2009 Yamaha Tmax 500!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by rs-mn, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. tungkee

    tungkee Adventurer

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    my radiator cap had some visible damage on the tangs that hold the cap in place. When I opened up the body panels, the cap was half off and had coolant spilled all over the inside.
  2. elamofo

    elamofo Been here awhile

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    That's great it was such an easy fix. Any idea how it got damaged.
  3. tungkee

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    I can only imagine it came that way from the dealership. I purchased it from a dealership in Denver and had it shipped to California. I never physically saw or rode the bike before it came to California so I was taking a big risk with this purchase, but I got it for $3500!!
  4. Elefant

    Elefant Been here awhile

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    Hey there.
    I'm having a little tire problem. Can't find a replacement for the rear OEM Dunlop GPR100 Sportmax. I am having no luck locating a replacement for it, and don't want to change manufacturers and have to replace both front and rear at the same time. None of the usual internet tire places have it. Can't even find it here
    http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/
    Any hints, anybody? Otherwise I'll have to change both.....
    Thanks
  5. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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  6. 1stscoot

    1stscoot iscoot

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    Elefant: The stock Dunlops and Bridgestones that come on the TMax leave a lot to be desired IMHO. They wear pretty well, but handling, traction and ride are not the best. I would recommend you try some of the other brands recommended here or on the Majesty/TMax forum. Mixing front/back tires is no problem. Pirelli Diablo, Michelin Pilot SC are highly recommended. Also look at Metzler. Other lines of Dunlop or Bridgestone also. If you like the new one you choose for the rear, you can eventually change the front to the same type. Someone either here or on the other forum said the best tire set-up was the Pirelli on the back and the Michelin in the front and he tried a lot of different tires...
  7. Elefant

    Elefant Been here awhile

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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....
  8. Al Theman

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    Hi, funny you should say that:D I also have a 2009 TMax purchased new last month. The first time I rode it I thought a cop was coming up behind me when I started to slow down approaching a stoplight. Just had the 600 mile service done and the scoot/bike is fine and power is noticeably improving as the miles mount up. So I would not worry too much about the syren sound, mine seems a little quieter but being an official old fart I could just be getting used to the sound.:huh
  9. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    If I get a Tmax this license plate will move over to it.:D

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  10. Al Theman

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    Ha ha, I love it.:rofl
  11. FOXedupONE

    FOXedupONE Momafox can I ride?

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    In case anyone in here needs one I have an oem luggage rack.
  12. kinkster

    kinkster Been here awhile

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    how much?
  13. nikhuzlan

    nikhuzlan Been here awhile

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    I bought the first run TMax in 2002, and had a lot of fun with it. It was not too bad in the twisties, and had ok power on the straights, but the single front disc did not inspire confidence.

    I got bored after two years and wished for more power but instead of modifying the TMax for power, i gave up and turned it into the best, most comfortable touring two wheeler I have ever owned.

    I put a roof on the Max.

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  14. FOXedupONE

    FOXedupONE Momafox can I ride?

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    And then you took it to a track! Nice job. Got anymore pics from the side?
  15. nikhuzlan

    nikhuzlan Been here awhile

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    Painted it red later,

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    TMax power was not enough so I got myself this VTwin.

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  16. InlineSkate

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    How many cc's was the original?
  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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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. :D
  18. beemerphile

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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.
  19. FOXedupONE

    FOXedupONE Momafox can I ride?

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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. ;)
  20. Scot

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    Kill it with fire!