XMax 300 headlight

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RobiXmax
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XMax 300 headlight

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Hello all
First post for me. Owner of a 2018 XMax 300 since May having returned to biking after a 10 year break and a history of big sports tourers. Generally all really good, impressed so far and great to be back on to wheels. Only a couple of issues. I've caught up with a few of the posts and know this has been mentioned elsewhere but only had my first experience of the headlilght on the homeward commute this week, which takes in unlit b-roads. And boy oh boy it was non-existent! Genuinely concerned its going to be a real problem as I'm planning to commute through the winter but the beam is hopeless on unlit roads. Anyone had simialr experience or even better, know of a fix? Hven't spoken to local dealer yet.

Also coming from bigger bikes, still getting used to the front end which feels a bit vague. Felt a bit of a slide this week on a r'bout even at slow speed. Nothing to worry about I hope...

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Re: XMax 300 headlight

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welcome, i believe the headlight is a built in LED headlight unit so i do not think it can be improved as its a sealed unit i believe. if it is not then you might be able to fit HID kit and as you have a projector style headight the HID should be legal to use in the projector lamp .
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I think someone has fitted auxiliary lights.

It's the only way, I think
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Agreed - it's hopeless; the worst I've ever experienced. I'm heartily glad I don't HAVE to ride in the dark any more.
It has to be wondered if Yamaha ever tested the bike at night...
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I had mine set higher, set on a beam setter and it still does not upset other drivers in fact I still think it is set low
but I can now ride our unlit roads at up to 60 mph, strange stuff LED light how can something so bright not have
a decent beam, A mate as them on a BMW and thinks they are the dogs but the X-max ones are a different design
were the led is in the top and is reflected by the lenses through about 90% maybe more are like this on Yamaha have
tried to reinvent the led light and failed.
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Thanks for the replies all. More thougths on the otherwise excellent X-Max to follow but I'm defintely doing to speak to the dealer about the headlight and might even write to Yamaha Motor Europe for thier response. Without an improvement I can't really safely commute through the winter.

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The dealers service manager said they had written on the service sheet "Head light adjusted higher on request of customer"
weather this will ever get as far as Yamaha I don't know.
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My dealer said it wasn't possible to adjust it...any idea how they did it?
Nothing wrong with LED lights on the Honda Forza!
But overall, I still think the X-Max is excellent...a different animal now it's run in. And the handling SO much better with the 'bars in the forward position.
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I think there is a adjustment on the back of the light unite like most others,
i seem to remember feeling it from under the front of the scoot a small about 8mm bolt in one of those
strange sharp washers, back of the light unite in the middle about 2/3 the way down I think but will
have another look, I agree on the scooter being excellent though best I have ever ridden.
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Hi guys found this on Ebay it should help to see where the adjustment is you are talking about.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-X-MAX ... :rk:1:pf:0

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