The battery is local from http://www.rce.com.tw/ and it was a bit over 200 USD. The shop had NO IDEA how to explain the broken parts or what they were called in English. I just googled "Sprag Clutch" and sure enough, that is what it is. Mine was.....um.....how to put this......non functional is the nicest way. When I tried to start the bike it would make a strange grinding noise and not start. Also I recently put a Diablo on the back and an Angel on the front. They don't make a Diablo for the front size. Other than that, all I have done is put KMs on it and fuel in it.
The Smax and Tmax are both something special in most every category: ride, comfort, power, styling and fun. When you are driving one, you know it and you smile. You smile when you look at it. The Xmax looks like every other 300/400 and while the ride is fine, the bike disappears underneath you when you drive it. It isn't bad looking and it is Yamaha quality, but it is missing the magical wow POW that the S and T have. It is a bike you buy stock, leave stock and just commute with. A business bike, or a bike for your dad, a Toyota Camry.
it is a Kymco Racing King 180. 175cc local bike, ABS and already has a USD fort on the front. Not too shabby at all, driver just got it this week. If it were mine, I would have the engine half replaced by now.....
It is doing great with the only issue is it is hard on batteries. Because of the increased...um...everything in the engine the stock battery physical size, combined with battery choices here in Taiwan, result in a huge strain on the battery during startup. No biggie, batteries are cheap.
It is about time for new tires. Currently I have Bridgestones without complaint but the current popular tire of the day here is some Michelin. Not sure what I will end up with. I leave for a trip to Thailand in a few days (so I will be driving the Honda PCX while there), when I get back I will go tire shopping. Anybody have suggestions? I do city and twisty mountain roads, no highway, and I do not ride in the wet/rain very often.