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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by wibble, Sep 16, 2017.
Yeah, I don't want to mess with the abs. Interesting article.
Sorry, didn’t mean to bring up the whole break in thing again, it’s just what I do. I probably shouldn’t mention in this crowd that I bounced my FZ-09 off the rev limiter doing a second gear wheelie in the first 20 minutes of break in. Although I changed the oil and filter when I got home. Called the break in good, and rode it like I normally ride from then on. Doesn’t use oil, runs perfectly, has around 12,000 miles on it. The worst thing you can do in my opinion is to run an engine hard before fully warmed up. And I never warm an engine up sitting in the driveway, just drive gently until it’s fully up to temp.
thanks @ Clearwater, wish we had some of those Florida temps.
@ Wdoney, electro plated cylinders such as Nikasil, as Glen said, has been around a while. Nikasil was the first trademarked name I’d heard of but has been around since I was a kid (the 60’s/70’s). Nowadays I think the only vehicles/things I own that have a cylinder & liner would be my lawnmowers, generator, and pressure washer.
FWIW, if you have a Toyota camry, highlander, or rav4, you likely have cylinders with cast iron sleeves.
Hi Xmax family! I hope all is well especially going through this CoronaVirus crap....
I have a new 2020 Xmax 300 and love it!
I got tons of questions but wanted to send my hellos first from Orlando, Florida! It’s my first post so testing this all out...
Beautiful machine !!!!
Congratulations on your new bike and welcome to the forum.
Nice pics Pete!
I'm calling BullShit on that! Designed by law,, for safety reasons !! Really??
My wife's Xmax seems to be about 10% off on the speedometer. My Vespa is more like 12%. Both Honda PCXes we had were right on up to 60mph, about 1mph off after that. Honda CR-V is right on - the speedo always matches the GPS. GMC Sierra HD is right on. The bikes I had before the PCX were 1 or 2mph off. Same with our previous cars, trucks, motorhomes, except for one Ford van. I think some manufacturers allow an optimistic speedometer to make the owner feel better about "the performance." With current technology, there is no reason for the error. I have never seen anything written anywhere (except rumors) that the speedo error is for safety reasons.
European Union law (ECE-R39) states that a vehicles speedometer cannot under read at any speed but can over read by 10% + 4kmh but no more. That's is why European manufacturers and any vehicle with EU type-approval (including imported vehicles into the EU) set the speedometers of their vehicles higher than the real time speed, usually in the middle of the accepted range. This is also a safety issue as it deters drivers from exceeding national speed limits in most circumstances.
All you have to do is drive anywhere in Europe, say in a built up area and nearly everyone will stick to a 50kmh limit as stated on their speedometer when in fact they'll really be traveling at 45-48kmh, mission accomplished. Additionally, who cares if you're travelling at 100km in reality when your speedometer is reading 108kmh? Over analysis of a pointless 'issue' in the real world.
thank you for your personal experience
i really appreciate it
i've owned many
NONE are as purposefully inaccurate as the XMAX 300
it's, quite frankly, ridiculous
and THAT'S why i have 2 different phones with the one on the right showing GPS-accurate speed
i'm glad to hear that the inaccuracy of the speedo has NOT "infiltrated" that of the odometer
thank you for replying here
i know what you are saying
by the way... THERE IS NO LAW that says that
my 2020 hyundai palisade is 100% accurate
so is my wife's 2019 acura rdx
even my daughter's 2009 hyundai santa fe is 100% on the money with accuracy
in fact... my cars have always been
i've owned 9 bmw motorcycles.... many years ago they were 4-6% "optimistic" but the new ones are COMPLETELY ACCURATE
the truth is having the speedo INACCURATE is an UNNECESSARY distraction while riding and trying to maintain a speed in any zone
yamaha needs to fix that
by the way... my kymco like.... is 100% accurate
so... i think the point is clearly made
Have to agree to disagree, IMO it's a non-issue, running 4 or 5kmh under the posted speed is very low on my priority list of riding a bike and never, ever bothered me.
Yamaha has always had the reputation for having an 'optimistic' speedometer. It's been widely known for years. Below 40, mine(all 3 of them) are off by maybe 1mph. At a GPS 60 mph they're off by approx. 10%. If it really bothers someone, there are various speedometer healers available. Strangely though, the Yammers odometers are just about spot on.
So, I have read that more motorbike collisions/accidents are with objects in front of the bike rather than behind. However, I just got my first road bike last summer. It was a bit unnerving first time I had it on the interstate highway, unaware of speedo issue, everybody passing me while I thought I was doing 70 mph. Still, I m really liking this new xmax!
I'll just leave this here: A $12 bicycle speedo purchased at your local Wally-world can be made to be almost perfectly accurate. There is no reason why a scooter shouldn't be.
it's pure stupidity they are doing this
no other manufacturer does it
no more euro-excuses of saving speeding tickets
JUST GIVE US THE ACCURATE SPEED LIKE EVERY OTHER SCOOTER/MOTORCYCLE/CAR/BUS/TRUCK/VAN/MOTORHOME ON EARTH
wake up yamaha and fix this issue