T Max Mk1 - Why not?

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by capitano » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:10 pm

Scootypuff snr wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Capitano have you tried the silverwing or T max on a long run yet?
Only if you'd like to try mine attending something like the pie n mash to be sure, shout out & see what we can organise.
(Haven't got/had a T max & won't be in the latest guise either as dealer couldn't match my PX price)
Thank you for that very kind offer.

No, I haven't as I'm still a bit compromised at the moment and long runs are out of the question on anything until I've undergone surgery, hopefully later this year.

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by XP500FUN » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:59 pm

I find my silverwing a little better than the MK1 T max leg room wise with the back rest off.

Of course the T max may off been too with its off, but the silverwing feels much more right without it.

You seem to be able to find the odd really nice 2001-2004 ish silverwing in good well looked after order for around 1K, with not too many miles.

And a post 2007 Silverwing with the better MPGs for around £1500 + or so.

I don`t think the Silverwing is as good as the T max in some ways, but the feet down job on a silverwing really makes a difference for me.

Though I miss the odd Hooligan moment on the T max. Going Hooligan on a Silverwing isn`t as easy an option as it needs much more advance warning if you will.

Both great bikes though.

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by capitano » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:15 am

XP500FUN wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Going Hooligan on a Silverwing isn`t as easy an option as it needs much more advance warning if you will.
Probably about the same as going hooligan with this was. :lol:
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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by capitano » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:17 am

Thanks all for your help.

I'm out of the country for a week, now so I'll try not to check in.

Definitely some options to consider ... most definitely.

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by MrGrumpy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:22 am

capitano wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Thanks for the contributions. I'll await Funky's comments, too.

I didn't know that the MK2 was the same dimensionally as the MK1 so that does open up other options. Although the price difference in those local to me is a factor:

- MK1s 18-22k miles, FSH £1200-£1500
- MK2s 38-52k miles no service history £3200-£4000

That price for the mk2 seems wildly excessive! That's the price for a mk3 rather than a mk2 - I bought Funky's super-duper 2009 mk3 for £3250 and Taipan was asking £4k for his heavily modded one. A mk2 -2004-7 should cost around £2000-£2500.

The mk1 and mk2 are exactly the same bodywork and chassis, but with Fuel injection, different forks, twin disks etc. The mk3 (2008-11) is quite different. Worth a try if one comes up - the seat is the same height but they moved other things around eg the bars are lower, which doesn't suit tall people, and there is fractionally less leg room.

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by Liam » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:18 am

horobags wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 am
Liam has recently sold his newer '11 plate t-max because he prefers his mk2.
Yes,It was a 12 plate but it just rode differently,, I never took to it.. The mk2 has been great. I bought it off Craig 9 years ago and had the odd problem but still going strong. The prices of a Tmax go up and down like the price of oil. Here's a cheap one..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-TMax- ... SwAclbkoeJ

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by Jimo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:19 pm

Whoever heard of a 500cc MOPED ? Trash!
It says a lot about the previous owner or seller....


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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by Pukmeister » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:01 am

I think you are getting confused over pricing, or between models.

A year ago I paid £3500 at a Yamaha dealer for a near-mint 2011 white (61 plate) Mk3 with 27k on it, its had a few owners too. I have resolved a few minor issues and modded the variator with Dr Pulleys which has transformed it, plus a genuine yamaha topbox.

Cheap to run and service yourself with basic toolkit.

Several Mk 3's recently around £3k with less miles than mine.

Tmax is an awesome little machine. Get one, whichever suits your budget. Mk3 is my advice.

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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by capitano » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:38 am

MrGrumpy wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:22 am

That price for the mk2 seems wildly excessive! That's the price for a mk3 rather than a mk2 - I bought Funky's super-duper 2009 mk3 for £3250 and Taipan was asking £4k for his heavily modded one. A mk2 -2004-7 should cost around £2000-£2500.

The mk1 and mk2 are exactly the same bodywork and chassis, but with Fuel injection, different forks, twin disks etc. The mk3 (2008-11) is quite different. Worth a try if one comes up - the seat is the same height but they moved other things around eg the bars are lower, which doesn't suit tall people, and there is fractionally less leg room.
Pukmeister wrote:
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I think you are getting confused over pricing, or between models.
Maybe so. I thought this was a MK2 as it is a 2006 model. It's 55 miles away from me and up for £3200.
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Re: T Max Mk1 - Why not?

Post by capitano » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:06 am

Also this one, which it says it's a 2007. I figured that was a Mk2 too. It's up for £3190.
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