New Xmax 300 !

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

  1. eakins

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    You can't tell from the pics but it's a bar not a tray. I saw one installed in person and it was a mounting bar and a USB charge port. Second I saw it I knew it was a mount bar.

    My pic is back in the thread, but it looks like those other pics.

    Ram has strap style bar clamps and bolt on bar clamps as do other companies.
  2. troels

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    Ah, I think I get it. So the closest bit on the pic is just the bar with nothing below it. The angle of the pic is misleading me.

    Okay I found this thing now https://taiwanbigscootershop.com/co...phone-holder-multi-function-integrated-system


    And now I found an installation video:


    Looks simple, think this might be worth going for. The alternative would be the "Stay" and mount something like this which looks really good:

    https://www.rokform.com/collections...e-8-pro-series-motorcycle-handlebar-mount-kit
  3. eakins

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    Those will all work. That top mount concept is done with alot of motos. You'll need to wire a USB outlet some how too (drill a hole in a panel or run a USB cable with waterproof make end) as phone only batteries do not last on phone Navi apps.

    Heck you could just bolt a Ram ball base plate anywhere you want (even above the gauges) and use an arm and mount.

    There are tons of options out there, the Yamaha option just offers a bar and power supply well integrated.
  4. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    Yes I have completed 300plus mile days on secondary roads and wasn't unhappy with the bike
  5. eakins

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    seat was 300 mile comfy?
  6. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    It was good not great but not something I would replace just yet hoping for a break in
    I hope that's not too vague but I haven't even considered changing the first thing about the xmax
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  7. eakins

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  8. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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  9. eakins

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    any buffeting off the top lip?
  10. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    I usually wear a adv style helmet with a bill and it doesn't try to shake my head to the point of notice for me
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  11. klaviator

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    I finally got to see one of these person when I stopped by my local Yamaha dealer today. I seemed pretty comfortable to me. I'm 6-2 and it felt roomy enough. Seat to knee clearance was a little tight but better than my Smax or Majesty.

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    Too bad my garage is already full!
  12. MisterMichael

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    Greetings folks,
    This looks like a great forum and my first post due to my interest in the Xmax 300. It has been over 20 years since I took 2 wheels on the road but look forward to it. The BV 350 and the Xmax are currently a toss up.
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  13. gtb75

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    Got mine today! I am coming from a 2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 (Sym Cabo 150 before that). Initial impressions are extremely positive... Much more power than the Burgman, much better seat, and better legroom are the things that immediately stand out. One thing you do notice is that you sit quite a bit higher. I am right around 6' with a 30" inseam and I can't quite flat foot it. The up side of that is you have better visibility - and are more visible. Extremely happy so far! Here are a few pics:

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  14. Jim T

    Jim T Been here awhile

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    That is a great looking scooter! Will be looking forward to a ride report.

    Jim
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    It might be a little while since the Chicago area is returning to our regularly scheduled winter later this week. That being said initial impressions are really positive. I started out looking at the 2018 Burgman 400 when I stumbled across the Xmax. I think Suzuki is going to have a tough time selling the new B400 at $8099 against this at $5599 considering that the Xmax has more tech/features and similar storage space. Yes there is a displacement/power difference in favor of the B400 but the B400 is also 80 lbs heavier, so that may negate a lot of it. I looked at both in detail (dealer had both) and felt the Yamaha was a much better buy.
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  16. MisterMichael

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    Hard for me to accept the huge rear on the Xmax but it was comfortable to sit and plenty of clearance from my knees to the handlebar. I'm 5-11. No time for a test ride, so I'll need to do that. Problem is 8.5% sales tax, license/registration and those extra dealership fees they throw at you. I'll need to be impressed in order to throw money at it. When I was a young man, I rode Vespas and became familiar with maintenance. Those were 70's models. Nothing like what is out there today. Nice pics gtb75. Thats a good looking scooter.
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    Please let us know about freeway handling and power.
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    Welcome to ADV and Battle Scooters for that matter. Please post up what you land on and we look forward towards your contributions!

    Eric
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  19. The Virginian

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    Congratulations! That's a mighty fine looking scoot and looking forward towards your riding impressions.

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  20. MisterMichael

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    I don't know. $6500 out the door is quite steep. I'd definately need to do a test ride before any agreement.