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Old 04-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #2176
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Hey guys,

Just got my PUIG fender put on and thought you guys might want to see it. Anyway here she is.





Thanks,
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:01 AM   #2177
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I expected to be harrassed by guys riding HD's but NEVER did I expect to be harrassed about my Tmax from owners of other scooters! Its kinda tough to listen to a guy riding a 150cc Chinese scooter cutting down and making fun of my Tmax, or the posers that ride the Burgman,,
That's strange and a bit bizarre. FWIW, I have two Tmaxes (a Mk2 from 2004 and a Mk3 from 2008) plus a standard 2002 Burgman 650 and an extremely unusual one. Pics here: http://bikeweb.com/image/tid/18
video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfS3ZYwWk1E

I don't get much grief off fellow riders, whatever they ride, and if I do, I soon shut them up by telling them what these scooters are capable of, and that I've taken them to the limit without falling off on circuits all over the UK and France, including Le Mans.....Then I point out how much shopping I can carry down at the supermarket and the fact that I can stow all my riding gear on board and don't have to carry it around with me when I park.

I also pass HDs all the time and have never, ever, been passed by one!

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #2178
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:38 AM   #2179
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Hi,

Does anyone know how much gear-oil do I need? A link to a PDF manual would be helpful too.

Cheers for any assistance.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:51 AM   #2180
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Hi,

Does anyone know how much gear-oil do I need? A link to a PDF manual would be helpful too.

Cheers for any assistance.

Andy
700 ml
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:01 AM   #2181
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Hi,

Does anyone know how much gear-oil do I need? A link to a PDF manual would be helpful too.

Cheers for any assistance.

Andy
This is a good series on TMax maintenance if you haven't watched it...

http://youtu.be/CK-CH5lMztk
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #2182
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700 ml
Thanks. It turns out that the dipstick is the only guide I need. I';; try 700ml anyway and see where I go. In case any one wants to know what drives the TMax ....

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #2183
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Thanks. It turns out that the dipstick is the only guide I need. I';; try 700ml anyway and see where I go. In case any one wants to know what drives the TMax ....
I thought you knew about the dipstick and just wanted to know how much to buy. Why on earth did you take the final drive down to that level? Curiosity or bad bearings?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #2184
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Haha ... took off the cover to give it a new paint job
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:37 AM   #2185
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TMAX XP 500 right rear seat panel SILVER P/N 4B5-21721

Hi Guys,

I recently bought the above part and it is the wrong colour for my TMax so I am selling on. These are quite hard to come by second-hand. I have it listed on eBay at the moment but i'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a direct link?

Here is a pic of the part, I am looking for 89 (they are 170 new)

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:22 PM   #2186
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TMAX engine is over heating!!!

Hello all,

I've had my TMAX for a few months now and I purchased it when it only had 30 miles on it. It currently has about 3k miles and after my last ride, I noticed that the engine temp gauge was climbing passed the normal needle position. Then I heard the fans turn on and that's when I decided to park the bike. I wasn't riding longer than 5 miles while the engine was really hot so I don't think there is any damage to the gaskets or head. That is something I'll have to check.

So in troubleshooting an engine heating problem, what can I do? I was thinking of the following but wanted to pick the brains of other TMAX riders out there.

- Remove the thermostat and put it in a boiling pot of water to see if it opens.

Other than that, what can I do to troubleshoot? Note, this is not the fuel pump issue that has been noted on this and other forums.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #2187
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That might be normal. I've had the fans kick on sitting in traffic and they've shut off shortly after. Some people have had overheating problems but I've been lucky. The fans don't necessarily mean a problem, just that the weather is getting warmer.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #2188
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Thanks for the input elamofo. I should add that after letting the engine cool, I rode it again only to see the temp gauge rise close to the highest point (and the fans kick in again). So it can't be just that the weather is warm (normally 75 degrees around this time of the year), but that something is wrong with the cooling system.

I'll be taking off all the body panels to access the thermostat. While those body panels are off, I'd like to see what other methods are available for troubleshooting the cooling system on these bad boys.

I miss my tmax so much right now. I have 3 scooters total, but this is the only freeway legal one and I use it to commute to work. Since it has been down, I've been driving to work and unable to sit in the carpool lane :(. Plus the weather is so nice right now, I just want to ride!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:53 AM   #2189
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Yeah, that's high. Mine temperature us usually right around the middle of the gauge. The fans kick on when it's just over, and turn off when it's just under. Never went all the way up, knock on wood. Good luck, keep us updated.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #2190
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Bigwheelsturning is the TMAX wrenching guru, he hangs out in the TMAX forum on the MajestyUSA.com site.
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