Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by muddyfox » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:21 am

8500rpm well it's now August where's our update please ?
Hopefully good news.
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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by JustToSayHi » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 am

Hi guys, !

I’m in France and I created an account just to share some info.

Last week I bought a preowned DX Tmax, and the exact same thing the OP described happened to me.

I got the Tmax to my friend who runs a garage, the Vodafone box was faulty. Since it’s August (vacation etc...), his mechanic suggested to shunt the Vodafone and wait for September to order a new box.

He did it & now I can start & enjoy my Tmax without this s***** Vodafone box. I hope the new one will be updated!

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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by muddyfox » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 am

JustToSayHi firstly welcome. Could you please explain
"suggested to shunt the Vodafone".
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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by JustToSayHi » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 am

Hi,

By shunting the Vodafone box I mean he rerouted the wires so the start doesn’t need to be validated first by the box. Just a kind of neutralisation if you want

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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by MrGrumpy » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:01 pm

Sounds the best suggestion so far!! Pretty poor by the Swedish Yamaha garage or Yamaha not to work out this workaround. I think I'd leave it 'neutralised' permanently....

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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by muddyfox » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:17 pm

JustToSayHi wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 am
Hi,

By shunting the Vodafone box I mean he rerouted the wires so the start doesn’t need to be validated first by the box. Just a kind of neutralisation if you want
Thank you for your quick explanation.
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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by JustToSayHi » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:25 pm

You’re welcome! I’ve owned all the Tmax models, and I must say that i’m less and less confident with all these electronic mess, keyless system included: just have a look at the manual procedure when the keyless is down, it really sounds like a joke - open the seat 3 times, slap your face, make a flip - ok I’m exaggerating, but still, I regret the good old key...

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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by MrGrumpy » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:40 pm

JustToSayHi wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Y less confident with all these electronic mess, keyless system included: just have a look at the manual procedure when the keyless is down, it really sounds like a joke - open the seat 3 times, slap your face, make a flip - ok I’m exaggerating, but still, I regret the good old key...

You aren't exaggerating much....doing it under stress by the roadside would be a farce!

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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by Greyerbeard » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:46 am

Well having read through this whole thread for the first time, I have to say...
a) Thank goodness the XMax 300 doesn't have this nonsense installed (the keyless system appears to be quite enough faff, compared to just sticking a key in a keyhole and turning it).
and b) I'm glad I've never bothered getting a smartphone!
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Re: Tmax DX Dead! Won't start

Post by tmaxrobbo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 am

I love the keyless thing. You can open the seat without having to turn the bike off . When I had a problem with a stiff ignition key I was told it would need a complete ignition system £1500 !! I graphite greased it and in the end PX'd it for the Mk6


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