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Old 07-10-2008, 08:04 PM   #61
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That's not funny at all I was pulled over by a Policeman when he saw that only one light was working out of two on my Zuma. When I showed him that they switched when you selected high or low he smiled and said "What a stupid design" Anyway the TMAX lights will not be as intense as the Majesty because only one bulb will be on vice 2. This really seems like a step backwards. I am going to get one anyway (TMAX) but I will be looking for a Conversion kit to make it match the Majesty's lighting.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:55 AM   #62
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Even if you convert them to HID you'll only have one on when using low beam because unlike H4 there's no dip function -- the high beam is permanently positioned at a higher angle.

There is a kit around that makes the high beam function with the low, but at a much lower than normal brightness. That might keep nosy cops at bay but wouldn't add much light to the road.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:46 PM   #63
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Even if you convert them to HID you'll only have one on when using low beam because unlike H4 there's no dip function -- the high beam is permanently positioned at a higher angle.

There is a kit around that makes the high beam function with the low, but at a much lower than normal brightness. That might keep nosy cops at bay but wouldn't add much light to the road.
I just found out that when the Tmax high beams are selected the low beams stay on. This is different than the Zuma that had one or the other on. Looking forward to skypowersports calling me to come get my Tmax soon. Maybe next week if I am lucky
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:28 AM   #64
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Yup, with H7s the low beam stays on with the high. I still wasn't impressed with the light though, and converted both to HID.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:37 AM   #65
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Yup, with H7s the low beam stays on with the high. I still wasn't impressed with the light though, and converted both to HID.
How much does that run and how many parts does this HID kit come with. The Standard Halogen lights on my Majesty are fine. When I get the Tmax I'll see how the lights are and if not up to snuff then I'll upgrade to HID Zenon's if I remember correctly.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:48 AM   #66
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If you do mostly town riding you might be ok with the stock lights. I do a lot of riding on dark country roads so I needed the HIDs.

Prices for HID kits vary tremendously depending on the brand. This isn't an endorsement of his products -- I've never bought from him -- but this guy's been active in the Vendor forum.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309439
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/singl...-21_22_31.html
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #67
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If you do mostly town riding you might be ok with the stock lights. I do a lot of riding on dark country roads so I needed the HIDs.

Prices for HID kits vary tremendously depending on the brand. This isn't an endorsement of his products -- I've never bought from him -- but this guy's been active in the Vendor forum.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309439
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/singl...-21_22_31.html
Thanks that is very good information. Going to research it. I find it interesting that Yamaha has better lights on the 400CC Majesty than they do on the 500 CC and more expensive By 2k dollars Tmax. Most of my riding is on a long country road with lots of animal traffic so I am assuming that I will need the HID lights. The stock lights on the Majesty were excellent better than most cars and truck that I have owned....
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:36 PM   #68
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Is this what they look like?
Yes but you'd need a fast camera to get that shot
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #69
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This is mine guys, i am in the UK, its a fantastic machine and for those that think its slow, your gonna be surprised as have many a sportbike rider i have annhilated in the twistys with! and yes, it maybe marginally slower than the burgman 650 but it makes up for it in handling, it trounces it!

Very nice I think when I get mine I will order the UK turn signal kit to replace the lollipops that we are getting on the US model....
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:01 PM   #70
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This is mine guys, i am in the UK, its a fantastic machine and for those that think its slow, your gonna be surprised as have many a sportbike rider i have annhilated in the twistys with! and yes, it maybe marginally slower than the burgman 650 but it makes up for it in handling, it trounces it!

The new T-Max has just gone on sale in Japan. With 38 crank HP hauling a curb weight of 222kg I don't it'll be annihilating too many sport bikes unless they're being ridden by morons
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:06 PM   #71
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really.......

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The new T-Max has just gone on sale in Japan. With 38 crank HP hauling a curb weight of 222kg I don't it'll be annihilating too many sport bikes unless they're being ridden by morons
I think that was exactly scooterboy's point!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:15 PM   #72
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The biggest surprise is the MSRP of 945,000, nearly a grand more than in the States despite the fact that it's made here
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:24 AM   #73
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The new T-Max has just gone on sale in Japan. With 38 crank HP hauling a curb weight of 222kg I don't it'll be annihilating too many sport bikes unless they're being ridden by morons
I think you just answered you own question there twinrider. All too often they are ridden by morons!
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:13 AM   #74
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I like the T-Max concept. Just wish Yamaha would step up to the plate and put a TDM900 motor in it
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:10 AM   #75
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Just got an email from a friend who works in a PowerSports network MC store - says they're taking delivery of a TMax this afternoon.

Going to go check it out after work...
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