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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 09:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've decided to name it "Toothless."



I expect this to be a LOT more reliable than that POS BMW scooter I had, even if it is less powerful. It can still do 90 mph on the highway and it actually has even more storage space under the seat than the Beemer did, too.

Best part: 75 mpg on REGULAR, unleaded gas. That means more than 200 miles out of the 3.5 gallon tank, too.
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Ourdee
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 01:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It looks like a sex toy...ehrr...I mean that's a sexy scooter. Ya, that's what I meant batman.
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86129squids
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Burnout!!!
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 02:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm getting to the point where a "City Bike" starts to look really attractive. Especially if it gets 75 MPG on 87 ROM.

Excuse my ignorance, but what make & model is it?
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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 03:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's a 2019 Yamaha XMAX. Check out some of the online reviews, that's what sold it for me.
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Gschuette
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yamaha scooters are special to me. Nice ride!
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Jaimec
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 02:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just raised the windshield up to the higher of two positions and installed a Kaoko throttle lock. All of the pieces came in for the luggage rack/top box so I'll have those installed when I bring it in for the break-in oil change.
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86129squids
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The "tuning forks company" do great work. I grew up a Suzook kid, after all these years Yamaha makes the best "rice" from what I've seen. Also some of the most innovative and interesting designs.

Still miss my FZ700, and especially my RZ350...
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 07:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

With the addition of this scooter, I have now owned more Yamahas (5) than any other brand. I've owned four BMWs, three Buells, two Zeros and a Kawasaki.
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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Since none of us can leave well enough alone, here is a photo of the way it looks today:

Toothless


Close-up of some of the updates:
Kaoko Throttle lock to make longer rides easier

Kaoko Throttle Lock


Yamaha "Comfort Saddle"

Comfort Saddle


30L Top Case "Supplemental Storage"

30L Top Case


And finally the Cellphone mount with USB-connector


(Message edited by jaimec on April 28, 2019)
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Tootal
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Including dirt bikes I've had seven Yamaha's. All pretty much bulletproof! Good choice for a nice commuter!
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