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Yamaha XC155 (SMax) thread

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Chillis, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Long timer

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    I used a battery tender junior on my HD bagger and the battery lasted 12 years, unbelievable, I have it on my smax now, I know the fuel injection doesn't like low voltage, even a bit low,
  2. Moat

    Moat Been here awhile

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    Yep, same here - Battery Tender Jr. on my YZF600r - OEM Yuasa battery was 15 yrs old and still started right up when I sold the bike.

    Bob
  3. AJ32162

    AJ32162 Been here awhile

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    I always use a battery tender. I have 5 years on my OEM SMax battery and it starts like the day it was purchased.
  4. DandM

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    Wife & I took a nice country ride with our Versys X, and Yamaha S a few days ago; before this cold snap.
  5. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Long timer

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    Nice, this is me in the back yard making a path for my dogs, sure wish I was out riding, might be a little while.

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  6. ScooterJon

    ScooterJon Been here awhile

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    Went on a Goodwill clothes donation run. Bag fit perfectly. A flat load floor definitely comes in handy.

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  7. YamRZ350

    YamRZ350 Been here awhile

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    Tight valves will cause hard starting..
  8. ken robert

    ken robert Been here awhile

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    Bet the battery is weak. Been there where below about 45 my Smax would crank but not catch. New battery solved it. The scooter fires immediately.
  9. Hthr

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  10. Hthr

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    Hi All, Above is Gypsy Blue. She's a 2017 SMAX that I bought brand new last winter (2019), picked up last April. I had the dealer get the painting done - she used to be all black. I love how the colour turned out. I send a standard paint patch by email to the dealer and said "have them aim for this colour". It might be a shade or two off, but I don't care! It's not like they could match my computer settings to see what I see! I've got about 1100km on the odometer, not much riding last summer for a lot of reasons including a nail in the rear tire requiring replacing (and the requisite time required for bike shops to do work during good weather). She's great! Once I realized that, unlike a "geared" bike, I need to do all of my accelerating at once, then back off when I'm at the speed I'm aiming for, it made more sense and she was MUCH more fun to ride. On one excursion on a secondary road (80kmh limit) I looked down and I was going 127kmh per the speedometer, with the tach not much higher than 8000 (9000 being the red line?). Ooops, quickly slowed back to 100kmh like everyone else LOL. It's quite comfortable to cruise at 100kmh. This summer I'm going to look into getting some seat adjustment done. It's just plain uncomfortable. There's a local auto upholsterer who also does motorcycle seats and he comes well-recommended by gals I used to ride with. This scooter is MUCH lighter than my 2013 Honda CB500X (Floyd) that I used to have. I don't find the seat height to be an issue for me (29" inseam, 31" seat height) because it's not that heavy as Floyd was to lean over to flat foot on one side when stopping for a light. I couldn't do that with Floyd and had to get a lowering kit for him.
    The last time I went to start Gypsy Blue at the storage place I couldn't get her started. I took the battery out (far easier than I thought it would be!), brought it home and charged it. It took quite a while to charge so clearly it was low. I haven't had a day of +7C or better weather since then to go try the fully charged battery out to see if it was just that as the problem. I'm hoping I don't have to buy another battery...or anything more than that!!
  11. ScooterJon

    ScooterJon Been here awhile

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  12. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Long timer

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    Ya good colour scheme Hthr thinking of painting some of my 2016 ,it's black and gunmetal grey ,has a couple of rub spots from straps.
  13. Hthr

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    Hi Twinrider, my BF and I are planning a Japan trip in 2021. I would LOVE!!!LOVE!!! to tour the Yamaha factory - it's in Iwata, right? How does a person make that happen? My Japanese reading skills are very new - I haven't learned all of the hiragana and katakana yet let alone Kanji, but I know enough to see you're from Japan. :)
  14. The Virginian

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    Amazing paint job and kind of cool to have a one of a kind.

    Eric

    PS: Welcome to ADV Battle scooters!
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  15. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I didn't arrange it. The event was set up by a guy here with factory contacts and it was held to honor another buddy whose FJR had 300,000 km on it. Don't think they do it normally.
  16. niknok9

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    Transmission breather hose,to lower transmission pressure.if you have bigger cylinder block this is recommended. C295D093-DAA8-4020-87D3-157F02F57DDD.jpeg
  17. niknok9

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  18. Chillis

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    I wouldn't mind having one of these bikes again. Big time overachiever.

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  19. Fiftygrit

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    Niknok did that rear shock get rid of the harsh ride in the rear, the front fork are pretty abrupt also, wish they had pre load and rebound dampning
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  20. niknok9

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    Yes bro,stock shocks of smax is stiff compare to this adjustable,stock shocks is good only for atleast 1-2 years of riding.ill show you pics why you need to upgrade your shocks specially when your a heavy rider.the bracket that holds the shock on the frame is not that heavy duty.so when your shock absorb heavy impact it might damage your shock bracket on the frame E668913B-7104-4B53-A0F2-5C5332CA350D.jpeg 9186B689-8D6D-4982-BFA4-3B76BCF878FB.jpeg
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