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« on: December 31, 2017, 07:10:46 PM »

Hi guys!

Got got first two wheeler less than 3 months ago (a 2006 Burgman 400)
3 weeks later, spotted a 2009 Tmax, and made the switch!
Great scooter, good ride quality, very nimble.

I recently created a facebook group, San Francisco Bay Area Maxi Scooters
please join if you live in the bay!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/163285897616289/

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 11:16:04 PM »

Welcome! Glad to see you with a Tmax; you'll never go back!

There are very inexpensive/easy upgrades you can do to your Tmax that will make an improvement almost as great as going from your Burgman 400 to the Tmax was!

1.) Brake pads. Replace the organic OEM pads with sintered ones and shorten your braking distances by about 20%. They will be powerful enough now to "two-finger" brake, giving you a better grip on the handlebars and better control. That has saved my butt many times over!

2.) Change to adjustable "Shortie" brake levers with Grip Puppies. Much better braking feel and inexpensive.


3.) Dr. Pulley Sliders for the variator. Changing to 16 gram sliders will upgrade your acceleration from stop and mid-range passing power to equal that of a 2016 Tmax 530, and actually increase your mileage. All for under $100.

4.) Brighter H-4 headlamp bulbs. Silvania Silverstar, for example.

5.) Replace the original Bridgestone tires with better ones when time to do so, for the same $.

6.) REPLACE the OEM Windscreen. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Preferences vary, mine is the GIVI Airflow.



7.) Cut-down your rear fender assembly to a cleaner version (FREE), or go all the way and modify it into a Tail Tidy.

FREE Version


With LED Licence Plate ($40)


8.) Raise your backrest up with a Spacer Kit. Helps to lock you in place while riding. Either buy one for around $50, or fabricate for about $12.


9.) Shorten the Alien Antenna rear view mirrors. DIY for about $15.

Comparison; OEM & Shortened



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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 01:34:48 AM »

Welcome to the forum!

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 07:07:27 AM »

Welcome from Athens, Greece.

Ya know, come to think about it... You should've waited a day to join; you could have saved yourself the 2017 fees & dues.   
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 07:28:02 AM »

thanks guys.

skutorr, thx for the tips again. (btw, we already talked on majestyusa)
already upgraded the rear to the pirelli diablo and front is on a 3 year old battlax TH01F

probably should have bought the givi airflow like u suggested.
but cheaped out and got the laminar lip.
I installed it last week but was not completely happy with the result.  (still too much turbulance/buffeting over 70mph)
The problem I think is that it's simply too low (I am 5'11" and sit up straight due to sore back issue)
I will reinstall it again but this time I will raise the tip to the max height. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 05:19:27 PM »

Welcome from Central New York. Recognize you from the majesty site. I think you'll find a much more engaging group here.
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