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New Xmax 300 !

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by wibble, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. S/W

    S/W Long timer

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    If you saw the inside of dirty engines, saw the wear from long interval oil changes, you would change your oil more, not less.
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  2. Mr:River

    Mr:River n00b

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    What is the right exchange time for you?
    Over here they say maximum 3000 miles, is that a lot or a little?
    I'm trying to find a good correct average, not over the limit as it seems.
  3. kaertner

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    You missed out the following:

    1. Diagnostic system check .Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool. Check the error codes.

    2. Air filter case, check hose, clean

    3. Front brake, check operation, fluid level, brake pads.

    4. Rear brake, check operation, fluid level, brake pads.

    5. Steering bearings, check for looseness, repack with lithium-soap based grease

    6. Sidestand switch, check operation

    7. Front and rear brake switches, check operation

    8. Lights, signals and switches, check operation, adjust headlight beam

    All detailed in the maintenance section of the owner's manual. For point 5 my dealer added the grease even though the bearing weren't loose. He showed me the bearing which wasn't dry but could have done with a repack of grease.
  4. M.T. Hawk

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    [QUTE="Mr:River, post: 39422553, member: 448558"]Link? Ebay etc?[/QUO
    Wal-Mart
    TE
  5. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    @Mr:River

    My manual has no such table, it simply states 10W-40. I see that you're from the inland region of Brazil and if you're riding hard in temperatures above 40 °C you can indeed consider going to 15W-50, but such riding conditions are unusual for most people.. 15W-50 is not "better", it's different. It has more internal resistance and will be worse for the engine during cold starts and if you ride in colder weather etc. If you ride in weather which is between 5-40 °C then 10W-40 is the best oil.

    If you want to ask more oil questions maybe continue the discussion in the "oil... weight, brand.. " thread so we don't fill up the x-max 300 thread with it.
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  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner Supporter

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    Thank you for sharing all this with me
    I really appreciate
    did make an appointment for tomorrow morning at 9 AM
    it's a 20 mile ride... And it's supposed to be 41° with 25 mile per hour winds
    fortunately, I'm overweight... so:
    1. I have blubber to protect me from the cold
    2. I have mass to help me with the wind
    ... :y0!
  7. kaertner

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    Many of those checks are very easy, so why not do them? That's my approach to things and a dealer has no excuse not to do the whole list as specified in the Owner's manual.
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  8. Glen e

    Glen e Been here awhile Supporter

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    I did my 600 myself and did all those checks, then took it to my local dealer and paid him 50 bucks to put it on the box to clear any ECM alerts, there were none. Now that I’m out of warranty, this bike will never see the dealership, except for maybe a valve adjustment check around 10k, because I’m getting too lazy to do it myself…I currently change oil at about 10 months. A Stahlbus drain valve makes it simple.
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  9. Tromper

    Tromper Sagaciously Annoying Supporter

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    Sounds a bit like my winter commute, a bit longer and I don't always get those winds, but close 'nuff.
    At that temp with wind I find it's a good time to ATTGATT for warmth as well as protection, & consider heated gloves if ya got 'em.
    You won't die in jeans and non heated gloves but you'll be more comfortable with overpants and something to warm the hands a bit.


  10. kaertner

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    My dealer included the first service for free, only charging for consumables, engine/transmission oil, oil filter, head bearing grease was free! Also included free coffee while I watched most of what was being done.
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  11. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    I took mine to the dealer for the 600 mile service, but have been doing oil changes myself every 3000 miles.

    I had my independent mechanic change the belt, adjust valves and change tires.

    He did the inspections at that time too.

    Max remains perfect after 16,500 miles.

    Bill
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  12. RalphM

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    Mines at 13000 miles and on it's third front disc otherwise perfect, I have
    never had any other bike need a disc change, it does not seem to happen ot
    US bikes but there's been one or two in the UK, 16500 miles is a fair bit more
    than me I wonder what is the highest mile Xmax about.
    UK dealer charged £45 about $65 for the 600 mile service by the way.
  13. CBRider

    CBRider Between a rock and a weird place.

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    My Xmax is at 19,000 miles and has had no problems at all. I still love it!

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  14. dirtmarine

    dirtmarine Been here awhile

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    ClearwaterBMW, when you installed the GPS Plus mount in the center can you still raise your windscreen to the higher position? I need a center mount in addition to phone mirror mount and I think it was Glen e that said the windscreen could not be raised to higher position with the center mount? I also don't remember where to order the center mount, at least one that allows wind screen in upper position. Thnx.
  15. Glen e

    Glen e Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not me...my bracket same on any of my shields and goes both spots...
  16. dirtmarine

    dirtmarine Been here awhile

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    Do you know if this style can be installed with windscreen in upper position? Somewhere I read that this type required the lower windscreen position.


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  17. Glen e

    Glen e Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here is my bracket. It is mounted with four holes of the windshield bracket, not 2 as shown in your picture. I mounted one with two like yours, and I found that it vibrated too much once the phone was mounted. I had to jury rig it. Look for one with four mounts, mine now offers a bracket along with mirror mounts.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Yamaha...hash=item3b3fe8e253:m:mQSeDmoCBD5ItxIajQFfHjQ

    If you don’t want mirror mounts, just Dremel them off and use some touch up paint you’ll never see it underneath.

    all that being said, this solution looks positively brilliant:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handlebar-Holder-Mount-Case-for-Yamaha-Xmax-300-2018-/264102388261
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  18. dirtmarine

    dirtmarine Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I remember the 2 vs 4 bolt now. Stock mirrors seem ok but these might be good. Intend to keep my windshield in upper position hopefully. The other option I guess is the Yamaha Universal Stay.
  19. kpinvt

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  20. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    30% cheaper here and never waited more than 2-3 weeks for anything I've ordered from AliExpress. More than 50 items ordered so far.

    ...but why would you want to show an ugly air filter and inside of the airbox? Kind of ruins the back end of the bike.
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