Tmax 530 2012

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Joytricky, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Joytricky

    Joytricky n00b

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    Hi guys.. I'm a newbie here.... Juz got my 530 two days ago...looking for feedbacks abt the bike..anyone here riding the 530?
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  2. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    I also ride the tmax 530 .....see the pictures :

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    Good luck with it ......very good machine.
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  3. sinned

    sinned Been here awhile

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    photos look great. thanks for sharing. interested to know how the bikes handle, and how it is to ride them day in and day out. what works well, and what if anything could be improved?
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  4. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I wish we got the Tmax in the US.
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  5. Tacoma

    Tacoma Been here awhile

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    as a current owner of a 2009 Tmax,,,,,,,, I hate you!
    yea! I am jealous!
    if the new 530 Tmax was sold here I would be at the dealer today and pay any price

    its not fair! why can't us Americans own the best?

    why can't Yamaha allow dealers to special order one for us?

    Yamaha is making a mistake focusing on the heavy cruiser market and slowly dropping the sport bikes and scooters,,,, scooters are the future and its amazing they don't see that!
    These fat old white guys can no longer handle riding that big HD and they are switching to scooters.

    Why are all the Suzuki and Honda Dealers always sold out of their scooters?
    duh! cause they are in high demand, everybody is buying them!

    knock, knock, anybody home in there?
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  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Everything works well, the only thing that needs improvement is
    1) price and 2) fuel consumption, none of which an owner can
    influence.

    :evil
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  7. JIsaac3

    JIsaac3 n00b

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    Sweet Ride! :D
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  8. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Is there any way to post a picture with the under-seat storage visible, say with a helmet or something in there? Also, can you mount some sort of grocery bag-parcel cargo latch on it like a Piaggio has? Maybe those attributes have changed from a Tmax to a Tmax 530 (which seems we'll not get in the US anyway). It seems to me the Tmax has everything anyone could want in a scooter but in any case I'm curious about those important utility features.
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  9. Tacoma

    Tacoma Been here awhile

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    I am just sooo sad that winter is here and its too cold to ride my Tmax,,,, thats why i come to this site,,,, riding is an escape from the old lady biching about everything, thats why I got the Tmax,,, its NOT built for a passenger so i have a good excuse NOT to haul her fat ass around on the back.
    My most enjoyable experience last summer riding is I would ride to a small town about 50 miles away early in the morning on a Sunday morning when I had all the roads to myself to have breakfast at this little out or the way place and good conversation with the waitress,,, I kinda miss her too,,,, I admit she's ugly,,, but she's beautiful inside.
    Look at me! telling complete strangers my personal problems!
    maybe some of you guys can relate to me that riding is an escape from your old lady too?
    What? Move to California so I can ride all year round?
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  10. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Why don't you move somewhere that has no internet connection. That way you can concentrate on your riding and not worry about wasting your time trolling ADV Rider.
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  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    This is how it's done:
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  12. Joytricky

    Joytricky n00b

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    Nice looking Tmax... :wings:clap..is it sonic grey?
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  13. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    Yes sonic grey.

    Storage under the seat is not very big......a smal helmet will fit.
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  14. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    Some other pictures :

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    As you see it is full option : carbon , rizoma and lightech. :wave
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  15. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Said it before but.. just needs an Akrapovic pipe.. and the 'special edition'
    sticker removed and then it would be PERFECT, IMHO.
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  16. linusje

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    Yes ....I am also thinking of removing the sticker.

    Akra exhaust ...I don't like ....is too long .and my original exhaust is covered with real carbon.
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  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Well.. if it's all about "LIKE" then fine.. but I'd like to add some performance
    to it too, not much, just a tad.. to go with the looks.

    I've been able to follow a Tmax 500 from stoplight to stoplight on my 300cc
    scooter with just the malosi multivar CVT, but tuned for very high revs.

    Didn't keep it like that for over a week, it was a pain for normal riding.

    That limited edition stick is horrible, completely the wrong FONT.
    Did you have someone make that for you or.. ?

    Now that's a cleeeean look:
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    And THIS is the sticker that you need:
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    And I blurred out the background a bit, that Panda is doing no favors to your pic.. :evil
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  18. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    Carbon edition looks nice......but where to buy such sticker ?????

    I have added some perfomance :

    Pipe cross air filter

    Malossi variator multivar 2000
    ventilvar 2000 half pulley
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  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Make it in photoshop or illustrator like I did and someone will cut it out for
    you. I live in the middle of nowhere and know 5 people that do that kind
    of work.

    It's very common.

    Oh cool.
    Hope you're not running with the stock roller weights that come with
    the malossi, that thing makes any bike scream.. and you probably have
    fuel consumption comparable to 1000cc sport bikes.
    :lol3
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  20. linusje

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    The weights are 8 * 14 gr malossi and indeed consumption is high.

    What weights do you recommend.
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