New Xmax 300

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Normsthename
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:49 pm

I fitted the Kappa / Givi Screen today :)
Fitting is just a straight replacement so dead easy.
The screen is 205mm taller than the original and it is tall!
I am 5’ 10” and the screen is at least 2” (50mm) too tall, I was looking thru’ it.
Apart from the tall height the screen works really well.
I will see about cutting some off the screen at the weekend, I have cut a few down so it does not worry me!
If that does not work I will cut it down further and fit a Givi Airflow to it :)

Andy
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2012 Renault Twizy - Electric 4 wheeled Scooter with a roof :D

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:27 pm

I’ve read a few posts about Adjusting the handlebars.
What is the standard position of the bars from the factory?

Andy
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Ralph » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:21 am

Back nearer the rider,
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Argyll » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:00 am

Having taken my new Forza 300 to show it to the guys at the local Yamaha dealership they suggested that I take out their Xmax 300 demo just to see how the bikes compare and, of course, I found that they were both very similar and both good bikes.

I only had the Xmax for half an hour so hardly enough time to make a proper comparison although I've not done that many miles on the Forza either so that hopefully balances out any natural bias that I might have for the bike that I actually own.

Anyway, I immediately loved the Xmax seat. It's a great design and very comfortable. Sadly, and this would stop me buying one, it's just too high for me (29” inseam). However, on the move, it's excellent. We discussed this afterwards and there's probably a way round this, or likely to be at some point in the future. The Forza seat is just a bit lower, or certainly feels lower, and is right on my comfort limit.

Performance wise, you certainly notice that the Yamaha spins up quicker than the Forza . Maybe I was giving it a bit more throttle than I would on my new Honda but it's certainly no slouch and gets up to motorway speeds really quickly. Sounds a bit noisier than the Forza which is either good or bad, depending upon what you like. Handling feels very similar on both bikes and I think that the Xmax rear suspension might be a bit better although the extra padding in the seat maybe just gives that impression. I'm pretty sure that it is better though as the Honda is fairly basic. I was a bit concerned about the feet position on the Yamaha which tends to splay out as you bring your feet back – maybe the tunnel is wider at that point. It's not the kind of thing which makes that much difference but it is noticeable.

In terms of overall comfort when on the move I did feel that the Xmax was a slightly more compact bike with a little less bulk in front of the rider. This makes it slightly more draughty and, again, you could see this as a plus or a minus. The screen works well and I would be more than happy with it if I wasn't already sold on the Forza's electric set up. For most people this is probably a minor issue, the main thing being that the screens on both bikes are very effective.

So, both bikes are great scoots. The quality of the finish is excellent and they both look great. I probably prefer the Forza because of the seat height and the screen although the extra power of the Xmax is an attraction.

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:35 pm

I fitted my Optimate Battery lead today. :)
Firstly, don’t do what I did and remove the screen and brackets, you don’t need to...... :oops:
All was not lost removing the screen because I could see that there are two grooves in the plastic and you can actually see the battery inside.
So after removing the plastic I routed the Optimate lead up the left slot and then up the left hand side of the screen viewed from the front.
The Optimate plug sits nicely in the gap between the plastic and screen with enough slack to pull it out for charging.

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:35 pm

I fitted my Optimate Battery lead today. :)
Firstly, don’t do what I did and remove the screen and brackets, you don’t need to...... :oops:
All was not lost removing the screen because I could see that there are two grooves in the plastic and you can actually see the battery inside.
So after removing the plastic I routed the Optimate lead up the left slot and then up the left hand side of the screen viewed from the front.
The Optimate plug sits nicely in the gap between the plastic and screen with enough slack to pull it out for charging.
I don’t ride in bad weather but the plug does have a weather proof cover

Andy
2018 Yamaha Xmax 300
2012 Renault Twizy - Electric 4 wheeled Scooter with a roof :D

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Ralph » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:13 pm

Must fit mine it has been standing for about 5 weeks due to me having a chest infection been out on it for the first time today,
it fired up ok,
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Normsthename » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:44 pm

That was what I was worried about, not been on the scoot for at least 3 weeks :oops:
I was surprised that once I plugged the Optimate in it was showing a full charge less than two hours later, so it was not that discharged.
I didn’t know what effect the Keyless Ignition would have on the battery state.

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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by orange1290 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:57 pm

I've left mine for 2 months and it started like it was used the day before, no battery tender connected. Very strong battery and turnover,
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Re: New Xmax 300

Post by Snail » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:09 am

Not a xmax, but my sh300 keyless was left for 5 months with battery disconnected while away, started ok on return without even charging?
Was concerned about disconnecting battery but dealer said it would be fine and it was


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