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Old 09-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #2251
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What kind of oil are you using on your tmax ? Motorcycle or car ? What weight ?

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:34 AM   #2252
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The manual specs 10w-40. I use Amsoil Scooter Oil.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aso.aspx
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:26 AM   #2253
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The manual specs 10w-40. I use Amsoil Scooter Oil.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aso.aspx
beemerphile? I would suggest to use the Amsoil 10W40 MOTORCYCLE oil instead of the scooter oil cause the Tmax has a wet clutch AND a CVT clutch,,,,, scooter oil is designed for scooters that ONLY have the CVT without any wet clutch.

and i would suggest not to tell anybody you use Amsoil, its a great oil, but too many people get angry about Amsoil, I have been threatened to be killed, kicked and thrown out of motorcycle dealers just saying the word "Amsoil"
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:40 AM   #2254
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beemerphile? I would suggest to use the Amsoil 10W40 MOTORCYCLE oil instead of the scooter oil cause the Tmax has a wet clutch AND a CVT clutch,,,,, scooter oil is designed for scooters that ONLY have the CVT without any wet clutch.

and i would suggest not to tell anybody you use Amsoil, its a great oil, but too many people get angry about Amsoil, I have been threatened to be killed, kicked and thrown out of motorcycle dealers just saying the word "Amsoil"
I don't know where you get that "scooter oil is designed for scooters that ONLY have the CVT without any wet clutch.". Amsoil ASO is JASO MA/MA2 rated for wet clutches. MA2 is the less slippery end of the MA spec. I used it without incident for 12,000 miles. I know there are a couple of stories of ruined TMax clutches with Amsoil, but when I asked Amsoil about it they said they were still waiting to see one of them returned.

I also don't know what you mean by the TMax having two clutches and I don't know what a "CVT clutch" is. The TMax has a plate type wet clutch rather than the shoe type centrifugal clutch. CVT's are a variable speed mechanism placed after the clutch - whatever type (wet, dry, shoe, plate) may be employed. On scooters, CVT's are generally dry belt-driven arrangements.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:51 AM   #2255
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He has no idea what he's talking about, just ignore him.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #2256
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I don't know where you get that "scooter oil is designed for scooters that ONLY have the CVT without any wet clutch.". Amsoil ASO is JASO MA/MA2 rated for wet clutches. MA2 is the less slippery end of the MA spec. I used it without incident for 12,000 miles. I know there are a couple of stories of ruined TMax clutches with Amsoil, but when I asked Amsoil about it they said they were still waiting to see one of them returned.

I also don't know what you mean by the TMax having two clutches and I don't know what a "CVT clutch" is. The TMax has a plate type wet clutch rather than the shoe type centrifugal clutch. CVT's are a variable speed mechanism placed after the clutch - whatever type (wet, dry, shoe, plate) may be employed. On scooters, CVT's are generally dry belt-driven arrangements.
The wet plate clutch on the TMAX is a normally closed clutch that doesn't open or close, the CVT works as a clutch when the belt slipps, simular to an ATV,,, most cheap Chinese scooters or smaller scooters do not have a wet clutch at all, they are a direct drive to the CVT and the CVT works as the clutch. I was told by my Amsoil Dealer that the scooter oil is designed for the smaller cheap, 50-150cc scooter and the Motorcycle oil is a much better grade of oil thats designed for the wet clutches, (the scooter oil I'SNT for the wet clutches),,, besides it doesn't do any harm to use a better grade of oil.. If you don't believe me I suggest go to the Amsoil site, or Bob's the oil guy site. I don't want to get into the technical information why your wet clutch will work better with Amsoil Motorcycle Oil cause most people just don't understand what a full synthetic oil really is and I don't feel like fighting with someone and getting called names,,, you're just going to have to trust me,,,, use the Amsoil Motorcycle Oil instead.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #2257
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Cortez ? I forgot more than you know,,! I have been using Amsoil since the late 1980's and idiots like you cut it down cause you have no idea what the diference is between a synthetic and a reg dino oil,
I call it "weak minded" meaning you're too dumb to think for yourself and make up your mind, instead you listen to the motorcycle dealers that cut down Amsoil, and too dumb to know the only reason they cut down Amsoil is because they want to sell their dealership brand of oil instead!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #2258
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The wet plate clutch on the TMAX is a normally closed clutch that doesn't open or close
Clearly clueless. Good idea.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #2259
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Hey, Tacoma, look for a good video of how a cvt tranny works. Slipping belt is NOT the clutch!

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #2260
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Heated grips

Which ones do you have? What's the control box look like? There's a little blank spot on my right hand button pod thing above the start button that would be a great spot for a small on/off switch for the grips. Does Yamaha make an OEM one that fits there?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #2261
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Im hiring one of these for the weekend as my Drifter is off the road. Should be fun!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #2262
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In case anyone in here needs one I have an oem luggage rack.
Hey there,

Could you please tell me more about it?
I am trying to install an SH50 (fifty litter) top case on a 2009 Tmax.

Would that rack that you are selling work for the SH50?

Thanks!

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #2263
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Hey there,

Could you please tell me more about it?
I am trying to install an SH50 (fifty litter) top case on a 2009 Tmax.

Would that rack that you are selling work for the SH50?

Thanks!

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It probably would.
You can buy a rack from SHAD too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #2264
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Yup, what he said. You can get a base to fit on the rack and bolt it down. The topbox will come on and off with the key.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #2265
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Not SH50.. but the 48 looks amazing on the Tmax IMO:


Yamaha TMAX with SHAD SH-48 by SHAD USA, on Flickr

I've got the SH50 on my Kymco!
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