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Old 07-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #2236
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How many cc's was the original?
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:27 AM   #2237
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TMax power was not enough so I got myself this VTwin.

So does it handle worse then the Tmax?
We got a local war here going between the Tmax and GP800 folks.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:26 AM   #2238
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I put a roof on the Max.
What happens in a get-off? It seems like even in a gentle lowside that the roof could collect you like a snowplow and mix things up pretty violently.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:27 AM   #2239
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Yup bmw had seatbelts on their c1 to keep you in. I guess if you don't crash it's not an issue. ;)
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:52 AM   #2240
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #2241
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So does it handle worse then the Tmax?
We got a local war here going between the Tmax and GP800 children.
fixed it for you
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #2242
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:30 AM   #2243
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What happens in a get-off? It seems like even in a gentle lowside that the roof could collect you like a snowplow and mix things up pretty violently.
Hey, Nik Huzlan, great to see your RoofMax pix here! It looks really smart. I presume the roof was a Doken?
Phil Meaton's BubbleMax was equally neat: http://bikeweb.com/node/1230
Of course, my own Burgman 650-based Genesis is fitted with C1 seat belts....
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:21 AM   #2244
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So does it handle worse then the Tmax?
We got a local war here going between the Tmax and GP800 folks.
Much better handling than the TMax. Especially in the high speed 140 - 180km zone. TMax turns faster ( lighter weight / shorter wheelbase ) but I prefer GP800 midturn stability. But the corner exit acceleration is just incredible. No TMax can match. And unless the sports brigade have the right gear, the GP will pull ahead easily. GP* also has better ground clearance compared to the TMax. The GP is also more resistant to brake dive, probably due to lower CoG and longer wheelbase.

The motor feels relaxed at 170 kmh ( where the TMax is Maxed) and the VTwin does not have the frantic feel of the TMax inline twin.

Having said that, I actually wanted to go get the 530TMax, but I find the seating position uncomfortable, the handlebar seems too low. The seat/foot/hand configuration does not agree with me.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 AM   #2245
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Having said that, I actually wanted to go get the 530TMax, but I find the seating position uncomfortable, the handlebar seems too low. The seat/foot/hand configuration does not agree with me.
Doesn't matter to me that someone has a faster, better handling scoot. The TMax is fine for me with what it can do. However, the seating position is uncomfortable to me and that is why I will trade for something different. I fixed the seat by sending it to Russell, but the feet-forward layout puts too much strain on my lower back for long distance rides. The best I have been able to do is 600 miles in a day. And it hurt.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:12 AM   #2246
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The best I have been able to do is 600 miles in a day.


That's pretty damn good in my book!
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:41 PM   #2247
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What was the roof's affect on fuel consumption?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:09 AM   #2248
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I don't like to, and I hope I won't begin a tire thread....Just like oil, BUT. I've been down twice. Once on the track, once on twisties. Both Michelins, both lost the front. So no Michelins for me. Regardless of how much anybody likes them. As far as Dunlop, it is my preferred alternative. I have several bikes and depending of the use, I do Q2 front and either Q2 or Roadsmart rear. No problems. I did do Diablos while Dunlop had the 208, because I didn't like it. Loved the 207s, and first qualifiers best. Q2 is OK, but not as good as the originals. Diablos are pretty good, but now they've got so many different diablos.... it got old trying to discern which one is THE original. They want to confuse people? They got me! Loved the Metzeler M1 on the K1200S, but they were expensive and lasted less than a bag of candy in my son's bedroom.
Anyway, what I've never liked doing was mixing manufacturers, due mainly to different tire architecture, which translates in different dynamic characteristics. Perhaps I'm being too picky considering it's not a 100bhp bike but.... just me. I just didn't expect Dunlop to having those tires available, that's all. I guess I'll have to go to Diablo.
As far as the behaviour of the stock tires, I don't know what people complaint about. After 5k miles, the front looks new, feels new, and never lost it. The rear is wearing well and fairly even with thin chicken strip, even wear, never ever, let go of the rear. And I've done a fair amount of back roads full tilt in the Poconos on weekends. Then again, a twin 500cc automatic ain't gonna break the rear loose either....

Thanks everyone. I guess I'll have to go to Pirellis.... Hopefully I'll get another 5K miles....
Hi I just put Pirellis Diablo's on my 2007 Black Max
and I have to say I wish I had sooner.The difference in handling and surefootedness is amazing. I'm very pleased with the result. mush more confidence mid corners.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #2249
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Wanted: Blue Y-Front cover for 2009 TMax

Cracked my front Y-shaped front cover that lies just below the front windshield. It's the 2009 blue model. Anyone have one in good condition they're willing to sell? PM me here. Thanks!




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Old 08-30-2012, 09:22 AM   #2250
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Selling my 2009 TMax

Selling my 2009 Yamaha Tmax bike it is in mint condition garaged kept with just over 12,000 miles V Belt was just changed bike has always been well maintained with all scheduled maintenance done. Bike has approx. $5000-6000 in extras. Way too many to list. Asking $7500 if you are interested please email me at aqua1957@att.net.









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