars. Other than that no problems. There are several Maxi's with this type of steering configuration.

    The T Max really handles countersteering well. You should try and toss you leg over one. They're very expensive new ($14,000) so for me 2nd hand was the only option.

     

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
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    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
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  • 05-17-2010 03:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    Congrats Pete. A very cost effective way to get fantastic Japanese bike (scooter). Superb it is,  even though its slow to get to 100 kph. Other than that I have read lots of good stuff on the T Max. 

    I see many under used (unused may be more correct) scooters up for sale. Many remain that way due to unrealistic pricing. But bargains are out there (I've sold two) and I guess yours was one too. Well done.

  • 05-18-2010 07:01 AM In reply to

    • Kiwiscoot
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    Congratulations on a fantastic scoot. If you want the service manual (2001) I share it here

    http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/nJKVAmTg/sharing.html?rnd=77

    Kiwiscoot

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    2008 SYM Citycom 300i 47000+kms, was a blast!! Sold now
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    In the market need scoot will do 190kph, 3l/100km, 20 000km service intervals,under $10 000, dual purpose to explore back country - where is it?! sigh!
  • 05-18-2010 05:30 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    Nikko:

     Superb it is,  even though its slow to get to 100 kph.

     

    Thanks for the well wishes crew. Although Im not sure what Nikko is saying. The TMAX certainly isnt slow, in fact its the fastest scooter my sorry ass has ever sat on. Thanks Kiwiscoot but I scored a manual with the bike. A couple of pics from Peter Adderley taken on Sunday. Thanks Peter.

     

     


    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 05-18-2010 05:33 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    Pete and Pete taken by Pete. Just wish this wet weather we're having would dry up. I want to take it for another run!


    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 05-18-2010 06:11 PM In reply to

    • Jax
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    petegailey:
    Just wish this wet weather we're having would dry up. I want to take it for another run!

    Grounded are ya?? I really feel for ya Stick out tongue Bit of the wet stuff and you go hiding in the garage Hmm

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  • 05-18-2010 07:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    petegailey:

    Nikko:

     Superb it is,  even though its slow to get to 100 kph.

     

    Thanks for the well wishes crew. Although Im not sure what Nikko is saying. The TMAX certainly isnt slow, in fact its the fastest scooter my sorry ass has ever sat on. Thanks Kiwiscoot but I scored a manual with the bike. A couple of pics from Peter Adderley taken on Sunday. Thanks Peter.

    "...What power the horizontally opposed 499cc v-twin does make is very smooth and quite useable. Sadly the CVT transmission is a little on the restrained side so it’s not till you hit 50kph (31MPH) that you really get full power. This means that regardless of its lightweight the T-Max is actually slower than EVERY SINGLE ONE of its competitors. It hits 100kph in 10.5 seconds which is 2.3 seconds slower than the Honda Silver Wing and a massive 5.1 seconds slower than the GP800. The GP800 can actually accelerate to 100kph (62MPH) then come to a complete stop before the T-Max even reaches 100kph. That is beyond a joke, Yamaha market the T-Max as “The Super Sport Scooter”, are they taking the piss?.." lifted from thescooterreview.com.

    With due respect, Peter, maybe Ketzal points out what he records as a failing of the TMax. Thats all. Read it if you have not already.

     

     

     

  • 05-18-2010 08:48 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    Thanks Nikko, interesting read though it doesnt jade my pleasure with the TMAX. Ketzal compares it with the Gilera GP800 which looks like an awesome scoot but I cant find them for sale in Australia.  And yes, I'd expect an 800cc scoot to blitz a 500. Id also expect a motorcycle to blitz a scooter.  And yes there does seem to be a slight lag in the TMAX straight off the lights but it quickly surges and is away leaving any cars well behind. My GTS250 also does that too, as does the Honda SH300 and most other quality mid sized scooters. Where the TMAX is really awesome is through the twisties which is the riding that I like most. Im not into racing and drag times, Im just after a smile on my face and the TMAX does just that for me. My riding skills arent up to handling 200k/h, and I'm cautious about riding anything much bigger than 650cc's coz it'll probably kill me or my licence. Its all relative to what you need and where and how you ride. Personally the TMAX suits my needs and will keep me busy for some time.

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 05-18-2010 09:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    that scooter review dude is a douche.... i had a nexus which is faster than a tmax in his testing, yet every time i came across a tmax on the nexus i had to ring its neck to keep up with the dude who probably wasnt even giving it it's alll

     

    then variator clutch pipe and rejet the tmax and its fracking gone man

     

    look up all the vids on youtube, theres heaps of tmax's bloody flying, and the carb model is easy to mod, just look at the one with nos.... that'd eat most supermotos alive

  • 05-19-2010 12:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    then you have God's Own Scarabeo... which the stig did some test rides on today...

    0-60mph in 5.7sec...

    no lag, very straight angle all the way up... it's fast... it's real fast...  but the TMax has it's own charm and advantages, on a 200km trip, the Beo is no slouch, but i can guarantee that the first scooter chosen to be ridden by every single person would be the TMax...

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  • 05-19-2010 12:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    petegailey:

    Thanks Nikko, interesting read though it doesnt jade my pleasure with the TMAX. Ketzal compares it with the Gilera GP800 which looks like an awesome scoot but I cant find them for sale in Australia. Are they here yet? And yes, I'd expect an 800cc scoot to blitz a 500. Id also expect a motorcycle to blitz a scooter.  And yes there does seem to be a slight lag in the TMAX straight off the lights but it quickly surges and is away leaving any cars well behind. My GTS250 also does that too, as does the Honda SH300 and most other quality mid sized scooters. Where the TMAX is really awesome is through the twisties which is the riding that I like most. Im not into racing and drag times, Im just after a smile on my face and the TMAX does just that for me. My riding skills arent up to handling 200k/h, and I'm cautious about riding anything much bigger than 650cc's coz it'll probably kill me or my licence. Its all relative to what you need and where and how you ride. Personally the TMAX suits my needs and will keep me busy for some time.

    While i have never ever ridden with you Pete, I imagine that you were made for the Tmax... the epic long rides through mountains and stuff... sounds like you have found your true scooter man!!! 

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  • 05-19-2010 05:28 PM In reply to

    • niks
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    great to see you have realised the benefits of a yamaha scooter LOL but your comments are similar to those we got when you got the Vespa 250 hehehe  to filter will be no difference just dont be intimidated by its size its about the same as my majesty. My mates Tmax upsets the local Ulysses boys who just claim it may beat them but its still only a scooter, they just cant handle being outclassed in the twisties and need to have this attitude to justify them spending twice as much as a Tmax and getting half as much in return performance and style so they are all sticking on more pieces of chrome hehehehe .

     

    Oh by the way a set of  Dr.sliders will get you to a hundred k before you realise it. if you can get someone to tranlate check out the italian majesty site and see what they are doing to T maxes.

    Majesty YP 250 plus. "the way to go".
  • 05-19-2010 11:51 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    niks:

    great to see you have realised the benefits of a yamaha scooter LOL but your comments are similar to those we got when you got the Vespa 250 hehehe  to filter will be no difference just dont be intimidated by its size its about the same as my majesty....

    Oh by the way a set of  Dr.sliders will get you to a hundred k before you realise it. if you can get someone to tranlate check out the italian majesty site and see what they are doing to T maxes.

    LOL. Youre right about the filtering. Have no trouble weaving the GTS thru traffic dispite inital reservations. Im sure I'll be taking the TMAX thru similar gaps before long. Had a look at youtube and saw many TMAX's doing 0 to 100 in 8 secs. With a J Costa variator 5.5 secs. There seems plenty of ways to hot them up. Will think about some of these options when I've paid the thing off.

     

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 05-20-2010 03:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    T-max might be better on the road than DR650 but surely DR650 would be superior the moment the asphalt ends. Did you find you weren't going off-road enough to justify keeping it? Personally I think I'd keep T-Max and DR650 and sell the Vespa since between the other two it's more or less redundant.

     

  • 05-20-2010 08:58 PM In reply to

    • niks
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    Re: Went and bought a T MAX!

    The vespa redundant hahahahahahahahaWhisper

    Majesty YP 250 plus. "the way to go".
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