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Old 12-27-2011, 12:55 AM   #2071
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #2072
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Love the TMAX

I had the pleasure of test riding one of these at the Bay Area MC show last month. These are awesome bikes. Really a sport bike in scooter clothing.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:07 AM   #2073
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Mk3 vs new Mk4 Tmax

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I had the pleasure of test riding one of these at the Bay Area MC show last month. These are awesome bikes. Really a sport bike in scooter clothing.
If you think the Mk3 is good, you should try the new lighter, sportier, torquier Mk4! Compare and contrast the pix here: http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/113
What a shame that Yamaha USA have decided not to import it!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #2074
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These are awesome bikes. Really a sport bike in scooter clothing.
Excellent, spot-on description. I love my T-max.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #2075
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I've got a Tmax

Howdy all
Just like to say hello having just jumped across from ADVrider Parallel Universe-- owning an F800GS.
Always, well nearly always owned a maxi scooter since 1999 and have now just purchased a MkIII Tmax.
Off to read the other 138 pages now
Cheers
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #2076
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Tmax for sale

I have a 2009 Black & Yellow Tmax with 13,932 miles. New Shinko rear tire at 12,774 miles. New fuel pump at 12,333. Always garage kept. Looks like new!
50-55 MPG.
Top speed of 100 MPH.
$5200.00 cash only.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:22 AM   #2077
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Congrats Tim, and welcome to this particular wing of the asylum. You'll love your TMAX!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #2078
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #2079
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I've owned a bunch of scooters and recently sat on the Tmax at the dealer . I felt that the tmax had the same issue (for me) as all of my scooters....a seating position that puts your legs out front which naturally puts your back in a position that begs for a backrest.

. It was also smaller than I imagined,, the ergonomics kind of scrunches you up a bit. I had a Yamaha Morphous 250 scooter, an awesome vehicle but at only 5'9" I felt a cramped on it. It's all relative though, my Honda helix has a lot more room and I never felt cramped on it but lately i've been riding a ninja 250 and the feet forward design of scooters is losing it's appeal for me. I feel more natural on a motorcycle but that wouldn't stop me from trying the Tmax or another scooter in the future. I just wish someone would design a scooter with motorcycle ergonomics as opposed to a motorcycle with a CVT.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #2080
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What's crazy is that there are New Tmax's on cycletrader for $5500. I bid $5050 on a new one on ebay a few months ago. I did'nt win it but the dealer contacted me afterwards and said I could have it for my bid of $5050 plus a $150 doc fee. The dealer ran the financing but I waited too long to get back the them. By the time I called, he said it was sold.

I was also offered a brand new tmax for $5400 no fees about a year ago. I did'nt buy it at the time but posted a link at Majestyusa because it was such a great price.. Someone ended up buying it from the forums and sent me a nice thank you message.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #2081
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What's crazy is that there are New Tmax's on cycletrader for $5500. I bid $5050 on a new one on ebay a few months ago. I did'nt win it but the dealer contacted me afterwards and said I could have it for my bid of $5050 plus a $150 doc fee. The dealer ran the financing but I waited too long to get back the them. By the time I called, he said it was sold.

I was also offered a brand new tmax for $5400 no fees about a year ago. I did'nt buy it at the time but posted a link at Majestyusa because it was such a great price.. Someone ended up buying it from the forums and sent me a nice thank you message.
Yeah ! right now it's a buyer's market here in the U.S. on just about all bikes . For what ever reason mega scooters , or scooters in general never took off here in the U.S. like they have in Europe or Asia . Which is good for buyers here in the U.S. , but for the sellers ? NOT SO MUCH . With the market the way it is , and it is what it is , the Kentucky tmax should sell for about $3,500 to $3,800 depending on condition . I feel for the guys who ponied up 9K for theirs , but I got mine for 6K brand new so I'm happy . You really have to feel for the poor guys who bought a Honda DN-01 for 18K out the door , because dealers are selling them for 8K now . It is what it is , ya win some and ya lose some .

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:02 AM   #2082
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You really have to feel for the poor guys who bought a Honda DN-01 for 18K out the door , because dealers are selling them for 8K now .

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Yea... the problem is even at $8000 you'll likely still lose lots of money if you buy one and hope to sell it in a year or two. There is a video on youtube of a Tmax versus the DN-01 in a drag race. The DN-01 which is said to be a slow 680cc's ran away from the Tmax.
I actually like the looks of the DN-01 but I wish they designed it with standard motorcycle ergonomics/seating instead of feet forward scooter ergonomics. I always feel the need for back support when my feet are way out front.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #2083
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Yea... the problem is even at $8000 you'll likely still lose lots of money if you buy one and hope to sell it in a year or two. There is a video on youtube of a Tmax versus the DN-01 in a drag race. The DN-01 which is said to be a slow 680cc's ran away from the Tmax.
I actually like the looks of the DN-01 but I wish they designed it with standard motorcycle ergonomics/seating instead of feet forward scooter ergonomics. I always feel the need for back support when my feet are way out front.
Um, did you see the Integra, NC700X or NC700S?
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #2084
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Just posted a Givi Tall Windshield on ebay if anyone is interested.
Thanks for the heads up, I just bought it. I need the taller shield up here in cold country. I'll probably do the dual headlight mod and put projectors on while I got the tupperware off. Have you done those?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #2085
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I've owned a bunch of scooters and recently sat on the Tmax at the dealer . I felt that the tmax had the same issue (for me) as all of my scooters....a seating position that puts your legs out front which naturally puts your back in a position that begs for a backrest..
What you need, old chap, is a ComforTmax! See here:
http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/37

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. It was also smaller than I imagined,, the ergonomics kind of scrunches you up a bit. I had a Yamaha Morphous 250 scooter, an awesome vehicle but at only 5'9" I felt a cramped on it. It's all relative though, my Honda helix has a lot more room and I never felt cramped on it but lately i've been riding a ninja 250 and the feet forward design of scooters is losing it's appeal for me. I feel more natural on a motorcycle but that wouldn't stop me from trying the Tmax or another scooter in the future. I just wish someone would design a scooter with motorcycle ergonomics as opposed to a motorcycle with a CVT.
No, no! What you mean is that the manufacturers should produce proper feet first motorcycles and scooters!
FWIW, I owned 3 Helixes and 2 Burgman 400s before I bought my Burgman 650s and Tmaxes. I've never felt cramped on any on them, and I am 5'9" too. The lack of a proper backrest has never prevented me from enjoying the standard machines, but it's hard to beat the comfort of a proper car seat, as fitted to the ComforTmax and my own Genesis 650. See here:
http://www.bikeweb.com/node/1285
I am planning to 'FF' my Mk2 Tmax so that it looks more like the ComFFergMax:
http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/74
But in the meantime, I'm very happy to ride my standard Mk3 Tmax for 130 miles at 90-100mph, but the extra visor extension on top of the standard screen is essential. PNB
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