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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Chillis, Aug 28, 2014.
Good idea to check it out before you let her go crazy loading it up.
Just ordered the Givi tall windshield from Twisted.
Per installation instructions I see online: it looks like one of the mirrors might be bass ackwards as in righty loosey/lefty tighty.
I personally didn’t fool with adding the mirror extender when installing the Givi windshield. The bike still has full use of the steering without it, it just touches the windshield when at full lock in one of the directions. During normal use, it would never be an issue. Up to you if you think it’s worth the extra step.
Scooter jon mine is the same, never been a problem in 3 years.
Hi guys, I've just subscribed. I live in Taiwan, we have the Smax and it's younger looking brother the "Force". Same bike, motor everything except different body panels. Here's a pic of mine.
Nice like the grey black and red rims.
Great looking SMAX!!
Hit the 600 mile mark on the Smax. Changed the oils and reset the meter this morning. She's broke-in and ready to ride.
Love the red! Don't forget the all important first valve check.
DandM how you liking that tall givi wind screen, I'm afraid my scoot's put away for winter, right at 0c or 32f in the mornings here now.
Easy to install, and more important it works great.
There is a whistle sound now around 40-45 mph after installing the windshield.
Installed the mirror extensions that came with it too. Without the extensions, the mirrors will hit the windshield.
Two up on my 2015
We are just entering prime scooter weather here in Florida and this weekend the weather was just about perfect so I went riding around and discovered some nice suburban areas and even a few fun curvy sections. I also just passed 4K wonderful miles. I love my Smax!
I've spent the last 12 winters in Arizona, riding my scooter, fishing just enjoying life, after last winter 9 weeks in hospital 4 of them in Pheonex, bill well over $600 k can't get travel insurance, well at least none I can afford, no riding this winter, well will be riding my quad plowing snow, I'm jealous of your winter weather for sure. Enjoy.
Put 1500 fun km on my SMAX around town this summer. Just winterized it but there will be few rides here and there on good weather days. Great fun.
I arrived at my snowbird home. My 2015 Smax was put away in locked up storage last April fully serviced. No battery tender. I pulled it out of storage and hit the starter. Dead...kill switch...damn. The scoot fired up and I was off to check tire pressure. Ran smooth and quick like the Smax is known for. Winter? It was 92 here near Palm Desert. Now where's my cue stick?
A picture of my '15 Smax 1850 miles. A winter resort scooter.
I performed the 12,000 mile service at 12.8k on my SMAX. I replaced the spark plug, adjusted the valves, replaced the belt and changed the rollers to sliders.
12g sliders made a noticeable improvement on top end performance. I was able to hit 80 mph indicated at 9k rpm vs. 9.5k rpm. The drawback was that it took forever to pull it that high.
I also tried 11g sliders. They added a slight increase in low end take off speed without affecting original top end performance.
I believe that the biggest improvement was due to the new belt. The top end had been down by a few mph over the last couple thousand miles. I did not accurately measure the new belt vs. the old belt, but it looked to be about 2mm wider than the old belt.
So far, I have left the 11g sliders in place, but may change back for further review.