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 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride

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PostSubject: 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride   Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:02 pm

Cranked out a 162 miles today about 50 / 60 on a TMax. TMax, sat taller, handlebars lower, tach not as ez to read, larger wheels, step through not as ez as the S'Wing but ok, speed vs tach reading about the same, power feeling about the same but the S'w felt quicker off the line but that's subjective. My ridding buddy liked my seat and butt / backrest over his Corbin seat that came with his deal, I thought the Corbin was ok but a back rest we both agreed would make it better, both had Airhawk pads. I don't know what his mpg was but mine was 56.972408 mpg. This was on everything from park roads to a short stint on a 4 lane section with county state and township roads thrown in for good measure. All in all a great day ride.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride   Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:13 pm

I had new TMAX----handles better than Silverwing, better balanced and much faster-----sold mine as the miles piled up, thinking of high maint. costs. Was enjoyable bike.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride   Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:25 pm

I'm a big Yamaha fan but never road a T-MAX. Looked at few, nice then looked at Maint. for a valve adjustment. WOW much to take apart and a weekend worth no way... Like the large wheels though.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride   Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:26 am

Mech 1 twa wrote:
I'm a big Yamaha fan but never road a T-MAX.  Looked at few, nice then looked at Maint. for a valve adjustment.    WOW much to take apart and a weekend worth no way...  Like the large wheels though.

The larger wheels smoothed the ride a bit however the larger wheels also had me in a different position when it came to stopping, S'Wing feet flat knees bent, TMax feet flat but standing up. Not a deal killer but the more I s'wing the better I like it. The valve adjustment would probably have it in a friends shop.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride   Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:25 pm

From my friend with the TMax I rode.

VERY involved procedure. It would be a winter project if I decide to tackle it. A couple of guys on the site have done it and although not really difficult nor expensive it is time consuming. sixteen hours is the consensus among home mechanics and the shops aren’t far from that either. A few have said the exhausts were a bit tight, but the majority have said no adjustments were needed at the 26,000 mile check. Mr. Max is not recognized for it’s ease of maintenance and fortunately he requires very little of it. 99% of the work is Tupperware removal and replacement. Yamaha is an expert when it comes to stuffing five pounds of crap in a two pound package.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 S'Wing and a TMax ride   Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:01 am

Iam on my second Silver wing, I also had a Burgman400(that was seventeen years old). The Burgman was scrapped last year, and I have been looking for a replacement. I tried an XMax 400 good enough bike but too high , for me(I was on tip toe when stopped) and thought I was going to drop it. After watching videos of the Cruisym300 on you tube, I visited dealers, and found a Cruisym sat on it and it "felt right", no test ride available. Bought one in May. Now done 2580 km on it. After running it in it cruise happily at 50/60 mph and touches 90mph at a push, average 88mpg. My opinion a smaller version of the Silver wing and a joy to ride, anyone looking for a lighter, more economical bike a great alternative
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